Biathlon Success

at The British Modern Biathlon Championships

 

9 Year old St Francis pupil, Freddie Webb competed in The British Modern Biathlon Championships in Solihull at the end of last year and did incredibly well achieving third place in the final and overall Championship results.

The British Schools’ Modern Biathlon series of competitions are a great starting point for athletes wishing to get involved in an exciting multi-discipline sporting environment and are organised to encourage as many children as possible to take part. The Modern Biathlon consists of a separate swim and run for all age groups with the distances depending on the competitor’s age group. Freddie completed a 50 meter swim and an 800m run.

Competitors run and swim times are converted to points, with the final positions being decided by the total number of points achieved overall after both disciplines.

Freddie qualified to take part in the Championships by winning the South West heat for his age group held at Millfield School.

FREDDIE’S THIRD PLACE POSITION AS AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE BRITISH MODERN BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP MEANS THAT HE QUALIFIES TO REPRESENT ST FRANCIS IN THE SCHOOLS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE OLYMPIC PARK IN MARCH 2015.

St Francis Headmaster David Sibson said “We are incredibly proud of Freddie’s individual achievement and everyone will be supporting Freddie when he represents St Francis at The Schools’ Championship in March. Freddie is thrilled and very excited to have the opportunity to compete at the Olympic Park.”

Gazette & Herald : Talented Freddie on course for London