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13th Feb 2014Issue 292

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It's Show time (!) - and in several regards this weekend. First up, and running until Sunday 16th February is the Triathlon Plus Show at the ExCeL, London. Go to that, and you also get the London Bike Show, The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show plus the London International Dive Show thrown in. The way the weather has been going recently, you might well need some new diving gear.. more here: www.triathlonplusshow.co.uk.

Following that it is just two weeks until the long-standing Triathlon Show (www.triathlonshow.co.uk) at Sandown Park. Starting life as 'TCR', it has become a staple part of the early triathlon 'season'. Have you booked your ticket yet? If not, check out our ticket offer HERE.

And just a week later comes the Bike and Triathlon Show (www.bikeandtri.co.uk) in Manchester, March 8th/9th. I guess that means this swim-bike-run lark is pretty popular, then?!

There should also be a rather good show being put on by the Pro's at Ironman 70.3 Panama this weekend. Top quality field in both the men's and women's races - including Javier Gomez - make this a race to keep your eyes on. Tim Don and Catriona Morrison will be hoping to keep the British flag flying. Check out our pre-race previews: MEN | WOMEN.

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The weekend's headline event was the Ironman 70.3 Geelong with Craig Alexander (AUS) and Tim Reed (AUS) putting in solid swim and bike performances that nobody else was going to be able to recover on the run - although Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) clearly tried with the fastest run split of the day securing his third place.

Emma Moffatt (AUS) dominated the women's field and had a 12 minute buffer clear of Rebecca Hoschke (AUS) with Lisa Marangon (AUS) in third place. Results on the WTC site HERE. Looks like Laura Siddall didn't make it through the bike as her splits stop at 31k, we don't have any details as to why at this stage.

Pos Male Female
1 Craig Alexander (AUS) 4:06:00 Emma Moffatt (AUS) 4:30:58
2 Tim Reed (AUS) 4:09:34 Rebecca Hoschke (AUS) 4:43:11
3 Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 4:10:42 Lisa Marangon (AUS) 4:50:15

Well it wasn't quite as quiet on the domestic front as we had predicted - but that was only because we had forgotten to move the Westhill Duathlon onto Sunday following its postponement a couple of weeks back... Scott Young (Tyhan CC) and Jacoline McDiarmid (Three Peaks Triathletes) were the winners there and full results are available HERE.

The Cirencester Off-Road Duathlon was won by Dan Lewis (RAF Triathlon) and Leanne Tiley (Frome Triathlon Club) and full results are on the DB Max site HERE. Callum Fallows and Jade Brown (Milton Keynes AC) were the winners in the shorter distance race, results are in the same place.

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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!

FULL WEEKEND RESULTS LISTINGS

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Weekly Training Tip: what use is an empty gel?

TTH Weekly Training Tip

You might think that an empty gel wrapper was something you need to be getting rid off but it's actually worth keeping one in your pocket (rinsed off, of course) as they do make an excellent emergency tyre repair patch!

When you get one of those really bad punctures that splits the outer casing of the tyre just replacing the tube is pretty much a waste of time as you'll puncture again in minutes. But if you carefully slip that empty gel wrapper in between the tube and the casing at the point where it has been damaged you'll stand a much better chance of making it home. Sure, you can buy lovely little adhesive tyre repair patches for this but recycling a gel wrapper somehow makes it all seem just a little greener! Oh, and do remember to change the tyre when you get home - this really is just a temporary fix!

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