Fyn 2018: GB Age-Group medals: Duathlon World’s – Standard

Fyn Age-Group Duathlon World Championships 2018

Daniel Jenkin and Rachel Wiseman lead home the Brits in Denmark

The ITU Duathlon World Championships Standard Distance Age-Group race kicked off the 2018 Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships in Denmark and as always, the British team travelled in numbers and earned a significant haul of medals. Some very familiar names towards the top of the results lists too.

All of the reports and news from Fyn:

In the men’s race, British athletes finished with four of the six fastest times across all categories. Daniel Jenkin – who was part of the GB Elite team two years ago in Aviles, Spain, was the fastest athlete (winning M30-34), with Lee Piercy (1st, M45-49) in third, Alex Doherty (1st, 35-39) fifth and Simon Cole (2nd, 35-39).

The fastest British female athlete was Rachel Wiseman (1st, F35-39) in third overall, Gill Fullen (1st, F50-54) in fourth and Leah Walland (3rd, F35-39) in seventh overall.

Both Lee and Gill thus retain the titles that they won last year in Penticton – more than that, Gill takes her World Championship Duathlon record to six Gold and one Silver over the last seven years, while Lee has taken Gold in this event in five of the last six years now. That is seriously impressive consistency from two outstanding athletes.

Lee Piercy - Fyn ITU Duathlon World Championships 2018

A great result for Rachel Wiseman too, having finished second in the F35-39 division in Penticton last year.

We are still awaiting official confirmation, but here are the provisional results from Fyn.

Fynske Bank ITU Multisport World Championship, Fyn, Denmark 
ITU Duathlon World Championships – Age-Group, Standard Distance
10km / 40km / 5km

British Age-Group Medals (27)

GOLD (9)

  • Hugh Harris – M20-24
  • Daniel Jenkin – M30-34
  • Alex Doherty – M35-39
  • Lee Piercy – M45-49
  • Christopher Owens – M65-69
  • Rachel Wiseman – F35-39
  • Gill Fullen – F50-54
  • Alison Crellin – F55-59
  • Liz Ball – F65-69

SILVER (9)

  • Riley Richardson – M20-24
  • Simon Cole – M35-39
  • Ian Cardy – M55-59
  • Paige McLeod – F18-19
  • Megan Powell – F20-24
  • Laura Oudney – F30-34
  • Jessica Kaye – F40-44
  • Alison Purnell – F55-59
  • Jane Holmes – F65-69

🥈2nd U25 in the age group standard distance duathlon world champs! First ever ITU race and everything that could have possibly gone wrong… did. Stitch in the last 2 miles of the first run, awful mount and penalty for swearing at thus mount, confusion in the penalty boxes and then a stitch on the second run…🙈🙈🙈 we live and learn but I’m so happy to have held on to second place and I could feel that the legs were there… just need to sort out my hydration strategy! (And learn not to swear at the mount line). On another note I am SO proud of @_hugh.harris_ for absolutely smashing his race and becoming the world champion!!!! Whilst Hugh may argue he got me in to cycling/Tri, I argue that I dragged him along to these age group qualifiers etc… either way, the next challenge is for the two of us is to remain relatively sober before the medal ceremony this eve!!! 🥂💪🏻🥇🏆 huge thanks to mumma coach @mfpowell.66 for providing me with a brutal training schedule in the run up and being my inspiration in all that I do, thanks to @kingsaxc @kclcycling @kcltriathlon and @claphamchasers for being great training buddies and finally thanks to my sponsors @sundried and JLP/Waitrose for helping me fund the pain I like to put myself through! #highfivefyn #fyn2018 #duathlonworldchamps #runbikerun #coupleswhoracetogether

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BRONZE (9)

  • David Ardern – M55-59
  • Roy Flanagan – M60-64
  • Emily Burton – F18-19
  • Jess Williams – F25-29
  • Leah Walland – F35-39
  • Beth Wilmot – F40-44
  • Angela Joiner-Handy – F45-49
  • Jane Ritchie – F55-59
  • Elspeth Knott – F65-69