Young triath­letes pull out all stops at Dor­ney Lake

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

BUD­DING ath­letes com­peted in a gru­elling chal­lenge at an Olympics venue.

On Mon­day, pupils from Gay­hurst School, in Bull Lane, Ger­rards Cross, took part in an In­ter-Schools Triathlon at Dor­ney Lake, the home of the Lon­don Olympics Row­ing com­pe­ti­tion. St John’s Beau­mont School and St Ge­orge’s Prep Wind­sor also en­tered teams.

This event con­sisted of a lake swim of 200m, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run around the out­side of the lake.

Gay­hurst sports teacher Si­mon Kearns said: “The Gay­hust pupils were quite far be­hind as the swim­mers ex­ited the wa­ter into tran­si­tion, but made up ground on the cy­cling and run in this fan­tas­tic mul­ti­sport event.”

Gay­hurst pupils ended up tak­ing first, sec­ond and third place in the un­der-11 event and jointly Gay­hurst won the team com­pe­ti­tion.

The un­der-13 event was won by Gay­hurst pupil Wes­ley Adamo and the Gay­hurst U13 team came sec­ond over­all.

Gay­hurst School is now look­ing for­ward to its own in­ter-House triathlon which will take place on Thurs­day, June 25 at the school.

WIN­NER: Wes­ley Adamo

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