Tuesday December 12, 2017
Curre PC Triathlon November 2017

The Beaufort Pony Club sent no less than 27 athletes to contest the Curre PC Tri in Monmouth. This event is always popular with it’s friendly atmosphere and being within about an hour’s travel from home.
We initially hoped to field two Frogs teams but after several were felled with illness we amalgamated those that remained and they put up a great show to take Team 2nd. Hector AL took Best Boys Beanbag (920) and Ind 1st. Arabella P took Best Girls Beanbag for Ind 2nd. They were joined by Rose W and Edward C. Edward won the 5th rosette which was great as he has only just joined the PC and this was his first competition.
The children were delighted to receive their prizes from Show Jumping legend, David Broome. The parents were pretty excited too as they were the right vintage to fully appreciate the presence of this amazing man!
In the Tadpole class we were able to field one boys team and two girls teams which is great news for the future of the sport in our club.
Jemima P recorded a resounding victory individually and won Best Run. Along with team mates Amelie L (6th and Best Shoot), Isobel C and Skye W, they won 2nd prize in the team event.
The Tadpole boys also did very well with Miles H taking Ind 2nd and Best Shoot and Laurie AL Ind 3rd. Along with team mates Archie L and Charlie W, their team was just behind the girls in 3rd.
Well done also to Holly R, Tabitha D and Annabelle HJ who put in some great scores.
In the Mini Class, our four boys took home 5th team prize. Orlo C shot outstandingly well (960) for 4th place and Xavier A was just behind in 6th. Harry S and new recruit, Jack R completed this successful quartet.
In the Junior Class our boys performed really well and took team honours by some distance. Individual positions as follows: Will C (1st with Best Shoot & Run), Charles H 3rd, Joseph P 4th and George H 5th. Well done to George who had to give it everything after an exhausting XC race the day before and to Joseph who was competing in his first Junior level Triathlon.
The Junior Girls team of Millie S, Belle E and Alice E won 6th rosette in the team event. Millie also scored Best Shoot with 880. Well done girls.

Finally the Senior event, where our sole competitor, Tom C managed to win in a small class of just two boys. However the outing provided valuable training as he was competing at this level for the first time. A punishing 4 minute swim and 3k run certainly got the heart pounding.

Well done everyone for supporting this lovely Welsh event. So many results to be proud of!

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