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21st Feb 2014Issue 293

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Have you been offered a great deal on a new bike or some bling wheels? Never thought you could afford that Pro-like superbike, but now find yourself with an offer that seems almost too good to be true? If that is the case, we might know the reason why, as TRI UK had £250,000 worth of stock stolen following the London Bike Shoe / Triathlon Plus Show last weekend. A significant reward is offered for information which leads to them being found - so please do keep an eye out for anything suspicious.

The show itself was a success, and if you missed out, do check out our gallery, interviews and video highlights from the ExCeL centre HERE.

Coming up next weekend (28th Feb - 2nd March) it is the long-standing Triathlon Show at Sandown Park. Tickets are still available. Book yours now for another feature filled triathlon gathering!

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Weekend action

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It's a strange world. Saturday was spent at a half marathon run in a howling wind spiked with the odd sharp shower and saw a remarkably good turnout and even late entries. Running into that wind must have been awful, there was no branding in case it lifted all the fencing away, mile markers had to be replaced by chalked numbers on the road and an optimum day for running it certainly wasn't... Sunday dawned dry, crisp, sunny and with no wind at all - and less than half the entered field turned up for a 10k... Go figure!

The ITU's Winter Triathlon Championships in Conge, Italy experienced a bit of the Sochi effect as the team came home with a Gold thanks to Nics Wetherill in the F25-29 category. James Smith, the sole GB elite athlete, finished 5th in the U23 category.

The Winter Feast Duathlon in Scotland hit the Main Course on Saturday with Stephen Burns and Marie Meldrum producing the fastest times on the course. Full results are HERE and there's an event report HERE.

Sunday's Ironman 70.3 Panama should have had an interesting clash between Tim Don and Javier Gomez but Tim's race prep consisted of a night shivering and throwing up so that didn't happen. Gomez did the expected, although he had to do most of the hard work on the run, while in the women's race Angela Naeth denied Catriona Morrison her third win of the year. Check out John's coverage of the men (HERE) and women (HERE) and, yes, we know those swim times are stupidly quick...

Pos Male Female
1 Javier Gomez (ESP) 3:38:28 Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:04:58
2 Matt Chrabot (USA) 3:42:12 Catriona Morrison (GBR) 4:06:16
3 Bertrand Billard (FRA) 3:43:24 Svenja Bazlen (GER) 4:08:12

The Rempstone Roast is a regular off-road duathlon down in the Purbecks in Dorset and Sunday's event saw wins for Ross Smith and, we think - the results didn't identify gender but we've taken an educated guess - Eugenia Milstein (Salisbury Tri Club). Full results are HERE.

The results are in for the Taunton Deane Francis Clark Aquathlon, individual winners in the longer race were Josh Carnell and Vicky Tester, results HERE, while the shorter race went to Phillip Tomlinson and Tabitha Rogers, results HERE.

Given the recent storms in the South West conditions at the Stinger off-road duathlon in Newnham Park, Plymouth must have been on the 'soft' side of sloppy. Even the course notes describe the final 3k run as 'boggy, wet, traumatic...'. Didn't stop a decent sized field of colo and relay pairs turning out though with individual wins going to Al Lovell and Sarah Jones. Full results are 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!


London Duathlon 2014: be inspired

Need to add some inspiration to your 2014 season? Take two minutes out of your day and watch our video of duathletes competing, and celebrating, their challenge last year. Click here to watch the video.

Tempted? Enter 2014 today and be part of the world's best duathlon on Sunday 14 September 2014. Be quick, places selling fast! #BeADuathlete

The Triathlon Show 2014

Book your tickets now to The Triathlon Show which returns to Sandown Park, 28 February to 2 March. Brought to you by the team behind 220 Triathlon magazine and packed with seminars, experts, free assessments, training sessions, elite athletes, new kit and latest products from all the major brands. Start your season here!

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

Win a F.I.S.T. bike fitting with Ten-Point

Ten-Point are the UK's first and only F.I.S.T. bike fitting service - and to celebrate are offering one lucky cyclist or triathlete a free bike fitting (worth £150) through their Facebook competition app.

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