Cornwell-Brown swims to victory in the annual Exmouth Swimming Life Saving Society Starcross swim

Thursday, July 31, 2014
11:00 AM

The annual Exmouth Swimming Life Saving Society Starcross swim 2014 saw a predominantly young field start from buoy 21 at around 7pm last Friday evening (July 25), writes Ian Lang.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Swimmers experienced ideal weather conditions with sun and only a small swell past the docks slowing them down.

Seventeen-year-old George Cornwell-Brown won the race overall in a time of 31 minutes and 36 seconds.

Gemma Franks was second and thus landed first place in the ladies’ race in a time of 33.47, narrowly beating her dad Alan Franks, who has won the race multiple times in the past and has made a comeback to competitive swimming in the last 18 months, into third place.

Next to finish was Kiera Jordan who was second lady and first junior female, she beat first junior male Joel Rawe by four seconds to claim fourth spot overall.

Other swimmers in the order they finished were Nyal Slatter, Liam Spiller, Toby Gilbody, Peter Gilpin, Aidan Spiller, Joe Schunck, Virginia Hill, Katie Brindley, Katherine Cornwell-Brown, Ruth Horn, Martin Sprigmore, Martin Brown, and Kathy Azuino.

All swimmers who started the swim completed the course with no withdrawals.

Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society would like to thank all those who help make the Starcross swim a success each year; particularly boat crew, kayakers, Exmouth Beach Rescue, Exmouth Scouts, and the RNLI.

For more information on open water swimming visit www.exmouthswimming.org.

Full result.

1, George Cornwell-Brown (31.36); 2, Gemma Franks (33.47); 3, Alan Franks (34.20); 4, Kiera Jordan (34.35); 5, Joel Rawe (34.39); 6, Nyal Slatter (34.43); 7, Liam Spiller (34.48); 7, Toby Gilbody (36.35); 8, Peter Gilpin (37.10); 9, Aidan Spiller (39.20); 10, Joe Schunck (40.17); 11, Virginia Hill (41.32); 12, Katie Brindley (41.53); 13, Katherine Cornwell-Brown (42.27); 14, Ruth Horn (42.45); 15, Martin Sprigmore (43.29); 16, Martin Brown (48.56); 17, Kathy Azuino (52.49).

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Photo Orders
Letters
Competitions
Subscription
Join us on Facebook
View or book a notice

Join our newsletter

Local Search 24 – East Devon
Looking for a:

Location:

Search radius:

Exmouth's trusted business directory