Ironman UK 2017 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

Race day had very typical “UK summer weather” – lots of loud and winds, and some run but also some sunshine. The numbers were also pretty typical, the main feature of the UK course is a very slow bike. The bike adjustment of -15:16 (leading to an overall adjustment of -16:19) shows how tough the bike is – the course is about as slow as Lanzarote and about a quarter hour slower than Kona.

The winning time of Cyril Viennot was the fastest male time we’ve seen since the somewhat suspiciously quick times in 2011, while Lucy Gossage was a few minutes slower than last year.

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Cyril Viennot FRA 00:48:57 04:52:17 02:53:44 08:41:07 -03:42 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Will Clarke GBR 00:47:56 05:01:44 02:46:28 08:47:03 00:05 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Kirill Kotshegarov EST 00:55:50 04:57:04 02:48:49 08:48:16 00:15 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Bryan McCrystal IRL 00:57:09 04:55:03 03:11:51 09:10:31 -09:26 US$ 2,500 960
5 Nicholas Ward Munoz GBR 00:57:04 05:16:11 02:56:09 09:16:52 04:28 US$ 1,500 720
6 Pedro Gomes POR 00:52:03 05:27:14 03:00:04 09:25:44 33:22 US$ 1,000 540
7 Fraser Cartmell GBR 00:52:31 05:20:54 03:13:45 09:33:49 23:33   405
  Harry Wiltshire GBR 00:47:52 05:18:54   DNF      
  Miquel Blanchart Tinto ESP 00:49:38 05:29:27   DNF      
  Romain Guillaume FRA 00:47:54     DNF      
  Mark Bowstead NZL 00:48:54     DNF      

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to exp. Prize Money KPR Points
1 Lucy Gossage GBR 01:01:15 05:23:07 03:09:15 09:39:48 05:16 US$ 8,000 2000
2 Diana Riesler GER 00:58:53 05:27:40 03:08:30 09:41:56 -04:25 US$ 4,000 1600
3 Nikki Bartlett GBR 01:01:17 05:27:35 03:23:09 09:59:08 -02:23 US$ 3,000 1280
4 Brooke Brown CAN 01:01:22 05:42:49 03:28:18 10:21:16 11:14 US$ 2,500 960
  Hannah Drewett GBR 00:52:01 06:13:04   DNF      

Kona Qualifying Implications

On the male side, the Top 3 finishers have now secured their Kona slots. Both Cyril Viennot (4.485) and Will Clarke (4.645) are well ahead of the projected cutoff of 3.500. Kyrill Kotshegarov (3.710) is also ahead of the expected cutoff and will quite likely get a July slot as well, but has to wait a bit longer to be completely safe.

On the female side Lucy Gossage was already safe before the race (but said she’s going to decline her slot), but Diana Riesler is now safe for a July slot. Nikki Bartlett is just short of a July slot, she has to hope for a few rolldowns or the August cutoff.

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