It has been a very busy week for the MBH team taking on a variety of races
On bank holiday Monday 26th August the penultimate intotri triathlon took place in Bodmin. This was the 7th tri in the series. There was a super sprint and sprint option, all Harriers that took part opted for the sprint Tri, Starting with a pool swim of 400m then a good cycle route of 14.4 miles which involved plenty of hills, including an upward start out of the leisure centre, then finishing with a 3.1 mile run which also included some hill climbing, but it was nice to run down the last hill to then have a pretty flat run to the finish line. All Harriers enjoyed this event. After not doing a triathlon for about 7 years Ian Matthews gave this tri a go and did really well and finished in a time of 1:23:56 which he was pleased with as he wasn’t expecting a time like that.
The bike course didn’t start too well for Ruth Glover just as she went over the “get on” line for the bike she realised that her back tyre was flat, but with the help from some friends who quickly got a pump, her tyre was pumped up again and ready to go again, she had to do some chasing but managed to catch a few people up which she was pleased with.
In the afternoon it was the kids turn to do their triathlon, Aria Griffiths and Gabriel Kelly both raced in the 8 year olds race and did really well. Aria came 1st in her age category for the female and Gabriel came 2nd in the age category for the males.
Tama Griffiths and Sawyer Kelly both raced in the 11/12 age category, they too did well, Tama came 12th and sawyer came 16th. All four of the juniors did MBH proud.
Mounts Bay Harriers would like to thank intotri for putting on another great tri and are now looking forward to the final tri in Falmouth in 3 weeks time.
St Ives Bay 10k
On Tuesday the 27th in the evening St ives bay 10k took place which is put together by Hayle runners. Mounts Bay Harriers only had one adult taking part in the 10k race and that was Julie Bolitho, she completed the race in a time of 1:24:46.
As well as a 10k taking place there was also a children’s 1 mile race, MBH had a few entrees from their junior team taking part.
After competing the day before at Bodmin Tri Tama and Aria Griffiths took part in the mile run. Aria was 5th female home and Tama was 5th male home, also taking part was Kaea Griffiths he did really well and managed to get himself 3rd male back which he was really happy with. Also taking part for Mounts Bay Harriers Juniors was Holly Tregear Isabelle Cook, Abigail and Daniel Small, all of the juniors that took part enjoyed the race and ran really well.
This half Ironman distance triathlon took place on Saturday the 31st of August in York. For the second year in a row Richard Alford made the travel up country representing Mounts Bay Harriers at this event. Richard stated that due to the wind conditions the bike course was made more difficult this time & he struggled on this a bit. Probably didn’t help losing a couple of gels at the start of the bike section. Richard enjoyed the swim and run section improving on his times for the previous year for those two sections. Richard finished in a time of 5:22:19, although this isn’t an improvement on his best overall time Richard was happy to have completed yet another half Ironman & would consider coming back to this event again for a third year, as it’s a very well organized event. Richard is now looking forward to hopefully a very quick recovery before again on Saturday the 7th of September taking on another half Ironman at Woburn Abbey in MiltonKeynes.
Freedom Races Dartmoor High Ground Marathon
Mounts Bay Harriers had one team member take part in this event. Kat Loder decided she would take on this Marathon challenge.
Kat said “it was fantastic but a brutal course. Such a great atmosphere and scenery.”
Kat set herself a challenge to complete her first marathon and although she had some set backs with training and was concerned she couldn’t do it she still went ahead and was pleased to complete it feeling strong. Kat wants to give a big thank you to Rachel and Stuart Thompson who have guided her from the beginners course.
On Sunday a team of Harriers raced the Treggy 7 GP race in Launceston.
It is a 7 mile road race which starts in Launceston Town Centre, heads downhill out of town and out onto rural country lanes. There is a nice hill to climb at mile 2.5 then after that Is pretty much flat. The finish area is on the lovely grounds of Launceston Castle.
The first Harrier home was Tim Twiggs who was 25th overall and 1st in his age cat.
The results were:
Tim Twiggs 46:30. 1st age cat
Paul Angove. 51:37
Janet Haynes 55:57 2nd age cat
Tracey Nicholls. 57.46. 3rd age cat
John Gordon 1:02:07
Anthony Penhaul 1:02:46. 2nd age cat
Sam Rowe 1:05:25
Marie-Ann Cann. 1:08:42
Steve Davies 1:11:09
Jackie Stone 1:16:08
Julie Bolitho 1:18:55