Dusseldorf: GB Age-Group Team medals – ETU Champs (Sprint)

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European Sprint Distance Age-Group Championships 2017

“I thought that was last week?”. Well, if you are having difficulty keeping up with the last month of seemingly never-ending European Championship events, don’t worry, we’re only just about managing ourselves – and this is what we ‘do’. More on this coming soon…

Anyway, for 2017 the ETU Age-Group Championships for Standard and Sprint Distance have been separated, so last week it was Kitzbuhel (Standard) and this week the Sprint distance athletes got to race in Dusseldorf, Germany. Of course, some did both – and some made the podium in both too…

Overall, as always another monster haul – this time of 30 in total (including 12 Golds), though remarkably that is still significantly less than the 41 Sprint distance medals collected last year in Lisbon. Nonetheless, it was still four medals more than the host nation, Germany. Never a bad thing!

James Wilson (Gold, 35-39) was the fastest British male overall, beaten only by one other AG athlete. He was just seven seconds ahead of Craig Dale (Gold, 30-34). Yet another Gold for the current British Triathlon Age-Group Athlete of the Year, Michael Smallwood (70-74). Some revenge too, as last week he took Silver over the Standard distance, but today returned the favour and finally beat his Austrian rival, Klaus Kubler. He now has TWENTY TWO ITU/ETU podium finishes on his C.V. Amazing consistency from a remarkable athlete.

The fastest British female overall was Michelle Willcocks (Gold, 30-34), who like James was the second fastest AG athlete across all categories. Our ERDINGER Athlete of the Month for April, Jacqui Phillips, continued her great year with a second European title in the 50-54 category. It was hard-earned too, battling all day with fellow Brit, Maria Powell, before finally pulling away on the run. Maria took the Silver to add to her collection.

Dusseldorf ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships – Sunday 25th June 2017
750m / 20km / 5km



GOLD (12)

Samuel Mileham 16-19 Male AG
Michelle Willcocks 30-34 Female AG
Craig Dale 30-34 Male AG
James Wilson 35-39 Male AG
Trish Deykin 40-44 Female AG
Jacqui Phillips 50-54 Female AG
Joyce Mark 55-59 Female AG
Bob Pearce 55-59 Male AG
Anne Hughes 60-64 Female AG
Wendy Read 65-69 Female AG
Georgina Jennings 70-74 Female AG
Michael Smallwood 70-74 Male AG


Rosie Weston 16-19 Female AG
Jonathan Oakey 16-19 Male AG
Brittany Tate 20-24 Female AG
Benjamin Terry 30-34 Male AG
Erica Booth 35-39 Female AG
Elizabeth Bullivant 40-44 Female AG
Emma Fisher 45-49 Female AG
Maria Powell 50-54 Female AG
Mary Derrick 60-64 Female AG


Kiera Tippett 16-19 Female AG
Scott Wardman 30-34 Male AG
Amy Pritchard 35-39 Female AG
Paul Ryman 35-39 Male AG
Gwen Kinsey 40-44 Female AG
Timothy Watson 40-44 Male AG
Jane Bell 55-59 Female AG
Pam Oliver 65-69 Female AG
Maggie Mann 70-74 Female AG

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