Hopes high for Kelsie

ndet 96464  Sharley Park Primary school diathlete Kelsie Geary with her coach & teacher Jo Hollingworth
ndet 96464 Sharley Park Primary school diathlete Kelsie Geary with her coach & teacher Jo Hollingworth

Sporty Kelsie Geary has her sight set on a medal when she competes in the British Schools’ Biathlon Championships.

Kelsie, 10, from Sharley Park Primary School is thought to be the only Derbyshire girl taking part in the big showdown at Crystal Palace, London, on Sunday, March 25.

The biathlon challenge involves a 50m swim and a 500m run.

Kelsie has completed the swim in 35 seconds and the dash in one minute and fifty seconds.

Kelsie has been coached by teacher Jo Hollingworth who holds a running club at the school.

She said: “We’ve all got our fingers crossed for Kelsie and we hope she does well.’’

Kelsie is pictured with Ms Hollingworth