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GTC turn out in force for a weekend of racing

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 […]

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Juniors at it again: Great results at Knockburn triathlons

A team of GTC youngsters and adults headed to Knockburn Loch in Aberdeenshire to compete in a series of Fleet Feet triathlons, including sprint, super sprint and junior triathlon, this weekend.

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.

Three juniors qualify for national champs

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 […]

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