THIRTEEN members of the Wessex Wyverns Modern Pentathlon Club travelled to Leeds to compete in the British Modern Biathlon Championships, swimming and running in various distances depending on age groups.

The event, organised by Pentathlon GB and saw nearly 700 of the best biathletes from across the country taking part.

On the Saturday, in the under nines, Amelie Smith, Phoebe Fisher, Amelia Rae Carter, Harper Warmerdam and Zachary Callinan all competed, and the girls came away with the team bronze.

In the Under 10’s, Alexis Hornsby got a personal best in both her events coming 13th, while Lily-Mae Lancaster Evans got a PB for her swim in the Under 11’s age group and India Warmerdam competed in the Under 12 girls age group.

Charlie Coveney once again excelled himself with a PB in both his events, which resulted in him coming second overall in the Under 12’s Boys competition!

Then on the Sunday it was the turn of the older competitors - in the Under 14’s India Farrant and Isabelle Law both competed in a strong age group in which Law achieved a PB in each of the events.

Cameron Coveney got a PB for his swim and was third in the run which resulted in him winning the bronze medal in his Under 16’s age group.

That just left Cat Coveney to represent the club in the Masters age group, where she also won a bronze medal.

Head Coach, Michelle Matson, also travelled up to the event to support and inspire the children in their endeavours, and the three Coveney’s all volunteered as timekeepers on poolside on both days of the competition.

Without such support, these events could not take place and the club is very grateful to all our parents, volunteers and coaches who help our members achieve their dreams.