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.
After his incredible last season which saw Bertie win over 20 Gold’s at top events all over the country plus a whole raft of other achievements, the new season sees Bertie move up from being an U13 to the Cadet (U15) category. Although only just 13 he entered the England U15 rankings at number 8. A great starting position he can build on over the next two years.
Last weekend saw the start of the new handball season and not only a step up to under 19s and men's handball, but a new team to get used to as I am now playing for Stroud.
I was looking forward to the increased phyisical and stamina demands as the games are 60 minutes as opposed to 40 minutes at under 16 level.
As part of Team GB, Cameron attended the European Championships held in Glasgow in August.
A really well supported event, on home soil, Cameron returned from Glasgow a Gold Medallist and European Champion, after he played his part in the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
My first year in the youth category has come to an end, it has had some highs and lows and I have learnt a lot and mind a whole bunch of new friends in the process.
The last event of the year was the U20 British Triathlon Festival at Mallory Park.
TS5C’s Charlie Cook completed his triathlon season by competing at the Under 20’s Festival at Mallory Park race circuit, in Leicestershire. This was the last race in the British Elite Series and included athletes from England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey and France.
I have just come back from my best race experience this year after competing in the National School Games Finals at Loughborough University. The organisers had done loads to make it feel like an Olympic style event.
My European Championships campaign started on day three of the swimming meet. It was the 100 backstoke and I was sceeded outside the top 30 swimmers, with the other 3 brits ahead of me, so I only really had my eyes on a PB.
It has been a really busy couple of months with training and competing after the South West Open Water Championships at Weymouth at the start of July.
After a successful, but exhausting 5 day tournament in Viborg, Denmark at the beginning of August with The England Lions Under 16 Handball Team, my pre season training has been combined with working at 1610 Glastonbury Leisure Centre as an Activities Assistant.