Shirley is known as the “Smiler”, due to her happy personality and positive outlook on life. She is from Preston, Lancashire, UK and has 2 children now 24 and 22. Shirley also works full time as a Mental Health Nurse. She has no background in sport but says, “I was ok at hockey at school, but living in the UK the matches were cancelled a lot due to the rain and the grass being waterlogged”. Shirley talks us through her life journey of having no sporting history, to recently coming 2nd in her 7th Ironman.
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