All go at Prior Park Schools Biathlon

The Paragon School | 11 Oct 2017 | ISC Icon IAPS Icon
On Friday 6 October, Prior Park Schools held a Biathlon at the University of Bath. Held in conjunction with Pentathlon GB, we attracted nearly 450 young athletes from 44 different schools, making this one of the largest biathlon events in the country
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There were some fantastic performances at the Prior Park Schools Biathlon 2017, held at the University of Bath Sports Village at the end of last week.

The British Modern Biathlon series of competitions are a great starting point for athletes wishing to get involved in an exciting multi-discipline sport. It consists of a separate swim and run for children from under 10 through to under 17, with the distances depending on the competitor's age.

Prior Park Schools run this event in conjunction with Pentathlon GB and actively encourage as many schools as possible to enter their pupils. In fact, with nearly 450 young athletes taking part, from 44 different schools, this is one of the largest biathlon events in the country.

We were honoured to have British modern pentathletes, Jamie Cooke, Joe Choong and Jo Muir on hand to present the children with their medals throughout the day.

The results have been added to the National Schools Biathlon List and we predict that many will be invited to compete at the National Schools Biathlon Championships later in the year.

Kate Allenby MBE, organiser of the event commented: “It is a fantastic opportunity for students to compete in a large scale event at the University of Bath and we hope that they will continue to enjoy participating in Biathlon's for many years to come. Thank you to all of the schools that took part and congratulations to all of the competitors for their fantastic performances in the pool and on the track.”

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Photo: Prior Park College boys in action on the track
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Photo: Under 11 girls from The Paragon competing on the track
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Photo: The Paragon pupils poolside
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Photo: Prior Park College boys on the podium accompanied by GB Pentathlete, Jamie Cooke & Prior Park College Headmaster James Murphy-O'Connor
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Photo: Under 10 Boys Team Gold Medallists from The Paragon School

About The Paragon School

A forward-thinking, co-educational independent school for 3-11 year olds based in beautiful Bath. We believe happy children learn best... and have the results to prove it!

The Paragon is an independent, co-educational day school based in a beautiful Georgian house a mile from the centre of Bath. We have eight acres of our own gardens and woodland and, at our senior school, Prior Park College, access to superb science, sport and other facilities. Catering for more than 270 children aged 3 to 11, we offer a broad curriculum taught in small classes by teachers with a real passion for their subject.

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