Alice Hector & Romain Guillaume win Volcano Triathlon, Lanzarote

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Former champions win again at Club La Santa

Scorching conditions welcomed 500 athletes to “the oldest international triathlon in Spain”.

She won last year – and she’s done it again – congratulations to Alice Hector on winning the 34th edition of the Volcano Triathlon.

Fourth out of the water, and two minutes down on early leader Sara Pérez Sala (ESP), Hector battled back on the bike (something that will please her in what, historically, was a relative weakness of the former Age-Group World Champion), before dominating on the run to earn a win by more than three minutes.  With the race under control, hopefully that also means saving a bit of energy for her bigger goal, Challenge Lisboa next weekend.

Alice Hector receives her medal from Volcano Triathlon Race Director Kenneth Gasque
Alice Hector receives her medal from Volcano Triathlon Race Director Kenneth Gasque (Picture – James Mitchell)

Plenty of other familiar British names in the top ten too – including Bella Bayliss in sixth place. She’s still clearly keeping fit and busy while coach at the nearby Sands Beach Resort!

The men’s race was won by BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team member, Romain Guillaume, who was also the winner here three years ago. Guillaume and Martijn Dekker (NED) battled through much of the race, coming into T2 together. There wasn’t too much in it during the run either, but the Frenchman came out on top by 15 seconds, as he prepares to return for IRONMAN Lanzarote. He won both races in 2014. Could this be a good omen?

Good news for Brit Colin Norris, who completed the podium spots after a very speedy run saw him gain significant ground.

34th Volcano Triathlon, Club La Santa, Lanzarote – Saturday 29th April 2017
1.5km / 40km / 10km 

Top-10 – Pro Male

1) Romain Guillaume, FRA (#3) – 1:52:59 (swim 18:04, bike 58:04, run 33:50)
2) Martijn Dekker, NL (#5) – 1:53:14 (swim 17:38, bike 58:26, run 34:10)
3) Colin Norris, GBR (#7) – 1:57:08 (swim 19:17, bike 01:01:04, run 33:18)
4) Raul Lecuona-Gil-Goldan, ESP (#2) – 1:58:01 (swim 17:59, bike 01:00:39, run 36:02)
5) Fabian Günther, GER (#280) – 1:58:21 (swim 19:46, bike 01:00:11, run 00:35:29)
6) Filip Van Craenenbroeck, BEL (#4) – 1:59:03 (swim 18:24, bike 01:00:24, run 37:20
7) David Arteaga Jerez, ESP (#6) – 1:59:40 (swim 19:21, bike 01:00:53, run 36:24)
8) Søren Selvejer, DEN (#351) – 1:59:44 (swim 19:40, bike 00:58:01, run 38:46)
9) Gabriele La Loggia, ESP (#21) – 2:00:15 (Swim 19:02, bike 01:02:07, run 35:53)
10) Nicholas Ward Muñoz, GBR (#11) – 2:00:48 (swim 20:45, bike 01:01:52, run 34:41)

Volcano Triathlon 2017 Men's Podium
Volcano Triathlon 2017 Men’s Podium (Picture – James Mitchell)

Top-10 – Pro Female

1) Alice Hector, GBR (#381) – 02:03:03 (swim 20:01, bike 01:04:08, run 35:54)
2) Sara Pérez Sala, ESP (#474) – 02:06:48 (swim 18:04, bike 01:06:34, run 38:56)
3) Delioma Gonzalez, ESP (#470) – 02:07:43 (swim 19:29, bike 01:09:29, run 35:46)
4) Alexandra Tondeur, BEL (#383) – 02:12:11 (swim 21:23, bike 01:06:21, run 40:51)
5) Corinne Abraham, GBR (#465) – 02:13:17 (swim 21:29, bike 01:10:32, run 37:56)
6) Bella Bayliss, GBR (#478) – 02:13:45 (swim 22:48, bike 01:08:01, run 39:09)
7) Saleta Castro, ESP (#382) – 02:14:47 (swim 20:41, bike 01:09:51, run 40:46)
8) Alison Rowatt, GBR (#489) – 02:17:10 (swim 23:54, bike 01:11:32, run 37:19)
9) Dacil Hernandez, ESP (#384) – 02:19:21 (swim 21:56, bike 01:15:06, run 38:29)
10) Lucy Biddlestone, GBR (#386) – 02:20:07 (swim 24:46, bike 01:11:28, run 39:47)

A familiar face was promoting this years race – Richard Hobson was racing for the 28th time! We are not sure yet, whether his very talented son beat ‘Dad’ or not!

Team Hobson at the Volcano Triathlon 2017
Team Hobson at the Volcano Triathlon 2017 (Picture – James Mitchell)

Richard Hobson Volcano Triathlon