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Prior Park Schools' Biathlon

Our Biathlon took place on Friday with 450 competitors from 60 state and independent schools across the South of England registered to take part.

Prior Park College and The Paragon School run this annual event in conjunction with Pentathlon GB. In recent years, and as the competition has grown, the Biathlon has taken place at the University of Bath, allowing competitors to experience its elite athlete facilities. Encouraging the competitors every step and every stroke throughout the day were members of the GB Pentathlon team, including Joe Choong, Charlie Follett and Jamie Cooke.

The age categories for the competition range from U10 to U19, with the run and swim distances varying accordingly.

The weather was not the kindest for the track heats but it did not dampen spirits with athletes posting some impressive times.

Each competitor’s run and swim times are combined and the scores are automatically added to the national rankings list - the top performers qualify for both the British Modern Biathlon Championships (to be held in Nottingham in November) and the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships (held in March 2020). 

A big thank you to all our volunteer helpers, sports leaders, PE staff and Kate Allenby for organising such a successful day