Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships, Triathlon England Middle Distance Championships and more! Find out who's racing where with our weekend preview.
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Weert, a town in the Dutch province of Limburg, will host the ETU Triathlon European Championships this weekend with plenty of British interest.
Ahead of participating at the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds, Alistair Brownlee will be looking to put in a strong performance ahead of racing in his home town. The Men’s Elite race will also see fellow Brits Barclay Izzard, Calum Johnson and Ben Dijkstra competing.
Olivia Mathias will be looking to continue where she left off following her victory at the Olsztyn ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup as will Sophie Alden who joined her on the podium in Poland. Brits Jenny Manner and Beth Potter will also be competing in the Women’s Elite race.
After winning the Junior/U23 Sprint Tri in Llanelli earlier this month, Marcus Dey will be heading to the Netherlands with plenty of optimism. Marcus will be competing in the Junior Men’s race as will fellow compatriots Calum Young, Oliver Makinson and Toby Osman. The Junior Women’s race will see four women flying the flag for Great Britain, Erin Wallace, Libby Coleman, Sophia Green and Annabel Morton.
The Age Group category races will also see a strong line-up of British representation racing in the Netherlands this weekend, with a number of returning medalists from Tartu in 2018. Kiera Tippett will be aiming high as she makes the step up to the F20-24 category after an FU20's gold last year, and is joined by fellow returning european champions Oliver Crossley (M25-29) and Andy Bourne (M55-59).
Elite Women: Olivia Mathias, Sophie Alden, Jenny Manner, Beth Potter, Erin Wallace, Libby Coleman, Sophia Green, Annabel Morton.
(Italics denote junior athlete. Full Age-Group start lists can be found below)
@LucyAnneCharles is back for THECHAMPIONSHIP 2019! '' It is definitely one of my favourite races of the year!'' The defending champion and two-time winner of THECHAMPIONSHIP is looking forward to making it a triple this year. Read more here https://t.co/RpxGg5BjKy pic.twitter.com/cylO8wJ7zl— Challenge Family (@Challenge_Famil) May 7, 2019
Samorin, situated in Slovakia and on the Danube river, will play host to Challenge Family – The Championship.
The event now in it's third year, see's reigning champion Lucy Charles-Barclay looking for a hat-trick of wins having taken the tape in 2017 and 2018, and she'll be joined by further strong British representation in the Pro Women’s race with Caroline Livesey, Sarah Lewis and Frankie Sanjana competing.
The Pro Men’s race features an equally strong British line up with last years 8th placed finisher Adam Bowden joined by Thomas Davis, Joe Skipper, Reece Barclay and David McNamee. Paralympic Gold medallist Andy Lewis (PTS2) also joins the Pro Men's start list having made the move to middle-distance triathlon racing.
The latest round of the 2019 Triathlon England National Championships takes place this Sunday at the Deva Triathlon, Chester with over 900 athletes overall tackling the Middle Distance Triathlon.
Athletes will swim 1.2 miles before taking on a 87km bike course. The triathlon will be completed with a 21km run.
The 2019 British Triathlon Youth & Junior Super Series is designed to bring together the best young triathletes from across the UK, so they can race head to head at the best and most exciting venues in the country.
The third of seven races as part of the Series takes place at the Blenheim Palace Triathlon, widely regarded as UK’s most stunning triathlon. The triathlon is now in its 15th year and is the only one to take place at a World Heritage site.
Chantal Cummings will be the sole female British athlete at IRONMAN Kraichgau, with Kraichgau known as the land of the 1000 hills.