20 December, 2022
Eddie Brocklesby is the oldest British woman to have completed an Ironman triathlon at the age of 74. Now ready to take on the RAAM at the age of 80, we welcome Eddie onto the first episode of season 7 of the Outside & Active Podcast.
Dr Edwina (aka Eddie) Brocklesby is the CE/founder of Silverfit Charity and is the oldest British woman to have completed an Ironman triathlon at the age of 74. She has spent the last twenty years taking part in marathons, triathlons and Ironman races across the globe, has represented GB in many European and World triathlon and duathlon championships, cycled in a 4 women relay of over 3000 miles across America and completed five further Ironman triathlonsEdwina founded Silverfit in 2013, a charity devoted to increasing physical activity and social inclusion for older people – having fun.
It has gone from strength to strength and is now a success in 17 venues across 9 London boroughs, with over 500 attending sessions every week, and a high retention rate she puts down to the socialising elementIn April 2018 Brocklesby became a published author with the release of her autobiography, Irongran. Leading to a wide range of coverage on TV, Radio, and in national and local newspapers and multiple magazinesBorn in 1943 Edwina was a social worker for 50 years, educated at the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and then the University of Leicester with a PhD relating to Adoption and Contact in 2009.
Edwina is a mother of three and grandmother of four and in the recent New Year’s Honours list she received the British Empire Medal for services to the Health and Wellbeing of older people.
For more information on Eddie and Silverfit, head to their website here: https://www.silverfit.org.uk/
This weeks conversation with Eddie is extremely high energy and full of laughs - a great way to kick off the first episode of season 7.
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