Walker Morris lawyer represents Great Britain in one of the biggest events on the duathlon calendar

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26/02/2016

Law firm sponsors regulatory lawyer in international competition

Walker Morris regulatory lawyer, Hayley Lawrence, has qualified to represent Great Britain in her age group at the ETU Long Distance Duathlon Championships, which takes place on 8 May 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Copenhagen Championships is one of the biggest events on the duathlon athletic calendar and will see a very competitive field. The long distance duathlon for which Hayley has qualified will comprise a 10km run, a 60km bike ride followed by another 10km run.

To date Hayley is one of four athletes to have qualified to represent Great Britain in the female 30-34 age group category. The Age-Group competition offers qualifying participants a unique opportunity to represent Great Britain and enjoy competing at a European Triathlon Union (ETU) event.

Jeanette Burgess, Head of Regulatory at Walker Morris said:

“We are delighted for Hayley. Qualifying for this event is a tremendous achievement and we are very proud to support her. It is testament to Hayley’s determination and dedication which are vital in such long distance events – qualities that we see both in her athletic achievements and in her professional career as a lawyer and member of the team.  It is important to celebrate success in all areas of our lives whether that is delivering success for a client or crossing the finishing line of a major race.”

Hayley Lawrence added:

“Qualifying for this event is a great honour and I have already started my training in earnest. There is no doubt that it is going to be challenging but crossing the finish line in Copenhagen will be a momentous occasion and one which I’m extremely excited about.”

Hayley fits in an extensive training regime around her role as a full-time regulatory lawyer. On average at this time of year Hayley trains 12 – 13 hours per week for three weeks and then has an active recovery week where she trains for 7 hours. This typically includes 2 hours of swimming (ready for the triathlon season), 2.5 hours of running, 6.5 hours of cycling and two hours of strength training and pilates.  During the week this often involves getting up at 5:45am to train before work and often includes training twice a day.

The sponsorship is part of a wider programme of support offered by Walker Morris to its employees.

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