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.


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.


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.