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Racetime-USN RT launched
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Tuesday 2nd April 2013

Tags  Craig Twigg  |  Emily McLaughlin  |  Racetime Events  |  Richard Horton  |  USN

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The Racetime-USN triathlon team recently launched at De Montfort University's Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.

The line-up boasts a number of local triathletes including Ironman professional Craig Twigg, British, European and World duathlon champion Rich Horton, who is a Loughborough student and Emily McLaughlin (3rd overall British Super Series 2012).

"We are excited by the breadth of talent in the team from up-and-coming juniors to experienced Ironman campaigners, and look forward to the race season getting under way," said team manager Johnny Nicol.

Racetime's season has begun with Twigg racing IM Melbourne finishing 33rd. He now travels to South Africa, where he is looking to better his seventh place at last year's Ironman South Africa. The weekend also saw three of the team competing in the East Leake Triathlon where the team took their first win of the season, 1st James Teagle, 5th Fletcher Priestley and 9th Richard Jeggo.

The team will be represented in domestic and international competition across all triathlon distances from the British Super Sprint series to Ironman events with a number of the team aiming for Kona qualification.

As well as Twigg, Horton and Emily McLoughlin the squad includes Claire Shea-Simonds, Gayle Vickers, Lisa Picton, Richy Sumpter, James Nutt, Duncan Shea-Simonds, Richard Jeggo, Paul Lunn, Fletcher Priestly, David Robertson, Sam Elliott, Finley Thompson and James Teagle.

Racetime-USN triathlon team

At the launch, team members benefited from swim technique advice from Leicestershire-based company Swimcam, using their state-of-the-art video analysis equipment.

The team is backed by Leicestershire company Racetime Events, who stage junior and adult triathlon and multi-sport events across the county, accommodating first-time competitors through to elite triathletes. Racetime also offer coaching packages and run an Open Water venue on the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire border.

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We would also like to thank our great team sponsors:
USN – Nutrition
Skechers Performance – Footwear
Zone 3 – Wetsuits
Aquasphere – Goggles
ISM - Saddles
Vankru cycling – Bike fit (and bike for Rich Horton)
Ashmei – running apparel
Compress Yourself and Sigvaris – Compression
Bonk – casual wear
Greeper - laces

Racetime-USN triathlon team

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