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Despite concerns the weather turned out out fine for the third Island-2-Island Triathlon Festival staged in Lamlash at the weekend, which was hailed ‘another super success’.
Organised by the Arran Junior Triathlon Club, the event attracted a record entry of nearly 250 athletes from all over Scotland and beyond. An army of volunteers, including marshalls, timekeepers and safety officials on land and sea kept the various events running like clockwork.
The event gives Arran junior triathletes a chance to complete on home soil and is so called as the first leg involves a swim from Holy Isle to Arran (four miles). The junior club members, and some seniors too, clocked up some good times and many were among the prize-winners on the day.
And as one competitor said on social media: ‘Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in running the Island-2-Island event on Saturday. It was awesome again. See you again next year!’
Here are highlights of the results: Tristar 1 boys: 1 Daniel Hendry 15.15, 2 Luke Goatley 18.38, 3 Luke Sedman 19.11. Tristar 1 girls: 1 Ferryn Stewart 18.55. 2 Daisy Gildea 19.53, 3 Kitty Townsend 21.1o.
Tristar 2 boys: 1 William Bramham 25.57, 2 Logan Park 31.28. Tristar 2 girls: 1 Mirren Stewart 23.48m, 2 Tess Byrne 27.41. 3 Millie Simpson 28.14.
Tristar 3 boys: 1 Fergus Currie 29.26, 2 Reuben Macdonald 32.01, 3 Ruaridh Lindsay-Smith 33.26. Tristar 3 girls: Alexandra Ross 35.42, 2 Beth McCarthy 35.44, 3 Julie Hamill 37.05.
Triathlon-half: 1 Matthew Evans 4.52.24, 2 Euan Wright 5.32.09, 3 Eliot Sedman 5.32.16. Triathlon-Olympic: 1 Niel Taylor 2.13.3, 2 Colin Watterson 2.16.55, 3 Jonny Hendry 2.22.47. Sprint: 1 Derek Simpson 01.11.15, 2 Craig Ross 01.15.29, 3 Lynsey Cuthbertson 01.22.53.