CECILIA Huepfl brought home a silver medal from the European Biathle Championships in Portugal.

The youngster was one of three Oxfordshire athletes representing Great Britain’s under 11 team in Madeira.

Huepfl, nine, completed the event, which saw a 50m sea swim sandwiched by 400m runs, in second place.

Maddie Kingston, ten, was sixth, with Ewan Shayler, ten, finishing in the same position in his race.

Meanwhile, Oxfordshire athletes enjoyed success when competing for Great Britain at the European Multisport Age-Group Championships in Romania.

Abingdon & Vale Triathlon Club’s Kate Williams (F70-74) triumphed in her age group to take gold in the aquabike (1,900m swim and 82km bike ride).

Clubmate David Boyd (M35-39) won silver in the aquathlon, made up of a 1,000m swim and 5km run.

Witney Road Runners’ Graham Le Good (M65-69) was second in his age group.

Other Abingdon members competing for Great Britain were Wendy Davies (fourth in the F50-54 aquabike), Felicity Rose (fifth in the F30-34 aquathlon), Pete Williams (fifth in the M65-69 aquabike) and Kevin Sharp (17th in the M50-54 aquabike).

Bicester Tri’s Martyn Lever (M60-64) shone in the middle distance triathlon.

He finished sixth, completing the 1.9km swim, 82km cycle and 20km run in 5hrs 27mins.

Meanwhile, Bicester members claimed 43 medals at the Long Course Weekend in Wales.

Seven of the club’s 14 entrants took on the full three days in Tenby, with Jo Gundle finishing 11th overall.

Chris Mackie, Lee Godber, Steve Clark, Tom Griffiths, Carol Mathews and Martin Read also competed. Fran Whyte, Mary Winks, Stuart Mathews, Cynthia Reader, Garry James and Juan Gonzalez took part in a variety of events over different distances.

Witney’s Gareth Petts was fourth overall over three days, setting the fastest time for the 26.2-mile run.