The partners of solicitors firm Humphries Kirk LLP expressed their delight at  the recent success of Dorset Pentathletes following their team’s outstanding performance at the British Modern Biathlon Championships.

The legal firm sponsors the 100-strong team which includes members as young as nine who take part in competitive sporting championships held locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Harrison Yarnold, 15, from Askerswell was crowned national champion earlier this month when he finished in first place at the British Modern Biathlon Championships organised by Pentathlon GB.

Harrison competed against 29 under 16 boys who had qualified for the national final from events held across the country. He completed a 200m swim in two minutes and six seconds and finished the 1600m run in four minutes and 46 seconds winning the individual gold medal. The Dorset Pentathletes under 16 boys’ team including Harrison, Bradley Sutton and Elliot Laville also won the Team Gold Medal.

Howard Yarnold, father of Harrison and head of the land law team at Humphries Kirk based in Dorchester said: “As you might expect I am an extremely proud father. I don’t know where he gets his sporting prowess from- it certainly isn’t me. At Humphries Kirk we try to support local clubs, charities and groups like Dorset Pentathletes that give the community something positive to focus on.

“Under the guidance of GB Biathle Coach Mick Flaherty, Dorset Pentathletes are the most successful pentahtlon team in Britain and we are proud to be associated with them”

The firm provides legal expertise to private and commercial clients, with offices in Poole, Parkstone, Southbourne, Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester, Crewkerne, Ilminster. The firm also has consulting rooms in Yeovil and London.