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Podiums and smiles at Allander Aquathlon and Go-Tri

Around 150 adults and children took part in the Cameron Intellectual Property Allander Aquathlon and Go-Tri event, organised by Glasgow Triathlon Club, on Sunday March 15. There were more than a dozen podiums among a strong turnout of 65 GTC members.

It was one of the last mass participation races to take place in Scotland before the wide-sweeping effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The aquathlon, comprising a pool swim and a run, offered the opportunity for an early season race for youngsters. The Go-Tri is a novice distance aquathlon for senior athletes.

Distances for the swim ranged from 50m to 400m and run distances were between 600m to 3km, depending on age groups.

Pete Soden, race director, said: “Glasgow Triathlon Club was once again proud and pleased to deliver a successful, competitive and very well attended Allander Aquathlon, while acknowledging those who could not attend for the wider circumstances and reasons.

“From Tri Starts to Go-Tri competitors it was great to see them all giving their best. I also have tremendous respect for the distances that families will travel to support our aquathlon.

“As always, too, I am grateful to all our volunteers from the club whose presence keeps the popularity of this event high and flying. It would not be possible to stage our races with out these kind hearted people.”

Results of Allander Aquathlon and Go-Tri

The Go-Tri event saw two podiums for GTC, while more than 10 other top three places were picked up by GTC junior members. There were plenty of great performances and many smiles, too.

Go-Tri

Nick Amon was second, while Nicola Dawson was first female and third overall.

Other GTC competitors: Laurence Gilmour, Tanja McConville and Jane Tock

Tristarts

Erica Ross was first female and second overall.

Other GTC competitors: Tom Smith

Tristar 1

Isla Amon was first female and fifth overall.

Other GTC competitors: Benjamin Abel, Brodie Burnett, Harvey Churches, Tom Crosby, Ruben Devlin, Isaac Findlay, Martha French, Eilidh Greenhalgh, Imogen Hammond, Hearth Key, Isla McBrien, Cory McConville, Ewan Morrison, Talia Padmanabhan, Anna Ross, Elliot Smith and Ferryn Stewart.

Tristar 2

Daniel Hendry was second and Max McKie was third male.

Other GTC competitors: Jodi Abel, Cali Abel , Cammy Aitken, Erin Burnett, Fraser Corfield, Phoebe Cuthbertson, Emily Dawson, Skye Dick, Mhairi Elizalde, Joseph Freel, Molly Knox, Finlay Laskey, Findlay Murray and Eilidh O’Henley.

Tristar 3

Charlie Treharne was second and his brother Rory Treharne was third.

Amiya Patel was second female and eighth overall. Mirren Stewart was third female and 10th overall.

Other GTC competitors: Lilian Smith, Finlay Adler, Alfie Churches, Eilidh Dick, Fraser Donaldson, Holly Glen, Islay Jackson, Ari Lappin, Ruari Laskey, Euan Lockhart, Josh McConville, Alasdair Padmanabhan and Morvern Smith.

Youths

Callum Miller took first place, while Cameron O’Brien was third.

Lucy Donaldson was third female and seventh overall.

Other GTC competitors: Jamie Glen, Rachel Smith and Ellie Wallace

Event sponsors

Cameron Intellectual Property is the headline sponsor of the Allander Aquathlon. Other sponsors include Creation Flooring, Rettie & Co and Scotmid Coop.

In other news:

GTC has postponed the Big Bobble Hats Bishopbriggs Sprint & Novice Triathlon. A new date will be set as soon as possible.

The Cameron Intellectual Property Kirkintilloch Aquathlon is due to take place on Sunday August 16.

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