Weekend Review 16-17 June

18th Jun 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid

The 2018 Scottish National Youth Championships kicked off the racing action this weekend at a very wet Bellahouston Park! Over 300 athletes took on the challenging conditions to race to become the National Champion in their age group.

To read all about the event, read our race report here.

In Europe, the weekend kicked off with the Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup where the unique race format provided athletes with some fantastic short, intense racing. A challenging course and smaller fields meant no mistakes could be made and every second counted!

Sophia Green controlled and executed her semi-final smoothly, struggling with her calf in the final she controlled the bike pack but was outrun to finish 20th. Cameron Main suffered a mechanical in the semi-final and with the racing being so short, even a fantastic solo effort couldn’t get him into the top 9 to qualify for the final. After fantastic semi-finals from Guy Evans-Haggerty and Andrew Rolland, the intensity was up at a much higher level in the final. Evans-Haggerty was given a penalty in T1and Rolland suffered a stitch which hindered their efforts, finishing in 29thand 30threspectively.

Fellow Brit Daniel Dixon at the age of 15 stormed his semi-final to win and lay down a marker! In the final, he stayed right at the front on the bike and ran a gutsy run leg to finish 4th in his first ever European Cup. A lot of lessons learnt over a fantastic weekend of racing in Austria.

For full race results, click here.

Commonwealth Games athlete’s Beth Potter and Marc Austin were in action in the Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup.

Austin left the water in 20th place making it into the front pack of 22 athlete’s on the bike. He rode well but started the run near the back of the pack but put together a good run that saw him run through to finish in 10th place!

The event was only Potter’s third World Cup race and after finishing 24th in Cagliari just two weeks ago, she put together an outstanding race that saw her finish with a silver medal! Potter was in 26th place going into the run however she recorded the fastest run split of the day which saw her run all the way through to 2nd place over the 5km course. American Summer Cook won the race finishing just 9 seconds ahead of Potter.

For full race results, click here.

Also racing in Europe was Fergus Roberts and Iona Miller who were competing in the French Grand Prix race in Dunkirk.

Miller had a good race that saw her complete the race in 17th place, the first finisher from her new racing team Vallons de la Tours Triathlon. Her position helped her team to 7th in the team standings. Roberts was the second counter for his Bescancon Team, finishing the race in 38th place.

Full race results can be found here.

In Southend, England, the Sundried Southend Triathlon took place on Sunday. Alice Hector reproduced her 2017 performance finishing as the first female and the third overall finisher for the second year in a row! Hector completed the race in 01:06:51, almost 9 minutes ahead of the second-place female.

For full race results, click here.

Back at home, this weekend saw the return of the infamous Celtman! The ‘extreme’ triathlon saw over 200 competitors take on the 3.8km swim in Loch Shieldaig, 202km cycle on highland roads and then the final 42km run which included two Munros!

Results from the race will be available here soon!

Last but certainly not least, the Eyemouth Sprint and ‘Come & Tri’ races took place on Sunday. The event which is a part of the 2018 Live Borders Triathlon Series saw over 100 competitors take part across the two events. The ‘Come & Tri’ race was won by Martin Kelly (00:44:26) and Emma Whale (55:01). The Sprint race was won by John Lenehan (01:06:58) and Jo Phillips (01:16:06).

Full race results can be found here.

Congratulations to all the competitors who took part in races this weekend!

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