British age-groupers clinch six medals in Vichy

Fran Bungay and Liz Hall crowned European champs in respective age groups

Challenge Vichy

Great Britain's age-group team continued their recent run of success with a six-medal haul at the ETU Long Distance Championships in Vichy, France last weekend.

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Fran Bungay was third-fastest woman overall, winning the 35-39 AG women's category with a time of 10:51:34, while Liz Hall won the 45-49 AG category in 11:37:22.

Britain’s only male medal winner was the most senior member of the team, 60 year-old Dave Pratten, who won silver in a time of 11:48:02. Chris Stuart was the fastest British man and tenth age-grouper overall, finishing in 9:25:47.

Roland Kemp, Great Britain team captain commented that there were other British medal winners who unfortunately weren’t registered so aren’t included in the British medal winning total.

He added: “It was an honour to captain the GBR team. There was a super team spirit and it was certainly a few days of amazing memories.”

The team of 32 British AG athletes tackled the 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and marathon run with a view to adding to the 197 medals they have already won in international age-group competitions around the world this year.

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Meanwhile, in the elite races, Diana Riesler (GER) and Andrej Vistica (CRO) were both crowned ETU European Long Distance Champions for the first time, posting times of 8:59:49 and 8:21:17 respectively.