This year’s British Triathlon Youth & Junior and Senior Super Series champions were crowned at the final race at Eton Dorney where the eliminator format provided a final opportunity for youth, junior and senior athletes to add points to their overall totals.
With the eliminator format being raced for the first time in the Super Series, it saw athletes competing in back-to-back rounds in the finals following the morning’s heat, bringing to a close this year’s Super Series which has featured 11 events, nine different venues and over 450 athletes.
The winners of the Youth A Super Series were already wrapped-up, with champions Lauren Mitchell and Brandon Pye not racing in Eton Dorney ahead of representing Great Britain at the Europe Triathlon Youth Championships in France this weekend.
Mitchell finished with the highest points total possible, picking-up maximum points in four of the five races she has competed at during her debut Super Series. Joining Mitchell on the podium was Gabriella Horne, who finished second overall, consolidating her runner-up spot with a second-place finish behind Annabelle Souter in the final race.
Rebecca Van Aardt finished third in the eliminator to pick-up enough points to move ahead of Siena Stephens to end the series third overall.
The Youth A male podium was topped by Brandon Pye who hasn’t finished outside the top-two all year, claiming two wins including the British elite youth title in Sunderland last month.
Alex Robin secured maximum points at Eton Dorney, but the overall podium placings were confirmed with Harry Maxwell second and Joshua Prendergast third.Both have been regulars in the top-three this season.
Youth A Female podium
Youth A Male podium
The overall series win in the Youth B female category was still wide open heading to Eton Dorney with four athletes mathematically able to leave the London 2012 rowing lake with the Super Series title.
Millie Breese started as the leader and her third win of the year gave the North East athlete the overall series victory ahead of Isla Hedley in second and Ellie Van Der Merwe in third. Ending the series on a high, Breese claimed maximum points at Eton Dorney with Van Der Merwe crossing the line third, behind Charly Marshall in second.
In the male Youth B rankings, Christo Chilton had already earned enough points to become this year’s champion, but there was movement on the podium behind.
Victory for Deri Mccluskey guaranteed second place, and he delivered the fastest run in the final race to secure the win and second spot overall ahead of Josh Cumberland, who crossed the line second to move up one place in the overall rankings to third.
Youth B Female podium
Youth B Male podium
Bethany Cook and Ryan Symington are this year’s Junior Super Series champions after both confirmed their spots at the top of the rankings ahead of the final race to round-off successful seasons.
Cook wasn’t racing in Eton Dorney having started her university studies in the USA, but had already earned the maximum points possible having recorded three wins this season. It continues her set of Super Series titles which now includes the junior title, along with the Youth A and Youth B titles she has won in previous years.
Behind Cook in the overall standings was Issy Hayes, who finished second overall, while the biggest mover of the final weekend was Lizzy Edge who climbed onto the podium with the junior victory at Eton Dorney.
Symington had already claimed top spot with two wins this year and second-place at the Grand Final, rounded-off by his third-place finish at Eton Dorney. Joe Sherman was one place ahead of Symington in the eliminator, finishing second to secure second place overall, while there was only six points separating third and fourth overall.
British elite junior champion Ben Cumberland had secured just enough points to claim the final podium spot and hold off the challenge of Osian Perrin who moved up the rankings to fourth with the final race victory.
Junior Female podium
Junior Male podium
Jess Fullagar and Hamish Reilly rounded-off their successful years to date with the overall victories in the Senior Super Series.
Only the top-two of Fullagar and Daisy Davies could mathematically claim the female Senior Super Series title and, with both not racing at Eton Dorney, the overall victory went to Fullagar. It’s a title which rounds-off a series which has included wins for Fullagar in the Super Series at AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series and British Triathlon Super Series Grand Final Sunderland.
Only 20 points behind Fullagar was Davies, who has been ever-present in the top-two in the races she has competed at this season, while victory for Tilly Anema at Eton Dorney confirmed her place on the podium.
In the senior male rankings, no one could deny Reilly his first Senior Super Series title having raced to three top-two finishes including maximum points at Mallory Park. Leeds winner James Chantler-Mayne had also secured a podium spot, despite not racing in the final event.
With none of the top-three athletes competing at Eton Dorney, it opened up a place on the podium for the competing athletes with Jack Stanton-Stock leading the podium charge, finishing fourth in the final race to add the all-important points to his tally which saw him end the series third overall.
Senior Female podium
Senior Male podium
The final race in this year’s British Triathlon Paratri Super Series was at last month’s Super Series Grand Final in Sunderland, where the champions and podium athletes were presented with their trophies.
The British Triathlon Paratri Super Series champions for 2022 are: Claire Danson (PTWC Female), Bret Crossley (PTWC Male), Louis Rolfe MBE (PTS2 Male), Felix Barrow (PTS3 Male), Tammy Barrett (PTS4 Female), Finley Jakes (PTS4 Male), Cheryl Went (PTS5 Female), Thomas Barnard (PTS5 Male) and Dave Ellis (PTVI Male).
There was paratriathlon events at Eton Dorney with separate swim, bike, run racing opportunities throughout the day, providing a talent ID opportunity for aspiring paratriathletes.