Which Brits collected trophies in Samorin?
As well as a fine Pro race (report HERE), Age-Group racing at The Championship was very competitive on Sunday and, I predict, will continue to get even tougher over the next couple of years as awareness of this gem of a race increased.
Several British names, including Kona podium finishers and ITU / ETU Champions were attracted to Slovakia this year, which resulted in a total of 11 British athletes stepping on to the podium on Sunday evening at the prize presentation.
For more details on the race, visit www.thechampionship.de.
The Championship, Samorin, Slovakia – Sunday 3rd June 2018
1.9km / 90km / 21.1km
BRITISH AGE-GROUP PODIUMS
1st – F25-29 – Ruth Purbrook – 4:35:15
1st – F30-34 – Laura Fidler – 4:43:27
2nd – F30-34 – Tara Grosvenor – 4:44:26
2nd – F45-49 – Jane Hansom – 5:00:13
3rd – F55-59 – Valerie Place – 5:32:49
2nd – M25-29 – Josh Holman – 4:08:56
1st – M35-39 – Chris Standidge – 4:06:16
1st – M40-44 – Mark Livesey – 4:13:14
2nd – M40-44 – Tony Cullen – 4:17:59
1st – M65-69 – David Patten – 5:11:38
3rd – M70-74 – Michael Winstanley – 7:01:03
Not the overall win or pb I was looking for, but on a day where the legs just didn’t show up to play ball pretty bloody happy with 2nd AG and 1st 25-29. Now for the fun part!!#afterparty #podiumparty #challengechamps #samorin #smashfest #hadatoughday pic.twitter.com/auWmTpAXJW
— Ruth Purbrook (@Rastle50) June 3, 2018
Always great seeing this awesome lady @JaneHansom at @Challenge_Famil. I will be discussing the organisation and quality of this race on my next podcast. I've done many races over the last 20yrs and this is a top 5 on my list. Thanks @JamesMitchell5 for the great image. pic.twitter.com/Quv91U5oYl
— Mark Livesey (@MarkLiveseyTri) June 4, 2018
— Valerie Place (@place_val) June 4, 2018