Search

Blooming great win for Claire

10:57 11 July 2014

Claire Bloom celebrates her national success

Claire Bloom celebrates her national success

Archant

Title delight for Buckhurst Hill triathlete

Buckhurst Hill athlete Claire Bloom became a national champion at the weekend as she won her 50-54 age group title at the English Nation Sprint Triathlon Championships.

Bloom competed at the stunning Emberton Park in Buckinghamshire and recorded impressive times in the 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5.5km run to finish with an overall time of one hour, fourteen minutes and one second.

Bloom was delighted with her achievement and conceded she had to dig deep in the event, saying: “This was my first ever national win and comes off the back of my European bronze medal two weeks ago.

“I had to really dig deep, now my coach Dermott Hayes (RG Active Race Team) and I will be focusing on getting me prepared for the world championships.

“I’ll probably do a couple more warm-up races before flying out to Canada at the end of August.”

Bloom’s gruelling experience on the course was all worth it after recording her first ever national win.

She started off with a 750m swim and, despite describing it as brutal, she completed this in 13:31.

Next up was the 20km bike ride, of which Bloom added: “Along the bike course there was a lot of chasing down and battling for position. It was hard not to draft with so many athletes in close proximity.”

Bloom completed the bike section in 35:18 before she embarking on the 5.5km run which she finished in 24:22 to earn her first national triumph.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Ilford Sports News

Yesterday, 18:09
Leyton Orient boss Andy Hessenthaler looks on (pic: Simon O'Connor)

O’s boss far from happy with showing after the interval at Magpies

Yesterday, 18:07
Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the opening goal at Bromley (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Bromley 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 3

Yesterday, 16:57
Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler (pic: Simon O'Connor).

League Two: Notts County 3 (Forte 53, Stead 55, Collins 90+3) Leyton Orient 1 (McCallum 87)

Yesterday, 09:00
Nicky Hunt in action for Leyton Orient at Notts County last season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Andy Hessenthaler will be without one experienced player for the trip to Meadow Lane

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now