Weekend Preview 23-24 June

22nd Jun 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid

On Sunday, the British Elite Championships take place in Cardiff. The sprint distance race features a number of Scottish performance squad athlete’s including Julie Nimmo who placed second last year and Fergus Roberts who was fourth in last years men’s race. Cameron Harris and Iona Miller are also set to take part in this year’s race.

Full start lists can be found here.

The Cardiff Triathlon also hosts the final 2018 ITU Sprint Distance Qualifier, which gives Age-Group athletes a chance to qualify for the world championships in Australia in September. Competitors will also have the chance to qualify for the 2019 Lausanne ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships.

To learn more about the qualification process, click here.

Another ITU qualification race takes place this weekend at Leeds Castle in Kent. Age Group athletes will compete in the Leeds Castle Triathlon for the final chance to qualify for the 2019 ITU Lausanne ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships.

To find out more about the event, click here.

Back at home, we have a number of races taking place across the country. On Saturday, Knockburn Loch will play host to the Fleet Feet Sprint, Super Sprint and Junior Triathlon. The race is a fantastic opportunity for Youngsters from TriStar Start to Youth to race in open water before completing the bike and run sections of the race. In the adult races, the sprint course will comprise 750m open water swim, 20km cycle on undulating, quiet country roads before finishing with a 5km two-lap lochside ride. The super sprint includes a 400m open water swim followed by the bike where participants will complete the same 20km course as the sprint race, before finishing with a 2.5km run. In total, the event is set to include over 140 participants!

To find out more about the event, click here.

Another junior event, this time on Sunday, the Live Active Leisure Strathearn Junior Aquathlon returns for the third year. Taking place at Strathearn Community Campus the event is open for TriStar Starts up to Youth where participants will complete a pool swim, followed by a run route in the surrounding campus. Over 50 youngsters are signed up to race.

For more information, click here.

Finally, also on Sunday is the popular GRC Fauldhouse Triathlon. Open to individuals and a small number of relay teams, the sprint distance event begins with a pool based 750m swim, followed by a 14.5km hilly cycle route on roads around Fauldhouse, before finishing with a two-lap 5.5km run route on public paths around the nearby forest. Just under 110 participants are expected, with 7 relay teams also entered in the event.

For more information, click here.

Good luck to everyone 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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