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22nd May 2013Issue 266

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What a busy weekend that was and, once again, some significant British success on the international triathlon stage. Approaching 40 years old, Paul Amey finally got an Ironman win in Texas to his CV while Rachel Joyce was simply stunning, finishing eighth overall in a course record time and just 24 minutes behind the fastest man. Watch out for Rachel in Kona this year.

Also (predictably!) impressive was Spain's Javier Gomez in winning the European Middle Distance Championship at his first attempt at the distance and by more that six minutes too. With the first three ITU World Triathlon Series events of the season having been won in fine style by Gomez (Auckland), Alistair Brownlee (San Diego) and Jonathan Brownlee (Yokohama) the start of the European season of WTS events promises some stunning racing as that trio of Olympic medallists go head-to-head.

Finally this week, we also announced that you can still gain entry to the sold out Virgin Active London Triathlon 2013. On Saturday 27th July we have a Tri247 Mixed Olympic Distance Wave taking place - so if you missed out in the ballot, this is your chance to race. Find out more HERE.

In this issue:

Results

Weekend action

International Racing

In what was a big weekend of international racing we've got separate reports online for Ironman Lanzarote HERE (Philip Graves fourth). Ironman Texas HERE (TWO British wins through Paul Amey and Rachel Joyce) and Half Challenge Barcelona HERE (classy Gomez and a Silver for Ireland's Eimear Mullan).

The Barcelona event incorporated the ETU European Middle Distance Championships, were the Great Britain Age Group team collected nine medals - check them out HERE, while the efforts of Amey and Joyce in The Woodlands has meant a rapid update to our Iron-Stats database... which includes the third sub-nine iron-distance race from Rachel.

Elsewhere, Ironman 70.3 Florida was won by Terenzo Bozzone and Mary Beth-Ellis.

Pos Men Women
1st Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:45:51 Mary Beth-Ellis (USA) 4:14:03
2nd Kevin Collington (USA) 3:47:12 Mandy McLane (USA) 4:19:10
3rd Dirk Bockel (LUX) 3:48:16 Jo Lawn (NZL) 4:20:51

Lesley Paterson also continued her dominance of the XTERRA scene by winning the XTERRA Southeast Championship in Shelby County, Alabama.

Domestic Racing - Saturday

Day one of the Eton Supersprints saw some close racing where Chris Nicholls was the winner, and a certain Jenson Button was two minutes back in fifth place... Nicola Boyd (ONE Triathlon RDS was the ladies winner).

Saturday was also the Irish Middle Distance Championships and it was Niall Somers and Jennifer Duffy fastest on the day. Full results HERE.

We've also got the Derwent Island Swim results HERE and the Galway Triathlon results HERE.

Domestic Racing - Sunday

The Crosby Lake Aquathlon in Liverpool attracted a full field, the vast majority looking to qualify for the ITU World Champs later this year. After a very 'grey' Saturday and an intimidating looking lake, Sunday was perfect weatherwise and super still water awaited. The lake was though, somewhat chilly (I'm told!). Neither Greg Turner (Ayrodynamic) or Maria Barrett (Liverpool Harriers AC) were first out of the water, but superb runs brought them home to wins. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Greg Turner (Ayrodynamic) 26:11 Maria Barrett (Liverpool Harriers AC) 28:40
2nd David Bartlett (Club Cycleogic) 26:43 Hannah Kitchen (Hillingdon Triathletes) 28:54
3rd Paul Savage (Manchester Tri) 26:49 Sarah Lewis 29:49

We've got a report online from the Banbury Triathlon HERE where Daniel Bigham (Oxford Brookes) and Eloise Du Luart (Stratford Upon Avon AC) were the winners. Full results HERE.

The ever popular Crystal Palace Triathlon had attracted 600 plus entries and some close racing in this London League event. Full results - including the Tristar events - available HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Gary Laybourne (SLH Tri Club) 1:06:06 Rachel Coe-O'Brien (SLH Tri Club) 1:12:53
2nd Rob Parry (Crystal Palace Tri) 1:06:51 Susan Fairfax (Crystal Palace Tri) 1:13:39
3rd Richard Evans (Met Police Tri Club) 1:07:31 Ellen Greaves (London Fields Tri Club) 1:13:47

Another popular and significant event is the Snowdonia Slateman which offers Full and Sprint courses. Stephen Skates and 'new mum' Rhian Roxburgh took top honours in the main event.

Day two of the Eton Supersprints saw another big field and Sunday's speediest were Oliver Mytton and Laura Fidler. Results HERE.

Bedford hosted a new Middle Distance event at Priory Country Park along with a Sprint. Results here: Middle | Sprint.

Lots more in the database including results from Swanage Bay, St. Neots, Bradford on Avon, Keswick, Chichester, New Forest, Selkirk, East Grinstead... and much more!!

FULL WEEKEND RESULTS LISTINGS

Enter the Tri247 Wave at the London Triathlon!

General entries the the 2013 Virgin Active London Triathlon are now closed. However, Tri247 has an exclusive Mixed Olympic Distance Wave on Saturday 27th July 2013 - and ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE. Find out more about it HERE.

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Support Tommy's at tri for life

You can save tiny lives by taking on tri for life -- support Tommy's at Bedfordshire's beautiful Woburn Abbey on Sunday 8th September.

Want a triathlon in a stunningly scenic setting? Take on tri for life this September.

You can complete the 400m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run as an individual or as a team, and help to raise money for vital research to help prevent miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth. Your personal challenge will save more tiny lives.

Supporting Tommy's is easy; simply click here and follow the on-screen instructions. Tommy's will support you all the way to the finish with cheers from the Tommy's cheering team on the day.

Get in touch with Jessica Leigh on 020 7398 3436 or e-mail JLeigh@tommys.org with any questions or queries.

The Highland Warrior

There are just a few weeks to go now until the Highland Warrior Triathlon from No Fuss Events (www.nofussevents.co.uk).

Taking place on Sunday 26th May 2013, this Middle Distance event starts in Fort William and ends with a 21km run which takes place in the shadow of Ben Nevis. See their video here.

Trident at Newby Hall

The next race to be held at Newby Hall is the Trident Standard Distance Triathlon - 16 June 2013. This is the perfect race if you have been thinking about taking up the challenge of a standard distance. A downstream river swim, flat safe bike and run course. Free entry into Newby Hall after the race for you and the family and free camping also available. So why not make a weekend of it. Find out more 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

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