Morpeths Ollie Calvert competed at the British Biathlon National Championships in Nottingham at the weekend (23rd & 24th November) and claimed the U12 silver medal. His Father Phil said "We are all very grateful for the advice and training that you have given him. 8 seconds off his previous PB says it all really…thanks very much! "
At the start of the 800m they all set off very quickly and Ollie was at the back of the group. He didn’t panic however and gradually made his way through the field to which he put in a sprint at the last bend. He actually ran into the back of one boy when trying to undertake him but the door was shut on him making him have to change course and run round the outside. He crossed the line fourth with a time of 2.31.08, narrowly missing second place!
Report and photos by Phil Calvert