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First English national champions of 2023 brave cold and snow

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Winter temperatures, and even some snow, gave the first English National Championships of 2023 that season opening feel as national titles and medals were won in each age group in duathlon (run, bike, run).

The 2023 English National Standard Distance Duathlon Championships were hosted at Derbyshire Duathlon with the Derbyshire roads and paths around Carsington Water providing the setting for the first of this year’s English National Championships.

The English National Championships provide an opportunity for athletes to compete for national titles in their age group in sprint, standard and middle distance triathlon (swim, bike, run), aquathlon (swim, run) and standard distance duathlon (run, bike, run).

Medals were awarded to the top-three Triathlon England members in each age group for both the open and female categories, with British and national age group champion from 2022, Matthew Nelson and international cross-country runner Phoebe Barker claiming the overall race wins, as well as the national titles in their respective age group.

There were also national titles in the female category for Anna Birrell (25-29), Kathy Stringer (30-34), Rachel Brown (35-39), Karina Kaufmann (40-44), Lindsy James (45-49), Marianne Carpenter (50-54), Tracey Greenway (55-59), Rachel Edwards (60-64), Pat Goodall (65-69) and Yvonne Twelvetree (70-74).

In the open category, the new national champions are Adam Dart (20-24), Ben Hawkins (25-29), Matthew Nelson (30-34), Nick Drabble (35-39), Oliver Rodwell (40-44), Donald Brooks (45-49), Chris Nicoll (50-54), Andrew Dovernor (55-59), Kevin Bexley (60-64), Richard Miles (65-69) and Mick Anglim (75-79).

A full list of medal winners can be found below:

2023 Triathlon England Standard Distance Duathlon Championships medallists

20-24

Female: Gold – Phoebe Barker

Open: Gold – Adam Dart / Silver – Jack Wergan

25-29

Female: Gold – Anna Birrell / Silver – Rebecca Parkin

Open: Gold – Ben Hawkins / Silver – Ben Tull / Bronze – Richard Tennant

30-34

Female: Gold – Kathy Stringer

Open: Gold – Matthew Nelson / Silver – Thomas Bill / Bronze – Luke Foley

35-39

Female: Gold – Rachel Brown / Silver – Sarah Watts / Bronze – Terri Wiley

Open: Gold – Nick Drabble / Silver – Sean Burke / Bronze – William Brunt

40-44

Female: Gold – Karina Kauffman

Open: Gold – Oliver Rodwell / Silver – Michael Dempster / Bronze – Simon Hall

45-49

Female: Gold – Lindsy James / Silver – Jane Eaton / Bronze – Georgina Dunlop

Open: Gold – Donald Brooks / Silver – Philip Kaye / Bronze – Tom Smith

50-54

Female: Gold – Marianne Carpenter / Silver – Pam Edgar / Bronze – Lorraine Murphy

Open: Gold – Chris Nicoll / Silver – Dean Kirkham / Bronze – Neil Turner

55-59

Female: Gold – Tracey Greenway

Open: Gold – Andrew Dovernor / Silver – Martin Hibbert / Bronze – Richard Davis

60-64

Female: Gold – Rachel Edwards / Silver – Janine Pattison / Bronze – Julie Harrison

Open: Gold – Kevin Bexley / Silver – Neil Hunter / Bronze – Paul Spowage

65-69

Female Gold – Pat Goodall

Open: Gold – Richard Miles / Silver – Robert Pearson / Bronze – David I’Anson

70-74

Female: Gold – Yvonne Twelvetree

75-79

Open: Gold - Mick Anglim

You can view the list of 2023 Triathlon England Championships below, with more information about becoming a member of Triathlon England to be eligible for national titles available here.

Middle Distance Triathlon – Grafman Middle Distance Triathlon - Active Training World - 04/06/2023

Standard Distance Triathlon - Dambuster Triathlon - Pacesetter Events - 25/06/2023

Sprint Distance Triathlon - Blithfield Triathlon - PMA Racing Limited - 20/08/2023

Aquathlon - Mouth of the Tyne Aquathlon - North Shields Poly – 20/08/2023

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