Barnoldswick siblings are sporting stars!

Ben and Charlotte Edwards
Ben and Charlotte Edwards

A PAIR of sporting Barnoldswick siblings are continuing to make a big splash on the world stage.

Charlotte (20) and Ben (18) Edwards have finished their triathlon season in fine form and are looking forward to competing in the European Triathlon Championships in Eilat, Israel, in April. They both qualified for the event after putting in fantastic performances at a meet in Strathclyde, made even more impressive as they competed at the Olympic distances of a 1,500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run.

Charlotte finished fourth in her age group, a brilliant result considering she was only just recovering from a hip injury. Ben finished second in his category, pulling off a season’s best.

The Edwards family have also just launched a new website so friends and sponsors can keep track of their progress. Dad Michael is incredibly proud of the pair, and appealed for any help from potential sponsors to help cover the massive costs of keeping Charlotte and Ben in action in the UK and abroad.

The siblings have earned a few weeks rest as Charlotte begins studying Radiography at Lancaster University and Ben returns to his joinery course at Burnley College.

For more information on the excelling duo, visit www.edwards-triathlon.co.uk