Weekend preview 7-10 June

7th Jun 2018 | Written by Gemma Simpson

It’s major event weekend time on British home turf!

Thursday is the turn of Nottingham to host the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay followed by Sunday’s individual races at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds, featuring many of the best triathletes in the world, including Marc Austin and Grant Sheldon.

Today, Thursday 7 June, the world’s leading triathlon nations take to the River Trent to start the first Mixed Relay in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification window.

Great Britain has a very strong team, featuring two Olympic medal winners, Jonathan Brownlee and Vicky Holland along with former ITU world champion Non Stanford and ITU World Triathlon Series podium finisher, Tom Bishop.

The start list features 19 teams, including all of the strongest triathlon nations in the world. As well as national pride, there are ranking points on offer towards Olympic qualification as Mixed Relay makes its debut in Tokyo. The Mixed relay is set to start at 6:36pm and the action will unfold rapidly with the whole event taking not much more than a very action-packed hour.

You can watch the action live on BBC red button or catch the highlights on Saturday from 1.20pmon BBC1.

Athletes then move to on to Leeds for the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds on Sunday. Both defending champions, Alistair Brownlee and Flora Duffy have withdrawn though injury, so new champions will be crowned.

You can watch the action live on BBC2 from 1pm. For full event details including start lists, please click here.

Also in Leeds is the British Youth and Junior Super Series races and we have a stellar line up of young squad athletes competing including:

Youth Athletes

Hamish Armitt, Calum Byrne, Jack Patton, William Taylor, Daniel Saunders, Isla Britton, Sarah Fyffe, Kyra Gibb, Kate Richardson, Jessica Turnbull, Emma Calder and Mia Padmanabhan.

Junior Athletes

Calum Young, Johnny Jackson, Forbes Jackson, Neil Hepburn, Luke Williams, Lewis Anderson, Ben Jones, Elliot Lassiter, Kate Gallagher and Ailsa MacArthur.

In other major event news, Weert, Netherlands, hosts the next ETU European Cup event on Sunday with Cameron Harris and Fergus Roberts lining up alongside Iestyn Harrett and James Teagle.

Full start list can be found here.

Staffordshire hosts the ever-popular IRONMAN 70.3 event with a big field of home Pro and Age-Group athletes competing on Sunday. Nikki Bartlett will line up alongside Lucy Gossage (who won IRONMAN Lanzarote just two weeks ago) and in the men’s race, Fraser Cartmell and George Goodwin will both take to the start line.

Full start list can be found here.

At home all of the action is on Sunday where we have the Fife Properties Lochore Triathlon Festival with races across standard, sprint and TriStars Aquathlon. More details here.

In the north we have the Wick Sprint Triathlon (details here) and Shetland Triathlon Club‘s first race of their junior triathlon series (details here).

We wish everyone a successful weekend of racing!

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