Târgu Mures 2019: GB Age-Group medals, European Middle Distance Champs

Târgu Mures ETU Multisport European Championships Triathlon Festival

GB Age-Group Middle Distance Triathlon roundup from Transilvania

We’re almost there (!), with the busy schedule of events at the ETU Multisport European Championships Triathlon Festival from Târgu Mures, Transilvania.

A non-wetsuit swim and hot temperatures mades the ETU Middle Distance European Championships a challenge on Sunday, where the field of 283 Age-Group athletes included 168 Brits, 74 Romanian athletes and the remaining 41 athletes spread across 13 nations.

Those athlete collected a total of 41 medals, 12 of them Gold.

Check out all the reports and news from Târgu Mures on these links:

GB Age-Group Cross Triathlon European Champs medals
GB Age-Group Sprint Duathlon European Champs medals
GB Age-Group Cross Duathlon European Champs medals
GB Age-Group Standard Duathlon European Champs medals
GB Age-Group Aquathlon European Champs medals
Katrina Rye wins ETU Elite Middle Distance Triathlon Champs
GB Age-Group Middle Distance Triathlon European Champs medals
GB Age-Group Aquabike European Champs medals

Târgu Mures ETU Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships – Sunday 7th July 2019
1.9km / 82km / 20km



1st – Robert Harrison (45-49) – 4:13:21 – 9th overall
2nd – Giles Heaman (40-44) – 4:14:02 – 10th overall
3rd – Stephen Sharpe (45-49) – 4:15:45 – 11th overall


1st – Rebecca Goodwin (30-34) – 4:31:45 – 2nd fastest AG athlete overall
2nd – Beth Wilmot (40-44) – 4:36:38 – 3rd fastest AG athlete overall
3rd – Maria Powell (50-54) – 4:37:48 – 4th fastest AG athlete overall

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European Champion! 😱 What a day, I don’t think I’ve ever raced in such heat 🥵 Yesterday was the @european.triathlon.union Middle Distance Triathlon Championships in Targu Mures in Romania. It was that warm it was a non wetsuit swim which was a first for me in racing. I had an ok swim and then moved onto my favourite part, the bike 🤗 I loved the technical course and managed to secure the fastest female non elite bike leg of the day. I came off the bike in second place and then had to dig in for the run in 30 degree heat and managed to take first place and my first ever gold medal 🥇 As always it was a proud day for me to represent my country and I’ve loved my time in Romania 🇷🇴 It was a pleasure to race with friends and see them on the podium too 🙌🏻 📷 @matt_naylor1973 @leaball_ #triathlon #triathlontraining #triathlete #triathletes #triathletesofinsta #triathletesofig #swimbikerun #everydayistrainingday #trilife #run #running #runnersofinstagram #runnersofig #triathletelifestyle #triathletelife #thisgirlcan #iracelikeagirl #teamgbtriathlon #runninggirl #strongnotskinny

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GB Age-Group Medals (41)

GOLD (12)

  • Keely Mcniffe – 20-24 Female AG
  • Rebecca Goodwin – 30-34 Female AG
  • Victoria Randall – 35-39 Female AG
  • Beth Wilmot – 40-44 Female AG
  • Giles Heaman – 40-44 Male AG
  • Robert Harrison – 45-49 Male AG
  • Maria Powell – 50-54 Female AG
  • Alison Crellin – 55-59 Female AG
  • Mike Helland – 60-64 Male AG
  • Lesley Kernaghan – 65-69 Female AG
  • Anthony Fidow – 65-69 Male AG
  • Peter Simpson – 70-74 Male AG

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Gold medal Monday😀Have had a fantastic time in Romania, seen beautiful scenery, enjoyed the friendliness of the people, basked in very warm weather and cranked out a race I’m proud of. Pressure was on to follow @MeganPowell1708 and @HughHarr1s onto the podium. The race was all about pace management on a very hot day. The non-wetsuit swim was followed by an up and down, twisty turny bike course that took concentration, patience and strong legs. Lost my gel bottle early on so got round on flapjack and Tangfastics. Run was a head boiler, laps in a little village, we had great support and the organisers had plenty of water and sponges available. Stopped at every aid station to drink and douse myself with water and got round reasonably well. Delighted with the AG win and 4th AG lady overall. Huge thanks @andybtricoach @Walnut_Grove @bike_science @kimingleby @TeamFKPro @MeganPowell1708 @alltheteawithnoz @BADTri1 and our @BritTri team manager for finding order amongst almost chaos.

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  • Natalie Green – 20-24 Female AG
  • Zachary Cooper – 20-24 Male AG
  • Katie Ball – 25-29 Female AG
  • Rebecca Elliott – 30-34 Female AG
  • Saffron Pineger – 35-39 Female AG
  • Emma Bexson – 40-44 Female AG
  • Nigel Gaskin – 40-44 Male AG
  • Corinne Moss – 45-49 Female AG
  • Stephen Sharpe – 45-49 Male AG
  • Ceri Cook – 50-54 Female AG
  • Pete Eggleston – 50-54 Male AG
  • Stuart Veen – 55-59 Male AG
  • Anthony Bonham – 60-64 Male AG
  • Jenny Lawrie – 65-69 Female AG
  • Alexander Heron – 70-74 Male AG


  • Alice Davies – 20-24 Female AG
  • Cameron Craik – 20-24 Male AG
  • Brittany Tate – 25-29 Female AG
  • Claire Forbes – 30-34 Female AG
  • Matt Flinders – 30-34 Male AG
  • Toni Senior – 35-39 Female AG
  • Lara Newell – 40-44 Female AG
  • Marvin Reynolds – 40-44 Male AG
  • Kim Moss – 50-54 Female AG
  • Dave Smith – 50-54 Male AG
  • Kath Finn – 55-59 Female AG
  • Steve Hunt – 55-59 Male AG
  • Roland Shaw – 60-64 Male AG
  • Steve Bulman – 65-69 Male AG