Wednesday December 12, 2018
VWH Tri Jan 2018

The Beaufort teams were in sparkling form at the VWH Triathlon, held at Wroughton on the last Sunday in January. This event was also the Area 9 Qualifier for the Pony Club National Winter Triathlon Championships and so the quality of entry was high and the competition fierce.
Hector AL and Tilly G were our youngest competitors of the day. Fabulous performances from both followed: Hector’s excellent run and joint best swim propelled him into 2nd place individually. Tilly equalled Hector’s swim and also ran strongly to take individual 3rd. They formed a team with Niamh from the VWH and that team won 2nd prize. A great start to the day.
We lost a couple of Tadpole competitors at the last minute which did some damage to our second team but nevertheless our team of four and two individuals acquitted themselves very well indeed. In the girls section Holly R was the pick of the bunch. Her joint best shoot added to a good run and swim took her to 5th place in her first year as a Tadpole. Great backup was provided by Georgia G in 9th place, Zara L 11th and Annabelle HJ 18th. In the boys section Laurie AL swam and ran really well for individual 3rd place. He was supported by Harry G who came in 7th.
The team of Georgia, Laurie, Holly and Harry brought home 2nd prize.
Our sole Mini Girl was Jemima P. She put up joint best run for individual 6th place and after joining with two Wickstead Farm members, her team were placed 4th.
In the Mini boys we were able to field two teams who finished 1st and 2nd. Amazing! Orlo C was our best shot, closely followed by Jack R who is improving all the time. Monty A also shot very nicely and with his customary excellent run and swim scores he won the class outright. Our boys also picked up 3rd (Xavier A), 4th (Orlo C), 5th (Harry B), 7th (George L), 9th (Jack R) and 11th (Archie G). The team of Monty, George, Xavi and Orlo took the honours by miles from any other team. Jack, Archie and Harry were team 2nd completing a Beaufort whitewash.
The Beaufort Junior Boys (Joseph P, Will C, Josh B and Jack G) claimed the team title in their category. Will won individually with best shoot and run, Joseph 3rd, Josh 8th and Jack 12th.
Our Junior Girls were not to be outdone: despite being a 3 woman team, Poppy C and Bea joined with Georgie from the Croome to win the class. Poppy individual 1st (best everything!) and Bea 6th.
Our two Open Girls, Maddy A & Ella HJ, joined with Lottie R from the Cotswold Vale to win team 3rd prize. Maddy was individual 5th and Ella 10th.
Tom was our only Open Boy. He achieved best shoot and run which allowed him to clinch a win in this class.
Special congratulations to our National Tri Qualifiers from this event: Monty A, Joseph P, Poppy C and Tom C.

Once the shoot phase was over, they laid on an unmounted Polocrosse session in the sports hall. This was much enjoyed and will surely encourage members to sign up for the Polocrosse Taster Day at Half Term.
Well done to all the Beaufort families who turned out for this competition. Your results were amazing and your club is very proud of you!