Tri247 Newsletter


16th Jun 2010Issue 165

Welcome to the newsletter

Another massive weekend of racing, another weekend of fantastic performances from British athletes, and of course, you were able to read about it all first on Tri247.

Triple Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List announced on Saturday morning, and yet my Sunday evening a host of top British performances were fighting for the weekend triathlon headlines, topped off on Sunday night for a big win from Tim Don at the Hy-Vee Elite Cup in Des Moines. And in triathlon at least, wins don't get bigger than $200,000!

Catch up with the full weekend roundup of news below.

We have also just announced a fantastic new competition in conjunction with Skins ( We have TWO prizes of entry to the Hyde Park World Championship Age Group Sprint race, plus the latest Skins trisuit, recovery tights and recovery top. A great package worth close to £400.

Hyde Park will also be the first showdown this year between Alistair Brownlee and Tim Don. You know you want to be at that one!

Check back on the site this week, as we'll be previewing Sunday's UK Ironman 70.3 from Wimbleball, which promises another awesome race at the front, with at least two Ironman World Champions due to start alongside the best of British.

In this issue:


Weekend action

Catch up on another weekend of overseas triathlon action right here with Tri247 - your number one resource for the very latest triathlon news.

Some quite stunning results from British athletes this weekend - with the $200,000 Hy-Vee Elite Cup win from Tim Don the star of the show! Add in Chrissie Wellington's MBE plus Zara Hyde-Peters' OBE and it really has been a great weekend.

International racing - Saturday

TriGrandPrix Basque Country, Spain

Eneko Llanos and Catriona Morrison take the wins (as we predicted), as Leanda Cave almost holds off the fast running Scot. Both defeat the in-form Mirinda Carfrae (AUS). Full report HERE.

Pos Men Ladies
1st Eneko Llanos (ESP) 3:58:14 Catriona Morrison (GBR) 4:18:25
2nd Clemente Alonso (ESP) 3:58:42 Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:19:07
3rd Mikel Elgezabel (ESP) 3:59:43 Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:22:33

ETU Premium European Cup Series, Pontevedra, Spain

Another race in Spain - and another British winner, while Gomez shows his class on home soil. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Ladies
1st Javier Gomez (ESP) 1:46:22 Jodie Swallow (GBR) 2:01:15
2nd Mario Mola (ESP) 1:49:20 Radka Vodickova (CZE) 2:02:31
3rd Thomas Springer (GER) 1:49:31 Rebecca Robisch (GER) 2:02:47

Ironman 70.3 Boise, Idaho, USA

Not is Spain...but still another British female victory! Julie Dibens back to winning ways after last week's defeat at Rev3 Quassy. The consumate pro Craig Alexander adds to his bulging CV. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Ladies
1st Craig Alexander (AUS) 4:02:11 Julie Dibens (GBR) 4:25:14
2nd Ben Hoffman (USA) 4:02:21 Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:29:22
3rd Tim Berkel (AUS) 4:08:08 Heather Jackson (USA) 4:34:58

International Racing - Sunday

Hy-Vee ITU Elite Cup

$1 million total, and $200k first prize?

The big BIG money race not just of the week, but the whole year - and Tim Don takes home one of the $200,000 winners cheques! Full report HERE.

Olympic Champion Emma Snowsill has been injured or off-form for most of the past year. Not any more, as she secured her second Hy-Vee Elite Cup win. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Ladies Prize
1 Tim Don (GBR) 1:50:20 Emma Snowsill (AUS) 1:59:35 $200,000
2 Kris Gemmell (NZL) 1:50:24 Emma Moffatt (AUS) 1:59:51 $50,000
3 Courtney Atkinson (AUS) 1:50:28 Helen Jenkins (GBR) 1:59:51 $25,000
4 Bevan Docherty (NZL) 1:50:34 Paula Findlay (CAN) 1:59:54 $20,000
5 Jan Frodeno (GER) 1:50:37 Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2:00:01 $15,000
6 Will Clarke (GBR) 1:50:39 Laura Bennett (USA) 2:00:18 $14,000
7 Dmitry Polyansky (RUS) 1:50:43 Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 2:00:25 $13,000
8 Dan Wilson (AUS) 1:50:46 Nicky Samuels (NZL) 2:01:14 $12,000
9 Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 1:50:49 Liz Blatchford (NZL) 2:01:30 $10,000
10 Clark Ellice (NZL) 1:50:54 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2:01:38 $9,000

Ironman 70.3 Eagleman, USA

We picked Bozzone and Warriner to win. They did. Tom Lowe made a welcome return to racing. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Ladies
1st Terrenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:58:17 Samantha Warriner (NZL) 4:20:01
2nd James Cotter (USA) 3:59:51 Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:25:22
3rd Andrew Yoder (USA) 4:00:38 Michellie Jones (USA) 4:28:25

Challenge Niederbronn-les-Bains

Another solid Tri247 prediction as Raynard Tissink secures a narrow win, while Rebekah Keat dominates. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Ladies
1st Raynard Tissink (RSA) 3:58:01 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 4:22:16
2nd Aaron Farlow (AUS) 3:58:13 Sophie De Groot (NED) 4:31:40
3rd Swen Sundberg (SWE) 3:59:15 Lucie Zelenkova (CZE) 4:41:11

French Grand Prix Series - Beauvais

Alistair races, but Jonathan wins again. Hollie Avil fourth. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Ladies
1st Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 51:27 Kate Roberts (RSA) 59:12
2nd David Hauss (FRA) 51:47 Jessica Harrison (FRA) 59:13
3rd Vincent Luis (FRA) 52:06 Ainhoa Murua (ESP) 59:19

Domestic Racing

Ironman Lanzarote second place finisher Louise Collins (Ceepo TFN), and regular race winner James Gilfillan (Team Feat), proved to be the class of the field at the National Middle Distance Triathlon Championships today, held at the Bala Middle Distance Triathlon.

Full (provisional) results can be found HERE.

Pos Men Ladies
1st James Gilfillan (Team Feat) 3:47:15 Louise Collins (Ceepo TFN) 4:21:42
2nd Martin Cain (Great Manchester Fire Service) 3:58:28 Emma Dews (Big Adventure Store) 4:29:34
3rd Julian Hatcher (Moti/Giant/BAD Tri) 4:01:34 Ruth Bradbrook (BAD Tri) 4:35:34

The 20th anniversary Nokia Windsor Triathlon saw another 2500 people enjoy excellent racing conditions at one of the UK's premier events. Tri247 were there, and we have a full report available HERE.

Results: Elite, Standard, Sprint.

Pos Men Ladies
1st Steve Worthington 1:51:31 Vanessa Raw 2:03:43
2nd Marc Jenkins 1:52:03 Lois Rosindale 2:04:21
3rd Gavin Noble 1:52:17 Jacqueline Slack 2:05:32
Age Group - Standard
1st Corney Van Der Wyst 2:02:06 Amy Forshaw 2:23:25
2nd Neil Harris 2:02:41 Tamsin Neale 2:23:50
3rd Peter Slijkhuis 2:04:42 Suzanne Hopper 2:25:46
Age Group - Sprint
1st Billy Parker Brown 1:21:33 Sky Draper 1:22:44
2nd Alan Harris 1:23:29 Bea Downey 1:34:28
3rd Chris Symons 1:24:16 Claire Cunningham 1:35:52

The other big race in the South East on Sunday was the Henley-on-Thames Triathlon, the results of which can be found HERE.

Thanks to Andrew Deans for sending in the podium positions from the Cosmeston Sprint Triathlon:

Pos Men Ladies
1st Rhys Jones 1:01:30 Caroline Jones 1:11:05
2nd Rich Brady 1:04:45 Rachel Banfield 1:16:39
3rd Steffan Ford 1:06:12 Sian Williams 1:20:29

Our prediction for the Rother Valley Sprint Triathlon didn't come true, as we don't think Andy Tarry was a starter. In his absence, James Ratcliffe and Jenny Latham were the race winners. Full results HERE.

On Saturday Votwo held a Sprint and Standard Distance triathlon at South Cerney. We have results for both: Standard and Sprint.

The full list of weekend results can be found on this link.

Win with Skins

Tri247 in conjunction with Skins (, global sponsor of the Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series are offering you a fantastic opportunity to win some great Skins product, AND entry to the now sold out Hyde Park ITU World Championship Series race.

What can I win?

We are offering TWO winners the following fantastic prize pot:

  • Entry to the ITU Age Group Sprint Distance race on Saturday 24th July, Hyde Park, London.
  • A Skins TRI400 Trisuit, worth £129.99
  • A Skins RY400 Recovery Top, worth £59.99
  • Skins RY400 Recovery Tights, worth £69.99

Including race entry, that is a prize package worth close to £400. And we have TWO prizes to give away...!

Check out THIS ARTICLE for more details on how to enter.

Marlow Triathlon and River Swim

Entries are filling fast the first ever Marlow River Swim and Marlow River Sprint Triathlon on July 17th & 18th. In support for Help for Heroes, these events are set to sell out.

Marlow is located on the banks of the River Thames surrounded by the Thames Valley countryside. The swim takes participants up the river towards Bisham Abbey and the National Sports Centre, the bike meanders between two of the world's greatest rowing towns, Henley & Marlow, before heading out on the run and taking in the footpaths of the River Thames and finishing in Higginson Park, near the Sir Steve Redgrave statue.

For more information and to enter these great events, click on the links below.

Marlow River Swim
Marlow River Sprint Triathlon

Swim Smooth Stroke Correction Clinics

Swim Smooth are excited to announce nine Clinics in Bolton, Birmingham, York, West Lothian, Windsor and Maidenhead in June. If you are a triathlete looking to improve your speed and efficiency in the water, this is the perfect one day course for you! The day features full analysis of your stroke from video footage above and below the water. From the pool and classroom sessions you'll come away with a clear picture of what's holding you back and exactly how to improve your individual swimming.

Full details at:

Tri Smarter Tri Camp with Joe Beer at Club La Santa

23rd-30th September 2010: Aimed at beginners and intermediate level triathletes looking to find clear, concise and helpful coaching. This provides the perfect jump up the learning curve in a sport many take five years or more to be successful.

This is the camp to understand how to plan a winters training and be ready for next spring – from swimming technique and bike fit to run training and nutrition.

The sessions are perfect for athletes from beginner to intermediate levels and the aim is to mix practical workouts with talks and workshops. Athletes from single sports who have a few years endurance experience will find it manageable and great fun.

Find out more HERE.

Win entries to The London Triathlon with

Official Online Retailer of the London Triathlon, have FIVE entries to give away to the sold out event, which takes place on 7th and 8th August 2010 and will once again be held in at the ExCeL Centre, London.

Further details can be found HERE





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  1. Windsor: Worthington and Raw win 20th anniversary
  2. Tim Don wins Hy-Vee Elite Cup
  3. Weekend roundup: International racing
  4. Chrissie Wellington MBE!
  5. Iwan Thomas: Blenheim part two
  6. Weekend roundup: Domestic action
  7. Nokia Windsor Triathlon preview
  8. Llanos and Morrison take TriGrandPrix Basque Country
  9. Brownlee takes French Grand Prix. Again.
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