A UNIVERSITY lecturer from Worcester is taking inline speed skating by storm as she bagged a series of titles at the British Championships in Birmingham.

Pamela Murray wo gold in the 1000-metre, 3000m and 5,000m points races and clinched silver in the 500m dobbin sprint.

Her success was all the more remarkable given that it was only Murray’s second competitive event since returning after two years out of the sport.

“It’s been great to come back and it’s great to get a track title,” said Murray, who is a senior lecturer in Leadership within the University of Worcester’s Business School.

“I did try really hard and every step counted.

"In the first race, the 500m, I had a quick start but I dithered.

"If you hold back for a second they’re gone.

"After that I thought 'I have made all this effort to get here, just go for it'.”

The championships was held on a 200m hard surface track and attracted club skaters from all over the country.

Murray. 51, has been in training intensively for the last two months using the cycling track at Stourport for practice.

“In recent weeks I have been getting used to moving around the track again,” said Pamela, who is a member of Birmingham Wheels Club.

The mother-of-one has enjoyed previous success, winning at the British Championships in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2015 as well as clinching the British Marathon title on several occasions.

She has also been placed ninth in the marathon event at the European championships and has been manager of the British women's team.

The Battenhall skater has competed in all three disciplines in speed skating - short track, long track and inline.

Competitors in each tend to use both ice time and land training so there is a lot of technical crossover.

Inline is an indoor and outdoor event comprising races such as points, elimination, relays, road, sprints and endurance.

Short track and long track are ice disciplines.

The inline speed marathon is Murray's favourite event and she is now hoping to go on to compete in the European Championships next year, with qualification opportunities in late summer and early autumn such as at the Berlin Inline Speed Skating Marathon and the British Marathon Championships, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Velo Park in London.