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1st Sep 2010Issue 175

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After the excitement in the summer of the ITU World Championship Series in Hyde Park, the UK has more World Championship action this weekend, as Edinburgh plays host to the ITU World Duathlon Championships 2010. The course, based in Holyrood Park promises to be the toughest ever set for the World Championships, and the entry list of over 1000 age group, elite and para duathletes could well be the biggest Duathlon World Championships yet.

A tough course will favour strong athletes - and they don't come much tougher than Scotland's own Catriona Morrison. Not that she needs home support or a challenging course to help, as three gold and three silver medals at World Duathlon Championships in recent years tell you all you need to know about her quality and versatility. Cat is certainly the PR figurehead for the race, and no doubt the pressure will be on to produce a home win - but that is something she is certainly capable of. Good luck to Cat, and indeed all of the British team competing across the weekend.

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Weekend action

International Action

We'll start off with a quick review on the WTC / M-Dot Ironman events from the weekend.

Ford Ironman Louisville

Great Britain has another Ironman winner in the shape of Paul Ambrose. The Australian based Brit has shown his talent over longer distances for a number of years, recently finishing second at Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens, while also taking fifth at the 2009 ITU World Long Distance Championships.

Behind him today was Martin Jensen (DEN), who had taken the bronze at those Perth World Champs last year. Paul's victory was secured by a fine bike leg, leaving him with a large buffer at T2. A very solid 3:05 marathon was more than enough to complete a near 12 minute victory.

Rebekah Keat is certainly in the running for 'hardest worker' of the year, with yet another Ironman - and another win - just a fortnight after winning Challenge Copenhagen. Having also raced Challenge Wanaka, Challenge Roth, Abu Dhabi and Alpe d'Huez amongst others, somebody should get her a good recovery shake...

Pos Men Women
1st Paul Ambrose (GBR) 8:29:59 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 9:33:15
2nd Martin Jensen (DEN) 8:41:54 Kim Loefler (USA) 9:44:23
3rd Max Longree (GER) 8:50:10 Bree Wee (USA) 9:50:35

Subaru Ironman Canada

Pos Men Women
1st Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 8:32:28 Meredith Kessler (USA) 9:13:46
2nd Christian Brader (GER) 8:32:41 Heather Wurtele (CAN) 9:17:17
3rd Stephan Vuckovic (GER) 8:38:31 Madison Mackenzie (USA) 9:34:51

Scott Neyedli took sixth (8:41:36), while Rob Johnson was 14th (9:04:46) - not quite a PB, but not far off his best on what is not an especially quick course. Rob told us "Tough old day and didn't quite have the legs all the way round but managed a marathon negative split so happy with that...again not quite PB, but I did stop to nick someones hot dog at one stage!" Scott was only three minutes off a podium spot, and that was after having to serve a four minute penalty incurred on the bike leg.

Ironman 70.3 Brazil

Pos Men Women
1st Ezequiel Morales (ARG) 3:52:18 Vanessa Gianinni (BRA) 4:22:21
2nd Igor Amorelli (BRA) 3:54:29 Maria Soledad Omar (ARG) 4:30:25
3rd Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) 3:56:02 Ariane G Monticel (BRA) 4:38:33

Elsewhere there were 'Brits abroad' wins for Jodie Swallow in Almere (more HERE), and Ian Leitch at XTERRA Japan (more HERE) while Alistair Brownlee resumed normal service at the French Grand Prix. Brother Jonathan couldn't quite add the European U23 title to his World Sprint Champs win, edged out for silver by Joao Silva of Portugal, no doubt inspired by racing on home soil.

Saturday UK Racing

The first race to finish on Saturday was the 5th OWS Aquathlon of the season at Liquid Leisure, Datchet, and once again we have all of the results and a full report on the event available HERE.

The biggest event of Saturday was almost certainly the Little Woody, which was won by Sam Dell and Nikki Bartlett. Our regular correspondent John Franklin finished second, and we have his race report on "what is fast becoming one of my favourite races on the British calendar" HERE. The iron-distance Big Woody title went to Tom Robertson.


Sunday UK Racing

The big race in Ireland on Sunday was the Dublin City Triathlon, which also incorporated the National Championships. Gavin Noble and Joyce Wolfe took the titles, and we have a report from Dublin HERE.

Standard Distance
Pos Men Women
1st Gavin Noble 1:56:44 Joyce Wolfe 2:15:51
2nd Brian McCrystal 1:59:51 Elena Maslova 2:17:18
3rd Bjorn Luddick 2:00:36 Aoife O'Connor 2:22:56
Sprint Distance
Pos Men Women
1st Gavin Doran 56:27 Ailbhe Carroll 1:01:18
2nd Conor Rooney 58:21 Judith Lowry 1:04:10
3rd Damien Kelly 59:09 Emma Sharkey 1:04:35

We've also got a report from the second running of the Oxley Sherbourne Sprint Triathlon. Hywel Davies and Sara Burling won the popular Rugby Sprint Triathlon, while plenty of British athletes made the trip across the Channel to the Chateau de Chantilly Castle Series Triathlon. Just Hever Castle left in this series for 2010.


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The Stampede 10km runs!

These 10k Adventure Cross Country Runs promise to be different from any event you have entered before. If running across natural rugged terrain is not challenging enough, a multitude of obstacles which have been designed and overseen by the Royal Marines and The 1 Rifles Battalion, will be in place to push you to the limit!

Sledge down Toboggan Hill; clamber over the Gauntlet and up the ropes at Heartbreak Hill before getting a dunking at the Sheep Dip! Take on the challenge of the Subterranean Sewers, the Mile Time Trial and the Pond Dive before wading through the Gosforth Gunge – these are just some of the obstacles that will be in place at the events for YOU to try – will you beat the Military team's top times?

Medals, souvenir T shirts and goodie bags will be provided for all finishers of the first stampedes as well as prizes for the first finishers in all categories.

You've got to be in it to win it so register now at and

Mud and Mayhem is back

The Mud and Mayhem Off Road Duathlon returns to Swinley Forest (between Bracknell and Bagshot in Surrey) on Sunday 10th October. The 5km / 20km 5km off-road duathlon will be joined by the Mud and Mayhem 10km run, if you fancy leaving your bike at home!

Click HERE for more details, or enter online here: Duathlon / 10km Run.





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