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8th Sep 2009Issue 128

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With just one race to go, will Britain have another ITU Triathlon World Champion this time next week? Alistair Brownlee has without doubt been the sensational triathlete of the season, winning all four of the new World Championship Series events he has started. A solid result at the Grand Final this weekend on the Gold Coast, should see Alistair follow in the footsteps of Simon Lessing, Spencer Smith, Leanda Cave, Tim Don and Helen Jenkins, adding what would be a well deserved title to his already impressive race record. National bias aside, we feel he deserves it.

We would also like to pass on our best wishes to the large GB Age Group team who have made the long (and expensive) trip Down Under to race, and wish you all the best with both your race, and your race experience. With some memories of Vancouver 2008 still a little too vivid, we trust that your experiences will be worthy of the efforts and input you have made.

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Weekend action


Big race domestically on Saturday, and arguably of the weekend, was The Vitruvian middle distance. As always, a sell out event, and some great racing, despite the absence of Jonathan Hotchkiss and Spencer Smith. We were able to bring you some 'live' coverage of this via Twitter. We have to say a huge thank you to Richard (aka 'newarktricky'), for manning the keyboard, and providing the regular updates, plus of course the Pace Setter crew, timing team and anyone else that helped make it happen. The 'tweets' are still online HERE, and we have full results HERE.

We highlighted Joel Jameson and Louise Collins in our preview, and both produced the good to take the wins.

Pos Men Women
1st Joel Jameson (Total Fitness Bath) 3:56:54 Louise Collins (TFN Tri Club) 4:22:40
2nd Lawrence Fanous (Ceepo TFN Race Team) 3:58:56 Lucy Gossage (TFN Tri Club) 4:28:39
3rd Sean Frost 4:02:08 Joanna Carritt (Tri London) 4:42:54

Dorney Lake on Saturday saw the second Eton Dorney Half Marathon this year (results HERE), plus the second Middle Distance Half Iron Aquathlon (RESULTS).

Pos Men Women
1st Deon Coetzee 1:49:36 Kerry Anley 2:05:31
2nd Bradley Hales 1:50:14 Sarah Larkam 2:14:57
3rd Peter Wilby 1:50:45 Jenny Peppiatt 2:16:34

We don't have full results yet, but the 8th Pissaro Great River Swim saw a full field in Chiswick (perhaps attracted by the free beer that your entry included?!), and a close finish saw Marc Anley (Serpentine) and Lara Nyman (Team Viper), both triathletes, cross the line first.


At the Powerman World Championships in Zofingen, Joerie Vansteelant (BEL) was a course record setting victor, in his first attempt at this race, while Erica Csomor (HUN) won her sixth consecutive Powerman title. Jessica Petersson - a name we've not heard for a few years - finished second. You can find out more about the race on our sister site,, HERE.

The podium places from Ironman 70.3 Monaco were as follow. Both Paul Amey and Dann Brook were DNFs in the pro race.

Pos Men Women
1st Axel Zeebroek (LUX) 4:15:17 Christel Robin (FRA) 4:47:21
2nd Michael Weiss (AUT) 4:19:38 Marion Lorblanchet (FRA) 4:52:00
3rd Tyler Butterfield (BER) 4:20:11 Jeanne Collange (FRA) 4:52:28

One of the many unsung timing maestro's on the results circuit, Will Whitmore, had the results of both the sprint and novice event from the Cotswold Triathlon to us well before midday on Sunday - nice job Will! You can find them here: Sprint - Novice.

Pos Men Women
1st James Gilfillan (Primera Bournemouth) 54:58 Victoria Wilkinson (Team Tri Glos) 1:02:21
2nd Gary Hughes (Tri Team Glos) 57:41 Holly Lawrence (Swansea Uni) 1:02:50
3rd David Woodgate (VOTWO) 58:06 Celia Miall (West Country Tri) 1:07:11
Pos Men Women
1st Adam Caunter 51:19 Danni Evans 1:00:32
2nd Oliver Starkey 53:43 Joanne Farmer 1:00:57
3rd Jason Mayhew 54:46 Jane Fitzgerald 1:01:39

Talking of timing guru's, Stuart Steele ( was also busy at the Wombourne Sprint Triathlon today, and you can find the results on his site HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 James Ratcliffe (Ceepo TFN) 50:25 Lauren Creamer (Birmingham Uni) 1:00:53
2 Ryan Ordidge (Birmingham Uni) 53:17 Hayley Jennings 1:02:48
3 Paul Rogers (Black Country Tri) 53:50 Melanie Humphreys (Telford Harriers/Wrekin Sport) 1:06:24

Stuart's team were also busy at the Faringdon Leisure Centre Triathlon, and the results of that are available HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 Oliver Milk (Tri Anglia) 2:07:01 Ruth Burnett (Oxford Tri Club) 2:25:21
2 Howard Waller (Oxford City) RC 2:09:41 Ros Viner 2:27:35
3 Darren Alexander (Team Cherwell) 2:14:46 Ann Lonie 2:46:58

Podium results from Helvellyn Triathlon are below, and we also managed to grab a finish line telephone chat with winners Dan Corner and Pollyanne Veazey-French, which can be found HERE. There immediate reactions made it clear which of the two is well known on the fell running scene! Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1 Dan Corner 3:22:29 Pollyanne Veazey-French 4:01:30
2 Julian Hatcher 3:26:14 Cheryl Frost 4:06:03
3 Richard Hunt 3:27:59 Emma Kate Lidbury 4:15:52

Dorney lake was back into triathlon mode on Sunday, after the runners and aquathletes of Saturday, with the Tri For Life events. We have the results on site for the Long, Sprint and the Emily Ash charity race.

Pos Men Women
1st Paul Lamont 1:36:36 Caroline Randall 1:49:37
2nd Andy Robinson 1:39:02 Nicky Morley 1:449:37
3rd Ian Yuill 1:40:26 Heidi Goodridge 1:53:47
Pos Men Women
1st Harry James 1:02:59 Charlotte Sinclair 1:09:41
2nd Gary Cooper 1:05:12 Heike Godwin 1:12:19
3rd Sion Parry 1:07:30 Melinda Duer 1:15:06

As well as Vitruvian on Saturday, there was more middle distance racing this weekend with the Guernsey GraniteMan. We have the full results for that one HERE. They also held a sprint event, and the podium positions are shown below.

Granite Middle
Pos Men Women
1st Tim Johns 4:21:54 Karina Bowie 4:40:24
2nd Richard Stapley 4:24:44 Shanine Johns 4:44:20
3rd Matthew Dorrian 4:30:18 Lisa Picton 4:53:19
Granite Sprint
Pos Men Women
1st Alan Rowe Katie Lowe
2nd Hubert Nicolle Kimberley Goodall
3rd Martin Chapman Sarah Crowe

Results from the Team Kennet Newbury Triathlon can be found HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Nigel Crowther (Reading CC) 1:00:19 Louise Downs (TVT) 1:07:34
2nd Nick Summers 1:00:22 Stephanie Robson (Village Road Runners) 1:08:25
3rd Tim Heaysman (Tri Team Glos) 1:00:46 Abigail White 1:09:39

Simon Roxburgh sent us in the results from the Llanrwst Sprint Triathlon in Wales "a fantastic day, and the weather was kind which was a bonus!". I'm sure he probably wouldn't want us to highlight that he was beaten, again (!), by wife Rhian, this time by just ONE SECOND. Oops, too late... Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Andy Campbell 1:05:18 Rhian Roxburgh 1:06:49
2nd Adrian Leonard 01:06:19 Bridget Ripley 1:18:39
3rd Simon Roxburgh 1:06:50 Rhian Pierce 1:18:53

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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.

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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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