Tri247 Newsletter


1st Feb 2010Issue 147

Welcome to the newsletter

So much for suggesting that we were over the worst of the weather in last weeks newsletter - the Epic Events Duathlon in St. Helens had to be cancelled yesterday due to snow for the second time!

This week on Tri247 we will be continuing our countdown to the TCR Show 2010 which takes place on 13th/14th Feb at Sandown Park. As well as profiling many of the exhibitors, we will also be bringing you details of the events and features you can see and take part in, as well as information on how to see the show on a budget - important, despite what the Government claims about our current 'recovery'...

When you get to the show, EVERYONE could be a winner ...check out your free goodie bags on arrival, take a trip to the Tri247 stand (I35) and see if you are going to be walking away with a prize. Check out the site this week for more details.

Very little to report in terms of multisport racing action this week, however we did spot a couple of triathletes performing strongly at the Southern Cross Country Champs. Read on for more details.

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Weekend action

Just as we thought the snow had disappeared...the Epic Events Winter Duathlon was cancelled due to snow, again!.

Thankfully not subject to weather problems, the fourth St Mary's Winter Aquathlon did take place in Calne, Wiltshire on Saturday. Once again, Rachel Bown (Total Fitness Bath) was the ladies winner, while first athlete across the line was Andrew Shipton (Stroud AC). Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Andrew Shipton (Stroud AC) 24:36 Rachel Bown (Total Fitness Bath) 27:05
2nd Geoff Twinning (BAD Tri) 25:24 Catherine Ross (Calne Smartt) 29:07
3rd Steve Walsh (Andover Wheelers) 26:01 Anna Buckingham (SwindTriClub) 32:21

In other news, there were some good running performances by past and present triathletes on Saturday at the South of England Cross Country Champs at Parliament Hill.

Maintaining his recent good running form, National Triathlon Champion Will Clarke finished 11th overall in a field of over 800 runners. First place went to Neilson Hall (Bedford and County) in 50:57, while Will finished the approx 15km event in 52:50. In the ladies race former triathlete - and former National XC Champion - Andrea Whitcombe proved she is still in running shape, taking the bronze medal, a minute behind winner Jessica Sparke (Woodford Green/Essex Ladies) Former Age Group World Duathlon Champ Esther Evans was 16th in 32:46. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Neilson Hall (Bedford and County) 50:57 Jessica Sparke (Woodford Green/Essex Ladies) 30:05
2nd Jon Pepper (Enfield and Harringey) 51:08 Harriet Scott (Havering Mayersbrook) 31:04
3rd Kevin Heywood (Bideford AAC) 51:39 Andrea Whitcombe (Harrow AC) 31:05

Planet X Clearance Sale

New Planet X HQ

It's been years in the planning, but finally we can reveal the lair that will be ... the NEW Planet X Headquarters. Planet X are moving to a new state of the art HQ and distribution centre just off junction 34 of the M1 located next to the award winning Magna adventure centre just outside of Sheffield.

Clearance Sale

The move has unearthed a whole load of end of line, seconds and clearance bargains that we really can't take with us. Available NOW at ridiculous prices.

Find out more at

UK Challenge 2010

For 2010, the Intelligent Sport UK Challenge will make its way to the stunning location of Aviemore, Scotland. Aviemore and Cairngorms National Park is the largest National Park in Britain, playing host to 4 out of 5 of Scotland's highest mountains - the 2010 course is going to be truly spectacular! Challenge your team and get signed up for 2010!

Contact the Intelligent Sport team via / +44 (0)20 3048 2015 to get some help getting your company involved!

Introducing the Nice2Tri Showroom

Nice2Tri are pleased to offer you the opportunity to Tri before you buy in our new Hertford-based showroom.

A short walk from Hertford North station, the showroom displays all the amazing brands we stock. And with dedicated space for you to get first-hand experience of every product we have online; you can be sure of finding the right equipment to meet your needs.

No Natural History Museum glass counters here. We positively encourage you to pick up, feel, smell, hear and taste whatever you like. After all, the kit is for using, not admiring.

The showroom is located at 16 Oakwood House, Mimram Road, Hertford, Herts, SG141NN.

Find out more HERE.

Abu Dhabi International Triathlon

The Abu Dhabi International Triathlon (ADIT), has become one of the most talked about new triathlons for many years, and with good reason - there is $250,000 up for grabs! It also offers age groupers the opportunity to race on the brand new Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit.

Last week the initial ladies pro field was announced, which includes multiple world champions, and the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th placed finishers from Kona 2009.

For all the latest news on the event, check out our dedicated race section, as the build up to Saturday 13th March continues, or visit the race website at

Alpe D'Huez Triathlon

The Alpe D'Huez Triathlon may well be the most stunning venue in Europe for a triathlon, as these images show.

If you are looking for an iconic European destination to race in this summer, Alpe D'Huez may well be the race for you. Find out more in our dedicated race section, or visit the race website at



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