IRONMAN UK 2021 in pictures: Age-Group champions and winners

The 2021 Age-Group champions from the 12th edition of IRONMAN UK in Bolton, where Kate Corcoran and John Thelwell were the quickest amateurs

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Who were the speedy amateur athletes at IRONMAN UK, Bolton, on Sunday? Here they are in pictures.

Sunday’s race saw a fantastic marathon comeback for Joe Skipper and another dominant display from Katrina Matthews to take the Professional race honours. You can find our more in our report and also our photo gallery.

Here, we focus upon the top performing age-group athletes. This includes, with great thanks once again to  Huw Fairclough ( IRONMAN, pictures from the awards collection on Monday.

Unlike previous years, due to COVID restrictions, there were no podium awards in the usual manner, rather a time period within which the athletes could collect their trophies. Consequently, individual athlete photos rather than the complete podium this year. Hopefully we’ll be back to normal service in 12 months’ time.


IRONMAN UK Bolton 2021: Fastest Age-Group athletes


1st – Kate Corcoran (GBR) – 11:07:53 – (40-44)
2nd – Edwina Hartwell (GBR) – 11:31:45 – (35-39)
3rd – Nerys Jones (GBR) – 11:33:21 – (35-39)
4th – Taryn Roberts (GBR) – 11:58:23 – (30-34)
5th – Jenny Evans-Hill (GBR) – 12:18:13 – (35-39)


1st – John Thelwell (GBR) – 9:17:41 – (35-39)
2nd – Fraser Minnican (GBR) – 9:37:47 – (25-29)
3rd – Tom Rigby (GBR) – 9:42:41 – (30-34)
4th – Brian Fogarty (GBR) – 9:45:24 – (35-39)
5th – Tony Cullen (GBR) – 9:54:31 – (45-49)

IRONMAN UK, Bolton 2021: Age-Group winners


18-24: Rosie Walsh (GBR) – 13:15:05
25-29: Ella Pearce (GBR) – 12:46:52
30-34: Taryn Roberts (GBR) – 11:58:23
35-39: Edwina Hartwell (GBR) – 11:31:45
40-44: Kate Corcoran (GBR) – 11:07:53
45-49: Mary Thorneloe (GBR) – 12:25:46
50-54: Emma-Jane Bradfield (GBR) – 12:50:38
55-59: Jenny Holden (IRL) – 12:54:45
60-64: Jane Pennington (GBR) – 15:55:57


18-24: Oscar Williamson (GBR) – 11:34:02
25-29: Fraser Minnican (GBR) – 9:37:47
30-34: Tom Rigby (GBR) – 9:42:41
35-39: John Thelwell (GBR) – 9:17:41
40-44: Tom Robertson (GBR) – 10:19:21
45-49: Tony Cullen (GBR) – 9:54:31
50-54: Mark Robson (GBR) – 10:53:31
55-59: Ed Nicoll (GBR) – 12:09:26
60-64: Quin Beach (GBR) – 11:58:17
65-69: Nick Hewitt (GBR) – 12:40:36

Winners in pictures

Note (!) – I am missing a small number winners, having tried to match up the images with the results. So, apologies for that… but it is not because you are being ignored! If that’s you (Rosie Walsh, Tom Robertson and Ed Nicoll), then please do contact me via if you have an image for me to include, as if we can complete the set below, my slight OCD tendencies will be very happy!

And with that, congratulations to your IRONMAN UK 2021 Age-Group champions:

Ella Pearce (25-29)
Taryn Roberts (30-34)
Edwina Hartwell (35-39)
Kate Corcoran (40-44)
Mary Thorneloe (45-49)
Emma-Jane Bradfield (50-54)
Jenny Holden (55-59)
Jane Pennington (60-64)
Oscar Williamson (18-24)
Fraser Minnican (25-29)
Tom Rigby (30-34)
John Thelwell (35-39)
Tony Cullen (45-49)
Mark Robson (50-54)
Quin Beach (60-64)
Nick Hewitt (65-69)

John Levison
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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.


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