Begg chasing title

SPEEDSTER: Timaru skater Nicole Begg.
SPEEDSTER: Timaru skater Nicole Begg.

Timaru speed skater Nicole Begg is back in Europe chasing the World Inline Cup marathon series title.

She will compete in all five WIC races, which are being held in Rennes and Dijon in France, the Czech Republic, South Korea and China.

It will be Begg's first full WIC campaign since 2011 and she will also skate at all of Europe's big track events. It will be a busy time for Begg, 26, with 15 events scheduled in three months plus a period coaching in Slovakia and Hong Kong.

Begg won the WIC title in 2010 and took out two of the 2011 events. An illness then took her out of competition for 18 months but she is back to full health.

The Timaru Herald