British athletes Hungary for medals in European racing this weekend

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Europe Triathlon Cup racing takes place alongside British Aquathlon Championships, European Championship Qualifiers, Senior and Junior Super Series and middle distance racing on home soil.

2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros

Tiszaujvaros, Hungary welcomes more than twenty British athletes for a warm weekend of racing. The event itself is part of a five-day long triathlon festival and the Europe Triathlon Cup races will be run through a semi-finals and final format.

The women set for the start line on Saturday include Olivia Mathias, Sophie Alden and Kate Waugh. Mathias continues a busy race schedule after being part of the winning relay team at 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel. Alden also travelled to Kitzbühel, being the 4th U23 athlete to cross the line in the final. Waugh will step out on the European cup start line for the first time since 2019.

They will be joined in Hungary by Erica Byram, Hollie Elliott, Annabel Morton and Rosie Allen who will also be representing Great Britain.

In the elite men’s races, Fynn Batkin, James Chantler-Mayne and Guy Evans-Haggerty are included in the start list. Batkin’s previous European cup race was back in 2019 when he raced as a junior and claimed bronze at Belgrade.

Marcus Dey, Oliver Turner, Cameron Main, Harry Leleu and Jack Willis are also set to join the group of British athletes in Hungary. Willis enjoyed a 5th place finish at Europe Triathlon Cup Olsztyn earlier this year whilst Leleu secured silver at Europe Triathlon Cup Dnipro last month.

Five men will compete as juniors in Hungary this weekend, with the start list including William Taylor, Matt Howard, Matthew Shipley, Daniel Dixon and Jack Stanton-Stock.

Howard put in strong performances at Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel last month to win the ‘B’ final, as well as take 4th place in the junior relay. Dixon has also had a strong year of racing, joining Howard in the relay at Kitzbühel as well as taking silver in the ‘A’ final race after winning his semi-final.

For the junior women, Daisy Davies will be Britain’s sole representative. Davies was also part of the relay team in Kitzbühel that finished in 4th place at last month’s championships.

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British Aquathlon Championships – Eton Dorney Tri & Para-Tri Festival

Arctic One will be hosting the Tri and Paratri Festival at Eton Dorney this weekend, celebrating swim, bike, run in its variety of forms. Included in the racing action will be the British Aquathlon Championships and British Paratriathlon Championships, welcoming some of the country’s best athletes to race to be crowned champion.

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Mallory Park Sprint Triathlon – 2022 Europe Triathlon Sprint Triathlon European Championship Qualifiers

This draft illegal competitive chip timed event by Race Rapid Mallory will be held at Mallory Park on Sunday 18th July.

Mallory Park will welcome fast-paced competitive racing this weekend, hosting beginner and seasoned triathletes to take on its traffic-free course across a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. This event will also act as a qualifying event for the 2022 Europe Triathlon Sprint Triathlon European Championships, providing a great opportunity for competitive age group racing around the legendry race circuit.

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Hetton Super Series Triathlon

Hetton will host Super Series racing for both senior and junior athletes. Athletes will enjoy an open water, closed road triathlon, with races acting as European Youth Championship Qualifiers and Super Series points races made up of Mixed Junior (18-19) and Senior races. This racing action will be followed by a relay event for the juniors and seniors.

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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.

YOUTH & JUNIOR SUPER SERIES

The Senior Super Series focusses on providing high-level competitive racing opportunities for Senior and U23 athletes within the British Triathlon pathway, supporting them with events to take part in against athletes of the same level.

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IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

A course carved from quaint countryside and castles await for those ready to take on the middle distance event in the West Midlands. Welcoming first-timers as well as those more experienced across the 70.3-mile distance, IRONMAN Staffordshire offers challenges athletes to a reservoir swim, a meandering bike course, and a finish line in Stafford’s Market Square.

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