Sunday’s beautiful Autumn dawn morning was a specular start to a very frenetic GB School Biathlon meet of over 600 competitors at K2 in Crawley.
CPS took a team of 23 children, the future of possibly the next generation of budding GB athletes to this competition. The team met under a whirl of excitement and nerves for a challenging day of sport ahead against so many top British national champions.
The K2 meet is part of a number of preliminary regional competitions held during the official qualifying window which is between 1st October and 1st December 2016.
To enter, competitors need to submit run and swim times and are seeded alphabetically. If the children qualify for either of the British Championships, the heats are seeded in accordance with their times achieved at the preliminary competition.
If the CPS children qualify once all the preliminary competitions have completed, the organisers will put these results onto the rankings, both for the British Modern Biathlon Championships in November and the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships in March 2017 at Crystal Palace.
CPS Team results in the SE Preliminary Round.
Jamie T – Gold medal in both disciplines and came overall 1st out of 40 competitors.
Thomas H – overall 8th
Ted S – overall 12th
Frazer A – overall 16th
Archie H – overall 17th
Zach C – overall 18th
U10 boys came 1st (Gold) and a second team 4th.
Arabella W – overall 37th out of 56
Alex R – overall 25th out of 56
Girls U10 Team cam 8th/22 teams.
Monty N – overall 3rd with a Bronze medal out of 44
Liam R – overall 9th
James M – overall 31st
The U11 Boys team came 4th out of 9 entries.
Isla A – overall 8th out of 94, with a new personal best time.
Sophie S – overall 24th
Georgia A – overall 40th
Fenella W – 87th overall
Sam S – overall 3rd (Bronze) out of 40 competitors.
Jonah C – overall 6th
Josh T – overall 20th
Felix C overall 24th
Henry W – tbc
U12 Boys Team came 3rd (Bronze Medal)/6 teams.
Sasha P- overall 16th out of 63 competitors
Tabitha S – overall 18th
Megan T – overall 55th