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Triathlon triumph for pupils present and past

Published Wednesday 27th of September 2017 12:16:48 PM

Sibford School pupils present and past scored victories at the Triathlon World Championships in Rotterdam in September. Sixteen-year-old Sixth Form student Reuben Trotter took Silver in the U20s Age Group Sprint race (750m swim; 20km bike; 5km run).  He also had the second fastest time of all 1,500 competitors across all the age groups making him the fastest British competitor in the Sprint Distance on the day. Meanwhile, Rosie Weston, who left Sibford School in 2016 and is now at Loughborough University, took the Bronze medal in the female Under 20 category in the Standard Distance race (1,500m swim: 40km bike; 10km run). Sibford Head Toby Spence said: “We are extremely proud of both Reuben and Rosie. Sibford is becoming increasingly known for its triathlon successes. In the past year alone we have held several triathlon events and an increasing number of pupils have shown interest in this up and coming sport. We hold regular early morning and after school swimming sessions to offer high level coaching and are investing in four Wattbikes to further assist those pupils interested in developing their skills in this area of the sport. In addition, we regularly host elite training camps for the South Central Academy of the British Triathlon Federation.” Reuben’s Dad Philip said: “Reuben watched the Brownlee brothers competing at the London Olympics back in 2012 and decided he wanted to try it. This season he has been competing in the British Triathlon organised Junior Super Series, and, closer to home, won the Banbury Sprint Triathlon earlier this summer.”   “His success in Rotterdam was particularly impressive as he was one of the youngest competitors and still has two more seasons to improve his position in the U20 category.”
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