Claire joined GTC six months ago and has thrown herself into the sport with great enthusiasm and determination. She confessed she is fairly new to the competitive side of sports. She says: “I never really did any organised or competitive sports before joining GTC. I used to dance and I liked yoga but I would […]Read more ...GTC athlete of the month: Claire Robertson
Three young athletes from GTC took first place in their age categories in a summer series of Junior Triathlons. Brother and sister Fraser and Lucy Donaldson took the top position for the 9 to 10 boys and 11 to 12 girls respectively, while Jamie Glen was first in the 11 to 12 boys section. The […]Read more ...Triple Borders tri series success
Bruce has been a member of GTC for 11 years and may have come to your attention last month when he recorded a superb time of 9:45 for Ironman Copenhagen. Breaking 10 hours for an Ironman had been a goal for Bruce for a few years. He said: “Going under the 10 hours for an […]Read more ...GTC triathlete of the month: Bruce Greenhalgh
Some 50 GTC members turned out for the annual end-of-season race, the Mid Argyll Triathlon – nicknamed the ’Gilp – at the weekend, with many taking podium places. In third, fourth and fifth places overall in the triathlon, which takes place at Lochgilphead, were Craig Ross, Gareth Treharne and Mike Donaldson. Craig was also second […]Read more ...The ‘Gilp 2017: Fun, podiums and that photo of Hannah
GTC’s committee has taken a decision to introduce a small increase to the senior session payment charges, effective from Monday October 1, 2017. Senior session training charges The rates will be altered as follows: Tuesday Pre-Swim Run: No change, remains at £1.50 Tuesday Swimming: From £3.50 to £3.75 Thursday Running: From £2 to £2.25 Sunday Swimming 7pm: […]Read more ...Changes to training session charges
Charlotte has been a member of GTC for three years and races in the female veterans category. Her sporting background is a mix of horse riding and skiing/snowboarding. She says: “I enjoyed horse riding for much of my life and got my first pony when I was 14. Since then there has usually been a […]Read more ...GTC triathlete of the month: Charlotte McClelland
The annual GTC Autumn Youth Aquathlon took place at the Allander Leisure centre in Milngavie at the weekend with 26 young club members competing. Thanks to race organisers Peter Soden and Wendy Gorman, and a great crew of volunteers, the event was hailed another success. Some 135 youths raced in five different age categories, which […]Read more ...Two GTC podiums at club’s autumn youth aquathlon
Whilst we are reviewing the results please look at the provisional results gtc0august2017-aquathon-provisional-resultsRead more ...Aquathon Results August 2017
GTC member Cheryl Bradshaw recently competed in the Scottish Para Come & Tri Events.
There are three Scottish Para Come & Tri Events organised by Triathlon Scotland and Disability Sports. Cheryl, who is visually impaired, took part in the West Lothian event and there were two distances to choose from.
Cheryl says: “I chose the race that was a swim of five lengths of the pool, once around the school grounds on the bike and around again for the run.”
Cheryl reports that the race was well organised. She says: “I was sent out plenty of information before the day. They managed to arrange for me to have a tandem as well.
“In my group their was four other people with various types of disabilities and during the races there were plenty of volunteers and supporters to help you keep going, which I found really helpful as I was struggling in the pool.
“When it was time to transfer on to the bike I even had two guys holding it for me. Apparently that never happens, so I’ve been told.
“The course that I cycled and ran on was very flat with one wee hill.
“I would like to do another event as it was fun and enjoyable. I would recommend other people to take part.”
There are two more events in the series in 2017. See Scottish Para Come & Tri Series.
Sixteen GTC members took part in a series of Beastie events at Loch Lomond this weekend. Five competed in the Wee Beastie Triathlon, which comprised a 400m Swim, 9km Off-Road Cycle and 3km Run. Seven participated in the Beastie Sprint Triathlon, which included a 750m Swim, 17km Off-Road Cycle and 5km Run. Four also took […]Read more ...GTC competes at Beastie Triathlons