Whether you were in racing action yourself or putting in some Easter weekend training, the chances are – in the UK at least – you probably had some great weather to do it in. I was certainly out on the bike for four consecutive days, that’s for sure!
Having previewed the racing action last week, let’s roundup how it all went…
A relatively quiet weekend on the international front, with the Cannes International Triathlon arguably taking the headlines on the French Riviera. We’ve already got a separate report up on that one (HERE), where Cameron Wurf (AUS) and Camilla Pedersen (DEN) topped the podium, with Great Britain’s Tim Don taking second place. Good to see him back with a strong result after a frustrating mechanical-impacted DNF at IRONMAN South Africa.
From one multiple British World Champion to another – and this time it was another win for the current XTERRA and ITU Cross Triathlon champ, Lesley Paterson, at XTERRA Greece. There a cracking video recap of the Vouliagmeni race I’ve posted up HERE. Kudos to XTERRA and the race organisers for turning that around so quickly. The men’s race was a battle between to French athletes called Arthur… with Arthur Serrieres finally getting the better of Arthur Forissier.
The Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup in Barbados saw Ben Kanute (USA) continue to show his versatility, consistency and willingness to race any distance and any format, by taking the win over the draft-legal sprint distance format. Whether it’s Super League, ITU, Mixed Relay or IRONMAN 70.3, Kanute always puts in a strong performance.
Matthew Wright who we mentioned in the preview – who has spent plenty of time in the UK – got to sleep in his own bed the race was so local, and put together a good performance to finish fifth.
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5th for me today in homeland @worldtriathlon #BridgetownCAMTRICup. Shout out to all my Bajans for the messages, cheers, shouts, screams, hugs and kisses. Had grown men feeling sweeter than Sorrel at Christmas. Got 120% out of me. Huge thanks to @246bfit and all the volunteers for once again putting on one of the best races this side of the globe! . . . #Barbados #Triathlon #Triathlete #SwimBikeRun #TeamBarbados #OlympicJourney #TrailtoTokyo #Tokyo2020
The race saw a Team USA double as Megan Foley – another athlete who has race in Super League Triathlon – took the win with the fastest run of the day. That was her first ITU victory – full results HERE.
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The Easter bunny was kind to me yesterday. First win and feeling all the feels. Thanks to @triathlongold who knew I could get here from the start, my support at home @death.haiku, and all the peeps (Easter joke) who’ve sent messages over the past day. You guys are awesome. There was lots of hard work put in before this moment, and I’m excited for more. #ontothenextone 📷 Alison Ince Photography
Up in Scotland the Stirling Duathlon once again hosted the Scottish National Duathlon Championships – and as with Cannes and Greece, we’ve already got a separate report up on that one HERE. Ewan Brown and Alison McKenzie took the honours there, with the event also hosting the Scottish Student Duathlon Championships over the Sprint Distance. The winners of that were Cameron Main (Moray Firth Triathlon Club) and Eilidh Thomson (Edinburgh University Triathlon Club). Full results HERE.
Fantastic afternoon for the squad at @ScotStuSport duathlon champs right on @StirUni campus. Men’s event:🥇 @cameronmain_4 🥈Tom Hug. Woman’s:🥉@ailsabeck. Teams overall 🥇 Mens 🥉 Womans. #bleedgreen pic.twitter.com/IOtw6XdBSH
— University Of Stirling Performance Triathlon (@stirlinghptri) April 21, 2019
While Lesley Paterson was winning XTERRA Greece, the TrailX Easter Duathlon saw the current ITU Cross Triathlon World Silver medallist, Nicole Walters, also taking victory ahead of next week’s championship race in Pontevedra, Spain. Not only did Nicole win the Duathlon on Saturday, but on Sunday she raced (and won) the women’s Elite division at the SouthernXC MTB Series.
The men’s duathlon saw Jon Pybus prevent a husband and wife double, by pushing Doug Hall into second place. Full results HERE. Oh, and as with XTERRA Greece, the off-road crew are quick to turn around an impressive video!
Highlights from our Easter Duathlon. Thank you to everyone who made the day so much fun. See you next time!#TrailX #EasterDuathlon #EventrexVideo by: Carel Du Plessis
Posted by TrailX UK – Off Road Multisport and Running Events on Saturday, April 20, 2019
Here’s a quick roundup of the results of the weekend results we can find:
- Clitheroe Pool Triathlon – RESULTS – Daniel Mcparland (Tri Preston) and Erica Booth (Horwich Tri Club)
- Epworth Early Triathlon – RESULTS – Ian Preston (T3) and Rebecca Kirvan-Rodgers (Real Fitness Racing Team) earned narrow wins.
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Great afternoon at the #torbaytriathlon the weather couldn’t have been better although it was a bit 🥵on the run. . Fantastic to have the #family to support and cheer me on and to share the podium with @benomantriathlete . . #triathlete #racing #winning #velopark . #TORQFuelled #Unbonkable #craighobsonsportstherapy #FeltFamily #RideSchwalbe #FenwicksBike #FibraxControl #Lezyne #GoFurtherGoYonda #ScimitarClothing #GiroAeroheadsMIPS #AeroheadsMIPS #ZippSpeed #MakingYouFaster #ismseat #yourbikeridemadebetter #changingthecultureofcycling @TORQFitness @hot2handle451 @feltbicyclesuk @schwalbetyresuk @fenwicksbike @fibraxuk @lezyneusa @YondaSports @scimitarsportshq @GiroSportDesignUK @zippspeed @ISMSaddles
- Torbay Spring Triathlon – RESULTS – Donald Brooks and Katy Yardley took top spots
- Hampton Pool Sprint Triathlon (Monday) – RESULTS – Mark Yeoman (Viceroys Triathon Club) and Victoria Miller (BAD Tri)
What a great morning for our Sprint Triathlon @HamptonPool 😊 Massive well done to all our competitors! And thank you to all our awesome marshals! 👌🏻 Photos and results will be sent out later on this afternoon! @BritTri @ViceroysTri @KingfisherTri @TriEng_London @TriEngland pic.twitter.com/o6fqvwoeVe
— First Stride Events (@1ststrideevents) April 22, 2019
- Hillingdon Duathlon Series #1 (Monday) – Patrick Brown and Antonia Klein were clear winners at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit
- MK City Trail Duathlon – RESULTS – from the three distance options
- Gravesend Cyclopark Easter Duathlon – RESULTS – another race with three distances!
- Carew Airfield Junior Duathlon – NO RESULTS YET
- Portsmouth Duathlon Series – RESULTS – Neil Collins and Kelly Stokes
Wow, what a great day at the MK City Duathlon!
Well done to all that took part in tough conditions! ☀️☀️☀️
Thanks to all our fantastic marshals and volunteers. 👏👏👏
Huge thanks to our sponsors and partners. pic.twitter.com/nzpMfQGdH6
— BigCow events (@BigCowevents1) April 21, 2019