An athlete from Leweston School was crowned the World Champion at the World Laser Run in Portugal.

Leweston School had seven pupils representing Great Britain at the World Laser Run Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, towards the end of September with some superb results and a World Champion!

Thomas J, Year 12, with his medals. Credit: Nuno Gonçalves Photography

Day one was the female races, and in the morning all athletes had to qualify from the heats to the finals, and all three Leweston girls made the finals. In the U13, Katrina S, Year 7, had a strong race to finish 13th. In the U15, Izzy W, Year 9, had a great race to finish 7th and be part of the GB gold medal team, followed by Jessica S, also in Year 9, having her best race of the season to finish 9th and 3rd team. Throughout the day Thomas J, Year 12, was live on UIPM TV all day doing some great work commentating with the TV host.

Leweston School athletes with Coaches. Credit: Nuno Gonçalves Photography

Day two was the male races with all four Leweston boys athletes making it through to the finals. In the U9, Edward H, Prep 4, had a fantastic race to take the Silver medal. In the U13, Charlie O, Year 8, had a good race to finish 21st. In the U15 Reuben C, Year 10, had to work hard after being boxed in at the start to pull up from 20th and finish a strong fifth! In the U17 race, Thomas J, Year 12, had a superb race, leading most of the race to take Gold and be crowned U17 World Laser Run Champion and be part of the gold medal team!

Thomas J, Year 12, crossing the finish line. Credit: Nuno Gonçalves Photography

The final day was the mixed relays, this was one girl and boy making up a team in age groups, with the girls starting the race then handing over to the boys. In the U9 Edward H, Prep 4 and his partner took Bronze. In the U15 Reuben C, Year 10 and his team were 6th. In the U17 Thomas J, Year 12’s team took third, and Izzy W, Year 9, raced up into the U17 age group to take 7th place team.

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