St Ives Triathlon 2009

Jason Walker wins the Sprint Tri with Tim Drew taking third in the Standard, just beating Kyle Kearey into fourth place.?

Paul Hooper also took part in the Standard Tri and Nick Brooks, Grace Richards?and Yvonne Turner (second female vet) finished in the Sprint.

More of report below the photos.

votwo report and photos HERE

Provisional Standard Distance results

Provisional Sprint Distance results

Tim and Jason
Tim and Jason
Grace Richards
Grace Richards
Tim in transition with Nick looking on
Tim in transition with Nick looking on
Kyle Kearey first out of transition
Kyle Kearey first out of transition
Jason Walker - the winner!
Jason Walker - the winner!
Paul & Nick with the opposition!
Paul & Nick with the opposition!

There were two races taking place at Carbis Bay ? one the Standard Distance Triathlon of 1.5k open water swim/41k bike/10k run and the other the Sprint Distance Triathlon of 750m open water swim/23k bike/5k run.

Mounts Bay Harriers had three competitors in the Standard Distance, Tim Drew, Kyle Kearey and Paul Hooper. In the Sprint race there were four, Jason Walker, Nick Brooks, Yvonne Turner and Grace Richards.

On the Standard race, Kyle Kearey was second out of the swim but, due to a phenomenally fast transition, he beat Philip Duma out onto the bike before he had time to put his helmet on. Tim Drew was sixth out of the swim but knew that Kyle was ahead of him and so had something to chase.

The 41k bike course climbs out of Carbis Bay and through St Ives, taking in the scenic, hilly B2206 through Zennor before turning off at Morvah to go down towards Heamoor and then cutting through to Gulval and up to Castle Gate. It then turns down to Crowlas and along the A30 and back along the A3074 and down again into Carbis Bay. The run is no flatter being a two loop course, taking the coast path to St Ives from Carbis Bay and then up a steep hill to the main road and back again to Carbis Bay with a final lap of the beach to round the event off!

Tim was still recovering from winning the Marazion Middle Distance Triathlon a couple of weeks back and so finished in third place in a time of 2:29:18 with Kyle finishing fourth in 2:32:38. Paul Hooper put in a respectable 3:07:22.

The Sprint race was a foregone conclusion by the time the cyclists got to the top of the hill out of Carbis Bay. Jason Walker was fourth out of the swim but with a super quick transition managed to overtake everyone and was leading from the front on the bike. By the time he got to the run he had built up such a lead of nearly three minutes that for the finishing loop around the beach he just took it easy and enjoyed the moment and finished in 1:28:17.

For the rest life wasn?t so easy. The 23k bike course was not as severe as the Standard Distance but did have a few hills thrown in for good measure. The route went out through St Ives but then turned towards Halsetown and Nancledra along the B3311 before turning at Castle Gate and following the Standard bike course back to Carbis Bay. The run was only one loop of the coast path and back to Carbis Bay before finishing on the beach.

Nick Brooks put in a magnificent effort and finished 8th overall in a time of 1:42:12. The two women running for Mounts Bay Harriers, Yvonne Turner and Grace Richards finished in 1:54:59 and 2:12:59 respectively with Yvonne coming in as second Female Vet, being overtaken on the final lap of the beach by the first Female Vet and finishing 9 seconds behind her!

A great race with a friendly atmosphere. One to look out for next year.

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