Tri247 Newsletter


7th Oct 2010Issue 178

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A big new addition to the Tri247 portfolio this weekend - the launch of the Speedo TriathELITE i-app, powered by You can now get all of the latest news, events, results, training, products and more, straight to your i-phone. And best of's FREE! Check it out, and download it now. Full details on the app can be found HERE, or go straight to iTunes HERE.

The eyes of the triathlon world this week are of course all centered on the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, and we have - and will continue - to bring you plenty of updates and news on all of the sights, sounds and gossip from the Big Island. Can Chrissie Wellington make it four in a row? Can Julie Dibens produce the goods at Ironman distance? Has everyone forgotten that Cat Morrison hasn't lost a race all year...all this and more will be played out over the lave fields this coming weekend!

Also this week, is the 2010 Cycle Show (, at Earls Court. Tri247 will be there, and of course you can be too - with a discounted ticket. Find out more HERE.

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Weekend action

While the first weekend of October isn't the busiest month for racing, there was still plenty of action around - and British athletes performing well too.

Powerman Muncie, USA

This new addition to the Powerman World Series ( saw wins for duathlon legend Joerie Vansteelant and Britain's Michelle Parsons, who like a good wine just seems to get better with age.

Pos Men Women
1st Joerie Vansteelant (BEL) 2:39:13 Michelle Parsons (GBR) 3:08:01
2nd Anthony Le Duey (FRA) 2:42:19 Emily Shoopman (USA) 3:17:29
3rd Matthew Russell (USA) 2:42:38 Anne Curi Preisig (USA) 3:21:07

Tristar 222 Sardinia

Bella Bayliss, who has had - by her standards - a tough 2010 season, secured another podium position at the weekend this time at the new Tristar 222 Sardinia race. Report courtesy of teamTBB:

"teamTBB athletes Bella Bayliss (GBR) and Diana Reisler (GER) were on the start line for the inaugural TriStar 222 distance race in the picturesque location of Sardinia, Italy. ‘222’ stands for a 2km swim, 200km run and a 20km run.

"Bella led out of the swim in 27:22 with Diana a little over a minute down in 28:39. The race contenders after the swim were only ever about the teamTBB girls. Bella held the lead on the bike up to 60km, it was here that Diana made the pass and continued to pull away. After 200km Diana came into T2 with a 5minute lead over Bella, her nearest rival. Her bike split of 6:20:06 was the second quickest of the day. Bella finished the bike with a time of 6:25:06.

"Out onto the 20km run and Diana maintained her composure and crossed the line with the fastest run split of 1:25:05 and take the win in 8:16.47.

"Keeping the Diana company on the podium, Bella posted the third quickest run of the day of 1:28:32 to come home in second with a total time of 8:25:32."

Bella wasn't the only Brit on the podium however. After his recent course record performance at The Vitruvian, Joel Jameson used his lightening run speed to secure third place on the podium, and come close to catching über-bike Björn Andersson for second after the fastest run of the day.

Pos Men Women
1st Esben Hovgaard (DEN) 7:26:43 Diana Reisler (GER) 8:16:47
2nd Björn Andersson (SWE) 7:32:16 Bella Bayliss (GBR) 8:25:32
3rd Joel Jameson (GBR) 7:34:33 Karin Gerber (SUI) 8:33:56

Challenge Barcelona (Iron-Distance)

Pos Men Women
1st Jimmy Johnsen (DEN) 8:19:43 Lucie Zelenkova (CZE) 9:13:47
2nd Horst Reichel (GER) 8:20:17 Wenka Kujala (GER) 9:39:12
3rd Georg Potrebitsch (GER) 8:21:11 Kristin Lie (NOR) 9:46:25

Nicholas Ward Muñoz was ninth individual (8:32:30), Richard Jones 19th (8:53:13) and Hywel Davies 20th (8:54:44).


Plenty of action in the uk this past weekend too.

After a week of stress with course re-routing and changing distances, the OneLastTri from RaceNewForest went ahead - and had a female overall winner! Congratulations to Amy Forshaw (Tri London). Full results HERE.

The SiS Humber Sprint Triathlon featured "three years of rain", and you can read the report and see the results HERE.

The Warwickshire Triathlon ended the season for the team at (, and there was also racing at Bedford, Wadebridge, Sandford Parks (Devils Aquathlon), Carsington and the row-bike-runners at the Rowers Revenge in Marlow. Plus more! Check out the results links below for more.


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 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 Great Bike Deal

Nanolight High Modulus Campagnolo Athena £1,399.00

The bike of choice for Planet X's professional racing team is a product of no compromise thinking, offering race winning performance, beautiful design and a top class finish at a previously unknown price, available for a limited time with Campagnolo groupsets at a hugely discounted price.

Complete bike weight 6.90 kg (15.21 lbs)

Click here for more details

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

CompuTrainer offering you a better than your money back guarantee!

That is right, Simon has finally lost the plot and is now offering you a better than your money back guarantee! Just exactly what does this mean? Well, in pure and simple terms he is offering the customer THREE very important deals.

Click HERE 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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