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National Tet Championships Report 2013

National Tetrathlon Championships Report 2013

This year was a great Tet Champs for CHPC, with three members representing the branch. Held at Bishop Burton College in Yorkshire, the course was very challenging and so the riding proved to be very influential, especially in the open class, in which only nine competitors managed to go clear and within the time. Emily Procter and Charlie Knott both rode very positively to score highly in the intermediate, whilst Crocee and I managed a clear round within the time to gain maximum points round the open course. I did a personal best shoot of 980 out of a maximum possible 1000 points, winning equal best shoot and being awarded with a championship glass. Charlie and Emily both did personal best swims, and all three of us did strong runs over the hilly course.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the same without the notorious Tet parties – this year the party was Where’s Wally themed, and we all enjoyed donning red and white stripes for the occasion!

All our strong ride scores helped us up the rankings, showing that even if you were fantastic at shooting, swimming and running, thoughtful and confident riding was essential around such a technical course. I finished up in 2nd place in the open girls, and gained my gold Tetrathlon badge, which is only awarded to athletes who gain 1400 (maximum) points in the ride, and a minimum of 4250 points across all fours phases. I was the only open competitor to gain the award this year! Emily was 52nd out of a large field of 102 intermediate girls, and Charlie 21st in the intermediate boys.

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