9th Dec, 2016

Triathlon star Emily Whitmore finishes as the third fastest female at British Championships

Steve Carpenter 25th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

EMILY Whitmore is all smiles after coming away from the British Triathlon Championships in Liverpool with a gold and bronze medal.

The 27-year-old took to the iconic streets of Liverpool on August 14 along with almost 1,500 age-group athletes all competing across both sprint and standard distance races.

Many athletes were looking for strong times to qualify for next year’s ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships and Whitmore produced one of the best performances of her career.

The former Bablake School pupil, who works as a sports therapist, completed the opening swim in 22.49 and went on to finish a gruelling bike ride in 1:03.54.

Whitmore finished with a solid run in a time of 35.29 which when added to her transition times, gave her a final finishing time 2:07.11 to finish as the second fastest female and first in the 25-29 age category.

The fastest woman on the day was Alice Jenkins in the 20-25 age group in a time of 2:04.12 ahead of second placed Hannah Howitt 2:06:10.

Whitmore, who rides for Coventry-based RIDE, has enjoyed an excellent season today having picked up victories at both the Halesowen sprint triathlon and Blithefield triathlon events.

She regularly swims at Coventry’s Olympic Pool and her coach is David Moreton who represented Great Britain at the Seoul Paralympics continuing through to Barcelona in 1992 and won a total of 18 international medals.