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Halo are super proud to see that Zoe Thomas, triathlete and part time receptionist at their centre in Pyle, has been chosen as a reserve for Team Wales at this Spring’s 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Zoe will join the scores of athletes travelling out with Team Wales, and has to be ready to stand in should either of the two female members of the Triathlon mixed relay team suffer injury or illness. Maintaining the strength in reserve to cope with injury crises is crucial for this level of athletics, and no mean feat for the chosen reserves. The team will be depending on her to be able, experienced and absolutely ready to step up even at the 11th hour.

Zoe was selected after finding she was third in line for the team after qualification events in Aberavon. “It’s an important job as if one person picks up an injury or illness the rest of the team wouldn’t be able to compete,” says Zoe.  As well as training alongside athletes from England and Wales, she’ll be working in the role of a support team member, on call 24/7 to buddy up for training, to help with kit, nutrition, nerves...

“It’s a huge privilege for me,” says Zoe, who’ll be training with Team Wales right up to race day on April 7th, part of a spectacular 11 day event which will see thousands of athletes competing on the world stage.“The Triathlon team are athletes I care about and want to do well, and who I want to support if they need me. It is also the ultimate training camp for me. It falls early in the season and I’ll be coming home to competitions like the European Cup, British Super Series and National Championships. I’m thrilled to have the chance.”