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Bank Holiday roundup (part two)
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Posted on: Monday 31st August 2009


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Here is the second part of our weekend roundup from the Bank Holiday weekend. You can find part one HERE.

International Racing

We reported on the Ford Ironman Louisville in part one of our roundup. The other Ironman on the calendar was the long running Subaru Ironman Canada in Penticton. Jordan Rapp took his first Ironman win in dominating style, working through to the head of the field in the final third of the bike leg, and then running a race best 2:55:32 marathon too, finally finishing a full 15 minutes clear of Mike Aigroz (SUI). TeamTBB athlete Tereza Macel (CZE) won Ironman Lake Placid in fine style just last month, but once again produced a fantastic performance, leading from gun-to-tape, to finish almost 30 minutes clear of multiple Ironman winner Belinda Granger.

Pos Men Women
1 Jordan Rapp (USA) 8:25:13 Tereza Macel (CZE) 9:11:20
2 Mike Aigroz (SUI) 8:40:17 Belinda Granger (AUS) 9:40:46
3 Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:44:37 Janelle Morrison (CAN) 9:48:54

Vanessa Raw has been racing again on the ETU circuit, at the Kedzierzyn Kozle ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup in Poland, and added another second to that achieved last weekend in the Czech Republic. Ireland's Bryan Keane also made the podium. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 Yulian Malyshev (RUS) 1:52:04 Vendula Frintova (CZE) 2:04:53
2 Igor Sysoev (RUS) 1:52:08 Vanessa Raw (GBR) 2:05:14
3 Bryan Keane (IRL) 1:52:08 Anne Haug (GER) 2:05:25

Domestic Action

The Rugby Sprint Triathlon was another sold out event, and just a week after winning Éireman, Hywel Davies retained his title, on a course that we know he typically spends most of the previous day setting up! Jacqui Phillips narrowly edged out Helen Russell. Full results are available on the StuWeb site HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 Hywel Davies 53:07 Jacqui Phillips (Cobra Tri) 1:03:54
2 Rich Sumpter (La Bicicleta) 54:55 Helen Russell (Redditch Triathletes) 1:04:08
3 James Turner (Chase Race/Bridgtown Cycles) 55:52 Sally Baker 1:06:01

For the secons week running, there was iron (and half-iron) distance racing in Ireland, this time at Ireman. We have results loaded for the 226 Challenge HERE, and the half HERE.

Ireman 226 Challenge
Pos Men Women
1 Fergus McGirr 10:24:04 Christine McCann 13:25:21
2 Dermot Bailie 11:07:48  
3 Michael Holland 11:28:38  
Half Ireman
Pos Men Women
1 Alistair Duffield 4:34:50 Claire Gillvray 5:23:25
2 Peter McCrory 4:47:44 Kelda Spratt 5:31:10
3 Ronnie Kidd 4:54:11 Clare Duffield 5:49:13

Provisional results fron the Stockton Triathlon (Standard, Sprint and Superprint) are available HERE.

Standard
Pos Men Women
1 Ben Newman 2:02:36 Natalie Batey 2:20:48
2 Dom Brook 2:04:39 Lisa Tweddle 2:21:03
3 Paul Wright 2:08:59 Carrine Green 2:22:36
Sprint
Pos Men Women
1 David Driver 1:08:06 Michelle Scott 1:11:58
2 David Gorley 1:09:12 Bonnie Hopkins 1:17:22
3 Peter Camp 1:11:13 Aimee Mccullough 1:24:28

We don't have the full results yet, but here are the podium spots from the Kent Aquathlon Championships, held at Leybourne Lakes.

Full Distance (1.6k / 10k)
Pos Men Women
1 Ben Carter (Saxon Crown) 1:01:52 Sarah Buxton 1:16:07
2 Kevin Partridge (Tri Sport Epping) 1:03:32 Carrie Hague (Dartford RR) 1:19:36
3 Sam Carter (Saxon Crown) 1:10:17 Joanne Sullivan (Havering Mayesbrook) 1:29:39
Sprint Race (800m / 5km)
Pos Men Women
1 Stephen Holmes (Blackheath+Bromley) 29:54 Holly Pyman (7Oaks Tri) 38:48
2 Neil Harris (VO2 Maximum RT) 30:23 Amanda Webster 43:39
3 Ben Warren (Hailsham Harriers) 30:42 Hannah Fyffe 49:48