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Tetrathlon success for Gemma Craig and Poppy DrysdaleCastle Douglas High School pupils represent Scotland at tetrathlon event

Published by Mr Macdonald
Tuesday 10 June 2014

Gemma Craig and Poppy Drysdale, both of Castle Douglas High School, were chosen to be part of the Tetrathlon Scottish Teams taking part in the ‘2014 Junior Girls Regional Tetrathlon Competition’ in Milton Keynes two weeks ago. The girls travelled south and the competition, including running, riding, shooting and swimming lasted over the weekend. Scotland produced some phenomenal results with the boys team being placed first, the A team coming third (with two team members finishing in the top six) and the B team finishing in 9th place out of 18 teams. Gemma had a good shoot, run and swim but lost a few points on a technicality at the very tricky triple water jump on her horse Erinsborough. Poppy had a tremendous shoot of 940, a great swim of nearly 9 lengths and a clear cross country on her pony ‘Black September.’ Unfortunately her run, in rather humid conditions, slightly hampered her final score dropping from 13th place down to 32nd. However, she was delighted to finish in the top third as she still has a couple of years remaining in juniors. The girls were proud to be part of the Scottish team and to represent ‘Stewarty Pony Club’ in what was an unforgettable experience. Jessica McCulloch of ‘Castle Douglas High School’ (and Amelia Craig of Spingholm Primary) and  also ‘Stewartry Pony Club’ have also been selected to represent Scotland in the ‘Regional Mini Competition’ at Sedgefield in Northern England this coming weekend which is great representation from a relatively small area.