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31st Oct 2011Issue 202

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Events and results are where it all started for Tri247 - rather longer ago and a lot less grey hair than your stand-in Editor would like to remember. And yet, nearly fifteen years on, it's still the primary driver for the site as we are, after all, the official results archive for British Triathlon and probably hold the single biggest consistently formatted triathlon results database anywhere. And that's the engine that drives the GE triVIEWER, our race replay system which can take the majority of those results and turn them into a simulated race which you can relive time and time again.

To brighten up the Winter months we are going to be taking trips back down memory lane every Tuesday and replaying some key races which have interesting outcomes. Some are recent, our first event under the microscope is not even a fortnight old as we watch Richard Stannard and Sam Gardner take on Lance Armstrong at the XTERRA World Championships, while others will come from the very depths of the archive. Check out the features section on Tuesdays to see what we have unearthed.

Ongoing thanks to all the organisers who submitted events to the calendar last week but please keep them coming as there are plenty we haven't seen yet. The quickest way to get things into the calendar is to fill in the event form but it you've got a mass of races then please email me at editor@tri247.com and I'll send you the bulk uploader which lets you submit a whole year's worth in one go.

In this issue:

Results

Weekend action

Overseas racing seems to have been the moneymaker for GB athletes this weekend with Vanessa Raw topping the podium at the European Cup in Eilat. She was in the lead group to exit the water and rode a solo bike to build a three minute lead at T2. While she was unthreatened on the run the performance of the day came from Olesya Prystayko (UKR) who was last out of the water and rode the bike on her own but picked off all the others bar Raw on the run to claim second place. Full European Cup results are here.

European Cup results

Pos Men Women
1 Yegor Martynenko (UKR) 02:00:15 Vanessa Raw (GBR) 02:10:07
2 Yulian Malyshev (RUS) 02:00:26 Olesya Prystayko (UKR) 02:13:08
3 Dmitry Polyansky (RUS) 02:00:53 Inna Tsyganok (RUS) 02:13:23

Word from Eilat was that it was very hot throughout the weekend and Hollie Avil pulled out of the re-scheduled European U23 Championships race with heat issues while Joao Silva (POR) claimed his third U23 title, he previously won in 2008 and 2012. Full results for the Under 23 Championships are here.

U23 results

Pos Men Women
1 Joao Silva (POR) 01:55:12 Alexandra Razarenova (RUS) 2:07:30
2 Davide Uccellari (ITA) 01:55:20 Mariya Shorets (RUS) 2:08:03
3 Igor Polyanskiy (RUS) 01:55:33 Liubov Ivanovskaya (RUS) 2:08:55

At the Rohto Ironman 70.3 in Miami the potential threat from tropical storm Rina seems to have dissipated and it was another top result for British women with a repeat win for Leanda Cave, just three weeks after her third place in Kona, and third for Emma-Kate Lidbury while Richard Allen was fifth.

Pos Male Female
1 Sebastian Kienle 03:47:01 Leanda Cave 04:13:35
2 Michael Raelert 03:48:01 Magali Tisseyre 04:21:12
3 Matt Reed 03:49:37 Emma-Kate Lidbury 04:23:11

No report yet from the Jekyll & Hyde Halloween Duathlon but we have a full set of results here and the top three places went as follows:

Pos Male Female
1 Richard Phillips (Serpentine) 1:13:01 Rebecca Glover (Serpentine) 1:22:30
2 Lee Calderon (Trianglia) 1:13:22 Ruth Clifton (London Dynamo) 1:23:03
3 Nick Shasha (Torq Fitness) 1:13:42 Alexie Shaw (Dulwich Runners) 1:23:57

At the Sandy Balls Duathlon down in the New Forest Lee Piercy continued his winning ways with an emphatic victory, Gemma Farrell headed the women's race. Full results are online here.

Dave Mather reports that after the race Lee was asked about his victory and any forthcoming events he had planned, "I absolutely love racing in the New Forest and know the area inside out as I do much of my training here. Richard and Joanne Iles do a fantastic job of organising these events in a very inclusive and friendly way. I have been struggling all year with chronic back problems (when biking) so it has been great to find some end of season short distance events which I know my back can withstand. I was considering having a go at Ballbuster in a couple of weeks but that may be a step too far for the back at the moment. Anyway I am getting some good rehab and hope to be be fit and well at the start of next season."

Pos Male Female
1 Lee Piercy (Performance Cycles) 1:16:40 Gemma Farrell (Tri for Fitness) 1:35:41
2 Richard Brown (Team Feat) 1:23:14 Christine Costiff (SLH Tri Club) 1:37:26
3 Jonty Robinson (Team Punishment) 1:23:23 Samantha Zoe Aplin 1:41:00

At the inaugural INTRtri Aquathlon in Aberystwyth the overall win went to a relay team with the fastest male being Dylan Jones in 22:09 and a junior athlete, Megan Turner, won the women's race in 26:05. There's a report on the site now and full results are here.

And, sneaking in under the radar but detected by the eagle eyes of John Levison who rarely misses anything even if he's recovering at home, our very own Annie Emmerson took second place at the Twickenham 10k on Sunday. No word as to whether she'll be getting back on the bike as well for a return to duathlon...

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