TS5C Sponsored Athlete
The flagship fund has already benefited over 130 young athletes from Somerset in a variety of sports. TS5C sponsored athletes have already achieved significant results at both County and National level, and have competed for Team GB in international competitions.

Not able to swim Charlie has been running and cycling out in the countryside,  but most recently borrowing kit from school to enable him to cycle indoors on Zwift. 

2019 has been a challenging year where Charlie had shown extreme resilience to deal with injury setbacks, accidents and the added pressure of GCSE's deciding his next two academic years.

The 2019 British Triathlon Super Series kicked off at Nottingham University on the 30th March. The Series brings the top triathletes from across the whole of GB to compete to attempt to gain access to racing in the National competitions.

I compete in the Youth A category and was pleased with a 400m pb swim which meant I was ranked 15th out of more than 100 competitors going in to day 2 at Prestwold Race Circuit.

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.

Crispin Year 10 pupil Charlie Cook successfully gained entry to the GB Super Series after attending the selection weekend at Loughborough University.

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.

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.

Street athlete Charlie Cook produced his best performance of the season when competing at the National Modern Biathlon at Tudor Grange, Solihull.

Following the regional qualifiers, Cook was ranked 7th in the country going into the event and he knew he would need to be at his best to improve on this position.

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.

Our Goal

TS5C's aim is to make a difference to people's lives in Somerset - be it in providing funding for trim trails, disability swimming events, up and coming athletes or community projects like wheelchair basketball.

We exist solely on donations from individuals, businesses and small foundations. If you would like to support our efforts, please contact us directly.