Tri247 Newsletter


23rd Sep 2010Issue 176

Welcome to the newsletter

Well, what a busy few weeks we have had - British World Champions in Edinburgh (Catriona Morrison and Sophie Coleman), Budapest (Phil Wolfe, Jonathan Brownlee, plus Grand Final winner Alistair Brownlee), and we've still got pretty high (!) expectations for Kona, Maui and Clearwater...

This past weekend the best of British were in Wales, for the Parc Bryn Bach Super Series Triathlon. While the weather was a little on the cool side, the racing was certainly pretty hot - and none more so than in the Tristar and Youth categories. For the first time, the Inter-Regional Championships (Tristar 2 / 3 / Youth) was held on the same day at the Junior and Senior Elite Championships - and a great success it was. The racing action was almost non-stop from 9 a.m. through to late afternoon, and provided a great opportunity to watch the very best of British talent - at all ages - racing in the secure surroundings of Parc Bryn Bach. I do hope this continues for future years, as it provides a great spectacle, lots of spectators and a great atmosphere to showcase the sport on a domestic level.

Long distance racing is also big news this week. We've had the announcement of the iron-distance Challenge Henley-on-Thames for 2011, and the strong rumour is that more news will follow later this week that will be of major interest to iron-distance fans. Keep your eyes on the site, and our Twitter account for the very latest news.

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Weekend action

Saturday saw racing at Tatton Park where the sprint and supersprint distances were tackled. Provisional results are on their website and you can also find the standard distance results from Sunday.

The Tough Tracks event at Pippingford Park hit an unexpected hitch when one of the event crew took ill after working in the lake and the decision was made to switch the two triathlon events to a duathlon format just in case. Unlike the duathlon here back in the Spring the ground was much harder making for some pretty rapid bike times round the circuit. Full results are online on the re-vamped Human Race website.

Dorney Lake was in action again - has there been a weekend this Summer when it hasn't been - as the TRI Challenge Team Triathlon took place. Ful-on Tri's young guns held off a strong challenge from the club's Vets team while Team Mongrel placed third. Winning female team was, appropriately, Hot Chicks! Full results are HERE.

The Chelmsford Off-Road Duathlon was based at Hylands Park - a site familiar to V Festival goers - and just six seconds separated first and second place. Full results are HERE.

Pos Male Female
1 Hugo Hocknell (Spiuk Racing) 0:52:22 Christine Mowles (East Essex Tri) 1:09:19
2 Jez Cox (Bike & Run) 0:52:28 Zena Shean (East Essex Tri) 1:11:42
3 Martin Cook (Blackwater Tri) 0:57:58 Sarah Hewitt 1:15:51


Sunday's racing started very early with the first of four WTC events this weekend; the Ironman 70.3 Centrair Tokoname in Japan. Headliners here were Cameron Brown in 4:12:00 and Michelle Wu in 5:51:27. As with all the Ironman events you can get the full skinny and athlete tracking through IronmanLive.

There was a great result for Brit Tom Lowe at Ironman 70.3 Branson, where he took second overall after setting the fastest time on the bike and leading into T2. After some career-threatening injuries, it is great to see the very likeable 'gentle giant' back in racing action.

Here are the summary results from the four Ironman 70.3 races from the weekend.

Ironman 70.3 Centrair Tokoname
Pos Male Female
1 Cameron Brown (NZL) 4:12:00 Michelle Wu (AUS) 4:51:27
2 Frederik Croneborg (SWE) 4:18:32 Rachael Paxton (AUS) 4:53:27
3 Hiroyuki Nishiuchi (JPN) 4:20:26 Emi Shiono (JPN) 4:54:25
Ironman 70.3 Branson
Pos Male Female
1 Ben Hoffman (USA) 4:02:53 Kelly Williamson (USA) 4:25:47
2 Tom Lowe (GBR) 4:05:38 Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:33:47
3 Brian Fleischmann (USA) 4:08:25 Pip Taylor (AUS) 4:41:57
Ironman 70.3 Cancun
Pos Male Female
1 Luke Bell (AUS) 3:59:46 Amanda Stevens (USA) 4:25:34
2 Luke McKenzie (AUS) 4:02:30 Michellie Jones (AUS) 4:27:01
3 Oscar Galindez (ARG) 4:05:20 Kate Major (AUS) 4:28:27
Ironman 70.3 Syracuse
Pos Male Female
1 Paul Matthews (AUS) 3:49:49 Samantha McGlone (CAN) 4:28:55
2 Maxim Kriat (UKR) 3:58:01 Rachel Challis (USA) 4:30:37
3 Sean Bechtel (CAN) 4:00:09 Kristin White (USA) 4:31:11

The big event of the weekend in the UK was the final round of the British Triathlon Super Series from Parc Bryn Bach in Wales, the GE Parc Bryn Bach Elite Triathlon. This year for the first time, all of the national championships from Tristar 2 through to Elite were held on the same day, and a great success that was too in terms on constant action and atmosphere. You can read our full report (including all of the results) HERE, or check out the image gallery HERE.

The third of the Big Cow Sprint Series at Emberton Park saw victories for Thomas Perchard (Jersey Tri) and Eimar Mullan - who was 5th overall. Full results are HERE.

Race New Forest's Middle Distance event seems to have been hotly contested as always and we're expecting the traditional report from Richard and Jo once the dust has settled. Full results are online HERE.

The Autumn edition of the Sevenoaks Triathlon seems to have been another classic, full results will be up on Stuart Steele's StuWeb site later but the headlines are as follows:

Pos Male Female
1 Mark Whittaker (Deal Tri) 1:19:47 Jill Cliff (Deal Tri) 1:32:33
2 Neil Harris (7Oaks Tri) 1:22:09 Emma Richards 1:33:52
3 Darryl Carter (Team Outrageous) 1:22:25 Nicola Groom (Larkfield AC) 1:36:36


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The Long Course Weekend - 24th-26th September

Be quick, and you cans still grab an entry this weekend to the Wales Swim, Wales Sportive or Wales Marathon as part of the first Long Course Weekend (

Visit the event website for more details - but be quick!. More details HERE.

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?

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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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Newcastle Stampede


Chepstow Stampede



Top 10 Article Of Last Week
  1. Brownlee(s) and Jenkins take National Titles
  2. Young athletes take the podium
  3. Weekend preview
  4. Weekend roundup
  5. Parc Bryn Bach report & results
  6. Ironman UK 2011: 50 Age Group Kona slots on offer
  7. Helen Jenkins update
  8. Challenge Henley-on-Thames 2011 now open
  9. Wimbleball 2011 filling fast [UPDATED]
  10. Competitors prepare for Hever Castle Triathlon

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