TS5C relies completely on the generosity of local businesses and individuals to operate. For our 10th Anniversary, we have a packed year of fundraising activities planned, and details will appear here as and when they are announced.
January started with toughening up my legs to deal with the endurance aspect of triathlon by taking part in the cross country season. After progressing through County and Regional qualification races, I was thrilled to qualify as part of the Somerset Team to participate at the English Schools’ Cross Country Championships in Leeds.
Luke Mason 16' from Weston College took part in the British Youth Fencing Championships in Sheffield this weekend.
He had an ok start in his pool winning 3 out of 5 bouts coming 24th seed.
My triathlon season is now starting to gain pace with my first Tri of the year at Burnham last weekend. This year I race in the youth category which means a bit of a jump in race distance which makes it more challenging.
TS5C's Great Britain junior trampolinist 17 year old Corey Walkes has much to be proud of after he produced an historic junior double silver medal win for Great Britain at the 26th European Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT Championships held in Azerbaijan.
TS5C's Jessica was named in a 12-player England Women U18 sevens squad that represented a Great Britain U18 side at the Rugby Europe U18 Championship and Youth Olympic qualifiers in Vichy, France 28-29 April. GB finished Runners Up.
Swimmer Cameron Kurle achieved two silver medals in the recent Commonwealth Games held in the Gold Coast in Australia competing for England.
He was part of the 4x100 Freestyle and 4x200 Freestyle relay teams.
Jessica played full back in the recent England Women U18 Talent Development Group (TDG) match against Wales Women in a friendly fixture at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Cameron recently competed in the British Swimming Championships in Edinburgh whilst in full training and therefore unrested. He had several really encouraging swims culminating in an excellent 2nd place and silver medal in the 200 metre Freestyle A final.
TS5C athlete Charlie Cook (pictured centre) competed in the first race of the South West Series by winning the Bath Duathlon Championship at Odd Down race track. Charlie, who is 14, has just moved up into the Under 16’s junior age category and knew he was in for a tough 3k run, 15k cycle and 1.5k run event.
The winter training for Triathlon is now coming to an end and the race season is just starting. Over the winter I have been training with the South West Triathlon Academy which has been very good, great fun and has me got me ready for this coming season.