Wilson claims gold medal

Bath Chronicle - - SPORT -

The Bath Pen­tathlon Club boys pro­duced some su­perb re­sults at the Modern Triathlon South West Cham­pi­onships. The event sees com­peti­tors take part in a timed swim which gives them a hand­i­capped start to the laser-run. Thomas John­son was first up in the un­der-13 boys and pro­duced the fastest 100m swim in his age group, which gave him a lead which no-one could catch as he crossed the fin­ish line well clear of his ri­vals. Toby With­ers was up next in the U15 boys. He is new to the sport and com­peted bravely to fin­ish in fourth. In the U17 boys, Adam Gra­ham had the fastest 200m swim time but was over­taken in the run-shoot yet still fin­ished with a fan­tas­tic sil­ver medal. Club­mate Cal­lum With­ers was just be­hind to take bronze. De­spite hav­ing the fastest swim time of the day, Sam Blacker, was over­taken in the U19 by much more ex­pe­ri­enced run-shoot­ers but hung on for the bronze medal. At the other end of the scale, Mathew Cat­tanach had the slow­est swim but man­aged to blaze through the com­pe­ti­tion with his sharp shoot­ing and fast run­ning and came home in fourth, clos­ing the gap to only eight sec­onds be­hind that bronze medal place. As the only fe­male com­peti­tor for the club, Sarah Wilson, had a point to prove and she did not dis­ap­point. De­spite not hav­ing the best of swims, she ran and shot her­self to vic­tory, fin­ish­ing over a minute clear of sec­ond place.

Bath Pen­tathlon Club’s Toby and Cal­lum With­ers, Adam Gra­ham, Matthew Cat­tanach, Sam Blacker and Sarah Wilson

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