Over the past two weekends the 29th April and the 6th May, Emma Livingstone has competed in Biathle (run-swim-run) and Triathle (continuous run, shoot, swim) events in order to gain GB selection.
The Biathle was at Cheltenham in part of the U19 GB Biathle Series. Emma finished 7th out of 14 U19 girls but unfortunately was awarded a 10 second time penalty, which meant she was given a reserve place for the European Championships in Portugal in July. This was controversially her father’s fault because he placed an item of her kit in the transition area, which was against the rules. However, fortunately for Emma the girl in 6th is unable to go to Portugal and so Emma was selected for the GB U19 team.
This was a great achievement for a pupil only in Year 11 at Wycliffe and Emma is naturally delighted about this and her father rather relieved!
The following weekend Emma competed in the South West England Triathle Championships in which she left nothing to chance on this occasion and won individual Bronze in the Under 19s. Her ability in the run was clearly evident as she made up 60m on the athlete ahead of her ahead in the last 800m to secure a medal.
This also resulted in Emma being selected for the U19 GB Triathle Team as well as the Biathle Team for the European Championships in July.
Congratulations and good luck in both these events!