WEYMOUTH youngster Phoebe Mills, pictured, saw off 30 other competitors to win a hotly-contested Year 6 girls’ final at the South West Schools Biathle Championships, held at Leweston School in Sherborne.

The 11-year-old was one of around 260 entrants to compete at the championships, a record number for a British biathle event.

And the St Augustine’s Primary School pupil won her race in convincing style over the 400m run, 40m swim and 400m run course.

The youngster regularly trains with Dorset Pentathletes and Tornadoes of South Dorset Swimming Club, and mum Donna Hooper said: “I’m extremely proud of Phoebe and her win is well deserved.

“She trains hard five to six times a week and loves to compete in biathle events.”

Now in her final year at St Augustine’s, Mills will be moving to Budmouth College in September where she intends to continue competing in schools biathle events.

Next up for her is the GB Series Biathle Race at Cheltenham in June, before the National Biathle Finals in Salford later this summer where she will attempt to qualify for the World Championships in Guatemala.

If you would like more information about biathle, contact Dorset Pentathletes’ head coach Mick Flaherty via flaherty121@aol.com