Catch up on British racing in Denmark, America, Austria and Great Britain in a spectacular weekend for swim, bike, run.
IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship Elsinore
Three Brits enjoyed podium finishes in Denmark as both races were won by athletes representing Great Britain.
Lucy Charles-Barclay and Holly Lawrence were both tipped as favourites before the race and didn’t disappoint eager viewers as both set off on a quick swim that saw Charles-Barclay exit the water first and Lawrence not far behind in 2nd place. Also setting off in the swim was Susie Cheetham, who entered the first transition as the 8th fastest swimmer.
Onto the bike and the Brits were pushing each other hard, fighting a close race before Charles-Barclay began to create distance along the 90km cycle course. Charles-Barclay recorded a 02:14:12 cycle, whilst Lawrence again wasn’t far behind, clocking in at 02:16:26. Cheetham also put down a strong performance on the cycle, finishing in 02:21:48.
Charles-Barclay solidified her win by recording the fastest run on the day (01:18:05), putting more distance between her and Lawrence in seconds, despite a strong run from the 2nd place Brit. This run proves definitive, seeing Charles Barclay take the tape and Lawrence cross the line soon after. It was Camilla Pederson, racing on home soil, who completed the podium and Britain’s Susie Cheetham pushed hard for a 01:22:29 run that saw her rise to a 5th place finish.
Britain’s sole representative in the pro men’s race, George Goodwin, didn’t disappoint in Denmark as he rose from 15th fastest in the swim, to take the gold medal ahead of Rodolphe Van Berg (USA) and Germany’s Jan Stratmann.
Goodwin left the water around two minutes behind the leading pack of swimmers and after a 02:01:35 bike leg, the 3rd fastest on the course, Goodwin needed an impressive run to reach the top of the podium, a run he managed to achieve as he put down the fastest run time of the field, clocking in at 01:08:31. The Brit won the race, finishing 23 seconds ahead of his American competition, topping the podium in Denmark.
IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene
It was yet another British podium finish after Fenella Langridge secured the silver medal in Idaho. Langridge took to the start line to take on the 140.6-mile distance for the first time and began the race in strong from, leaving the water as the 3rd fastest swimmer.
Langridge then put down a 04:49.07 cycle which set her apart from much of the competition. The more experienced, Carrie Lester (AUS), surged past Langridge and maintained that pace to take the tape. Langridge however, fought hard to maintain her 2nd place status and cross the line to claim silver.
Age group IRONMAN racing took place at IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead in Michigan and IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock in Texas.
2021 Europe Triathlon Challenge Championships Walchsee
British age group athletes were also in action at the 2021 Europe Triathlon Challenge Championships Walchsee in both middle distance and aquabike racing.
North Aquathlon - Decathlon Lochore Aquathlon
Two aquathlon events, both worth the same points, took place over the weekend for the 2021 British Triathlon Youth and Junior Super Series.
The first of the two was a brand-new aquathlon event at Lochore Meadows Country Park that not only formed part of the Youth and Junior Super Series, but also featuring open participation races for adults and TriStar 1, 2 and 3, as well as a GO TRI distance.
South Aquathlon - Bowood House Triathlon
This aquathlon event enjoyed its first outing this year due to Covid-19 postponement in 2020. The second of the two aquathlon events, the results for the Southern equivalent can be found below.
The British Triathlon Youth and Junior Super Series provides up-and-coming athletes from across England, Scotland and Wales with the chance to compete against other high-performing athletes of their age in competitive races on a regular basis.
Athletes are set to compete throughout the year at individual races to earn points for the series, with the overall winners crowned at the final race of the series.