If there’s ever a way to end the season on a high, it’s got to be the Ibiza Multisport Festival. More than 1300 GB Age Group athletes are set to compete at the Multisport European Championships alongside the GB elite team. There’s more elite action in Eilat, Mallorca and South America.
2018 Ibiza ETU Multisport European Championships
Ibiza welcomes Elite and Age Group athletes from across Europe. Hannah Kitchen, European Aquathlon Champion in 2017 will be looking to defend her title this weekend and Sam Dickinson has a busy week, first competing in Eilat and then Ibiza in the search for more international medals. 1,332 Age Group athletes have come together to take on the variety of races across six days of racing – schedule HERE.
Elite Men: Phillip Wylie (Duathlon), Doug Hall (Cross Duathlon), Nathan Tweedie (U23 Aquathlon), Sam Dickinson (U23 Aquathlon)
Elite Women: Georgina Schwiening (Duathlon), Nicole Walter (Cross Duathlon), Hannah Kitchen (Aquathlon), Chloe Pollard (U23 Aquathlon)
2018 Eilat ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships
Friday launches a weekend of activity in Israel with the U23’s competing along the coast of the red sea. ITU U23 Silver Medallist Sam Dickinson will be on the start line along with European senior top-ten finisher, Barclay Izzard. In the women’s race, Sian Rainsley is back after finishing third last year. She was also part of GBs winning Mixed Relay and could be part of the team again on Sunday.
U23 Men: Sam Dickinson, Barclay Izzard, Chris Perham, Jack Willis
2018 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup
Calum Johnson and Grant Sheldon will be in action in South America as they take on varied course with the promise of a mostly flat bike course. They face some tough competition, including World Series regulars, Crisanto Grajales (MEX) and Matthew Sharpe (CAN) as well as newly crowned U23 champion, Tayler Reid (NZL).
Elite Men: Calum Johnson, Grant Sheldon
As well as the racing in Ibiza, the neighbouring island of Mallorca hosts another Challenge 70.3 event. Lucy Gossage is racing having given the howling wind and rain of IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth a miss last month, and Chris Silver is trying something different after starting the season with a super sprint for Team Wales in the Mixed Relay at the Commonwealth Games in April.
Elite Men: Tom Davis, Chris Silver, Sam Wade
Elite Women: Emma Deary, Gemma Frost, Lucy Gossage, Hana Kolorova, Fenella Langridge