TRIATHLON: Grasby’s Daisy shoots to national bronze

Daisy Williams took third at the National Triathlon Championships EMN-150426-213241001
Daisy Williams took third at the National Triathlon Championships EMN-150426-213241001

Taking to the national stage for the first time, nine-year-old Grasby Primary School pupil Daisy Williams, sealed bronze at the weekend.

She headed to Solihull on Sunday to compete in the National Triathlon Championships. Qualifiers had been held up and down the country and only the top few children won through to the prestigious finals. Daisy had won the under 11 Class qualifier at Queen Margaret’s School, York, on her first attempt.

After her 10m pistol shoot she was lying in third place, then after the combined run and shoot, and swim events against other nine and 10-year-olds, she held her position, taking the bronze medal.

Daisy is taught competitive swimming at Cleethorpes & District Swimming Club under new head coach and ex International swimmer Matthew Allison, and she does regular target practice at North East Lincolnshire Target Club.

Mum Jill, said: “All the people at the Target Club have been so supportive of not just her, but the whole Brocklesby Hunt Pony Club Tetrathlon Team, who train there. We can’t thank them enough for what they do.

“She also receives invaluable training from Yorkshire Pentathlon, in the five disciplines of run, swim, shoot, ride and fence, and they are also the friendliest bunch of people,”