Laura Smith elite duathlete

First a National bronze medal and now selection for the Elite World Duathlon Championships… my season is looking to be very exciting!

Considering I wasn’t even going to enter the National Championships from fear of not being able to hold my own in a field of great athletes, I’m so glad I took a plunge into the deep end!

I was informed on Friday that I had made selection for the U23 GBR team going to Fyn, Denmark for Worlds and it’s left me on an all-time high! So, it’s a quick change to my race calendar and upcoming training to get me ready for the standard distance duathlon at the start of July.

What’s after that? Well, the news of selection has meant that I’ve had to have a real think about what my race calendar will entail this year. I’ve decided to focus on the Duathlon Worlds and postpone my triathlon season until after the event which will coincide with the last few French Grand Prix races this season. It would additionally be great to finish the season with the Elite European Duathlon Championships in Ibiza, but I guess I’ll have to see what the season holds as to whether I am eligible for selection (keep your fingers crossed for me!).

Sundried have continued to give me unlimited support and I can’t wait to represent the brand in all my races this year! Whether it’s sports apparel to keep me in good supply for training and racing or kit to aid my training, they are a great company to work with. I’m just glad the warm weather is here so I can make use of their summer range!