GB Age-Group roundup from ETU Sprint Distance Champs
As I hope you will already have seen (click HERE if not!), there was British Elite success on Sunday in Kazan, Russia at the 2019 ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships, courtesy of Gordon Benson and Sam Dickinson.
The Age-Group races followed on Sunday and with the final results now published, I can now do our traditional ‘scores on the doors’ look at the British Age-Group team podium results.
First up, a quick look at the entries. The 410 starters were dominated by just two countries – and if you can take some good news from that, for a change the Brits were not even close to being the largest team. The home nation, Russia, provided 253 athletes, followed by Great Britain with 118 and then only Germany (15) in double figures. Thus, Russia and Great Britain in combination provided more than 90% of the starters between them.
Things aren’t quite as one-sided when looking at the medal table (below). Great Britain lead the way (31) with Russia next (25), those 56 medals accounting for 75% of the Gold / Silver / Bronze issued – but while they didn’t travel in large numbers, the 15 German athletes collected eight medals between them (and another three athletes finished fourth), while in total 10 nations made a podium appearance.
Last year in Glasgow, David Pearson (20-24) was the fifth fastest Age-Grouper overall and he matched that this time around. He had four other Brits finished ahead of him last year, but not this time, as he was the fastest Brit in Kazan. That was enough for him to move from Silver in 2018 to Gold in 2019 in his category.
The fastest British female athlete was Holly Dixon (20-24), who finished just one second ahead of Hayley Rigby (25-29). Only Maltese athlete Hannah Cutajar (25-29) was quicker than the British pair, finishing in 1:07:17.
Kazan ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships – Sunday 28th July 2019
750m / 20km / 5km
FASTEST BRITISH AGE-GROUP ATHLETES OVERALL
1st – David Pearson (20-24) – 1:01:12 – 5th fastest AG athlete overall
2nd – Mateusz Kolodziej (25-29) – 1:02:06
3rd – Andrew Martin (40-44) 1:02:41
1st – Holly Dixon (20-24) – 1:08:30 – 2nd fastest AG athlete overall
2nd – Hayley Rigby (25-29) – 1:08:31 – 3rd fastest AG athlete overall
3rd – Anna Larkins (30-34) – 1:09:24 – 5th fastest AG athlete overall
— Jon Cowell (@NaturalRunForm) July 29, 2019
GB Age-Group Medals (31)
- Emma Austin – 16-19 Female AG
- Zachary Taylor – 16-19 Male AG
- Holly Dixon – 20-24 Female AG
- David Pearson – 20-24 Male AG
- Anna Larkins – 30-34 Female AG
- Angela Wray – 35-39 Female AG
- Jane Eaton – 40-44 Female AG
- Mark Yeoman – 45-49 Male AG
- Karen Cole – 60-64 Female AG
- Stephen Williams – 65-69 Male AG
- Anne Fish – 70-74 Female AG
— Mark Yeoman (@TeamYeo) July 30, 2019
- Hayley Rigby – 25-29 Female AG
- Mateusz Kolodziej – 25-29 Male AG
- Tylisha Preston – 30-34 Female AG
- Andrew Martin – 40-44 Male AG
- Catherine Cooke – 45-49 Female AG
- James Cox – 45-49 Male AG
- Fay Barrington – 50-54 Female AG
- Kerstin Mogull – 55-59 Female AG
- Helen Evans – 60-64 Female AG
- Anne Witney – 65-69 Female AG
- Bachir Fakhouri – 75-79 Male AG
- Isabelle Rayner – 20-24 Female AG
- Matthew Finch – 40-44 Male AG
- Hilarie Maisie Johnston – 45-49 Female AG
- Pauline Foot – 50-54 Female AG
- Martin Heardman – 55-59 Male AG
- Tony Sawyer – 60-64 Male AG
- Josephine Parker – 65-69 Female AG
- Grayhame Fish – 70-74 Male AG
- Roderick Paton – 75-79 Male AG
Bronze medal 🥉 at the ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championship for AG 20-24!
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