National Modern Biathlon Championship

biathlon-1The British Modern Biathlon series of competitions is a great starting point for athletes wishing to get involved in an exciting multi-discipline sporting environment and are organised to encourage as many children as possible to take part. Modern biathlon consists of a separate swim and run for all age groups with the distances depending on the competitor’s age.

Competitors run and swim times are converted to points, with the final positions being decided by the total number of points achieved overall after both disciplines.

On Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November six St Francis pupils travelled to Solihull to compete in the National Modern Biathlon Championships held at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre. They all had performed exceptionally well to qualify via the South West regional round held at St Mary’s, Calne in October.

The results were as follows:

34th Place             J Oliver (U14)                        100m Swim 1:18.22          1600m Run 6:08.10

41st Place             M Angus (U12)                      50m Swim 0:40.19            800m Run 2:44.51

62nd Place            A Lambert (U12)                   50m Swim 0:39.06            800m Run 2:56.50

53rd Place             A Dickin (U11)                       50m Swim 0:40.99            800m Run 2:57.92

48th Place             L White (U10)                        50m Swim 0:41.28            800m Run 3:32.72

32nd Place            C Carroll (U10)                       50m Swim 0:44.24            800m Run 3.00.14

Congratulations to you all for competing so well!