Gold for Prep Biathletes
We were delighted to have a large team of 35 children taking part in the South West Schools Biathlon Championship at Millfield School last Sunday. For many of the children this was their first time swimming in a 50 metre pool and running on an all-weather track, and they rose to the challenge magnificently. They performed very well both as teams and individually, and several children have high hopes of qualifying for the National Schools Biathlon Championship in March – their commitment to early morning and evening swimming and lunchtime cross-country training paid off. Special mentions must go to Edward in year 7 who came first in the run section and to the U11 team of year 6 boys, Fabian, Henry and Ben, who gained gold in their age group.
A number of spectators commented favourably on the high standard of teamwork displayed by our pupils, which is very pleasing but not at all surprising. Full results from the competition are available at www.pentathlongb.org/competitions/results.