Posted on August 16, 2012
The 2012 Trident Challenge (800m swim) took place on 11 August 2012.
Falmouth Fire Stations sea swim at Gyllingvase beach was a little different from the previous six events this year. A strong South Easterly wind had been blowing for two days and had generated waves you wouldn’t see in an Olympic open water event!
Ninety One brave souls with ages from 16 to 70 entered into what seemed like an autumnal challenge, a swim of 800 meters around three of the buoys off the beach and back to waiting friends and family.
Transco Phoenix was on hand as a lead safety boat and “Gylly Surf Life Saving Club” volunteers were ready to provide safety cover and a guide for the swimmers who couldn’t see the buoys through the choppy conditions.
From the start of the swim it was clear that the coveted Trident trophy was still in many swimmers minds as they crashed through the surf with Hadden Page leading the way, leaving an arrow of swimmers following behind. By the first buoy he had increased his lead and it looked like the Trophy which in the past two years had travelled over the Tamar with James Edmunds was now heading home to Cornwall. By the time Hadden was back at the beach most of the field were only half way around!
In amongst this group were swimmers from Cornwall and beyond, visitors from Cheltenham and London had also taken part completing their own challenge in our costal waters.
Once again it has been another great event with help from the crews of Falmouth Community Fire Station and Gylly Surf Life Saving Cub raising just over £500 to be shared between The Fire Fighters Charity, Cancer Research and Gylly Surf Life Saving Club”
11th – Gracie Dack (3rd Female)
16th – Natasha Mundell
31st – Greg Hunt
34th – Rebecca Walters
41st – Martyn Addinall
60th – Daniel Luke
Full results >> Results 2012