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11th Mar 2013Issue 257

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Weekend action

Lots of excitement out in Abu Dhabi, you can catch up on John's coverage of the race HERE (men) and HERE (women).

We managed to completely miss the XTERRA Philipines race, and just found out that two-time XTERRA World Champion Lesley Paterson picked up the win alongside Ben Allen (AUS). Sam Gardner, who won here in 2010 is supposed to have been retired, had the fastest bike split of the day and took third place. Darelle Parker and Jacqui Slack were third and fourth in the women's race with only Renata Bucher (SUI) preventing an all GB female podium. And those weren't the only GB athletes: Rory Downie was in the mix as well but managed to get sent round the loop again in a race where incidents of one sort or another seem to have been the order of the day, check out the race report HERE!

Pos Male Female
1 Ben Allen (AUS) 2:37:40 Lesley Paterson (GBR) 2:45:41
2 Dan Hugo (RSA) 2:38:31 Renata Bucher (SUI) 3:00:03
3 Sam Gardner (GBR) 2:48:19 Darelle Parker (GBR) 3:17:03

At the Kinetica Spring BallBuster it was business as usual for David Vaughan as he picked up another win at the legendary duathlon. James Waite was just two minutes behind with Philip Eaves in third place. The women's race went to Victoria Gill (Swim for Tri) with Tamsin Lewis in second and Catherine Benger in third. Full results are HERE.

The first of the 2013 qualifiers at the Althorp Duathlon produced wins in the standard distance for Phil Holland and Cecelia Davis Hayes while Mark Morgan (Huub TFN RT) and Ruth Barnes (DB Max) topped the sprint race. Being a qualifier we are waiting on the BTF to finalise the results so there's a link HERE.

Ironman New Zealand wasn't quite a home country only affair, Meredith Kessler (USA) took the women's race and Marko Albert (EST) was the meat in a Bevan Docherty / Cameron Brown sandwich.

Pos Male Female
1 Bevan Docherty (NZL) 8:15:35 Meredith Kessler (USA) 9:17:10
2 Marko Albert (EST) 8:25:30 Gina Crawford (NZL) 9:20:54
3 Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:34:29 Candice Hammond (NZL) 9:35:52

Working solely from the online results, we haven't seen a race report yet, it looks like Leanda Cave had a bad day at the office in the Escape from Alcatraz but Emma Kate Lidbury placed fourth in a women's field that was headed by Heather Jackson and Sarah Groff. Leanda's swim was decent enough but something seems to have gone amiss on the bike with her run suffering as well. Javier Gomez topped out the men's field ahead of Graham O'Grady. Check out the full results HERE.

Sunday's domestic racing was overshadowed by the news from South Wales that former triathlete turned road cyclist, Junior Heffernan, had been killed in a head on crash with a car during the Severn Bridge Road Race. Cycling News has the full story here, our sympathies to his family, friends and the Herbalife-Leisure Lakes team.

The Mad March Triathlon in Dorset saw 125 people complete the pool-based event with wins going to Chris Birch (East Street Cycles) and Jenni Sweetlove. Full results are HERE.

Prolific winner Jez Cox (Team Bike and Run London) carried on his run or top results with a win at the Dirt Run Off Road Duathlon at the Top Barn outside Worcester, Lenka Moore (TriKs) was the leading female. Results are HERE.

At the Maidstone Duathlon victory went to Carl Ferri (Blue Door Cycles) in 1.55.50 with Dan Sims (AIS Fitness) and Richard Hancock as runners up while the female winner was Victoria Kenny (Tri Spirit Team) in 2.13.48 followed by Deborah Hope and Sarah Dowling (Greenwich Tritons). Full results are HERE.

Results for all the Gatorade Eton Dorney Duathlon races are up on the Votwo Events site HERE, we'll link these in once they are finalised.

The third of the MPH Winter series of duathlon races at Aboyne was won by Ronald Gauld and Polly Tandy (Deeside Thistle). Full results are HERE.

Not sure if the daffodils were out for the St David's Day Aquathlon in Aberystwyth but Ollie Thorogood and Megan Turner were the pick of the bunch there. Full results are HERE.

The Frosty and Frostbite Aquathlons at Littlehampton have turned in their results (HERE and HERE respectively) and a race report that you can read HERE.

Results are also in for the Peopleton Duathlon, you can find them HERE and the third in the series of Tewkesbury Aquathlons has results 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!


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London ballot is open

The ballot to enter the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London is open.

You have a chance to take part in this unique event, which gives you the opportunity finish on the same line as Olympic Champions at the London 2012 triathlon venue.

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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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