A talented runner made a lasting impression with a debut triumph in a regional competition.
Freddie MacLaverty, a Year 7 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, competed in his first ever Conwy Junior Park Run competition recently and managed to achieve a notable milestone despite his inexperience.
The pupil produced a fine effort along the picturesque course to finish first in the 11-14 year-old category.
There was further cause for celebration as Freddie crossed the line second overall against older opposition, which was another extremely encouraging result from his debut effort at the event.
This is the latest in a series of sporting achievements for Freddie, who has thrived under the guidance and care of Rydal Penrhos’ dedicated staff team since enrolling as a Year 3 Prep School child in 2015.
He is a supremely talented sailor, earning representative honours at Welsh and Team GB level and won the U18 general handicap fleet title at the British Youth Sailing Welsh Regional Championships alongside sailing partner Keira Luke at aged 11.
Freddie was also part of the Eirias Hockey Club side that recently downed Northop to claim the North Wales U15 Championship, with Year 8 pupil Liam Farrell also part of the squad.
Senior School head Sally-Ann Harding, said: “Freddie has done really well since making the transition from the prep both academically and throughout his diverse sporting interests.
“This is down to the fantastic attitude he displays no matter what challenge is put in front of him, something that is going to do wonders for his overall development in the future.”