Two weekends and there have been two medals each for Lucy Byram and Tom Bishop as they made a medal winning start to their 2023 season in long course racing.
Byram followed up her win at Clash Miami with a second victory in two weeks at Challenge Puerto Varas, where Bishop won the pro men’s race after claiming silver in Miami the previous weekend.
Laura Siddall made it two Brits on the women’s podium at the latest race, finishing third in Chile.
Brits racing across the continents
At the first World Triathlon Para Series race of 2023, Josh Landmann finished fourth in the men’s PTWC, while Rhys Jones, and his guide Rhys James, crossed the line 6th in the men’s PTVI.
This was only Landmann’s third and Jones’ second WTPS event, with the pair recording their highest finishes in Devonport.
There was also British representation at Europe Triathlon Cup Melilla and Africa Triathlon Premium Cup Nelson Mandela Bay.
Harry Leleu was 25th in Melilla, while in South Africa Ollie Turner was sixth and Iestyn Harrett 14th.
In Italy, there was medal success across the age groups for the Great Britain Age-Group Team at the European Duathlon Championships in Venice-Caorle.
The GB Age-Group Team returned with 89 medals in total across both the sprint and standard distance duathlon championships, along with a silver medal for U23 athlete Simon Davis in the elite races.
Qualifying events are held throughout the year giving British Triathlon members the opportunity to qualify to represent Great Britain internationally at World and European Championships in a variety of swim, bike, run disciplines and distances including triathlon (swim, bike, run), duathlon (run, bike, run), aquathlon (swim, run) and aquabike (swim, bike).
To find out more about how to qualify, visit the Age-Group page here.
More medal success in Lanzarote
The wins for Byram and Bishop in Chile continued a weekend of success in long course racing for British triathletes with India Lee claiming silver at IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote.
Lee was one of four Brits in the top-seven of the pro women’s race where Kate Curran was fourth, Lydia Dant sixth and Rebecca Anderbury seventh.
In the men’s race, Josh Lewis was the highest-placed in seventh in a 43-strong field which saw Harry Palmer finish 15th, Matthew Palmer 18th, Will Crudgington 20th, Thomas Davis 22nd, Reece Barclay 27th and Sam Proctor 32nd.
(Images: Challenge Family)