Loughborough Performance Triathlon Centre (LTPC) won medals in all four elite races on a great day at the Blenheim Palace Triathlon.
Taking place at the iconic venue in Oxfordshire, British titles were up for grab, with Sophie Coldwell producing the performance of the day to take the senior women’s crown. Second last year, it was eighth time lucky for the Human Biology student as she broke away on the bike with German Sophia Saller before storming to victory on the run. In her first triathlon alumna Beth Potter took an equally impressive third place, fresh from qualifying for the London 2017 World Athletics Championships in the 10,000m just two weeks ago.
In the senior men’s race there were two podium spots for LTPC athletes, Chris Perham winning a close battle with James Teagle for silver, the Loughborough students separated by just six seconds.
In the junior races first year student Madeleine Henderson emulated Coldwell’s performance to take gold, putting together a strong swim-bike-run. In the junior men’s equivalent LTPC training partner Barclay Izzard showed his potential to take a commanding victory. In fact so good was his performance he was fourth man across the line in the senior men’s race, as the two events were combined. He hopes to study at Loughborough University next year.
Full results can be found here: https://results.sporthive.com/events/6272723435714003712