Olympians in­spir­ing pupils

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The Prior Park Schools’ Biathlon, held in con­junc­tion with Pen­tathlon GB, gave 450 com­peti­tors from more than 30 schools the chance com­pete us­ing the elite fa­cil­i­ties at the Univer­sity of Bath’s Sports Train­ing Vil­lage. Cat­e­gories ranged from un­der-10s to 19s and com­peti­tors amassed points through their run and swim times. The times achieved at the event will be put onto the rank­ings list for both the British Mod­ern Biathlon Cham­pi­onships and the British Schools’ Mod­ern Biathlon Cham­pi­onships – and the top ath­letes are then in­vited to com­pete at the cham­pi­onships fi­nals. As added in­spi­ra­tion for the day, Prior Park was de­lighted to have newly-crowned world mod­ern pen­tathlon cham­pion Jamie Cooke and fel­low Olympian Joe Choong help­ing at the event and en­cour­ag­ing each com­peti­tor. Prin­ci­pal of Prior Park, Mr James Mur­phy-o’con­nor, said: “At Prior Park we have a phi­los­o­phy of ‘sport for all’ and so we are de­lighted to be able to run this biathlon and pro­vide 450 young ath­letes with this fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity. Well done to all those that took part. “I would also like to thank Kate Al­lenby, who or­gan­ises the event with Pen­tathlon GB, plus our ded­i­cated sports teach­ers, sports lead­ers and vol­un­teers who work so hard on the day to bring this event to life.”

GB mod­ern pen­tath­letes Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong with pupils at the Prior Park Schools’ Biathlon, held in con­junc­tion with Pen­tathlon GB, which gave 450 com­peti­tors from more than 30 schools the chance com­pete at the Univer­sity of Bath’s Sports Train­ing Vil­lage

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