GB Age-Group Aquabike roundup from Transilvania
We are finally there… the last Great Britain Age-Group team medal roundup from the ETU Multisport European Championships Triathlon Festival from Târgu Mures, Transilvania. From the feedback I’ve had from athletes who competed across a range of the disciplines across the 10 days of competition,, the Târgu Mures organising committee in Romania did a great organisational job on what is a long and logistically complex organisation.
First added at ITU World Championship level in 2017 (Penticton), this was the second (Age-Group only) ETU Aquabike European Championships competition following the debut in Ibiza last year. The Aquabike event is held alongside the Middle Distance Triathlon on the final day (Sunday) of competition.
This format has been particularly popular with British athletes (and seemingly, few others in Europe…), with 88 of the 121 starters (73%) in GB colours, 12 from the home nation of Romania with Germany (six) the only other nation with more than three starters.
The result was 32 medals of which 13 were Gold.
Amy Pritchard continued her impressive record this year. The fourth fastest athlete overall – including all of the men – only one British male, Callum Lelliott, was quicker. Amy has now won Aquabike Age-Group Gold at all thee World Champs (Penticton 2017 / Fyn 2018 / Pontevedra 2019) and both of the European Championship events held.
The second quickest female overall was Melissa Dowell (50-54), who also retains her AG Gold from Ibiza.
In the 70-74 category, after Silver in the Aquathlon, Mike Smallwood‘s Aquabike Gold extends his record of the most ITU / ETU World & European Championships Age-Group medals by a British athlete to 31, of which 15 are Gold.
Check out all the reports and news from Târgu Mures on these links:
Târgu Mures ETU Aquabike European Championships – Sunday 7th July 2019
1.9km / 82km
FASTEST BRITISH AGE-GROUP ATHLETES OVERALL
1st – Callum Lelliott (20-24) – 2:40:33 – 2nd fastest AG athlete overall
2nd – Ben Redman (40-44) – 2:45:54
3rd – Richard Mostyn Jones (50-54) – 2:46:07
1st – Amy Pritchard (40-44) – 2:45:02 – fastest AG athlete overall
2nd – Melissa Dowell (50-54) – 2:51:49 – 2nd fastest AG athlete overall
3rd – Hilary Powell (40-44) – 2:55:31 – 4th fastest AG athlete overall
GB Age-Group Medals (32)
- Callum Lelliott – 20-24 Male AG
- Thomas James – 25-29 Male AG
- Jennie Stemp – 30-34 Female AG
- Lydia Adelin – 35-39 Female AG
- David Reeves – 35-39 Male AG
- Amy Pritchard – 40-44 Female AG
- Melissa Dowell – 50-54 Female AG
- Richard Mostyn Jones – 50-54 Male AG
- Andrea Nightingale – 55-59 Female AG
- Paul Donnelly – 55-59 Male AG
- Julia Hodkinson – 60-64 Female AG
- Catherine Williams – 70-74 Female AG
- Michael Smallwood – 70-74 Male AG
- India Woodruff – 20-24 Female AG
- Ben Kent – 20-24 Male AG
- Catherine Eames – 35-39 Female AG
- Hilary Powell – 40-44 Female AG
- Ben Redman – 40-44 Male AG
- Elizabeth Burgess – 45-49 Female AG
- Trevor Back – 50-54 Male AG
- Kerstin Mogull – 55-59 Female AG
- Mark Wilsher – 55-59 Male AG
- Theresa Frost – 60-64 Female AG
- Keith Everley – 60-64 Male AG
- Derek Bardsley – 65-69 Male AG
- Jessica Josselin – 35-39 Female AG
- Kate Sandford – 40-44 Female AG
- Anna Cullen – 45-49 Female AG
- Andrew Smith – 50-54 Male AG
- Adrian Feasby – 55-59 Male AG
- Joanna Lewis – 60-64 Female AG
- Richard Cooper – 60-64 Male AG
Huge Congratulations to TDC athlete Jessica Josselin for claiming the BRONZE medal yesterday in the 35-39yrs AG at the European Aquabike championships in Targu Romania. Enjoy the celebrations Jess we are a super proud team. #podium #proud #team #bronze #hardworkpaysoff #amazing pic.twitter.com/KOLs9IBRXs
— TEAMDILLON (@Teamdillon) July 9, 2019