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Bank Holiday roundup (part one)
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Sunday 30th August 2009


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Here is the first part of our weekend roundup. With racing on Monday too, and many of the Sunday results not expected until tomorrow (Monday), here is an intermediate update - we'll complete the picture on Monday. (You can find part two HERE).

International Racing

Alistair Brownlee has been winning again. With just two weeks to go until the World Championship Series Finale on the Gold Coast, Al won the latest round of the competitive French Grand Prix Series in Paris, ahead of Frederic Belaubre (FRA), with younger brother Jonny taking third. Tim Don ran well to finish seventh, after having to make up time on a breakaway group of 10 athletes. Hollie Avil was second in the ladies race with Sophie Coleman sixth and Jodie Swallow eighth. Barbara Riveros (CHI) took the ladies win. Ladies results HERE, Men's results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 50:31 Barbara Riveros (CHI) 58:03
2 Frederic Belaubre (FRA) 50:36 Hollie Avil (GBR) 58:10
3 Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 50:45 Anja Dittmer (GER) 58:18

At Ford Ironman Louisville, Ukraine's Viktor Zyemtsev, a multiple winner of Ironman Austria had to use his run speed, and a 2:43:44 marathon, to overhaul Luke McKenzie for the title, only taking the lead in the closing two miles from the in-form Aussie. In the women's race the early lead went to Nina Kraft with Maki Nishiuchi challenging on the bike but then Lisbeth Kristensen made what looked like a decisive move and took the lead, building a nine minute gap back to Kraft. It wasn't quite enough and Kraft surged on the run to recapture the lead at mile 18 giving her her first ironman-distance victory since 2007. Kristensen hung on for second place with a massive buffer back to Kim Loeffler in third.

Pos Men Women
1 Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 8:25:27 Nina Kraft (GER) 9:20:21
2 Luke McKenzie (AUS) 8:26:01 Lisbeth Kristensen (DEN) 9:23:57
3 Raynard Tissink (RSA) 8:39:09 Kim Loeffler (USA) 9:38:23

Here are the top three at Ironman 70.3 Brazil , where our picks of Oscar Galindez and Reinaldo Colluci could only manage fourth and fifth respectively.

Pos Men Women
1 Santiago Alves Ascenço 3:47:08 Vanessa Gianinni 4:29:34
2 Igor Amorelli 3:52:20 Heather Gollnick 4:30:57
3 Fabio Carvalho 3:54:00 Pamela Tastets 4:36:58

Domestic Action

Trevor Kingdon of Blacksheep Sports (www.blacksheepsports.co.uk) sent us in the results from events at the Big Woody. We have the results online for the Big Woody, Big Woody Aqua Bike, Little Woody and Little Woody Aqua Bike events.

Big Woody
Pos Men Women
1 Sam Williamson (Big Willy Racing) 10:16:26 Sarah Lovelock (Bodyworks XTC) 10:55:05
2 Anthony Bucknall 10:22:37 Lisa Abrey 11:53:08
3 David Dorward 10:36:54 Jana Kuettner 13:28:37
Little Woody
Pos Men Women
1 Spencer Smith 4:41:28 Edwina Sutton (Optima Racing Team) 5:12:13
2 Declan Doyle 4:41:44 Elisabeth Brama 5:28:34
3 Damion Littlewood (Tri-1st) 4:58:25 Ellen Ashton 5:38:50

First result in of the weekend was from the Team Outrageous Saturday Sprint at Leybourne Lakes. Full results HERE, where David Jones and Hannah Miller were the winners.

Classic
Pos Men Women
1st David Jones 52:53 Hannah Miller 1:10:19
2nd Paul Finch 53:26 Kerry Smith 1:16:27
3rd Barry Scott 53:47 Andrea Lemar 1:17:40

Headline results from the Emily Prosser Sprint Triathlon (Cardiff), are as follows. Full results are HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Rhys Jones 0:48:19 Caroline Jones 0:58:13
2nd Richard Wilder 0:48:49 Jen Salter 0:59:54
3rd Del Pitcher 0:52:36 Sally Wilkinson 1:05:12

Will Whitmore was his usual swift self with results from the 7th Felt Malmesbury Triathlon on Sunday. Close racing, with winners Mike Milstead and Rachel Bown taking to tops spots by small margins. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Mike Milstead (Johns Bikes) 1:01:28 Rachel Bown (Total Fitness Bath) 1:11:18
2nd Carle Green (MOTI) 1:01:43 Jayne Parker (Swindon Tri) 1:11:35
3rd Adam Wells (Westbury) 1:01:48 Ros Viner 1:11:45

More news and updates later on Monday. You can find part two HERE.