Category Archives: Youth News

News specific to the juniors section

Charlie races with Team Scotland at prestigious champs

Twelve-year-old GTC member Charlie Treharne recently raced in the British Triathlon Inter-regional Championships. He took fourth place in the TriStar 2 boy’s race, helping Scotland to become the overall winners. The IRC is part of the British Triathlon Under 20s’ festival and last month it took place at Mallory Park in Leicestershire. The festival is […]

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Callum qualifies for Triathlon Scotland Academy

Callum Miller, 14, is the first GTC member to qualify for the new Triathlon Scotland Scottish Academy. The aim of the Triathlon Scotland Performance Programme (TSPP) is to develop Scottish athletes capable of representing Great Britain.  The TSPP dovetails with the British Triathlon World Class Performance Programmes. As a result, the Scottish Academy has been […]

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Billy Bilsland Cycles sponsor benefits for GTC

Billy Bilsland Cycles is one of the club’s main sponsors. The Glasgow bicycle shop offers GTC members a range of benefits: 10% discount on bikes, part and accessories in the shop. Range of carbon road bikes for loan (XS-XL), including  Cervelo and Ridley. Range of high-quality shallow or deep-section carbon rim wheels for loan, including […]

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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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Sunny and successful Briggs Triathlon 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.”

Some of the very cheerful volunteers.
President Sean finds a relaxing role.
Ray helps at the race set up.
Maggie’s colour coordinated swim hat after-race hang out.

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:

Jonathon Jackson

Neil Hepburn

David Mcmillan.

(The top two men race in the Junior C category.)

Top 3 women:

Lara Maclean

Shona Girdwood

Hannah Terrance

(Both Lorna and Shine compete in the veteran category.)

Novice race

Men:

Dearg Stobie

Denis Williams

Stuart Mitchell

Women:

Audrey Braven-Ayres

Julie Barnett

Laura Burnside

Youths

Boys:

Daniel Saunders

William Taylor

Callum Bryne

Girls:

Isla Britton (third overall)

Clare Wallace

Kyra Gibb

Tristar 3 

Boys:

Cameron Macmillan

Fergus Curries

Sam Glass

Girls:

Anya Maclean

Ruby Methven

Johanna Mackenzie

Tristar 2

Boys:

Oliver Patton

Charlie Treherne (GTC)

Alex Robin

Girls:

Melissa Turnbull

Mirren Stewart

Coryn Maclean

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!”