Here's the profile of Isla, she's a wee lassie who can certainly fly when she gets onto a bicycle! This year she has been coming into her own in the Junior category, often challenging Team GB regular Alice Barnes. She's on a par with many of the top Elite riders and her fine form should continue onto a successful British Championships at Margam Park. She'll set off at 12.30pm on Sunday, so make sure you get along and give her massive support. You're looking out for the red and black WXC kit - there are quite a few WXC members tho so it's worth yelling for them all!
Name: Isla Short
Race category: Junior
Club/Team: WXC World Racing
Bike: Specialized Stumpjumper Marathon 29er
Aim for the Cathkin National Champs: To wear the stripy jersey
Best result of 2013 so far: 2nd at Margam National Round 4
Where/when was your first ever race: Kirroughtree 2011.
Favourite Scottish MTB trail: Tricky.. Got to be Kirroughtree
Best things about being a MTB'er: getting to ride my bike every day and race all over the place.
Little known fact about yourself: I quit a specialist music school to become a mtb racer, it was a good call!