Maidensbridge pupils achieve Modern Biathlon success
Three of our talented pupils travelled to Solihull to represent the school in The West Midlands Modern Biathlon Championships.
The event, involving a 50m swim and a 800m run, was an opportunity for the Midlands' best all-round athletes to show their talents and gain ranking points for the British Modern Biathlon Championships in November and the British Schools Championships in March.
Erin, Amie and James certainly showed their sporting prowess and character; gaining new personal best times both in the pool and on the track.
James finished an excellent 4th place having earned 1925 points in both disciplines. This is despite of the fact that James had to compete in the Under 12 age group which consisted of predominantly of Year 7 pupils and had higher performance standards to achieve.
In the Under 11 Girls category, the field consisted of twenty three competitors; all vying for valuable times and points and a place on the rostrum. Amie and Erin, after getting off to personal best starts in the 50m swim, produced a good display of paced running to come home with two important personal bests.
After all the results had been totalled, we were delighted to learn that Erin had won an excellent bronze medal with Amie achieving a superb 13th place. More importantly, both girls took their points tally over 2000 points which is the national entry standard in the Modern Biathlon. Their final totals were: Erin (2465) and Amie (2070).
Erin, by virtue of her 3rd place, qualifies automatically for the British Championships. Amie and James must now wait until the rankings are published at the end of the month to secure their qualification.
Another huge thanks should also be extended to their parents, who have been a wonderful support throughout.