athletes represent Britain at triathlon world championships
triathletes from the Burnham-On-Sea area have been selected to
represent Great Britain at the sport's world championships this
athletes, all members of West Country Triathletes, qualified to
represent the country at the ITU Age Group World Championships,
which are part of the World Triathlon Grand Finals being held
in Hyde Park, London from 11-15th September.
local runners will be racing on the same course as the Olympic
Triathlon where Alistair and Jonny Brownlee famously won gold
and bronze medals at London 2012.
are all feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness. It's
an honour to represent the country," Celia Miall, one of
the runners, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
of the runners are in the sprint race, which consists of a 750m
swim in the Serpentine, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run.
Duggan and Jack Plummer will be first off as they compete for
the Male 16-19yr title while Charlotte Rogers will compete in
the female 16-19 group.
Celia, who works as a nurse at Highbridge Medical Centre, will
compete in the 40-44 age group.
are just 25 places for Brits in each age group. These spots are
secured by finishing in the top few places at specific national
qualifying races held earlier this season or by winning a medal
at a previous Championship. The qualifying races have been hard
fought this year with the World Championships being held on home
two other West Country Triathletes are both competing in the Standard
Distance race, which consists of a 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km
Rogers will compete in the 45-49 age group, who has represented
GB in age group races twice before in Duathlon (run/bike/run).
Martin qualified by gaining a Bronze medal at the National Triathlon
Championships in Liverpool.
other WCT member in this race is Jeannie Fry of Brent Knoll who
will compete in the 50-54 age group. Jeannie's training has been
more focussed on long distance, and she won a Bronze medal in
France this year at the World Long Course Championships.
added: "As West Country Triathletes is a small friendly local
club with around 80 members, with most training sessions based
around Cheddar and Burnham, we are very proud to have so many
members on the GB team."
age group races are not being televised but the elite races will
be on BBC and definitely worth a watch as GB are set to win some
medals, particularly in the men's race with the Brownlee brothers
fighting for the World title."