Year 9 student, Beanie Reece, travelled to Grittenham in Wiltshire in early September to take part in the British Women’s Motocross Finals.
Beanie, who at just 13 years old has only been in the sport for little over a year, finished in bronze medal position following a day of gruelling races. Inspired to take up the sport by her father, who is himself an Enduro rider, Beanie has made an impressive mark on the sport after her first ever season.
Following her incredible third place result in the Women’s British Championships, Beanie will also compete in the Girls’ National Competition and has ambitions of becoming a professional Motocross rider in the future.
“Motocross has made me a confident person.” Beanie explains “I get the chance to meet so many new people and have made so many new friends. I hope that I can carry it on in the future and one day I want to stand above the competition and make an entire career out of it.”
Newton Abbot College Teacher of Physical Education, Charlotte Tonge, said: “Beanie is a hugely driven athlete who is unbelievably committed to her training. It is great to see her competing and holding her own in a sport that is typically male dominated. We look forward to following Beanie’s future successes and supporting her with our forever growing Gifted and Talented program run by the Physical Education Department here at Newton Abbot College.