This is proving a very good month for Barnet Copthall swimmers of all ages - yesterday Maddie Tichborne, in her first ever open water race, won the girls 14-15 Youth Championships at the Rother Valley Country Park.
......... and so we end National Age Groups as we began them, with a gold medal for Freddie Cornwell! Having won the first event for boys on Wednesday - the 100 back - Freddie also won the last individual event for boys - the 400 IM. He went into the final in 2nd place having swum a 5:27.93 in the heats. He was obviously only toying with the rest of the field though as he won the final in 5:15.09 - 5 seconds clear of the second placed swimmer.
Freddie Cornwell continued to collect medals yesterday with a silver in the 200 free - he swam a 2:15.98 in the heats but was clearly pacing himself as he went 2:10.65 in the final. As in the 400 free, he missed gold by a finger tip - and to the same opposition.