It was a weekend of British medal successes with Great Britain winning three World Triathlon Para Cup medals, including golds for Dave Ellis, guided by Luke Pollard, and Alison Peasgood, guided by Brooke Gillies.
There was also a bronze medal for Sam Dickinson at the Europe Triathlon Cup in Portugal, on the same weekend the home crowds had three medals to celebrate at AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds.
World Triathlon Para Cup Besancon (11 June)
It was another medal winning weekend for British paratriathletes competing at the first World Triathlon Para Cup of 2022.
Peasgood pulled away on the bike before extending her lead on the run to win by over two minutes. It was similar winning margin for Ellis, who was quickest across all three disciplines to claim gold with Rhys Jones (guide: Rhys James) finishing seventh in his first international race of 2022.
Claire Cashmore secured silver in the women’s PTS5, despite equipment issues in the race. There was only a few seconds separating Cashmore and 2016 Paralympic champion Grace Norman (USA) heading onto the run, but over the 5km Norman pulled away as Cashmore added another medal to her impressive haul.
Finley Jakes was sixth in the men’s PTS4 in his third World Triathlon Para Cup event.
Europe Triathlon Cup Coimbra (11 June)
Sam Dickinson finished on the podium at Europe Triathlon Cup Coimbra, claiming bronze in Portugal. Dickinson crossed the line third, 11 seconds behind the race winner Joao Pereira of Portugal, to move into the top-three in the continental cup rankings.
Harry Leleu was 15th in his third Europe Triathlon Cup event of the year, finishing one place and one second ahead of Sam Hart with the two Brits almost inseparable throughout the race. Jimmy Lund had a DNF on the bike.
In the women’s race, both Sophia Green and Iona Miller finished in the top-20, with defending champion Green finishing 15th and Iona Miller crossing the line in 19th.
AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds (11-12 June)
There were mixed fortunes for Great Britain in the elite men’s and women’s races in Leeds, but the thousands of spectators in and around Roundhay Park did have three medals to celebrate over the weekend.
Georgia Taylor-Brown and Sophie Coldwell won silver and bronze, respectively, in the women’s elite race on Saturday. A day later, Coldwell, Taylor-Brown, Tom Bishop and Grant Sheldon teamed-up to secure a superb silver medal in Sunday’s mixed relay.
World Triathlon Multisport Championships Targu Mures (6-12 June)
The Great Britain Age-Group Team returned home from World Triathlon Multisport Championships Targu Mures with 96 medals across cross duathlon, cross triathlon, sprint and standard distance duathlon.
The total of 96 medals includes 37 gold, 29 silver and 30 bronze including multiple golds for Kerri-Ann Upham (Female 30-34), Karen Heppenstall (Female 45-49), Craig Dyce (Male 55-59), Stephen Valentine (Male 60-64) and Mick Anglim (Male 75-79).
There was also junior success for GB in Romania with Isla Hedley becoming junior world champion in cross triathlon by over four minutes at her first international championships. Over the standard distance triathlon, Simon Davis claimed U23 bronze.
British Triathlon Super Series (11 June)
James Chantler-Mayne and Jess Fullagar both secured wins and maximum points as AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds hosted the latest leg of this year’s British Triathlon Senior Super Series.
It was a dominant display from Fullagar in the women’s race, winning by 83 seconds, while the men’s race was much closer with Chantler-Mayne making the winning move on the run to cross the line four seconds ahead of second-placed Iestyn Harrett.
IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman (12 June)
Jodie Stimpson was back in middle distance action at IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman, a week after claiming bronze in Escape to Alcatraz Triathlon.
Stimpson was second after the swim and remained near the front in the early stages of the bike and, although the double Commonwealth champion did drop a bit further back on the bike, Stimpson gained ground on the run, finishing sixth in a time of 04:14:11.
IRONMAN North American Championship Des Moines (12 June)
Susie Cheetham finished fourth at IRONMAN North American Championship Des Moines as she completed her first IRONMAN since giving birth to her son.
The 36-year-old was always within the top-four of the race and the crossed the line in fourth in a time of 09:22:54.
Welsh Triathlon Super Series (12 June)
The TATA Steelman Standard hosted the second stage of the 2022 Welsh Triathlon Super Series as clubs and age group athletes from across Wales came together for the first of the standard distance events in this year’s Super Series.
The finishing positions of each athlete equated to Super Series points which will be added to each athletes’ total to create the updated overall standings.
Great Britain Age-Group Qualifiers at Slateman Duathlon, Eastbourne Triathlon, Deva Triathlon and AJ Bell 2022 WTCS Leeds (11-12 June)
It was a busy weekend of Great Britain Age-Group Team qualifiers with four different qualifying events taking place over the weekend, giving age group athletes the opportunity to qualify to represent the Great Britain Age-Group Team next year.
Slateman Duathlon (2023 European Sprint Duathlon), Eastbourne Triathlon (2023 European Sprint Triathlon), Deva Triathlon (2023 World Standard Aquabike) and AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds (2023 European Standard Triathlon) all hosted qualifiers during their events.
More information about qualifying for the GB Age-Group Team can be found below.