Brits win 19 golds in Ottawa

Richard Horton takes men's U23 gold in World Duathlon Championships, while George Schwiening comes first in junior women's race


Great Britain dominated the World Duathlon Championships in Ottawa, Canada last weekend, with a stunning 19 gold medals between the GB team's junior, U23 and age-group athletes, including 17 for the age-group team.


Richard Horton, a Loughborough University student and winner of the junior gold last year, won the U23 men's elite race with a time of 53:33mins, while Georgina Schwiening took gold in the women's junior elite race with a time of 1:02:32. Calum Johnson also claimed a bronze in the men’s junior race with a time of 54:12mins.

Horton said post-race: “It was an awesome experience with the GB team here in Ottawa. I wanted to make the race hard from the off and it became a real war of attrition played out at super fast speeds. I’m so proud to be part of a four medal-winning elite GB team and to be heading home a world champion once more."

In addition to the 17 golds taken by the British age-group team, there were also 12 silvers and 12 bronze medals: Gill Fullen was the fastest overall in the women’s standard-distance event whilst Mathilde Pauls and Geoffrey Beetham were the fastest overall in the sprint event. Meanwhile, David Peck won gold in the standard-distance event in the 80-84 age-group.

Adrien Howden (GB’s sole representative in the Paraduathlon events) took silver in the men's paraduathlon TRI-5 with a time of 1:17:26.

Britain's age-group medallists

Standard Distance:


  • M20-24   Ryan Ostler
  • F25-29    Clare Miller
  • M25-29   James Coleman
  • M35-39   Sean Scott
  • M40-44   Lee Piercy
  • F40-44    Jayne Williams
  • F45-49    Gill Fullen
  • M45-49   Steve Mckeown
  • F60-64    Elspeth Knott
  • M80-84   David Peck


  • F20-24    Samantha Aplin
  • M20-24   Anthony Meager
  • F25-29    Ellen Barnes
  • F30-34    Kate Hodgkiss
  • M45-49   Stewart Gregory
  • M50-54   Robert McLean
  • M60-64   Ian Wells


  • F20-24    Fiona Bracegirdle
  • M30-34   Thomas Crouch
  • F35-39    Katie Thompson
  • M40-44   Chris Nicoll
  • M55-59   Peter Wheddon
  • M60-64   Christopher Owens

Sprint Distance:


  • M16-19   Gareth Smith
  • F20-24    Eloise du Luart
  • F30-34    Mathilde Pauls
  • M30-34   Peter Ellis
  • M35-39   Geoffrey Beetham
  • M40-44   Alan Murchison
  • M75-79   Maurice Young


  • M25-29   Matt Welsh
  • M30-34   Darren Middleton
  • F40-44    Sue Walker
  • M45-49   Craig Dyce
  • F60-64    Sharon Bardsley


  • M16-19   Isaac Dunn
  • F20-24    Claire Lilley
  • M20-24   Richard Agan
  • M25-29   Matthew Hallam
  • F55-59    Heather Lambert
  • M55-59   Geoff Brewster