Three Caradon swimmers braved the weather to
compete at the British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships being
held at Crystal Palace over the weekend of 17/18th March 2018
representing the South West Area. The event comprises a separate
run and swim and is the culmination of a series of regional
preliminary competitions organised throughout the country by
Pentathlon GB from September to December 2017. For our trio this
consisted of a 200m swim long course (50m pool) and a 1 mile run,
scoring is based on run and swim times being converted to points.
Each class has to achieve a target time to gain 1000 points. Times
faster or slower than the target time result in an increase or
decrease in points.
Charlotte Hicks competed on Saturday in the under
16 girls category, with a swim time and personal best of 2.26.68
and a run time of 5.42.03. These times converted to points of 2199
resulting in Charlotte coming 2nd place nationally and a wonderful
On Sunday, the poor weather conditions resulted
in the run element being cancelled and entry qualification times
were used. Edward Fox represented Devonport High School in the
under 15 category and had a swim time and personal best of 2.36.63
and with a run time of 6.36 giving him 1704
Samuel Mills-Shute representing Plymouth College
in the under 17 boys category achieved a swim time and personal
best of 2.13.43 and a run time of 5.08. Samuel’s times
converted to 2301 points and a very well deserved 2nd place
nationally, a silver medal on the podium.
Huge congratulations to Charlotte, Edward and Sam
from all us at Caradon.