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Sponsored by Kent based homebuilder Millwood Designer Homes, Hastings athlete, 36-year old Gail Wright, competed at the 2019 Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championships in Spain on 2nd April, achieving 5th place while competing against 22 other athletes.

Gail, a teacher from Hastings, completed the Pontevedra International Triathlon Union Aquathlon consisting of a 1000 metre swim and a 5k run. In addition to competing, Gail was also raising money for two local charities.

Gail comments: “I got back into swimming around 10 months ago and in that time, I was thrilled to qualify for the Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon. Before the race, I was very nervous about taking part because of the number of talented athletes who I would be competing against. Given the amount of talent, I was aiming to achieve a place in the top half so I was thrilled when I realised I’d achieved 5th place! It was great to receive so much support and sponsorship from the local community. I’d like to thank Millwood for all the encouragement and support.”

Philip Brown, Sales & Marketing Director at Millwood Designer Homes comments: “We were delighted to sponsor Gail in her Aquathlon and think her efforts have been outstanding. At Millwood, we care about the communities we develop in and we hope that our sponsorship will encourage Gail to continue swimming and raising money for her two local charities.”

Having previously built a beautiful collection of homes in Hastings, Millwood Designer Homes has a strong understanding of the area and the engaging community it hosts. Millwood currently has a variety of homes available in Sussex, at Coppice End in Crowborough and The Glebe in Storrington, as well as developments in Kent and Surrey.