The youth section of the club did us proud at the recent Lochore Meadows Youth Aquathlon event in Fife when they won six podium places. The results: Tristar 1 (girls): Nina Padmanabhan (2nd) and Aine Doherty Tristar 1 (boys): Rory Treharne (2nd) and Fraser Donaldson (3rd) Tristar 2 (girls): Amiya Patel (2nd), Lucy Donaldson and […]Read more ...Youths bring home medals haul for GTC
It was a busy weekend for GTC members as many pulled on their competition trisuits for races across Scotland. Isle of Arran Triathlon Festival The wind made conditions tough for the senior and junior competitors at this island race and the sea swim was shortened as a consequence. Alastair Young and Andrew Cruikshank completed their first […]Read more ...Great weekend of triathlon racing
GTC Newsletter 5th June 2017 – What a week! Well here goes. I have taken on the somewhat challenging task of producing the weekly GTC newsletter. And I have very cleverly chosen to do this on what appears to be the busiest week of the racing calendar when essentially the entire club has been out, […]Read more ...Club Newsletter 6th June 2017
Glasgow Triathlon Club partnered Durty Events to host another successful Strathclyde Park Multisport Festival at the weekend. More than 500 athletes took part in the Sprint triathlon, which comprised an open sprint event, the British Sprint Triathlon Champs and an ETU qualifier race for 2018. Another 75 people raced in the Supersprint Triathlon, while 30 […]Read more ...Another successful Strathclyde triathlon festival weekend
Andrew Hart has been with GTC for six months. He recently took part in his first triathlon, the club’s Bishopbriggs race, and finished in a very respectable time of 1hr 20mins. He says: “I was aiming for under one hour 30 minutes so I was chuffed to bits with the final time.” Andrew, a pharmacist, […]Read more ...Athlete of the month: Andrew Hart
The FionaOutdoors Club Aquathlon series got underway for 2017 on Wednesday evening. Some 20 members took part in the swim-run race at Pinkston Watersports in Glasgow in surprisingly warm and sunny conditions.
With neither of last year’s winners, Gregor Stewart and Vicky Begg, taking part this year, the race was open for some new faces to gain an early win in the three-part series.
Hollie Leonard took the lead straight away in the swim, with Nial Smith and Craig Armour giving chase.
Unfortunately, Nial took a few mouthfuls of water and rapidly dropped down the field. Craig who was swimming well decided that three laps wasn’t enough and set off on an unnecessary fourth lap!
Alan Mackie also revealed some class when he executed several stylish triathlon turns around each of the bouys. A spot prize was later awarded to him.
Hollie was first out of the water and set out on her debut aquathlon run chased by several of the men, as well as Vivienne Gough.
Stuart McIntyre followed a strong swim with an even stronger run and went into the lead.
At this point, Nial came storming through the field in an effort to make up for lost time in the swim.
As usual, it was the mid-pack where the real action took place with a group of about five racers changing places throughout.
By the finish Nial had just managed to shake off a very tenacious Stuart, pushing him into second place. A strong finish by Dougie Holmes saw the new member taking third place.
Alastair McNaughton was in great form and came in very close behind Dougie.
First lady Vivienne Gough made it look easy as she held off Hollie in the run.
The fastest dash for the line on the night was achieved by Jim “turbo” Lockhart who managed to pass both Hollie and Alan within 10m of the finish line.
After race one, the category leaders are:
– Hollie Leonard (FS)
– Nial Smith (MS)
– Vivienne Gough (FV)
– Stuart McIntyre MV)
– Maggie Darroch (FSV)
– Alastair Macnaughton (MSV)
President Sean Webster said: “It was a great race to watch and hopefully more members will take part in the next one.
“There is still everything to play for with the top two out of three race results counting towards the prizes for the series.”
Alan won a spot prize for his superb swim turns. There will be other spot prizes in the other races.
It’s rumoured that series organiser John Lund will be introducing a few variations to the course for the next two races, which will be held on Friday June 16 and Wednesday August 2.
The Bishopbriggs Triathlon is always a sell-out event and in 2017 there were 432 entries mixed between kids, adults and across both genders. More than 380 raced on the day, with the age range from 11 to 68. The race was well supported by club members with 60 people giving up a few hours to […]Read more ...Sunny day for GTC Briggs Triathlon 2017
Thanks everyone for a great day, these results are provisional, please email any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org Novice Triathlon Results Sprint Triathlon results Tristar 2 results Tristar 3 results Youth resultsRead more ...Bishopbriggs Triathlon 2017 Provisional results
Mia is part of the youth section of the club and joined almost as soon as it was set up four years ago. She has seen some great improvements in triathlon and continues to work hard for greater gains. Mia, who is in S2 at Bearsden Academy and competes in Tri star 3, enjoys many […]Read more ...Triathlete of the month: Mia Padmanabhan