The Dorset Schools Biathlon competition took place at Leweston School on Sunday 7 Oct with 180 competitors taking part. The Biathlon is a timed trial swim with distances between 25m to 200m and a run with distances of 400m to 1600m depending on age. There are many Biathlon events going on around the country and from the points gained at these events the athletes go onto a ranking list with the top performers going forward to the National Finals in November at Leeds and the National Schools Finals in March at Crystal Palace.
Leweston had some excellent results on Sunday achieving 2 Team Gold (U11, U12 Girls) 2 Silver (U9 Boys, U11 Girls) and 1 Bronze (U12 Girls). In the individual, 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze. These were some excellent team and individual results and Leweston was delighted to see a lot of competitors in the younger age groups taking part in their first biathlon, performing brilliantly and looking forward to their next event.
The results from Sunday as follows:
|U9 Boys Team 2nd||U10 Girls||U11 Girls A Team Gold, B Team Silver||U12 Girls A Team 1st, B Team 3rd||U14 Girls|
|4th Charlie O||5th Minnie M||2nd Cecily F||2nd Nikita M||1st Darcy D|
|8th Dexter S||9th Esme L||7th Jessica W||3rd Millie W|
|10th Tom S||8th Evanna B||6th May S||U15 Girls|
|10th Amelia O||8TH Fenella T||2nd Vivien T|
|U9 Girls||11th Lorna S||14th Olivia L|
|2nd Eleanor B||13th Bea B||19th Mina V||U17 Girls|
|14th Ellie C||1st Lottie T|
|U11 Boys||16th Isabelle W||U13 Girls|
|11th Charlie B||19th Jemima T||4th Ginny B|
|12th Reuben C||20th Amelia B|
|21st Imogen B|
The next Biathlon events are the South West Championships at Bath University on 14 October, and Millfield Biathlon on 18 November.