Tri247 Newsletter


12th Apr 2010Issue 157

Welcome to the newsletter

And so we're off and running with the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series. Sydney makes a pretty dramatic backdrop to this sort of event, as well as combining history (at least in triathlon terms!), of being the debut of the sport at Olympic level in 2000. Let's not forget that in terms of drama, history and sights, London is a pretty impressive too, and we get our turn to host the series on the weekend of 24th/25th July. The Aussies are excited because next year the age groupers get a go on the course - but in London, we can do that (again) this year already! Hyde Park was a great venue last year, and with improvements no doubt in place for 2010, don't miss your chance to race (Sprint or Olympic Distance) this year. Find out more at Hopefully by July, Alistair Brownlee will be back to challenge Bevan Docherty and co.

A big thank you to everyone who has responded to our Open Water Swimming Venues article. Lots of additions, updates and corrections have been made since it was first published with no doubt more to follow. With the most packed race calendar ever in UK triathlon, and popularity of triathlon and open water swim racing at an all time high, finding access to safe and controlled open water practice sessions will be key to most of us.

A packed newsletter this week with all of the weekend race action, plus a whole host of offers including several great training opportunities. Read on...

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Weekend action

There was a surprise to almost everyone, including us, at the Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series event in Sydney on Sunday when Chilean Barbara Riveros Diaz took the win in a sprint finish with Andrea Hewitt (NZL) and 2009 World Champion Emma Moffatt (AUS). GB's Vicky Holland took arguably her best ever result, making the top-10 ahead of Blatchford, Jenkins, Stimpson and Raw. We have a full roundup of the ladies race HERE.

The men's race went a little more to form - while Brad 'sticks' Kahlefeldt wasn't able to follow up his Mooloolaba win, Bevan Docherty (NZL) won the first WCS event last season, and repeated that in Sydney - and without needing his famed sprint finish too. Full details on the men HERE.

Full results, men and ladies HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Bevan Docherty (NZL) 1:51:27 Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI) 2:04:19
2nd Alexander Brukhankov (RUS) 1:51:33 Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2:04:19
3rd David Hauss (FRA) 1:51:34 Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:04:20
4th Dmitry Polyansky (RUS) 1:51:40 Mariko Adachi (JPN) 2:04:30
5th Simon Whitfield (CAN) 1:51:42 Lisa Norden (SWE) 2:04:48

In other international news, former ITU World Champion and Beijing Olympic silver medal winner Vanessa Fernandes continued her return to full fitness with a win at the Quarteira ITU Triathlon European Cup in Portugal. The record holder for ITU World Cup wins broke away on the bike, and then ran the fastest 10km too for a comfortable victory. Jodie Swallow was three minutes back in fourth place, Natalie Barnard 23rd, Heather Jackson 28th. Full results HERE. David McNamee finished 28th and Harry Wiltshire 39th in the men's race, which was won by Mario Mola (ESP), the 2009 ITU World Junior Champion. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Mario Mola (ESP) 1:53:39 Vanessa Fernandes (POR) 2:03:45
2nd Joao Silva (POR) 1:54:04 Emmie Charayron (FRA) 2:06:12
3rd Gregory Rouault (FRA) 1:54:19 Alice Betto (ITA) 2:06:16

The big duathlon of the weekend was the Emberton Duathlon from, which was a National Ranking Series event and an age group qualifier. In the weekend preview we highlighted Matt Moorhouse and Lee Piercy for the men as potential winners. Lee appears to have withdrawn after the bike section, and Matt won the we'll take that as a decent prediction!

With Eimear Mullan and Gillian Palmer not starting, Emma Dews (Big Adventure Store) was left to take a big win - four minutes up on second placed Danielle Stewart (Coventry Cycle Centre). Originally from a running background, Emma really seems to be doing the damage on the bike these days, and adds another win to her impressive CV. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Matt Moorhouse 1:52:34 Emma Dews (Big Adventure Store) 2:04:23
2nd Andrew Mercer (Thames Turbo Sigma Sport) 1:53:23 Danielle Stewart (Coventry Cycle Centre) 2:08:24
3rd Steve Harrison (FVS Tri) 1:54:52 Esther Evans (Thames Turbo Sigma Sport) 2:10:00

Fastest results of the weekend - congratulations to Richard Fuller from East Essex Tri Club - was from the Hockley Aquathlon, where we have full results from Adults (HERE) and Tristar (HERE) races. Some very swift youths racing judging from the results, with Connor Harold (East Essex Tri) and Georgina Schweining (Cambridge Tri Club) taking the honours.

There were plenty of triathlon familiar names running in the Kingston Breakfast Run, though the results suggest - as you would expect - that the 'runners' took the podium position. The results for the 8.2 mile race are HERE, and the 16 mile HERE. Fourth (1:49:24) and fifth (1:49:26) in the ladies 16-mile race were Fiona Moorehead-Lane and Jenny Gowans, both likely putting in the miles for a summer iron-distance race. Whether the closeness of those results represent a tough race battle or a training run together, we're not entirely sure...!

Home club athletes took the honours at the Pembrokeshire Duathlon, where Luke Watson and Ellie Jones were the winners. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Luke Watson (Pembs Tri) 1:00:36 Ellie Jones (Pembs Tri) 1:12:48
2nd Oliver Simon (Pembs Tri) 1:02:34 Clare Williams (Ingli Runners) 1:20:54
3rd Liam Lloyd (Celtic Tri) 1:03:17 Melanie Morgan (Tenby Aces) 1:22:17

Tri-Anglia ( promoted the Diss Duathlon, and attracted a healthy field of well over 100 athletes. Keith Tilley and Emily Dove (Tri UK) earned narrow wins. Full results loaded HERE.

Hawaii-bound North Devon Tri Club member Iain Hindes was the winner at the Burnham-on-Sea Aquathlon 3, less than a minute up on Dan Whaites. Kirsti Robertson (Team AVS) had a comfortable four minute margin over Ros Viner. Full results HERE.

At the Teesdale Aquathlon, the story was all about Georgie Rutherford, as she won the event overall! No shame in that guys, as Georgie in the current Ironman 70.3 World Champ in the 25-29 age group (read our interview HERE). Full race results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Michael Harcourt 24:26 Georgie Rutherford 24:26
2nd David Wilson 24:53 Marie Stansmore 26:39
3rd Geoffrey Armstrong 25:21 Victoria Lloyd 31:05

The Monmouth Triathlon was held as a swim-bike-run...but the results are as a duathlon. Confused? Well, unfortunately a dodgy stopwatch at poolside means that although athletes did swim times weren't (reliably) recorded, the best course of action was to take the times on entering T1 (timing mat), hence swim times are not included in the final race times. Steve Osbourne had a race winning margin of just 13 seconds over Andrew Shipton, while Caroline Jones had 22 seconds on Laura Jackson. Tough luck on the 'swimmers', but in the circumstances sounds like the race committee made the best decision available. Full results HERE.

We also have the results from the Tewkesbury Aquathlon Race 4 available HERE. Joel Enoch and Milly Barnes took comfortable wins, plus those from the Sidmouth Aquathlon (MAIN and NOVICE).

Total Fitness Bath

TFB have just launched their new season catalogue, available HERE IN PDF FORMAT.

They also have all the new clothing stock in from Orca, Zoot and 2XU and are also stocking K-Swiss running shoes as well as Newton & Zoot. More on those HERE.

Runaround Sports 15% off ALL women's running clothing

A really great offer from the Runaround team, save 15% on ALL women's running clothing. See here for more details or give them a call on 01905 622288

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.

TriGrandPrix FREE Training Weekend @ Leybourne

TriGrandPrix ( and Team Outrageous would like to extend an open invitation to the TriGrandPrix Training Weekend at Leybourne Lakes, nr Maidstone.

The event will take place on the 24th and 25th of April, and will include riding and running the routes of the Outrageous Half with advice and assistance from professional athletes Dann Brook and Graeme Stewart. More information and on-the-day contact number: 07522 771737.

The Outrageous Half takes place on Sunday 30th May 2010. For more information and entries, go to

Great Planet X offers

There are some cracking offers available currently on the ALL NEW Planet X website (

You can by an off-the-peg SL Pro Carbon road bike with SRAM Rival groupset for under £1000, or if you are looking for a TT race bike, how about the award winning Stealth Pro Carbon with SRAM Rival for £1,299?

Have a browse around their site - too many tempting options to list...

Free Asics Run Clinic at Nice2Tri HQ

Nice2Tri ( are pleased to announce the ASICS RUN CLINIC which they are hosting on Wednesday 14th April 2010 from 4pm until 6pm and will be taking place at their showroom: 16 Oakwood House, Mimram Road, Hertford, Herts SG141NN.

If anyone is interested they would need to secure a place by emailing Lee at For more details, check out THIS ARTICLE.

Adidas Full Potential Training Day Sunday 16th May 2010

Runaround Sports, Top Barn, Worcester are pleased to offer coaching provided by Nick Anderson. Nick is a qualified level 4 UKA coach and holds many Health and Fitness qualifications as a graduate in Science and Management of Health and Fitness.

Places are filling fast so to find out more and get signed up please visit THIS LINK.

More Total Fitness Bath!

Busy week for the guys in the South West! They are also offering a Specialized Spring Reward on bikes over £1000 from the 2010 range. Get yourself a new bike and you will also get Specialized accessories worth 10% of your spend, this offers is valid until 30th April 2010.

In addition they are running the Secteur Sportive Starter Pack Campaign, valid now until 30th June 2010, you can find out more about the deal HERE.

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.



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