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18th Feb 2013Issue 254

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Weekend action

Saturday's contribution to the world of self-inflicted suffering came from the Brooks HellRunner 'Hell in the Middle' at it's new home of Trentham Gardens near Stoke on Trent. No stranger to the world of oddly-clad folk swimming, biking and running, the Gardens offered up their less pristine side for the thousand-odd folk who thought that a bit of cross-country was in order. Three river crossings, numerous slippery hillsides and somewhere between 10 and 12 of those country miles later it was Samuel Pictor (Birmingham University Tri Club) who triumphed with a 4:18 lead over second-placed Oliver Rodwell. BUTC would have nailed a double but Stephanie Brookes (BollyDollies) made it home ahead of Sophie Tabor to claim the women's prize. Full results are HERE.

The ITU Oceania Cup sprint race in Geelong saw Bryan Keane (IRL) pick up eighth place but Emma Pallant (GBR) didn't complete the run on her first outing at this level of competition. Results are HERE.

First in with a set of domestic results was the Cirencester Off-Road Duathlon where Crispin Doyle (Hargroves Cycles-Specialized-Trant-Next-Elliotts) and Fay Cripps (Southdown Bikes CC) were the winners in the longer race with James Williams (Wells City Harriers) and Sheila Brock picking up the shorter distance event. Full results are on the DB Max site HERE, we'll pull a local copy once they are all ratified.

The re-scheduled Westhill Duathlon, part of the MPH Winter Duathlon Series, was won by Terry Christie with Helen Miskelly picking up the women's title. Full results are HERE.

Richard Smith reports from the Damp Dash Aquathlon that Trowbridge Hot Chilli Tri athlete Tom Ballard posted a strong swim and then chased down Simon Fry and Neil Sinclair who had set the early pace in the pool to take the men's Enduro race. A similar race unfolded in the women's Enduro, with Kelly Stennkamp running hard to come home first after Adele Parham had set the early pace in the 1km pool swim. In the sprint race Hot Chilli Tri again took the honours in the men's race with a great performance by Dave Walder, which was even more impressive having just got off a flight from a ski trip! In the women's sprint race, series leader, Kristie O'Connell stormed to another win posting the fastest swim of the day and a strong run to finish in fourth place overall. We are still waiting for a full set of results, check back later in the week.

We're still waiting for news from the Wadenhoe Quadmire (although we do know that Jez Cox won that one).

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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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

Tri Together / Bonk Triathlon Facebook competition

Tri Together Triathlon and clothing supplier Bonk have joined forces to launch a competition on Facebook, giving triathletes the chance to win £175 worth of clothing goodies. Click 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



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