Georgia takes British title at Olympic Park

Georgia Hannam was victorious at the Olympic Park.
Georgia Hannam was victorious at the Olympic Park.

Seven members of Lancaster City Tri Team travelled to the Olympic Park in London to represent their schools in the British Schools Biathlon Championships.

With 800 girls competing on Saturday and 800 boys on Sunday it was going to be a long weekend for the athletes.

Ten year old Larissa Hannam was up first, representing Morecambe Bay CP School in the U11 category, and had to run 800m and then swim 50m, achieving a PB in the run Larissa finished in 85th position overall.

Thirteen year old Amy Shaw (u14) represented Morecambe High School. The distances increased to 100m swim and 1,600m run.

Enjoying the experience Amy should be pleased with her 96th position.

In the U15 age group Millie Sykes represented Queen Elizabeth School, having to run 1,600m and swim 200m.

A good performance in the swim followed by a solid run left Millie in 47th place overall.

The last member to compete for the girls in the U16 was 15 year old Georgia Hannam representing Heysham High School.

The pressure was on for Georgia going into the competition knowing she was ranked number one, she knew she needed a good performance in both the 200m swim and 1,600m run.

Georgia finished the swim in sixth place, and taking the lead on the run from the start she finished nine seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.

After the wait Georgia was crowned under 16 Girls British Schools Champion 2014.

After a long day on Saturday watching the girls compete Sunday saw the turn for the boys.

First off was 11 year old Harry Shaw representing Morecambe High.

The U12 age group had to swim 50m and run 800m, exiting the swim in 51st position and a PB in the run, gave Harry 51st place overall.

Thirteen year old Shea Hannam was representing Heysham High. After the 100m swim Shea was placed in 22nd position and ran a superb race with another competitor over the 1600m, coming second with a new PB.

This added to his points for the swim gave him fourth place overall.

In the U15’s group Michael Sallis, Lancaster Royal Grammar School came out of the 200m swim in 14th place, and a massive 12 second PB in the 1,600m run gave Michael an impressive 20th place overall.