Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting PKNEWS to 80360
Perfect conditions for Gyllyngvase Beach triathlon: PICTURES
2:00pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
Perfect conditions greeted entrants into this year’s Gyllyngvase Beach Triathlon on Sunday morning.
The relay and junior triathlon event, hosted by Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving and Triathlon Club, as part of Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week, is now in its second year, and saw athletes from across Cornwall compete.
The relay race saw 18 teams of four members aged 17 and over complete the 250m swim off Gyllyngvase Beach, a 5km cycle around Pendennis Castle and a 1.2 km run before tagging the next team member.
Dave Bartlett, who competes against the very best in the sport, and raced the entire course four times in a row on his own said: “What diverse ages, abilities and categories raced at the Gylly Relay and Kids Triathlon today. A fun and organised success. Massive congrats.”
The junior race started at 8.30am, in gentle morning sunshine, with families and friends gathering on the beach to watch the spectacle and cheer the racers.
The race is one of the very few closed road, open water swim junior races in the country. Over 30 children aged between 12-16 were lined up on the start, many of them ready to take part in their very first triathlon.
The majority of the children were members of host club Gyllyngvase and Penzance based club Mounts Bay Harriers.
James Trott, centre, Orion Page, left and James Carpenter, right, placed first, second and third in the male 15/16 age group race.
The girl’s 13/14 year old age group winner Katie Walker, 13, from Mount’s Bay Harriers, Penzance.
Comments are closed on this article.