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This Summer has been action packed. Starting with the 420 French nationals in Crozon which we used as preparation for the 420 Europeans in Athens. Athens was a tough event as the wind was light and shifty (apart from one day!). Since then I have won the Laser Radial event at Waldringfield Cadet week and sailed the RS200 nationals where we finished 40th (10th youth).
As you know I was selected to swim for Great Britain at this year’s world Juniors in Indianapolis.
It has been a long summer starting in July with a trip to Chartres to swim at the Open de France. The weather was stormy and as it was an outdoor swimming pool it was an unusual experience.
Another elite men final for me this past weekend in cyclopark Kent, for the last rounds of the 2017 national series. Thanks TS5C for the continued support.
At the recent SASP 2017 Somerset Sports Awards, table tennis star Bertie Kelly from Bridgwater received a "Highly Commended" in the TS5C Young Sportsperson category for his oustanding season.
Unfortunately he was unable to attend the awards, but he was recently presented with his certificate and cheque by TS5C Chairmain Alan Gloak.
Well, I’m still here, living in Durango in the Basque Country and still loving it! After the initial first three months, finding out where everything is, and learning about the culture, I have settled in very well and am finally adapting to the climate, the culture, the food and I would like to say the language but that would be stretching it!!!
This summer I have been to both European juniors, and British nationals.
European Juniors: Following selection, after the British championships in April, at the end of June, I travelled to Netanya, Israel with British Swimming for the European Junior Swimming Championships. I competed in 4 events, the 200 and 400 individual medley, as well as the 200 breastroke and backstroke.
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.