Pupils show their talents in Southam Aquathlon

Winners in the Southam Aquathlon: Mollie Dibb, Stanley Brocklebank, Toby Rigg, Madoc Williams, Harry Kelly, Silvie Brocklebank and Bobby Kelly.

Winners in the Southam Aquathlon: Mollie Dibb, Stanley Brocklebank, Toby Rigg, Madoc Williams, Harry Kelly, Silvie Brocklebank and Bobby Kelly.

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Children from south Warwickshire have made an “excellent” start to the new sporting season during this year’s Southam Aquathlon.

The event, which takes place at Southam Leisure Centre and has become a regular fixture for Crackley Hall and Princethorpe College athletes, gives youngsters aged eight to 14 the chance to combine their swimming and running skills.

Princethorpe’s Mollie Dibb led the 400 metre swim and moved on to the 3000 metre run phase, managing to clinch a second consecutive victory in the Tri-Star 3 age group.

Year 8 pupil Toby Rigg claimed second place overall in the Tri-Star 2 category, while in the Tri Star 1 category, Crackley Hall’s ten-year-old participant Madoc Williams, who has spent the summer recovering from injury, finished in third place.

Princethorpe College teacher Emma Litterick, who accompanied the pupils at the event, said: “After a busy first week back at school, it’s fantastic to see our athletes across the foundation getting straight back into competition. With a victory at both ends of the age groups, this is an excellent start to the new sporting season.”

southamtriathlon.org.uk/aquathlon