I write to give you an update on Jessica and thank you again for the financial support that you provided her with at the start of this season. It has been a busy but amazing year for her, achieving many of the goals that she set herself at the start of the year.
She participated in 5 of the 6 rounds of the British Biathle series competing against some of the most talented runner / swimmers in the country. Her highlight was coming home 3rd at the Northwest leg in Wigan gaining her first British series medal. Overall in the series through consistency and determination to travel to the events around the country she finished the season in 4th position in her age category. Jessica would have done the sixth and final leg which was a home event if it was not for the call up to the Southwest Triathlon Team who where competing at an event on the same day. She also retained her call up to the GB Biathle World Tour squad visiting Portugal in the summer break and achieving a fifth position in her age group event
Triathlon is the event she decided to take up this year as her new event building on Biathles. It has been an amazing first year finishing in the top 3 of a number of events in the area. She also competed in the South West Championship series and finished the year in 3rd position. The pinnacle of the season was her selection by Triathlon Southwest to be part of the Inter Regional Team to compete in the Inter Regional Championships at the U20 Festival of Triathlon at Mallory Park. The experience will live with her for a long time as she competed on the same track as older youths challenging for GB Honours to go to the ITU event in Chicago. The 12 strong squad did very well at this event although not taking any individual honours came away with the bronze team award.
The support you provided was greatly received, helping her to attend 3 residential camps through the year and buy equipment upgrades to give her the best chance possible in the Triathlon series.
The Biathle and Triathlon series have now drawn to a close and the training regime has now started for next year along with competing in cross country in the hope of retaining her Somerset vest for the inter area championship early next year.
I have attached a picture for use on your website if you wish and again just wish to thank you for the support you have provided which has helped make this seasons events possible.
Karl & Allison Hudson