3 Woking Swimmers selected for GB Biathle!


Saturday 28th April saw three Woking Swimming Club swimmers, Michael Gar (13), Bella Gar (11) and Aiden Elford (11), travel to Cheltenham to take part in Race 2 of the GB Biathle Series where the top 6 finishers in each race (age group, girls and boys) were to be offered a place in the GB team!

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Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run competition which consists of a pack start followed by a run, a swim before a final run to the finish line and great skill needed not only in the run/swims but in the all important ‘transition’ periods between the events.

Michael, at only 13 and running in the U15 category, raced the following run/swim/run combination 800m/100m/800m and finished in an amazing 2nd place position.

Aiden, still only 11, ran/swum/ran 400m/50m/400m in the U13 boys and raced home in a fantastic 4th position. Not to be outdone Bella, also only 11 years old, in an event with a high number of entrants in packed heats with final to follow (400/50/400), raced home in 6th position.

The finish positions in their categories were thus:

Michael (13) :    2nd  in U15

Aiden (11) :        4th  in U13

Bella (11):           6th   in U13

This means all three athletes have been chosen to represent GB at the European Biathle Championship in Weiden, Germany on 27/29th July, 2018 with the added challenge of the swim portion of these races being in open water!

A fantastic achievement by all three athletes and congratulations to all three of you!

More information on what is Biathle?: LINK to more details