TRIATHLONLIZ Dunlop is preparing for the World Sprint Championships, after gaining a qualifying time at the Big Cow Sprint Triathlon, in Milton Keynes, last month.
The event, comprising a 750m lake swim, 20km cycle and 5.2km run, incorporating the British Sprint Triathlon Championships as well as a qualifier for the World Sprint Championships in New Zealand in October.
While Liz missed out on a podium place in her age group, the vet 55-59 category, she completed the event in 1.20.16 to come fifth, and the time was well within the qualifying standard.
Liz is now keen to up her run training to enable her to improve on her overall performance.
Also competing for a place on the plane to Auckland was junior member Cohan Tyler, who narrowly missed out despite finishing an excellent fifth in the 17-19 age group, in 1.15.23.
Unfortunately, with this being a British Championship event, two of the GB elite junior team competed, making the qualifying time more difficult to achieve. However, Cohan still has an opportunity to qualify for Auckland at the Bristol Sprint Triathlon on July 15.
Natalie Bee, competing in her first open water triathlon, had an excellent swim, coming out of the water in 12.52 in second place in the 20-24 age group category. She finished seventh in her age group in a time of 1.23.14.
Meanwhile, Ben Willis took part in the Jones Lang Lasalle Property Triathlon at Dorney Lake.
This event is open to competitors who work in the commercial property market, with over 2,000 competitors taking part. Ben came 146th in a time of 1.17.54, and 35th in his age group.