June 2017: Team and individuals win in triathlon challenge

TRIATHLETES from Haslingden High School emerged victorious when the Year 8 team won their heat and three pupils also gained individual titles.

At Marl Pits, students from Years 7-10 competed against other Rossendale schools and the Year 8 team of Beth Macdonald, Emily Nuttall and Eilidh Aindow were victorious while Year 7 Charlotte Mounfield and Year 8s Beth Hartwell and Max Constant, all won.

They had to swim eight lengths of Marl Pits, complete 10 laps of a cycling course and then run five laps of the running track.

Beth Macdonald was only asked to join the team at the last minute and she was asked to complete the running stage.

Beth Hartwell said: “I liked the riding stage because I found it good fun and there was a really hard corner to get round, but I didn’t fall off.”