Liz is a talented triathlete from Yorkshire who is competing for the Versaille team in the French Grand Prix series and also as an individual in the UK.
Here are her results from her first race in Division 2 in the Grand Prix and also a win and Personal Best time in the Askern 10km.
My first race in D2 (division 2) in France went well, I was a little tired going into, and slept the whole 5hr journey on the team bus on the way the day before. I felt fit; I had a good swim despite the smash fest, because we entered D2 through promotion we got the second to last choice of starting pen!! it was a rubbish starting position.
The swim was in the sea and the town was very pretty. The bike was 5 laps of a 4km circuit which was very technical! I made the 3rd bike pack and rode well, on one of the team bikes, but on the 2nd to last lap almost came off on a corner due to a mechanical, taking out another girl! Eek! This made me pretty nervous for the following corners and I got dropped, not too much of a problem as I caught most of the girls who were in the pack on the run, but it would have been nice to be leading and not chasing.
Learnt some valuable lessons – take my own bike next time!! Also to listen to coach Steve; do not do extra training on an easy week, going in to a race tired is not a very reassuring feeling. All in all a solid performance for my first race of the season, and I did my job of finishing first in our team to keep us in D2. I will head back out in September again to head the team and hopefully keep us in D2.
I was 1st lady in a time of 37.40 a new PB by 1min 39sec, which I did on the same course last year. So happy with this run and has filled me with confidence that this is a good indication of things to come for the rest of the season!