There were some fantastic performances at the Prior Park Schools Biathlon, held at the University of Bath Sports Village on Friday.
The British Modern Biathlon series of competitions are a great starting point for athletes wishing to get involved in an exciting multi-discipline sport. It consists of a separate swim and run for children aged from under 10 up to under 17, with the distances depending on the competitor's age. Prior Park Schools run this event locally and actively encourage as many schools as possible to enter their pupils. In fact, with nearly 450 young athletes taking part from 44 different schools, this is one of the largest biathlon events in the country.
We were honoured to be joined by GB Pentathletes Jamie Cooke, Joe Choong, and Jo Muir, who were on hand to present the children with their medals.
The results have been added to the National Schools Biathlon List and we predict that many will be invited to compete at the National Schools Biathlon Championships.
We were so proud of The Paragon’s Biathlon team, they threw themselves into the competition and gave it their all. It is a fantastic opportunity for our boys and girls to compete in such a large, well-run event at the University of Bath and we hope this has ignited an interest in multi-discipline events, which continues for many years to come.Mr Toby Goodman, Director of Sport at The Paragon
All the results from the Prior Park Schools Biathlon will be available on the Pentathlon GB website shortly. Athletes will find out soon, via their schools, if they have qualified for the British Biathlon Championships which takes place in Solihull in November and they will find out in December if they have qualified for the British Schools Biathlon Championships which takes place in March 2018 at Crystal Palace.
Thank you to all of the schools that took part and congratulations to all of the competitors for their fantastic performances on the track and in the pool!
Huge thanks to all the dedicated teachers, sport leaders, The Paragon and Prior Park College parents who worked so hard to bring the competition to life.Kate Allenby MBE, (Event Organiser)