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27th Feb 2012Issue 214

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Two big events on separate continents dominate the forthcoming weekend - and Tri247 will be present at both.

The tenth annual Triathlon Show (formerly TCR) takes place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey. All sorts of events, features, seminars, personalities and exhibitors will be on offer there, and we've been previewing many of the attractions in our dedicated Triathlon Show section on the site. You can still enter Sunday's Saucony 10km - which gives you free entry to the show - if you want to combine some racing with your visit to Sandown; entries close midnight on Wednesday. For more information on the Triathlon Show, check out www.tcrshow.com.

A little further away, and hopefully a little warmer, this Saturday it's the third Abu Dhabi International Triathlon. The race was seeking "instant classic" status when it launched and it is already established as one of the most important early season events for the world's best long course triathletes. The pro fields are once again stunning. We previewed the ladies race, where Australian Melissa Rollison the outstanding Ironman 70.3 World Champion will be trying her hand at a longer distance. With her 70.3 speed, many have suggested she has the potential to step up to Chrissie-like performances at Ironman. That talk may be a little premature, but her racing in Abu Dhabi should provide an insight into her potential.

Leanda Cave, Rachel Joyce, Emma-Kate Lidbury and Jodie Swallow are four British athletes who will also believe that they can make a significant impact in the Emirate and finish the day standing on the podium.

The men's pro start list is another 'who's who', with previous winners Eneko Llanos and Frederik van Lierde returning. We're expecting some fireworks and breakaways on the bike with renowned cyclists like Chris Lieto, Clayton Fettell and Andrew Starykowicz among the athletes who will not want to be waiting until the 20km run to show their hand. Who will walk away with the $50,000 first prize cheques? We'll keep you up to speed on that.

And finally, Tri247 has now joined Facebook. We'd like to invite all of our loyal readers to follow us HERE, where we will soon be launching a fantastic new competition to win one (well, two!) of the most desirable new multisport gadgets. Go on, 'like' us!

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Results

Weekend action

A great set of results for the 11-strong BTF squad who went to the ITU's Pan American Cup race in Lima, Peru. Total dominance in the women's race saw Kerry Lang take the win with Vanessa Raw and Lucy Hall completing the podium. Abbie Thorrington was seventh. Adam Bowden was to top GB man, just missing the podium in fourth. Aaron Harris was seventh, Matthew Sharp eighth, Mark Buckingham ninth and Harry Wiltshire 13th with Lawrence Fanous (JOR) in 15th. Nick Beer and Matthew Gunby were DNFs. Full results are HERE.

Pos Male Female
1 Kerry Lang (GBR) 2:13:12 Ben Collins (USA) 1:58:19
2 Vanessa Raw (GBR) 2:13:33 Luciano Taccone (ARG) 1:59:15
3 Lucy Hall (GBR) 2:15:17 Rodrigo Nogueras (ARG) 1:59:17

The South African XTERRA Championships was won by Conrad Stoltz and Carla Van Huyssteen with a few familiar triathlete names in there like Raynard Tissink who came fifth. No significant GB presence as far aw we can tell, guess they are all heading for the Pacific for Guam on March 10th then.

Saturday's re-scheduled Althorp Duathlon saw wins for Ian Lawton and Stacey Penn (Northants Tri) over the standard distance, full results HERE, with Ian Roberts (Torq) and Mary Twitchett doing the business in the sprint, full results HERE.

Pos Male Female
1 Ian Lawton 1:58:30 Stacey Penn (Northants Tri) 2:16:16
2 Phil Holland (Team Corley Cycles/Blue) 1:59:06 Christine Howard (Police Sport UK) 2:24:58
3 Colin Norris 2:02:33 Anouk Molliex (Leamington Cycling & Athletics) 2:28:11

Highlights of Sunday's racing at Dorney Lake in F3's Maxifuel Winter Duathlon Series were wins for Richard Winchester and Copie Clemence over the standard distance, full results HERE, Hugh Mackenzie and Gillian Sanders in the sprint, full results HERE, and Andy Croft and Katy Shrimpton in the supersprint, full results HERE.

The Hampshire Chronicle Winchester 10k saw an over-capacity field, the spring sunshine tempted out a large 'on-the-day' crowd, headed home in a swift 32:54 by what looked like a familiar name, Richard Horton but this one's from Poole AC rather than being the Deal Tri member (unless he's found some magic youth potion!). First woman in 38:20 was Karen Hazlitt (WADAC). Full results online HERE.

The Big Adventure Store Chilly Duathlon at the Castle Combe circuit was won by Phil Mosley (triradar.com) in 42:14 and Kate Robson (BRAT) in 47:54. The women's field was noteworthy for Michelle Parsons, normally seen gracing the PowerMan circuit, getting in some early season sharpening. Full results are HERE, the companion 10k run results are HERE. The junior and youth athletes also had a draft-legal race over the 2M, 10m, 1M distance and results for that are HERE.

Pos Male Female
1 Phil Mosley (triradar.com) 0:42:14 Kate Robson (BRAT) 0:47:54
2 Alex Matchett (Pembrokeshire Tri Club) 0:43:06 Michelle Parsons 0:48:23
3 Simon Thornton (BAD Tri) 0:43:10 Louise Bardsley (Torq) 0:48:30

Results for the final Glentress Duathlon of the regular three-part short, medium and long events were affected by a software glitch but the overall times survived and are HERE.

Nothing yet from RaceNewForest's Heartbreak Run Festival or the Foot Anstey Taunton Deane aquathlons, we'll update both of those as soon as they come in.

Click below for links to all the results from this weekend, and remember, where you see the triVIEWER icon, you can re-live your race in graphical simulation form!

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Win an Outlaw slot with Compressport

The world's number one compression brand, Compressport are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a place at this year's sold out Outlaw Triathlon on the 1st July. Compressport are once again the official compression partner. Along with the entry they will give you a pair of blue quad and calf guards to train and race in. Check out the other new products at www.compressport.uk.com or go and see them at the Triathlon Show on stand H34.

So, what do you have to do to win this amazing prize? Just answer this simple question and email your answer to Compressport at info@compressport.uk.com with Tri247 Competition as the subject.

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Entries must be in by 5pm GMT on Thursday March 1st and the prizewinner will be announced at the Triathlon Show. Good luck!

Free webinar with Simon Ward

Simon Ward of www.TheTriathlonCoach.com is presenting another of his free webinars this Wednesday, February 29 at 7pm. This week the subject is 'An introduction to training with power for cycling performance'. Space is limited, reserve your webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/617476174

Simon has also just released a ground breaking new strength and conditioning programme designed specifically for triathletes. The programme is called 'TriathlonStrength' and is an online programme which is updated every month and designed to alter throughout the year to reflect the triathlon seasons. Athletes create a free Training Peaks account and Simon then provides two 30 minute workouts per week complete with detailed instructions on sets, reps, rest periods and videos with technical guidance.

A monthly subscription is £5. You can sign up for your new programme HERE.

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Leonard Cheshire Disability entries open

Following the success of the first annual Tri Together Triathlon in September 2011, Leonard Cheshire Disability are delighted to announce the event will be taking place once again on Sunday 19 August, meaning you too can be part of the summer of sport in 2012.

Train with the best in Fuerteventura

From the 3rd to 10th of March 2012 Triathlon Performance Solutions (TPS) and BodyZen Multi Sports (BMS) will come together to hold the first ever Total Tri Camp at the magnificent Playitas resort in Fuertaventura. Coaching will be provided by the GB Men's Olympic Coach Ben Bright, UK Ironman podium finisher Nick Saunders and BMS Head Coach Lee Zohlman. The focus of the week will be to get in lots of sunny miles in a relaxed atmosphere and to help each athlete to achieve their targets for 2012.

For more information including details of an earlybird discount see this article on the website.

Ride Across Britain

The Deloitte Ride Across Britain is the ultimate UK cycling challenge and now is the time to sign up for one of the remaining places. Whether signing up solo or with a group of friends, from the moment you are on board they take care of everything.

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