Are you up to the Challenge? ETU Middle Distance Championships - Herning

By Paul Groves | 18 Apr, 2017

ETU offers athletes the choice of races over all sorts of distances and in a variety of configurations. It is the championship events that draw the big crowds and ETU has, for the past few years, worked closely with The Challenge Family to deliver quality middle and long distance events.

This year’s Middle Distance Championships are due to be held in Herning in Denmark. Mark Kromann
, Event Director - Operational, sends us the following short update on their event.

The official ETU Middle Distance European Championship will this year take place in Denmark. Herning, a city known for its engagement in sports and international championships will host the annual triathlon party for Europeans racing to take home that special medal.

Herning has a history of hosting sports championships that goes beyond most cities’ wildest dreams – including the Giro d’Italia start in 2012. This year, they will use their expertise in sports events to create a professional and impressive set up for the European athletes.

Challenge Denmark, the organization behind Challenge Herning, has announced that the course will be spectator friendly and filled with power zones from sponsors. The swim takes place in the calm and beautiful Fuglsang Lake, the bike course will be fast and stunning and the 4 laps and the spectator friendly run course will take you inside the city’s library. Something never seen before.

It’s not just the courses that are planned to the smallest details but also the many different side events always surrounding a triathlon race; such as the pasta party, race briefing etc. that are of great importance to the organizers. The Pasta Party, race briefings and award ceremonies will all be hosted by Messecenter Herning, a local cultural house in a professional setting. 

“We know how important it is to athletes to have everything gathered in one place, close to the race area. Messecenter Herning is therefore the perfect location for all the events before and after the race, since it’s located in the centre of Herning”, explains Race Director Claus Vesterby.

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Learn more about 2017 Herning ETU Challenge Middle Distance Triathlon European Championship from the ETU link and follow the race on Facebook.

Challenge Herning is hosted in collaboration with Sport Event Denmark, Herning Municipality and the Danish Triathlon Association.

For all the information needed on how to get there and where to stay,

Closest Airport and Local Transportation.

For the Host Hotel, the LOC recommends you visit the Visit Herning’s homepage and book your accommodation on their online booking. If you want Visit Herning to book your accommodation, they will be delighted to help you. You can contact them at  and there will be a handling fee of DKK 150,00 per reservation. The price is for one reservation; this includes group reservations.

Scandic Regina is the official race hotel. Registration will be at Scandic Regina. The hotel is in walking distance of everything in Herning City. You must book your stay at Scandic through Visit Herning.

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Related Event: 2017 Herning ETU Challenge Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships
10 Jun, 2017 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Patrick Dirksmeier GER 03:49:27
2. Anders Christensen DEN 03:52:09
3. Miki Taagholt DEN 03:52:39
4. Thomas Strange Hansen DEN 03:54:02
5. Kristian Høgenhaug DEN 03:55:35
6. Jesper Svensson SWE 03:57:15
7. Chris Fischer DEN 03:57:17
8. Simon Jørn Hansen DEN 03:58:08
9. Morten Brammer Olesen DEN 03:58:41
10. Allan Steen Olesen DEN 04:03:27
Results: Elite Women
1. Camilla Pedersen DEN 04:15:01
2. Maja Stage Nielsen DEN 04:21:10
3. Sarah Lewis GBR 04:21:35
4. Michelle Vesterby DEN 04:25:21
5. Hanna Maksimava BLR 04:32:25
6. Birgitte Krogsgaard DEN 04:34:55
7. Line Thams DEN 04:39:43
8. Nikola Corbova SVK 04:45:52
9. Katerina Strnadova CZE 04:50:53
10. Pernille Linder Christensen DEN 04:56:21
Results: PTS3 Women
1. Marianne Hüche DEN 07:22:25
Results: PTS4 Men
1. Denis Batalov RUS 05:23:39
Results: PTS5 Men
1. Péter Boronkay HUN 04:59:35
2. Lars Hansen GER 05:16:54
3. Lars Konek GER 06:03:49
Results: PTS5 Women
1. Andrea Thamm GER 07:00:44