India Lee sprints to World Cup bronze and Charles takes Championship win


British athletes are make a habit of sprint finishes this season and India Lee was involved in a great one at the ITU World Cup in Italy. Elsewhere in Europe Lucy Charles put on a world class display across all three disciplines to win the Challenge Family - The Championship, Slovakia.

2018 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup, Italy

An exciting return to form saw India Lee finish third in Cagliari, a race that she won in 2016 before capturing the ETU European title. It was a very high-quality field, and a sprint finish with Lisa Perterer (AUT) and Taylor Spivey (USA). Behind her were some big names including Alice Betto (ITA) who made the podium at WTS Leeds last summer.

Also encouraging for Great Britain was the top ten finishes for Lucy Hall, Barclay Izzard and Alex Yee. Yee was in his first international triathlon since crashing at the same race last year and he had the fastest run split of the field to finish 8th. Izzard was one place ahead, demonstrating his potential in his first ITU World Cup event.

Full list of results can be found here

Challenge Family – The Championship, Slovakia

Lucy Charles produced a world class performance to win by nearly two minutes from Anne Haug (GER) in Samorin. Charles set the pace with a swim two minute faster than anybody else. In her own words, she then produced her best ever bike leg to set up the victory. Emma Pallant came home in fourth, while Kimberly Morrison and Sarah Lewis secured top ten finishes in seventh and ninth respectively. 

Adam Bowden finished his third middle-distance race in eighth place. He showed improvements on the bike, after admitting that inexperience let him down at IRONMAN Barcelona 70.3. He was up against some of the strongest male long distance athletes in the world, including the winner, Lionel Sanders (CAN).

Full list of results can be found here

Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon

This iconic triathlon venue was host to Britain’s Youth Olympic Games Qualifier. The Youth Olympic Games has seen British talent excel, including Ben Dijkstra winning at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics.

Just 19 seconds separated the top five youth men, with Luke van Oudtshoorn taking the win closely followed by Calum Young. Winner of the 2017 British Youth Super Series, Daniel Dixon came third. In the youth female race Libby Coleman, winner of the 2017 British Youth Super Series, finished just ahead of Freya Thomson. Lily Jane Evans-Haggerty, the current British Youth Super Series Leader, finished third. 

In the elite men’s race, Welsh Commonwealth Games athlete, Iestyn Harrett, set the pace to finish first, followed by fellow Welshman, Morgan Davies, in second and Chris Perham in third. Bronwen Owen won in the Elite Women’s race, Olivia Matthews came second followed by Jenny Manners in third.

Full list of results can be found here

2018 Triathlon England National Championships & 2019 ETU Qualifier

On Sunday 3 June there was only one thing providing more excitement than the rides at Thorpe Park, and that was the Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships at the Thorpe Park Sprint Distance Triathlon. The event welcomed nearly 800 participants, some of whom were in search of a Triathlon England National title and the opportunity to represent the Great Britain Age-Group team at the 2019 ETU Sprint distance triathlon championships.

Read the fullreport here

2018 and 2019 ITU Standard Distance Triathlon Qualifier

Deva Triathlon was an opportunity to qualify for the Team GB Age-Group team for either the 2018/2019 ITU Standard Distance Triathlon which are held at the Gold Coast for 2018 and Lausanne for 2019. 

Michelle Willcocks was the first across the line in the women’s race with Gwen Kinsey in second and Jo Gorrod in third. In the men’s race it was Donald Brooks who finished with a comfortable win, with Sam Proctor in second and Tom Foster in third.

Full list of results can be found here

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