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A Speedy Start to the Term

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It was a speedy start to the term for Years 7 and 8, who took part in our annual triathlon earlier this week.

For many it was their first time competing in such an event, and to therefore cater for all abilities, the children were given the opportunity to race as individuals or as part of a relay team. The goal: to swim nine lengths of the pool; followed by a challenging two lap cycle of the field. Ten boys and girls took part in the individual events, and 12 teams in the relay section.

Dominating the track (and pool) was Year 7 pupil Darcie Cockburn, who completed the course in a whopping 16 minutes 49 seconds. Hot on her heels was Year 8 pupil Cameron Wallace, who achieved an equally impressive time of 17 minutes 34 seconds.

Determination and team effort also prevailed for our relay competitors. Year 7 pupils Xander Robinson, Alex Mott and Charlie Sidhu matched that of Darcie, coming in at 16 minutes 49.

Director of Sport, Ali Halls said: “Despite being an optional event, it is fantastic to see so many pupils signing up and taking advantage of the extra opportunities we have here.”

He added: “Pupils take part in the triathlon for a number of reasons – some to gain that competitive edge, others to push their limits. Whatever their motivation, we encourage everyone to get involved, whether it's competing, marshalling, supporting or even just watching from the sidelines.”

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