Modern Pentathlete Smith wins Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships at
Modern Pentathlete Ryan Smith won the open event at the Pony Clun Tetrathlon with a score that was three points off the record score. He rode a maximum score of 1400 points going clear on his horse within the time limit. He swam 1125 points which is an improvement on his score from last year and shot a score of 980 dropping just 20 points from the maximum. His run time of 9 minutes 46 seconds was the fastest of the day by more than 15 seconds.
His all round performance coming on top of his victory in the recent international event held in the USA would seem to show that he has established himself on the multi-sport scene.
He is now preparing for the National Modern Pentathlon Championships being held in Solihull over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Bernie Moss, Modern Pentathlon Academy Director and GB Coach commented: “Ryan has performed very well this year making good strides in his individual disciplines. However, he still has a way to go and needs to buckle down to a good winter’s preparation to hit the ground running next season."
Tracey Kidner a higher education student in the second year of her degree at Hartpury also competed in the Pony Club Tetrathlon through the age groups. She was competing in a field of 87 athletes and finished the two day competition in 4th place. She rode a maximum 1400 points, shot 980 points and won the swim and ran close to a personal best time. Her overall performance was an excellent effort.
Bernie Moss, Modern Pentathlon Academy Director and GB Coach commented: "Tracey has worked really hard this year especially in the swim. It is good to see her efforts pay off in this way. She can now move forward from this."