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The (UK) Weekend Roundup: 13-14 April 2019

With an increasingly busy domestic calendar, check out all the results in the Weekend Roundup - UK edition - headlined by the Stockton Duathlon Festival

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Beau Smith, Jenni Muston take top honours at the Stockton Duathlon Festival

Having covered the overseas racing of interest over the weekend HERE, we now take a closer look at the results and action from the domestic scene over the weekend.

A fairly even balance between Duathlon and Triathlon events this week, but we’ll start with a run-bike-run event which took top billing in terms of status (and even some prize money), based at Stockton Riverside.

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DOMESTIC RACING

The big race of the weekend domestically was the Stockton Duathlon Festival from TriHard Events. An ITU World Championship Age-Group qualifier for 2020 over both Sprint (Draft Legal) and Standard (Non Drafting) formats, the Standard distance race also provided £500 / £300 / £200 prize money for the first three Male and Female athletes.

Close racing in the Men’s race – check out the finish photo below – where Beau Smith gave up a minute over the opening 10km to Ian Lawton, but then clearly got his pacing and execution spot on, by running the fastest closing 5km to take the win by just five seconds. Smith and Lawton had a great battle, finishing a full three and a half minutes ahead of third placed Daniel Jenkin.

Wakefield Triathlon Club’s Jenni Muston set the fastest opening 10km and then lead all the way to the finish line, taking victory by almost two and a half minutes over Rachel Brown. Venda Louise Pollock (Alnwick Tri) used her cycling prowess – more than three minutes quick than anyone else – to take third place, just eight seconds behind Brown.

STANDARD (RESULTS)

MEN

1st – Beau Smith – 1:44:26
2nd – Ian Lawton (Limitless Triathlon Coaching) – 1:44:31
3rd – Daniel Jenkin (RedVenom.co.uk) – 1:48:02

WOMEN

1st – Jenni Muston (Wakefield Tri Club) – 2:09:06
2nd – Rachel Brown – 2:11:34
3rd – Venda Pollock (Alnwick Tri) – 2:11:42

SPRINT (RESULTS)

MEN

1st – Rodger Wilkins (Racepace) – 56:42
2nd – Blair Fullerton-Logie – 57:22
3rd – Dan Tate (Selby Striders) – 57:31

WOMEN

1st – Stephanie Maclean Dann (North Shields Poly AC) – 1:03:48
2nd – Sarah Seymour (Muckle Tri) – 1:03:57
3rd – Hannah Mattinson (University of Exeter) – 1:04:49

We’ve got an extended report and images from the Harlech Triathlon & Duathlon coming soon, where in North Wales the Sprint triathlon champions were Tom Garbett (Total Tri Training) and Helen Marshal (INTR Tri), with the Duathlon going to Sion-Kelly Williams (GOG Triathlon) and Becky Lewis.

Harlech Triathlon 2019
Harlech Triathlon 2019

Also in Wales, the Cosmeston Duathlon saw a win for Richard Wilder – the same Richard who was beaten by just one second recently at the NEWTCracker Triathlon. Hayley Griffiths was the women’s champion at Cosmeston.

Sticking with the Welsh theme, Liam Lloyd (Cycle Specific) crushed the field at the Amman Valley Sprint Triathlon by almost five and half minutes, where Jasmine Bowyer (Bynea CC) was the women’s winner, just over a minute clear of Elizabeth John.

Carl Shaw (Race Hub) must be one of the most consistent and top performing Age-Group athletes on the domestic scene over the past decade or more – and that’s before considering the medals he has also won as a Paratriathlon Guide. He added victory at the Skipton Triathlon on Sunday (by a full three minutes), to success a fortnight ago at the East Leake Triathlon. Brit Tate (Leeds & Bradford Tri Club) was equally dominant in winning the women’s race in Skipton.

Carl’s Race Hub team mate, Duncan Shea-Simonds, was among the winners at the Northamptonshire-based Battlefield Duathlon event. He won the Standard distance race, where Sarah Ashcroft (Northants Tri) was the women’s winner.

The Middle Distance (20km / 76km / 10km) event went to Graham Rands and Kate Morris, with the Sprint (5km / 19km / 5km) going to Tom Greeves (Rugby Tri Club) and Lindsay Scott (Northants Tri).

Check out the results from (almost!) all of the UK multisport events on the links below:

UK Triathlon Results

  • Harlech TriathlonRESULTS
  • Skipton TriathlonRESULTS
  • (Isle of) Wight Tri Sprint Triathlon – TBC
  • Ponteland TriathlonRESULTS
  • Amman Valley Sprint TriathlonRESULTS
  • Peterhead TriathlonRESULTS
  • Osprey Sprint TriathlonRESULTS
  • West Lancs Sprint TriathlonRESULTS
  • Galashiels Sprint TriathlonRESULTS

UK Duathlon Results

  • Bath Duathlon (Adults & Kids) – RESULTS
  • Newbury DuathlonRESULTS
  • Harlech DuathlonRESULTS
  • Maidstone Duathlon (Sprint & Standard)RESULTS
  • Battlefield Duathlon (Sprint, Standard & Middle)RESULTS
  • Cosmeston DuathlonRESULTS
  • Hereford DuathlonRESULTS
  • Poynton Spring Sprint DuathlonRESULTS

UK Aquathlon Results

  • Kingfisher AquathlonRESULTS
  • Crediton Junior AquathlonRESULTS
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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