SJF has it’s very own sporting brothers on the way to emulating the successful Olympic triathlete medallists, the Browlee brothers.
Thomas Dudley competes in the Biathle discipline. This event consists of a 500 metre run, followed by a 50 metre swim and finishes with another 500 metre run. Thomas has made it to the British Biathle Team and in 2011, managed a very creditable 4th in the World Championships in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Thomas missed out on a third place because he hadn’t put his shoes on properly after the swim, which led to him losing concentration on the final leg. He will now move up a level to the U12s. Despite the increase in his competitors standards, Thomas is hopeful of a top 10 finish when he competes in Dubai in October.
It is a fantastic achievement to be competing at World level. Thomas continues the family tradition in Biathle as his 6th Form brother Jonathan also competes for the Yorkshire team. Jonathan is competing to the national mens standard and trains with the successful Brownlee brothers, who came to national prominence when they achieved Gold and Bronze medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Brownlee brothers are a real inspiration to me, especially when I watched them in the Olympics. I hope I can achieve the success they have achieved this year.