Athlete Qualifies for British Modern Triathlon Championships

Year 9 pupil, Shannon Davies, has qualified for the British Modern Triathlon Championships after an impressive performance at the Pentathlon GB Midlands regional competition.

Shannon, who has only recently taken up the Modern Pentathlon, competed against athletes from across the region in a triathlon event, which was held at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull. The event is the first stage for a junior taking up Modern Pentathlon, where they participate in shooting, swimming and running.

Shannon managed to beat off stiff competition to win the Under 15 category and secure her place in the national finals, which are held in May

"I had a fantastic day," she said afterwards. "I was relaxed coming here and I wanted to progress into the British Modern Triathlon Championships, which I managed to do".

Shooting Academy Coach, Tom Rylands, said "I am absolutely delighted with Shannon's performance where she managed to achieve a number of personal bests. I know from her training that she has huge potential.

"We are very much looking forward to the National Finals and it's great to see a number of pupils taking up the sport in the school. With the assistance of Pentathlon GB, the national governing body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon, we will be running a Biathlon event at the College, which gives young athletes an opportunity to have a go at a multi-sport competition."

24th March 2014  Back to News