Hat-trick for Nicholls family
THE Nicholls family enjoyed another triple success with Euan, Max and Grace all winning their titles at the South East Triathlon/Open biathlon championships held at Charterhouse School.
The Ashford School pupils all won convincingly in the tough competitions that featured a shoot, a swim and a run.
In warm and sunny conditions all three were on hot form spearheading a fine entry of youngsters from the school.
Alice Doughty secured a well earned fifth place in the Youth D girls section and Lana-Emily Foyle was eighth.
Alice, Grace, Max and Euan have now qualified for the national triathlon competition which will take place later this year.
Sam Taylor finished in 16th position in the boys’ triathlon while in the biathlon competition, Natasha French won the Youth E girls section with a great time of three minutes and 38 seconds in her 1,000m run and 36.78 seconds in her 50m swim.
Madeleine Rogers also did very well as one of the youngest in this section and finished in fourth.
In the corresponding boys’ section, Rufus Cottrell achieved a commenda- ble fourth and in the Youth D boys section, Benjamin Manning-Press had an outstanding run to secure him another fourth place, with Charlie Vigar fifth and William Campbell seventh.
In the Youth D girls’ section, Mhairi Smith was sixth and Jodi-Beth Tanton seventh. In the youngest catego- ries which were minimus sections, Emma Jenkins was the runner-up of the girls and was extremely close to taking gold.
Subhadra Jivan-Frier was fifth and Jessica Learmont sixth in the same section. Max Howitt had a fantastic run in the boys’ minimus section and took fourth overall. They now look forward to the Schools’ Biathlon Championships at the end of November.
The Friars pupils who shone in the recent biathlon and triathlon events