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Getting involved in Tetrathlon

We have a very active, welcoming and successful tetrathlon and triathlon squad spanning all ages from Under 8 to Seniors and it is known to be a particularly sociable sport for our members. Tetrathlons consist of Riding (Cross Country, including passing through a gate and a slip rail), Swimming, Running and Shooting (air pistol or beanbag throwing if under 8 years). Triathlon is a competition doing only 3 of these activities (usually Shooting, Swimming and Running). Fred Church is our Tetrathlon is our manager, supported by his wife, Jill.

Fred Church

Fred runs regular shooting practice sessions and is always happy to hear from anyone wanting to give tetrathlon a go, learn to shoot a pistol, or receive schedules.

There are numerous triathlons throughout the year, with tetrathlon as soon as the ground is dry enough (and some with Arena jumping during the winter).

Tetrathlon Championships

Individuals and teams of 3 or 4 can be entered for the Area Tetrathlon, with the best 3 scores in each team to count. The winning team in each class, plus the 2 best individuals, will qualify for the Championships. There are separate teams in each class (age group) for boys and girls and also mixed gender teams in each class (no more than 2 of each gender). Teams will be selected based on results from past competitions.

Winter Tetrathlon Championships

The Winter Triathlon Championships is a competition for individuals; however, as the Area 9 Tetrathlon Coordinator, Fred will select Area 9 teams for the Championships from the Area 9 individuals who have qualified. Selection will be based on results from their qualifying competition.

Regional Tetrathlon Championships

Tetrathletes from Area 9 are eligible to be selected for the Central England Region at Mini, Junior and Senior Regional Tetrathlon Championships. The Central England team manager, Fred, will select individuals from Areas 7, 9 and 12 based on recommendations from their Branch Tetrathlon Managers and previous results.

Area 9 Postal Shoot

Some of you will be familiar with this! Over the winter months, Area 9 (ie Fred) runs a shooting competition, with 2 targets shot each month between Nov – Feb and returned to me for scoring by post. Obviously, we have the luxury of not having to post them!

The competition is usually shot at Branch/Centre shooting practices, but can be shot at home if necessary. Turning or static targets can be used.

There will be rosettes for top 10 teams and top 6 individuals in each class.

If you shoot 1,000 in any month, you will get a gun case sticker.

Get in touch with Fred if you want to join in the fun and form some teams!