Tri247 Newsletter


29th Jun 2010Issue 167

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Thankfully, the glorious weather this weekend and a great chance for some short-sleeved training or frost-free racing helped offset (partially...) that 'football' match yesterday. Wasn't that pathetic?!

The triathlon world is a little more positive than the football arena right now, and Jodie Swallow continued to show her potential at the longer distances - despite being set on London 2012 - with a silver medal behind Hawaii third placer Virginia Berasategui in the ETU Euro Long Distance Champs. Having already won the ITU Long Distance World Champs, the ETU 4k/120k/30k format was her longest race to date, and once again she produced a quality result. While the field size was small, she left a lot of very fast and successful iron-distance racers in her wake. Are we approaching decision time in the career direction of Miss Swallow? She certainly has a lot of options to choose from - unlike Mr Capello...

Another big weekend coming up, with the ETU European Champs in Athlone, Ireland, where Alistair Brownlee is set to renew his rivalry against Javier Gomez for one of the few titles he has yet to win. At the other end of the distance scale, Ironman Frankfurt is the European Ironman Championship, and one of the few courses around the world that has witnessed both sub eight hour (men) and sub nine hour (ladies) winning times. Will we see more records broken this year?

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Weekend action

Here is our weekly roundup of another busy weekend at home and abroad - with a another British athlete on an elite podium too. Well done Jodie!


Vitoria-Gasteiz ETU Long Distance Triathlon European Championships

Eneko Llanos and Virginia Berasategui made it a Spanish double on home soil as Jodie Swallow secured silver, taking the scalps of many an Ironman pro in her longest race to date. Full report HERE.

We've also got a full run-down on the GB Age Group team medals, and a report from Team Manager Dawn Hunter available HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Eneko Llanos (ESP) 5:35:34 Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 6:14:46
2nd Martine Jensen (DEN) 5:37:00 Jodie Swallow (GBR) 6:19:02
3rd Jimmy Johnson (DEN) 5:49:19 Edith Niederfriniger (ITA) 6:41:01

Ironman France

Course records and wins for Marcel Zamora Perez and Tine Deckers. Just like 2009 then! Read the full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Marcel Zamora Perez (ESP) 8:25:28 Tina Deckers (BEL) 9:21:29
2nd Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 8:30:39 Erica Csomor (HUN) 9:36:08
3rd Olivier Marceau (SUI) 8:52:25 Alexandra Louison (FRA) 9:38:25

Ironman Coeur d'Alene

Andy Potts and Linsey Corbin secure their first Ironman wins, while Britain's Rob Johnson finishes 10th Pro. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Andy Potts (USA) 8:24:40 Linsey Corbin (USA) 9:17:54
2nd Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:38:17 Meredith Kessler (USA) 9:23:52
3rd Michael Lovato (USA) 8:41:17 Kelly Williamson (USA) 9:39:23

Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake

Chris Lieto proved he can take the win on the bike, while Magali Tisseyre wins late in the run to take the Ironman 70.3 titles. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Chris Lieto (USA) 3:55:27 Magali Tisseyre (CAN) 4:23:31
2nd Terrenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:57:06 Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:24:57
3rd Ben Hoffman (USA) 3:58:32 Jessica Jacobs (USA) 4:35:49

Brasschaat ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup

Former GB international runner Non Stanford who moved into triathlon last season finished third in Belgium on Sunday in the latest European Cup event in Brasschaat. Australian Erin Densham dominated, almost two minutes quicker on the run than the entire field.

Pos Men Women
1st Aurelien Raphael (FRA) 1:43:36 Erin Densham (AUS) 1:56:21
2nd Etienne Demunsch (FRA) 1:44:26 Charlotte Morel (FRA) 1:58:18
3rd Matthias Zoell (GER) 1:44:40 Non Stanford (GBR) 1:58:24

Other Brits: Harry Wiltshire 25th, Phil Wolfe 33rd, Daniel Halksworth 44th, Ritchie Nicholls 47th.


First results in this weekend were from the third OWS Aquathlon of the year. We have a full report AND race video from organiser Paul Stannard available HERE, for a race won my Mike Trees and Annie Emmerson. Full results HERE.

Another popular race - with a full report - was the Iroman River Swim. Full results HERE. Matt Molloy has been in great form this season, and took a clear win in his specialist discipline.

Saturday was also the first race in the 2010 Castle Triathlon Series at Cholmondely Castle, a development from the inaugural 2009 Hever Castle race. Full results available for all of the event HERE.

The full listing of Saturday race results including Harwich Sprint, the Mumbles Mile Triathlons, One Life Childrens Tri and the SheActive Every Womens Duathlons can be found HERE.


Sunday saw the debut Lakeside Triathlon at the shopping mecca in West Thurrock, and Chris Panayiotou and Alex Mckibben took the inaugural wins. Full results HERE.

The Henley Swim was described as "absolutely bloody marvellous" with swimming's equivalent of a photo finish (timing chip record!) deciding the results of the 'traditional' race (non-wetsuit). The overall winners were triathlon regulars Richard Stannard and Sophie Whitworth. Full results HERE.

They had a busy weekend in Harwich, with an Olympic Distance race on Sunday, following the Sprint on Saturday. Full results: Sprint / Olympic.

The Northampton Triathlon included the British Army Champs, and that is reflected in their domination of the results. Full results of the Sprint and Olympic available.

The Liverpool Triathlon was back - and bigger - for a second year, and we have all of the results HERE.

One race that has been going for a lot longer is the Shropshire Triathlon, where Tom Sturdy got the better of the evergreen Colin Dixon. Holly Lawrence was the fastest lady. Full results HERE.

Our full listing of race results from Sunday can be found HERE.

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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.

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