Wimbleball 2015 beckons for Wales’ Holly Lawrence

In 2013, Holly Lawrence was set on strengthening her Ironman 70.3 resume and put in a superb second place finish at Wimbleball despite a hip injury. Then she was picked for Wales’ Commonwealths Games team, and her 70.3 ambitions had to take a back seat.

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“It was such an amazing thing to be part of,” says Holly, 24. “You can’t really describe it. Even just staying in the athletes’ village – every country had their own base, so it was just like a miniature village but with lots of little villages of the countries within that. It was just a really cool environment with every country in their kits. 

Sad to leave village life and go back to normality, it’s been an awesome experience! #TeamWales #Glasgow2014 pic.twitter.com/t7jNXIQbni

— Holly Lawrence (@Holly_Lawrence_) July 29, 2014

“Because I do French Grand Prix races, which attract big crowds, I’m used to racing with big support, but this was just different – you can’t really describe it – it was on a different level.