Winning the Bay Sheffield

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

At the end of 2019, I was really excited to be given the opportunity to compete in the South Australian pro-running event, Bay Sheffield. Running in the 70m Open Women’s and having a reasonable handicap, I was fortunate to win the heats, the semi finals and then the final race. It certainly was a shock for me and I'm still coming to terms with it.

I really appreciated running with such high calibre athletes, including an Olympian.

The Bay Sheffield win has inspired me to continue my training this year, as well as always do my best.

The preparation for this event varied from 5 to 6 training sessions a week including; weights, endurance sessions, fartlek, sprints and block work, which really seemed to pay off in the long run.

I hope to now compete in multiple Surf Life Saving Competitions including the Australian Super Surf League, State Titles and Nationals in Queensland.

Cloe Griffiths
Year 12