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Lizzy puts power to the pedals to win the BUCS championships

Wednesday 04th May 2011

Lizzy puts power to the pedals winning the 2011 BUCS championships

University of Sussex PhD student Lizzy Brama finished first in the 25-mile time trial at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) national championships, which took place on Saturday 30 April in Cambridge.

The success follows a second-place finish in the 10-mile time trial the previous weekend.

The 27-year-old won the race with a time of 64 minutes and 20 seconds.

She said: “My time was not fast for the distance but given the undulating route and strong winds I'm happy with the result.”

This was the second medal in as many weeks adding to the silver in the 10 mile event which she competed in the previous weekend losing out only to Olympic hopeful Corrine Hall from St Mary’s university who beat her time of 24min10secs by a matter of 40seconds.

Lizzy, hopes to compete in her main event the Ironman triathlon in France this summer, and said of her weekend’s achievement, “It's encouraging that I can still be competitive in an event that isn't even my speciality.”

Well done Lizzy

Photo credit: Dave Chittenden