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4th Feb 2008Issue 46

Welcome to the newsletter

All around the country you'll find people on the verge of a a major panic attack this week. For this select band the next few days will be critical to the way that their business performs over the coming months. And it's all because of you! [No, the Editor hasn't lost his mind - that happened years ago...]

The reason for the nationwide panic is because in just seven days time the main opportunity for retailers, distributors, importers and agents to show you, the buying triathlete, what's new for 2008 will be over. Yes, folks, next weekend is the TCR Show at Sandown Park in Esher. And, just as at last year's show, Tri247 will be spending the whole weekend scouring the hall for new and exciting things to tell you about. We'll be running the infamous video sofa again and persuading any passing triathlon celebrities to join us for a chat - results will be posted on the Google Video site.

In this issue:

Results

Weekend action

The first set of results through the door were from Results Triathlon's Frosty Ferndown Aquathlon. Had it been 24 hours earlier the name would have been even more appropriate, Saturday morning was well parky down in Dorset! Winners were Ryan Trew (Votwo) in 0:19:37 and Emma Holmes (PBLSC) in 0:23:10. We think we've untangled the results, for some reason they always give them in race number order and don't bother with splits, and you can get them here.

The Bannatyne's Wellingborough Multi-terrain Run saw wins at the 15k distance for Ian Day (Ely Runners) in 0:53:13 and Tracey Patmore (Riverside Runners) in 1:04:22. The 10k winners were Richard Sumpter in 0:35:23 and Natalie Barnard (Stopsley Striders) in 0:38:38 with the 5k being won by Richard Smith in 0:18:42 and Mel Newbery (TVH) in 0:19:06. Full results are here.

The second race in the Earlybird Winter Aquathlon Series was won by James Thomas in 0:27:09 and Louise Barker in 0:30:20. Full results are here along with a short report from the organiser.

Exeter Triathlon Club's Haldon Forest Off-road Duathlon was won by Oliver Doy in 1:43:49 and Robyn Golding in 2:01:21. Full results (no splits were given) are here. We'll have a race report and pictures up on the site very shortly.

The 1485 Tri Club held its No Frills Duathlon and Ashley Long was the winner in 1:19:41 with Louise Kelly the first female in 1:26:06. A full set of results including the splits is here.

At the BUSA Cross Country Championships in Swansea; Alistair Brownlee (Leeds) was 5th in 0:33:49 and Will Clarke (Loughborough) was 21st in 0:35:07.

The first of the Chase Race Duathlon Series in Cannock Chase saw the first three men all picking up penalties, surely not drafting already... The winners were Joel Jameson (TFN) in 1:03:47 and Debbie Cooper (Stratford AC) in 1:14:41. A full set of results is here.

Tri247 has places for L'Etape!!

In something of a coup, Tri247 has negotiated a block of 40 places at the 2008 L'Etape du Tour with the UK's official organisers, Sportstours. For those that don't know about it, L'Etape is an annual event where members of the public can ride an official Tour de France stage, complete with all the trimmings, a few days before the Tour itself gets there. It's definitely one of the 'must do' events for any dedicated cyclis and the 2008 stage is in the Pyrenees. It goes from the city of Pau and includes the monumental climb of the Col du Tourmalet (17.7km at 7.5%) before finishing on top of the Hautacam mountain, (14km with an average ascent of 7.2%) which towers above the pilgrim city of Lourdes.

The reserved Tri247 places are part of a three nights (Friday 4th to Monday 7th July) and is aimed at those people who have a limited amount of time to spend at the Etape du Tour. You'll be based at a hotel in Lourdes and will have bus transfers from the airport and to the start. For more information see this article on the Tri247 website. As part of the package, Tri247 will be providing a custom cycle top created for us by Impsport and a goody bag of nutrition from For Goodness Shakes.

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