TRI247
Search
shop

IRONMAN UK 2018: Age-Group champions and impressive performances

As always, some impressive performances in amongst the Age-Group field at IRONMAN UK. A look here at the fastest amateur athletes and category champions from Bolton 2018

Chief Correspondent
Last updated -
SHOP

Who were the speedy amateur athletes at IRONMAN UK Bolton on Sunday?

We’ve reported on the Pro’s separately (HERE), – but how did the Age-Groupers get on Sunday at IRONMAN UK? in many cases, exceptionally…

As you’ll now doubt be aware (details HERE), the 2018 edition of the race in Bolton featured a 95-mile rather than 112-mile bike course, the result of enforced changes due to the recent and ongoing fires wildfires in the region. Thus, any comparison of overall times is meaningless to previous years… but here, were are interested in positions.

Starting with the women, the fastest Age-Group athlete overall – and she almost lead the entire day, with the second fastest swim time – was Rebecca Rimmington. Now if that names sounds familiar, ‘Bex’ was selected earlier this year as one of the four athletes on the inaugural Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team. This was also her first Ironman start – and she will now be relieved that the faith that the Zwift team put in their ‘wild card’ selection has been proven a good one. Bex also hosted one of out TRI247 Workout Series Wednesday rides.

The fastest Age-Group male this year was Neil Eddy. Neil had a great race earlier this year at IRONMAN Lanzarote, but even finishing with a 2:52 marathon that day was not enough to secure his Kona slot. No such worries now, he is going back to Hawaii again. The second fastest Age-Group male was Robert Drake, who finished just 3:05 behind Neil. With both in the same category, second overall also means ‘only’ (!) second in Age-Group for Robert.

Here are the overall top five AG times, followed by all of the category winners.

Advertisement

IRONMAN UK Bolton 2018: Fastest Age-Group athletes

FEMALE

1st – Rebecca Rimmington (35-39) – 9:53:19 (GBR)
2nd – Claire Walton (30-34) – 10:01:52 (GBR)
3rd – Lucy Woodward (40-44) – 10:10;44 (GBR)
4th – Connie Seiboth (30-34) – 10:11:17 (GER)
5th – Ewa Mitka (35-39) – 10:13:15 (POL)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlSlKDOB1RY/

MALE

1st – Neil Eddy (30-34) – 8:22:25 (GBR)
2nd – Robert Drake (30-34) – 8:25:31 (GBR)
3rd – Michael McCarron (35-39) – 8:37:56 (IRL)
4th – Bart Mathys (40-44) – 8:46:30 (BEL)
5th – Lewis Eccleston (25-29) – 8:47:08 (GBR)

https://twitter.com/robertdraketri/status/1018837611442589697

Advertisement

IRONMAN UK Bolton 2018: Age-Group winners

FEMALE

18-24: Shannon Scovel (USA) – 12:24:40
25-29: Lucinda Ann Jukes (GBR) – 10:42:37
30-34: Claire Walton (GBR) – 10:01:51
35-39: Rebecca Rimmington (GBR) – 9:53:19
40-44: Lucy Woodward (GBR) – 10:10:44
45-49: Cathy Berry (GBR) – 10:39:40
50-54: Catherine Parkinson (GBR) – 12:08:26
55-59: Siobhan Kennedy (IRL) – 11:23:09
60-64: Grace Plager (USA) – 12:29;54
65-69: Janet Watson (GBR) – 14:37:22

MALE

18-24: Dan Fisher (GBR) – 9:44:00
25-29: Lewis Eccleston (GBR) – 8:47:08
30-34: Neil Eddy (GBR) – 8:22:25
35-39: Michael McCarron (IRL) – 8:37:56
40-44: Bart Mathys (BEL) – 8:46:30
45-49: Marc Laithwaite (GBR) – 09:09:24
50-54: Jim Burdett (GBR) – 915:27
55-59: Mark Davis (GBR) – 9:34:34
60-64: Christian Meuser (BEL) – 10:30:53
65-69: Richard Tout (GBR) – 11:34:45
70-74: Roger Day (GBR) – 14:25:50

John Levison
Written by
John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

THE SBRX Show

In episode 1 of our new SBRX Show we sit down with ultra runners and coaches Kim and Jayson Cavill to get their take on the Barkley Marathons and triathlon & trail running gear reviews, training tips and more
Discover more
Sumarpo vanguard vs Zone 3 Vanquish X triathlon wetsuits
ZONE3 Vanquish X wetsuit vs Sumarpo Vanguard wetsuit – how do these triathlon wetsuits match up?
Essential Beginner's Triathlon Gear & KIt
Triathlon gear for beginners: essential kit for getting started
open water swimming Sumarpo wetsuit
How to improve swimming endurance – PRO tips to help you swim further in open water
sumarpo triathlon swimming wetsuit
Wetsuit buying guide – How to choose the best wetsuit for triathlon, open water swimming, SwimRun and cold water
Aviles Duathlon
What is a duathlon? Beginner’s guide to distances, training plans and kit
latest News
Braden Currie wins IRONMAN Cairns 2019
Long course triathlon legend looking to kickstart season on happy hunting grounds in Cairns
lionel sanders wins oceanside 2024 [Photo credit: Donald Miralle / IRONMAN]
Lionel Sanders set for triathlon return after being announced on start list for event he loves
Georgia Bell pictured at the World Duathlon Championship in Ibiza in 2023.
Former age-group triathlon star wins European Athletics silver medal in Rome
Hy-Vee Triathlon Elite Cup 2009 Sprint Finish
The best triathlon sprint finishes – Top five most epic race endings
Sam Long and Mathis Margirier shake hands after a battle on the run.
Sam Long makes JUDGEMENT CALL on season plans after ‘temptation’ of IRONMAN World Championship in Kona
triathlon on your terms
Never miss out with our triathlon alerts & digest. Get a dose of adventure & inspiration with Boundless.
Invalid email address
The SBRX Group

Proudly elevating endurance sports through content, products & services

SBRX
RUN247
GET RACE READY - SHOP WITH SBRX
Share to...