Monster Racing Aquathlon was the venue for the 2018 National Aquathlon Championships
Held just outside of Peterborough, Ferry Meadows Country Park made for a fantastic location for the National Aquathlon Championships on 22 July. With the picturesque lake at the heart of the course providing the setting for the swim leg, athletes were then taken on a tour through the park on the run as all enjoyed some competitive racing over the aquathlon format (750m swim / 5km run).
Due to the fantastic recent weather, water temperature allowed for a non-wetsuit swim and both Nathan Tweedie and Emily Alderson lead from gun to tape after both holding on from the fastest swim legs of the day.
Nathan Tweedie (27:01) fresh from block of with the Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre (LTPC) at a camp in Livigno finished well clear both Jamie Price (27:52) and Edward Castro (28:08) who completed the men's overall podium, while Emily Alderson (30:33) of Lutterworth Cycle Centre Tri Team was also able to enjoy the finishing straight finishing just short of a minute ahead of Hannah Dodwell (31:30) and Beccy Tipping (32:01).
Full event results can be found here.
2018 Triathlon England Standard Distance Triathlon Champions
|Age-Group||Female Winner||Male Winner|
|Under 20||Sophie Pedder||Ben Rawlins|
|20-24||Emily Anderson||Nathan Tweedie|
|25-29||Beccy Tipping||Henry Sleight|
|30-34||Jessica Thorpe||Edward Castro|
|35-39||Gail Wright||Yiannis Christodoulou|
|40-44||Claire Vallance||Andrew Thorndyke|
|45-49||Michaela Furlong||Steven Carragher|
|50-54||Sharon Hill||Tony Witmond|
|55-59||Rebecca Watt||Bob Pearce|
|60-64||Angie Fisher||Neil Arundel|
|65-69||Barbara Walton||Grahme Legood|
|70-74||Georgina Jennings||Brian Tate|
Happy with ?? at Triathlon English National Aquathlon Championships @MonsterRac1ng— Hannah Dodwell (@Hannah090294) July 22, 2018
Despite a non wetsuit and mass start, the swim was strong and held off the competition on the run.@RAF_Shawbury @RAFCentralFund @RAFTriathlon @RAFNewssport @RAFSportsFed @HQRAFSport @BritTri pic.twitter.com/QuFfvSLwag
Good @TriEngland Aquathlon Championships this morning with @MonsterRac1ng 3rd overall and 1st in agegroup, in a quality field! first non wetsuit swim of the year too and the water was lovely! ????????? pic.twitter.com/xVZKH0MxkK— Edward Castro (@EddieeeC) July 22, 2018