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Modern Pentathlon and Athletics success

Date Posted: Tuesday 17 May 2022


It’s been a busy and successful weekend for Ashford School pupils. Ava (Yr7) and Zara (Yr5) were in Leweston, Devon for the European Qualifier Triathle Championships.

Triathle involves shooting, swimming and running in a continuous shoot/swim/run format. There is a transition zone between the run and swim. Races begin with a pack start, and the winner is the first across the finish line after completing their shoot-swim-run. Both swim, run and shoot with Ashford School’s Swim Squad and Modern Pentathlon Club.

The girls secured a place on the GB Team going to the European Triathle Championships in Greece at the end of August. Zara won her age group while Ava came second in hers. Well done both, a great achievement.


Meanwhile Jess (Yr11) competed at the Kent Athletics Championships in Medway where she claimed a win in the U17 3Km Race Walk, with a 20-second improvement to her personal best. She also competed in the 1500m Steeplechase, a run with barriers and water jumps to clear, where she came 3rd – well done Jess!