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Our Year 5 Triathlon team win the team prize


On Wednesday 27th September, sixteen pupils represented High March in a Biathlon at The Royal Masonic School for Girls. This was a swim-run event similar to a triathlon, in that the transition time from swim to run is included. The girls raced in teams of 4 to take on the 200m swim and 1km run challenge.

Managing to avoid Storm Agnes throughout the day was no mean feat in itself (!), the upshot of which was that racing and supporting thankfully all took place with no rain. The event is probably best summed up by various parental comments, including, “Absolutely amazing event!” Another parent added, “And the girls were all so lovely and supportive,” the latter from a mum of one of our first-time triathletes. Mrs McAlister, who accompanied the girls, echoed the sentiment, being particularly proud of the girls’ team spirit and support.

The girls raced superbly. In Year 5 Iris, Zoe and Evie took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively and the Year 5 A team (including Alice) went on to win the team prize. In Year 6, St Albans fielded a very strong team and just outperformed some superb racing from the High March girls.

Many thanks to RMS for hosting their first biathlon. Our Tri Club Captains said thank you on behalf of the High March team with a box of chocolates and a card which they wrote, a lovely gesture which was greatly appreciated. Special thanks go to Maddy Vaughan-Johncey and the RMS staff for organising such a wonderful event.

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