Cold but sunny for Cury Pony Club triathlon

Falmouth Packet: Cold but sunny for Cury Pony Club triathlon Cold but sunny for Cury Pony Club triathlon

A cold but sunny day led to another successful year for Cury Pony Club Triathlon, which attracted competitors from across Cornwall and into Devon.

Held at Helston Community College and the adjacent Helston Leisure Centre, Saturday’s event was a national qualifier and standards were high.

The day consisted of three disciplines, shooting, running and finally swimming, ahead of a prize giving in late afternoon.

Karen Hurst, Cury Triathlon organiser, said: “Although it was very cold the weather stayed fine and dry, which meant the cross country running course was good to run on and everyone had a great time.”

Cury Pony Club had many new members competing for the first time this year and they did particularly well in the shooting.

This year marked the first time a cake stall was held at the event, with many of the children, parents and supporters making tasty treats to sell.

Sarita Perkins, the new area representative for the Pony Club who lives in Mylor, presented the prizes this year.

Andrew and Jane Parke, whose children used to be members of the Four Burrow Pony Club, once again supported the event by spending all day doing the complex task of scoring.

Helston & District Rifle Club trains members free of charge every year for this event, with Rod and John there every week looking after them.

Swimming coach Alan Tasker has also helped members and parents in training for the last nine years, also free of charge, as well as running the triathlon swimming phase each year.

Karen thanked all the businesses that had sponsored the event, saying: “Without them this event would be very expensive for us to hold and it may not happen.”

These included Pendennis Shipyard and World Class Superyachts, Penwith Pet Crematorium, painter and decorator Steve Holdroff, Horse and Jockey Bakery, Sea Shells Swim School, Mitchelin Tyres, RR Transport and Pallett Track, Style Tile, Truro Goldsmiths and Newell’s Travel.

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