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17th Oct 2011Issue 200

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What a marked contrast one week can make! From full-on all-day excitement following the (almost) all-conquering British women out in Kona to a quiet Autumn weekend and the realisation that it's probably way past time to get the 2012 events calendar sorted out. It is, as always, a massive job and it does depend on event organisers taking a few minutes to let us know what they have in the pipeline for 2012. The quickest way to get things into the calendar is to fill in the event form but if you've got a mass of races then please email me at and I'll send you the bulk uploader which lets you submit a whole year's worth in one go.

Even though the clocks will be going back in a couple of weeks there's still plenty left to do this year; next week sees the XTERRA World Championships out in Maui and according to some press reports it looks as though a certain Mr Armstrong may be about to change his mind and give off-road triathlon another go - his name's on the start list anyway. Looks like another long night online coming up then... Lance vs Sam Gardner - place your best now!

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Weekend action

Compared to the heat we were enjoying last weekend in both Lanzarote and Kona this weekend was decidedly chilly and the racing much quieter. About the only place that could have been described as hot was at the ITU Triathlon World Cup in Tongyeong, Korea where ex-Brit Jess Harrison finally claimed herself a top spot on the podium - an honour long overdue. Aileen Morrison (IRL) continued her recent run of form to pick up a second spot while Phil Wolfe, the sole GB representative, ran in 29th. There's a full report up here and the results are in the archive.

Somewhat closer to home and still a heck of a lot warmer, was the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon. Reports from athletes out there on Saturday suggested that the sea conditions were pretty rough, one had even spotted people surfing! Things must have calmed down a bit on Sunday as the race went ahead and Jodie Stimpson managed a third place in the elite race. The results are currently only flagged as provisional so they are just linked for the moment. Hopefully we'll see a report in the week from our very own Paul Shanley who was out there both to race and to see the new Garmin Forerunner 910 that launched last week.

At the Essex Off-road Duathlon Jez Cox (Team Bike & Run) got back in the groove and took the win with Janice Brown (East Essex Tri Club) topping what appears to have been a closely contested women's field. Here's the top three listing and we've got a full set of results in the archive here.

Pos Male Female
1 Jez Cox (Team Bike & Run) 00:51:36 Janice Brown (East Essex) 01:07:39
2 Ross Welton (Tri Bull) 00:54:09 Christine Mowles (East Essex) 01:08:08
3 Jamie Bishop 00:56:10 Helen Trees 01:08:42

The Broxtowe Duathlon was won by Thomas Peoples (Derby Tri Club) and Michelle Wright, full results are on the StuWeb site here. Down at the Bristol Oktoberfest they put on the Run Rider, an off-road duathlon event, and main event was won by Jay Horton and Maddie Horton, both Team Certini.

At the Hot Chilli Tri Aquathlon in Trowbridge the headline (and possibly only) results were as follows:

Pos Male Female
1 Joe Carroll 1:06:34 Amanda Carroll 1:16:50
1 Sean Bosworth 0:30:03 Kristin O'Conner 0:29:04


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