Tri247 Newsletter


13th Aug 2010Issue 172

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Another good weekend for J. Swallow ...though this time Joanna (winner of the Outlaw Triathlon) took a race win, while Jodie continued her consistent season with a second place at the ITU World Cup event in Hungary. Clearly a lot of talent at all distances in that family!

It was also the weekend when triathlon arguably gets its biggest mainstream recognition of the year, as the Challenger World London Triathlon always attracts plenty of celebrity entrants, and in the case of Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button particularly, someone who is genuinely enthusiastic and passionate about his swim / bike / run racing. While he gets all the attention at big races such as London, there are plenty of other smaller events around the UK and overseas where he is just as keen to race, without all the fanfare - it is great to have him.

Coming up this weekend, the return of the ITU World Championship Series, and with it, Alistair Brownlee. Can he hit the top of the podium and put behind him the disappointment of Hyde Park? I think he can, and will...

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Weekend action

As always at this time of year, another big big weekend!

The Challnger World London Triathlon

The 14th Challenger World London Triathlon took place this past weekend at ExCeL in London's Docklands.

Here is a summary of the top finishers across the races and links to all of the results.

Helen Jenkins defended her title in the ladies elite race, and was thrilled to win again in London: "I'm so happy to win again, it was a tough race. Jodie (Stimpson) set out on the run so hard - as she always does - but I was able to stay with her, and come on strong at the end. It really is great to compete on home soil, the crowds were really supportive."

Courtney Atkinson (AUS) got the better of Tim Don in the male elite race, but Tim was still happy when we spoke to him: "the support was amazing once again. I had lots of friends and family here supporting me, and as it came down to a front three of an Aussie, a Brit and an American, I think that meant I got even more support! Courtney was just too strong in the end, and the best man won on the day - hats off to him, he deserved it. I'm satisfied though, I gave it my all. For me, 2010 is about being consistent, and producing top class performances through the year which I wasn't able to do last year. I'm also coaching myself this year, with input from a few advisors - I think it is the first year since about '04 I've not been part of the Loughborough set up - so it is pleasing to see what works, and what is needed to produce world class performances at these events. A few days rest now, a couple of speed sessions and then Kitzbühel, can't wait!"

Pos Male Female
1st Courtney Atkinson (AUS) 1:49:03 Helen Jenkins (GBR) 2:01:01
2nd Tim Don (GBR) 1:49:08 Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 2:01:47
3rd Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 1:49:15 Liz Blatchford (GBR) 2:02:39
JUNIOR ELITE - Male Results / Female Results
Pos Male Female
1st Tom Bishop 1:07:23 Lucy Smith 1:22:38
2nd David Bishop 1:07:40 Elinor Thorogood 1:24:01
3rd Edward Rawles 1:07:51 Emily McLoughlin 1:26:16
Pos Male Female
1st Gordon Benson (Leeds Bradford TC) 38:25 Sky Draper (Hillingdon Triathletes) 39:44
2nd Sam Jackson (Driven to Tri) 38:50 Ellie Walton (Farnham Tri Club) 41:45
3rd Patrick Hough (Bodyworks XTC) 39:05 Georgia Taylor Brown 42:35
Pos Male Female
1st Dion Harrison 3:17:30 Marianne Clark 4:03:48
2nd Glyn Painter (Army Tri Assoc) 3:18:08 Bridget Kendrick 4:33:35
3rd Tristan Shipsides (Team TBC-SportsAid) 3:19:16 Juliet Good 4:40:11
SUB-2:30 OLYMPIC - Male Results / Female Results
Pos Male Female
1st Graham Leith (Fusion) 2:02:54 Corey Dawson (Clapham Chasers) 2:18:51
2nd Robert Brundish 2:03:59 Naomi Fergusson (Hawkes Bay Multisport Club) 2:20:41
3rd Graeme Bryce 2:07:03 Nicola Threlfall (Driven to Tri) 2:22:57
Olympic Distance - Tower Bridge Route
Olympic Distance - Westminster Route
Pos Male Female
1st Bastien Goueytes 1:08:20 Ceris Styler (Worcester Tri Club) 1:11:57
2nd Brian Magri 1:10:03 TBC 1:17:16
3rd Andrew Bloxam (Ful-on Tri) 1:10:55 Jemima Twist 1:20:51
Pos Male Female
1st Bastien Goueytes 1:08:20 Frances Dunn 1:42:33
2nd Giampiero Galimberti 1:21:34 Jenny Kipker 1:44:02
3rd Pablo Daniel Campos 1:22:52 Gwen Daniel 1:44:11
Pos Male Female
1st Mike Rudd 1:17:15 Sophie Thomas 1:28:13
2nd Neil Harrison 1:22:48 Katie Nyemecz 1:30:54
3rd Jon Tippell 1:25:22 Rosie Acworth 1:33:54
SUPER SPRINT - Male Results / Female Results
Pos Male Female
1st Ross Calder (Crystal Palace Tri) 41:45 Claire Nichols (Southampton Tri Club) 46:55
2nd Oliver Newcombe 44:26 Shelley Baker 50:02
3rd Gregory Ryan 44:35 Christine Spray 51:58
Team Relays and Cup Results

Sunday's racing

In conditions the organisers describe as being 'Great British seaside weather' the Aquasphere Powered Votwo Long Swim took place with the sun shining, calm waters and only a light breeze. Adam Warner posted a sub-49 minutes time despite the relatively strong currents flowing along the beach while junior Danni Pryor was first lady and first junior, posting an impressive 51:30 for the ironman-distance event. Full results are here.

The Inverurie Sprint Triathlon, part of the MPH Series, was won by Stephen Gammack (1:22:12) and Siobhan Prise (1:31:35). Full results are here.

On the ITU scene the racing moved to Tiszaujvaros in Hungary. Jodie Swallow continued her recent excellent run of form and was just outsprinted at the line by Yuliya Sapunova (UKR). The pair had dominated the run section after an early swim/bike lead from Sara McLarty (USA). Further British presence in the women's race (full report here) was provided by Lois Rosindale in 17th, Vanessa Raw 24th and Jacqui Slack 47th. The best GB performance in the men's race, won by Reinaldo Colucci (BRA), was from Adam Bowden in 10th with Ritchie Nicholls in 63rd. A full set of results is here, with the full men's report here.

Our newest ironman-distance race, the Outlaw Triathlon seems to have gone off in great style up in Nottingham. We were following the live coverage and the online results - great to see someone else doing that job rather than me! Joanna Swallow managed to go one better than younger sister Jodie by taking the win in her first "and last" (!) iron-distance event.

Pos Male Female
1 Paul Hawkins 9:11:44 Joanna Swallow 10:45:50
2 James Doust 9:21:19 Viv Clement 11:03:24
3 Tom Williams 9:24:28 Emma Rand 11:06:03

Check out our image galleries from Saturday and Race Day. Full results HERE.

The Barton Marina results for both sprint and standard distance races are on the Stuweb site as are the results for the Clonea Gold Coast race in Ireland.

The BSLT Series moved to Kelso and the full results are here.

Since 6am on Saturday the Enduroman Double and Triple athletes were circling the Friary Grange Centre near Lichfield. Brave or nuts? We're not sure, but chapeau!

Enduroman Triple Iron
Pos Male Female
1 Paul Thompson 37:55:19 Monique Hollinshead 50:38:39
2 Scott Markham 44:42:44  
3 Hanno Nickau 46:47:30  
Enduroman Double Iron
Pos Male Female
1 Anthony Gerundini 24:33:47 Rachael Cadman 32:16:31
2 Richard Marsay 26:29:01 Signe Friis 34:10:21
3 Dave Holladay 28:02:32 Judith Martin 35:36:04

Saturday's racing

The Decathlon Northern Ireland Triathlon Series visited Lake Mourne for a standard distance race. A full set of results is here, the top three were:

Pos Male Female
1 Brian Campbell (Hi Elbow) 2:00:50 Mary Laverty (Setanta) 2:20:34
2 Peter Savage (Newry Tri) 2:08:18 Barbara O'Hanrahan (Belpark) 2:29:22
3 Owen Martin (Setanta) 2:10:37 Sheena Dullaghan 2:33:42

The Welsh Off-Road Championships were held as part of the Cymmer Off-Road Triathlon. Headline results went to John Williams (1:37:49) and Clair Davies (2:02:12). The event included a novice race and a Tristars event, the results are linked here.

The warm-up swims for the Outlaw Triathlon seem to have proved popular, even the Editor donned his wetsuit and took part! We have the results loaded for the 500m, 1500m and 3000m events.


The BIG South Swim - 1500m or 3.8km

The BIG South Swim makes for a spectacular day out. All the races are in a lap format so you get plenty of chances to see your athlete. You will be able to see the results/split times on the large screen. Red Bull will be handing out their sports drinks all day so pull up a seat and enjoy the racing.

21st August, Dorney Lake - click here for more information

Planet X really BIG 622 sale - grab a bargain and live longer!

One year ago Planet X had the BIG 500 sale and were deluged with response from customers.

This time they have gone bigger and are launching a stock cleansing, cash raking, VAT bill paying, BIG 622 sale...

Yes, the Chancellor is calling and an impending humongous VAT bill means Planet X need to do a bit of blood letting to clear down some overstocks and pay their taxes - so we can keep our hospitals running - so yes, you got it, buying from the BIG 622 sale will be good for your health!

So get the credit card out, grab yourself a bargain, and live longer.


Royal Windsor Super Sprint and Olympic Aquathlons

Royal Windsor Super Sprint Aquathlon - 750 metre swim / 5km Run
Windsor Olympic Distance Aquathlon - 1500 metre swim / 10km Run

21st August, Dorney Lake. With two distances to choose from and open to all abilities.

This is a great opportunity to swim in the 2012 Olympic Rowing venue, which is not too deep, and is naturally filled from an underground source. It is crystal clear and calm. Then run alongside the venue on perfectly flat paths completely closed to traffic.

Click her for more details

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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