The UK’s elite juniors and paratriathletes were racing in Llanelli, South Wales on Saturday (16 May), with the latter vying for spots at the ETU European Championships and ITU World Championships.
Alison said: “Hazel and I had a really good swim and bike and just tried to keep it steady on the run today. We were first out of the water, which I’m really happy with, and I felt strong during the bike. I can’t wait for the rest of my season now.”
PT4 world champion, Lauren Steadman achieved a convincing win and British title. The former Paralympic swimmer used her speed to her advantage against Clare Cunningham to gain an early lead and held on to finish 6 minutes clear in 1:12:32.
Lauren said; “I really enjoyed it and felt strong the whole way. I was expecting at some point to feel it start to hurt, but I had a good swim, pushed hard on the bike and then ran it home.
“With great race locations like Geneva, Rio and Chicago to come this year, there’s going to be some great competition ahead and hopefully it will push me even further.”
George Peasgood put on a fine display to win the men’s PT4 category in 1:07:18. He said; “It was a cracking race. I wanted to get away on the swim and just hold it as best as I could.
“My swim has improved a lot over the last six months with me training in Loughborough. The bike has always been my favourite discipline and the run is where I usually get caught, so it was great to hold on to it today and pick up my first national win.”
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In the men’s PT1 race, it was world silver medallist, Phil Hogg, who won the battle between himself and Joe Townsend. Derby’s Hogg finished two and half minutes ahead of his close friend and rival in 1:09:02.
Elsewhere, Russell White took the men’s PT3 title in 1:19:31 and Chris Goodwin claimed men’s PT5 in 1:11:12. Women’s PT1 went to Lizzie Tench with 1:35:48 and PT2 gold was picked up by Emily Harris.
For full results of the British Triathlon Junior Gateway event, head here. And for the Paratriathlon event, visit here.
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