Tri247 Newsletter


7th Apr 2010Issue 156

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Coming up this weekend, the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series returns for 2010, at the venue of the inaugural Olympic Games Triathlon in 2000 - Sydney, Australia. The event will have a different look to the final event of 2009, with British World Champion Alistair Brownlee not beginning the defence of his title due to injury. Also absent is Brownlee's toughest rival in 2009, Javier Gomez of Spain.

The 2009 series was considered a big success by most in the sport, and it will be interesting to see whether the momentum and publicity of last year can be maintained in year two - a sprint finish like we got in the very first WCS Event last year would greatly help that cause, and both Bevan Docherty and Brad Kahlefeldt are due to line up at Farm Cove on Sunday morning, local time. What chance a repeat of that?

Closer to home, as we have now moved into the month of April it will be time to dust off the wetsuit soon and consider making those first tentative steps into the open water over the next few weeks. More and more open facilities are springing up around the country providing venues and opportunity to get out of the pool, and this week we will be bringing you our annual directory of just where you can get your regular neoprene fix!

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Weekend action


The Warwick Aquathlon held events for adults and tristars, and we have the results loaded for both (adults HERE, tristars HERE). George Brear (Stratford Sharks) and Sarah Rhodes (Manchester Tri Club) took the wins.


Another week, another busy multisport day at Dorney Lake, this week courtesy of F3 Events. Thanks as usual to StuWeb ( for the results from:

F3 Winter Duathlon Race 4
F3 Winter Duathlon (Novice) Race 5
Sparks 10km
Sparks 5km

The main duathlon was a close affair, with Daniel Sims coming out on top. Last week's Hillingdon Duathlon winner Matt Molloy took third place behind Richard Pryor. Meanwhile Hillingdon Triathletes member Susan Miles managed to improve on her second place in her home club race last week to take the win here, having recently converted to duathlon from a running background.

Pos Men Women
1st Daniel Sims ( 1:01:55 Susan Miles (Hillingdon Triathletes) 1:12:14
2nd Richard Pryor 1:02:30 Michelle Lloyd 1:14:16
3rd Matt Molloy (Bike & Run) 1:02:42 Jessica Brooker 1:16:12

There was triathlon action in Yorkshire, with the Humber Spring Sprint Triathlon which attracted a healthy field of close to 200. Andrew Fisher (RAF Tri), a regular fixture near the top of triathlon results pages took the win for the men, while Jo Walker (Lincsquad) was the fastest lady of the day. Full results HERE. We also have the results from the junior aquathlon event HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Andrew Fisher (RAF Tri) 59:04 Jo Walker (Lincsquad) 1:05:47
2nd Oliver Dixon (Ceepo TFN RT) 59:31 Rachael Mellor (Holmfirth Harriers Tri) 1:06:46
3rd Paul Noble (Barracuda Triathlon Club) 1:00:44 Carrine Green (NYP Tri) 1:07:51

The MPH Penzance Triathlon was another sold out event. Matt Lewis (Camel Valley Tri) was a clear winner for the men, while Kerry Smith repeated the feet for the ladies. Full results in the database HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Matt Lewis (Camel Valley Tri) 1:17:47 Kerry Smith 1:32:04
2nd David Pell (Driven to Tri) 1:20:25 Charlotte Hurst 1:38:13
3rd Michael Birchmore 1:21:17 Eleanor Carter (Gyllyngvase SLSC) 1:38:56

Like the Humber event, the Woking Aquathlon featured adults and tristar events, and we have the results for both loaded to the database (Adults HERE, Tristars HERE). Stuart Boswell used his fast run speed to take the win, while ladies winner Nicky Way finished third overall.


The Steyning Duathlon is part of the National Duathlon Ranking Series and also a qualifier for the ETU European Duathlon Champs, and as such attracted a pretty swift field. In the weekend preview I predicted "some fast athletes due to line up, including 2009 winner James Gilfillan, National Age Group Champ Dan McCarthy, Danielle Stewart and Vicki Wade. And that's as near as we are getting to a prediction this week!" looks like we did pretty well on the forecasting front again, with the first two men plus second and third in the ladies race. Ladies winner Gillian Palmer (Sandy Wallace Cycles - Scotland) finished second last week to Catriona Morrison at the Stirling Duathlon, and comes into duathlon with a strong running pedigree having represented Scotland on the track at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Looks as though she has taken to cycling pretty well too. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Daniel Mccarthy (Trisport UK) 1:32:48 Gillian Palmer (Sandy Wallace Cycles - Scotland) 1:45:20
2nd James Gilfillan (Team Feat) 1:34:12 Danielle Stewart (Coventry Cycle Centre) 1:46:53
3rd Lee Calderon (Tri-Anglia) 1:36:48 Vicki Wade 1:49:04

The other traditional Bank Holiday event is the first Thames Turbo Sprint - and as with that tradition, they are also super swift with the results. Andrew Mercer took a one minute win over Daniel Sims, who had a busy weekend as he won the F3 Winter Duathlon on Sunday! For the ladies, multiple World Age Group Duathlon Champ, and National Elite Duathlon silver medal winner Emma Dews proved she can swim a bit too, for a clear three minute win ahead of Libby Cameron and Claire Hitchings. Full provisional results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Andrew Mercer (Thames Turbo Sigma Sport) 57:58 Emma Dews (The Big Adventure Store) 1:05:27
2nd Daniel Sims 58:58 Libby Cameron (Met Police Tri Club) 1:08:21
3rd Bradley Hales (Optima Racing Team) 59:37 Claire Hitchings (7Oaks Tri Club) 1:08:24)

Win £120 Asics shoes with The Goodwood Duathlon

The Goodwood Duathlon (, the latest edition to the events portfolio of Mass Participation Events, owners of the Liverpool Triathlon ( takes place for the first time on Sunday 9th May 2010.

The event, which takes place at the legendary Goodwood Motor Circuit, comprises of Classic Distance (10km / 40km / 5km) and Sprint Distance (4km / 20km / 4km) events, and entries are now open.

Tri247 readers can benefit on their entries by winning one of three pairs of Asics Kayano Running Shoes worth £120. To be eligible for this great prize, simply use the promotional code TRI247 in the personal details section when entering the event via THIS LINK, and you will be entered into the prize draw.

82 teams (and counting!) take on the Intelligent Sport® UK Challenge!

The UK Challenge combines strategy, intelligence and teamwork with adrenaline fuelled action and adventure. You could find yourself doing anything from mountain biking, to running, kayaking, code cracking and even construction whilst creating ingenious strategies to outwit your competitors!

This is the largest business development event in the UK, bringing teams from companies across a whole range of industry sectors together to share a 3-day, 4-night experience that drives performance all year round.

Watch adidas' incredible team journey and get a real feel for what this powerful event is all about:

The 2010 Intelligent Sport® UK Challenge takes place in the Aviemore, Scotland from 16-20 June. The Aviemore and Cairngorms National Park is the largest National Park in Britain, boasting 4 out of 5 of Scotland's highest mountains - as you can imagine, the 2010 course is going to be truly spectacular!

The last few places are selling out fast. Get more information at or contact the Intelligent Sport® team: +44 (0)20 3048 2012 /

TriGrandPrix UK now open for entries

The Outrageous Half is the UK event in the inaugural TriGrandPrix ( Series. The half-iron distance race takes place at Leybourne Lakes, Larkfield, Kent on Sunday 30th May, and has already attracted worldwide interest. £40,000 in prize money is available, with cash prizes to both the pro AND age group fields. The event promises a challenging bike course - to eliminate drafting - followed by a fast, flat, accurate run course.

To find out more, and sign up and join some of the world's top athletes at this exciting new event, visit

Sheactive Every Woman's Duathlon Series

Designed to encourage real women of all shapes and sizes, fitness levels and ages to enter an event to test their personal progression in a supporting and non intimidating, all women environment. With major emphasis is on FUN, PARTICIPATION and ACHIEVEMENT.

Interested? Find out more here:

NEW Planet X website now LIVE!

The all new Planet X (and sister company On One) websites have just been completely relaunched. Check them out at and

The sites are now far easier to navigate and include some more of the legendary Planet X deals for some great bargains. Also launched is their all new 2010 Nanolight carbon road bike. Check it out now!

Liverpool Triathlon: open water swim sessions available

Liverpool Triathlon are pleased to announce they have agreed three dates for Open Water Swim Sessions at the Merseysport Centre on Queens Dock to allow participants to practice their Open Water Swimming in their wetsuits - Sunday 23rd May, Sunday 6th June, Sunday 20th June.

For more information and details on how to secure your place, check out THIS ARTICLE.

Exciting new Lake District Tri Series launched

Adventure Challenge Solutions (organisers of Tri Windermere) are excited to announce a brand new Lake District mid week Sprint Tri Series in time for the summer.

Tri South Lakes will be hosted at Capernwray Dive Centre on the edge of The Lake District National Park, and will consist of a 500m open water swim in the sparkling spring fed waters of the Dive Centre, a stunning 11-mile cycle on the quiet country roads of the Vale of Lune, and a 3-mile fast and flat run alongside the beautiful Lancaster Canal.

Races take place on 2nd June, 14th July and 11th August.

For more details CLICK HERE.











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