Barclay Izzard

Barclay Izzard has been a consistent performer at World Triathlon and Europe Triathlon Cups, with a number of top-10 finishes as well as European medals to his name. In 2023 he formed part of the Great Britain mixed relay team to win silver medals at the Paris Test Event, Krakow European Games and AJ Bell 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland.

During 2022 and 2023, Barclay has recorded a series of standout performances among the world’s elite. On top of his relay results, he’s secured individual top-ten finishes at World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) and World Triathlon Cup events.

He was selected as part of the Team GB squad to compete at the 2023 Krakow European Games, finishing nineth in the individual and second in the relay. He also achieved his highest WTCS result in Sunderland where he finished as the highest Brit, crossing the line eighth.

His consistent results started when he was a youth and junior, winning back-to-back British Triathlon Junior Super Series titles in 2016 and 2017. It was during the first year when Barclay made his international debut at the Junior European Cup race in Quarteira, Portugal. 2017 was another year of progression for Barclay, not only winning the British Triathlon Junior Super Series title for the second consecutive year, but also representing Great Britain at his first international championships.

His first international win came at the start of 2018 when he won the elite men’s race at European Sprint Triathlon Cup Gran Canaria in March 2018. Barclay continued his debut year in elite races with sixth at Europe Triathlon Cup Melilla and then seventh on his World Triathlon Cup debut in Cagliari, Italy. The results earned him a spot on the Great Britain team for the European Championships and he recorded a top-10 finish at his first senior major championships, finishing ninth in Glasgow.

This was the start of a few months of Championship racing for Barclay who finished 15th in the men’s U23 race at the World Under 23 Championships on the Gold Coast. It was then over to the European U23 Championships where he was seventh in the individual race, before being part of the silver medal winning mixed U23 relay team.

Just as he had done in 2018, Barclay started 2019 with victory, this time coming in the elite men’s race at European Triathlon Cup Huelva. The rest of the year saw Barclay feature regularly on the World Triathlon Cup circuit with his best World Cup finish of the year coming in Tiszaujvaros, where he finished fifth. There was also a top-five finish for Barclay at the European Championships.

Major Results

Date Event Position
7th Oct 2023 2023 World Triathlon Cup Rome 26th
23rd Sep 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals Pontevedra 36th
10th Sep 2023 2023 World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary 6th
20th Aug 2023 2023 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Paris 2nd
18th Aug 2023 2023 World Triathlon Olympic Games Test Event Paris 17th
30th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland 2nd
29th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland 8th
28th Jun 2023 2023 Krakow-Malopolska European Games 9th
27th May 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari 25th
13th May 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama DNF
3rd Mar 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi 15th
12th Aug 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Championships Munich 30th
24th Jul 2022 2022 World Triathlon Cup Pontevedra 4th
10th Jul 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg 1st
9th Jul 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg 13th
4th Jun 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Rzeszów 7th
28th May 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Championships Olsztyn 2nd
27th May 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Championships Olsztyn 2nd
27th May 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Championships Olsztyn 1st
14th May 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Caorle 14th
3rd Apr 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup and Mediterranean Championships Melilla 2nd
26th Mar 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Quarteira 14th
10th Oct 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Barcelona DNF
12th Sep 2021 2021 World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary 9th
6th Sep 2020 2020 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships 3rd
5th Sep 2020 2020 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon 19th
10th Nov 2019 2019 Santo Domingo ITU Triathlon World Cup 28th
14th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 5th
13th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 6th
13th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 5th
23rd Jun 2019 2019 Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup 22nd
1st Jun 2019 2019 Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships 5th
18th May 2019 2019 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup 26th
5th May 2019 2019 Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup 35th
24th Mar 2019 2019 Huelva ETU Triathlon European Cup and Iberoamerican Championships 1st
21st Oct 2018 2018 Eilat ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships 2nd
20th Oct 2018 2018 Eilat ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships 7th
22nd Sep 2018 2018 Weihai ITU Triathlon World Cup DNF
14th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 15th
10th Aug 2018 2018 Glasgow ETU Triathlon European Championships 9th
2nd Jun 2018 2018 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup 7th
15th Apr 2018 2018 Melilla ETU Triathlon European Cup 6th
18th Mar 2018 2018 Gran Canaria ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup 1st
16th Sep 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 6th
19th Aug 2017 2017 Lausanne ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 6th
18th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships 5th
17th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships 18th
2nd Jul 2016 2016 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 12th
3rd Apr 2016 2016 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 12th
26th Jul 2015 2015 Banyoles ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships 0th

After a delay to the start of his season in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, Barclay made his World Triathlon Championship Series debut in Hamburg in September, finishing 19th in the elite men’s race, before winning bronze with the GB relay team.

Onto 2021 and it was another disrupted start to the year, but he came back to record another top-ten finish at World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary, his only international race finish of the year. Barclay’s 2022 included a second-place finish at Europe Triathlon Cup Melilla and silver at Europe Triathlon Championships Olsztyn over the sprint distance in the first few months of the season.

A return to Hamburg ended in 13th place for Barclay in the elite WTCS men’s race before teaming up with Sian Rainsley, Sam Dickinson and Kate Waugh to win mixed relay gold.

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