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3rd Aug 2010Issue 171

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The big events just keep on coming... After the thrilling racing in Hyde Park at the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship London event, this past weekend witnessed two new British names on the Ironman role of honour, as Fraser Cartmell and Yvette Grice took the titles at Ironman UK. Check out our image gallery from the event to find out more.

And this week ahead isn't a quiet one either - the Challenger World London Triathlon is the possibly the biggest triathlon in the world in terms of competitor numbers, and reaches its 14th year this weekend. If you are racing, make the most of your weekend experience by checking out our how to succeed article before you get there. Also this weekend, a new race on the calendar is the Outlaw Triathlon, a new iron-distance event taking place in Nottingham. Tri247 will be present at both London and Nottingham, to bring you all the latest news.

But it is not just domestic racing that we know our readers are interested in. Having just returned from the Alpe d'Huez Triathlons, if you are looking for a tough, exciting challenge for 2011, then put this race on your schedule and join the 500+ other British athletes who were there this year. Check this out to find out more!

In this issue:


Weekend action

With so much going on this past weekend, here is a quick roundup of all you need to know:

Ironman UK

Fraser Cartmell and Yvette Grice ensured that it was two second place finishes for the Bayliss'. Report, plus comments and interviews from both Fraser and Yvette HERE. You can also check out our Ironman UK image gallery from the day HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Fraser Cartmell (GBR) 8:40:17 Yvette Grice (GBR) 10:01:02
2nd Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 8:46:18 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 10:06:51
3rd Axel Zeebroek (BEL) 8:49:37 Joanna Carritt (GBR) 10:16:22

Ironman Regensburg (Germany)

German wins for Faris Al-Sultan, and home town girl Sonja Tajsich. Report HERE. GB Age Grouper Corinne Abraham finishes third overall in her first Ironman!

Pos Men Women
1st Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 8:13:37 Sonja Tajsich (GER) 9:09:46
2nd Andreas Böcherer (GER) 8:18:28 Katja Rabe (GER) 9:32:04
3rd Nils Goerke (GER) 8:22:57 Corinne Abraham (GBR) 9:41:21

ITU World Long Distance Championships, Immendstadt, Germany

Sylvain Sudrie reverses the tables on 2009 winner Timothy O'Donell to take the World title, while Caroline Steffen (SUI) continues to prove she is the real deal in long course racing. Full Elite results HERE, and Age Group reults HERE. Report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Sylvain Sudrie (FRA) 6:24:57 Caroline Steffen (SUI) 6:55:21
2nd Timothy O'Donell (USA) 6:29:35 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 7:07:04
3rd Francois Chaubaud (FRA) 6:32:04 Virginia Berasetegui (ESP) 7:13:19

Ironman 70.3 Calgary

Mirinda Carfrae continues to prove she is one of the best - if not the best - on the run course, adding another 70.3 title to her CV.

Pos Men Women
1st Kieran Doe (NZL) 3:58:45
Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:21:32
2nd Brian Fleischmann (USA) 4:02:14 Heather Wurtele (CAN) 4:24:45
3rd Paul Matthews (AUS) 4:03:41 Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:30:09

Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

Full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st James Cotter (USA) 3:53:19 Kelly Williamson (USA) 4:15:41
2nd Josh Rix (AUS) 3:54:40 Heather Jackson (USA) 4:18:51
3rd Matthew White (USA) 3:55:22 Karen Smyers (USA) 4:29:25

Powerman Vlaanderen / Geel

Three GB men made the top-10 in Geel: Matt Moorhouse 6th (2:43:12). Lee Piercy 9th (2:44:57) and Daniel Mccarthy 10th (2:47:37).

Pos Men Women
1st Jochen Neyrinck (BEL) 2:40:46 Ulrike Schwalbe (GER) 3:02:49
2nd Søren Bystrup (DEN) 2:41:02 Susanna Svendsen (DEN) 3:04:24
3rd Armand Van der Smissen (NED) 2:41:31 Jacqueline Uebelhart (SUI) 3:07:36


Paul McGreal reports from the inaugural BTF British Cross Triathlon Championships which was held as part of the 'Long Hard Durty Triathlon' in Scotland.

"The British Championships attracted a high quality field from across the UK, which resulted in some blistering racing, and two phenominal new course records. All of the British-based XTERRA World Series Professional Racers turned to to compete and support the race. Chris Stuart of the Army led out of the water by around 30seconds, and Aileen Anderson, Darelle Parker, Nicola Duggan and Kerry MacPhee seperated by less than a minute in the women's race. The charge was on on the 2-lap bike course, which is hilly, technical and demanding. Sam Gardner and Ian Leitch clawed back their swim deficit, and got past Chris, and had a lead of several minutres of 3rd place man Graham Wadsworth. Nicola, Aileen Anderson, Darelle Parker and Kerry MacPhee fought a close battle on the bike as well, with Nicola coming out best, catching the others and developing with a significant lead by the start of the run. The end of the run allows spectators to see racers for the last km or so - as Sam and Ian came over the brow of the hill there was around 10 metres seperating them. Ian's superior descending speed allowed him to open a gap of over a minute by the finish as he recorded an amazing 1:59:17, a course record by around 20 minutes. Meanwhile, Nicola (2:26:30) extended her lead by the finish to over seven minutes from Aileen, with Darelle finishing 3rd. Nicola's time was another massive course record, beating her own winning time from the 2009 race by around 20 minutes."

Long Hardy Durty full results
BTF Champs only results
Short Fast Durty results

The Blithfield Triathlon was a qualifier for the 2011 European Age Group Champs, attracting a top quality field. Carl Shaw (Leicester Tri Club) and Louise Collins (Ceepo TFN RT) took the wins. Full results HERE.

The Nokia Thames Swim was a new, and very popular open water swim race attracting a lot of triathlete entries to the 2.25 mile course from Hampton Court to Kingston. Michael Adams, first of out the water at the Windsor Triathlon for the past two seasons took the win, with another triathlon regular Richard Stannard in second place. Junior Danni Pryor (7Oaks Tri Club) was first lady, a fantastic fourth overall. Full report and results HERE.

We also have a report from the David Lloyd Hull Triathlon HERE.


Sports Tours exclusive Club La Santa September offer

The September offer will for travel dates - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th September - One bedroom (AY YELLOW) apartment was £619.00 now £469.00. This apartment is based on self catering and accommodate up to 3 adults and 1 child (14yrs or under).

They also have two triathlon training camps during this special offer period as well:

Intermediate Triathlon Camp with Phil Price and Team - 09th – 16th September 2010 – course fee extra, 185€

NEW Learn to Tri Smarter Triathlon Camp with Joe Beer and Team - 23rd – 30th September 2010 – course fee extra, 210€

Read more about it here

Sports Tours International: Official Sports Travel Partner for Abu Dhabi International Triathlon

Sports Tours International is excited to announce that they have once again been appointed as the Official Sports Travel Partner for IMG and the second Abu Dhabi International Triathlon which will take place on Sat 12th March 2011.

Click here for more details:

The Long Course Weekend starts here... 24th - 26th September 2010

The long course weekend is one of the latest and probably most exciting new triathlon events to come to the UK since Ironman. Essentially the event is a long course triathlon, but the major difference being, it is raced over 3 days.

Find out more here

Planet X Special Offers

If you are looking for a new set of carbon wheels, Planet-X have some great offers at the moment. Visit them HERE .

Special offer on Maxgear aero helmet worn by Fraser Cartmell

Maxgear ( are currently offering their MAX Flight Aero TT helmet, as worn by Fraser Cartmell when winning Ironman UK on Sunday at a £40 discount. Usually £119.99, you can now buy it for just £79.99 including free P&P. Click HERE for more details.



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Jim Walker



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