English Riviera VeloPark Triathlon 2014 Race Report

by Brendon Prince | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

English Riviera VeloPark Triathlon 2014

Race Report

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


Youths (15/16)

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

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