Thursday, 24 July 2014

Commonwealth Games Glasgow - Triathlon Photographs

 
The Commonwealth Games Triathlon was held today in Strathclyde Country Park in North Lanarkshire. It was a beautiful and sunny day with temperatures at over 23c. There was a large crowd of people in the park well before the Ladies Race started at 11.00 and finished around 13.30.

The triathlon involved a swim of 1500 metres, a bike ride of 40 kilometre and a 10 kilometre run. The swimming part was held in the Loch which has had special filters installed to prevent infection to the swimmers.

The bike ride was round the road surrounding the park, which was pretty tough because it does have a few steep hills which can tire riders out quite quickly - I know this from experience!

The winner of the Ladies event was Emma Stimpson, with Kirsten Sweetland second and Vicky Holland third.

Women's Race Photos
Ladies swimming

Cycle event. Winner Emma Stimpson is third left

Second overall, Kirsten Sweetland leads the bunch

Third overall, Vicky Holland

Kate McIlroy and Kirsten Gentle
 
The main bunch
 
Fabienne St. Louis of Mauritius
Men's Race Photos

Unlike the women's race, where there were no Scottish competitors, there were three in the men's race. This gave the crowd an incentive to cheer on their countrymen but they cheered all the competitors in equal measure to help lift them. Alistair Brownlie was first, Jonathan Brownlie was second and Richard Wilson was third.


Swimming

Race favourites Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee of England

Chasing bunch

Tom Pechard
Brownlee brothers and Marc Austin of Scotland
Grant Sheldon of Scotland leads this bunch
Jason Wilson (L) and Kyle Jones
Brownlee brothers
Christopher Walker at 47 was oldest competitor

Youngest competitor, Harry Spiers 
Well done to everyone who competed today. It was a very warm and humid day but you carried on and they did the best they could.

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