Tri247 Newsletter


21st Jan 2013Issue 251

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What's on your racing schedule in 2013?

With a new year, planning ahead is always on the agenda and especially so in triathlon where many races are selling out faster than ever. But, how and where do you plan your events? The Tri247 events calendar is your answer.

This is, quite simply, the most complete, accurate and frequently updated events calendar in the sport. We already have more than 1300 events listed for 2012, and the calendar is updated and amended on a daily basis.

Our aim is to list EVERY triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and open water swim race - plus quite a few others for good measure too - that takes place in Great Britain, PLUS a comprehensive listing of all of the major World and European championships events and major international races.

Events are at the heart of Tri247 and we are always working to provide the very best multisport event resource we can - and this is the number one event calendar in the sport.

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Weekend action

With all the UK multisport events and more than a few of the runs cancelled or postponed owing to the arrival of the white fluffy stuff there's nothing to report from the domestic scene. Fortunately there was some excellent racing and solid performances from the GB pro athletes at a number of events in warmer climates.

And, talking of warmer climates we mustn't forget the results that the GB youth squad have been producing at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney. Despite ridiculously high temperatures they secured two individual bronzes on Friday for Georgia Taylor-Brown and Marc Austin as well as picking up another bronze on Sunday for the mixed triathlon relay team of Marc Austin, Georgia Taylor Brown, Sophie Coldwell and Gordon Benson. We have reports HERE and HERE.

Saturday's Challenge Wanaka in New Zealand kicked off the 2013 iron-distance season with wins at both ends of the long-distance experience scale. Gina Crawford took the title for the fifth time, while Dylan McNeice took the men's victory at his first attempt after a long career in short distance racing, meaning both titles remained on home soil. Check out the full race report HERE, the results are on the Challenge site HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Dylan McNeice (NZL) 8:51:18 Gina Crawford (NZL) 9:24:31
2nd Jamie Whyte (NZL) 8:55:43 Candice Hammond (NZL) 9:44:22
3rd Chris McCormack (AUS) 8:58:05 Joanna Lawn (NZL) 9:44:30

Saturday also saw the traditional season opener at Club La Santa, the Lanzarote International Duathlon which runs over the relatively short 5k / 20k / 2.5k format, starting and finishing on the blue tartan track at Club La Santa.

The men's event was totally dominated by Richie Nicholls (GBR) while Eimear Mullan (IRL) (who now lives on the island after joining Team TBB) picked up the win on the bike after pulling away from Jenny Schulz (GER). The full race report is HERE and results are HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Ritchie Nicholls (GBR) 58:13 Eimear Mullan (IRL) 1:05:17
2nd Alejandro Santamaria (ESP) 1:02:07 Jenny Schulz (GER) 1:08:04
3rd Peru Alfaro (ESP) 1:02:17 Natascha Schmitt (GER) 1:08:51

Officially on Sunday but with their position half way round the world making it still Saturday here, there were more Brits in action at the first running of Ironman 70.3 Auckland. Paul Ambrose picked up fourth place while Fraser Cartmell had a strong race to take tenth and Liz Blatchford picked up seventh. Our full report on the race is HERE and the results are on the WTC IronmanLive site HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Christian Kemp (AUS) 3:56:03 Annabel Luxford (AUS) 4:19:19
2nd Bevan Docherty (NZL) 3:56:37 Caroline Steffen (SUI) 4:25:16
3rd Clark Ellice (NZL) 3:58:24 Meredith Kessler (USA) TBC (no chip)
4th Paul Ambrose (GBR) 3:59:27 Sarah Crowley (AUS) 4:32:05
5th James Hodge (AUS) 3:59:58 Anna Ross (NZL) 4:36:08

Sunday's Ironman 70.3 South Africa saw a mainly European domiance of both mens and women's races with Bart Aernouts (BEL) nicking the win ahead of Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) while long-time SA resident Tim Don closed out the main podium places with his third spot. Jodie Swallow kicked off her 2013 season in the same way as the past two years and dominated the race - she finished inside the top 20 overall - while up-and-coming Susie Hignet took second place ahead of Lucie Reed (SCZE) - you'll know her better under her maiden name of Zelenkova.

Will Clarke picked up fifth place, Mark Threlfall eighth and Stephen Bayliss 12th while Bella looks like being a DNF on or after the bike - no details on why yet. Full results are on the WTC site HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Bart Aernouts (BEL) 4:03:53 Jodie Swallow (GBR) 4:34:30
2nd Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI) 4:06:23 Susie Hignett (GBR) 4:43:38
3rd Tim Don (GBR) 4:10:40 Lucie Reed (CZE) 4:44:19
4th Marko Albert (EST) 4:12:11 Natasha Gorrie (RSA) 4:45:27
5th Will Clarke (GBR) 4:13:47/td> Jeanni Seymour (RSA) 4:48:11

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!


Triathlon Show 2013: Tickets on sale and Friday is FREE

This year's Triathlon Show will take place at Sandown Park on the 1st-3rd March, and will again be packed with the greatest triathlon products and services available along with a top programme of seminars, workshops and features.

Whether you are a seasoned competitor, or new to the world of multi-sport, the Triathlon Show is designed for you. Featuring two seminar theatres with presentations from top coaches and athletes, the Zoggs SwimZone to help your swim technique, a 10K Run, Powerbar indoor cycle competition, and over 150 top brands and retailers.

Friday is FREE for visitors who book in advance and full weekend tickets cost just £9 saving 25% off the on-the-door price of £12 - click here to book online. Under 16s go free and there's free car and secure cycle parking.

For more details and venue information visit the website at or, for the latest news visit the show Facebook Page

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The New Avenger

This new addition to the triathlon calendar is set in the stunning grounds of Ragley Hall, right in the heart of England, and takes place on quiet roads and paths. Whether you're a first time middle distance eventer or a seasoned triathlete wanting to race in a stunning setting, the Avenger will have something for you. Find out more HERE

Great Escape Challenge

Has your team got what it takes? Hike up rugged trails, bike across mudded terrain and canoe through racing rivers as you take on ten physical and mental team challenges with your workmates. Join us next May in North Yorkshire for in the ultimate out of office adventure. Find out more HERE

Hurt in the Hills

New event, new venue: The Hurtleberry! This off-road duathlon and trail run take place in The Hurtwood, a unique area of heath and forest within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! Find out more HERE









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