The younger members of Glasgow Triathlon Club Youth Section have triumphed in the Best Small Club in the Triathlon Scotland Legends Ranking Series 2017.
The Legends Ranking Series rewards consistent participation in a series of events. In the youth Legends Series, whihc is new for 2017, there were seven triathlons and 11 aquathlons for juniors that took place across Scotland and throughout the season.
Participants gain points for every event they compete in and depending on where they come in each race. As well as individual rankings, the total scores from club members give an overall club placing.
Glasgow Triathlon Club (GTC) youth section was launched in August 2013 and now has 70 members, including youngsters from Bearsden and Milngavie.
As well as winning Best Small Club overall, some of the youths also won individual awards.
Aquathlon Legends results
Tristar 1 Female: Aine Doherty 8th
Tristar 1 Male: Fraser Donaldson 1st, Rory Treharne 2nd
Tristar 2 Female: Amiya Patel 3rd, Lucy Donaldson 6th
Tristar 2 Male: Charlie Treharne 4th, Cameron O’Brien 6th
Tristar 3 Female: Mia Padmanabhan 5th, Orla Doherty 6th, Rachel Smith 8th
Tristar 3 Male: Callum Miller 8th, Jamie Glen 10th
Triathlon Tristar 1 Female: Nina Padmanabhan 4th
Triathlon Legends results
Tristar 1 Male: Fraser Donaldson 1st, Rory Treharne 3rd
Tristar 2 Female: Lucy Donaldson 4th, Amiya Patel 8th, Sarah Aitken 9th
Tristar 2 Male: Charlie Treharne 6th, Cameron O’Brien 7th, Alasdair Padmanabhan 10th
Tristar 3 Female: Mia Padmanabhan 2nd
Tristar 3 Male: Jamie Glen 10th
Fraser Donaldson, of Bearsden, who took first place in both the aquathlon rankings and the triathlon rankings in his age group, said: “I enjoy racing because it’s fun and I feel thrilled to win. I’m so happy to be in the best club and hope that it continues to keep on succeeding.”
Mia Padmanabhan, also of Bearsden, who was second overall in the triathlon rankings in the age group 13 to 14, said : “I’m really pleased with my place as I worked hard all year for that. I’m really proud that GTC juniors won the club rankings. It was a real team effort.”
Youth head coach Wendy Gorman is delighted by the club’s success. She said: “It’s great to see how the GTC youths are progressing and it is good to see their results recognised.”
Congratulations to an amazing youth section of GTC. See news about the new junior coach.