Hartpury College A-level student Charlie Brown has clinched top honours at the British Modern Triathlon Championships.
He capped a successful event for members of Hartpury’s Modern Pentathlon Academy – one of Pentathlon GB’s leading academies – by claiming first place in the Under-17 boys category at the showpiece event in Solihull.
Hartpury College, which offers a range of A-levels and diplomas, tailors academic and training timetables to support student athletes, allowing them to reach their potential in education alongside achieving success in their sport.
Charlie, who is studying A-levels in Biology, Business and Physical Education, produced an impressive performance in the laser run and also showed up well in the swimming and shooting legs.
Georgina Crawford, who is studying A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Geography, secured a personal-best time in the swimming leg on the way to finishing 11th in the Under-17s girls category.
Katie Megan-Davies, who is studying A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physical Education, was 17th in the same category – a fantastic effort from only her third week into the sport.
Alasdair Moir, studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, finished eighth in the Under-19 boys category against a strong field of competitors, most of whom are now Great Britain juniors, to round off a rewarding day for the Hartpury athletes.
James Wild, Hartpury’s Modern Pentathlon Academy Manager, said: “All our students worked really hard and prepared well in the build-up to the competition and it’s great that their efforts have been rewarded.
“Charlie should be exceptionally proud of his performance – it takes something very special to win a British title – but all of the team could go home with their heads held high.
“We’re proud to have such talented and committed students within the Modern Pentathlon Academy at Hartpury, and their performances at Solihull bode well for the rest of the season.”
Students in the Modern Pentathlon Academy at Hartpury College have access to an extensive range of world-class facilities, including an outdoor laser run range, a state-of-the-art £8.8 million Sports Academy, and the largest equine educational establishment in the world.
As Pentathlon GB’s educational partner, Hartpury students have the opportunity to study the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE), an additional Level 3 qualification designed for athletes who have the potential to perform at the highest level.
Picture: Charlie Brown (centre) celebrating his success at the British Modern Triathlon Championships