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Claire in Bloom for Euro event

PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 July 2015

Claire Bloom was second at the Monster Triathlon in Feltwell

Claire Bloom was second at the Monster Triathlon in Feltwell

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Triathlete warms up for continental competition with second place

Claire Bloom finalised her preparations for the European Sprint Triathlon Championships with a second place finish at the Monster Sprint in Feltwell.

The Buckhurst Hill triathlete was using the race as her final warm-up before the competition in Geneva on July 10.

Bloom completed the opening 450m swim in eight minutes three seconds, which was good enough to see her exit in third.

The bike portion of the race saw competitors cycling 21km over a largely flat and fast course, with Bloom clocking a time of 37.58.

For the final element of the race, the run, the layout could not have been more different from the bike as it was a rather bumpy 4.4km.

But Bloom still recorded a remarkable time of 21.47, which meant she completed the course in 1:09.11 and saw her finish as the second fastest woman.

And while Bloom was ecstatic to earn herself a spot on the podium, she was equally as delighted to have been given the opportunity work on another element of the race, saying: “I was really pleased with the way the race went. It was a last chance to polish up the fourth discipline – transition – and to ensure a smooth mount and dismount from the bike.

“This race has given me the confidence I need to ensure that I have a good race in Geneva. Thanks to my sponsors David Lloyd Leisure I once again have the opportunity to race in a Great Britain shirt.”


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