The British Triathlon Senior Super Series concludes on Saturday 11 September at Mallory Park, with the final race of the series also seeing the overall champions crowned.
The Grand Final will see all three British Triathlon Super Series, Para, Senior and Youth and Junior, reach their 2021 climax, with this the third race on the senior series.
The Senior Super Series provides dedicated, competitive racing opportunities for senior athletes so that they can continue their development by racing other top British athletes throughout the year.
So far, senior athletes have also competed in Hetton and previously at Mallory Park on the series, as well as had a racing opportunity in Llanelli earlier in the year that didn’t comprise part of the series.
The event in Hetton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear, was the first event on the series and also brought together the Youth and Junior and Senior Super Series’ for draft-legal racing on the closed-road venue of Hetton Country Park.
Taking place in July, athletes competed in heats and finals to be in position to earn the first ranking points of the 2021 series.
In the men’s race, Sam Hart took the maximum 800 points, with Jimmy Lund second (740 points) and Cameron Harris third (685 points). The women’s race saw Iona Miller, Tilly Anema and Megan McDonald finish first, second and third to earn the same points as in the men’s race and make an early mark in the rankings.
As part of the event, athletes also competed in a mixed relay race but not for series points as an opportunity to take part in this increasingly popular format.
The second event of the series took part at Mallory Park, offering the athletes a taste of what they’ll face at the Grand Final.
Senior athletes competed over a sprint distance on the first of two days activity, before mixed relay races took place on the second day.
In the men’s race there was a whole new podium compared to the previous event, with Barclay Izzard and James Chantler-Mayne coming first and third, neither of whom had raced at Hetton, and Frederick Webb, who came fourth in July, coming second at Mallory.
Two athletes who hadn’t raced at Hetton also podiumed at the second event of the series as Annabel Morton and Sophie Alden finished first and second. Winner from race one, Miller, completed the podium at Mallory.
Heading into the final race of the series, the men’s top three are split by just 72 points with Webb (1,372), Lund (1,326) and Hart (1,301) currently occupying the podium spaces. Having finished first and third, Miller tops the women’s standings (1,485) with Anema (1,373) and Katie Rodda (1,087) in second and third.