Name: Laura Murray
Primary Club: Breast Cancer Care
I was born in Aberdeen and lived in Stonehaven for over 20 years, and am now living in Banchory. I work as an Active Schools Co-ordinator 4 days per week. I started doing some Duathlons and Time Trials with my dad about 10 years ago and then competed at triathlon at an age group level. I took a year out in 2008 to go traveling with my husband and on returning to training I only really wanted to ride my bike as had missed it so much! I thought all you could do on a bike was TT so signed up for a season of TTs and Sportives! Thankfully, I got into the Gold 4 Glasgow programme, which supported me getting into road racing. Since then I have competed in races in the UK and Holland. I am now starting my 4th season of road racing and will be riding for the Breast Cancer Care team. This will be my first season of riding with a team so am really looking forward to it. My aim for the season brings the challenge of qualifying for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games for the road team
Career Highlights to date:
An Post Ras na mBan GC= 9th
An Post Ras na mBan = Queen of the mountains = 4th
Scottish Road race champs 2012 = 4th
Various top 10s British road race series 2012
Post tour Crits Holland / Belgium 2012, representing Scotland at International stage race
Hoping to get some better results this season!
Who Inspires you and why:
Lizzie Arminstead and Emma Pooley . Look up to other more experienced riders who I compete and train with.
How do you celebrate/relax after a big event:
I usually have to drive home for a very long time – then stop off at my Mum and Dad’s to see my family and friends – this usually involves getting looked after :-) I am not that good at relaxing or sitting still so maybe a cycle with my husband or dad for coffee and cake!