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29th Sep 2010Issue 177

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And then there were four! Four what? Mass participation UK iron-distance events of course...

Take your pick in 2011 from Ironman UK in Bolton, The Outlaw in Nottingham, Challenge Henley or announced this past week; Ironman Wales in Tenby. All taking place in four different BTF regions, it will be fascinating to see how the entries go for each race, and whether the typically European bound iron-Brits will be tempted to stay at home next Summer. Will someone do them all?!

After recently bringing you coverage of both Eurobike and Interbike recently, the Cycle industry lands in the UK next week at Earls Court for Cycle Show 2010. The show runs from 8th-10th October and is well worth a visit. Check out our dedicated Cycle Show section and of course, save money on your tickets by booking in advance with our Tri247 offer.

Also new, the recently announced Elite Partner of British Triathlon, GE has just launched their GE Triathlon Facebook page. Sign up now.

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Weekend action

For late September, a VERY busy weekend - particularly domestically - so here is our roundup of the action.

The largest event of the weekend took place at Hever Castle, where 3000 athletes took place across the two day festival including a large children's event. Age Group World Champions Colin Dixon and Jill Parker took the wins in the feature races on Sunday. Full report and all of the results HERE.

The Anne Boleyn (400m/20km/4km) The Henry VIII (800m/40km/8km)
Male Male
1: Stephen Thompson (London)
2: Cameron Dorn (United States)
3: Mat Clarkson (Potters Bar)
1: Colin Dixon (Portsmouth)
2: Mark Westlake (London)
3: Shaun Benfield (Salisbury)
Female Female
1: Freddie Sumption (London)
2: Madelaine Lee-Smith (Oxted)
3: Polly Mosley (Worthing)
1: Jill Parker (Edenbridge)
2: Elizabeth Brama (Brighton)
3: Caroline Hewett (London)
Team Team
1: Charlie Dutton and team (London)
2: Juliet Sprake and team (London)
3: Callum Mclennan and team (Edenbridge)
1: Iain Jameson and team (Orpington)
2: Duncan Holding and team (London)
3: Stephen Charlesworth and team  (London)
The Elizabeth 1st (8 – 10 years)
Individuals Teams
1: Nicholas Cowley-Andrea (London)
2: Bede Pitcairn-Knowles (Sevenoaks)
3: Matthew Newton
1: Martha Tipper and team (Cowden)
2: Lucy Goodfellow and team (Tunbridge Wells)
3: Emilia Gerard and team (Edenbridge)
The Elizabeth 1st (11 – 12 years)
Individuals Teams
1: Ellie Bushell (Norfolk)
2: Ellen Willumsen (Kent)
3: Tom Phillips (Westcott)
1: Mairi Glendinning and team (Edenbridge)
2: Tom Goldsack and team (South Godstone)
3: Georgina Brown and team (Edenbridge)
The Elizabeth 1st (13 – 15 years)
Individuals Teams
1: Josh Burns (Cardiff)
2: Jacob Agnew (London)
3: Joshua Searby (Sevenoaks)
1: Will Owen and team (Caterham)
2: Henry Rogers and team (Edenbridge)
3: Jerome Bray and team (Caterham)

Also taking place across the weekend was the For Goodness Shakes XTFestival. Full report HERE, where competitors can also download FREE race images.


The BustinSkin Middle Distance Triathlon on Sunday was described as "I cannot fault it at all!" by third placed finished Karl Alexander - read his report HERE. Sean Frost took the men's victory, while Freya Bloor got the better of U-23 World Duathlon Champion Sophie Coleman. Full results HERE.

It really was windy at the Windfarmer Triathlons in Kent, as reported HERE.

Pos Men Time Women Time
1st David Miles - Serpentine 01.15.20 Alice Wright 01.28.14
2nd Matthew Reynolds – 1066 Triathletes 01.18.58 Lisa Dunn 01.28.48
3rd Chris Fry 01.19.52 Nicola Hill – Kent Police Tri 01.30.06
Pos Male Time Women Time
1st Matt Chapman – SLH Tri Cub 02.04.42 Beckie Woodland – SLH Tri Club 02.29.28
2nd Matthew Foord 02.09.34 Emma Richards 02.29.34
3rd Stuart Sorrell 02.09.53 Christine Costiff – SLH Tri Club 02.34.00

The USN Dorney Triathlons saw Matt Molloy continue his excellent 2010 form with another clear win in the Standard Distance race. Full results links below, and you can also see a photo montage of the day HERE.

Standard Distance - Full Results
Pos Men Women
1st Matt Molloy 2:00:24 Chloe Hammond 2:37:31
2nd Lee Howarth 2:10:17 Claire Lloyd 2:40:43
3rd Michael Kazimierski 2:11:36 Linda Hatano 2:52:44
Sprint Distance - Full Results
Pos Men Women
1st Gareth Evans 1:04:13 Claire Vallance 1:13:48
2nd Julian Fairley 1:06:11 Karen Roake 1:14:29
3rd Michael Hand 1:09:52 Edie Fassnidge 1:15:34
Super Sprint Distance - Full Results
Pos Men Women
1st Philip Donnelly 39:05 Bethany Brookes 45:40
2nd Daniel Tomkins 43:04 Wendy Boyd 47:27
3rd Svien Nilson 44:113 Kate Ward 48:21

We also have reports from the inaugural Nearwater St Mawes Triathlon (HERE), the Clacton Triathlon (HERE) and the Ringwood David Lloyd Challenge (HERE) plus all of the weekend results action, plus more reports to follow later this week. Remember to check out the homepage for the very latest news.


Cycle Show - save with Tri247

The Cycle Show ( returns to Earls Court this October - and Tri247 can save you money on your tickets.

Check out THIS ARTICLE and save! Look out for more news on the Cycle Show over the coming weeks, as we preview the features and exhibitors you will be able to see and experience. Check out our dedicated Cycle Show section HERE.

Planet-X Stealth Pro Carbon SRAM Rival

Last few in stock from £1,399.00 with free UK delivery.

This bike really is as fast as it looks. The incredibly strong and light carbon frame has aerodynamic detailing such as flattened fork and flared rear triangle to force air around the bike rather than through it.

Award winning frame, race-ready spec, outstanding value

Equipped with a SRAM Rival drivetrain and purposefully gone super aggressive on the pricing. So even on a budget, if your legs are good enough, you can own a bike that's fast enough.

See if they have any left 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?

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

Grab a wetsuit bargain

Tri-Wetsuits ( are having a clear out of their demo suits at some really great prices. If your suit needs updating or got a bit of damage this year check them out as you could find yourself with a top of the range suit at a knock down price!

See THIS ARTICLE for more details.

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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