Dorsetecho.co.uk - Full Article
Friday, 24 December 2010
* By Ky Capel
ENDURANCE rider Kirsty Wiscombe is celebrating her most impressive year to date.
After recovering from a life-threatening illness, the 40-year-old defied the odds to finish as the top British rider in the FEI World Open Endurance Rider Rankings – 48th overall – and gain two qualification spots for next year’s European championships.
The Lyme Regis resident’s achievements were then honoured with a host of trophies at the British National Awards.
Reflecting on the past 12 months, Wiscombe said: “It’s been a fantastic year as to get two qualifiers for the Europeans is practically unheard of, especially for an amateur rider like myself.
“I spent all of September 2009 in hospital with gastrointestinal problems, in fact I was in and out of hospital for a total of about 50 days and I nearly died...
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