Record Breaking Eve McInerney (4th Form Pupil at Wisbech Grammar School) is skating her way to success by being the youngest and only female representing the UK at the European Inline Skating Championships being held in Portugal Friday 30 June.
She will be part of the 1st Year Junior B Team and will be competing across a grueling schedule covering a series of sprints and marathons over 10 days.
In preparation for the Championships her coach, who is also her father and previous European Champion himself, is fully aware of the challenge facing his daughter and has been supporting and training her in preparation for this event.
Eve’s coaching schedule is full-on with training up to 3 times a day, including in her dad’s greenhouse on a bicycle, which was just one way Eve has been preparing in readiness for her trip to Portugal. She also goes to London once a week to train on a track for inline skating.
Eve was inspired by her father's success to start skating at 2 years old and has not looked back. The competitive spirit certainly runs in the family and Eve successfully juggles her school work and her inline skating.
This year, the European Speed Skating Championship will take place in Lagos, Portugal, from 1 - 8 July 2017. Skaters will enjoy the new speed track of Lagos, already used for the international tournament of Terra do Infante.
Schedule of Championship
- 1July: Opening Ceremony
- 2 – 4 July: Track Events
- 5 July: Day Off
- 6 - 7July: Road Events
- 8 July: Marathons
We are very proud of Eve’s achievements and her commitment to combining her sporting commitments and her academic studies. She is a great model for other pupils and we wish her the best of luck at the championships.
Tom Calow, Head of Middle School.