Brits win 10 medals over busy weekend of triathlon and paratriathlon


Daisy Davies and Harry Palmer both won gold medals at Challenge Wales as British triathletes and paratriathletes came away with 10 medals across seven races.

Finley Jakes, Barclay Izzard, Kat Matthews, Megan McDonald, Abigail Bedwell, Rosie Weston, Will Draper and Joshua Lewis were also medal winners over the weekend. 

World Triathlon Para Cup Taranto
Europe Triathlon Cup Rzeszów
T100 Triathlon World Tour San Francisco
Lindahls Pro+ Triathlon Series Metz
IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder
IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw
Challenge Wales

World Triathlon Para Cup Taranto 

Finley Jakes was the only British interest on the start line at World Triathlon Para Cup Taranto as he won a silver medal in the men’s PTS4 race, his seventh medal in as many races. Jakes exited the water with a four second lead from Spain’s Alejandro Sánchez Palomero but lost ground on the Spaniard across both the bike and run legs as he took second place.  

Europe Triathlon Cup Rzeszów  

Barclay Izzard ran his way onto the podium at Europe Triathlon Cup Rzeszow as he finished third, with three British triathletes making the top-ten.  

Izzard was over 30 seconds off the lead in 23rd as the race headed into T1, with Jimmy Lund the lead Brit in fourth. Izzard made ground up across the bike leg before putting in the second fastest run time of the race to secure the bronze medal.  

Fellow Brit Oscar Rogers crossed the line in sixth and was joined in the top-ten by James Chantler-Mayne (ninth). Lund finished 11th, narrowly missing out on tenth as he crossed the line just six seconds behind Germany’s Fabian Schonke (tenth). Perham finished 17th.  

In the women’s race, Iona Miller secured a top-ten finish as the only British triathlete in the race. She was second out of the water behind Austrian Therese Feuersinger. Miller remained at the front of the field across the 20km bike leg but dropped back on the run as she finished seventh. 

T100 Triathlon World Tour San Francisco 

Kat Matthews won a silver medal in the third round of the T100 calendar in America. Matthews was fourth out of the water, with fellow Brit India Lee just ahead of her in third, before she put in second fastest times across the bike and run legs to secure second place.  

Emma Pallant-Browne crossed the line in fifth, racing her way through the field after coming out of the Swim in 12th. Lee was eighth as three Brits made the top-ten. Lucy Byram recorded a DNF, dropping out after the swim. 

In the men’s race Alistair Brownlee was the first Brit across the line as he came 14th. David McNamee was 18th in San Francisco.  

Lindahls Pro+ Triathlon Series Metz 

Hugo Milner took 13th place at Lindahls Pro+ Triathlon Metz as the lead Brit. Harry Leleu was the next British triathlete over the line in 34th with Hamish Reilly five seconds behind him in 37th. Struan Bennet finished 73rd. 

Libby Coleman was the lead Brit in the women’s D1 race at Lindahls Pro+ Triathlon Metz as she came 19th. Annabel Morton was 23rd with Isabella Hayes 10 places back in 33rd. Elie Hobbs crossed the line in 40th in France with Kasmine Cooper (43rd) and Lara Atkinson (45th) a little further down the road. Maisie Aubrey was 50th and Lily Scott came 62nd.  

The women’s D2 race saw Millie Breese secure a top-ten finish as she came seventh. Fiona German was just eight seconds off a place in the top-20 as she came 24th. Georgia Huddleston was the next Brit over the line in 31st while Rachael Vatter was 37th. Emily Crookes was 47th and 20 places behind her Lois Ashcroft (67th) crossed the line. 

Reuben Trotter was seventh in the men’s D2 race. Solomon Okrafo-Smart and Thomas Hattee then crossed within four seconds of each other as they finished 14th and 16th respectively. Guy Evans Haggerty was 23rd with Skip Snelson crossing the line in 39th. Snelson was followed over the line by Ethan Bennett in 41st. Oliver Mills was the last Brit across the line in 51st. 

IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder  

 Jodie Stimpson put in the fastest swim time of the race on her way to a fourth-place finish at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder. Simone Mitchell was just outside of the top-ten as she came 11th, 30 seconds behind tenth place American Tyler Hudacek.  

IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw 

Megan McDonald won a bronze medal at IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw with fellow Brit Claire Hann just behind her in fourth.  

In the men’s race, George Goodwin, who had been 13th after the swim, put in the third fastest run time of the race to secure a top-ten finish, crossing the line in sixth. Lewis Donovan recorded a DNF after the swim.  

Challenge Wales  

Daisy Davies was the race winner at Challenge Wales ahead of Abigail Bedwell (second) and Rosie Weston (third) in an all-British podium.  

Weston led out of the water, five seconds clear of Davies who took the lead on the bike leg before sealing the win with the fastest run time of the day. Weston dropped behind Bedwell on the bike leg and, despite a faster run time, was unable to take back second place.  Claire Weller was fourth, while Lizzie Rayner, Laura Addie and Chloe Sparrow all dropped out of the race. 

The men’s race was won by Harry Palmer ahead of Will Draper and Joshua Lewis. Palmer was sixth out of the water as Lewis led the way.  

Draper then took the lead on the bike leg with Lewis falling to second. Palmer, who began climbing the standings on the bike leg, then put in the quickest run time of the race to secure top spot on the podium with Draper and Lewis finishing second and third respectively.  

Brits completed the top-ten with Thomas Davis (fourth), Kieran Lindars (fifth), Liam Lloyd (sixth), Iestyn Harrett (seventh), Jack Hutchens (eighth) Matthew Collins (ninth) and Benjamin Goodfellow (tenth) all finishing within eight minutes of Palmer.  

Frederick Webb was 11th while Sam Wordley came 14th. Tony Nisbet was the next Brit across the line in 16th with Daniel Bluff just behind in 17th. Jamie Bedwell was 19th with Alex Woodman in 20th 

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