Tri247 Newsletter


14th Jan 2014Issue 288

Welcome to the newsletter

OK, so Christmas and New Year are now done and dusted. The tree is gone, the presents are broken, on eBay or (if you were really lucky) actually being used and you've suddenly realised that you haven't yet sorted out any races for 2014.

Worry not, apart from some of the really big ones, there's still a mountain of events out there with spaces to fill and just one place to go to find them. The Tri247 Events Calendar. It is, in fact, the whole reason this website came into existence - originally as The Triathletes Homepage - because there simply was no online calendar and for over 15 years it has compiled the definitive list of multisport events in and around the country.

Check out the 2014 edition HERE and start entering your events now.

Of course, you might then realise that you need to get rid of all those excess calories and start training again. No problem, we've got that covered too! Check out Jo Carritt's Guide to Planning Your Season article and make 2014 your best year ever.

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This week on Tri247:


Weekend action


A very quiet weekend, all things considered, and not helped by the recent flooding affecting a number of running events around the country that triathletes might have been using for some early season tuning up (or Christmas/New Year flab removal...).

At the Ironman 70.3 Pucon in Chile it was another win for Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) with a 3:58:20 although Felipe Barraza (CHI) and Paul Matthews (AUS) were hard on his heels at the finish. It was also a repeat for Valentina Carvallo (CHI) heading home Sarah Piampiano (USA) and Dede Griesbauer (USA) and it looks like Heather Jackson didn't start. Results are HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Reinaldo Colucci (BRA) 3:58:20 Valentina Carvallo (CHI) 4:37:27
2nd Felipe Barraza (CHI) 4:00:19 Sarah Piampiano (USA) 4:40:36
3rd Paul Matthews (AUS) 4:01:01 Dede Griesbauer (USA) 4:41:33

The Winter Feast: Appetiser produced a set of results showing that Gary Macdonald and Mairi Meldrum were the fastest on the course and you can find them online HERE. They also sent in a report from the race HERE.

Thanet Roadrunners annual John Flitch Memorial Duathlon saw wins for Craig Joy (PMR) and Liz King (Tri Spirit) with the thick mud on the off-road bike sorting the field out. Full results are HERE.

Results from round two of the ABC Monikie Winter Duathlon Series are HERE, where SuperVet RG McLean and Fiona Bracegirdle were the winners - you can read more from the event 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!


UK Challenge

Brought to you by the organisers of the London Triathlon and the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon, the UK Challenge is the UK's leading corporate multi-sport event which delivers powerful business benefits for you and your organisation. Click here to find out more!

UK Challenge

London Duathlon 2014 entries are open

London Duathlon was a sell-out this year and saw thousands of individuals achieve their #duathlete title. Be sure you're part of the world's best duathlon in 2014 and enter today. This run-bike-run event offers four individual challenges, all racing through the stunning surroundings of Richmond Park on closed roads. Need tempting? Watch the video.

Click here to find out more and get your place

Triathlon Plus Show: TriRadar Performance Zone and Running School sessions on sale

The Triathlon Plus Show takes place from 13th-16th February 2014 at Excel, London. One of the features of the show is the TriRadar Performance Zone, which features workshops, biomechanical analysis and more from The Running School and the Surrey Human Performance Institute. Tickets for each of these sessions are now available - and we have a unique Tri247 reader discount.


Weekly Training Tip: goal planning

TTH Weekly Training Tip

There's a great business expression for the process of getting people to support something you're project leading and that's 'buy-in'. Getting that can often mean the difference between success and setting yourself up for failure.

Once you have decided on your races -- and the training programme that will go with it -- sit down with your close friends and family to discuss your goals for the year. This will help them to understand the time commitment you need to put towards triathlon and enable them to support you in the ways you need them to. That's getting their 'buy-in' on your pet project.

However, it's not just a one-way thing! Remember that you must also compromise on some things that you want to do in order to give back to those who are supporting you! To have a successful year things need to work both ways.



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