Three Oswestry School pupils came away with medals after taking part in time trials for the British schools' modern biathlon championships held in Nottingham recently.
This championship is a part of the Modern Biathlon Series. It comprises a separate run and swim and is the culmination of a series of preliminary competitions organised throughout the country from September to the 1st December. Competitors run and swim times are converted to points, with the final positions being decided by the total number of points achieved overall after both disciplines.
Josh Counter received a bronze medal after finishing 3rd in his age group (U14 boys). Emma Bates also received a bronze medal in the U11 girls while her brother Matthew came second in the U13 boys category and came away with a silver medal.
Results of all the preliminary competitions will be combined to create a British Ranking List and published in mid-December. Should the Oswestry School team be successful in qualifying they will be invited to formally enter for the Championships to be held on 17th & 18th March 2018 at Crystal Palace.