The latest round of the 2019 Triathlon England National Championships took place at the weekend at the Deva Triathlon, Chester with over 400 athletes overall completing the Middle Distance Triathlon.
(Photography by John Hollis)
2019 was the fourth year the Deva Middle Distance Triathlon was held with the first one having took place in 2016.
Running alongside the Standard Distance race, athletes swam 1.2 miles before taking on a gruelling 87km bike course, a two-lap course through Wales via Eccleston, Rossett and Borras and back into Chester via Alford and Boughton. This was then followed by a 21km run, a three-lap course which saw athletes run over the Old Dee Bridge as well as the suspension bridge, along the Groves and adding an extended section around the meadows.
Tony Cullen completed the course in 3:56:44 to top the overall men's podium, three minutes clear of Nick Drabble in second, to take the tape. Ben Terry rounded off the podium places with a time of 4:02:15.
In the Women’s race, Erica Booth won by a comfortable margin of over seven minutes from her nearest competitor in a time of 4:25:45. Helen Waugh finished second in 4:33:30 and third was Elizabeth Richardson who came home in a time of 4:34:02.
Full event results can be found here.
2019 Triathlon England Middle Distance Triathlon Champions
|Age-Group||Female Winner||Male Winner|
|25-29||Sophie Hunt||James Ellis|
|30-34||Fiona Blagg||Nick Drabble|
|35-39||Yvie Ryan||Devilliers Van Den Brink|
|40-44||Erica Booth||Steven Hall|
|45-49||Rachel Bown||Tony Cullen|
|50-54||Melanie Clarke||Pete Eggleston|
|55-59||Sharon Plested||Gordon Stutchbury|
|60-64||Alison Lamputt||Steven Adams|
Bold = Overall race winner