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Triathletes at English National XC Champs review
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Sunday 23rd February 2014


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Georgia Taylor-Brown impresses once again

Over the winer months we've been trying to keep an eye out for triathletes performing week during our 'off' season, racing particularly well in the highling competitive cross country running scence.

In recent months that has included the County XC Champs, the Regional XC Champs and the BUCS (Students) XC Champs - plus of course the performance of Georgia Taylor-Brown at the European Junior XC Champs in December.

On Saturday it was the turn of the English National Cross Country Champs from Wollaton Park, Nottingham - and once again, Georgia Taylor-Brown was making headlines.

Junior Women - Results

Taylor-Brown was in a different class, winning the Junior Women's race by a hugely impressive 48 seconds. Having already dominated triathlon at a Junior level with two European titles, a World silver medal (and a World Duathlon Championship), Taylor-Brown's star is certainly burning bright right now. Georgina Schwiening and Sophie Coldwell also finish top-20.

Pos Women
1st Georgia Taylor-Brown (Sale Harriers) 21:03
2nd Amy Griffiths (Aldershot Farngam & District) 21:51
3rd Grace Baker (Aldershot Farngam & District) 21:58
14th Georgina Schwiening (Cambridge & Colerdige) 23:13
19th Sophie Coldwell (Charnwood AC) 23:40

Junior Men - Results

First Brit finisher at the British Triathlon Championships Liverpool last year, Calum Johnson just missed out on a medal to add to his Northern Champs victory.

Pos Men
1st Jonathan Davies (Reading AC) 31:15
2nd Weyney Ghebresilasie (Birchfield Harriers) 31:19
3rd Douglas Musson (Notts AC) 31:24
4th Calum Johnson (Gateshead Harriers) 31:28

Senior Men - Results

After a 'shocker' at the Northern Champs, 2012 World Champion Jonathan Brownlee had a much better race this time around in his first 'Senior' English Champs, finishing in ninth place, with Adam Bowden just eight seconds back in 11th and Tom Bishop 16th

Pos Men
1st Steven Vernon (Stockport Harriers) 36:23
2nd Richard Goodman (Shaftesbury Barnet) 36:31
3rd Andy Heyes (Hallamshire Harriers) 36:37
9th Jonathan Brownlee (Bingley Harriers) 37:03
11th Adam Bowden (Harrow AC) 37:11
16th Tom Bishop (Team Derby) 37:26

Senior Women - Results

Hannah Kitchen (who placed fourth in the World Under-23 Aquathlon last year) was 36th in the Senior ladies - have we missed any other regular triathletes towards the top of the rankings?

Pos Women
1st Gemma Steel (Charnwood AC) 27:42
2nd Steph Twell (Aldershot Farnham & District) 27:59
3rd Lily Partridge (Aldershot Farnham & District) 28:11
36th Hannah Kitchen (Watford Harriers) 30:59

Under-17 Boys - Results

Alex Yee of Crystal Palace Triathletes - winner of the Kent Championships - took seventh place in the Under-17 age group.

Pos Women
1st Zak Miller (Trafford Athletics Club) 19:24
2nd Jordan Rowe (Colchester Harriers) 19:35
3rd Michael Bartram (West Suffolk AC) 19:45
7th Alex Yee (Kent AC) 19:53

Under-15 Boys - Results

There was also another 'triathlete' winner in the Under-15 Boys in the shape of Ben Dijkstra (Leicester Coritanian AC). Dijkstra was seventh last year at the Blenheim Palace Youth SuperSprint and also seventh at the British Youth Duathlon Champs.

Pos Women
1st Ben Dijkstra (Leicester Coritanian AC) 13:55
2nd Markhim Lonsdale (Crook & District Sports AC) 14:10
3rd Isaac Akers (Corby AC) 14:17


Have we missed any other significant 'triathlete' performances from Nottingam? Let us know via editor@tri247.com if we have.


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