Wilson claims gold medal
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