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Strathallan British Biathlon Champions

Strathallan pupils at British Biathlon Championship

The British Biathlon Championships were held at the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds on 24th and 25th November. After exceptional performances at the October qualifiers in Aberdeen, 13 of the 15 successful pupils travelled to Leeds to compete in the National Championships.

Michael A and Jacob H competed on Saturday 24th November accompanied by Mr Miles. They finished 38th and 31st respectively in the U11 boys. Derek M finished 34th in the U12 boys.

On Sunday 25th November 10 Strathallan pupils joined the boys in Leeds to compete accompanied by Mrs Waugh and Mr Gardiner. Rosie M ran a personal best by over ten seconds to finish 28th in the u14 Girls. Owen C finished top of the U14 boys in 22nd place swimming close to his personal best over 100m to record a time of 1.01.34 he improved his run from the Aberdeen qualified to record a time of 6.13. Elliot H recorded an excellent swim to finish 35th and Finn G R improved his run time by 7 seconds to finish 43rd, the team finished 5th overall.

The U15 boys’ team produced excellent combined performances to win the U15 team prize and become British Biathlon Champions. Mathis improved his run by 27 seconds from the Aberdeen Qualifier to finish 14th. Calum finished 15th and Blake top Strathallan pupil in this age group in 11th.

The U19 boys team produced the stand out performance of the weekend, the Team of Jonathan W, Campbell H and Obo C beat Hartpury Collage to win the U19 Boys Team prize. Campbell H improved his run by 14 seconds to finish 4th overall and top Strathallan Pupil over the weekend. He was 16 points behind 3rd place so lots to work on before the British Schools finals in March. Jonathan W swam close to his personal best and ran a personal best to finished 9th overall, with Obo improving his run time by 30 seconds to finished 15th overall.

Audrey Sime, Director of Sport at Strathallan School said “We were delighted to take so many qualifiers to the British Championships. So many of the pupils achieved Personal Best times and represented the school with professionalism and great sportsmanship.”