North East Counties Pentathlon

Ollie and Fin TELFER competed in the North East Open Pentathlon on Saturday 22nd September. The event tests athletes over five different disciplines and points are awarded for each, the highest cumulative score wins the competition. The boys were competing for the first time in the Under 15 and Under 17 age categories.

The events contested are sprint hurdles, shot put, long jump, high jump and 800m. Fin had a great day achieving personal best performances in four of the five events.

Ollie’s day didn’t start well in the hurdles and high jump but a massive personal best in the shot put pushed moved him closer but still a long way off the 2nd and 3rd placed athletes. Going into the last event Ollie was 200 points away from a medal but a convincing win in the 800m by over 15 seconds boosted him up the table to take the bronze medal! An excellent performance.

The pentathlon was an excellent event to round off a successful outdoor season.

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