girls to represent Britain at European Biathle Championships
Two Burnham-On-Sea girls are set to compete at the European Biathle
Championships in Portugal later this week as part of the Great
is an event where competitiors are required to run, swim and then
run again continuously over a set course against other competitors
of a similar age.
Tolley, Anya Snowball, Catherine Tolley are flying to Lisbon,
Portugal today (Tuesday) in preparation for the finals this coming
Snowball of St Andrews's School has broken into the strong under-10s
British team after trying the sport for the first time last year.
This will be her first international appearance, following closely
on from her success last weekend in Bristol where she secured
first place in the South West series of triathlon (swim bike run)
events for her age group, winning all four events so far in the
Tolley of King Alfred School just missed out on selection for
the British team to travel to the European championships in Portugal
this year, but has continued her international commitment, having
been part of the British team that achieved notable successes
at both the Italian and German National Championships earlier
for Libby Tolley, also of King Alfred School, this will be her
third European experience in an international vest this year.
Having won races in both Italy and Germany she will be representing
Britain for the second time at a European Championship level.
She currently leads the British series and world tour biathle
girl's families and supporters in Burnham have wished them well.
Mark Cox-Conklin of Burnham Swim and Sports Academy said: "We
are super pleased to have been a small part of the overall preparation
for these girls at the European Championships as part of the Great
an achievement for them. The Academy is extremely proud of how
they have developed their skills here with the support of our
dedicated team of staff. We will be cheering them on next Sunday
and look forward to hearing about how they got on when they get
Top, Elizabeth Tolley, Anya Snowball and Catherine Tolley with
Mark and Sara Cox-Conklin of the Academy, both of whom have won
International vests in the past in Biathle; and above with
Burnham swim coach Andy Holt outstide the Swim & Sports Academy