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24th Jun 2010Issue 166

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The sun came out, and the best of British came to race at Wimbleball Lake on Sunday, and Scotland won! Fraser Cartmell and Bella Bayliss justified their respective 'pre-race favourite' tags, and both added another UK Ironman 70.3 title to their impressive CV's. Both now have full Ironman ambitions ahead of them for the rest of the year.

If Fraser is looking for any Ironman advice, he could do worse than make a call to Bella. Your Editor has been playing with triathlon history and statistics again, compiling full listing of Ironman podium finishes - ever - from British female athletes. With the success of British athletes over the past decade especially, no easy task - and Bella's amazing Ironman record comprises half of that list, with over 20 top-three Ironman finishes. Highly impressive, and evidence of an incredible work ethic. Plenty more history to follow in the coming weeks.

This weekend is the first of the big European Ironman races of the summer, Ironman France, and we have two Tri247 columnists racing in Joanna Carritt and Sarah Lovelock. A little closer to home - and on a much smaller scale - is the iron-distance Forestman. That event always reminds me of one of my favourite articles ever on the site. If you want proof that great races can come in all shapes and sizes, check out this report from the inaugural 2008 event. We hope that 2010 brings as much joy.

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Results

Weekend action

As we had predicted, Fraser Cartmell (for the third time) and Bella Bayliss (with her second win), made it a Scottish double at the UK Ironman 70.3 on Sunday at Wimbleball Lake. Defending champ Phil Graves managed to lead again off the bike, but it wasn't enough to hold off the in-form Cartmell, he really has taken his performances up a level this season. He now has his sights set on Ironman UK, hoping to achieve the double Graves managed last season, and then head off to Kona in October.

Bella Bayliss had a tough battle, having to come from behind on the run to catch and pass early leaders Emma-Kate Lidbury and TeamTBB team mate Tamsin Lewis (in her first race as a pro).

Full results available HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 4:17:03 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 4:53:52
2nd Phil Graves (GBR) 4:20:27 Tamsin Lewis (GBR) 4:55:42
3rd Jonas Djurback (SWE) 4:24:32 Emma-Kate Lidbury (GBR) 4:56:26

The ETU European Cross Triathlon Championships took place yesterday in Myjava, Slovakia. In line with our prediction, Frenchman Franky Batlier added the ETU title to his European XTERRA win this year. Renata Bucher (SUI) appears to be a DNS, leaving Austria Carina Wasle to take the win, in what was small elite ladies field.

Pos Men Women
1st Franky Batalier (FRA) 2:19:42 Carina Wasle (AUT) 2:53:09
2nd Victor Morrales Del Corral (ESP) 2:24:03 Maud Goldsteyn (NED) 2:54:10
3rd Thomas Jerkovic (SVK) 2:25:20 Judy Van Der Berg (NED) 3:07:36

Graham Wadsworth 10th (2:36:49), Tim McDowell 12th (2:41:59) and Tom Curtis 20th (3:14:31) were the Team GB Elite representatives.

RESULTS

Our columnist Stuart Lumb, aka Jet Set Super Vet was out in Slovakia, and returned this report:

"due to incessant rain etc the organisers decided to half the race distance. Given a water temp of about 13C that was most welcome..plus the bike split was a quagmire ..JSSV would have found 2 laps about enough to put his light out...

"Suffice to say, the small GB squad came away with THREE GOLDS....Ex pat Sian Turner who'd travelled all the way from California ,women 25-29, Lucy Cash 30-34, despite a nasty fall and last but not least..............Yorkshire's One and Only ( some would say "thank God....!" the one and only ..Jet Set Super Vet(65-69)..."

Ironman pro Scott Neyedli was racing over shorter distance this weekend, but was still able to add another Scottish title to his CV at the Knockburn Triathlon. Full results HERE.

Mike Milstead and Lisa Greenfield (both Moti-Giant) won the Moti Springfield Triathlon, which should keep the sponsors happy! Full results HERE.

We also have results available for The Cowm Clash (HERE), Wantage Leisure Centre Triathlon (HERE), Allerthorpe Sprint (HERE),Walden (HERE) and the Thames Turbo Children's Aquathlon (HERE)

Saturday

The big race of Saturday was the age group qualifying Dambuster Triathlon. Lawrence Fanous (Ceepo TFN) and Eimear Mullan took the wins. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Lawrence Fanous (Ceepo TFN) 1:58:37 Eimear Mullan 2:11:02
2nd Conor Murphy (Leicester Tri Club) 1:59:32 Stacey Penn (Northampton Tri) 2:16:07
3rd Ashley Hurdman (Ceepo TFN) 2:00:48 Lindsay Smith (BRAT) 2:16:13

We also have results from the Team Outrageous Sprint (HERE), the Goldcoast Beach Aquathlon (HERE) plus a report from the blueseventy Llandudno Sea Swim (HERE)

The full list of weekend results can be found on this link.

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  5. Fraser Cartmell interview
  6. British Ironman success: Ladies
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