Otley athlete Racheal Bamford will be on international duty this weekend.

She is competing over 1500m at the Elan Indoor Meeting in Bratislava.

“It will be my first time representing England and I can’t wait!”, said Bamford.

Last weekend she was competing in the Northern indoor championships for her first claim club Leeds City.

She won the senior women’s 1500m on Saturday and finished second in the 800m on Sunday in a time of 2.07 – that’s the same as her outdoor personal best for the same distance.

Bamford is Reigning York- shire, Northern, Northern Indoor and UK Inter-County 1500m champion.

When she returns from international duty, Bamford will be competing in the UK Indoor Championships and World Trials at the start of February in Sheffield, where she hopes to improve on her sixth place finish from last year over 1500m.

Bamford is being sponsored by Otley Gym ‘Club Energy’ for her 2014 season. They will be providing her with everything she needs to cross train for her preferred events.