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The Weekend Roundup: 23-24 March 2019

Bali, Spain, Greece, Taiwan, Philippines, Nottingham, Glasgow, Portsmouth, London, Wombourne and more - check out the weekend roundup of racing action

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After an extensive weekend preview on Thursday, how did the weekend racing pan out? Let’s get to it with the weekend roundup

INTERNATIONAL RACES

The Huelva ETU Triathlon European Cup in Spain saw some strong results from a British perspective, headlined by a big win for Barclay Izzard, backed up with third place for Ben Dijkstra. I’ve put together an extended report on that one (HERE), which also includes link to the full live broadcast which you can (re)watch if you want. Just a shame we didn’t find out in advance that it was available to watch live!

Over in Bali, Indonesia athletes were in search of the ‘Golden tickets’ to the Super League Triathlon Championship series.

Ryan Fisher (AUS) and Sandra Dodet (FRA) dominated, winning on both days over the Equalizer and Enduro formats. The competition to get one of the top three automatic places was tough, reflected by reigning ETU Triathlon European Champion, Pierre Le Corre (FRA), just missing out in fourth. Oliver Turner (JEY) ended up 12th, with Connor Henderson (GBR) 17th.

Results summary from Bali is here: MEN | WOMEN.

The two M-Dot races were IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan (won by Bradley Weiss (RSA) and Sarah Crowley (AUS)), and IRONMAN 70.3 Davao, Philippines (won by Markus Rolli (GER) and Radka Kahlefeldt (CZE)).  Results: Taiwan | Davao.

Brits Keith Murray (40-44) and Matt Ryley (50-54) both took second place Age-Group finishes in Taiwan. In Davao, Thomas Elliott (1st, 35-39), Benjamin Crookenden (2nd, 40-44) and Thomas McInnes (1st, 55-59) added further British Age-Group podiums.

The first edition of Powerman Greece was won by Seppe Odeyn (BEL) and Melanie Maurer (SUI).

DOMESTIC RACING

We highlighted two names in the preview racing at the Clumber Park Duathlon on Saturday – Will Clarke and Ruth Purbrook – and no surprise at all to see that they both won in convincing style.

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Full results HERE from the event which was also an Age-Group qualifier for the 2020 ITU Duathlon World Champs.

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Other run-bike-run events around the UK included:

  • Mumbles DuathlonRESULTS – Ross Mcnally (Pembrokeshire Velo) and Katie Greenwood (Cardiff Triathletes)
  • Oulton Park Spring DuathlonRESULTS – Joe Beech and Ellie Campbell taking dominant wins in the Standard Distance
  • Donut DuathlonRESULTS
  • Derwent DuathlonREPORT & RESULTS
  • Westonbirt DuathlonRACE GALLERY courtesy of www.edmorris.com. Results expected to appear HERE soon.

Tough Runner UK Westonbirt Duathlon 2019 / weekend roundup

  • Portsmouth Duathlon SeriesRESULTS – Chris Roxburgh and Kelly Stokes leading the way there.
  • Sun City Duathlon – RESULTS TBC
  • Carlisle DuathlonRESULTS – David Thompson (Rock 2 Roll CC) the men’s winner, with Amanda Ingram (Tri Lakeland) just eight seconds ahead of Nicola King (Eden Valley Tri Club) in a close women’s race, Amanda regaining the lead on the second run.
  • Staunton Harold DuathlonRESULTS

The start if the season always features a few Aquathlon events. This past weekend we had the Black Country Triathlon Aquathlon in Wombourne, where in the Adults race Nigel Gaskin took a clear win ahead of home club athlete, Oliver Evans. Hannah Dodwell (RAF Triathlon) won a very close women’s race, the top four athletes finishing within 30 seconds.

Second place there was Ceris Styler, better known in her junior and initial senior years under her maiden name of Ceris Gilfillan, an Elite British triathlete who went on to significant success in cycling, including British Champion in both Road Race and Time Trial and raced at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Great to see her still out there racing!

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As for Nigel, that’s his third overall swim-run win of the season, having also one the first two rounds of the Tewkesbury Triathlon Club Aquathlon Series. Full results from the event, including the junior races, HERE.

Also on the ‘splash and dash’ schedule was the London Fields Aquathlon (results HERE), won by Ross Jarvis and Jessica Thorpe.

And for something a little different… it was the annual Red Bull Neptune Steps event on Saturday at Maryhill Locks, Glasgow. Plenty of triathletes racing at that one too! Check out the full report on that one HERE!

Red Bull Neptune Steps 2019

It’s still busy in the running world too, and after winning the F3 Events 20-mile race at Dorney Lake last week (HERE), Natalie Lawrence (nee Barnard) won again over the same distance, this time at the Oakley 20. She’s preparing for the upcoming Manchester Marathon. Results HERE.

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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