Hermione in 2nd place at Cirencester biathlon

Nine year old pupil Hermione Murray from Stockbridge came second in the recent Cirencester Rotary Junior Biathlon.

Hermione came first in the U10 category for the 800m run and third in the 50m swim which gained her an overall second place in her age group.

The competition attracted around 80 youngsters (aged under 14) and was staged at Deer Park School with swimming at the town Leisure Centre. 

St Swithun’s Junior School biathletes compete in various competitions across the South of England for experience and also to see whether they can qualify for the national finals later in the academic year.

Director of sport Roger Marshall said “Hermione is a first class runner and a strong swimmer for our A team swim squad and I am delighted that such a hardworking and enthusiastic member of our sports teams has achieved this accolade. Biathlon is something we are trying to grow this year and a number of girls are showing an interest in competing. In fact after Hermione’s success in Cirencester, Mia Goodale in Year 6 also finished in 2nd place in the Abingdon Vale Biathlon.”