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GB Age-Group medals: ETU Standard Distance Triathlon Champs – Tartu

Saturday's Tartu ETU Standard Distance European Triathlon Championships was something of a medal-fest for the British Age-Group team, who collected a huge haul of 51 medals in Estonia...

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British athletes win 19 ETU Standard Distance Championship Gold medals

The presentation for the ETU Triathlon European Championships (Standard Distance) will have had a very red, white and blue feel to it, with the British Age-Group team securing a huge haul of 51 medals in Tartu, Estonia on Saturday.

In total, the 278 strong team – almost exactly 50% of the field – won 19 of the 27 Gold medals awarded (70%) and filled 68% of the podium slots.

The British men provided the fastest six finishers overall, headed by Donald Brooks (40-44), who dominated his category by almost six and half minutes, retaining the championship he won last year in Kitzbuhel. He also won the 40-44 World Championships in Rotterdam last year.

The fastest overall female was also British, that honour going to Alison Mackenzie (30-34). That – we believe (?) – was her first GB Age-Group representation. Some way to start.

In the M70-74 division, Silver for Michael Smallwood (a former ERDINGER Athlete of the Month) represented his 25th ETU/ITU medal – that is a record for British Age-Group athletes. They don’t come easy just because you are ‘older’ either. Michael had a tough battle with long-term rival Klaus Kübler (AUT), who managed to chase him down on the run to take the Gold. For perspective, the Bronze medallist was almost 23 minutes behind Michael. He’ll be after medal #26 in a few weeks time in Glasgow over the Standard Distance.

Overall Age-Group Men

1st – Donald Brooks (GBR) – 1:50:41 (40-44)
2nd – Oliver Crossley (GBR) – 1:51:38 (25-29)
3rd – Daniel Jenkin (GBR) – 1:52:25 (30-34)
4th – Jack Bristow (GBR) – 1:54:53 (20-24)
5th – Finn Johnson (GBR) – 1:55:08 (25-29)

Overall Age-Group Women

1st – Alison Mackenzie (GBR) – 2:04:44 (30-34)
2nd – Kristelle Congi (FRA) – 2:05:20 (25-29)
3rd – Jazmin Rogers (GBR) – 2:07:37 (30-34)
4th – Hannah Pace (MLT) – 2:07:53 (25-29)
5th – Claire Danson (GBR) – 2:08:25 (25-29)

Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships – Saturday 21st July 2018
Age-Group Standard Distance – 1.5km / 40km / 10km

British Triathlon Age-Group Medals (51)

GOLD (19)

  • Kiera Tippett 18-19 Female AG
  • Lucy Davies 20-24 Female AG
  • Alison Mackenzie 30-34 Female AG
  • Leah Walland 35-39 Female AG
  • Karen Murphy 50-54 Female AG
  • Alex Le Bek 55-59 Female AG
  • Penny Rother 60-64 Female AG
  • Lesley Kernaghan 65-69 Female AG
  • Peggy Crome 75-79 Female AG
  • Jonathan Jackson 18-19 Male AG
  • Jack Bristow 20-24 Male AG
  • Oliver Crossley 25-29 Male AG
  • Daniel Jenkin 30-34 Male AG
  • Donald Brooks 40-44 Male AG
  • Martin Jessup 45-49 Male AG
  • Andy Bourne 55-59 Male AG
  • Chris Goulden 60-64 Male AG
  • Stephen Williams 65-69 Male AG
  • Don Shotton 75-79 Male AG

SILVER (17)

  • Rosie Weston 20-24 Female AG
  • Jazmin Rogers 30-34 Female AG
  • Rachel Wiseman 35-39 Female AG
  • Candice Heys 40-44 Female AG
  • Anita Howe 45-49 Female AG
  • Barbara Holmes 55-59 Female AG
  • Jane Bell 60-64 Female AG
  • Christine Glew 65-69 Female AG
  • Anne Fish 70-74 Female AG
  • Forbes Jackson 18-19 Male AG
  • William Grace 20-24 Male AG
  • Finn Johnson 25-29 Male AG
  • Timothy Fletcher 40-44 Male AG
  • Peter Goodfellow 45-49 Male AG
  • Dean Culshaw 65-69 Male AG
  • Michael Smallwood 70-74 Male AG
  • Nigel Dimmock 75-79 Male AG

BRONZE (15)

  • Claire Danson 25-29 Female AG
  • Rebecca Goodwin 30-34 Female AG
  • Rachel Collins 35-39 Female AG
  • Louise Croxson 40-44 Female AG
  • Lena Poulton 45-49 Female AG
  • Traci Shipley 50-54 Female AG
  • Deborah Lloyd 55-59 Female AG
  • Linda Russell-Bond 60-64 Female AG
  • Sandra Abrams 70-74 Female AG
  • Isaac Hulse 18-19 Male AG
  • James Briscoe 20-24 Male AG
  • Simon Fawcett 45-49 Male AG
  • Robert Pettingell 55-59 Male AG
  • Alexander Graham Whyte 60-64 Male AG
  • John Weller 70-74 Male AG
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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