Tri247 Newsletter


12th Mar 2014Issue 295

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The 2014 season takes a step up in pace this coming weekend at both ends of the distance spectrum.

For long course athletes it is the fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon, which will see Ironman World Champion Frederik van Lierde make his 2014 racing debut. Defending champion and twice a winner in the emirate, Van Lierde feels at home in Abu Dhabi and will once again be looking to beginning his 2014 year in the same style as 12 months ago. Check out our Pro previews for the Men's and Women's Long Course events.

Also in Abu Dhabi - but only covering half the distance - are the Brownlee brothers. We last saw Alistair tenderly nursing an injury over the line at the London Grand Final last September, so this will be the first opportunity to see whether his proven powers of recovery have been able to put that behind him. A far deeper field for the 'Short' race this time around will make this much more of an exhibition event than 2013 was for Alistair, with proven athletes such as Tony Moulai, Bart Aernouts and Ronnie Schildknecht also lining up to take a shot at the marquee brothers of the sport.

While the Alistair and Jonathan are enjoying a detour from their usual draft-legal racing, the ITU circuit moves up a level with the first World Cup of the season in Australia. We're still a few weeks away from the first World Triathlon Series race of the year, but Mooloolaba should give us a glimpse of who has stepped up their game for the new year. Follow it all on Tri247.

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Very little action on the international front this weekend but Alex Matchett placed 24th at the ITU's Sarasota PATCO Sprint Triathlon and at the ITU's Sharm El Sheikh ATU Sprint race David Bishop was seventh, Rory Atkins 16th and Matthew Leeman 22nd. Lucy Smith placed 12th in the women's race. All change next weekend of course with the opening World Cup Series race at Mooloolaba.

Saturday's Dambuster Duathlon started quite dull and with a chill breeze but by the time the last runners were heading back to the finish line the weather had cheered up considerably and although not exactly warm it was nice and sunny. Overall wins went to Dan Bigham (Oxford Brookes University) and Sarah May (Calderdale Tri Club) and full results are HERE (Note that until the BTF has gone through them for qualification checks they should still be regarded as provisional).

Nearly 70 people enjoyed the sunshine in Dorset on Sunday morning for the Mad March Triathlon with Elliot Wilks a clear winner and Lucy Brain taking the first female spot. Full results are HERE.

Results are in from the Parbold Duathlon with Brian Fogarty (Club Fitt) and Lisa Grantham (City of Chester Tri Club) down as the winners. Full results are HERE.

Winners at the Lancaster Duathlon are recorded as being Florian Luquet and Samantha Dean-Howard (Mersey Tri) with a full set of results online HERE.

The Seagrave Charity Duathlon results show Nick Bott (Owls AC) and Sadie Murphy (Leicester Tri) as the quickest with Welland Valley winning the relay. Full results are HERE.

The Gravesend Cyclopark is rapidly becoming a regular multisport hotspot and Sunday's duathlon there was headed up by Alex Milne (Ashford Tri Club) and Imogen Simmonds (Imperial College Tri Club). Full results are HERE.

A decent field took to the seafront at Exeter Tri's Sidmouth Aquathlon with the main event recording Peter Wilby and Harriet Browning as the winners, full results are HERE.

The Burntwood Aquathlon results are linked to their website and show the winners in the adult event as Phil Wolfe (Mammoth Lifestyle) and Katie Hughes (Newcastle (Staffs) Tri Club). Results from the TriStar event are on the same link.

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

Sports nutrition workshop

On Thursday March 20th Renee McGregor, a Sports Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian at the University of Bath will be presenting a 45-minute interactive workshop at Total Fitness Bath followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. The workshop will run from 7pm to 8pm and is being priced at £15 per ticket - a 75% saving on the normal £60 cost.

Topics being covered include: why is nutrition important, how to achieve body composition and performance gains, nutrition solutions around your training needs, recovery requirements, bone health and hydration.

Call 01225 444164 for tickets or pick them up at xxx.

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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