English Riviera VeloPark Triathlon 2014 Race Report
English Riviera VeloPark Triathlon 2014
Excellent weather conditions at Clennon Valley for the first (sell out) VeloPark Triathlon organised by GeoPark Adventure. 200 competitors (67 adults and 133 children) took on the pool swim; Velopark ride and beautiful lakes run in a very successful, fast contest! With more than half the field travelling from outside Devon to participate, the standard was always going to be high. Over 1000 spectators visited the new Torbay VeloPark to appreciate new and old talent race this perfect swim/bike/run course.
The seniors took to the course with the first swim wave including an on-form Laura Wakeham who went on the win the female race. Steve Stoneman (England Triathlon Age Group Champion 2014) from Bolton, won the male race with an impressive 50 minutes dead. Impressive because course designer Brendon Prince set the challenge that 50 minutes was going to be tough to beat! This challenge was accepted and beaten later in the day by future triathlon star Patrick Livingstone, who won the Tri Star Juniors (17/18 year old but same distance as adults) in a course record of 49:24. A record that Brendon Prince says will take someone very special to beat!
As the afternoon went on the children’s races started with many competing in triathlon for the very first time. All the races demonstrated tremendous swim/bike/run talent, Jon Parkinson from Torbay Triathlon club said ‘great event and support and so good to see all the young Tri stars in action’.
Geopark Adventure are looking into providing a Triathlon series on the fabulous ‘off highway’ course for 2016.
Male 1st Steve Stonman 50:00 2nd Jon Parkinson 3rd Andrew Gunther
Female 1st Laura Wakeham 56:01 2nd Ellie Sutcliffe 3rd Wendy Urban
(17/18) Male 1st Patrick Livingstone 49:24
Male 1st Tom Thorne 1:01:39 2nd Luke Gribbin
Female 1st Jade Sweatman 1:10:35 2nd Jess Schoeneberg
Tri Stars 3 (13/14)
Male 1st James Alcock 26:41 2nd Drew Clark 3rd Hayden Woolley
Female 1st Isabelle Beech28:20 2nd Madelaleine Crow 3rd Emelia Raymond
Tri Stars 2 (11/12)
Male 1st Henry Sanderson 23:04 2nd Shaun Duffield 3rd Morgan Alcock
Female 1st Skye Pirie 23:37 2nd Charlotte Bourner 3rd Ellie Humphrey
Tri Stars 1 (9/10)
Male 1st Austin Crow 14:29 2nd Fletcher Powe 14:44 3rd Harrison Ball 15:57
Female 1st Phoebe Freeman 16:33 2nd Felicity Lomont Tukett 17:53 3rd Harriet Crawford
Tri Starts (8)
Male 1st Charlie French 9:46 2nd Luke Gale 3rd Seb Grost
Female 1st Rebecca Munday 11.18 2nd Susan Price 3rd Amelia Harry