Triathlon hope Sophie leads East home in Wales

PUBLISHED: 07:21 06 October 2010

Promising Norwich triathlon star, Sophie Alden.

Promising Norwich triathlon star, Sophie Alden.


City of Norwich Triathlon Club prospect Sophie Alden led home the Norfolk contingent at the British Triathlon Inter-Regional Championships at Parc Bryn Bach, in Wales.

Alden, who competed for the Eastern Region team in Tri-Star Two, won the league format, gaining her automatic entry for the girls’ section.

Also competing were Ellie Bushell, of the North Norfolk Triathlon Club, and Zak Coleman, of Tri-Anglia.

The competition schedule had to be changed due to the water temperature at the Wales site – a blow to Alden, who excels in the water.

However, she was sixth after the first run and third in the following cycle stage to book her a silver medal overall, beaten by the narrowest of margins to gold – just one second.

Bushell finished 13th, with Coleman 19th – the Eastern Region came home a credible seventh overall.

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