It seemed to me that the weekend featured some of our hardiest (or maddest?!) athletes. Mark Cohen took part in the RWSABC Clyde Crossing Swim, Iain Todd completed the Norseman in Norway and Gregor Love and Alan Kennedy teamed up for Rockman 2018. GTC member Helen Newstead (and James?) also did Rockman. Again, as Hilary […]Read more ...Hardy GTC athletes race in bonkers events
Stuart Mcintyre and Fiona Beck completed the Outlaw ironman distance triathlon in Nottingham last weekend. Here are their race reports. Stuart’s race report After doing a half ironman in 2016, I decided I had enough of long-distance races. But as time goes on, you forget the pain and want to do more! So, I then […]Read more ...Outlaw triathlon by GTC’s Stuart and Fiona
It was a busy weekend for GTC with many members racing on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, athletes competed in the New Cumnock Super Sprint Triathlon and Junior Aquathlon; the Beastie triathlons; and the St Mary’s Loch Standard Triathlon and Aquabike. The Outlaw took place on Sunday with two GTC members competing. New Cumnock Super […]Read more ...GTC turn out in force for a weekend of racing
Rachel Hunt tells an inspiring story of weight loss and discovering sport in her thirties. Rachel has been doing triathlon events for three years and races in the senior category. She joined GTC about a year ago. While Rachel has achieved some great successes in sport in recent years, she confesses she was the “the school […]Read more ...GTC athlete of the month: Rachel Hunt
The venue includes a purpose-built swimming loch with an enclosed cycling track for kids races and lovely natural trails around it.
It’s one of very few Scottish races that kids can do in open water, although many people said it was a chilly at 13C.
The Sprint and Super Sprint triathlons include a hilly 18k cycle loop, which competitors thought was harder than the distance suggested it should be.
Another podium for Mia
Mia Padmanabhan showed a strong performance finishing first female in the Super Sprit and third overall.
The race comprised a 400m swim, 18k cycle and 2.5k run.
Mia’s dad, Neal, said: “Mia was first out of the water, which reflects the excellent coaching she’s been getting from Cliona Ferguson and Billy Mitchell at the club, as well as Adam Riley at Milgavie & Bearsden Swimming Club.”
Mia, who finished in 53.11, said: “This race has a great atmosphere and it was a lovely day to do it on as well. I enjoyed the swim and I thought the bike course was very scenic.”
Juniors race well at Knockburn
GTC did very well in all the junior races.
Tristar 1 girls:
Nina Padmanabhan was 5th
Tristar 2 boys:
Charlie Treharne 2nd
Rory Treharne 3rd
Ali Padmanabhan 6th
Jack Wallace 7th.
Neal said: “The Tristar 2 was a great race with Charlie just pipped on the line and very strong racing from the others in a very close contest.”
Tristar 2 girls:
Holly Glen 7th – Neal said: “A super race by Holly.”
Tristar 3 boys:
Jamie Glen 5th
Aiden Quinn 11th
Tristar 3 girls:
Ellie Wallace 3rd.
Sprint triathlon results
Three GTC adults raced in the Sprint Triathlon. (Blog ed: Well, since they were there with their superkeen and super racy kids they might as well do something!)
Neal Padmanabhan: 6th Supervet in 1.12.10
Paul Glen: 18th Vet in 1.17.53
Hilary Glen: 8th Vet in 1.28.46
See full results.
Congratulations go to three junior GTC members who have qualified for the Inter Regional Championships this summer. Charlie Treharne, Amiya Patel and Fraser Donaldson were selected for the National Championships for the Tristar2 and Tristar3 triathletes after competing at Triathlon Scotland National Youth Championships at Bellahouston Park earlier this month. Only the best triathletes from each […]Read more ...Three juniors qualify for national champs
The first in the popular series of club aquathlons was enjoyed on a beautiful evening in May. The race comprised a 500m swim at Pinkston Watersports outdoor water basin in Glasgow followed by a 5km run. There were 26 competitors and the results in each age category were: 1st female junior: Lucy Roberts 42:32 1st […]Read more ...GTC club aquathlon 1, 2018
It might be warm and sunny just now but some club members are already looking ahead to winter. When temperatures dip and rain, snow and wind batter Scotland, there is little to beat a training trip to warmer climes. The annual GTC winter training camp is set to take place next year from February 23 […]Read more ...Looking ahead to GTC winter training camp
Iain has been with GTC for three years. He races in the 40 to 44 age category. Many club members will know Iain as a leader of the rugged runs series. He has been an enthusiastic route leader and creator. Iain enjoyed a sporty childhood growing up in the Western Isles with his twin brother […]Read more ...GTC athlete of the month: Iain Todd
The popular club aquathlon series is back and this year Sean Webster and John Lund will be organising the events. There will be five aquathlons in the series taking place on: May 25 June 22 July 20 Aug 24 Sept 14. The usual format is a swim of between 400m and 750m with a run […]Read more ...GTC club aquathlons 2018