Posted on September 23, 2011
There were 120 competitors, from as far afield as Czech Republic, Austria and Germany, at the Lower Wharf, Bude Canal, for a morning start for this ultra-extreme event. The race makes the most of the dramatic North Cornish coastline and the historic canal.
The course began with a 1,000-metre sea swim, within the partial shelter of the Bude Breakwater, then a 30km cycle ride, including some of the steepest coastal hills in the country, then onto the canal for 10km of canoeing and a final 10km cross-country run to finish.
The athlete’s braved the tough conditions as the remainder of Hurricane Irene hit the South West coast of the country making all 4 stages of the race a real challenge.
This year’s winner, Michal Hasa from the Czech Republic, completed the course in two hours, 33 minutes and 11 seconds to be crowned Europeon Champion closely followed by Czech team-mate Lous Rousavy 2nd and Steve Clark GB in 3rd.
Gylly had one competitor in the Senior Male category (Matthew Stone) and a team entry with Julie Drage in the swim.
Matthew Stone – 2:54:23 (17:49 swim/57:43 bike/1:00:00 kayak/38:51 run) 5th Senior Male
Falmouth Freesome (Julie Drage in the swim) – 3:46:15 (20:05/1:26:27/1:03:09/56:34) 13th Relay Team
Download the full results below>>
Photos by Melissa Reid