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Weekend roundup: October 27-28
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Monday 29th October 2012


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It wasn't a butterfly flapping its wings but a magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the coast of Canada that set off the tsunami warning system for all the Hawaiian islands on Saturday evening. Coastal areas were evacuated although, judging from the Twitter feed off the XterraPlanet website, there wasn't that much of a surge when it finally arrived. And that's the trouble with tsunami - you don't really know what the effects are going to be until it actually hits, you just know that it's coming!

Pre-race there was some great news for Jacqui Slack as she picked up the Warrior award along with Ben Allen - XTERRA have been giving these out since 2003 to honour "a member of its tribe that has shown exemplary courage in the face of adversity, gone above and beyond to help the greater community, or personified the 'Live More' spirit."

The XTERRA World Championships itself threw up a bit of a surprise in that Javier Gomez - far better known for his on-road skills and a Silver at the London Games just a couple of months ago - only gave up a little time on the bike and turned in the second fastest run of the day to take the overall victory. Tim Don was a very creditable eighth with Sam Gardner 21st and Llewellyn Holmes 35th. Lesley Paterson showed her class once again and dominated the women's field in a repeat of last year's win but two minutes faster. She extended a three minute lead over Barbara Riveros on the run section to over four minutes at the line. Jacqui Slack was fifth. Full results are linked HERE.

Pos Male Female
1 Javier Gomez (ESP) 2:26:50 Lesley Paterson (GBR) 2:44:11
2 Josiah Middaugh (USA) 2:27:40 Barbara Riveros (CHI) 2:48:18
3 Conrad Stoltz (RSA) 2:30:03 Mari Rabie (RSA) 2:53:55/td>
4 Leonardo Chacon (CRC) 2:30:19 Heather Jackson (USA) 2:54:12
5 Victor del Corral (ESP) 2:30:23 Jacqui Slack (GBR) 2:55:18

With some friends just back this morning from Miami we are only too aware that the weather there was none too good in the run-up to the City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami as the tail of Hurricane Sandy gave the area a quick lashing. However, race day seems to have been fine and Leanda Cave doesn't seem to be suffering any after-effects of her Hawaii win as she cleaned up the women's field ahead of Lisa Huetthaler and Margaret Shapiro. Corinne Abraham was fifth. Full report on that one HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:42:17 Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:07:27
2nd Jan Van Berkel (NED) 3:43:52 Lisa Hütthaler (AUT) 4:08:48
3rd Horst Reichel (GER) 3:44:14 Margaret Shapiro (USA) 4:09:47
4th James Cunnama (RSA) 3:45:27 Lisa Mensink (CAN) 4:14:04
5th Nila Frommhold (GER) 3:46:11 Corinne Abraham (GBR) 4:14:04

With a very tidy domestic calendar it was great to get all the results in so very promptly - thanks to all the organisers for that! First off the pile was the Jekyll & Hyde Park Halloween Duathlon where Danny Russell (Tri London) and Rebecca Glover (Serpentine) took the honours. Full results are available HERE.

Next in through the inbox was Race New Forest's Swashbuckler Duathlon with a heartfelt note from them that it was lovely to have had an event where it hadn't rained! Owen Harries (Southampton Tri Club) and Gemma Farrell (Tri for Fitness) were the winners and full results are HERE.

Third in - and still well before tea time - was the 1485 No Frills Duathlon with wins recorded there for Conor Murphy and Louise Gibson. Full results are HERE.

FULL WEEKEND RESULTS LISTINGS

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