Weekend Preview 16-17 June

15th Jun 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid

This weekend athlete’s head to Europe to race while the next Championship event takes place at home!

Getting the racing started on Saturday is the next instalment in our Scottish National Championships, the Scottish Youth Championships! Taking place at Bellahouston Park and run by Fusion Triathlon Club, the event will see over 320 youngsters take part in the racing. A pool-based swim, with paths around the park providing great bike and run routes it is a tried and tested venue for our Youth Championships.

For live updates from the event and photos of the action, make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! For more information on the Championship event, click here.

In Europe, the weekend kicks off with the Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup. The event begins on Saturday with semi-final races where athletes will compete with the aim of gaining a place in the finals on Sunday. Scottish athletes Cameron Main, Guy Evans-Haggerty, Andrew Rolland and Sophia Green travelled to Austria with Coach Andrew Woodroffe ready to take part in the racing.

For more information on the event, click here.

In Belgium, Marc Austin and Beth Potter are set to take part in the Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup. The sprint distance event comes just one week after Austin competed in the AJ Bell World Triathlon event in Leeds. The event is a part of the Port of Antwerp triathlon festival and will take place in Eilandje where athletes will swim in the marina and complete the cycle and run courses around the ‘trendy’ village.

For full start lists for the event, click here.

Also competing in Europe this weekend is Fergus Roberts and Iona Miller. Both athletes are set to take part in the Dunkirk Triathlon, a French Grand Prix race. Roberts will be looking for another good performance after gaining his first top 5 finish in a European Cup race in Weert last weekend.

For more information on the race, click here.

In Southend, England, the Sundried Southend Triathlon takes place on Sunday. The sprint distance event which is in its second year will see Scottish professional Alice Hector take part in the racing again. Last year Hector finished in third place overall taking the female win by a good margin which she will look to replicate this weekend.

For more information on the race, click here.

This weekend sees the return of the Celtman! This ‘extreme’ Scottish triathlon is an iconic event set in incredible surroundings. Athletes will swim 3.8km in Loch Shieldaig before cycling 202km on highland roads, around a number of Lochs and then finish with a 42km run which includes two Munros: Spidean Coire nan Clach (‘Peak of the Corrie of Stones’ in Gaelic) and Ruadh-stac Mòr (‘Big Red Stack’).

For more information on the event, click here.

The next event in the 2018 Live Borders Series takes place on Sunday. The Eyemouth Sprint and ‘Come & Tri’ includes a sprint distance race consisting of a 750m pool swim, 20km bike, 5km run route as well as a novice race which covers 400m, 10km and 2.5km. Last year the sprint event included 80 competitors with even larger numbers expected at the two races this year.

For more information on the event, click here.

Good luck to all athlete’s racing this weekend!


*We apologise if any names or locations have been accidentally omitted. Please feel free to let us know and we will revise the article.

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