A Rushcliffe School teenager is making a name for herself in the world of triathlon.
Lizzy Edge from Gamston finished second at the recent British Triathlon Super Series in Llanelli event and was ranked fifth at the British Triathlon Performance Assessments, despite being a year down in age group.
The 14-year-old former Abbey Road pupil is a member of the East Midlands Triathlon Academy, Rushcliffe AC, 4 Life Tri Club and the Nottingham Leander swimming club.
Her mum, Penny, told the Local News: “Lizzy loves her sport and has been competing in triathlon for around four years.
“She was encouraged to have a go by Helen Dussek, one of her teachers at Abbey Road School and has been competing ever since.
“She played for Derby County Football club from under-11 to under-14, but stopped last season to focus on triathlon.”
Lizzy is a strong runner and finished third at the London Mini Marathon last year, as well as medalling in the National Cross Country Championships, the Midland Counties and County Schools Cross Country Championships.
Penny added: “Lizzy has many more races to come this season and she is hoping to qualify for the Super Tri event in Jersey in September where age group events are run alongside the senior international event.”
Triathlon is a fantastic sport for the whole family – swim, bike and run are life skills and ones that can be enjoyed whatever your age or performance level.