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.
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
The annual GTC organised Bishopbriggs Triathlon was blessed by a day of warm sunshine this year. Around 90 volunteers welcomed the favourable conditions as some 400 athletes, including adults and children, took part in the popular race.
Duggie Mac, who is Race Director, said: “It was another very successful day at Briggs, which was greatly assisted by the lovely weather.
“I want to say a huge thanks to all the leads and volunteers who helped to make this day such a success.
“And special thanks to The Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum. They not only donated a yummy flapjack for each competitor but also added a voucher for a free cake and coffee with any meal from The Real Food Cafe.”
The race distances
Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run
Novice Triathlon: 400m swim, 10km cycle, 3km run
Youth Triathlon: (15-16 yrs) 400m swim, 10km cycle, 3km run
Tristars 3 Triathlon: (13-14 yrs) 300m swim, 5km cycle, 2km run
Tristars 2 Triathlon: (11-12 yrs) 200m swim, 5km cycle, 2km run
Briggs Tri 2018 winners
In the sprint race:
Top 3 men:
(The top two men race in the Junior C category.)
Top 3 women:
(Both Lorna and Shine compete in the veteran category.)
Isla Britton (third overall)
Charlie Treherne (GTC)
Full Race results
A few race photos
£450 cake stall
Another club member Catriona Padmanabhan organised a cake stall to raise funds for the junior section of the club.
She said: “A massive thank you to everyone who helped at the baking stall. All your baking contributions were fabulous and we are very grateful to Helen Bolland, Jennifer Laskey, Anna and Erica who manned the stall all day while I kept running off to watch the kids finish. We raised an impressive £450.”
Post race party
A post-event party for volunteers was hosted by Hilary and Paul Glen in Bearsden. Duggie said: “Big thanks to Hilary and Paul for the party. You are truly endurance people. I also have witnesses that will confirm you have promised this as an annual feature for the Briggs Triathlon!”