Posted on July 29, 2013
Amazing result for the Gylly Nippers at the Cornish Surf Life Saving Champs! Last weekend, Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving + Triathlon Club fielded a team of 64 nippers into the Cornwall Surf Life Saving Championships at Carbis Bay, St Ives. After two days of intense and friendly competition, the result is believed to be the closest finish in the history of the event between the top 2 clubs.
The Gylly team had managed to secure an incredible second place with a point total of 716. The deserved winners of the event by just 3 points were St Ives Surf Life Saving Club, with a total point score of 719. Third was Newquay Surf Life Saving Club with 499 points and 4th Portreath Surf Life Saving Club with 404 points.
Nipper coach, Matthew Trebilcock said ‘I cannot be prouder of all the 64 competitors that we took to the Cornish Championships. Every single one of them contributed with their efforts to the great result they managed to achieve for their club. We had some exceptional performances over the 2 days from our nippers that will stay with me for a very long time.’
‘For a club like Gyllyngvase that has only be going for a short period of time (it is the club’s 5th birthday this October) this result is a real testament to the hard work of the entire nipper coaching team and more so the hard work each of the nippers put into their training and the real enjoyment that they get from the sport of Surf Life Saving, which you can see when they compete.’
Over the 2 days of competition, the Gylly team managed to secure 26 gold, 28 silver and 24 bronze medals, which was the highest medal count of the 15 teams that took part.
The focus now turns to the forthcoming National Surf Life Saving Chamionships that will take place on Saunton Sands in North Devon on 23 and 24 August.
Well done to all nippers who took part in the Penzance Aquathon this weekend, hosted by Mounts Bay Harriers. You all performed amazingly, and did the club proud. Please find the Gylly results from the event below. The image above is of the Gylly competitors on the day (apart from Ella).
8 Years – Female
2nd – Anya Hocking – 04:55
9-10 Years – Female
4th – Robyn Ivall – 09:13
8th – Ella Longhorn – 10:10
9-10 Years – Male
4th – Joseph Railton – 08:31
5th – Johny Ivall – 08:49
8th – Thomas Trebilcock – 09:04
11-12 Years – Female
1st – Rosie Boulton – 11:39
See the full results here >>
Melissa wins British paratriathlon title in Liverpool
Gylly’s Melissa Reid reclaimed her British title after finishing first at the British paratriathlon championships in Liverpool this weekend.
Melissa crossed the line in one hour, 11 minutes, 46 seconds. Reid showed her class, finishing over 3 minutes ahead of her closest competitor.
“For me, it’s not just about winning the classification – I wanted to be the first female overall and we managed to do that,” she told BBC Radio Cornwall.
“It wasn’t the time I wanted originally but given the course and how long the transitions were, it was fairly good.”
Melissa was partnered in her victory by her guide Nicole Walters; the pair also won Gold at the recent European Championships in Turkey last month.
Melissa, who competes in the Tri-6 category for visually-impaired athletes, is now aiming towards the World Championships, taking place in Hyde Park this September.
“It’s always been about training towards that,” she added.
“We’ve just used the Europeans and the British champs as benchmarking for where we’re at, with the worlds as our ultimate goal.”
To follow Melissa’s journey to the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro visit her website, www.melissareid.org.uk
St.Ives Surf Life Saving Club hosted the 13th annual St.Ives Biathlon on 26th June. This event has become one of the sporting highlights of the town and has competitors coming from all over the UK. Competitors tackled the 1.5 mile run to Carbis Bay, followed by a 2000m sea swim back to St.Ives.
There was also a Junior and Novice race, covering 800 meters to Porthminster beach and a swim back to the Harbour. Gylly’s Michelle Walters took the Novice race title, well done!
4th – Nicholas Laws – 14:22
21st – Harry Brooksbank – 17:09 3rd in age catergory!
25th – Georgia Christophers – 18:12
1st – Michelle Walters – 19:00
32nd – Dan Luke – 43:13
Full results here >>
200m swim / 2 mile run
3rd – Kieran Townsend 14:03 (1st 17-19 Male)
5th – Allan Reid 14:15 (1st 40-49 Male)
7th – Matthew Stone 14:46 (3rd 20-29 Male)
9th – Jonathan Webb 14:56
17th – Byron Wood 15:45
18th – Melissa Reid 15:52 (1st 20-29 Female)
24th – Emily Trebilcock 16:24 (2nd 20-29 Female)
29th – Orion Page 16:39
34th – Lowenna Hawkey 17:03
43rd – Rebecca Walters 17:46
47th – Georgia Christophers 18:07
48th – Michelle Walters 18:19
Full results here >>
Photos on Facebook here >>
750m swim / 25.4km cycle / 5km run
On the 8th and 9th June 2013 Rother Valley Country Park will be the venue for the 6th multi event triathlon festival organised by One Step Beyond Promotions, in association with The British Triathlon Federation, The Rotherham Advertiser and Rother Valley Country Park. The festival aims to engage the local community, children and adults, as well as attracting athletes from around the country.
The sprint event has been selected as a qualifying event for the 2014 European Sprint Triathlon Championships.
6th – Joseph Railton (M 9-10) 25:30
24th – Allan Reid 1:15:13 (Qualified for the 2014 European Champs!)
79th – Kieran Townsend 1:20:57
138th – Matthew Casey 1:25:41
Full results here >> rvsprint13results