Junior Harrier takes another National Title

Race Reports

Our Under 13 Harrier, Alex Boyer was in action last weekend. This time he was competing for his school, Carmel College at the Under 12 British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships at Crystal Palace.

The Biathlon is perfect for Alex, combining two of his favourite disciplines; a 50m swim and an 800m run. The first event was the swim; a 50m Freestyle. He swam really well completing the 50m in a time of 31.84s, which left Alex in 11th place – but the point totals were very tight on the leader board, so it was all down to the run.

He then managed to produce a storming 800m on the track in a time of 2.28.10, taking five seconds off his PB! He finished in 3rd place on the run, securing enough points to win the overall combined swim/run title. What an outstanding performance from a talented young man! Well done, Alex!
Along with India’s win on Saturday that means Darlington Harriers had two national schools champions crowned over the weekend. I guess that doesn’t happen very often! #UTH

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Action Man Alex!