Catch up on the performances of British athletes competing across the globe last weekend.
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Mellissa Reid (PTVI), alongside guide Elle Twentyman, took top spot on the podium in Canada as preparations continued for Tokyo qualification. Having entered T2 on the bike in second place, the pair ran up into first place over the final 5km to lift the tape for gold.
Stuart Meikle (PTS2) added a Paratriathlon World Cup silver medal to his collection having been crowned British Paratriathlon National Championships earlier this year, whilst Michael Taylor (PTS4) finished 7th to equal his result in Besancon in June.
Barclay Izzard finished just 8 seconds adrift of the podium in Hungary, with Gordon Benson closely following him over the line as the pair claimed the best of the British results in 5th and 6th respectively at a highly competitive meet on the ITU World Cup circuit. Chris Perham finished in 22nd, unable to match the pace of the front runners on this occasion having entered T2 among the large front pack of over twenty riders.
In the women's elite final the British trio of Sian Rainsley, Olivia Mathias and Sophie Alden all made a strong start in the water, emerging out within the top ten athletes and riding with a large lead pack on the bike. Mathias was then the quickest of the three Britons on foot and claimed 8th place, with Rainsley 14th and Alden 15th overall.
Matthew Willis finished 24th in the Junior European Cup final however will take consolation in having produced the fastest run split of the day.
Having turned 22 on Thursday, Sam Dickinson had further reason to celebrate this weekend after a taking gold in Estonia on his return from injury to international competition. Dickinson produced a rounded performance with the fastest swim and bike splits among the men's elite field before striding home to top the podium, whilst fellow Briton Harry Leleu recorded his best european cup result to date in 5th and Will Crudgington finished 18th.
Scottish National Mixed Team Relay Triathlon Championships & Scottish National Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships
What a great race to round of a spectacular weekend! Congratulations to our 2019 Scottish National Sprint Champions Luca Fanottili and Natalie Stewart and big thanks to Monifieth Triathlon Club (M3) for hosting the championships across the weekend. #becausewelovetriathlon #champs pic.twitter.com/la9iGRYohd— Triathlon Scotland (@scottishtri) July 14, 2019
The M3 Monikie Triathlon Festival hosted two Scottish Championship events this weekend with the Mixed Relly format on Saturday won by a quartet from Edinburgh University Triathlon Club and Sunday's sprint distance championship titles claimed by Luca Fanottoli (Stirling University Triathlon Club) and Natilie Steward (Pentland Triathletes).
Susie Cheetham added a silver medal to her collection in Kazakhstan with a time of 4:09:07 over the middle distance Ironman format, as Sam Proctor finished he best of the British pro men in 6th place with Tim Don and Joe Skipper withdrawing from the race on the run.
Ironman UK in Bolton celebrated it's 11th year on the schedule this weekend, and with no pro category races this year it was Brian William Fogarty and Emma Wardell who were the first across the line having conquered the new bike course for 2019.
Woodhorn Museum Triathlon hosted an Age-Group qualification opportunity for the 2020 ETU Standard Distance Triathlon European Championship took this weekend. Luke Watson and Rachel Wiseman both topped the podium in their respective standard distance races in QE2 Country Park as over 500 participant took part across the whole event programme.