Tri247 Newsletter


27th Jul 2009Issue 122

Welcome to the newsletter

Coming up this weekend is The Mazda London Triathlon, quoted as being the largest triathlon event in the world, with in the region of 13,000 people due to compete in the various waves and events over the two days. August should be a particularly busy month in London, with the Hyde Park, Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series event taking place just two weeks later.

As well hosting the world's largest triathlon, the UK also hosts the world's largest duathlon: The Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity London Duathlon in Richmond Park. For too long, the run-bike-run discipline had been under-represented in terms of profile, publicity and appreciation for its athletes and events - and so we've decided to try and do something about it!

Building upon the success and profile of Tri247, we are pleased to announce the launch of, a website dedicated purely to duathlon. Our aim with the new site is to focus on the global duathlon calendar, and we are working closely with the Powerman World Series, plus many others, to help this. We've also managed to recruit a couple of multiple World Duathlon Championship winners to our columnist team in Joerie Vansteelant and Catriona Morrison, as well as a man who knows more about the politics and workings of duathlon than anyone we know! We'll be bringing you news and views from around the duathlon world, training advice, interviews and much more over the coming weeks, months and years.

Do check it out, and of course sign up to in order to ensure you receive our dedicated duathlon newsletters which we will be starting shortly. With all 'new-builds', there may be a few bugs for us to fix (!), but we're working hard on those, and plan to create the online home that the sport of duathlon needs and can be proud of. We're sure that you, our readers, will help us achieve that.

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Weekend action

The ITU World Championship Series visited Hamburg, Germany this weekend for round five. No Brit men racing (the field probably pleased to see the back of Alistair Brownlee!), and in the ladies, only Jodie Swallow (21st) finished, as both Jodie Stimpson and Liz Blatchford were DNF's.

Emma Moffatt (AUS) continued her great season with another convincing victory, while Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) secured his first victory at this level. Full race reports online for the ladies HERE and the men HERE. We also have the full results available: LADIES / MEN.

Pos Men Women
1st Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 1:44:06 Emma Moffatt (AUS) 1:56:12
2nd Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 1:44:14 Lisa Norden (SWE) 1:57:06
3rd Alexander Brukhankov (RUS) 1:44:16 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 1:57:39

Long distance action this weekend was focussed on the Ford Ironman Lake Placid . Germany's Maik Twelsiek, winner of Ironman Wisconsin in 2007 took his second Ironman title in convincing style, 20 minutes ahead of fellow German Christian Brader. Tereza Macel (CAN/CZE) may not be the best known name on the Ironman circuit, but she is another of the the teamTBB athletes who have been racing well this year. Always a top swimmer, she also recorded the fastest bike time, and then a solid run brought her home 15 minutes clear Caitlin Snow, for a gun to tape win.

Pos Men Women
1st Maik Twelsiek (GER) 8:36:37 Tereza Macel (CAN/CZE) 9:26:36
2nd Christian Brader (GER) 8:56:35 Caitlin Snow (USA) 9:41:21
3rd Jason Shortis (AUS) 8:58:09 Sam McGlone (CAN) 9:44:24

Stuart Hayes finished fifth (1:48:02) in the Nautica New York City Triathlon, which was won by Greg Bennett (AUS) and Rebecca Wassner (USA). Full results are available HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Greg Bennett (AUS) 1:45:50 Rebecca Wassner (USA) 1:58:25
2nd Andy Potts (USA) 1:46:27 Becky Lavelle (USA) 2:00:17
3rd Matt Reed (USA) 1:47:43 Margaret Shapiro (USA) 2:03:21

First results in on Sunday were from the latest OWS Aquathlon at Liquid Leisure. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Deon Coetzee 27:13 Carly Bland 33:19
2nd Neil Ferguson (Army Tri) 28:06 Helen Lawrenson 33:32
3rd Ian Stewart (Basingstoke Tri) 29:52 Marnie Foden 33:54

The Culford Triathlon was also very swift on the results front, and you can find them HERE (plus the youth race HERE).

Pos Men Women
1st Glyn Williams (Born 2 Tri) 51:27 Julia Jepson (East Essex Tri) 58:53
2nd Matt Shingleton (Born 2 Tri) 52:53 Wendy Martin (Born 2 Tri) 59:04
3rd Steve Norris (Born 2 Tri) 53:02 Laura Hindle (53-12) 1:02:55

The Strathclyde Triathlon was a qualifier for World Age Group Championships and also a National Ranking Series event. Provisional results can be found on the Glasgow Triathlon Club website HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Alan Copland (One Life Racing) 1:54:47 Shona Girdwood (Fusion Triathlon Club) 2:05:25
2nd Rodger Wilkins (Tri Clan/Sweatshop) 1:55:28 Alison Rowatt (Edinburgh Triathletes) 2:06:45
3rd Craig Dale (Edinburgh University TC) 1:55:31 Danielle Stewart (Team Coventry Cycle Centre) 2:10:08

On a weekend with plenty of standard distance race, the results from the Hayle Standard can be found HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Richard Oram (Exeter Tri Club) 2:02:56 Helen Dyke (Torbay Tri Club) 2:24:01
2nd Tom Davey (Camel Valley CTC) 2:03:59 Heather Booth (Plymouth Tri Club) 2:27:02
3rd John Thorpe (Ful On Tri) 2:05:11 Maria Hindle (North Devon Tri) 2:28:07

There was a quality field at the MK Triathlon where former runner Adam Bowden got the better of Dan Corner with - not surprisingly - the fastest run of the day. One would suspect (hope!) he has put his name forward for the TriGold initiative recently announced by the BTF. In the ladies event, Eimear Mullan produced another top performance for a more than five minute victory over iron-distance specialists Yvette Grice and Joanna Carritt.

Pos Men Women
1st Adam Bowden 1:48:21 Eimear Mullan 2:04:03
2nd Dan Corner 1:49:23 Yvette Grice 2:09:39
3rd Peter Eggleston 1:57:40 Joanna Carritt 2:12:16

Popular racing at Blithfield courtesy of Punishing Events, who held a Standard and Sprint distance event. Local team Ceepo TFN RT took a clean sweep in the men's standard, with Andy Tarry showing no signs of slowing down and securing a more than two minute winning margin. Louise Collins made it a double for the team. Full results online for the STANDARD and the SPRINT.

Pos Men Women
1st Andy Tarry (Ceepo TFN RT) 1:53:07 Lou Collins (Ceepo TFN RT) 2:11:03
2nd Laurence Fanous (Ceepo TFN RT) 1:55:17 Naomi Warr (Derby Tri Club) 2:23:41
3rd Joel Jameson (Ceepo TFN RT) 1:55:42 Amy Forshaw 2:25:10
Pos Men Women
1st Matt Gunby (Total Racing International) 1:02:45 Louise Keely (City of Lancaster Tri) 1:11:34
2nd Mark Redwood (Ceepo TFN RT) 1:02:50 Adele Grassby (BRAT) 1:15:50
3rd Mark Hirsch (BRAT) 1:03:45 Lizzie Hill (Derby Tri Club) 1:17:43

There was a very tight finish at the Hatfield Triathlon, where Dom Brook finished just one second quicker than Tim Ashelford. Hannah Mulcaster finished one minute clear of Louise Hanley. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Dom Brook 1:04:41 Hannah Mulcaster 1:12:22
2nd Tim Ashelford 1:04:42 Louise Hanley 1:13:19
3rd Oliver Dixon 1:04:55 Amy Wolstencroft 1:16:37

Provisional results from the Thame Triathlon are available of the Just Racing website HERE. Here are the podium spots:

Pos Men Women
1st Kieron Lewis (Team MK) 56:47 Manuela Capazorio (Chiltern Harriers) 1:02:07
2nd Ian Loades (Oxford Tri) 57:42 Jane Bell (Oxford Tri) 1:06:43
3rd Laurence Milnes (East Grinstead) 58:30 Paula Robinson (Gears and Tears) 1:08:11

We also have the provisional results of the Tidworth Fast Twitch HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Nick Buis 1:17:01 Celia Miall (West Country Athletes) 1:20:28
2nd Peter Younghusband (Tri UK Gatorade) 1:19:13 Amy Campbell 1:22:03
3rd Peter Campbell (Porstmouth Triathletes) 1:19:34 Ros Viner 1:23:00

The Wiltshire Times Trowbridge Triathlon saw another win for speedy vet Ian White (Farnham Tri), with Kerry McGawley (Bath Amphibians) taking the ladies award. Full results HERE, plus results of the Tristar Aquathlon HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Ian White (Farnham Tri) 1:08:30 Kerry McGawley (Bath Amphibians) 1:18:22
2nd Mike Milstead (Johns Bikes) 1:09:03 Rachel Bown (Total Fitness Bath) 1:21:16
3rd Lee Rankin (DB Max Tri) 1:09:56 Helen Wainwright 1:21:5

Royal Air Force Careers and Triathlon - Corporal Jase Walkley

In conjunction with Royal Air Force Careers ( and Royal Air Force Triathlon ( we have a new series of profiles highlighting how you can combine an exciting and varied career in the RAF with your triathlon and sporting ambitions. Check out our latest profile of Corporal Jase Walkley, and his experiences as a Weapons Technician.

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Maximise your Open Water Swimming now!

If you are new to the sport, or looking to make the best of your open water swimming in the second half of the season, then why not try these open water swim training courses with the vastly experienced coach, and former British Triathlon Champion, Rick Kiddle (

The sessions take place at Heron Lake, right next to junction 13 of the M25 (post code TW19 6HW). Check out this article for more details on Heron Lake.

Course Details

RKC OWS Level 1 - Saturday 15th August 09
RKC OWS Level 1 - Saturday 5th September 09

All Courses starts promptly at: 06:45 and finish 08:00 approx. Price: £25 + VAT. For course information and to book online visit

1-2-1 coaching is also available with Rick and his staff. £45+vat per person. Wetsuit hire/ buy is available from the Lake.

If you require any further information then please email Rick at or call 07770391966











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