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Great Britain Juniors shine in Holten
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Monday 4th July 2016


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Great Britain Juniors dominate in The Netherlands 

I wrote an article a couple of weeks ago highlighting the bright future for Great Britain's Junior men, following recent international performances from the likes of Sam Dickinson, Ben Dijkstra and Alex Yee. That was proven once again this past weekend in Holten, The Netherlands -  and not just by the Junior Men either. The #GirlPower season continues at Junior level too.

The Holten ETU Junior European Cup saw a strong entry from GB's Junior athletes, and Sam Dickinson added to his recent win in Kitzbuhel with another clear win here, to add to his European Junior Championship Silver medal from Lisbon. Part of a breakawy group of 11 reaching T2 (which also included Jack Willis), Dickinson ram very strongly for a decisive 21 second victory margin as Willis took fourth.

The domination was even clear in the Junior women's event as British athletes claimed the first four positions. When you have the World Junior Duathlon Silver medallist as the fourth finisher, clearly, it is not just the British Junior men who have a bright future.

Olivia Mathias took the win, with the always fast feet of Bronwen Owen allowing her to run through to Silver with Sian Rainsley in third.

2016 Holten ETU Junior European Cup - Saturday 2nd July 2016
750m / 20km / 5km

MEN

1st - Sam Dickinson (GBR) - 56:27
2nd - Oliver Blecher (CAN) - 56:48
3rd - Casper Stornes (NOR) - 56:58
4th - Jack Willis (GBR) - 57:15

12th Barclay Izzard, 14th Jordan Hull, 22nd Cameron Harris, 33rd Jake Callis, 39th Kelton Aldridge

WOMEN

1st - Olivia Mathias (GBR) - 1:04:58
2nd - Bronwen Owen (GBR) - 1:05:00
3rd - Sian Rainsley (GBR) - 1:05:06
4th - Kate Waugh (GBR) - 1:05:21

8th Sophie Alden, 9th Julie Nimmo, 16th Megan McDonald, 20th Nixie Turner, 21st Elisabeth Hood, 34th Emily Anderson, DNF Emer Wintsch


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