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Biathle World Championship success

October 18, 2017 12:01 pm

Two Wycliffe pupils Sebastian Forrest and James Hulme flew to Viveiro in Spain to compete for Great Britain in the Biathle World Championships.

Sebastian Forrest (Year 6) had a successful few days finishing 7th in the Under 11 mixed pairs and 16th in the individual race. This made him the 4th Great Britain boy to finish.

He learned a lot in the open water swim having entered the swim in about eighth position he managed to find some clear water but unfortunately swam a little further as a result. However, he fought back and on the second run he ran well to gain back about six or seven places to finish mid-field.  Eight nations competed in his race and Sebastian managed to swap swim caps with the South African winner.

James Hulme (Year 9) competed in the U15 mixed relay, finishing in a wonderful 6th place. However, it was in the individual triathle where James swam, shot and ran brilliantly to finish in 12th place and, as one of the top three Great Britain athletes to finish, won a Team Gold medal.

Congratulations! This is a wonderful achievement for both boys.

Biathle is a particular strength at Wycliffe.  This builds upon the successes of many Wycliffians who represent their County or Countries in a wide variety of sports including Rowing, Squash, Netball, Cricket and Rugby. For more information on the Wycliffe Advanced Sports Programme (WASP) and details of our Scholarship entry for September 2018, which will be held on 8 November, please contact Director of Sport, Mr Andy Naish or the Admissions Manager, Mrs Fiona Lawson-Best.

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