Weekend Review 5-6 May

7th May 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid

The Wildflower Triathlon took place in California this weekend with 35 elite athlete’s racing in the notoriously tough long course race! Fraser Cartmell finished in fifteenth place while American’s Rodolphe Von Berg and Heather Jackson won the men’s and women’s races respectively.

For full race results, click here.

On Saturday, the Self Transcendence 5K took place at Sri Chinmoy Athletic Club with a number of Performance Squad athlete’s in attendance. Andrew Rolland (15:27) finished first in the U17 race and 19th overall while also setting a new PB. Ben MacMillan (15:58) was also racing, finishing 4thin the U17 race. Unfortunately,Kate Gallagher was unable to finish the race due to a calf injury she had picked up prior to the event.

For full race results, click here.

The 2018 ETU Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon European Championships took place in Denmark on Sunday. A number of British Age Group athlete’s were racing in pursuit of European titles in their respective age categories with Scottish athlete’s Robert Harrison (45-49) and Joanne Clark (40-44) taking part in the action. Robert Harrison (45-49) from Monifieth Triathlon Club finished in 4thplace in his age group, completing the race in 03:02:22 while Joanne Clark (40-44) took the bronze in her age group in 03:33:21.

For full race results, click here.

The BUCS Sprint Triathlon Championships took place in Wiltshire on Sunday where University athlete’s from around the UK raced on a beautiful summers day! A number of Performance Squad and High-Performance centre athlete’s were racing and producing some fantastic results.

The University of Stirling Men’s team took the team silver medal at the event behind Leeds Beckett University with stellar performances from George Goodwin (4th),Fergus Roberts (8th) and Cameron Main (12th). In addition to the fourth-place finish, Goodwin also produced an outstanding bike leg, recording the fastest split of the day! Also performing well was Stirling’s Luca Fanottoli (16th), Edinburgh’s Paul Kerr (19th) and Dundee’s Cameron Harris (21st) who unfortunately struggled with a stitch on the run.

In the women’s event, Hannah Howitt was unable to start the race due to injury and Julie Nimmo was unfortunately forced to pull out with a toe injury she’d picked up prior to the race. It was down to Becky Storrie from Stirling and Iona Miller from Loughborough who both had strong races. Storrie exited the swim in 23rdplace but produced a fantastic bike leg that saw her move up to finish in 7th, just one place in front of Miller who finished in 8th.

For full BUCS Championship results, click here.

Back in Scotland, the Hawick Sprint and ‘Come and Tri’ races took place on Sunday as part of the 2018 Live Borders Series. It was a beautiful day for the races that saw familiar faces cross the line in first and second place yet again in the men’s sprint race! Craig Dale and John Lenehan repeated their Galashiels triathlon results again with Dale finishing in 01:01:41, just over a minute and a half ahead of Lenehan who completed the race in 01:03:19. Scott Robertson improved on his fourth place in Galashiels by finishing behind Lenehan in 01:03:49.

In the women’s race, Veteran Lindsay Turnbull had a fantastic swim leg that got her out in front, finishing the race in 01:12:49, in first place. Crossing the line in second place was Keira Gore in 01:13:23 followed by Michelle Short who replicated her result in Galashiels by finishing in third place again in 01:15:40. In the ‘Come and Tri’ race, Tracey Sample won the race in 00:43:19 followed by Andy Aitken who completed the race in 00:43:56.

For full race results, click here.

Glasgow Triathlon Club’s incredibly popular Bishopbriggs Triathlon took place on Sunday with almost 400 athlete’s taking part across the Sprint, Novice, Youth and TriStar races. In the Sprint race, Edinburgh #3 Junior athlete’s Jonathan Jackson (01:05:11) and Neil Hepburn (01:08:12) finished in first and second place respectively, ahead of G72 Triathlon’s David Mcmillan (01:08:38) in third place. In the women’s sprint, Fusion Triathlon Club Veteran Lara Maclean (01:13:37) was first across the line followed by fellow Veteran Shona Girdwood (01:14:45). In third place was Senior athlete Hannah Terrance (01:16:28).

In the Novice race, Dearg Stobie (00:44:36) from Edinburgh #3 secured a close victory over Fusion’s Denis Williams (00:44:46) who crossed the line just ten seconds behind in second place. Stuart Mitchell (00:45:51) finished in third place. In the women’s race, Audrey Braven-Ayres (00:47:08) from Glasgow University Triathlon Club finished in first place over a minute ahead of Julie Barnett (00:48:49). Laura Burnside (00:50:09) from Lomond Swimming and Triathlon Club crossed the line in third place.

In the Youth race, a number of Academy squad athlete’s were involved in the action producing some fantastic results! Daniel Saunders (00:34:55) finished in first place with a strong performance across all the disciplines. Just over a minute behind was academy teammate William Taylor (00:35:59) in second place followed by Callum Byrne (00:37:38) in third. In the female youth race, the Academy squad filled the podium again with Isla Britton (00:36:57) dominating the race in a time that saw her finish as the first female and third place athlete overall! Finishing over two and half minutes behind Britton was Clare Wallace (00:39:31) in second and Kyra Gibb(00:39:43) in third.

For full results from the Bishopbriggs triathlon, click here.

The Wick Mini Triathlon also took place on Sunday. The perfect event for beginners, the course comprised of a 400m pool swim, 10km cycle and a final 3km run which was tackled by 28 individuals and 4 teams. Overall winners were Junior male Angus Henry (35:55) and Senior female Sarah Drever (40:52). Junior female Alex Mackay (45.27) did especially well, finishing fourth overall in the women’s race at only 15 years old.

Results from the event can be found here.




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