Penzance Junior Aquathlon 2014 – results

Penzance Junior Aquathlon 2014 – results

Penzance Junior Aquathlon 2014

Penzance Junior Aquathlon took place in ideal weather conditions on Sunday – this being the ninth time that this event was organised by Mounts Bay Harriers. The children aged between 8 and 16 swam in the pool at Penzance Leisure Centre and then ran around the fields and footpaths surrounding Bolitho School and the Astro Park. Distances varied according to age from the 8-year-olds swimming 50 metres and running 600 metres to the 15-16-year-olds swimming 300 metres and running 3,800 metres.

Members of Mounts Bay Harriers turned up at 5.30am to set up the course, sweep the paths, put out signs, clear any dog mess and cut back vegetation as well as unlock a gate with a lock that had seized up, in order that the children could have a safe and fun race.

Brilliant performances were put in by all who took part with only seconds separating some prize-winning places! In the 8-year-old boys, Jude Hardy (St Ives SLSC) beat Jamie Watkins (Gyllyngvase SLSC) into second place by one second – a real sprint for the line, with Sky Bowden-Inoue (Wadebridge ASC) finishing two seconds ahead of Keira Downing for the 8-year-old girls to come first! Last minute entry Evie Belt (St Ives Bay SC) finished in third place, 19 seconds later, with Oscar Marr (St Mary’s RC) finishing in third place for the boys.

In the 9-10-year-old girls’ age group Abbie Downing was out of the swim first but was overtaken on the run by fellow Gyllyngvase SLSC Robyn Ivall who went on to win. Caitline Keaney (Cornwall AC) was third. For the boys Joseph Railton (TR1) finished well ahead of Johnny Ivall (Truro City SC) who finished just four seconds ahead of George Mitchell (Cornwall AC).

The biggest age group was the 11-12-year-olds. Again it was close finishes for both the boys and girls with Betsy Peters (St Ives Bay SC) just pipping Nisa Bowden-Inoue (Wadebridge ASC) by nine seconds to win. Kezia Elliott (Mounts Bay Harriers) crossed the line in third place. Toby Osborne (Mounts Bay Harriers) beat Archie Coulthard (St Ives Bay SC) by six seconds and Samuel Perkin (St Ives SLSC) came third.

In the 13-14-year-old age group the wins were more emphatic with Sofia Rescorla-Brown (Penzance SC) finishing over a minute ahead of Zara Elliott (Mounts Bay Harriers) who was over two minutes ahead of third placed Faye Ivall (Truro City SC). The boys were just as spread out with Archie Vingoe (Cornwall AC) a minute-and-a-half ahead of second placed Mawgan Osborne (Penzance SC) who, in turn, was nearly 30 seconds ahead of Reef Slack (Mounts Bay Harriers).

There were only three entries in the 15-16-year-old females. They all came out of the swim at roughly the same time but Shannon O’Connell (Mounts Bay Harriers) pulled well ahead on the run to finish first, followed by Rosie Tonkin (Mounts Bay Harriers) and Naomi Rescorla-Brown (Penzance SC).

Thanks must go to all the marshals who gave up their Sunday morning, Penzance Leisure Centre and Bolitho School.

Club PB’s

Four mile PB’s and the overall rankings have been updated following last Wednesday’s Turkey Trot. Check your times, and position in the club rankings, and let Ian know of any errors or omissions. Thanks once again to Paul H for rejigging the stats.


Club PBs

Club PB’s have been updated following the Sticker 5, thanks to spreadsheet wrangler-in-chief Paul Hooper. Take a look at your PB for each distance you’ve raced, and your place in the overall club standings. As usual, let Ian know if you’ve been shortchanged, and we’ll put it right pronto!


Marshals needed!

Can anyone marshal at the Penzance Junior Aquathlon on Sunday, 27 July 2014 from 8.30am until approx 11am? Will also need help setting up from 6am.

Also need marshals for the St Levan 10k (7pm start) and Children’s Run (6.30pm start) on Friday, 15 August 2014 from 6pm. You could marshal the Children’s Run or car park and then do the 10k!! Also will need extra help with registration and time-keeping as it is part of the Grand Prix series this year.

All offers gratefully received!

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