Cornwall Triathlon Series comes to Helston

Falmouth Packet: Polli Bravery and her family. Picture: Kathy White Polli Bravery and her family. Picture: Kathy White

Helston Triathlon, organised by Tempus Leisure took place on Sunday, June 1, and was the third race of the Cornwall Triathlon Series. The event was based at Helston Sports Centre and now in its 10th year saw 240 competitors take part in the 400m swim, 26km cycle and 5 km run. The cycle route took competitors towards Falmouth, through Rame and Carnmenellis and back through Burras and Wendron to Helston.  Michael Birchmore was the fastest around the course in a time of 1:07:43 over 3 minutes ahead of his nearest rival Olly Jose. Top female on the day was Rhiannon Strickland in 1:21:21.

This year for the first time junior athletes aged 15-16 were given an opportunity to take part completing the same course as the senior athletes. The fastest male junior was Tyler Walsh and the fastest female junior was Sian Temple.

Ceri Harvey from Tempus Leisure said: “The Event Team would like to offer sincere thanks to all the volunteer marshals who stood out on the course to ensure the safety of all competing. Thank you also to those who kindly support and sponsor the event to ensure its continued success; Tri-Logic, Carn Runners, Velotive, Helston Community College and Helston Physiotherapy Practice.”

Helston Triathlon is one of 10 races included in the Cornwall Triathlon Series.  For details of the Series and other Tempus Leisure events please see the Tempus Leisure website.
Race Results:

Male Open
1st Michael Birchmore 1:07:43
2nd Olly Jose 1:11:05
3rd Jarrad Waldron 1:12:44


Male Senior (17-39)
1st Michael Birchmore
2nd Olly Jose
3rd Jarrad Waldron


Male Vet (40-49)
1st Matt Lawless
2nd Steve Marks
3rd Chris Hammond


Male Super Vet (50-59)
1st Nick Pearse
2nd Jonathan Ford-Dunn
3rd Philip Knuckey


Male Vintage Vets (60+)
1st Barry Jackson
2nd Brian Lawton
3rd Peter Uren


Female Open
1st Rhiannon Strickland 1:21:21
2nd Alicia Livingstone 1:22:04
3rd Lisa Crawford 1:23:54


Female Senior (17-39)
1st Rhiannon Strickland
2nd Alicia Livingstone
3rd Kathryn Burgess


Female Vet (40-49)
1st Lisa Crawford
2nd Debbie Starkey
3rd Becks Campbell


Female Super Vet (50-59)
1st Sarah Myford
2nd Lesley Richardson
3rd Sandra Sly


Female Vintage Vet (60+)
1st Caroline Hemsworth
2nd Karrie Fox
3rd Mary Anstey

Full race results can be found at www.tempusleisure.org.uk.

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