Challenge Weymouth took place this weekend, with over 1400 athletes lining up to take part in both half and full distance events. Joe Skipper (GBR) and Eleanor Hersign (GBR) took out the wins at this inaugural race located in the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, showcasing the very best of England’s Dorset coastline.
Due to high winds, choppy sea, and strong tides with consideration for safety and enjoyment of athletes, race organisers made the tough decision to halve the full distance swim leg to 1.9km, and postpone the swim start by half an hour.
In the Challenge Weymouth men’s race Stephen Bayliss led the male pros out of the water in 27:26, followed two minutes later by fast age groupers James Grandfield and Zoltan Petsuk. By half way through the 180km bike, the three Brits, Joe Skipper, Bayliss and Joel Jameson were fighting neck and neck and continued to do so until the final 20km when Skipper managed to break away, coming into T2 with a...