Anneliese Heard

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Anneliese Heard
Personal information
Full nameAnneliese Heard
Born (1981-11-03) 3 November 1981 (age 37)
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Height164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Team information
Professional team(s)
2007Univega Raleigh Lifeforce

Anneliese Heard (born 3 November 1981) is a Welsh triathlete from Bassaleg near Newport, Wales.

At the age of eight, she competed in her first triathlon, winning the Cannock Chase in under nine category. Crowned British Juvenile Champion at the age of 12, she went on to become World Junior Champion in 1999 and 2000. In 2002, she debuted in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, where she finished ninth.[1] She was also present at the launch a set of stamps by the Royal Mail, featuring swimming, cycling and track, prior to the Games.[2] Her performances were affected by injury in 2004 and 2005.[3]

Anneliese was again a member of the Welsh triathlon team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, this time she finished eleventh. She turned to professional cycling in 2007, riding for the same team as Nicole Cooke, the Swiss Univega Raleigh Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team.[4]

Heard is one of many athletes working with Super Schools to inspire children to take up sport.[1] A qualified coach, she is worked for Welsh Cycling as a coach coordinator then talent development coach. Anneliese then started working for England Athletics in 2012, as Club and Coach Support Officer.


  1. ^ a b "Anneliese Heard (Triathlon)". Super Schools. Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 13 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Anneliese gives her stamp of approval". South Wales Argus. 16 July 2002. Retrieved 13 October 2008.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Biography : HEARD Anneliese". Melbourne 2006. Retrieved 13 October 2008.
  4. ^ "HEARD Anneliese". Cycling Quotient. Retrieved 13 October 2008.

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