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Elite Gold for Nicole Walters and Sam Dickinson in Ibiza

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A busy week of ‘Cross’ and Aquathlon racing at the inaugural ETU Multisport European Championships Festival

Tuesday – Cross Duathlon

Jim Mcconnel (45-49) and Kim Baptista (18-19) lead the way for the British squad in the Age-Group race, earning Bronze and Gold medals respectively in their categories, with Kim setting the second fastest female Age-Group time overall of the day. The top British Elite athlete was Nicole Walters (sixth), though she would certainly be looking for better in her preferred swim/bike/run format two days later in the Cross Triathlon.

Going off road for the Cross Duathlon and Triathlon formats in Ibiza 

Wednesday – Aquathlon

Having won U23 Silver at the World Championships this year, Samuel Dickinson added European Aquathlon Gold in Ibiza. Third across the line, that meant double success with the Elite Bronze medal too. It was an U23 one-two for Great Britain, as Nathan Tweedie (fourth overall) joined Sam on the podium.

A medallist at this championship for the past four years, Hannah Kitchen put aside a recent road traffic collision to finish in fourth this year, while Chloe Pollard was also fourth in the U23 event.

The Age-Group team were out in large numbers, with the British women in particular dominating at the top of the table. Tina Wilson (40-44 – Gold) was the fastest overall female, while Michael Lewis (20-24 – Silver) was the third fastest male Age-Group athlete. They were part of a squad that collected 37 medals, including 15 Gold.

Thursday – Cross Triathlon

Second this year at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in Denmark, Nicole Walters took the final step up to become European Cross Triathlon Champion on Thursday. She used her bike strength to pull away from a small group that exited the swim together, and then held strong on the run to take the Elite Gold medal.

The 10 British Age-Group medals included a Cross Duathlon / Triathlon double for Nicola Dick (F55-59 – Gold in both), and Colin Hunt (M65-69 – Silver in both)

Full Results Roll of Honour

 

Ibiza ETU Cross Duathlon European Championships, Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (6.3km / 18km / 4.2km)

Elite Men

13th – Doug Hall (GBR) – 1:27:50

Elite Women

6th – Nicole Walters (GBR) – 1:42:37

GREAT BRITAIN AGE-GROUP MEDALS (10)

Gold Medals (4)

FEMALE: Kim Baptista 18-19 Female, Nicola Dinsdale 30-34, Kirsty Prior 45-49, Nicola Dick 55-59

Silver Medals (1)

MALE: Colin Hunt 65-69

Bronze Medals (5)

FEMALE: Kelly-Marie Briggs 35-39, Amanda Whitehouse 40-44, Julie Bratton 45-49

MALE: Jim Mcconnel 45-49, William Hammerton 70-74

 

Ibiza ETU Aquathlon European Championships, Wednesday 24th October 2018 (1km / 5km)

Elite Men

3rd – Samuel Dickinson (GBR) – 28:22 (U23 Gold)

4th – Nathan Tweedie (GBR) – 28:38 (U23 Silver)

Elite Women

4th – Hannah Kitchen (GBR) – 32:55

10th – Chloe Pollard (GBR) – 34:48 (U23 Fourth)

GREAT BRITAIN AGE-GROUP MEDALS (37)

Gold Medals (15)

FEMALE: Niamh Perry 16-19, Hannah Dodwell 20-24, Katie Curd 25-29, Michelle Willcocks 30-34, Tina Wilson 40-44, Lena Poulton 45-49, Jacqui Phillips 50-54, Helen Kula-Przezwanski 55-59, Jane Bell 60-64, Julia Hector 65-69, Helen Hayes 70-74, Peggy Crome 75-79

MALE: Tom Graham-Marr 16-19, Graham Le Good 65-69, Brian Tate 70-74

Silver Medals (11)

FEMALE: Lara Greggs 16-19, Jessica Prior 20-24, Jessica Thorpe 30-34, Samantha Lake 40-44, Maria Powell 50-54, Diane Kidd-Ferguson 55-59, Christine Meek 60-64

MALE: Rhys Davies 16-19, Michael Lewis 20-24, Shaun Challis 30-34, Michael Smallwood 70-74

Bronze Medals (11)

FEMALE: Phoebe Lloyd Evans 20-24, Lara Langston 25-29, Michelle Reid 35-39, Amy Pritchard 40-44, Rachel Barnes 45-49, Sharon Hill 50-54, Gina Coulson 60-64

MALE: Nigel Gaskin 40-44, Eric Wardle 55-59, Paul Bennett 65-69, Alexander Heron 70-74

 

Ibiza ETU Cross Triathlon European Championships, Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (1km / 20km / 6km)

Elite Women

1st – Nicole Walters (GBR) -1:33:50

Elite Men

17th – Doug Hall (GBR) – 1:26:05

GREAT BRITAIN AGE-GROUP MEDALS (10)

Gold Medals (3)

FEMALE: Kerri-Ann Upham 25-29, Nicola Dick 55-59

MALE: Simon Taylor 55-59

Silver Medals (4)

FEMALE: Emily Harper 30-34, Rachel Clay 40-44

MALE: Robert Moore 55-59, Colin Hunt 65-69

Bronze Medals (3)

FEMALE: Molly Campbell 20-24, Victoria Wilkinson 45-49

MALE: Ruben Villalain 30-34

Full Results Roll of Honour

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