IAPS National Schools’ Triathlon Championships 2017 June 16, 2017 18:12

Dulwich Prep was delighted to host the 3rd IAPS National Prep Schools’ Triathlon on Sunday 11th June 2017. This event is open to all Prep School children from Year 5 and above, and it has grown hugely in popularity every year, with competitors coming from far afield to join the event.

Barfield’s Triathlon training club has been busy working on all the disciplines this year and our pupils have had fun practising their swimming, running and cycling skills in preparation for this event.
In what was a glorious day of sport, our pupils all performed well, giving of their best on behalf of Barfield, but also challenging themselves. Some were reduced to tears in their efforts to get to the finish line after pushing themselves to the limit.
Over 400 pupils took part with 113 children registered to take part in the Year 6 event alone and our best 2 performances came in this age category, with Harrison Blake-Pead coming 7th out of 63 male participants and India Steer finishing 13th out of 50 female participants.
Well done to Ava Rice, Elliot Davies, Haydn Wydenbach, Jack Lewis, Robyn Singleton, Ella Freer, Joshua Furneaux and Lev Davies.
A big thank you to Miss Astor and her partner Major Mark Long who travelled with me in the school minibus to transport some of our team, plus their bikes, to the event. I would like to thank all the parents who were able to come along to support the children and a special thank you to the Blake-Pead family who introduced me to this
amazing sport, which will now play a big part of the extra-curricular programme at Barfield. I’m very proud of you all. Well done.

Ray Taylor      Director of Sport Barfield School