A Year 7 student from Newark Academy is turning heads in the sporting world with a number of medal-winning performances.
Lucy Beardsmore is not just content with being crowned Midland biathlon champion, but she’s hitting the heights in a whole range of sports including triathlon, netball, athletics, cross-country and swimming.
After winning the
this month, Lucy went on to represent the region at the National Championships in Redditch.
The Newark youngster achieved personal-bests in her 800-metre run and 50-metre swim to finish in the top 40 in the whole of the UK.
“It was amazing to compete at this level,” said Lucy. “To come and be part of this really was unreal.
“I know I can do better and that will drive me on to improve next year.”
She also took part in the trials for laser shooting, which is one of the disciplines in the Modern Pentathlon.
Lucy put in impressive performances and now has her sights on the British Laser Run Championships in April, alongside her the push for the Biathle Championships and European qualifiers.
Chris Fisher, Head Teacher at Newark Academy, which is part of the Nova Education Trust, said: “Our students never fail to amaze me.
“The talents they develop through hard work and dedication are an inspiration for our academy community.
“The school is incredibly proud of Lucy and her achievements.”