Women’s Relay team “rode and shot very well” as they finish the 2017 Junior European Championships
This year’s Junior European Championship is now complete for Georgia Pipes and Charlie Follett, the GB team in the Women’s Relay.
Competing against a field that saw 10 other European countries represented, they held 9th position in both the swim and the fence with the girls achieving a joint swim time of 2:10:15 and a final fencing score of 17 victories versus 23 defeats. Georgia held firm and steady on the piste, contributing 10 of those 17 victories.
The Highs and The Lows
The show jumping showed them to be both skilful and careful riders with both achieving clear rounds – giving them a joint 4th position in the ride phase and, with 295 MP points, only 5 points behind the leader.
Their shooting was also incredibly accurate with an impressive barrage of 5 out of 5 hits on the range. However, sadly today running was not their strong point with Charlie nursing a slight injury that meant she lacked her normal flair on the fencing piste and was also not able to kick on during the Laser Run to show her full potential. Georgia and Charlie finished the competition in 9th place.
Frici Foldes, Performance Coach for Pentathlon GB summed up the competition for the two girls when he said “They’ve struggled a bit today but there were some real high points to be pleased about. They both rode really well and their shooting was extremely accurate”.
More to come
Friday 30th sees the Men’s Relay start with GB represented by Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton. The competition comes to a close on Saturday with the Mixed Relay and the British team of Jamie Harper and Sarah Collin.