A KEIGHLEY teenager has been selected for a prestigious triathlon training centre.

Jimmy Lund, 19, has been selected for the Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre (LTPC) squad following trials over the past week. The centre's training will get under way on October 22.

The trials consisted of a 400-metre swim which Lund completed in four minutes 26 seconds, a 1,500m swim, which he finished in 17.49 and a five-kilometre run in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, which he ran in a time of 15.56.

The former Ermysteds Grammar School, Skipton, student started at Loughborough University at the end of September after successfully achieving three A grades at A-level in Maths, Chemistry and Physical Education in August.

He is studying for a degree in Sports and Exercise Science at Loughborough University and will mix his studying with training with the elite squad.

The Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre aims to guide athletes through their sporting career, starting with their transition into the centre and continuing on a pathway to racing at the highest level they are capable of achieving.

Squad members participate in elite level competition including World Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Triathlon Series, World Cup and Continental Cup races, alongside National Series and British Universities and College Sport events.

Lund will continue his cycling training with Stuart Rider, of Riders Cycle Centre in Skipton, and his running training at Keighley and Craven Athletics Club under the guidance of coach John Dennis, when he returns to Keighley at the end of each term.