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70.3 World's: GB Age-Group men preview
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Tuesday 25th August 2015


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Can Great Britain's Age-Group men make the Ironman 70.3 World Champs podium?

We take a look at the prospects for the GB Age-Group men headed to Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria next week for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship - highlighting a few names we think will be in contention.

Last week I looked in depth at the British Age-Group women racing at this year Ironman 70.3 World Championships taking place this Sunday, 30th August, in Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. That highlighted just how tough the competition is at the 70.3 World's - and the situation is no less difficult for the men.

Recent history

When I looked at the last three years of GB podium finishes for the Age-Group women in the 70.3 World Champs, it was clear that this is a difficult event to take home medals from - with just one medal in each of the previous three editions. What is the same analysis like for the GB Age-Group men? Based on recent results, just as challenging! Indeed, over the last three championship events, just one top three finish has been achieved, and that was from Charles Pennington in 2012. I intervewed Charles recently after his great performance at Ironman Austria. With Kona the next major goal for the Major in the Royal Marines, Charles won't be racing in Zell am See this coming weekend.

GB Age-Group medals at Ironman 70.3 World Champships 2012 to 2014 (Men)

Year
Name
Category
Position
2012
Charles Pennington
35-39
Silver

Medal contenders: who to look out for?

With recent history indicating that podium positions are a very tough ask - and the next two editions of the championship being in Australia (2016) and the USA (2017) - Austria perhaps represents the best chance of medal success.

Given the challenge that lies ahead, who might well be in medal contention this year? Here are a few names we think may have chances to perform well, along with the full listing of British Male Age-Groupers racing in Zell am See-Kaprun.

REECE BARCLAY (18-24)

Like his fiancee Lucy Charles, Reece is a superb swimmer and also won his category at both Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire and Ironman UK. Relatively new to the sport and making good progress with strong results, he may need a couple more years of progression until a medal at this level is realistic. We'll find out more on Sunday.

ANDREW GREENLEAF (30-34)

A member of Team Freespeed Skechers Performance, Andrew qualified by winning his category and finishing top ten overall at 70.3 Luxembourg. A stellar runner (2:21:46 at the London Marathon this year), if he's in any sort of contention at T2 then expect him to make up significant ground over the closing half marathon. Having recently finished 12th at the Alpe d'Huez Long Course triathlon he should be more than ready for any challenges the Austrian bike course can provide.

Alison Rowatt, Jane Hansom, Gill Fullen
Andrew Greenleaf and Chris Standidge

CHRIS STANDIDGE (35-39)

This season Chris has won the ETU Standard Distance Championships and also finished as first Age-Group athlete overall at both 70.3 Stafforshire and 70.3 Dublin. Can the Torq Fitness athlete keep that form going in Austria?

PETER EGGLESTON (45-49)

Winner over the same distance earlier this season at the ETU European Middle Distance Champs in Rimini, Italy having won Bronze last year in Paguera is good form - though a medal at the 70.3 World Champs will likely need another step up in performance given the depth in quality of the start list.

ROGER CANHAM (50-54)

Three times a top-10 finisher in his category at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Roger finished eighth last year in Mont Tremblant. A foot injury which caused a DNF at Challenge Roth this year could impact his chances of success however.

Alison Rowatt, Jane Hansom, Gill Fullen
Roger Canham and Richard Hobson

RICHARD HOBSON (50-54)

'Captain Quads' Hobson is another Team Freespeed Skechers Performance athlete. A Pro and multiple British Champion 'back in the day', these days Richard runs a training and holiday venue in France and coaches while still maintaining his athletic ambitions.

BRITISH MALE (AGE-GROUP) ENTRANTS: 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPS

BIB #
FIRST NAME LAST NAME
DIVISION
2697
SCOTT FINDLAY
M18-24
2708
DAVID KEASEY
M18-24
2688
BASEL RAZOUK
M18-24
2641
REECE BARCLAY
M18-24
2715
ANTHONY MEAGER
M18-24
2651
BRENNAN TOWNSHEND
M18-24
2435
CHRIS EVANS
M25-29
2399
ALED JONES
M25-29
2375
JAMES MAYBOURN
M25-29
2418
FINLAY MCANDREW
M25-29
2488
JOHN BORTON
M25-29
2506
HENRY EATON
M25-29
2369
THOMAS FOSTER
M25-29
2473
CHARLES LEGGET
M25-29
2398
ROSS MACDONALD
M25-29
2492
DANIEL PHILLIPS
M25-29
2380
SAM PROCTOR
M25-29
2372
SAM VILLAGE
M25-29
2395
ROBBIE WHITAKER
M25-29
1989
JOHN ALLEN
M30-34
1987
IAN DEMPSEY
M30-34
2008
MAX DILLON
M30-34
2002
GUY DUNSCOMBLE
M30-34
2012
ANDREW GREENLEAF
M30-34
2095
TIM HANCOCK
M30-34
2085
JAMES STEVEN HINTON
M30-34
2029
RYAN KESTLE
M30-34
2004
SIMON LOVELOCK
M30-34
2033
MATT PRICE
M30-34
1997
PAUL RYMAN
M30-34
2003
ANDY TURNER
M30-34
2182
ALAN WARD
M30-34
2023
ROB ARKELL
M30-34
2129
PETER CAMPBELL
M30-34
2220
BENJAMIN CORBY
M30-34
2001
GRAHAM CRAMMOND
M30-34
2174
JONATHAN MILLS
M30-34
2204
OLIVER RALPH
M30-34
2018
ROSS SIMPSON
M30-34
1608
NIGEL GASKIN
M35-39
1612
BRYCE GRAEME EDWARD
M35-39
1594
JONAS GUMMESSON
M35-39
1715
STEPHEN LARKMAN
M35-39
1573
GRAHAM RANDS
M35-39
1560
RICHARD SHEPHARD
M35-39
1795
JASON WALKLEY
M35-39
1793
MATTHEW ALDER
M35-39
1584
KARL BEETON
M35-39
1569
RICHARD FOLLETT
M35-39
1652
CRAIG HAMILTON
M35-39
1576
PHILLIP MURPHY
M35-39
1558
TERRY REEVES
M35-39
1581
CHRIS STANDIDGE
M35-39
1696
PAUL STEVENS
M35-39
1575
PETER SUTTON
M35-39
1577
ADAM TANNER
M35-39
1603
JOHN WALFORD
M35-39
1714
DAN WINKWORTH
M35-39
1164
ANTHONY BAKER
M40-44
1163
TREVOR BATEY
M40-44
1338
MATT FISHER
M40-44
1140
STUART GLENISTER
M40-44
1364
DAVID GLOSSY
M40-44
1272
EDWARD HAWKINS
M40-44
1325
ANDY HOCKEY
M40-44
1352
RICHARD HOWARTH
M40-44
1183
JAMES KING
M40-44
1157
PHILIP MOSLEY
M40-44
1165
BRIAN TILLEY
M40-44
1402
TIMOTHY WALTON
M40-44
1339
MARK BENTON
M40-44
1147
KEITH BURROWS
M40-44
1256
EDWARD HOWARTH
M40-44
1191
SIMON LASHMAR
M40-44
1237
DAVID MURRAY
M40-44
1173
MARK REDWOOD
M40-44
1132
DAVID RICKUS
M40-44
1181
DAVID ROBINSON
M40-44
1188
SAM STORER
M40-44
1251
JAMES SUTTON
M40-44
1301
BEN WILKINS
M40-44
1187
CHRISTOPHER WOOD
M40-44
986
PAUL RICHARD BLACKMORE
M45-49
903
PETER EGGLESTON
M45-49
796
STEVEN LORD
M45-49
816
DES MCMANUS
M45-49
984
CHRIS NICOLL
M45-49
797
SIMON WOOD
M45-49
896
AHMED AL-AWA
M45-49
810
RICHARD ASHTON
M45-49
798
HAYDEN COATE
M45-49
793
JOHN DENNIS
M45-49
799
EUGENE GRANT
M45-49
818
COLIN HILL
M45-49
820
DAVID NIELD
M45-49
819
SIMON OLDACRE
M45-49
897
CHRISTIAN SANDERSON
M45-49
791
PHIL TOMLINSON
M45-49
699
GRAHAM BAXTER
M50-54
616
ED NICOLL
M50-54
592
CHRIS STEPHENSON
M50-54
613
DAVID VIRDEN
M50-54
558
ROBIN BROOKES
M50-54
568
ROGER CANHAM
M50-54
624
HENRY CLARK
M50-54
542
RICHARD HOBSON
M50-54
601
DAVID MACDONALD
M50-54
596
WARREN MASON
M50-54
583
HILTON RUSSELL MENEELY
M50-54
668
DAVE MUIR
M50-54
544
RICHARD NEWEY
M50-54
567
DEBRA SELBY
M50-54
549
ANDREW SIGSWORTH
M50-54
546
IAN STEWART
M50-54
465
CLIVE ALDERSON
M55-59
466
MARTIN GANNON
M55-59
406
MICHAEL SIMMONDS
M55-59
381
JONATHAN TALBOT
M55-59
393
CHARLES WATSON
M55-59
388
RICHARD COOPER
M55-59
2787
STEPHEN REDWOOD
M55-59
394
RICHARD SCHOFIELD
M55-59
279
JOHN FENWICK
M60-64
329
PAUL KAY
M60-64
299
DAVID PATTEN
M60-64
280
STEPHEN REDMAN
M60-64
219
ALAN MCCARTNEY
M65-69

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