Harry Palmer, a student at Prior Park College, has finished in fourth place in a field of 12,000 in the European Triathlon Championship Qualifier.
The event was held in Nottingham over the weekend.
Harry Palmer is an established athlete within his discipline, and was in the first wave of 250 athletes to begin at 7:30am.
The triathlon was a sprint discipline, with Harry beginning his quest for a place to represent Great Britain in the European Championships by swimming 750m in open water, finishing in just 11 minutes.
The swim was followed by a 20km cycle which comprised circling a 5km track four times, made tricky by the tough conditions on the day, which Harry managed to complete in 31 minutes.
Harry then covered the 5km running leg with a sprint to the finish line and an overall time of 1 hour and 3 minutes. Sadly, a two minute time penalty due to a helmet violation saw Harry ultimately relegated to seventh place.
Harry is now looking forward to next month, when he will compete in the Milton Keynes triathlon qualifier, which will give him a second opportunity to qualify to represent Great Britain at the European Championships.
Prior Park Headmaster James Murphy-O’Connor said: “Harry’s commitment to training and his mental and physical toughness are impressive for one so young. What an exciting future he has in this demanding sport.
“We at Prior Park will be right behind his efforts to represent Great Britain in the European Championships.”