Weekend Review 26-27 May

28th May 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid
Photo Credit: @Ironmannews

It was a weekend full of podium results in Spain with both Nikki Bartlett and George Goodwin producing fantastic results in their events!

Over on the Canary Islands, Stirling based athlete Nikki Bartlett was in action in IRONMAN Lanzarote. After a nasty bike crash that meant she had to pull out of the IRONMAN South Africa event, Bartlett came back and produced an outstanding result this weekend, finishing as the third pro female athlete in 10:01:46.

Bartlett started the race with a good swim that saw her come out the water close behind fellow Brit Lucy Gossage. Onto the bike, Gossage worked her way up to take the lead while Bartlett produced a fantastic ride that brought her within 4 minutes of the lead. Gossage continued to push hard on the return leg of the bike, Denmark’s Michelle Vesterby kept her second place with a gap of 4:10 while Bartlett fell back with the gap increasing to 9:45, still successfully maintaining her third place.

Moving into the run, Gossage, Vesterby and Bartlett all produced similar marathon times which meant they maintained their positions crossing the line in first, second and third respectively. Posting on Instagram after the race, Bartlett said:

“Without a doubt one of the most emotional races I’ve ever done. So proud to put together 3rd Pro at @IMLanzaroteagainst some serious talent.”

For full race results, click here.

Also racing in Spain was University of Stirling athlete George Goodwin. Goodwin, who is in his first season as a professional, had a fantastic race which saw him make it to the Challenge podium for the first time in his career. Goodwin completed the Challenge Salou course in 03:49:23, finishing in 3rd place behind Cameron Wurf (03:45:37) and Pablo Dapena Gonzalez (03:46:38).

For full race results, click here.

In Poland, Stirling Performance Centre athletes Fergus Roberts and Chris Mintern were competing in the Olsztyn ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup. With thunderstorms and rain delaying the women’s race, the men were lucky to have slightly drier conditions. Roberts swam well and made it into the first pack on the bike, however, he struggled with the wet road conditions and was unable to stay with them, finishing the race in 35th place in 56:28. Mintern finished the race in 55:50, in 26th place.

For full race results, click here.

Back in the UK, the second 2019 ETU Sprint Distance Duathlon Qualifier race took place at the Darley Moor May Bank Holiday Sprint Duathlon. The race was the second of three events in which athletes will have the opportunity to qualify to race in the Championship event in 2019.

For results from the race, click here.

In Scotland, it was a relatively quiet weekend with only the Aberfeldy Junior and Youth Aquathlon taking place. The event was open to participants from 8 years to 16 years (TriStar Start to Youth) who completed a pool swim and closed road run in the beautiful sunshine on Saturday.

Results will be available soon.

Taking place at Eton Dorney today was the Arctic One Paratriathlon festival which included the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup event. Academy squad member Ciara Roulston was racing in the Youth Super Sprint event while Olympic medallist Alison Patrick was racing in the World Cup event with guide Hannah Drewett.

Full results from the event will be available soon.



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