A packed weekend of various multisport events offers something for every type of athlete, from Alistair Brownlee battling mountains and deserts in a gruelling ‘bikepacking’ challenge to Super League athletes juggling swim, bike, run across three shuffled stages.
Super League Triathlon London 2021
The triple mix format hits London this weekend, seeing athletes battle it out over three stages of shuffled disciplines.
Beginning with the traditional swim, bike, run, athletes will then join a running mass start to kick off the second stage which reverses the disciplines to be run, bike, swim. Finally, the race culminates in a bike, swim, run that will see the champion of the first SLT Championship series race crowned.
British athletes racing on home soil include Jonathan Brownlee and Alex Yee in the men’s race. The pair left the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with gold medals from the mixed relay as well as an individual silver for Yee. Rio 2016 Olympian, Gordon Benson, also features on the men’s start list.
The other half of Great Britain’s gold winning mixed relay team are also set to compete. Like Yee, Georgia Taylor-Brown secured silver at the Games whilst Jess Learmonth showed her credentials over the short course when she won her first Olympic gold in the relay.
Beth Potter, Sophie Coldwell and Vicky Holland are also set to return to Super League racing. Potter rose to the top of the Arena Games leaderboard earlier in the year, taking the top spot with a total of 56 points after a 1st place finish in London followed by 2nd place in Rotterdam.
Two points behind Potter, Coldwell also had a successful Arena Games, reaching the podium in London and leaving Rotterdam victorious. Holland finished 4th when racing in Jersey at the 2019 championships. Rounding out the British athletes competing is 2013 world champion and Rio 2016 Olympian Non Stanford who will also take on Sunday’s triple mix.
The women’s racing will take place on Sunday 5 September at 11:30am, with the men’s following at 13:00pm. You can watch the action live on BBC iPlayer, BT Sport, TriathlonLIVE and SLT TV, the latter of which you can find on the link below.
Alistair Brownlee returns to racing as he sets out to take on the Badlands, an off-road ultracycle comprised of around 725km through various European locations including the Veleta Pass, the Gorafe Desert and Cabo de Gata.
With climbs of up to 3,000 metres, 85% of the course being off-road and temperatures hitting highs of 40C and lows of 0C, the Badlands is a gruelling test of restraint and self-sufficiency. Brownlee will join fifty other athletes from the UK who will test themselves across the Badlands.
Three women will represent Great Britain in Germany over the weekend. Laura Siddall, Fenella Langridge and Kimberly Morrison are all set for the start line. Siddall will be racing at Roth for the fourth year, whilst Langridge and Morrison approach the event with silver medals at IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene and Outlaw Holkham respectively.
They will be joined by PTO Dorney Lake Triathlon winner, Thomas Davis, who finished ahead of Leon Chevalier (FRA) in June with a time of 02:29:21.
2021 Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Banyoles
Matthew Shipley and Dominic Coy are the junior athletes racing for Great Britain in Catalonia. Shipley previously raced at the Junior Cup in Tiszaujvaros this year. Finishing 2nd in his semi-final race, he went on to the final where he crossed the line in 11th.
IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw
Taking on middle distance IRONMAN racing, five Brits are named on the start line in Poland’s capital. 2019 British middle distance champion Will Munday is joined on the start list by Colin Norris and Reece Barclay.
Brits Claire Hann and Chantal Cummings also feature. Hann has excellent pedigree over the middle distance, reaching the podium at three 70.3 races in 2019 including a gold medal performance at IRONMAN 70.3 Sweden. Cummings recently took bronze at IRONMAN Bolton in July.
Box End Triathlon
Hosting both the Triathlon England National Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships and the 2022 Europe Triathlon Standard Distance Triathlon European Championship Qualifiers, Box End Triathlon will feature a bumper weekend with the national sprint championships taking place on Saturday and the European standard distance qualifiers taking place the following day.
Fleet Feet Standard Triathlon
Fleet Feet Triathlon hosts the Scottish National Standard Distance Triathlon Championships seeing Scottish athletes battle it out to be crowned national champion over the standard distance. Taking place at Knockburn Loch, athletes will compete across a 1.5km open water swim, 42km cycle and a final 10km run.
Welsh Triathlon Super Series Stage 3 - Bala Standard Triathlon
Following the first and second stages of the Welsh Triathlon Super Series at Broadhaven and Porthcrawl, the Super Series returns and takes athletes to Gwynedd to compete across the age groups. Following Bala, the Super Series will travel to Newborough Beach before the final race at Barry Island.