Our wonderful member Suzie Cave is just back from the Laser Run World Championships that were held in Dublin over the weekend. The event also made RTE news!! There is a link to it here from the Pentathlon Ireland Twitter page… https://twitter.com/Pent_Ireland/status/1046310003945197569 . Laser run involves continuous run and shoot over 3200m – essentially its 4x800m with a shoot in between each 800m -more details about laser run can be found here https://www.laserrun.ie/ .
There were over 400 competitors from 28 different countries. Suzie qualified to represent GB on their senior elite team back in August at the British Championships. The world’s top athletes were there trying to round off their season with one last big win – so suzie had her work cut out for her! We are so proud to say Suzie finished 10th in the individual and 8th in the team relay with partner James Greenwell. To which she is absoultey delighted. Suzie informs us that she didn’t have her best shoot – but still managed over a minute personal best due to her running. This is her second year doing laser run and she still feels like a novice at this sport – so to achieve this against seasoned full time and fully funded athletes is beyond her expectations at this stage. She says she has lots to feel good about from the experience, and lots still to work on. That’s it for the 2018 season, time for her to get a bit of a rest now and the let the body recover from a long hard season of competing and training. Shes now preparing for a well deserved holdiay to Toronto and New York, then it’s back to start into winter training to build a stronger and improved machine for next season!
Lets take a look at Suzies Achievements for 2018:
Current bronze medallist and relay gold in Master European Championships Modern Pentathlon.
Ranked 5th in world in Laser-run 2017-2018
Nominated Belfast Sports Personality of the Year 2018
NICSSA Sports Person of the Year 2018
Silver medal in modern pentathlon British Championships
6th Master World Championships Modern Pentathlon 2018
10th individual and 8th relay in Laser run World Championships 2018
Well done Suzie, we are very proud!
Have an amazing holiday!