Congratulations to F+D branch members Ceri Wynne Jones (10) and Madeline Maher (12) who qualified for the National Triathlon Championships which were held last weekend in Milton Keynes. The competition brings together the top 100 competitors in each class across the UK and Ireland from all 19 Pony Club Area qualifiers held over recent months.
Despite the hail, snow and torrential rain making the running course challenging to say the least (more like running the ‘Total Wipeout’ mud and water gauntlet!), the day was enjoyable and both Ceri and Madeline managed to keep smiling throughout the day.
The competition was as tough as ever, with all Home Counties being well-represented by strong athletes. Although the F+D girls weren’t placed, they both achieved a number of new personal bests, which is what Meg is always telling her growing team of Tetters to concentrate on!
Madeline Maher said “I can’t believe that only 6 weeks ago, I’d never heard of Tetrathlon and now I’m competing against the best in the Country! I’d like to thank Meg who’s crash course in shooting and words of wisdom helped me to do my best on the day.”
The Area 5 team in their VERY smart polo shirts!
Full results on The pony Club Website
For anyone interested in Triathlon or Tetrathlon, please contact Meg on 07717 413105 for more information.