Super League Jersey was exciting and well covered by BBC Sport this weekend. It’s an exhilarating addition to the racing calendar. Elsewhere Sarah Lewis made the podium at IRONMAN 70.3 Portugal and Oulton Park hosted ITU Sprint and ETU Standard Duathlon qualifiers.
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Returning the Channel Island of Jersey, Super League saw global triathlon stars take on two brutal days of triathlon in a format which left no room for weakness. Georgia Taylor-Brown was the highest placed Brit, ranking fourth. Katie Zaferes (USA) came out on top. British women also placed seventh though ITU World Champion Vicky Holland, eighth for Jodie Stimpson, ninth for Sophie Coldwell, and junior Wild Card, Kate Waugh, 17th.
The men’s race was dominated by Vincent Luis (FRA). British men challenged the top spots throughout the weekend. Jonny Brownlee finished fifth overall and could have been higher if it wasn’t for a slow transition during the Enduro race which his rivals capitalised on. Alex Yee finish in 10th and local hero, Ollie Turner 19th.
The Jersey round of Super League was the first of three in the series. The next two take place in Malta (27 Oct) and Mallorca (3 Nov), providing late season racing opportunities and engaging viewing for triathlon fans.
IRONMAN 70.3 Portugal
It was near perfect conditions for the athletes in Portugal, in a race which saw Colin Norris run his way up into fifth after coming out of the water outside of the top ten. David Bishop finished 11th.
In the women’s race, Sarah Lewis started her race off well, coming third out of the water, but she then lost places on the bike. Her run saw her pull back places and finish third.
2019 ITU Sprint and ETU Standard Duathlon Qualifiers
Sunday’s Oulton Park race offered the final chance for Age Group athletes to qualify for the 2019 ETU Standard Distance Duathlon Championship taking place in Targu Mures, Romania. It was also the final chance for those aiming to qualify for the 2019 ITU Sprint Distance Duathlon World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain.
Naomi Eaton took the overall win in the women’s Sprint race with Nicolas Allen taking the men’s Sprint race. In the Standard distance it was Daniel Jenkin who took the men’s overall win and Becky Penty who took the women’s.
Photo Credit: Super League Triathlon