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At the last bank holiday I represented the South West for the 3rd year in succession at the National Triathlon Championships in my last year of TRISTAR3. The race was going really well upto the last leg with me being in the top 20 with opportunities to move up the field as I started the run. However disaster struck as I came into transition as I had a massive cramp spell and had to withdraw and be taken to the medical centre for treatment.
Having completed a successful season with Winscombe U18 Girls, culminating in winning the National Championship, Jess has started the new year with some great news from the RFU. She has been selected as one of the 35 girls in the U18 Talent Development Group.
Sixteen year old trampoline gymnast Corey Walkes has had little time to relax after his successful weekend competing at the 2017 British Trampoline & Tumbling Championships which were held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
His ‘comeback’ performance after over a year out through injury showed just why he is in his fifth year of selection for the Great Britain High Performance Junior Programme and a place on the Trampoline Olympic Potential Squad.
My 2016/17 season ended with an incredible experience - competing for Team GB at the European Youth Olympic Festival. The whole GB team met up on Friday 21st July at Bisham Abbey for kitting out, team building and educational sessions. After a training session at Hillingdon the following day, the swimmers met up with the rest of the team at Heathrow to fly out to Budapest.
After a successful summer, I have now been selected for the England U18 squad for the coming year despite being a year young!
I have also started playing for the Exeter university national league team. Therefore I have a lot of travelling ahead for training and matches, locally and internationally I have really appreciated the funding from T5Sc and have benefitted greatly from it.
Ella successfully competed at the Trampolining, Tumbling and DMT British Championships in late September at Liverpool's Echo Arena and she is now age 13-14 Female Double Mini Trampoline British Champion 2017.
As a result she has been selected to represent Great Britain on Double mini trampoline at the world age competition In Bulgaria this November.
TS5C's Charlie Cook represented Team South West at the the recent Inter Regional Championships at Mallory Park, Leicester which saw the top 39 athletes compete from across the 13 regions of the British Isles.
The Crispin School pupil put his recent hand operation set back behind him and was keen to impress at his first National Triathlon outing.
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!!!