Determined College Student sets sights on a Cycling Career

By Nicola Ball, English Dept, 30 September 2014

Sixth form college student, Clover Murray, has gained renewed focus recently by setting her sights on a career in cycling. Clover Murrary
Clover studies Sport and Physical Education, Principles of Coaching, Psychology, Use of Maths and Citizenship. Alongside her busy college timetable, she makes time for a demanding training schedule.

Clover’s sporting success began when she started training with Discovery Triathlon Club . Her first competition in Triathlon was in 2010 aged 13 and since then she has been determined to grow as an athlete, achieving Gold in the 2013 ETU European sprint Triathlon for team GB age group under twenties in Alanya Turkey.

In 2014 she competed in Elite Triathlon events, racing against world class athletes Gwen Jorgensen (the current world champion) as well as competing in the British cycling Women’s team series.

She has also competed in the Eastern Region composite team, the London Nocturne, the Maratona Dolomites and Elite Women’s National Cycling Races. Recently, she has gained accreditation at the London Velodrome and she is hoping to focus on her cycling more in the future.

Clover was commended at the Essex Sports Personality of the year award and also awarded via Active Essex who gave her free access to two gyms in Essex for representing her country.

‘As I have developed as an athlete my passion has become my cycling therefore after careful consideration I have made the decision to focus all my energies on cycling and as a result I have resigned from the British triathlon academy from the end of the 2014 Triathlon season and will dedicate my training efforts on cycling.

I am now doing cyclo cross and track to improve on my skills and speed. I am very much looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that will come along next season; in the meantime I will be keeping my head down and putting in the hours required for winter training’.