This weekend the British Duathlon Championships return to Bedford, whilst the long course season hots up with a number of IRONMAN events featuring British representation.
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Bedford Autodrome hosts a full schedule of racing this Sunday with duathlon championships taking place Elite (Senior, Youth & Junior), Age-Group and Paratriathlon categories. Notable inclusions on the start list include commonwealth gold medalists Joseph Townsend and Jade Jones-Hall in the paraduathlon, and 2018 world duathlon bronze medalist Mark Buckingham in the senior elite race - which also acts as the first event of the Senior Super Series that returns to the calendar in 2019.
Also the first of the British Age-Group Championships for 2019, competitors will be taking on the 10km run, 40km bike, 5km run standard duathlon format.
Multiple world junior medalist, Kate Waugh begins her season in the Spanish autonomous city located on the north coast of Africa alongside four other British representitive, one of which, Morgan Davies returns to racing in Europe having began his season in America racing two CAMTRI continental cups in Florida.
British Women: Kate Waugh, Zoe Thomas
British Men: Grant Sheldon, Iestyn Harrett, Morgan Davies
Reigning Champion Lucy Charles-Barclay returns to Nelson Mandela Bay for her opening event of the season, with two time IRONMAN world bronze medalist David McNamee also set to begin his 2019 campaign.
British Women: Lucy Charles-Barclay, Natalie Seymour
British Men: David McNamee, Tim Don, Reece Barclay
Adam Bowden will reliquish the Elite British Duathlon title this weekend after holding the crown for the past two years as he heads to California alongside fellow briton Holly Lawrence, with both having topped the podium at IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai earlier this year.
Frankie Sanjana, who finished fourth at IRONMAN 70.3 Bahrain in December is the sole British entry in Galveston, Texas.
The first European race of the season for the Challenge Family takes place in Spain this weekend, with a strong list of British represenatives on the start list, including Emma Pallant who picked up a podium place at IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa in January.
British Women: Claire Hann, Eleanor Haresign, Gemma Frost, Kimberley Morrison and Emma Pallant
British Men: Colin Norris, George Goodwin, Sam Proctor, Sam Wade, Thomas Davis