Bloom in

June 23, 2011

Claire Bloom has qualified for the 2012 European Triathlon Championships after finishing fifth in Rother Valley Sprint Triathlon in Rotherham.

Having recorded a personal best time of 12.48 in the swim and 21.59 in the run section, Bloom will now compete for GB in the age group team in Eilat next year.

Her placing was an improvement on sixth at the Speedy Beaver qualifier.


Bloom in business

June 2, 2011

Claire Bloom has qualified for the Great Britain age group team (45-49) after finishing third at the World Sprint Championship Beijing qualifier at Dorney Lake, Eton.

Bloom, who works at David Lloyd Chigwell, took up sprint triathlon 18 months ago and completed her first full season last year.


Nyman on track for 2016 Olympic squad

February 10, 2011

Lara Nyman has been identified as one of three British sportswomen as potential cycling contenders for 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Nyman, 18, was recognised by Paul Manning, who collected a full set of Olympic cycling medals with the men's team pursuit between 2000 and 2008.


Student Ziff's Triathlon win

By Brian Sacks, July 1, 2010

Birmingham medical student Oliver Ziff, 21, has won the British Universities Triathlon Championships in Sheffield.

Ziff, 21, from Leeds, retained the title he won as a freshman last year.

He said: "I wasn't totally happy with my performance in the 1,500m swim, and I benefitted from the mistake of two swimmers who had broken away but then lost 10 seconds by going slightly off course.


Sport in brief

December 18, 2008

Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier Richard Goodman, 15, won the combined Under 17 and Under 20 North Thames Cross Country Championships in Kingsbury.

Competing against runners-up to four years his senior, Goodman of Stanmore finished 55 seconds clear of the rest of the field. “Before the race, former world record holder Dave Bedford told me that I could be the next Dave Bedford, and that I had the perfect physique for cross-country and middle-distance. That encouragement inspired me to run what I think is one of my best races.”


Supergirl Nyman shines on elite stage

May 23, 2008

Lara Nyman finished 11th in a top-class field at the Corus Elite Triathlon Sprint in Reading.

With more than 40 British and international contenders on the start list including the current European junior silver medallist, the European Under 23 champion and Olympic qualifiers, the 16-year-old’s aim was to be the first youth over the line and hopefully, in the process, finish in the first quarter of the field.