Kids to teach teachers a lesson
HE'S the talented 15-year-old pupil. They're his teachers. Come tomorrow, there's no doubt who will be the master.
Lindisfarne Anglican School student Daniel Bulmer is a gifted runner, selected this week in the NSW Institute of Sport's Emerging Athlete Program.
Together with swimming partner Hayley White, from Kingscliff, he will throw down the challenge to classmates and teachers alike competing in the teams event at the Seagulls Duathlon, where several pairings with Lindisfarne connections have nominated.
And while, none of the other teams are harbouring thoughts of victory against a pairing whose runner has a fastest time of 4mins13 for 1500m, they are battling for bragging rights over the other teams.
Those lining up include legal studies teacher Joe Wilson, who will partner student Lee Piper, sports teacher Matt Bedford who teams up with student Georgia Boniface and Matt's wife and maths teacher Kelly Bedford, competing with Murray Baker.
"I think Daniel may have too much raw talent for any of us," Wilson, a former Hawaiian Ironman competitor in 1989, said.
"My goal is to beat Matt's team and to stop him having bragging rights."
Bulmer was selected for the NSW Institute of Sport's track and field Emerging Athlete Program on the back of his impressive results at last year's national school championships in Sydney, where he finished third in the 1500m. A member of the Boarder Striders running club, Bulmer hopes one day to compete at the Olympics.