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17th September 2014

Britcom International sponsored Kathryn Lazenby headed out to The World Championships in Germany recently to represent Great Britain in the Cross Triathlon. 

The World Championships, which consisted of an open water swim of 1500m, a mountain bike ride of between 30-40km and a 10km run taking around 3.5 hours to compete in all, was the culmination of years of hard training and competitions.  

Kathryn gained a very respectable 13th place in what proved for many to be the hardest race of the year. The conditions were the toughest they’d seen and many of the competitors ended up in hospital with injuries including broken bones; thankfully Kathryn completed the race relatively unscathed.

Kathryn, a fire fighter based in North Yorkshire recently returned from the European Championships in Sardinia, gaining a very respectable fourth place for Great Britain. She also came second in the Castle Howard Mid Distance Triathlon consisting of an open water swim of 800m followed by a 46km bike ride and an 8k off road run. 

However, to enable Kathryn to follow her ambition to continue to attain places on the GB squad to compete at the highest level in her sport not only takes a great deal of commitment and training, but also requires a level of financial commitment as the Cross Triathlon Squad are currently self funded. 

Kathryn said, ‘Without the support of Britcom, and my other main sponsor, Cycle Street of York, competing at this level and representing my country would not be possible so I would like to take this opportunity to thank both of them for their generosity.’ 

 

If anyone would like to support Kathryn, please contact kathrynlazenby@hotmail.com 

Cross Triathlon is very similar to a road triathlon, except the event is run off road with a lake or sea swim of 1.5km, a mountain bike leg of 30km and a 10km trail run.  It’s definitely not for the faint hearted! 

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