Tri247 Newsletter


1st Sep 2009Issue 127

Welcome to the newsletter

Ever found that 'go faster' equipment can actually make you go slower? Beware the dangers of aero helmets, as shown in this video which had us highly amused this past week! Thanks to Iain Hindes for highlighting that one.

As we move into September, it will soon be 'Worlds' time, triathlon and duathlon, for the many GB age groupers who always travel in their masses around the world, and will be heading off to the Gold Coast and/or USA over coming weeks. We hope your preparation and racing has gone well, and that the time, effort and expense you all put in to flying the flag overseas brings you the results your aspire too. For many, this past weekend will have been the last 'hit out' before heading Down Under, so check out the reports and results below from the Bank Holiday weekend. Remember, some of your toughest competition will be from within your own team!

In this issue:


Weekend action

International Racing

Alistair Brownlee has been winning again. With just two weeks to go until the World Championship Series Finale on the Gold Coast, Al won the latest round of the competitive French Grand Prix Series in Paris, ahead of Frederic Belaubre (FRA), with younger brother Jonny taking third. Tim Don ran well to finish seventh, after having to make up time on a breakaway group of 10 athletes. Hollie Avil was second in the ladies race with Sophie Coleman sixth and Jodie Swallow eighth. Barbara Riveros (CHI) took the ladies win. Ladies results HERE, Men's results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 50:31 Barbara Riveros (CHI) 58:03
2 Frederic Belaubre (FRA) 50:36 Hollie Avil (GBR) 58:10
3 Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 50:45 Anja Dittmer (GER) 58:18

At Ford Ironman Louisville, Ukraine's Viktor Zyemtsev, a multiple winner of Ironman Austria had to use his run speed, and a 2:43:44 marathon, to overhaul Luke McKenzie for the title, only taking the lead in the closing two miles from the in-form Aussie. In the women's race the early lead went to Nina Kraft with Maki Nishiuchi challenging on the bike but then Lisbeth Kristensen made what looked like a decisive move and took the lead, building a nine minute gap back to Kraft. It wasn't quite enough and Kraft surged on the run to recapture the lead at mile 18 giving her her first ironman-distance victory since 2007. Kristensen hung on for second place with a massive buffer back to Kim Loeffler in third.

Pos Men Women
1 Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 8:25:27 Nina Kraft (GER) 9:20:21
2 Luke McKenzie (AUS) 8:26:01 Lisbeth Kristensen (DEN) 9:23:57
3 Raynard Tissink (RSA) 8:39:09 Kim Loeffler (USA) 9:38:23

The other Ironman on the calendar was the long running Subaru Ironman Canada in Penticton. Jordan Rapp took his first Ironman win in dominating style, working through to the head of the field in the final third of the bike leg, and then running a race best 2:55:32 marathon too, finally finishing a full 15 minutes clear of Mike Aigroz (SUI). TeamTBB athlete Tereza Macel (CZE) won Ironman Lake Placid in fine style just last month, but once again produced a fantastic performance, leading from gun-to-tape, to finish almost 30 minutes clear of multiple Ironman winner Belinda Granger.

Pos Men Women
1 Jordan Rapp (USA) 8:25:13 Tereza Macel (CZE) 9:11:20
2 Mike Aigroz (SUI) 8:40:17 Belinda Granger (AUS) 9:40:46
3 Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:44:37 Janelle Morrison (CAN) 9:48:54

Here are the top three at Ironman 70.3 Brazil , where our picks of Oscar Galindez and Reinaldo Colluci could only manage fourth and fifth respectively.

Pos Men Women
1 Santiago Alves Ascenço 3:47:08 Vanessa Gianinni 4:29:34
2 Igor Amorelli 3:52:20 Heather Gollnick 4:30:57
3 Fabio Carvalho 3:54:00 Pamela Tastets 4:36:58

Vanessa Raw has been racing again on the ETU circuit, at the Kedzierzyn Kozle ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup in Poland, and added another second to that achieved last weekend in the Czech Republic. Ireland's Bryan Keane also made the podium. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 Yulian Malyshev (RUS) 1:52:04 Vendula Frintova (CZE) 2:04:53
2 Igor Sysoev (RUS) 1:52:08 Vanessa Raw (GBR) 2:05:14
3 Bryan Keane (IRL) 1:52:08 Anne Haug (GER) 2:05:25

Domestic Action

Trevor Kingdon of Blacksheep Sports ( sent us in the results from events at the Big Woody. We have the results online for the Big Woody, Big Woody Aqua Bike, Little Woody and Little Woody Aqua Bike events.

Big Woody
Pos Men Women
1 Sam Williamson (Big Willy Racing) 10:16:26 Sarah Lovelock (Bodyworks XTC) 10:55:05
2 Anthony Bucknall 10:22:37 Lisa Abrey 11:53:08
3 David Dorward 10:36:54 Jana Kuettner 13:28:37
Little Woody
Pos Men Women
1 Spencer Smith 4:41:28 Edwina Sutton (Optima Racing Team) 5:12:13
2 Declan Doyle 4:41:44 Elisabeth Brama 5:28:34
3 Damion Littlewood (Tri-1st) 4:58:25 Ellen Ashton 5:38:50

First result in of the weekend was from the Team Outrageous Saturday Sprint at Leybourne Lakes. Full results HERE, where David Jones and Hannah Miller were the winners.

Pos Men Women
1st David Jones 52:53 Hannah Miller 1:10:19
2nd Paul Finch 53:26 Kerry Smith 1:16:27
3rd Barry Scott 53:47 Andrea Lemar 1:17:40

Headline results from the Emily Prosser Sprint Triathlon (Cardiff), are as follows. Full results are HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Rhys Jones 0:48:19 Caroline Jones 0:58:13
2nd Richard Wilder 0:48:49 Jen Salter 0:59:54
3rd Del Pitcher 0:52:36 Sally Wilkinson 1:05:12

Will Whitmore was his usual swift self with results from the 7th Felt Malmesbury Triathlon on Sunday. Close racing, with winners Mike Milstead and Rachel Bown taking to tops spots by small margins. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Mike Milstead (Johns Bikes) 1:01:28 Rachel Bown (Total Fitness Bath) 1:11:18
2nd Carle Green (MOTI) 1:01:43 Jayne Parker (Swindon Tri) 1:11:35
3rd Adam Wells (Westbury) 1:01:48 Ros Viner 1:11:45

The Rugby Sprint Triathlon was another sold out event, and just a week after winning Éireman, Hywel Davies retained his title, on a course that we know he typically spends most of the previous day setting up! Jacqui Phillips narrowly edged out Helen Russell. Full results are available on the StuWeb site HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 Hywel Davies 53:07 Jacqui Phillips (Cobra Tri) 1:03:54
2 Rich Sumpter (La Bicicleta) 54:55 Helen Russell (Redditch Triathletes) 1:04:08
3 James Turner (Chase Race/Bridgtown Cycles) 55:52 Sally Baker 1:06:01

For the second week running, there was iron (and half-iron) distance racing in Ireland, this time at Ireman. We have results loaded for the 226 Challenge HERE, and the half HERE.

Ireman 226 Challenge
Pos Men Women
1 Fergus McGirr 10:24:04 Christine McCann 13:25:21
2 Dermot Bailie 11:07:48  
3 Michael Holland 11:28:38  
Half Ireman
Pos Men Women
1 Alistair Duffield 4:34:50 Claire Gillvray 5:23:25
2 Peter McCrory 4:47:44 Kelda Spratt 5:31:10
3 Ronnie Kidd 4:54:11 Clare Duffield 5:49:13

Provisional results fron the Stockton Triathlon (Standard, Sprint and Superprint) are available HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 Ben Newman 2:02:36 Natalie Batey 2:20:48
2 Dom Brook 2:04:39 Lisa Tweddle 2:21:03
3 Paul Wright 2:08:59 Carrine Green 2:22:36
Pos Men Women
1 David Driver 1:08:06 Michelle Scott 1:11:58
2 David Gorley 1:09:12 Bonnie Hopkins 1:17:22
3 Peter Camp 1:11:13 Aimee Mccullough 1:24:28

We don't have the full results yet, but here are the podium spots from the Kent Aquathlon Championships, held at Leybourne Lakes.

Full Distance (1.6k / 10k)
Pos Men Women
1 Ben Carter (Saxon Crown) 1:01:52 Sarah Buxton 1:16:07
2 Kevin Partridge (Tri Sport Epping) 1:03:32 Carrie Hague (Dartford RR) 1:19:36
3 Sam Carter (Saxon Crown) 1:10:17 Joanne Sullivan (Havering Mayesbrook) 1:29:39
Sprint Race (800m / 5km)
Pos Men Women
1 Stephen Holmes (Blackheath+Bromley) 29:54 Holly Pyman (7Oaks Tri) 38:48
2 Neil Harris (VO2 Maximum RT) 30:23 Amanda Webster 43:39
3 Ben Warren (Hailsham Harriers) 30:42 Hannah Fyffe 49:48

Zoggs Predator special offer

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Run the New York City Marathon with Sports Tours

Sports Tours International (, have managed to reduce the price of entries into this year's 2009 ING NYC Marathon on 1st November and also the prices of some of the travel packages.

Closing date for entries to the NYC Marathon has been extended until 15th September!

If you are interested in running in this iconic marathon, then contact STI on 0161 703 8161 or click on this link for more information.

Job opportunity with Orca

Orca, creator and developer of world class sporting apparel, is currently looking to fill the position of U.K. Sales Rep. The position will be based in Maidenhead, Berkshire and will require frequent travel to retail stores, race expos, and trade shows. The role will be responsible for selling the complete range of Orca products, thereby offering excellent growth potential to chosen candidate. The role will report primarily to the Global Sales Manager on a broad range of sales and marketing related tasks.

For more information, check out THIS ARTICLE.

Mud and Mayhem!

The first Mud and Mayhem off road duathlon will be held on Sunday 11th October 2009 in Thetford Forest.

The race will be held over distances of 5km run, 20km mountain bike and 5km run. This first event is limited to just 100 entrants and is bound to prove popular, so do get your entries in early to secure your place. Online entries are open now, and are available HERE

Check out this article for more information on what promises to be a great event.

Tri Trance - free training guide

To compliment Tri Trance Workout, Jonathan Hotchkiss has designed a 5-week training guide to fine tune your triathlon training leading up to an event.

A common issue amongst triathletes competing in their first few events is how to maximise their preparation so that they can fully excel on race day.

Over-trained or tapped out on the big day or finding the combination of disciplines a strain during a race? Jonathan gives you a proven 5-week schedule to have you fully prepped and focussed for the race. Works best whilst listening to Tri Trance Workout!

You can get the training plan HERE and get a free MP3 sample to test out the best tracks to keep you focussed.











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