Maria has been active and sporty all her life. Her main interests are hiking, swimming and cycling. She took up triathlon in 2015, at the age of 51. Owing to injury she now concentrates on mid and long distance open water swimming, and aqua bike (swim bike) an emerging multi-sport in the UK. What she likes about MTC is the encouragement from fellow members to ‘do what one can’ and enjoy it. It really is about the taking part.