Trainee accountant Jayne Emery, our Team GB Triathlete, is just back from her second international competition of 2022 out in Munich
Find out how she got on in this ‘next level’ challenge!
What – European Championships – Sprint Triathlon
Where – Munich, Germany
When – 14th August 2022
Position – 27th out of 41
Best bit – A flat and fast bike course in a pack, very cool!
Worst bit – Being caught up in the washing machine of a swim and getting a bit battered.
What I learned –
When we arrived in Munich I knew this event was going to be next level. Sharing the European championships with rowing, cycling, athletics and many other sports meant the event village was full of elite athletes and there was a real buzz around the park.
The calibre was high and I certainly felt it as I was a bit beaten up in the swim but I managed to hold my own and came out with a pack of 8 on the bike. Cycling through the closed roads with a motorbike behind and crowds 4 thick in places was something I’ll never forget.
A quick transition saw me out on the run at the front of our pack and I set off picking off as many girls as I could. The course just kept getting better, a hill took you to a viewpoint over the park where you could see the crowds and a full grandstand waiting on you at the finish
What’s next? – The British Super Series Sprint Qualifier in Roker, Sunderland on Sunday 21st August. (I hope I manage to get my race tattoos off by then!)
On Friday I was told I’d gained a qualification for the World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Hamburg 2023. I have a bit of work to do to get up the top end of the placings but now I’ve had a taste of championship racing, I’m hungry for more!
Jayne Emery (right)