Burrows gunning for European triathlon success

Liz Burrows
Liz Burrows
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WAKEFIELD Triathlon Club’s Liz Burrows is targeting success in the European Age Group Championships today, Sunday, following a fine performance against some of the best triathletes in the country.

Burrows lined-up alongside Olympic talent squad athletes in the Blenheim Elite, only the second elite start for the 28 year-old, but she rose to the occasion with an encouraging 16th place finish.

The Wakefield triathlete started with a good 750m swim and a solid 20km bike stage before making up five places with the sixth fastest 5km run of the day.

Burrows said: “It was nerve-wracking lining-up on the start line with some of the UK’s top female triathletes but I was really happy with the result.

“I will be competing in two more British Elite Super Series races, at Canary Wharf this month and in London again during August, and I am hoping for top-10 finishes in both.”

Both Liz and sister Victoria Burrows-Bilton are in Pontevedra, Spain, this weekend to compete in the European Age Group Championships.

The standard distance triathlon today, Sunday, is set to be another demanding one but Liz is in a confident mood, saying: “This is my ‘A’ race this season and I will give it my all.

“I am hoping to improve on my recent results and achieve a top-five finish in my age group.”

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