First of the weekend's results is through with Tim Don putting in a strong showing at the South African Championships to take the win in 1:52:29 ahead of Henrik De Villiers (RSA) with Fraser Cartmel in third place. Kent Horner (RSA) was fourth and the Buffalo City 70.3 winner, Raynard Tissink (RSA), rounded out the top five. Ritchie Nicholls was seventh. In the women's race Mari Rabie (RSA) comfortably took the win in 2:09:29 with Ricarda Lisk (GER) in second place and Kate Roberts (RSA) in third. We've extracted the elite results including splits here.
Second in through the system was Exeter Tri's Dawlish Aquathlon, which was a bit disconcerting as we didn't have that on the list... Still, they went ahead with it anyway on what the organiser described as a "b7^%$y cold morning outside in the sunshine" and the winners were Junior Heffernan (Tri England) in 00:25:29 and Sue Walker (Exeter Tri) in 0:32:06. A full set of results and a short race report are here.
Kudu Bikes organised the Kendal Aquathlon which was won by Jon Fletcher (Arragons) in 00:25:13 and Sarah Graham (Arragons) in 00:36:01 in freezing conditions. A full set of results and a report from the organiser is here.
The second race of GogglePedalTrainer's Tewkesbury Aquathlon series the first man home was Andrew Shipton (Stroud AC) in 0:22:17 with Katie Silke (Coventry TC) taking the women's title. A full set of results is here.
The Scots obviously liked the cold because the turnout at the Wee Triathlon put on by No Fuss Events in the shadow of Ben Nevis was well attended. First place went to Nix Team RT in 1:07:03 with Gregor Muir taking the individual win in 1:09:02 and first woman was Sarah Byrne in 1:29:31. There's a report from the organisers and a set of results here.
At TriFerris's twice yearly Cirencester Off-road Duathlon, the full-distance winners were Peter Banham (Wyre Forest CRC) in 1:05:26 and Natalie Trubridge (BAD Tri) in 1:20:25. A full set of results is here. In the half-distance novice event the winners were Steaphen Deadman in 0:37:07 and Catherine Gale in 0:48:26. A full set of results is here.
The third of the Epic Events Winter Training Duathlons took place at Rainford near Liverpool with the fastest times being recorded by Matt Moorhouse in 0:53:55 and Rhian Roxburgh in 1:03:59. A full set of results is here.
The Tri2xL SWIM BIKE RUN, another 'not quite a triathlon' event with a discontinuous set of events, was won by Carl Shaw in 0:34:18 and Leanne Renshaw in 0:44:48. A full set of results is here.