Georgia Pipes & Charlie Follett secure top 20 finishes at German Champs
Georgia Pipes and Charlie Follett both continued their fine starts to 2017 as they secured top 20 finishes at the German Open Championships yesterday with consistent performances across all 5 disciplines in Berlin.
The competition began in the pool with the 200m swim where both British athletes produced good times, Easingwold’s Georgia 9th in 2:26.15 with Bristol’s Charlie 26th in 2:23.87. In the fencing salle it was Charlie who led the British charge, picking up 19 victories alongside 16 defeats to move up to 15th in the overall standings. University of Bath Sociology student Georgia secured 15 victories and 20 defeats, leaving her 21st after the opening two disciplines in the German capital.
A confident round by 20 year-old Georgia saw her have just five time faults in the ride, picking up 295 points to move up to 18th ahead of the closing laser-run. Charlie, who moved to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre at the University of Bath in September secured 275 points meaning she started the combined running and shooting discipline in 22nd.
A strong effort in the laser-run saw both Pentathlon GB athletes record a top 20 finish with Georgia maintaining her place in 18th and Charlie moving up to 19th at the competitions conclusion. Against a strong field, it continues the good international form of both athletes with Charlie securing silver and Georgia finishing 4th at the Swiss Women International just 2 weeks ago.
The next time Pentathlon GB athletes will be in action is at the British Modern Tetrathlon Championships in Solihull on April 22nd and 23rd with the Sant Boi Under 19 European Cup the following weekend.