11 GTC podiums at Helix Duathlon Festival

Twenty club members, both adults and juniors, raced at the Helix Duathlon Festival at the weekend and many came home with medals.

The races, organised by Grangemouth Triathlon Club, took place at Helix Park, near Falkirk, with the backdrop of the Kelpies.

A duathlon consists of a run, then bike, then a run.

Rachel wins duathlon.

Rachel is first female

Rachel Hunt had a great race and was first female overall in the Sprint Duathlon in a time of 1:22:59.

She said: “It was a great end of season chance to do something new and different.

“I’m very pleased with my last 3.7km run at 4min/km pace as I’ve been training for ultras. I’ve been trying out Thursday nights at GTC runs, which has been helpful and fun.”

Although, she confesses: “I was second last in T2 and need some lessons in putting on my shoes!”

Nicola, second right, was second vet.

Nicola Dawson was second female vet and fourth female overall.

Craig, right, was third male.

Third for Craig

Craig Ross came home third male and second senior. Douglas Holmes also competed and finished fourth male vet.

Junior medal winners.

Great junior performances

There were plenty of smiles and podiums as the juniors raced at the Helix Duathlon. (Note that four club members also train with Mull Tri Club. They include, Evie Kellett, Ellen and Gemma MacRae  and Kian and Logan Gibson.)

Tristarts:

Brodie Burnett 3rd male

Tristars 1:

Erin Burnett 1st female

Skye Dick 3rd female

Finlay Laskey 2nd male

Kian Gibson 3rd male

Molly Knox, Isla Amon, Emily Dawso, Tom Crosby and Imogen Hammond also competed.

Tristars 2:

Evie Kellett 1st female

Ellen Macrae 2nd female

Ruari Laskey 2nd male

Gemma Macrae,  Logan Gibson and Eilidh Dick also competed.

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