Triathlon triumph for Pock Dolphins

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Pocklington Dolphins swimmers have enjoyed unprecedented success at the British Triathlon Championships in Birmingham.

First to compete were the girls E class for 10 year-olds. First home in the run was Tilly Rennison who came seventh, with a time of 1:43.73, she was closely followed by Hannah Stanton who came eighth. Laura Elliot-White followed them in with a personal best time of 1:53.05. The girls then swam the 50m freestyle with them all swimming well. The last event in the Triathlon was the pistol shooting with both Tilly and Laura shooting big PBs of 69 and 67 respectively. Hannah just missed out on her PB shoot with a 63.

After such good performances the girls had to wait to see where they came. They were not disappointed as Tilly came third, Hannah sixth and Laura 11th. The team results were even better. Hannah and Tilly’s Yorkshire Pentathlon club team came first and Laura’s team came second. If they had competed as a team they would have won as a team. This win gives both Tilly and Hannah two British team event gold medals in the last six months.

Following the girls, was the boys E class event. It was Adam Ramsden’s turn to shine. He ran a time of 1:50.57 in the 500m run. He then followed this with a time of 42.71 for the 50m freestyle, which put him in a good position going into the shoot. He then managed a good shoot of 46 which gave him an overall position of sixth. Adam also matched the girls performance with first place in the team event. Adam was also competing for the Yorkshire Pentathlon club.

It was Helena Walker and Katrina Stanton’s turn next, in the girls group D event. Both girls ran well in the 1000m run - the step up to this distance was hard work for both of them. They followed this with very good times in the swim with both girls getting in the top 16. The shot followed with Helena shooting a best score of 48, unfortunately Katrina was unable to shoot to her expectations with all her shots going to the left of the target. Katrina ended up with 26th place and Helena 29th. Helena will look forward to competing at this age group again next year. Their Yorkshire team came sixth overall.