Eight GB Age-Group Team Long Distance Euro Champs medals in the Netherlands
As it was in 2017 (HERE), this years ETU Long Distance Triathlon European Championships was held in conjunction with the long-standing Challenge Almere-Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
A full gallery and update on the Elite race is coming very soon, but here is the roundup on the British Age-Group athletes, who collected eight ETU medals, of which three were Gold.
*** NOTE *** – The results are always a little complicated when an ITU/ETU championship race is held in conjunction with an open race, as happens regularly in relation to both Challenge and Powerman events. As well as international athletes (who are not eligible for ETU medals), there will also be European athletes who race, but have not entered in the ‘ETU Championships’ element of the race… who may well finish in times faster than those on the podium.
So, just for clarity in this regard, the information here relates to the ETU Long Distance Championship and the medals issued by the European Triathlon Union.
Top Three British Female Age-Group Athletes
1st – Roslyn Mcginty – 10:31:39 (F45-49)
2nd – Victoria Ayriss – 10:55:41 (F30-34)
3rd – Karen Bridge – 11:05:58 (F50-54)
After winning Silver at the ITU Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Pontevedra (HERE), Roslyn Mcginty added the same at European level in the F45-49 division and was also the fastest British female Age-Group athlete in the process. That was her sixth ETU/ITU medal, having previously won this championship in 2010 and 2011.
For the men, Jappas Du Preez also added an ETU LD medal to the Bronze he won in Pontevedra, but with a sub-9 hour finish he took Gold in M35-39 and was also the fastest Age-Group athlete overall with the ETU Championships section of the race
Top Three British Male Age-Group Athletes
1st – Jappas Du Preez – 8:55:31 (M35-39) – Fastest ETU Age-Group athlete
2nd – Tom Lawton – 9:24:44 (M35-39)
3rd – Philip Wilson – 9:37:04 (M35-39)
European LD Championships – a better finish to the season with 9:24 for 4th place. Usual poor swim, felt strong on the bike and moved up to 3rd, but a strong runner made it past so denied the podium.
Time for a rest!
— 𝚃𝚘𝚖 𝙻𝚊𝚠𝚝𝚘𝚗 💙 (@LawtonTri) September 16, 2019
Almere-Amsterdam ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships
Saturday 14th September 2019 – 3.8km / 180km / 42.2km
Great Britain Age-Group Team Medals (8)
- Jappas Du Preez – 35-39 Male AG
- Jeannie Fry – 55-59 Female AG
- Richard File – 70-74 Male AG
- Victoria Ayriss – 30-34 Female AG
- Roslyn Mcginty – 45-49 Female AG
- Karen Bridge – 50-54 Female AG
Had a fantastic time at the ETU Almere-Amstadam long Distance triathlon .Came home with a silver medal in my age group-so chuffed! .Thankyou to @TrayBakesUK and @gllsf for all the help and support this year I could'nt have done it with your help. pic.twitter.com/2lGoyCmMGI
— Karen Bridge (@karenbridgeGB) September 16, 2019
- Joanne Pollett – 30-34 Female AG
- Ger Wood – 60-64 Female AG
— Jeannie Fry (@jeanniefrytri) September 15, 2019