Published: July 8, 2010
Burnham sportswoman becomes British biathlon champion

A well-known sportswoman in Burnham-On-Sea is celebrating this week after becoming British Modern Biathlon Champion.

Sara Cox-Conklin, who runs Burnham-On-Sea's Swim and Sports Academy with her husband Mark, travelled to Liverpool to take part in the British Modern Biathlon Championships, where she won first place in a gruelling contest.

Having qualified for the event at the South West qualifiers in May, she completed a 100 metre swim followed by a 1,000 metre run in a super-quick time to scoop the top position.

Sara, pictured here during the event, told "It was a tough competition - I am very pleased to become the champion in the Masters Ladies class, particularly because I was junior ladies champion in the same event 26 years ago!"

She is now considering whether she will enter the World Modern Biathlon Championships, which are being held in Dubai this October.


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