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Tara turns out for Scotland in tetrathlon

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By Fiona Reid
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Tara turns out for Scotland in tetrathlon

A YOUNG rider from Eastriggs helped Scotland to fourth place success in the International Tetrathlon Competition at the weekend.

Tara Kane, 13, was representing her country at the event in Warwickshire.

The weekend started with the shoot and Tara shot 900 target, which she was pleased with.

Swimming was next and her performance in the pool was above the average expected and so gained extra points for the team.

In the riding, the Lockerbie Academy pupil had a clear round in the cross country on her horse Anna, with no time penalties, despite the technical and quirky course. Their outing earned maximum points for Scotland.

Last up was a 1500 metre cross country run, in which Tara achieved a better time than her last performance, albeit with a broken shoe.

Mum Margaret said: “We are so, so proud of Tara. To be selected for your country is a pure privilege.

“It’s a heck of a training schedule seven days of the week, 52 weeks of the year.

“These kids have done their country proud, so chuffed for them all. There is dedication, determination, blood, sweat, tears, pain, smiles, laughter and lifetime friendships.

“Thank you so much for all the support from everyone and those who all help us behind the scenes to make these achievements and memories possible.”

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