Despite the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) triathlon events finishing at the end of the academic year, Amy Greaves and Sophie Edge from the University of Birmingham Sport Triathlon team are still enjoying success outside of university competitions.
On July 1, Amy travelled to compete in the DB Max Series Warminster Triathlon, which comprised of a 400m Swim, 22km Bike Ride and 5km run, whilst Sophie raced the Deva Divas triathlon in Chester on the same day.
Amy, the women’s incoming vice-captain for next season, produced a fine display in Warminster to finish first in the women’s category for the second year in a row at the event.
Her stunning time of 1:20:31, 49 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor, was epitomised by her performance in the pool, finishing the swim in a time of 7:22.
Amy said after the race: "Today's victory is such a motivation because I can see noticeable improvements in my performance compared to last year, after a year training with the University of Birmingham Triathlon team. It's a great course, and I felt really strong throughout and enjoyed every minute."
In the men’s event, outgoing club captain Nick Smith also competed in Warminster, and he will be delighted with his 15th place finish in a field packed with tough competitors.
Meanwhile at the all-female event in Chester, Sophie produced the best swim of the day (10:03) on her way to claiming third position overall, as she came in just 7 seconds behind the eventual winner Dominique Searle.