Mounts Bay Harriers had a weekend of racing all over the Uk in triathlon, running, cycling & swimming. Their success in these events shows the wide range of talented athletes in the club.
At Polkerris MBH 5K swimmers took on the Polkerris 5 k sea swim. All three Mounts Bay Harriers picked up prizes. Jacob Wood was 2nd overall. Sasha Osborne 2nd female. Tamsin Thomas was the 1st swimmer in skins. The Sea was a very chilly 14.5 degrees, but they were blessed with sunshine and flat conditions.
In Bristol, a number of Harriers ran the Bristol half marathon including Jan Davies who was running her first half marathon to raise funds for Cancer research in memory of her sister. So far, Jan and her family who ran the half marathon have raised over £5k.
Bristol half marathon times –
Phil Sanger 1.31.35
Mark Thomas 1.33.16
Chantal McLennan 1.57.04
Janet Davies 2.33.41
Closer to home, 6 members of Mounts Bay Harriers travelled up to St Columb Major to take part in the Cornish Coast and Clay Cycle Sportive organised by the Rotary club of St Columb. Chris Sedgeman and Luke McLean rode together and completed the 44 mile route describing it as tough and challenging, the course took in some serious hills (3,300ft) and had the added challenge of lots of mud and surface water on the roads. Dee McLean completed the 23 mile route in a very quick time of 1h 38mins and was 1st lady home, coming 3rd overall. Sarah Tregear also completed the 23 mile route accompanied by her 2 sons Thomas (11) and James (9) who successfully completed the route in a good time of 2h 6mins. The 23 mile route was a very scenic route taking in the coastline and cliffs of the north coast and included 1,600ft of climbs. This was a well organised event and everyone is looking forward to returning again next year.
In Triathlon, Mark Worledge traveled to Anglesey to participate in The Sandman Sprint Triathlon which included a sea swim and a challenging run. Mark enjoyed the event & was pleased with his finishing time of 1.17.
Four Mounts Bay Harriers travelled upto Weymouth to complete the Ironman 70.3 on Sunday 17th, a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle ride amongst Dorsets rolling hills, followed by a half marathon run along the flat sea front.
Nigel Sims lead the Harriers home in an excellent 5 hours 40 minutes, earning him 12th place in the 55 years category.
Richard Boucher took 6 hours 7 minutes to earn 135th place in age Category 45.
This was a first time event for Caleb Munday and Ruth Glover.
Caleb completed the event in a time of 5 hours 58, 151st place in age category 35.
Ruth was the only lady Harrier attempting the distance and completed the course in 7 hours 16 minutes coming 49th in her age category.
All the Harriers enjoyed their experience and were happy that their months of training paid off
Left Photo L-R Sarah, Dee, luke, Chris, Thomas, James after the Cornish Coast & Clay
Right – Mark Worledge
Bottom -Ruth Glover