Weekend Review 28-29 July30th Jul 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid
Despite the break in the beautiful summer weather we’ve been enjoying, it was another fantastic weekend of triathlon in Scotland!
On Saturday, Balloch Castle Country Park was full of triathlon action with the Beastie and Wee Beastie Triathlons taking place alongside the Bikeless Beastie which is the Scottish National Aquathlon Championships Race. It was a wet day for the event but that didn’t stop anyone with some fantastic results across the board!
The Wee Beastie was won by Veteran Roddy Fawbert (00:51:20) with Stirling Triathlon club Youth athlete Carrie Banks (00:51:26) winning the women’s race and finishing in second place overall! In the Beastie race, Hartree JETS athlete Ruben Villalain (01:17:37) was the first male across the line with Hannah Terrance (01:33:57) winning the women’s race. The Championship race was the last start of the day and was won by Luca Fanottoli (00:28:20) and Sophia Green (00:31:00)! To read the full championship race report, click here.
Full results from all Beastie races can be found here.
Also taking place in Scotland was the St Mary’s Loch Triathlon and Aquabike events. The Standard Distance Triathlon included over 180 competitors and was won by Hartree JETS Craig Dale (02:00:30) who also won the Standard Distance race in Gullane last weekend! Coralie Arthur (02:28:15) was the first female across the line. In the Aquabike event, Grangemouth Triathlon Club’s Super Veteran Derek Simpson (01:31:04) was first to finish with Stirling Triathlon Club’s Oona Brooks-Hay (01:49:20) leading the women across the line.
Full results from the Triathlon and Aquabike events are available here.
After a successful first year, the New Cumnock Supersprint Triathlon and Junior Aquathlon was back on Saturday for its second year! Adults undertook a 400m swim in the beautifully refurbished New Cumnock Open Air Pool, a 15km cycle and finally a 2-mile run while Juniors aged 8-15 years took on a 50m swim and a 1-mile run!
On Sunday, the Shetland Sprint Triathlon took place in Aith. Unfortunately, they also fell victim to the wet, windy weather but despite the conditions, all participants welcomed the extra challenge and posted some great results.
Results will be available soon.
In England, the Redcar Sprint Triathlon took place on Sunday. Age Group athletes had a final opportunity to qualify for the 2019 ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon taking place in Lausanne next year.
For more information on the event, click here.
On the international circuit, there was a number of fantastic results in the ITU World Triathlon Series race in Edmonton. Vicky Holland came away with a gold medal in the women’s race while Jonathan Brownlee was the highest placed Brit in the men’s race finishing in 5thplace.
To read the full race report, click here.
*We apologise if any names or results have been accidentally omitted. Please feel free to let us know and we will revise the article.