A STUDENT has achieved a series of wins in her first season as a youth triathlete.

Beth Cook, 15, who attends Roedean Moira House school in Eastbourne, finished the triathlon season with a win at the Super League Youth race in Jersey at the weekend.

Beth kicked off her winning streak at the start of the summer at the National UK Youth Triathlon Series events.

In the first race of the Super Series in Llanelli in Wales, she secured a position to represent Team GB in Austria at the Youth European championships.

At Llanelli Beth won her heat and came fourth in the finals, narrowly missing out on a medal.

She was selected to compete in the mixed team relay for Team GB, and won the first leg for her team.

Beth then achieved wins in Super Series events at Blenheim in Oxfordshire and Hetton in Sunderland, and came first in the mixed team relay at Hetton.

Amie Legate, head of sport at Roedean Moira House, described the Super Series as “a huge physical endeavour, with three challenging races in four days”.

Following the Hetton triathlon Beth had a cycling accident which required surgery on her arm, and a three-week recovery period from her training.

But she made a strong recovery and managed to compete in the British Youth Series Championships in Leeds, where she came third.

Ms Legate said: “We are so very proud of Beth.

“It was extremely tough for her to get back on her bike and compete in the British Youth Series Championships at such a high level.

“She achieved a third overall behind two guest athletes, and came in as the first Brit across the line.

“She’s had an outstanding first season as a youth on a national and international scale.

“On the back of such a difficult injury she has shown true resilience, strength and determination.”