Gainsborough duathlete ‘will be lucky to finish’ World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide after injury setback

Amy Grocock
Amy Grocock

A Gainsborough athlete will be lucky to finish the biggest race of her life, after suffering an injury setback.

Amy Grocock will race in the ITU World Duathlon Championship in Adelaide on 18th October, but her hopes of a personal best have been derailed.

She said: “I’ve had a major set back and will be lucky to finish the race.

“I was due to race in September’s London Duathlon, but went out for a run the Thursday before and a few yards down the road my foot started to hurt.”

She pulled out of the London event and an MRI revealed a fractured metatarsal.

“I was absolutely gutted. I have been training for this moment for a year and half,” she said.

“On race day I will be 31 days into this injury. I will hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

Grocock paid tribute to everyone who has helped her quest to compete Down Under.

“Thanks to my fundraisers, GML automotive components, East Midlands Instruments and JB Hair Studio and Steven Speers at Marshal Yard Physiotherapy and Sports Injury.”