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2nd and Silver at the ETU Challenge Barcelona Middle Distance Championships
Last week, Ireland’s Eimear Mullan picked up a major medal in the form of Silver at the ETU Challenge Barcelona Middle Distance Championships – coming 2nd to Camilla Pedersen and ahead of Maria Czesnik. This was the latest great result from Mullan following her change in set-up and hooking up with the Team TBB squad in Lanzarote.
I caught up with Eimear following this great result to hear a bit more about the race and the early part of her season.
Eimear Mullan takes silver medal
With the results still coming in for both age-group and elites, it is Camilla Pedersen and Javier Gomez who have written the headlines by taking the gold medals at the ETU Middle Distance Championships and take the Challenge Barcelona title. Irelands new star, Eimear Mullan continues her great form after her switch to the Team TBB stable, to take silver.
Gomez won the race, in what was pitched as Gomez vs Macca, comfortably in his distance debut, with Macca coming a relatively distant 6th overall. Check out the podium results here.
The Great Britain Age-Group Team is in action this weekend at the 2013 Barcelona ETU Challenge Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships with over 50 athletes preparing to take part on Sunday 19 May.
The event consists of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike over testing terrain and final 21km run. The bike course will certainly favour those athletes with strong bike handling skills, as the route takes in some fast descents through two national parks.
There’s less than a week before the ETU European Half Distance Championship – Challenge Barcelona, which is taking place on May 19 in the Catalan town of Calella. No fewer than 2,000 people have confirmed their attendance in what is already set to be a landmark event in triathlon history by bringing together, for the first time ever, two of the greatest champions in the world, Chris McCormack and Javier Gómez Noya, this event marking the Middle Distance debut for the Spaniard, who starts as one of the big favourites to win one of the places on the podium.
Javier Gómez Noya, silver medallist at the London Olympics and twice ITU world triathlon champion has confirmed today that he will make his Middle Distance debut on May 19 at Challenge Half Barcelona, which this year is doubling as the official ETU European Half Distance Triathlon Championships.
Gomez, considered one of the most complete triathletes in the history of the sport, will be competing for the title alongside a British contingent that contains Mark Threlfall and Joe Skipper.
We’ve covered plenty of angles out of Challenge Barcelona, which was raced last week and saw Lucy Gossage whip out her Gossagefest and claim another win, including an interview with Joe Skipper who gave an amazing debut performance.
Another performance that struck me was that of Jennifer Stewart in another debut performance (at the longer distance), when she squeaked in under 10 hours and finished 12th lady pro. What is striking about Jennifer (who is the other half of the talented Graeme Stewart) is that whilst she races under a pro license, her lifestyle is very far from what you might imagine. A family lady who also holds a job as a dentist. Her sub-10 proves that you can get amazing performances and results from racing smart. Here’s an interview.
OK – running late but reading great, here is your latest ‘Triathlete of the Month’ for September. In a month where Brits and Irish triathletes excelled across Ironman races including a World Championship – and some domestic big hitters in Wales and Henley, there were no shortage of athletes to choose from.
Each month Beyond Going Long will award the triathlete it believes has had the best performance or string of results that warrant this accolade.
Each award will be given on a monthly basis and will take into account the performances across the middle and long distance events that have occurred across the world. The award is open to pro’s and top age-groupers and will always be awarded to those that hail from the British Isles.
Without further ado, over to this months winner!
Whilst Lucy Gossage was writing all the big headlines on her way to an amazing victory at Challenge Barcelona, I was equally impressed by another fellow debutante – Joe Skipper.
Joe is a middle distance specialist who I have picked out throughout this season as ‘one-to-watch’. After a strong year over 70.3 miles he signed up, unplanned and at the last minute for Challenge Barcelona and suprised everybody with an amazing sub 8:30 performance that was good enough for 5th place overall and the honour of being the 11th fastest Brit ever over the long distance. Not a bad debut!
I caught up with Joe this week to find out how he was recovering and whether his plans now included long distance for 2013.