Eleven girls from the Granville took part in the Hever Castle Triathlon on Saturday.
It is the UK’s second largest triathlon; the world’s leading children’s triathlon and the finale of both the International Tri-Series and the UK triathlon season. Over 250 girls from UK/abroad competed in the 8-10 year old category on the day.
Two groups of three Granville girls competed in a relay (one leg each) and there were also five individual performances. The races commenced with a 100 metre open water swim through Hever Castle Lake, before a 4km gruelling cycle around the estate, finishing with a 1.3km undulating run up and down the hills adjacent to the castle.
In true Granville fashion, everyone performed remarkably; the parents and school can be very proud of the girls who persevered, despite the murky/cold water, and muddy/slippery cycle and run.
The Year 5 girls (only) had agreed to seek sponsorship for the event in memory of dear Rex (Ella’s brother) and to further research into sudden unexplained death in childhood. (http://www.sudc.org/rex/Events/Triathlon).
The Year 5 Girls were:
Splash, Flash and Dash: Emily B, Ella R and Lucy L
Dream Team: Sophia WS, Allegra C and Belle K
Individuals: Alice E; Cara G; Isabelle K
They have already raised over £1,850 between them…..hopefully more to follow.
Other Granville triathletes were, Amie G – Year 4 and Kara D – Year 6
Splash, Flash and Dash came in 7th and the Dream Team 8th out of 16 teams, with some of the girls’ performances being outstanding.
The individual results were all very good too for the 8-10yr category; Kara – Year 6 (19th in field of 256 girls); Cara G – Year 5 (24th / 256) – both in the top 10%; Amie G – Year 4 (79th / 256);
Isabelle K – Year 5 (108th / 256); Alice E – Year 5 (145th / 256).