Sammy takes triathlon podium

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Athletes from The Webber Independent School last week took part in the annual ISA (Independent Schools Association) Midlands Triathlon held in Lucton.

Twenty stars from the school joined the unknown arena of Triathlons to make their debut performance and compete against a total of 225 competitors from 20 different schools.

Students battled through a swim, cycle and finally running course with some impressive times marked on the clock - everyone showed tremendous determination and commitment to complete their race.

Medal winner, Sammy Oram-Jone - also a successful racing driver - narrowly missed first place in his category but snatched third in an impressive 1hr 6 minutes.

Team mate Joe Periclis credited Sammy for encouraging him throughout the race and during the months of training before the race.

“Sammy said: “It’s a really excellent feeling to come third and thank you to Joe for helping to keep me going.

“I think we were the best performing team and we inspired each other to push ourselves as hard as we could. To get third and sixth place feels great.”

Principal Sue Vig said: “I am really impressed with every single one of our students - they showed unrelenting determination and a real spirit of sporting adventure!

“This was unknown territory for all who took part and I am delighted that their performances’ shone and the experience was one of enjoyment and success.

“They will undoubtedly have inspired others to join in with the next event coming up in October.”