British Biathlon Championships

Sue Rennie reports on some of our athletes competing in the British Biathlon Championships.

Over the last couple of weeks three Tipton athletes ( Oliver Mason, Isabelle Mason and Holly Sides) have been trying to qualify for the British Biathlon Championships. Biathlon is running and swimming and is run by Pentathlon GB.

Oliver traveled to Newark, East Midlands on the 4th October and while he won his heat, U13 boys by having the fastest run over 1600m and fastest swim over 100m he didn't achieve the automatic qualification points total to qualify and will have to wait for the rankings to be published later this month.

Isabelle and Holly competed closer to home at Tudor Grange in Solihull on the 18th October and Isabelle succeeded in winning an automatic qualification place for the finals to be held on the 29th November. Holly narrowly missed out on an automatic qualification place and like Oliver will be waiting for the ranking list to be published.