A determined Preparatory School pupil was tested to his limit after competing in his first ever triathlon competition recently.
Louis Walkden-Williams, a Year 5 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, was in action for his debut competitive event at a regional showcase held in Ruthin, and he managed to give a very good account of himself in the face of some stern competition.
The ten-year-old performed well in the pool and continues to show immense progression thanks to the work he is putting in with the school’s dedicated swimming staff, and he also shone during a testing cycling portion of the event.
He also managed to pick up notable ground during the running stage of the competition, which capped off a memorable first outing for the aspiring star.
After a gruelling race, Louis managed to achieve a high finish in his age category as a rewarded for all the hard work he had put in in the lead-up to the competition.
Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod, said: “Louis has been a credit to himself since joining us at Rydal Penrhos in September, and this is further proof of just what sort of fantastic character he demonstrates on a daily basis.
“Triathlon racing is one of the most gruelling events a young person can take part in, but Louis not only grasped the opportunity with both hands, but he also thrived in a competitive environment.”