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Standard Distance sees extensive success for Great Britain’s Age-Group athletes in Lisbon

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The third and final day of racing action at the 2016 ETU Triathlon European Championships signalled the turn of the British Standard Distance athletes to shine. Following up on the extensive medal haul from Friday’s Sprint Distance races, seven Gold’s headlined a total podium return of 32 medals on Sunday

On the way to winning Gold in the F20-24 category and stepping up one spot from her 2015 Silver, Alice Jenkins also achieved the feat of being the fastest female athlete across all categories. Her winning margin of more than two minutes was a reflection of the form she has already shown in 2016, which also included winning the British Duathlon Championships at the Windsor Duathlon.

 

Edward Castro (M25-29) continued his medal winning consistency on the way to being the fastest British athlete of the day – falling just nine seconds short of the time set by Italy’s Bruno Pasqualini (40-44). Having won the European Championships over the Sprint distance in Geneva last year, Edward now has the double of European Gild medals over both Sprint and Standard distances to add to his British Triathlon Age Group Athlete of the Year award from 2015.

 

Anastasia Bowler (F18-19), Jo Phillips (F40-44), Andy Bourne (M55-59), Sandra Abrams (F70-74) and Nigel Dimmock (M75-79) were the other British Gold medal winners in Lisbon

 

Well over 300 British Age-Groupers took part on Sunday including BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin who had a quick turnaround, as she was back on the Manchester TV studio sofa bright and early on Monday morning.

 

Next up for the British team is the ITU Duathlon World Championships, which take place this coming weekend in Aviles, Spain. Having won 21 medals in 2015 when the championships were held in Adelaide, Australia, the chances of an even greater return at a venue much closer to home are high. Look out for our event preview later this week.

 

 

2016 ETU Standard Triathlon European Championships: GB Age-Group Team Medals (32) 

Sunday 29th May 2016 – 1.5km / 40km / 10km  

 

Gold Medals (7)  

 

Anastasia Bowler - 18-19 Female 

Alice Jenkins - 20-24 Female 

Edward Castro - 25-29 Male 

Jo Phillips - 40-44 Female 

Andy Bourne - 55-59 Male 

Sandra Abrams - 70-74 Female  

Nigel Dimmock - 75-79 Male   

 

Silver Medals (14)  

 

Beth Eyles - 18-19 Female 

Morgan Rhodes - 18-19 Male 

Ross Landon - 20-24 Male 

Emma Deary - 25-29 Female 

Daniel Bradshaw - 25-29 Male 

Victoria Baker - 30-34 Female 

Donald Brooks - 35-39 Male 

Corinne Moss - 40-44 Female 

Martin Jessup - 45-49 Male 

Sue Kumleben - 55-59 Female 

Keith Mahon - 55-59 Male 

Kim Shaw - 60-64 Female 

John Hook - 60-64 Male 

Paula Mccann - 65-69 Female  

 

Bronze Medals (11)  

 

Harry Preston - 18-19 Male 

Nichola Jackson - 20-24 Female 

Jordan Skelly - 20-24 Male 

Rosemary Haddock - 30-34 Female 

Karen Lennox - 40-44 Female 

Catherine Linney - 45-49 Female 

Sarah Gunn - 50-54 Female 

Christine Pout - 55-59 Female 

Alison Lamputt - 60-64 Female 

Vanessa Glyn Jones - 65-69 Female 

William Hammerton - 70-74 Male  

 

Full results: http://www.triathlon.org/results/event/2016_lisbon_etu_triathlon_european_championships

 

Event website: http://www.mediseurotrilisbon2016.com

 

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