Weekend Review 7-8 July9th Jul 2018 | Written by Carolyn Reid
This week’s racing kicked off in Denmark on Friday with Fynske Bank Multisport World Championships Festival.
The first events at the ITU Multisport World Championships were the standard and sprint Duathlon races which took place on Friday and Sunday. A total of 12 Triathlon Scotland members competed across the two events with some fantastic performances.
Triathlon Scotland member results can be found below. To view full race results, click here.
At home this weekend, Monifieth M3 Triathlon Club hosted their triathlon festival which included the 2018 Scottish National Mixed Team Relay and Scottish National Sprint Championships!
The weekend kicked off with the TriStar races where youngsters from TriStar 1 to TriStar 3 competed in open water, closed road triathlon races. It was a beautiful, sunny day at Monikie country park for the 63 youngsters involved in the racing and by the time the TriStar 3 athletes were ready to race, most athlete’s opted to swim without their wetsuits with the water temperature sitting at an incredible 21 degrees!
To view the full TriStar results, click here.
Following the TriStar events, the Mixed Team Relay Championships got going and the Sprint Championships took place the following day. The Mixed Team Relay Championship report and Sprint Championship report are available now.
Also taking place at home on Sunday was the Huntly Triathlon. Part of the Aberdeenshire Council Triathlon Series, the event included both a Novice and Sprint race with 80 competitors racing across both distances.
The Novice race was won by Dominic Cruickshanks in 01:07:08 and Ruth Wright (Aberdeen Wheelers) in 01:18:30. In the Sprint race, David Ferris crossed the line first in 01:16:00 while Moira Davie (Forres Harriers) was the first female across the line in 01:29:11.
For full race results, click here.
Further South, the Festival of Endurance took place on Saturday at Hever Castle and included the 2018 British Triathlon Middle Distance Championships. Age Group athletes completed the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km in a bid to be crowned the British Middle Distance Triathlon Champion of their age group!
For full results, click here.
Also on Saturday, racing returned to the iconic Dorney Lake for Super Tri! The event included Junior and Youth Super Series racing and involved a number of Triathlon Scotland Academy athlete’s. The event was also a qualification race for the UK School Games.
In the male junior race, Guy Evans-Haggerty had a solid race which saw him exit the water in fifth place, alongside Luke Williams. Both athletes stayed in the first pack and Evans-Haggerty put himself in a position to win the race, however, he lost out in the final sprint for the line. Evans-Haggerty finished in 3rdplace with Williams finishing in 18thand Forbes Jackson in 30th.
In the youth female race, Lily Jane Evans-Haggerty had a fantastic race. Exiting the water in first, she ran the fastest time of the day and crossed the line in first place! Kate Richardson was in the lead group when she was involved in a crash. Picking herself up and fixing her chain, Richardson bravely continued, finishing the race in 15thplace. Jessica Turnbull and Carrie Banks were also racing, finishing in 17th and 19th respectively.
Finally, the Youth male race saw Callum Byrne cross the line in 28th, Jack Patton in 29thand Lewis Anderson in 30th.
For full results from the event, click here.
On Sunday, the Worthing Triathlon held the last chance for Age Group athletes to qualify for the ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon 2019.
For full race results, click here.
Back to Europe now, the Banyoles ETU Triathlon European Youth Olympic Games Qualifier took place this weekend. The event was the second phase of qualification for the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games in October this year.
In the female youth race, Heather Barnes came out of the water in 16thplace, successfully making it into the main bike group. Unfortunately, Barnes was involved in one of several crashes but was able to get back up and continue the race. Coming into T2 towards the back of the field, Barnes delivered a gutsy run which saw her gain 14 places to finish 44th.
In the male youth race, Calum Young exited the water in 16thplace and made the lead pack which grew to include 30 athletes. The group successfully kept a gap of 40 seconds to the chase pack with Young starting the run in 18thplace as the only GB athlete in the first pack. Young built through his run to finish in 11thplace. A well-executed performance in challenging conditions!
Following his performance on Saturday, Young was selected for the mixed relay event on Sunday. He delivered a solid leg to help the GB Team take silver! Young is now on his way to join the other athletes at the Triathlon Scotland performance camp in Banyoles.
To view the full race results, click here.
In Sweden, Scottish professional triathlete Alice Hector was competing in IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping. Hector completed the swim but did not finish the rest of the event. The women’s race was won by Sweden’s Lisa Norden.
For full IRONMAN results, click here.
Finally, George Goodwin won Triathlon Vitoria-Gasteiz this weekend with a dominant performance. Goodwin won the half distance race with an incredible 9 minute lead from second place Miguel Angel Fidalgo Rossello, completing the race in 3:53:18.
Full race results are here.
Congratulations to all athletes who took part in events over the weekend! Make sure you check out our Championship race reports linked above.
2018 Fyn ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championships (Friday 6 July)
Laura Oudney (2nd)
Graeme Oudney (11th)
Sean Calder (8th)
Alvaro Martin Hernandez (17th)
Paul Miller (13th)
Dave Smith (5th)
Sean Stewart (14th)
Jeremy Tomlinson (6th)
Alastair Stewart (6th)
2018 Fyn ITU Sprint Distance Duathlon World Championships (Sunday 8 July)
Sandy Holl (3rd)
Valerie Martin (8th)
John Taylor (18th)
*We apologise if any names or events have been accidentally omitted. Please feel free to let us know and we will revise the article.