St Ives Biathlon
TRURO SWIMMERS PERFORM WELL IN THE STORMY WEATHER AT ST IVES …
Saturday saw the annual RUN & SWIM event of the St Ives Biathlon. Through some testing June weather the Truro swimmers performed fantastic which is a testimonent to their training and dedication throughout the year.
A mentally and physically demanding event for any athlete the biathlon was made increasingly tougher by very high tides and strong surface wind, giving the water surface more of a wave than normally encountered in the pool.
The Biathlon started with the Junior race which was a closely fought race between 2 Truro team mates Mike Grant and Natasha Diment, both battled the elements for a close finish with only 8 seconds between them as they dashed up the slipway to the finish line. Notably not far behind them were another group of competitors where the majority were Truro swimmers.
Next it was time for some of the parents to dust off the speedo’s in the Novice and Open races. The Open race saw a keen contest in the run and on the swim leg saw Dan Goodway and Jono Stewart finish strongly in 2nd and 4th places respectively.
Finally congratulations must be given to the organisers (all volunteers) as all of the races Open, Junior and Novice went off without a hitch and to the RNLI Lifeguard team who provided safety cover.
In the events themselves there were many notable swims from the Truro members:
OPEN & VETERAN RACE
2nd Dan Goodway (Perranporth SLSC)
7th Jono Stewart (St Ives SLSC)
18th Alan Reid (Porthtowan SLSC & TCSC Junior Coach)
33rd Paul Marshall (TCSC Parent)
35th Keith Hollis (TCSC Parent)
40th Melissa Reid (Porthtowan SLSC)
119th John Hicks (Porthtowan SLSC & TCSC Coaching Assistant)
Dave Bartlett (Portreath SLSC)
1st Mike Grant (St Ives SLSC) –
2nd Natasha Diment –
4th Jake Kernohan (St Ives SLSC)
5th Anthony Stewart (St Ives SLSC) –
7th Charlie Middleton (St Ives SLSC)
11th Jon Grant (St Ives SLSC)
12th Josie Williams (St Ives SLSC) –
15th Matthew Trewella –
16h Mesha Wardman –
18th Luke Hollis –
25th Chris Marshall (Porthtowan SLSC)
50th Megan Hicks (Porthtowan SLSC)
54th Alex Russell (Porthtowan SLSC)
1st George Haynes (Portreath SLSC)
9th Barbara Trevail (Truro City Parent and helper)
10th Alison Russell (Truro City Parent and helper)
A BIG WELL DONE TO YOU ALL !!!!!!