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Monkton Combe pupils secure top spots at Independent Prep Schools Triathlon

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Monkton Combe pupils secure top spots at Independent Prep Schools Triathlon

Two children from Monkton Combe prep school near Bath have beaten hundreds of other students to win the top places at this year’s Independent Prep Schools Triathlon.

The event which was held at Dulwich Prep School on Sunday 12th June 2016 was attended by over 400 pupils.

Monkton Combe schoolboy Lawrence Martindale won the U12 Boys Championship, and Scott Curtis won the U13 Boys Championship.Overall the school secured the top two times for their age category securing two winners trophies.

The Triathlon which involved a swim, cross country run and cycle event put the students to the test in tough damp conditions with a challenging and bumpy bike course.

Monkton Combe school took four children to the event, all of whom have been in training with the Monkton Elite swimming programme, which is run by ex-swimming Internationals Dan Hester and Chris Alderton.  The school’s cross country events and involvement in the Bath Schools Duathlon has also helped prepare the youngsters for the triathlon.
Monkton Combe School, just a mile from Bath, is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 2-19.

Teacher Rachel Martindale who coaches the students said, “This was a great achievement by both boys. Monkton were up against other leading schools including Mount Kelly and Millfield who are very competitive, so to finish with the top two placings in the boys event is pretty special.”

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