Penzance Triathlon 2014 – results

Penzance Triathlon 2014 – results

Here are the results from today’s triathlon.  Sorry about the wet, windy and foggy weather – that’s two years running now!  If you spot any mistakes then please let me know.

Many thanks to all the marshals who turned up today and got totally soaked – I couldn’t do this without you all!

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Penzance Triathlon 2014 feedback (updated 07/04/14)

Penzance Tri 2014

The eighth Penzance Triathlon took place on a wet, windy and foggy Sunday morning on 6 April organised by Mounts Bay Harriers.

120 competitors had entered the race to swim 400 metres of the pool at Penzance Leisure Centre, cycle 15.5 miles around the roads of West Penwith, taking in Heamoor, Mount Misery, Newbridge, St Just, Chapel Carn Brea, Crows-an-Wra, Catchall, Drift, Buryas Bridge and Newlyn before the 4-mile run around the streets and byways around Heamoor, Trengwaiton and Castle Horneck.

Conditions were not ideal and competitors were advised to bring high visibility clothing with them and lights for their bikes. The organisers had put up nearly 150 signs to aid competitors and advise other road users of the event as well as 90 enthusiastic marshals who were stood out in the wet and cold on roundabouts and street corners to ensure the safety of everyone concerned.

Penzance Triathlon is an ideal race for novices and 34 took part in their first or second event. Of those 11 were Mounts Bay Harriers with Stacey Nicholas leading the way in 1.51.31 with 16-year-old Eden Backhouse not far behind in 1.53.15 with her picking up the first under 20 female prize. Geraldine Wallace decided that as a 60th birthday treat she would enter a triathlon for the first time and won the 60+ category together with Gillian Johns who picked up third in the 50-59 age group. Verity Rogers and Claire Sharp surpassed all their expectations by crossing the finishing line and putting to bed all their worries about not completing the event. Stacey’s husband, Scott Nicholas, also took part in his first triathlon finishing in 1.43.27 together with Christopher Sedgeman (bike racking supplier, both of whom had spent all Saturday lunchtime putting on the bike racking). Peter Uren surprised himself by being second 60+ male. Simon Aitken also completed his first triathlon by a spur of the moment acceptance of a last minute place the night before with Paul Riggs making up the novice entry for the Harriers.

George Prewett from Saltash was the overall winner in a time of 1.18.55 made up of a 6.10 swim, 48.19 bike and 24.26 run. He was over a minute ahead of second placed Ian Wright from St Agnes who finished in 1.20.15 (6.23/49.35/24.17) with Mounts Bay Harrier, Kyle Kearey, in third place in 1.21.14 (5.17/50.32/25.25).

For the women, Alice Nicholas of Mounts Bay Harriers stormed home in 11th place overall and first lady in 1.27.25 (5.28/55.06/26.51) over five minutes ahead of the second placed lady, Anne Maskell of Cycle Logic, who finished in 1.32.28 (7.42/57.15/27.31). Kathryn Burgess of Cornwall AC was third in 1.36.00 (8.16/1.00.30/27.14).

The Harriers also had some brilliant finishing times in the age group categories with Holly Rothschild and Charlotte Kent finishing first and second respectively in the 20-29 age group. For the men Gary Rich was second in the 30-39 category (and fourth overall) with Blaine Kearey being third 30-39 and eighth overall. Mark Worledge once again putting in a great performance to come second in the 40-49 age group. In the male under 20s Jacob Wood was first in a time of 1.24.43 and sixth overall with Ben Hicks in third place and 10th overall.

Wild Night Run by Julian Wills

JulianMud, water, steep descents and tough climbs all in the dark, were the order of the day for the Wild Night Run over Dartmoor at the weekend. With head torches to light the way, and flashing marker poles to show the route, 150+ runners set off from South Brent to take on some pretty challenging terrain.

First home was MBH member Julian Wills, completing the 5 mile course in 38 minutes and beat the next member of the field by a significant margin, winning a Petzl performance head torch for his troubles. The course was made more challenging by the recent flooding, with sections of ground completely removed leaving large drops, which only become apparent when right on top of them.

Cornwall Mini Triathlon Series for children announced

We have been advised that a Cornwall Mini Triathlon Series -for children- has been announced!

Following the success of last year’s Helston Mini Triathlon, Tempus Leisure has developed a brand new Cornwall Mini Triathlon Series for 2014.

The Series consists of five triathlons, taking place at various venues around Cornwall and spread throughout the season, starting in April and ending in October. The distances for each discipline will vary depending on a child’s age; please see below for details.

All competitors who enter the Cornwall Mini Triathlon Series 2014 will receive a free T-shirt and medal when they attend an event. The T-shirt design and size chart are available on the website at

The events in the Series are listed below. For details about the events, including entry links please visit and follow the event name links on that page.

Series Events

Event Date
Liskeard Mini Triathlon (Pool Based)  26 April
Bodmin Mini Triathlon (Pool Based)  17 May
Wadebridge Mini Triathlon (Pool Based)  28 June
Siblyback Mini Triathlon (Open Water)  13 September
Helston Mini Triathlon (Pool Based)  11 October

Race Distances

Age Group Swim (Pool) Swim (Open Water) Cycle (Traffic-Free) Run (Traffic-Free)
8 years 50m 50m 800m 600m
9/10 years 100m 150m 1.5km 1km
11/12 years 150m 200m 3km 1.5km
13/14 years 250m 300m 5km 2km

Please note: When registering a child, the age group that they are in is dependent upon their age on 31 December 2014 and not their age on the day of the race. If your child turns 15 during this calendar year they will no longer be eligible to compete in the mini category but will have to compete in the junior category (longer race distance).

For details of events for the junior category (aged 15-17) please see the Junior Triathlon Series section of our website at

Please read the Event Documentation (available on our website at prior to entry including the British Triathlon Competition Rules For Children’s Events and the Parent/Carer Code of Conduct.

If you have any queries please contact:-

Ceri Harvey Community Leisure Officer, Tempus Leisure Tel: 01209 614348

Coose Trannack Cross Country Race – Saturday, 22 March 2014

Coose Trannack
As the main organiser of the 2014 Coose Trannack Cross Country Race, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your schools interest and support in this event. Please find attached a welcome letter, event information sheet, registration form and a poster that can be displayed at your school.

We welcome any team or individual that wants to take part and we hope their experience of the day and the challenging race is an enjoyable one. This year we are trying to ensure that schools and running clubs are pre-registered as it makes organisation on the day a lot easier and provides a better experience for all involved. However, registration on the day will still take place.

Queries can be sent to this e-mail address and any updates to the event will be posted on our website address below. We hope to see you on the day for Coose Trannack 2014.

Kind regards,

Dave Stott,

(On behalf of the Parents & Friends of Trannack Community),

Website –

We would like to thank our sponsors for this race; At your pace (Helston), Classic Cottages (Helston) and SW Forestry (Laity, nr Helston) for their continued support.

Coose Trannack Information Pages

CT14 – Letter to school club organisers

CT14 – Running Club Registration Form

Club PB’s

PB’s have now been updated, following the Marazion 10k. Thanks to Paul Hooper for his quick reshuffle of the stats. Check out your time on the Club Standings -> 10 km link, and your overall position in the club rankings. As usual, address any grumbles to Ian.