AQUATHLON: Emily is best of British for Euro spot

Emily Moss
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Spalding’s Emily Moss is heading to the European Aquathlon Championships next week.

She won the British Aquathlon Championships for the 25-29 age group at Leeds on Saturday with a 750m lake swim straight into 5k running.

Moss has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Châteauroux, France, a week on Saturday.

The British Championships took place on the same weekend and at the same venue as the WTS World Series 
Triathlon event featuring Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee and bronze medallist Jonathan Brownlee.

Moss is a former England international athlete over 800m and three-time British Universities’ medallist over 800m and 1500m.

She said: “I really surprised myself by winning.

I really surprised myself by winning. I’m a bit of a rookie to lake swimming really!

Emily Moss

“I’m a bit of a rookie to lake swimming really!

“I got out the water higher up than I had expected and it was really nice to pick people off as I was running.

“I’m looking forward to racing for Great Britain at the Europeans.

“I retired from elite 800m and 1500m track racing when I finished studying last year, as I knew I wouldn’t have as much time for training as I did when I was a student.

“I had been swimming for a couple of years to complement my running training, so I started doing aquathlon as I really like to have something to train for and focus on.

“It’s not quite the same as running as fast as I can over 800m or 1500m, but I’ve been really enjoying it and I just hope to continue to improve.”