Posted on June 28, 2013
1st Male – Thomas Trebilcock
3rd Male – Mike Pond
6th Male – Sam Norton
5th Female – Rosie Boulton
9th Female – Amy Walker
200m Swim / 2 Mile run
4th – Allan Reid – 14:12 1st M40-49
10th – Kieran Townsend – 15:05 2nd M17-19
11th – Matthew Stone – 15:06
12th – Matthew Casey – 15:09 3rd M17-19
19th – Melissa Reid – 15:51 1st F20-29
23rd – Lowenna Hawkey – 16:33 3rd F13-16
25th – Orion Page – 16:41 3rd M13-16
34th – Becky Walters – 17:24 2nd F20-29
39th – Courtney-Lee Reid – 17:46 1st F17-19
43rd – Georgia Christophers – 18:18
54th – Paul Sanders – 19:29
Full results here >>
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.
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 >>
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…”
Well done to Yvonne Turner and Mounts Bay Harriers for staging another great event.
19th – Dan Luke – 1:32:10
71st – Oliver Stacey – 1:48:25
Image thanks to Jodie Matthews
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.
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.
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