Local athlete Becky Wain has been successfully recruited on to the Girls for Gold Coast Triathlon Scotland squad.
She will now be seeking relay success at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Becky, of Fleet Feet Triathlon Club, along with four other athletes (Julie Nimmo, Sarah Stephen, Fiona Gibson and Debbie Moore) took part in Triathlon Scotland’s Girls for Gold Coast recruitment campaign where they successfully performed through the testing stages to be offered a provisional place on the Girls for Gold Coast squad.
The mixed team relay event is an exciting format, where teams of four (two men and two women) each compete over a very short triathlon of 250m swim, 6km bike and 1500m run, requiring athletes to race hard for just under 20 minutes and to be able to execute a race plan under pressure.
Becky has been sporty since a young age, taking part in many different sports before watching Stephanie Cooke win gold in the Modern Pentathlon event at the Sydney Olympic Games.
The multi-sport aspect really appealed to her so she took up the sport, representing and winning medals for Great Britain before she called it a day in 2014 to focus on her Masters Degree.
She was encouraged by her peers to take up triathlon and she joined local club Fleet Feet Triathletes and fell in love with the sport.
Becky said: “I am very happy to have succeeded in making it through to the confirmation phase for the Girls for Gold Coast squad.
“It is a fantastic group to be part of with lots of support and I am excited to work alongside the team to further develop as an athlete.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to train and compete in elite level sport again and I am, thrilled to be part of it”
Becky will now take part in a confirmation phase that will include coaching support and weekend training camps, where at the end successful athletes will be fully confirmed on to the Girls for Gold Coast Squad.
Head of Performance at Triathlon Scotland, Fiona Lothian, revealed her excitement about the coming months of action.
She said: “It is great to see the commitment and progress by the athletes over the last few weeks, which is a really positive start to the programme.
“Coming from different backgrounds and training histories they all bring strengths to the squad and I am excited to see how they develop over the next three months [the confirmation period].”