Established in 2003, the Vitruvian started from humble beginnings and less than 250 starters in its first year. Since then the Vitruvian has grown into a respected and iconic race on the UK calendar.
The Vitruvian Triathlon, a well-loved event on the triathlon calendar organised by Pace Setter Events, hosted the 2018 Triathlon England Middle-Distance Triathlon National Championships, the fifth and final TE champs of the season.
Set to the East of Leicestershire, the location of Rutland Water provides a challenging and stunning setting for a middle-distance triathlon, with a dynamic bike course and flat run route. Race conditions were cool, bright and at times a bit breezy as some quick times were laid down over the 1.9km Swim, 85km Bike and 21km run.
Sam Wade backed up British Middle Distance title completing the course in 3:48:31 to take the men's overall win ahead of Mark Matthews (3:50:03) and Will Munday (3:53:06) who each won their respective age-groups.
Katrina Rye topped the women's overall podium in a time of 4:15:38 after putting down the fastest female bike split of the day, edging out fellow F25-29 competitor Rosie Wild (4:21:49) and Michelle Willcocks (4:29:02) who claimed the F30-34 crown.
Full results can be found here.
2018 Triathlon England Middle Distance Triathlon Champions
|Age-Group||Female Winner||Male Winner|
|Under 20||Matt Bailey|
|20-24||Ashia Fenwick||Will Munday|
|25-29||Katrina Rye||Sam Wade|
|30-34||Michelle Willcocks||Mark Matthews|
|35-39||Zoe Smith||Richard Whitfield|
|40-44||Claire Shea-Simmonds||Marcus Mcdonald|
|45-49||Sarah Harrison||Duncan Shea-Simmonds|
|50-54||Maria Powell||Wayne Thursting|
|55-59||Juliet Vickery||Terry Johnson|
|60-64||Jane Wiley||Peter Orme|
|65-69||Lesley Kernaghan||Keith Bate|
|70-74||Paula Mccann||Peter Lowman|
An @ErdingerAF_UK shower to round off a great day at Rutland Water???? Stocked to get my fourth AG national title of year at the @pacesetterevent Vitruvian this morning taking the @TriEngland Middle Distance Championship— Sam Wade (@247Swade) September 8, 2018
????????#raceseason2018 #vitruviantriathlon pic.twitter.com/CD0CFgqQYF
Finished my season with something new: my first half iron distance race!— Ashia (@ashiafenwick) September 9, 2018
Loved it and smashed my target to become @TriEngland National AG Champ.
Thanks to everyone who supported me and especially @Physioimpulse who got me through the season in 1 piece to enable me to do this ? pic.twitter.com/Gc9KSrvbF3
Chuffed to round out the season with AG Golds in the Tri England Middle Distance Champs at the @pacesetterevent Vitruvian. Cracking day but looking forward to a few weeks off!! Poke me I’m done! pic.twitter.com/5qbeHyxRb1— Duncan Shea-Simonds (@DSS123) September 8, 2018