The National Club Relays were held at the National Watersports Centre near Nottingham on Saturday and clearly the excellent weather had a bearing on the quality of racing! Reports from the venue indicate that the racing was excellent and the organisation, as always, pretty much spot on. We are hoping for a fuller breakdown later in the week and we believe that John Coxon has a gallery of images online already. Full results are here.
||TFN 2XU A 2:57:04
||Fanous, Redwood, Yelling, Tarry
||Team MK Happy 2:59:34
||Howton, Glossy, Brown, Brook
||TFN 2XU B 2:59:45
||Swaine, Cresswell, Smith, Couldwell
||BRAT A 3:18:38
||Sollars, Hanson, Smith, Ruscius
||Planet X 3:22:05
||Whitworth, Hoare, Ford, Lee
||Oxford Tri 3:23:18
||Lidbury, Burnett, Dionello, Stokes
||TFN Mixed A 3:11:44
||Hope, Collins, Butler, Mytton
||Birmingham Uni 2 3:12:15
||Hoath, Norman, Richards, Cornes
||Tri London 1 3:12:36
||Parker, Carritt, Lord, Couson
In the men's race at the Tiszaujvaros BG World Cup the somewhat predictable winner in 1:47:44 was Javier Gomez (ESP) with Kris Gemmell (NZL) taking second ahead of Frederic Belaubre (FRA). GB had no male athletes in the race.
Sam Warriner (NZL) made up for the relative disappointment of a second place at Salford by winning in 2:00:11. Second place went to Emma Moffatt (AUS) after a close-fought battle with Debbie Tanner (NZL) who had to settle for third. Vanessa Raw finished 17th in her comeback race from injury, having remained in the lead group up until the run where she lapped consistently but at about 35 seconds off the pace set by the front runners. Kerry Lang, who led out the swim and rode with the lead group on the bike seems to have ended up as a DNF on the last lap of the run. Full results are on the ITU website: www.triathlon.org
|1||Javier Gomez (ESP) 1:47:44||Sam Warriner (NZL) 2:00:11|
|2||Kris Gemmell (NZL) 1:47:52||Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:00:31|
|3||Frederic Belaubre (FRA) 1:48:03||Debbie Tanner (NZL) 2:00:35|
The French Grand Prix series went to the legendary Embrun Triathlon, famed because of the hills, and even over the sprint distance race they managed to stick some of the lumpy bits in there. Will Clarke obviously found it to his liking and put in a major effort as part of a group of six to get into the lead for the run but the race seems to have ended up as a dead heat with Laurent Vidal - although Clarke gets the nod for the win. Paul Amey finished 9th, he has been racing in the recent Iron Tour over there, Nathan Shaw was 15th with brother Karl 17th and Stuart Hayes was 21st. Jonathan Grady (IRL) was 38th, Aaron Harris 43rd and Mark Threlfall 55th. In the women's race Magali di Marco Messmer took the win ahead of Andrea Hewitt and Ricarda Lisk with Carol Bridge 14th and Alice Hector 18th. Victoria Wilkinson was a DNF. You can find results online on the Embrunman website: www.embrunman.com
Powerman Belgium's was won by Benny Vansteelant in 2:32:49 with Mariska Kramer taking the women's race in 2:58:17. Best GB performance was from Michelle Parsons in third with Felicity Hart sixth. On the mens's side we have Matt Moorhouse in seventh and Oliver Mott in eighth. Full results are here and the event website is due to have a photo gallery uploaded on Monday: www.powerman.be
Down at the Swanage Triathlon on Sunday the local inebriates managed to move a few arrows around causing the first half dozen or so in the sprint wave to cut the run route short by a massive margin - a rather unhappy start to the day. After the sorting out it emerged that Rosy Murray (Chapel Tri Stars) was the overall winner in 1:25:16 with the first man home being Jamie Roberts in 1:26:07. In the standard distance race there seems to have been a major draft fest going on at some point - judging by the number of DQ and two minute penalties issued by the motrocycle referees. These didn't affect the winners, James Gilfillan (Primera Bournemouth) and Alex Savage. Both athletes led through their entire race and both held off serious challengers, in James' case it was Colin Dixon, a previous winner here on more than one occasion and in Alex's it was local rival Tracy Cook.
The Editor's camera has been clicking away again and you can find a photo gallery here. Usual deal applies, if you want the high-res version email him directly and he'll send it on. Full results for the standard distance are here and the sprint results are here.
At the Jersey Triathlon, Tri247's roaming Ironman, Nick Saunders, appears to have carried off the spoils in a time of 1:54:38 with Catherine Powrie picking up the women's trophy in 2:28:01. Nick has a report for us which will be online tomorrow (Tuesday). Full results are here.
The Ayr Open Water Sprint, which was actually a duathlon as the current in the river was too strong for swimming, was won by Ian Grant in 1:09:45 with the women's trophy going to Vicky Begg (Glasgow TC) in 1:22:26. Full results are here.
The Wensleydale Triathlon (the first of our cheese-related events this weekend, the other being the Cheddar Children's Triathlon...) was won by Richard Hunt in 4:07:14 with Helen McVicker the first woman home in 5:31:36. Full results due soon.
Pacesetter Events continued their weekend of fun at the National Watersports Centre with the Nottingham Triathlon. The men's winner was Chris Fothergill (Wakefield Tri Club) in 1:02:10 with Ellie Debenham (Chester Tri Club) winning the women's race in 1:10:56. Full results are here.