Tri247 Newsletter


28th Jan 2013Issue 252

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If I had had a pound for every time I was asked...

Well, for the last couple of months, the most regularly asked question we've been posed in the Tri247 offices has been "any idea / news on where the final qualifier for the London Age Group World Champs is?" On Friday, we got the answer - with the announcement of the British Triathlon Championships in Liverpool. Clearly, making the GB Age Group team for the Hyde Park World Champs is perhaps the hottest ticket in town for 2013 - and with all of the other qualifiers full, there is big demand for this one. Demand is so high for Hyde Park generally that for the first time in my memory (ever?!), you'll have to qualify for the Aquathlon World Champs too.

This new event, organised by British Triathlon in conjunction with Upsolut Sports UK (the organisers of the Hyde Park Grand Final), will also combine in one weekend the British Elite Sprint Championships, British Youth and Junior Championships, British Paratriathlon Championships and the British Age-Group Standard Distance Triathlon Championships. All of this has been neatly updated in our ultimate 2013 Event Calendar guide, your perfect reference for the new season.

No details as yet regarding entries / website / pricing / courses etc, but with time ticking by, we'd expect to see this coming soon - and of course, we'll bring you that news as soon as we can get hold of it.

London delivered in a big way in 2012 - the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London in 2013 will do the same again this year. We'll be there, will you?

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Weekend action

They called it the IceMan and it lived up to its name - the ground at Frimley was covered with a crisp layer of frozen melted snow first thing on Saturday morning. By the time the first two groups of runners were underway it was, however, turning into SlushMan and then the duathlon crowd got stuck in and it rapidly turned the clock back a month and reverted to MudMan all over again. With series points up for grabs and the main players all in there one or two were likely to fall by the wayside. First out was Juliette Clark, the runaway women's winner at WildMan and then Richard Stannard, last year's series champion but struggling to find form this year abandoned after the bike. Team TriProject were the first over the line but, so far as series points go, Jez Cox was the first to score followed by Oli Mahony and Chris Nicholls with Phil Westoby and Jim Mcconnel close behind. Freya Martin was the first woman home by a country mile and 12th overall with Fay Cripps some eight minutes in arrears and Samantha Aplin another 14 minutes back - the going was seriously tough out there. Full results are on the HumanRace website HERE, the 11k and 16k run results are on the drop-down menu as well.

A few miles down the road at the Berkshire College of Agriculture, F3 kicked off their new off-road series of Xendurance races. Conditions here too were of frozen snow melting after overnight rain and leading to parts of the course being pretty soggy. In the main duathlon the winners were Rick Fetherston and Jo Gundle (results are HERE) while the sprint distance race was won by Graham Smith and Kirsty Prior (results HERE).

Sunday's Cerist Aquathlon was won by Dylan Jones and Jan Davies, full results are HERE. Also on Sunday was the second of the Bowhill Winter Duathlon Series, this time it was the 'Medium' distance one. Overall winner was Kie Jackson with Joanne Thorn (Edinburgh RC) the first woman to complete the course. Full results are HERE.

At the rescheduled Fritton XC Duathlon, Ben Findlay eased home ahead of Carl Prewer (Lowestoft Road Runners) and Lee Cook (Rock Estate) while Kate Scotter (Tri-Anglia) picked up the women's race. Full results are HERE.

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

London Marathon places - support disabled people in your area

If you've been thinking about taking on the world-famous London Marathon, time is running out. Registration closes on Friday 8 February so get in quick

Leonard Cheshire Disability still have spaces on their team, and they would love you to join them to support disabled people in your local area to live independent lives.

As part of the charity's Team Runability you'll get everything you need to take on the marathon, including access to free training sessions and loads of fundraising advice. You'll also enjoy top support on race day with cheering points and a post-race recovery zone complete with a well earned massage.

There are limited places still available, so head across to to apply, or call Emma on 020 32420264 for more information.

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You can now get all of the latest news, events, results, training, products and more, straight to your i-phone. And best of's FREE! Check it out, and download it now. Full details on the app can be found HERE, or go straight to iTunes HERE

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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