The British Aquathlon Championships took place last weekend with over 200 competitors all racing to win the coveted British titles at the BRAT Aquathlon on Saturday 19 May 2012.
The event was the second of eight British Age-Group Championships in 2012 and saw Mark Buckingham (26.20) and Katie Hewison (28.56) win the male and female titles in the picturesque setting of the West Midlands Water Ski Centre.
In second place overall was Carl Shaw who finished just 14 seconds behind Buckingham with a time of 26.34. The performance is Carl’s second successive Championship runner-up spot, after the Loughborough based athlete finished second in the Triathlon England – National Duathlon Championships last month. Jon Fletcher finished third overall, crossing the line 27.46.
Seonaid Thompson finished in second place behind Hewison with a time of 31.18, whilst Rhiannon Silson finished third in 31.45.
In addition to the British Age-Group Championships, the event also doubled as the British Elite Youth and Junior Aquathlon Championships, the second race of the 2012 British Triathlon Youth and Junior Super Series.
Recent winner of the European junior triathlon title, Georgia Taylor-Brown won the British Elite Junior Aquathlon title after finishing in a time of 28.44. Georgia finished ahead of fellow British Triathlon Olympic Talent Squad athlete, Sophie Coldwell who came second in 29.53. Sophia Saller came third finishing in a time of 30.29.
In the junior male race, Calum Johnson won the title finishing in 26.28, 14-seconds ahead of second placed athlete Alex Matchett (26.42). Scottish athlete, Andrew Christy came in third position with a time of 26.47.
In the youth race, Sian Rainsley took top honours in the female event winning in a time of 16.30. The British Triathlon Olympic Talent Squad athlete was 12-seconds ahead of runner-up Megan McDonald who finished in 16.42. In third place was Leah Peploe with 16.59.
Greg Chambers won the male event, finishing in 14.29 with Miles Burton in second place crossing the line in 14.48. James Kidd was third place with a time of 15.06.
The event was organised by BRAT Clubs, with results available on the club website: