Weekend Review 4-5 August

6th Aug 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid

It was another busy weekend of Triathlon, especially in London, where the Accenture Mixed Relay Cup and the AJ Bell London Triathlon took place.

The Accenture Mixed Relay Cup kicked off the weekend on Saturday with the Stirling team of Hannah Howitt, Cameron Harris, Debbie Greig and Luca Fanottoli competing in the event. It was a competitive race with the defending champions Leeds I storming to victory for the second year in a row. They were followed by Loughborough in second and Australia in third. The race was a great learning experience in the Mixed Relay format for the Stirling team who finished in 13thplace.

Full results from the race can be found here.

On Sunday, there were more Scottish athletes in action in the AJ Bell London Triathlon. Luca Fanottoli and Debbie Greig returned to the Excel Centre to compete in the Olympic distance race. Greig finished the race in 01:52:03 as the 10th placed female after a mechanical issue on the bike while Fanottoli crossed the line in 01:40:25 in 22nd place.

The Junior races took place over the Sprint Distance and were qualifying races for the ITU Elite World Junior Championships. In the Junior Female race, Sophia Green exited the water in front and extended her lead to over 30 seconds by the 7km point on the bike. However, Erin Wallace and Iona Miller were hot on her heels and began to erode her lead, bringing the gap back to just 15 seconds by 12km. Onto the run and Green struggled to keep up the pace after suffering from a stitch. Miller ran through to the front but was passed just before the line by Wallace who picked up the pace and ran through to take the win in the final stretch! Wallace and Miller finished in first and second place which qualifies them for the GB Junior team at the World Junior Championships. Green finished in 7th place with Kate Gallagher in 13th.

In the Junior Male race, Guy Evans-Haggerty and Cameron Main exited the swim 23 seconds behind the race leader. Main and a small group of others worked hard to push the chase pack and bridge the gap, however, the gap increased to 30 seconds going into T2. Evans-Haggerty recorded the third fastest run of the day to finish in 6th while Main who had put in a brilliant effort on the bike struggled to find his running legs, finishing in 15th.

For full race results, click here.

In Sweden, Fergus Roberts was competing in the Malmö ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup. Roberts finished in 28thplace in 00:56:24.

Results from the race can be found here.

In Ireland, Academy squad member Daniel Saunders was racing in the Loughrea Triathlon in County Galway. Saunders won his 14-15 age group, completing the race in 35:10.

Results from the race can be found here.

The Active Aberdeenshire Triathlon Series continued in Westhill on Sunday with a Novice and a Sprint race. Monifieth Triathlon Club Veteran Robert Harrison (01:04:13) won the race with impressive swim and run splits while Coralie Arthur led the women to the finish with a fantastic time of 01:13:34. In the Novice race, it was Three Peaks Triathlete’s Jamie Collins (41:32) and Fleet Feet’s Lisa McShea (53:09) that took the top spots!

Results from the event can be found here. The final event in the series takes place in Huntly next month and will include a Standard Distance Triathlon and an Aquabike race.

On Sunday, the Irvine Open Water Sprint hosted by Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club includes a Sprint Triathlon as well as an Aquathlon race. The Sprint Triathlon included over 90 competitors and was won by Inverclyde Velo’s Paul McGonigle (01:07:40) and Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club’s Lorna Todd (01:12:19). The Aquathlon race was won by Stewart Bailey (Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club, 32:31) while Marian Monk (Greenock Glenpark Harriers, 35:36) was the first female across the line.

Full results from the race can be found here.

Finally, Age Group athletes were competing in the Arundel Triathlon with the aim of qualifying for the European Standard Distance Triathlon Championships taking place in Weert next year.

To view the results from the event, click here.

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