British Modern Biathlon – well done Billy!
Well done to Year 5 pupil, Billy who competed in the recent British Modern Biathlon Championships 2017 in Solihull. Billy had qualified with a national ranking place of 46th and trained hard in the lead up to the competition.
Billy ran superbly in his first 800m heat. He took the lead from the start and maintained this throughout the race and recorded an excellent time of 2:48.95. This scored him 1318 points and meant that after all the running heats had concluded, he was in 7th place nationally!
After a good warm-up and acclimatisation of the swimming pool Billy was ready for his 50m swim. His was the first heat and he swam extremely well and again won his heat in a time of 0:45.55 which gained him 988 points. This placed him 32nd nationally for the swimming.
Billy’s combined run and swim score amounted to 2306 points, meaning that Billy finished in 22nd place nationally. A tremendous achievement and one that moved him up the ranking by 24 places!
Congratulations to Billy for doing so well!