Laura Brown, who works in the Bury St Edmunds office of audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, came third among qualifying hopefuls at the Grafham Water event in Cambridgeshire earlier this month. Her podium finish secures her place in the Great Britain team for the European Championships taking place in Estonia next July.
Laura will compete in the 30-34 age group in the Olympic distance event which comprises a 1500m open water swim, a 40km bike ride and a 10km run.
Laura, who lives in Bury St Edmunds and studied at King Edward VI school said:
‘The qualifying race was only my second event at the Olympic distance so I wasn’t quite sure how to pace myself. However, I am thrilled with the result and I can’t wait to compete for Team GB next year.’
In preparation for next year’s championships, Laura will be embarking on a rigorous training regime taking part in a number duathlons over the winter months.
In her day job Laura advises clients on Trust matters and is also training to become a qualified chartered tax adviser.