17 Dec 2014
Sporty Ellesmere pupils strike gold at Pentathlon GB Biathlon Championships

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There was plenty of Ellesmere success to celebrate when pupils from across the region competed in the Pentathlon GB West Midlands Biathlon Championships in Solihull.

Ellesmere College pupils followed up last year's success by claiming Gold in the Under 12 and Under 15 Girls team events and secured individual honors in the competition, automatically qualifying the teams for both the British Modern Biathlon Championships and the British Schools' Modern Biathlon Championships.

There was team success in the Under 12s category for Eleanor Bainbridge, Esme Hughes, and Caitlin Adams. Esme also won Gold in the individual competition and Eleanor achieved the Silver, which involved a 50 metre swim and 800 metre run. In the Under 12 Boys Individual competition Luke Warren beat off stiff opposition to win Silver.

In the Under 15 category Sunetra Chatterjee, Elinor Haworth, and Shannon Davies secured the team Gold over a 200 metre swim and 1600 metre run, with points being awarded for each discipline. Both teams now head to the national finals at the end of November, which will also be held in Solihull.

Tom Rylands, Pentathlon coach, said: "We were so pleased to get a place in the national finals and all of the pupils have worked really hard training for this. Their achievement is unbelievable. Being the best in the region is a tremendous boost for them and something they will never forget."