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4th Oct 2013Issue 279

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It's that time of year again, we're into October and all eyes and attention start to focus on the town of Kailua-Kona in Hawaii. Yes, the 2013 Ironman World Championships are barely a week away now. Another late night / early morning in front of the computer next weekend then!

We've already got our 2013 Kona coverage underway with a lot more on the way next week. As always, a large British and Irish team of Pro and Age Group athletes will be racing on the Big Island, and we wish them all the best of luck.

While Kona will be the peak of the season for these athletes, for many, the 2013 racing year will be all but over. Rather than charging ahead with plans for 2014, take a step back and, perhaps, consider the 'Get out of Shape Phase' first. Sometimes you need to slow down in order to speed up....

In this issue:

Results

Weekend action

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International Racing

First up, a quick addition to the International stuff with congratulations to Michelle Parsons on her win at ElbaMan on Sunday. Probably better known as a duathlete - a regular podium achiever on the PowerMan scene - she's also one of the quiet achievers on the long distance triathlon circuit as well. Her win came on the run where she did what she does best and just ground the opposition into the dust. As soon as we can get a set of results we'll add them to the archive but in the meantime: great job Michelle!

One of the performances of the year so far will have gone relatively unnoticed to many at the Alicante ITU Triathlon World Cup, where while the victory of Jodie Stimpson was no surprise (not that we, or she, would ever take World Cup victory for granted!), in the men's race, junior Grand Sheldon - bronze medal winner in at the ITU World Junior Champs in London two weeks ago - took third place in not just his first World Cup race, but also his first ever Standard Distance event. The last time that happened, as far as we can recall, was Hollie Avil in 2008. Click HERE for more from Spain.

Pos Men Women
1st Sven Riederer (SUI) 1:53:44 Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 2:02:39
2nd Vicente Hernandez (ESP) 1:53:46 Alice Betto (ITA) 2:03:24
3rd Grand Sheldon (GBR) 1:53:48 Rachel Klamer (NED) 2:04:15

There was also British success at Ironman 70.3 Augusta where Tim Don took the win in the men's race with former winner Emma-Kate Lidbury second for the women. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Tim Don (USA) 3:44:50 Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) 4:03:27
2nd Viktor Zyemtsev (UKR) 3:47:36 Ruth Brennan Morrey (USA) 4:15:20
3rd Nils Frommhold (GER) 3:47:53 Emma-Kate Lidbury (GBR) 4:17:45
4th Trevor Wurtele (CAN) 3:49:07 Hallie Blunck (USA) 4:22:29
5th Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:50:31 Jessica Chong (USA) 4:22:59

UK Racing

External forces affected a couple of events this weekend with the Open Water Swim Series races at Poole having to to be cancelled on Staturday together with the BustinSkin Diablo and Little Devil Sprint on Sunday owing to sea conditions. Traffic jams also disrupted the schedule at the Hever Castle races on Saturday so some results for the children's races are a little delayed as they sort out all the changes.

The Weston-super-Mare Triathlon had the advantage of using the marine lake rather than the Bristol Channel for its swim and overall wins went to Jack Plummer and Celia Miall. A full set of results are HERE.

It takes a lot of weather to cancel a duathlon so the BRJ Duathlon appears to have been unaffected by sea conditions (or traffic) and the names topping the results are Carl James and Ruth Wilson with a full set for your enjoyment HERE.

Sunday's weather at Dorney Lake for the final triathlon outing of its packed year was pretty much perfectly Autumnal: bright, cool and breezy - all of which saw a capacity field racing at the second of the Gatorade Eton Dorney Triathlons. Richard Munday and Emily Iredale (Cycleworks) took the trophies at the standard distance and you can get results from that, the sprint and the supersprint races HERE.

Hever Castle continued its weekend of racing with Karl Alexander and Carol Bridge winning the middle distance race and Cyril Viennot and Catherine Jameson the standard distance. Lucy Gossage's team destroyed the field in the middle distance relay. Full results for all the weekend's races are HERE on the StuWeb site.

The Dawlish Triathlon saw individual wins for Lee Turner (Torbay Tri) and Karen Watkins (results HERE) and another West Country event, the Siblyback Triathlon which is part of the Cornwall triathlon Series, was won by Neil Eddy and Lena Budd (Cycle Logic) - results are HERE.

The Keyo Brigg Sprint also had the overall win go to a team with the individual wins for Jonathan Frary (GI Tri) and Lauren York (Lincsquad) - full results are HERE. At the East Leake End of Season Tri it was William Kirk (Charnwood Tri Club) and Helen Talbot (Nuneaton Triathlon Club) who header home with the trophies, full results are HERE.

Given that the official water temperature at Dorney Lake was just 14.5° one wonders what the reading was at the Aberystwyth Open Water Sprint where Phillip Murphy and Jessica Harvey were the winners... Full results HERE. No such issues at the pool-based West Suffolk Triathlon where Ryan Ostler and Jayne Williams produced a double header for the Ipswich Triathlon Club. Full results are HERE.

The headline results for the Southampton Fast Twitch Triathlon show Mal Rose (RAF Triathlon) and Helen Nicholls (Stubbington Green Runners) as the overall winners, full results with splits are all now availble HERE. All the crew at Tri247 would like to add their best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Concept Sport's Roger Wakeling.

Sharing its home with the famous Kendal Mint Cake - although we don't think we could really recommend it as a triathlon nutritional supplement! - the Kendal Sprint was won by Rodger Wilkins (Racepace) and Judith Irving. Full results are HERE.

Results for the North Bristol Triathlon are up on the StuWeb site HERE and show Marcus Mumford (BAD Tri) and Andrea Jones (TrimaxEvents) as the winners. The StuWeb crews also timed the Ludlow Triathlon (HERE), the Terry Wooton Roade Triathlon (HERE) and the Chichester Triathlon (middle, standard and sprint distances HERE).

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Weekly Training Tip: stop fogged goggles

TTH Weekly Training Tip

Mix a small amount of washing up liquid and water in an old body spray bottle to have handy to clean your goggles with and stop fogging. Rinse well but avoid using your fingers as it will not work as well.

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