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 Speers 

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

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3 thoughts on “Commonwealth Games Glasgow – Triathlon Photographs

  1. tootlepedal July 24, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    The park looked beautiful on the telly.

    • janeslog July 24, 2014 / 10:15 pm

      It was, although I fell twice. They had cut down small trees but left about 4 inches sticking out of the ground. Tripped twice over them but not hurt!

      My friend’s mother watched the action on the big screen in the park while reclining on her deck chair. We were around the course.

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