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After lots of preparation going back to July last year, and hard training since the spring the crossing has finally been done with success.
The week up to the crossing had a couple of really hard low points. Firstly my TS5C teammate Charlie Cook had to pull out due an injury to a finger which required an operation. We were all devastated that this larger than life character could not be with us on the boat.
Rachel Anderson, Weston’s most decorated swimmer in recent times, has been selected by the British Olympic Association to represent Team GB at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Gyor, Hungary. She gained selection for the 16-strong Great Britain swimming team on account of finishing fastest in the 200m freestyle event of all 2002/2003 birth girls at the qualifying trials, the British Championships in Sheffield in April.
Jamie took part in the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships this weekend and came home with Triple Gold for the 100, 200 and 400m, as well as 2 Silvers for the 100m and 400m relay!
Luke Mason 16' had an amazing weekend competing in the British Cadet and Junior championships in Nottingham.
Saturday was the cadet competition, he started well by winning 4 of his 5 pool matches, then winning all his direct elimination bouts to reach the final. This was a tense match with Luke down 3 points in the first minute, then a lot of doubles were scored, he got to the first break and had to change tactics.
I needed to do well in this race as the top 3 from each age group make up the Southwest Region Team for the U20 British Triathlon Festival at Mallory Park later in the year.
The first part of the race was the 400m open water swim in the lake at Bowood followed by the uphill run to the bike transition area. Coming into Bike transition there was nothing between me and my team mate from last year’s South West Team.
The SW Triathlon Series came to a thrilling end at Bowood House on Saturday for Crispin School pupil Charlie Cook. Qualification was at stake for next month's Inter Regional Championships to be held at Mallory Park, Leicester.
Zoe has been selected to not only represent GBR in Germany at a 4 way international, but has been selected by the Olympic Association to be part of the gymnastic team in Budapest at the Youth Olympics at the end of this July, along with approx 50 other athletes from Various sports.
It has been a busy few months with lots of training for the channel relay swim which is now only a few weeks away. We got over the final hurdle last month, undertaking a continuous 2 hr swim in sub 16 degree waters at Weymouth, it was really, really hard but we all managed it. Training has meant that I have missed a round of the Southwest Triathlon Series and have not done as well in a couple of the others, as I have concentrated on open water swimming.
The SW Triathlon Series 2nd race took place in Gloucester. The 300m swim, 6k bike and 2.4k run was held in waves and saw the race favourites in different heats. The race leaders were evenly matched on both swim and transition with Cook producing the fastest bike section though was unlucky to be caught on the run time taking 2nd place just 5 seconds behind the winner.
In April, ten regions around England held championships to select their top players to compete at the National Inter-Regional Table Tennis Championships to be held at Arena Sports in Kettering. TS5C athlete Bertie Kelly comfortably secured the number on slot for the SW Boys U13 team, not dropping a single set throughout the entire event.
21 year old Ed from Hemington, has just finishing at Loughborough University, and has been accepted onto the Great Britain men’s hockey centralised program based at Bisham Abbey national Centre. He is joining the 27 man playing squad preparing for a busy international season.
16 year old Taunton resident Tom, currently plays hockey for Taunton Vale Mens 1st XI and U18s, and England U16 XI.
Although the international season is just getting going, he has already attended a number of England U16 Hockey camps and played in a series of matches against Holland and Ulster.