Gossage and Skipper grab the Gauntlet at Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon
Half-iron distance race won by Ironman Lanzarote title-holder Lucy Gossage and former British middle-distance champ Joe Skipper
The fifth Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon attracted a strong elite pool to Cheshire last weekend (Sunday 29 June), along with 1,300 competitors including children and novices.
This year's Ironman Lanzarote winner Lucy Gossage conquered the half-iron distance Gauntlet with a time of 4:34:58 – giving her a 14min lead over second-placed Eleanor Hareseign, with Emma Wright taking bronze. The men’s Gauntlet was won by former British middle-distance champion Joe Skipper, who crossed the line in 4:13:09, followed by Joel Jameson and Matt Leeman.
In the Olympic distance races, newcomer India Lee pipped Catherine Jameson to first place, with Nicole Walters joining them on the podium. Israman 2014 winner Alice Hector was forced to pull out with ligament trouble. Mark Threlfall won the men’s Olympic race with a time of 2:03:55, with Elliott Smales and Dan Bingham taking second and third respectively.
Registration is now open for the next year’s Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon, being held on Sunday 28 June 2015 – to sign up click here.
This year's Gauntlet winner Lucy Gossage will be our cover star for the August 2014 issue of 220 Triathlon magazine – on sale 22 July!