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14th Oct 2013Issue 280

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You know it has been a hard-fought race when both mens and womens records get smashed and that was the case at Challenge Barcelona where Sergio Marques (POR) and Eva Wutti (AUT) hacked chunks off the previous times. Tom Lowe fought back after a disappointing swim to take second place and there was further GB success with Graeme Stewart in seventh and Yvette Grice in sixth. We have a race report HERE.

At Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote it was a case of great swim, OK bike and quick run to get Will Clarke into second place behind Victor del Corral Morales while Suzie Hignett found herself on the podium in third place after what appears to have been a very well-judged race. Loads more GB athletes in the results which you can sift though on the WTC website HERE.

At the ITU World Cup race in Cozumel another tight finish yet again saw Javier Gomez take the win, this time ahead of Aurélien Lescure (FRA). Top placed Briton was Ritchie Nicholls in eighth. The women's field was led home by Nicola Spirig (SUI) with Luch Hall the best placed GB athlete in ninth. Full results are HERE and there's a report HERE.

Kicking off a domestic weekend of racing with two off-road duathlons probably tells us more about the way that the next three months are going to to be headed than anything else - the only issue being that there probably wasn't that much mud as the weather, in the South at least, was glorious. The Clumber Park Off-Road event has provisional results up on the One Step Beyond website which give the wins to Misko Abramiuk (Racing TNT) and Robin Hawxby. The organisers of the Kielder Marathon throw in a Run Bike Run event on the Saturday and this went to Sean Poulter (Adwick Tri Club) and Jenny Yeo - full results are HERE.

Sticking with the duathlon theme, the Carsington Short Course race was won by Daniel McCarthy (Huub TFN RT) - the top three male places went to his club - and Emilie Verroken (Equus Planet X), full results are HERE. At the Bowood House Duathlon the sprint distance went to James Coleman (Cadence Enve) and Amy De Vries while the super sprint distance winners were Jerry Rayner (Westbury Wheelers) and Helen Jubb (Worcester Tri Club). You can pick up results for these from the Events Logic website HERE.

The Huub TFN Race Team were having a busy weekend, at the final race in the Bedford Super Sprint Series another of their team, Phil Melling, picked up the win while the women's trophy went to Karen Lennox (Team MK). Full results on the Galeforce website HERE.

The Last of the Summer Tri, together with its First of the Summer Tri sister race pretty much book-end the season up in Yorkshire. This year's edition was won by Jonathan Metcalfe (Knutsford Tri Club) and Sarah Johnson. Full results are HERE.

The Snowman Triathlon in North Wales attracts a particular type of hardened triathlete - with a swim in that lake it has to! Ewan Brown (TYork Triathlon) and Jane Hansom were the full distance winners while Huw Brassington and Marie Coburn picked up the sprint distance. Full results are on the TDL website HERE.

The results from the Newport Duathlon show wins for Paul Rogers (Black Country Triathletes) and Emma Dobson (Wrekin Sport). We'll try to get these in a processable format but you can check them online HERE.

Yet more duathlon action at Oulton Park where victory in the standard distance race went to Luke Pollard (RAF Tri Club) and Sarah May (Calderdale Tri Club). The sprint winners were Mark Flannery (Kudu Tri) and Charlotte Baker (University of Bath), Full results for both races are on StuWeb HERE.

There was more than one triathlon in Yorkshire, the East Riding event offered both swim/bike/run and an aquathlon option. The main race was led home by Steve Grocock (Lincsquad) and Sara Eames (Racing TNT) and full results are HERE.

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Weekly Training Tip: find your spot in transition

TTH Weekly Training Tip

The British Triathlon Federation rules are very clear, you are not allowed to mark your spot in transition. But what this really means is that you can't tie a ballon to the racking or fence, put a big talc arrow on the floor or even have a friend, clubmate or loved one stand and point at the spot. So, what can you do?

The most obvious thing is to take your bearings: what row are you in, how many paces down the row, how near to the big tree, etc. That's why you see the experienced triathletes walking round the transition area getting their bearings. But you can, quite legally, use something like a brightly coloured changing mat on the floor and put your kit on that. Everyone uses a towel or mat and it's perfectly acceptable within the rules. Just make yours a special colour and, as long as you got the right row, it will be easy to find.

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