It’s never too late as Louise Walker owner of Prioryfield House Business Centre has discovered!
Fencing at Taunton Deane Blades when her sons left for university she helps to run the junior club and stays on each Wednesday evening to fence with the Senior club members herself.
But in November last year one of her colleagues persuaded her to start competing in Veteran competitions (40 +) and with only a few months of competing Louise has qualified for the Veterans World Championships in Cairo in October .
Louise told Tone News: “Hitting a big zero a few years back I had a Bucket List of things I would like to achieve but didn’t see this coming! – It just seems so crazy – I have just ordered my GB tracksuit and get to represent my country. I still can’t quite believe it!”
Louise has upped her training with coach Nat Lewis, is getting additional coaching in Truro with Nickolai Denev – who coached the Bulgarian National Squad and increasing her setting strength and conditioning at a local gym.
All of this will stand her in good stead for the Taunton Flower Show where she is a volunteer Director in charge of Traders – and spends all week running around the 8 acre Vivary Park site helping prepare for this annual event.
You can listen to Louise talking to Tone FM’s Darren Daley below: