From Scotland to Malibu, a busy weekend of swim, bike, run


This weekend’s events extend all the way from the Scottish Highlands to the Californian coast with the full breadth of swim, bike, run set to be on show.

2022 Super League Triathlon Malibu (17 September)

After back-to-back races in London and then Munich, it’s over to California for the British triathletes competing in this year’s Super League Triathlon Championship Series.

Malibu is the next stop and the third race in three weeks, with Georgia Taylor-Brown currently top of the women’s Championship Series standings after bronze in London and then a dominant display last week in Munich.

There will be a Super League Triathlon debut for British elite champion Jess Fullagar in the women’s race, which will also feature series regulars Beth Potter, Sian Rainsley, Non Stanford, Kate Waugh and Sophia Green.

Jonny Brownlee is currently the highest-ranked British male, sitting third overall, with Dan Dixon and Chris Perham also competing.

Watch live as the athletes compete in the eliminator format on the BBC Red Button, iPlayer, Discovery+ and TriathlonLIVE from 21:00 on Saturday (17 September).


2022 Europe Triathlon Para Cup Bari (18 September)

Italy is the latest destination for British paratriathletes where Mel Nicholls, Louis Rolfe MBE and Colin Wallace will all be lining-up on the start line at Europe Triathlon Para Cup Bari.

They’ve all had successes in 2022 even though all three athletes have only taken part in their first paratriathlon event this year. Nicholls won women’s PTWC gold at the recent World Triathlon Para Cup in Alhandra where Wallace, the British men’s PTS3 champion, competed internationally for the first time.

Bari will be the first international paratriathlon event for Rolfe, although the British Triathlon Paratri Super Series champion in the men’s PTS2 is no stranger to international competition as a Paralympic champion in para-cycling.


2022 Europe Triathlon Youth Championships Festival La Baule (16-18 September)

Six of Britain’s best youth athletes will be competing against the best from across Europe as La Boule in France hosts the 2022 Europe Triathlon Youth Championships Festival.

All four of the Youth champions from this year’s British Triathlon Super Series will be representing Great Britain for the first time, with Youth A winners Lauren Mitchell and Brandon Pye and Youth B champions Millie Breese and Christo Chilton competing in the west of France.

Eve Whitaker, who won the selection race at Mallory Park, will also compete internationally for the first time, while Oliver Conway wears the GB trisuit again, a couple of weeks after claiming bronze at Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Bled.

Athletes will compete in the semi-finals on Friday with the finals the following day before the mixed relay on Sunday. The races will be contested over a 300m swim, 8km bike and 2km run.


2022 Europe Triathlon Multisport Championships Bilbao-Bizkaia (17-24 September)

This weekend will kickstart a week of swim, bike, run in Bilbao where over 1,200 GB Age-Group athletes will compete at the Europe Triathlon Multisport Championships.

It promises to be a festival of multisport with opportunities to become European champion in each age group in duathlon, cross duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, middle distance triathlon and aquabike throughout the week.

Alongside the age group races, there will also be elite races across all of the multisports listed above except for aquabike, with Great Britain represented in duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon and middle distance triathlon. There will also be U23 and junior athletes competing in duathlon, cross triathlon and aquathlon.


2022 PTO Tour US Open (17-18 September)

The first ever Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) Tour comes to a conclusion this weekend at the PTO Tour US Open.

World IRONMAN silver medallist Kat Matthews is the top-ranked athlete on the women’s start list which also includes Lucy Charles-Barclay, competing again off the back of becoming World Triathlon Long Distance champion on her return from injury last month.

Also competing in the women’s race will be Holly Lawrence, Fenella Langridge, Ruth Astle and India Lee.

Following Alistair Brownlee’s withdrawal due to injury, Tom Bishop is the sole British representative in the men’s race as he continues a season which has included World Triathlon Championship Series and long course racing.

The women’s PTO US Open will take place on Saturday, with the men’s race on Sunday. 



2022 IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna (17 September)

Chantal Sainter and Tara Grosvenor will line-up on the women’s pro start line at IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna.

Sainter has two podiums this year including over the full IRONMAN distance in Cork, Ireland last month, while Grosvenor continues her busy year of racing.


2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Dresden (18 September)

There are both pro female and male races at IRONMAN 70.3 Dresden where five British pros will be in action.

The women’s start list features both Nikki Bartlett and Laura Addie, while the men’s field includes Thomas Davis, James Scott-Farrington and Joshua Lewis.


2022 Triathlon Scotland National Cross Triathlon Championships (18 September)

The Cairngorms will not only provide a stunning backdrop for this year’s Triathlon Scotland National Cross Triathlon Championships, but it will also be some of the terrain the athletes will have to tackle as they compete for the national titles across the age groups.

The event is being hosted at Aviemore Triathlon and athletes must be a Core or Ultimate member of Triathlon Scotland to be eligible to win the national title and medals.


GB Age-Group Team Qualifier

There are still opportunities to qualify to represent the Great Britain Age-Group Team in 2023 with this weekend’s Darley Moor Duathlon the final chance for athletes to qualify for the 2023 European Sprint Duathlon Championships.

Athletes must have registered their intent to qualify for the 2023 Championships by 5pm on the Friday before the qualifying race.


(Images: Super League Triathlon and World Triathlon)

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