King's Hall Pupils Undertake Annual School Biathle

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We recently staged our annual School Biathle, in which Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 pupils competed in the individual event or as a pair.

A Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run event, requiring transitions where trainers are to be taken off and put back on again following the swim.

In the pairs relay, the children selected their own partners and decided who would do the first leg, before handing over to the second person, who then completed a slightly longer run.

Director of Sport, Rob Holman said: “On paper the distances do not look like much, but the combination of running and getting straight into the pool to swim is something many children have not experienced before - ‘jelly legs’ were a common problem!”

He added: “All of the children thoroughly enjoyed it. They gave it their all and some even pushed themselves to their limits, which was great to see.”

Biathle, and other multi-event disciplines, are increasingly popular sports at King’s Hall and we are proud of many children who qualified for the National Schools Biathle Championships.

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