Well the weather didn’t stop 90 competitors turning up and racing! It had been a lovely day up until about 5pm when the mist and rain started to come in over Penzance (well it was Air Day at Culdrose). By 7pm, race start time, it was wet – and not just in the water! At least it kept members of the public off the Prom!
The water temperature was lovely and warm – when I turned up to set up at 3pm the pool was packed, and they were still turning up for a swim at 5pm when the rain started.
Once again the under 20s stood out, with six completing the course in under 15 minutes – and two just one second over that time, and all finishing in the top 20! Jordan Roberts picked up first under 20 male, finishing fourth overall in 14:04.
Neil Eddy finished in a record time of 12:29 – it took most competitors longer than that to complete the run alone!
Alice Nicholas was, once again, first female overall in a time of 15:30 – just outside the top 20.
13-year-old Vicky Burlingham put in a splendid performance finishing third female overall and first under 20 female.
Dave Pell and Sasha Osborne once again picked up first prize for the over 40s.
Please note for the next event iPods, MP3s, etc are NOT allowed – nor are bare chests (Iain Richards please take note!)
1 Neil Eddy (Cyclelogic) 12:29
2 Pete Le Grice (Mounts Bay Harriers) 13:00
3 Kyle Kearey (Mounts Bay Harriers) 13:17
Male Vet over 40
1 Dave Pell (Cornwall AC) 14:18
2 Jason Walker (Mounts Bay Harriers) 14:57
3 William Luckhurst 15:59
Male Junior under 20
1 Jordan Roberts (Hayle SLSC) 14:04
2 Matt Trewhella 14:11
3 Thomas Wood (Mounts Bay Harriers) 14:17
1 Alice Nicholas (Mounts Bay Harriers) 15:30
2 Charlotte Hurst (Mounts Bay Harriers) 16:10
3 Vicky Burlingham (Carn Brea SC) 16:18 (also first under 20)
Female Vet over 40
1 Sasha Osborne 17:04
2 Tamsin Eddy 17:21
3 Jackie Roberts 17:54
Female Junior under 20
1 Amy Jolly (Carn Brea SC) 16:48 (Vicky Burlingham already having picked up 3rd Female Open)
2 Imogen Terry 17:31
3 Sabine Hoadley 20:38
Many thanks to all my marshals – everyone turned up early!! Sorry that you all got so wet.