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National record breaker ace Harry
10:30am Friday 13th September 2013 in Sport
CROOME Hunt Pony Club’s Harry Sykes created a new intermediate record at the Pony Club National Tetrathlon Championships.
The 15-year-old was the only boy on a team of four, including Georgie Ormandy, Katie Caldicott and Sally Caldicott, from the Worcestershire branch competing near Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Sykes gained the best swim and shoot engraved glasses before amassing a 136-point lead with another impressive display in the crosscountry riding.
He completed his run just three seconds slower than the best competitor from the winning Irish team to establish a record intermediate score of 4,600.
The Grafton Flyford teenager also received the Five Nations Silver Salver for best individual and the Tetrathlon Championship Intermediate trophy as well as an armful of rosettes.
Sykes said: “It was a great honour to represent my pony club branch and put our small corner of Worcestershire on the five nations map.”
The rising star has been invited to join the Pentathlon GB World Class Pathway Programme and competed at Hartpury and in Spain, enjoying his first full international representing Great Britain.
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