Clayesmore’s Biathletes at the Nationals

Clayesmore’s Director of Swimming, Mrs Ali Pickford, writes:

“Many congratulations to Clayesmore Prep and Senior pupils who took part in the National Schools Biathlon at the beginning of the Easter holidays at Crystal Palace. Just attending the finals showed a true commitment from our pupils to represent the school when most of their peers were enjoying the start of the holidays!

The Clayesmore team had qualified through regional heats at Millfield in October of last year. Over 1,500 competitors competed at the Nationals so the standard and entries per class were very high. They put in many extra hours of training, especially in the pool attending extra early morning training session. As a result their performances at Crystal Palace were outstanding and improved times were recorded in both the pool and on the track.

The table below details competitor names and their qualifying times and points and then times and points recorded at the National finals. All our pupils improved their ranking place and points achieved.

However a special mention must go to:

U10 Charlie 6th place in the swim and 11th overall Lottie 10th place in the swim

U11 Fabian smashing his swim and run time and coming 29th overall (qualified in 89th) Fabian, Ben and Henry coming 7th overall as a team!

U12 Ben for improving his 50 metres swim by 6 seconds

U13 Anna for improving her 100 metres swim by 7 seconds

U14 & U15 Russell and Jacob for smashing their qualifying times in the pool and on the track!”

Name

Age

Qualifying Swim Time

Qualifying Run Time

Points/Rank

National Swim Time

National Run Time

Points/Rank

Lottie

U10 50m swim 800m run

40.11 

3.15.85

2138/42

37.71

3.18.33

2147/41

Lottie

U10 50m swim 800m run

36.35 

2.59.40

2423/18

35.25

2.52.33

2561/11

Fabian

U11 50m swim 800m run

43.19 

2.55.01

2045/89

38.06

2.45.85

2333/29

Ben

U11 50m swim 800m run

42.67 

2.59.63

1988/100

41.88

2.48.99

2174/63

Henry

U11 50m swim 800m run

42.08 

3.00.73

1991/99

43.30

2.51.27

2096/74

Ben

U12 50m swim 800m run

44.13 

3.00.93

1793/146

38.23

2.55.19

2054/68

Anna

U13 100m swim 1600m run

1.31.23 

6.00.91

1887/120

1.24.04

6.04.26

2014/63

Russell

U14 100m swim 1600m run

1.27.25 

5.46.04

1856/89

1.18.67

5.30.22

2107/43

Jacob

U15 200m swim 1600m run

2.57.62 

5.58.40

1682/87

2.54.07

5.29.26

1864/43