Category Archives: Youth News

News specific to the juniors section

2 new sponsorship deals for GTC

Glasgow Tri Club is delighted to announce two new sponsorship partnerships with Glasgow sports retailers, Billy Bilsland Cycles and Run4It. These leading retailers have agreed to make a financial contribution to the club for the next three years (2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21) and are offering members a host of benefits. The logos will feature on GTC […]

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Boclair Dental Care is new sponsor for GTC aquathlons

The club is delighted to announce that Boclair Dental Care in Bearsden will be sponsoring the GTC youth aquathlons from August – and going forward. The sponsorship will help with some of the costs for the aquathlons, which provide the junior section with a key source of fundraising. The funds raised by club events go […]

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Juniors race GTC Spring Aquathlon in winter conditions

Almost 160 junior athletes braved the snow and cold on Sunday to take part in the GTC Allander Youth Aquathlon.

The atmosphere was very upbeat and it was brilliant to see so many young competitors smiling as they raced in the two-discipline event.

The youths completed a pool swim before a run in the grounds around the Bearsden leisure centre. The distances vary according to age category.

More than 30 juniors raced for Glasgow Tri Club with five taking podium places.

Race organiser Pete Soden said: “It was a superb effort from all the competitors, parents and Team Glasgow Tri Club. We delivered a great morning’s programme of racing on a safe course, on schedule and against challenging early weather conditions.”

Competitors from GTC 

TriStar Starts

Anna Ross (3rd)

Tristar 1 girls

Nina Padmanabhan

Calli Abel

Skye Dick

Jodi Abel

Molly Know

Tristar1 boys

Max Van Der Horst (2nd)

Ted Churches

Hector Godolphin

Finlay Laskey

Cammy Aitken

Tri star 2 girls

Amiya Patel

Sarah Aitken

Holly Glen

Islay Jackson

Morvern Smith

Isabel Soyinka

Ella Lockhart

Grace Lindsay

Tristar 2 boys

Charlie Treharne (3rd)

Rory Treharne

Fraser Donaldson

Jan Van Der Horst

Sandy Fraser

Alfie Churches

Ali Padmanabhan

Ruari Laskey

Johnnie Munro

Euan Lockhart

Tristar 3 girls

Maddie McAllister (3rd)

Lucy Donaldson

Rachel Smith

Tri star 3 boys

Callum Miller

Jamie Glen

Aiden Quinn

Youth Girls

Mia Padmanabhan (2nd)

Full list of provisional results.

After the race, some of the junior members revealed how the race went for them.

Maddie McAllister, who was third in the Tristar 3 girls, said: “This was my first race this year and I loved running in the snow as it made the race really different and fun.”

Sisters Calli and Jodi Abel raced together for the first time. They both competed in the Tristar 1 girls. Calli said: “It was weird having my sister in the same race as me. I was very proud of her. The race was cold but lots of fun.”

It was Jodi’s first GTC event having only just joined her sister in the club. She said: “I was nervous at the start but when I came out of the pool and heard everyone cheering for me I was very proud and happy. Even Billy, the coach, was cheering for me!”

Twins Ella and Euan Lockhart were also taking part in their first aquathlon. They raced in the Tristar 2 category.

Ella said: “It was hard doing it but it was worthwhile and I would do it again.”

Euan added: “It was harder than I thought it would be and absolutely freezing but I really enjoyed it.”

Cake stall fund-raiser

As tradition now has it, there was a cake stall at the aquathlon with baking supplied by club members. This event raised a fantastic £264.50, which will go to supporting the development of the GTC youth squad. Thanks to all who baked.

GTC autumn aquathlon

Entries have opened on entrycentral for the GTC autumn aquathlon on Sunday August 19.

Provisional Results – GTC Spring Aquathlon, Allander, 18-03-2018

Superb effort from all Competitors, Parents and Team Glasgow Tri Club to deliver a great morning’s full programme of racing, on a safe course, on schedule, and against challenging early weather conditions.   Final Results by approx Wed/Thurs this week.   We’d love to see you all again at our autumn Aquathlon on Sun 19th August, already […]

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GTC junior awards 2017

This year’s junior awards were announced at the GTC Christmas party on Saturday. For the first time, the club organised a ceilidh party for both juniors and adults with everyone hailing it a great success.

Many thanks to all those who were part of the organising team.

Award winners.

Junior GTC awards 2017

Best Male: Fraser Donaldson

This award was sponsored by THIN CATS

Best Female: Mia Padmanabhan

This award was sponsored by HAINES WATTS ACCOUNTANTS

Achievement Trophy Male:  Callum Miller

This award was sponsored by Adamswell Business Associates

Achievement Trophy Female: Lillian Smith.

This award was sponsored by Darroch Timlin Optometrists

Congratulations to all.

Juniors win Triathlon Scotland Legends Ranking Series

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

Amiya is proud of her placing.
Mia said: “I worked hard for this award.”

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

Rory with his trophy.
Fraser takes a double win.

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.