Weekend Preview 7-8 July

6th Jul 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid

This week’s racing kicked off in Denmark where the Fynske Bank Multisport World Championships Festival takes place until Saturday 14 July.

The ITU Multisport World Championships format worked well in Canada last summer, successfully bringing together Age Group and elite athletes in a variety of formats including Duathlon, ITU Cross, Aquathlon, Aquabike and Long Distance. The list of Triathlon Scotland members racing in Fyn can be found below, Good luck to everyone taking part!

To view the full schedule of events, click here.

At home, it’s a massive Championship weekend with the Monifieth M3 Triathlon Club hosting the 2018 Scottish National Mixed Relay Championships and Sprint Championships at Monikie Country Park.

The Mixed Relay Championship takes place on Saturday and is for Triathlon Scotland members of affiliated triathlon clubs. The event will follow the traditional female-male-female-male format recently seen at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Each competitor completes a short triathlon of 300m swim, 5km cycle and 1.25km run, before passing the baton to the next team member.

To view the start list for the Mixed Relay Championships, click here.

The Sprint Championship takes place at Monikie Country Park for the third consecutive year on Sunday. Last year saw Douglas Roberts and Debbie Greig take the Championships titles, however, while Greig will return to fight for her title again this year, Roberts will not be in attendance leaving the men’s Championship title open for a new winner!

To view the start list for the Sprint Championships, click here.

In addition to the Championship events, Saturday will also include an open water, closed road TriStar event for youngsters aged between 9 and 14 (TriStar 1-3). Participants will complete the open water swim before jumping on their bikes and completing laps of the perimeter of the park. Finally, the run leg takes place between the North and South ponds where athletes will complete an out and back route before crossing the finish line!

It’s set to be an action-packed, sunny weekend at Monikie so make sure your sun cream is packed whether you’re watching or racing. Good luck to everyone competing and we look forward to seeing you there!

Also taking place at home on Sunday is the Huntly Triathlon. Part of the Aberdeenshire Council Triathlon Series. The event includes a pool based swim where the sprint will cover 750m with the novice covering 400m. Participants of both races will complete a 27km cycle before the sprint race finishes with a 5km run, and the novice a 3km run.

For more information on the event, click here.

Further South, the Festival of Endurance takes place on Saturday at Hever Castle and includes the 2018 British Triathlon Middle Distance Championships. Age Group athletes will complete the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run aiming to be named 2018 British Age Group Middle Distance Triathlon Champion!

For more information on the event, click here.

Also on Saturday, we return to the iconic Dorney Lake for Super Tri! The event includes Junior and Youth Super Series racing and will involve a number of Triathlon Scotland Academy athlete’s. The event is also a qualification race for the UK School Games.

For more information on the event, click here.

On Sunday, the Worthing Triathlon holds the last chance for Age Group athletes to qualify for the ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon 2019.

For more info, visit the event organisers page here.

Back to Europe now, the Banyoles ETU Triathlon European Youth Olympic Games Qualifier takes place this weekend. The event is the second phase of qualification for the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games in October after the first phase took place at the Blenheim Triathlon. Scottish athlete’s Calum Young and Heather Barnes travelled to Banyoles with coach Crawford Whyte to compete in the event.

For full race start lists, click here.

In Sweden, Scottish professional triathlete Alice Hector is set to compete in IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping. The event takes place in the city centre of Jönköping where athlete’s swim in the crystal-clear lake Vättern before heading into the expansive and enchanting Swedish countryside.

For more information on the race, click here.

In other news, Scottish Paratriathlete Karen Darke who competed for Team Scotland in the 2018 Commonwealth Games is back involved in road cycling this weekend. Darke, who won a Gold medal in handcycling at the Rio Olympic Games is racing in the Paracycling Road World Cup in the Netherlands after taking some time off from racing to ride the length of Australia’s Murray River.

To find out more about the event, click here.

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

2018 Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships

Sprint Distance Duathlon
Sandy Holl (U20)
Valerie Martin (50-54)
John Taylor (55-59)

Standard Distance Duathlon
Laura Oudney (30-34)
Graeme Oudney (30-34)
Sean Stewart (50-54)
Jeremy Tomlinson (55-59)
Alastair Stewart (60-64)
Paul Miller (45-49)
Dave Smith (50-54)
Alvaro Martin Hernandez (35-39)
Sean Calder (35-39)

Cross Triathlon
Scott Anderson (20-24)
Marc Preece (40-44)
Leahn Parry (40-44)
David Stewart (50-54)
Euan Batten (40-44)
Stuart McLaren (55-59)
Finn Trenholm (U20)
Ruben Villalain (30-34)
Coralie Arthur (20-24)
Sara de Pablo (30-34)
Ian Anderson (50-54)

Aquathlon
Douglas Wood (70-74)
Kevin Morice (40-44)
Gordon Crawford (50-54)
Julia Hector (65-69)
Ursula Ryder (55-59)
David Stewart (50-54)
Simon Puttock (60-64)
Lyndsey Blair (35-39)
Fergus McDowall (45-49)
Sam Burton (U20)
Lindsay Young (60-64)
Tom Graham-Marr (U20)
Sebastian Harrison (35-39)
Liam Goldie (35-39)
Philip Harrison (25-29)

Aquabike
David Reeves (35-39)
Marc Preece (40-44)
Sally Newman Carter (35-39)
Niel Taylor (40-44)

Long Course
Marc Auchie (20-24)
Scott Findlay (25-29)
Deborah Dickinson (35-39)
Sarah Leakey (35-39)
Duncan Chedburn (30-34)

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