Indoor Combined Events International

Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

10th December 2005

The final event of the calendar year was the ever-popular Indoor Combined Events International in Scotland. Travel, certainly from South East England, proved difficult as a result of dense early morning fog and one athlete whose flight from Heathrow was cancelled was faced, at short notice, with a journey by road along the M6 which is never to be recommended on a Friday! Although some athletes arrived four hours later than their scheduled time a full team managed to assemble by early evening.

The competition, as always, was both fierce and friendly as befits combined events and it was pleasing that the individual medals were shared between the four competing countries. English Schools' teams dominated three of the competitions but had to acknowledge the strength and consistency of the Irish girls in the Under 16 event. English Schools' champion, Will Lambourne, proved to be the run-away winner of the Under 18 Boys event, whilst Ashley Bryant, only third in Southampton, performed superbly to win the Under 16 Boys event. How pleasing it was to see nearly fifty parents and friends travelling to Glasgow to encourage the team, meaning that, for the first time ever, we had every athlete being able to rely on the vocal assistance of at least one family supporter in the crowd!


Principal Results


BOYS PENTATHLON (Under 16)

Individual
1Ashley BryantEngland3227 pts
2Calum InnesScotland3183 pts
3David GuestWales3150 pts
5Alex MacGregorEngland2985 pts
6Ben GibbEngland2893 pts
7Shaun LeighEngland2876 pts
Team
1England9105 pts
2Wales8450 pts
3Ireland8317 pts
4Scotland8230 pts

GIRLS PENTATHLON (Under 16)

Individual
1 Claire RockallIreland3446 pts
2 Harriet CrossIreland3350 pts
3 Chanel TaiteEngland3232 pts
4 Emma SimpsonEngland3096 pts
9 Chelsea CooperEngland2937 pts
13Danielle BamberEngland2897 pts
Team
1Ireland9817 pts
2England9265 pts
3Scotland8926 pts
4Wales8468 pts

BOYS PENTATHLON (Under 18)

Individual
1Will LambourneEngland3601 pts
2Nathan WoodwardEngland3287 pts
3Martin LiptonScotland3271 pts
6Andrew LauranceEngland3153 pts

Andy MachinEnglandDnf
Team
1England10041 pts
2Wales9315 pts
3Scotland8969 pts
4Ireland8669 pts

GIRLS PENTATHLON (Under 18)

Individual
1Mairead MurphyIreland3630 pts
2Serita ShoneEngland3520 pts
3Meghan BeesleyEngland3454 pts
4Lucy BoggisEngland3341 pts
7Hannah Frances-SmithsonEngland3271 pts
Team
1England10315 pts
2Ireland10191 pts
3Wales8844 pts
4Scotland7837 pts