National Surf Life Saving Pool Champs 2013

SLS National Stillwaters 2013 - Nippers

A strong team of nipper and junior members from Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving + Triathlon Club entered last weeks British Life Saving Sport Pool Championships at Millfield, Somerset.

Gylly earned a large collection of medals after 2 days of fierce competition at the 50m Pool. The dual life saving and triathlon club are improving every year since establishing in 2008, and the nipper team (7 – 12 years) finished a fantastic 4th place, closely behind larger clubs Woolacombe, St Ives and Portreath. The junior squad (13-19 years) also showed a lot of skill and determination, despite having one of the smallest teams in the competition. 15 year old Susie Laws took home gold in the 50m sprint race.

SLS National Stillwaters 2013 - Juniors

Matthew Stone, President of Gylly says:
‘I am very proud of all of the competitors from Gylly. Everyone’s hard work over the last year has clearly showed over the championships. I must say a big thank you to all coaches and officials who continue to volunteer their time to support the club.’

The success is even greater looking at the results 4 years ago, where the team finished second from last. This time around, they received 1 gold, 2 silver and 9 bronze medals. There was a lot of effort and teamwork to be seen from all Gylly competitors who attended the champs, well done to you all!

For full results go to the SLSGB website here >>

To see a gallery of the images from the event, click here >>

Penzance Triathlon 2013

Penzance Tri 2013

The forecast was for heavy rain and gale force gusts of wind but the seventh Penzance Triathlon still went ahead. The winds, gusting up to 45mph in places (especially over towards St Just), caused a few problems on the bike with competitors having to use all their strength just to stay upright.

Well done to Oliver Stacey and Dan Luke who competed in the race for Gylly. It was Oliver’s first triathlon, and I’m sure is now addicted to the sport. Thanks to all from Gylly who supported the athletes on the day.

“Thanks all for the for the support today, especially Allan Reid for all the coaching…”
Oliver Stacey

Well done to Yvonne Turner and Mounts Bay Harriers for staging another great event.

Gylly Results

19th – Dan Luke – 1:32:10
71st – Oliver Stacey – 1:48:25

Full Results >>

Image thanks to Jodie Matthews

6 Gylly members qualify as beach lifeguards

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6 members of Gylly passed their beach lifeguard qualification after a 6 day intensive course. Gracie Dack, Rebecca Walters, Courtney-Lee Reid, Dan Luke, Rob Dick and Matt Casey have all been training with the club for several years, and achieved the Surf Life Saving GB recognized qualification last week.

The course includes lots of detailed content, including: first aid + resuscitation, the beach environment, lifeguarding techniques, rescue skills and lifeguard communications. Despite a lot of nerves on exam day, all 6 performed brilliantly and showcased all the skills needed to operate as a beach lifeguard.

“I am incredibly proud of everyone! Qualifying is not easy, and all 6 worked very hard throughout the week. I couldn’t fault any of them on the day.”  
Matthew Stone, Club President and beach lifeguard trainer.

The participants were able to perfect their techniques at Gyllyngvase Beach and advance their surf skills at nearby north coast beaches. Falmouth Community Fire Station provided a classroom for all of the theory work, to which everyone is very grateful. Club trainers and beach lifeguards Matthew Stone, Melissa Reid and Allan Reid all gave up their time to help teach the group during the week. The Regional Lifesaving Officer for SLSGB, Alex Bowden, assessed and qualified everyone on the day.

The club has now qualified over 30 beach lifeguards since establishing in October 2008 and has 3 trainers and 1 assessor. The club is committed to providing professionally trained and highly skilled beach lifeguards to work and volunteer for the RNLI beach lifeguard service.

SLS Cornwall Stillwater Champs 2013

Well done to all juniors, seniors and masters who entered the Cornish Stillwater Champs last Saturday at Bodmin. We came a fantastic 3rd place overall! I don’t have a group picture unfortunately but I hear there were some outstanding performances and everyone put in super effort.

There were too many great results to mention, but in the team events Gylly finished 1st in the Open Manikin Carry, 2nd in the Youth Medley Relay and 5th in the Open Medley Relay.

Results

1st – Portreath 183
2nd – St Ives 129
3rd – Gyllyngvase 109
4th – Perranporth 106
5th – Polzeath 100
6th – Hayle 75
7th – Newquay 48
8th – Crantock 43
9th – Bude 18

Download the results here – Cornish Stillwater Results 2013

Falmouth Half Marathon 2013

Falmouth Half Marathon

Run Falmouth provides a uniquely coastal route for a half marathon in Cornwall. Take on the challenge of the hilly course around the Falmouth area taking in stunning coast and countryside to the area.

Gylly Results

23rd – James Rowe – 1:28:12
52nd – Simon Thomason – 1:32:08

View the full results here >>

Image courtesy of Falmouth BID.

SLS Cornwall Nipper Frostbite Champs 2013

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Well here they are… the final results from the recent Cornish Nipper stillwaters.

We ended up finishing in an amazing 4th place after the results have been corrected and verified, just a handful of points behind Hayle in 3rd and Portreath in 2nd.

This results shows a massive progression for us as a team compared to last year, so well done to all the Nippers who competed over the 2 weekends. In fact we ended up second in the Gold medal count, only behind St Ives!

Once again well done to all you Nippers, you all contributed to a great result for Team Gylly!

Download the full results here – Nipper Cornish Stillwater Results 2013

Castle Coombe Chilly Duathlon 2013

Over 200 athletes braved the rightly named ‘chilly’ duathlon, consisting of a 2 mile run, 10 mile traffic-free bike and 2 mile run to finish. The Castle Combe motor racing circuit made a great HQ for the race. The event was perfect for athletes wanting an early race under their belt and a guage of how much hard work has gone into winter training!

Chilly dualthlon feb 2013

42nd- Dan Luke
51st- Melissa Reid + Nicole Walters (4th Open Female)

Gylly elite paratriathlete Melissa Reid raced well with her alternative guide Nicole Walters, giving them a chance to gain race experience for the year ahead. The girls held strong pace throughout to place 51st overall, showing superb bike strength and team work on the tandem to be 36th fastest bike split.

Gylly triathlete Dan Luke had a good race, holding a strong run pace before and after the bike. Placing 42nd Dan is showing good speed early in the year, putting him on track for age-group goals.

Gylly Triathletes, Melissa Reid

A big thanks to Head Coach Allan Reid for going up to support and motivate.

Full race results here- http://www.dbmax.co.uk/assets/results/1196/original/Chilly_Duathlon.html?1361726749

Images courtesy of Doug Hall.

Wadebridge Triathlon

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Sunday 13th October | Wadebridge Leisure Centre

Sprint distance | Pool based | 400m swim | 24km bike | 5km run

Part of the Cornwall Triathlon series

http://www.carrickleisureservices.org.uk/default.aspx?page=570

Siblyback Lake Triathlon

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Sunday 29th September | Siblyback Lake | near Liskeard

Sprint distance | Open water | 750m swim | 20km bike | 5km run

Part of the Cornwall Triathlon series

http://www.carrickleisureservices.org.uk/default.aspx?page=743

Newquay Triathlon

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Sunday 22nd September | Newquay Sports and Community Centre | Towan Beach

Standard distance | Open water | 1500m swim | 34km bike | 10km run

Part of the Cornwall Triathlon series

http://www.carrickleisureservices.org.uk/default.aspx?page=574