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8th Mar 2011Issue 189

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"It was a dream as a junior to some day win this race, but 10 times is crazy - even to me!" These are just some of the words used by Cameron Brown to sum up his amazing feat of winning his tenth Ironman New Zealand title on Saturday in Taupo. An incredible effort from one of the most understated athletes on the Ironman circuit. Unbelievably he his now on his way to Abu Dhabi to compete in the big race coming up this weekend... I think we can forgive him in advance for not winning that one! A special day for Samantha Warriner also - as well as making it a Kiwi double, her win was achieved just four months after heart surgery. Check out the reports in our results roundup below.

A busy weekend of racing elsewhere, with wins for Helen Jenkins and Sam Gardner in Florida and the Philippines respectively. A little closer to home it was the National Duathlon Championships and Spring Ballbuster which headlined some excellent weekend racing, all covered in our newsletter roundup.

Coming up this weekend is the second Abu Dhabi International Triathlon and once again Tri247 will be heading out to capture all of the events and news first hand from and event which has already established itself on the annual calendar, The British ladies could dominate once again - check out our preview of the British prospects HERE.

Time to pack the Factor 50 and the sunglasses....!

In this issue:


Weekend action


The first WTC Ironman event of the year saw Cameron Brown win his tenth (!) title at Ironman New Zealand (full report HERE), while Sam Warriner made it a Kiwi double as both Joanna Lawn and Ironman World Champ Mirinda Carfrae fell victim to punctures in freezing and rain swept conditions (full report HERE).

Pos Men Women
1st Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:31:07 Samantha Warriner (NZL) 9:28:24
2nd Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 8:41:54 Mirinda Carfrae (USA) 9:31:33
3rd Mathias Hecht (SUI) 8:45:36 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 9:31:53
4th Keegan Williams (NZL) 8:49:34 Kate Bevilaqua (AUS) 9:40:01
5th Scott Curry (NZL) 8:50:44 Belinda Harper (NZL) 9:40:33

Helen Jenkins took a clear early season win at the Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup in Florida, as British ladies took half of the top six finishing spots. In the context of 2011 and Olympic qualification the race will mean little, but Jenkins will no doubt be very pleased with such a decisive early season win, and especially with her race-best run speed.

Todd Leckie took fourth in the men's race, as Gregory Rouault (FRA) - winner of the Lanzarote International Duathlon - got the better in the sprint of 2009 World Duathlon Champion Jarrod Shoemaker.

Full ladies results HERE, and men HERE. Marc Jenkins was a DNF.

Pos Men Women
1st Gregory Rouault (FRA) 50:28 Helen Jenkins (GBR) 55:05
2nd Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 50:31 Sarah Haskins (USA) 55:52
3rd Kaleb VanOrt (USA) 50:34 Gwen Jorgensen (USA) 55:57
4th Todd Leckie (GBR) 50:47 Jillian Peterson (USA) 56:53
5th Chris Foster (USA) 50:53 Non Stanford (GBR) 56:53
6th Gabor Faldum (HUN) 50:55 Kerry Lang (GBR) 56:58

Sam Gardner has secured another XTERRA seies win at the debut XTERRA Philippines. You can check out his race report HERE. Daz Parker took fourth place in a very competitive ladies race featuring XTERRA World Champion Shonny Vanlandingham (USA).

Pos Men Women
1st Sam Gardner (GBR) 2:25:59 Shonny Vanlandingham (USA) 2:31:39
2nd Neil Catiil (PHP) 2:39:24 Renata Bucher (SUI) 2:33:35
3rd George Vilog (PHP) 2:43:43 Carina Wasle (AUT) 2:42:03



The Clumber Classic Duathlon in Nottinghamshire once again hosted the British Age Group Duathlon Championships. Eimear Mullan was the fastest lady on the day - and the only one under the two hour mark - taking the win against Ironman specialist Lucy Gossage and the ever consistent Danielle Stewart.

Consistency won the day for Julian Lings too - fastest first run, third fastest cycle and second fastest final run - for a relatively clear win.

Full results for the CLASSIC and the SPRINT.

Pos Men Women
1st Julian Lings 1:50:02 Eimear Mullan (Team Milton Keynes) 1:59:34
2nd Hugh Mackenzie (PRO-VO2) 1:51:39 Lucy Gossage (TFN Tri Club) 2:01:20
3rd Ian Cardy (DB Max Tri) 1:52:55 Danielle Stewart (Coventry Cycle Centre) 2:04:17
Sprint Distance
Pos Men Women
1st Joshua Cardwell (Loughborough Triathlon) 56:11 Lucy Smith 1:04:48
2nd Matthew Wright (Loughborough Triathlon) 56:25 Jenny Manners (Loughborough Triathlon) 1:05:23
3rd Thomas Vickery (Cambridge Tri Club) 57:37 Elinor Thorogood (Loughborough Triathlon) 1:06:22

In the weekend preview we suggested that Vicky Gill would start as favourite for the Spring Ballbuster, and that proved correct, though Lisa Greenfield (BAD Tri) made it pretty tough for the reigning ITU World Age Group Duathlon Champion. Sam Baxter used the fastest bike split of the day to get the better of Cedric Lassonde, a name we more commonly see on the off-road circuit. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Sam Baxter 2:42:38 Victoria Gill (Thames Turbo) 3:06:50
2nd Cedric Lassonde 2:44:33 Lisa Greenfield (BAD) 3:09:19
3rd Dave Woodgate (Salisbury Tri) 2:46:55 Helen Dyke (Exeter Triathlon Club) 3:13:34

We also have the full results from Saturday's Dunmow Duathlon HERE.


First results in on Sunday were from the Frosty Aquathlon - along with a full report, all of which can be found HERE

Another aquathlon event very swift on the results front was the Tewkesbury Aquathlon Series Race 3 - full results HERE, where Jeremi Clement secured a narrow win over Andrew Shipton, while Emma Gill had a more comfortable margin over Kim Owen.

Pos Men Women
1st Jeremi Clement 22:32 Emma Gill 28:39
2nd Andrew Shipton 22:37 Kim Owen 29:21
3rd Geoff Twyning 23:38 Anna Price 29:34

There was a female winner - overall - at the Burnham-on-Sea Super Sprint Aquathlon where Alice Hector, bronze medal winner in the 2007 European Long Distance Championships was the fastest athlete of the day. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Paul De St Paer (West Country Triathletes) 13:52 Alice Hector (West Country Triathletes) 13:21
2nd Scott Jenkins 13:57 Celia Miall (West Country Triathletes) 14:16
3rd Oscar Rogers (Burnham Junior Tri Academy) 14:46 Maria Powell (PAC Tri) 15:12

Sunday was also the latest in the Votwo Dorney Lake Duathlon Series, with both Sprint (results HERE), and Super Sprint (results HERE) races held.

Pos Men Women
1st Rory Atkins 1:12:05 Karen Axelsdottir 1:16:09
2nd Ian Kenny Roberts 1:13:02 Sophia Saller 1:21:35
3rd Julian Sandford 1:13:38 Kathryn Toms 1:36:11
Super Sprint
Pos Men Women
1st James Allan 45:01 Armanni Antoine-Chagar 50:37
2nd Lewis Hawkins 46:29 Wendy Boyd 51:34
3rd Cheyenne Antoine-Chagar 49:37 Sandra Letford 54:47

Irish Ironman athlete Declan Doyle (Team Freespeed) showed his class at the Maidstone Duathlon with a huge six minute margin of victory. Caroline Terburgh was 3:33 clear of Sarah Sutton. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Declan Doyle (Freespeed) 1:58:52 Caroline Terburgh (Larkfield AC) 2:30:21
2nd Jimmy George (VO2 MAX RT) 2:04:58 Sarah Sutton (SFA CC) 2:33:54
3rd Keith Brown (VO2 MAX RT) 2:05:20 Barbara Hutton (Deal Tri) 2:34:17

The Mad March Triathlon in Dorest was the first - as far as we are aware - triathlon of the season, and Cameron Dorn and Jennifer Sweetlove were the fastest on what we imagine was a rather chilly morning! Adults results HERE, and Tristar results HERE.

We also have full results from the Benachie Duathlon HERE, the Burntwood Spring Aquathlons (ADULT and TRISTAR) and the Marbury Park Junior Duathlon HERE.


Liverpool Triathlon entries now open

The Liverpool Triathlon ( takes place on Sunday 26th June 2011, and is now open for entries. The Liverpool Triathlon is now part of the the prestigious worldwide 5i50 triathlon series, and will act as a qualifier for the world’s richest triathlon -  the Hy-Vee Triathlon in Des Moines, Iowa - which will be the 5i50 series Championship event and will be held in September.

To join the thousands of triathletes of all abilities over the Super Sprint, Sprint and Olympic Distance events, go to now to secure your place

Race for Marie Curie Cancer Care this Summer

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides high quality nursing, totally free, to give people with terminal cancer and other illnesses the choice of dying at home, supported by their families. Contact the Triathlon Daffodil Team on 08700 340 040 or email

Find out more about Marie Curie and Triathlon events HERE.

Leonard Cheshire Disability launch Tri Together Triathlon

The charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has launched Tri Together, a triathlon uniquely designed so that disabled and non-disabled people can take part side by side.

Tri Together is a sprint distance event which allows people to participate as individuals or as a team of two or three people. It has one of the lowest entry fees on the market - just ���£30 per person. Sign up today and you could take part in this swimming, cycling, and running challenge with your friends and family, while raising funds for Leonard Cheshire Disability.

CLICK HERE for more information on this exciting new event.

Register now for the London Duathlon 2011

The 2011 London Duathlon takes place in Richmond Park on Sunday 11th September.

With three different distances on offer, there is something for everyone in the truly stunning surrounds of Richmond Park, including traffic free roads.

Secure your entry early via

Challenge Vichy: the fastest in France?!

Challenge Vichy ( was recently added to the growing list of Challenge Family events, and it has a mission - to become the fastest triathlon in France!!!

If you are looking for a potentially fast ironman-distance race this Summer, then a trip across the Channel to Vichy could be just what you are looking for - 21st August 2011 is the date for your diary.

Find out more about Challenge Vichy in our dedicated race section HERE, or check out the official race website:

Royles massive wetsuit sale

Royles ( are offering a huge sale on 2010 wetsuits at the moment, up to 50% off some items from your favourite brands such as Orca, 2XU and Speedo. If you are looking for a really great price on some quality kit then pop over to their website to find out what they have on offer.

Check out THIS ARTICLE for full details.

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ICAN Mallorca Triathlon - Saturday 17th September 2011

The ICAN Mallorca Triathlon 2011 offers both a full and half-ironman distance triathlon in the beautiful venue of Palma, Mallorca. The debut half distance event this year was a great success, won by Spain's top long distance athlete Eneko Llanos, and 2011 promises to be even bigger and better with the addition of the FULL ICAN iron-distance race.

To find out more about the exciting addition to the European event calendar check out the website at, or also see our dedicated event section on the main site.

The International Airport of Son Sant Joan in Palma is situated only 8km from the city and is the entrance to the island of Mallorca. As such, travel by air to the event should be straight forward, for a great end-of-season long distance event and the organisers are keen to attract athletes from the UK to take part.



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