Six Medals for Brits across Europe


Alex Yee, Lucy Charles-Barclay, Claire Cashmore and Dave Ellis and guide Luke Pollard all claimed gold medals across Europe. There were also medals for Rosie Weston and Claire Hann.

Europe Triathlon Cup Kitzbuhel
Europe Triathlon Duathlon Championships Coimbra
World Triathlon Para Cup Besancon
Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Izvorani
Challenge Gdansk

Europe Triathlon Kitzbuhel 

Triathletes raced in semi-finals with the fastest 30 then progressing to the final to race for the win. 

Alex Yee added to his gold medal at World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari with another win, this time at Europe Triathlon Cup Kitzbuhel. 

The Brit booked his place in the final in Austria by winning semi-final one, crossing the line just three seconds clear of Australian Brayden Mercer. Yee was joined by Cameron Harris in the semi-final but he failed to make the final, crossing the line in 22nd, which meant he was 61st overall.  

Semi-final two saw Hamish Reilly and Rueben Trotter both progress, finishing seventh and ninth respectively. The third semi-final was won by Italian Pietro Giovannini with British triathlete Dominic Coy in second to ensure four Brits were on the start list in the final. 

In the final, Yee was tenth out of the water but climbed the standings on the bike leg. He then put in the fastest time of the race on the 3km run to claim gold by 11 seconds to Italy’s Euan De Nigro. Reilly was fourth in the final, missing out on a place on the podium by just seven seconds. Further back, Coy finished 14th with Trotter 23rd.  

In the women’s race Bethany Cook finished seventh overall. She was the only Brit to make the final as she progressed from semi-final one with a third-place finish. Fellow Brit Sam McInnes was also in that race but missed out on the final crossing the line in 17th, which saw her finish 32nd overall. Martha Carlton-Seal was 43rd overall after coming 23rd in semi-final two.  

In the final Cook was out of the 500m swim in the lead group. She dropped down the order on the bike before a top-ten run time secured her seventh place.  

Europe Triathlon Duathlon Championships Coimbra  

Simon Davis was the lead Brit in the men’s race as he crossed the line in 20th, which also earned him fifth in the U23 standings. Ben Price came over the line in 25th with Matthew Nelson just behind in 26th. Philip Wylie made it a quartet of Brits inside the top 30 in Portugal as he came 28th.  

In the women’s race, Pheobe Barker was fourth, just 13 seconds off the podium. Lauren Dickson was the next Brit over the line in 13th, while Nicole Allan came 16th. Millie Smith’s 18th place finish gave her fifth in the U23 standings, as she ensured all four Brits finished in the top-20.  

Arthur Ballard secured a top-ten finish in the junior men’s race as he came ninth.   

World Triathlon Para Cup Besancon 

There were two gold medals in France with Dave Ellis and guide Luke Pollard and Claire Cashmore standing on the top step of the podium.  

In the men’s PTVI race, Ellis and Pollard were quickest across the 750m swim but lost ground on the 21.3km bike leg. The 5km run saw the duo put in the fastest time by over one minute to finish 33 seconds clear of second place Antoine Perel of France and his guide.  

The women’s PTS5 race saw Cashmore win by almost eight minutes. She was quickest on the 750m swim and stretched her lead by over two minutes across the 21.3km bike leg. The Brit continued to push on across the 5km run adding to her sizable lead as she claimed an empathic win ahead of France’s Gwladys Lemoussu (second) and Estonia’s Laura-Liis Juursalu (third).  

Both Ellis and Cashmore will be in action again next weekend at World Triathlon Para Series Swansea. Click the button below to learn more about the event. 

World Triathlon Para Series Swansea 

Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Izvorani  

The sole Brit on the start line in Romania was Josh Horner who secured a top-ten finish as he came sixth. He was 12th out of the water but cut the gap to the leaders thanks to the second quickest bike time of the race.  

Horner was then just one of six athletes to complete the 2.5km run in under eight minutes to cement his place in the top-ten, narrowly losing out to Raul Petre of Romania (fourth) and Slovenia’s Domen Bojanc (fifth) in a sprint finish. 


Lucy Charles-Barclay led from the off as she won IRONMAN Nice by almost 17 minutes. The 2023 IRONMAN World Champion put in the fastest swim time of the race to lead by over 16 minutes as she exited the water.  

On the bike leg, the Czech Republic’s Barbora Besperat and Germany’s Merle Brunnee set about cutting into Charles-Barclay’s lead as they closed the gap to the Brit. On the run though Charles-Barclay was again the quickest in the race to comfortably to take the win.  

Challenge Gdansk  

Rosie Weston (second) and Claire Hann (third) made it two Brits on the podium behind Germany’s Julia Skala. Weston was second out of the water with Hann in third for company as three seconds separated the duo. They changed positions across the bike leg before Weston reclaimed second place on the run with Hann crossing the line in third. 

IRONMAN Cairns  

Joe Skipper was the first Brit to cross the line in Australia as he raced his way through the field on the bike leg to come sixth. John Thelwell was the next Brit to finish the race in 16th, while Andrew Horsfall-Turner, who had led the race out of the water, came 19th. 

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