IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 in pictures: Age-Group champions

The final race in the 2022 UK and Ireland IRONMAN circuit took place on Sunday at IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth.

As was the case in 2021, this was an Age-Group only event, but there were still some familiar names and high quality winners topping the podium in Dorset.

Donald does it again

Can anything stop Donald Brooks? The 45-49 category is seemingly a race for second whenever he starts, and as was the case in Weymouth, athletes of of any age beating him is often an impossible task.

This year alone, he has won the European Championships over Sprint (Olsztyn) and Standard (Munich) distances. At British level, he’s won at Standard (Leeds), Sprint (Cardiff), Aquathlon (Eton) and Duathlon (Oulton Park), won the Long Course Weekend overall and probably a lot more that I’m not even aware of. Impressive consistency, and frequency, of racing.

Donald finished 1:22 clear of Lewis Donovan (18-24) on Sunday, who was also third overall recently at 70.3 Swansea. Third quickest overall was Will Grace (Endurance Hub Tri Team), who tops the M25-29 standings.

IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 Male winners (Donald Brooks, Lewis Donovan, Will Grace)- Photo Credit: Huw Fairclough
Photo Credit: Huw Fairclough for IRONMAN

Mum’s the word for Natalie

‘Back in the day’ under her maiden name of Barnard, Natalie Lawrence represented Great Britain internationally at Junior and U23 level. She later finished third in the Pro ranks at IRONMAN 70.3 Galway and in the same position at the Lisboa International, both in 2012.

Ten years on – and now married with four children – Natalie is still performing well. She was the quickest overall at IRONMAN 70.3 Egypt last year, and also won her F35-39 category earlier this season at IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca.

In Weymouth she finished 8:45 ahead of Mimi Carlton (F25-29) in second place, who in turn was less than a minute clear of Lucy Mapp in third. Lucy stepped up one place from her fourth overall last year, while also taking the F30-34 category win.

IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 Female winners (Natalie Lawrence, Mimi Carlton, Lucy Mann) - Photo Credit: Huw Fairclough
Photo Credit: Huw Fairclough for IRONMAN

With great thanks once again to Huw Fairclough  (www.huwfaircloughphotography.co.uk) / IRONMAN – we’ve got pictures from the post-race awards on Sunday of the podium finishers.

IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022: Age-Group winners

MALE

18-24: Lewis Donovan (GBR) – 4:12:33
25-29: Will Grace (GBR) – 4:16:54
30-34: Olivier Gerbron (FRA) – 4:32:41
35-39: Bjorn Thelin (SWE) – 4:36:17
40-44: Phil Murphy (GBR) – 4:31:41
45-49: Donald Brooks (GBR) – 4:11:10
50-54: Darren Orchard (GBR) – 4:37:52
55-59: Paul Slone (GBR) – 4:54:52
60-64: Dave Kelly (GBR) – 5:13:59
65-69: Martin Bragg (GBR) – 5:51:10
70-74: Chris Kennard (GBR) – 7:12:17

FEMALE

18-24: Francesca Ryde (GBR) – 4:55:57
25-29: Mimi Carlton (GBR) – 4:51:01
30-34: Lucy Mapp (GBR) – 4:51:47
35-39: Natalie Lawrence (GBR) – 4:42:16
40-44: Hannah Worth (GBR) – 5:04:37
45-49: Emma Caplan (GBR) – 5:05:06
50-54: Anita Howe (GBR) – 5:13:12
55-59: Juliet Vickery (GBR) – 5:33:34
60-64: Jane Wiley (GBR) – 5:53:53
65-69: Trycha Carling (GBR) – 7:24:45

Podium Pictures

IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
Physically Challenged – Georgie Fear
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
18-24
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
25-29
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
30-34
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
35-39
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
40-44
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
45-49
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
50-54
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
55-59
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
60-64
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
65-69
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
70-74
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
Top Tri Clubs
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
Mixed Relay Teams
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
Female Relay Teams
IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth 2022 podiums. Photo credit Huw Fairclough
Male Relay Teams
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