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26th Jan 2009Issue 96

Welcome to the newsletter

The hint of sunlight shining through the office window this lunchtime can't hide the fact that it's been really cold of late. I timed a recent cycle ride from when I started to the point at which my fingers were frozen and rather painful, (despite two pairs of gloves), and it took 86 seconds! It's not surprising therefore that we were seeking some winter sun with our latest Garmin Route of the Month. We've found it, not just because it's in the Canary Island of Lanzarote, but also because the race is held every week. So, whenever you decide to visit Club La Santa (www.clublasanta.co.uk), you can have a go at the Club La Santa Mini Duathlon.

It's now also nearly the end of January, and so the TCR Show (www.tcrshow.com) is almost here. This week we have a whole host of exhibitor previews coming your way, including some new and interesting products and events who will be present at the show. Keep your eye on our dedicated TCR section to find out more. Next week we'll be also be bringing you a downloadable guide to the show too.

Our TCR Saucony 10km competition may now be over, but you can still enter the race. Full details in the newsletter below. And of course, don't miss your chance to win a Garmin Forerunner 50 in conjunction with Lanson Running.

In this issue:

Results

Weekend action

The first round of the 2009 Snow + Rock G3 Runs organised by allboutriathlons took place at Newlands Corner, Guildford on Saturday morning.

A regular Tri247 reader reported back to us: "it was great to see that after the enormous success of last year's series, Toby and his crew still put loads of effort into ensuring all the competitors had an outrageously tough and enjoyable challenge to start their Saturday morning. Also adding super-accurate chip timing for 2009. The marshals did a fantastic job directing and motivating all the competitors around the course. The vertical climbs were still as challenging as last year, the downhill's still as crazy, and the camaraderie amongst the runners just the same too. There are two more races in the series - sign up before they are full!"

The event was won by John Dewey and Sarah Rollins. Full results are available HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st John Dewey 39:49 Sarah Rollins 44:32
2nd Dave Rollins 41:22 Louise Curtis 48:28
3rd Jake Moran 41:34 Susanna Harrison 52:40

Also taking place on Saturday in Cookstown, Ireland was round one of the Sperrins Duathlon Challenge. The experienced Anne Paul took fourth place overall, for a clear win in the ladies event. Adam Speer was the men's winner. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st

Adam Speer 1:05:56

Anne Paul 1:10:32
2nd Mike Millar 1:07:34 Kay Hack 1:21:00
3rd Bryce Irvine 1:07:53 Mary Bramley 1:48:30

Another triathlon-organised run was the Heartbreak Half Marathon (Trail Run), organised by racenewforest. The run covers the run route used for the New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon. Appropriately then, there were at least a couple of triathletes on the podium, including Will Newbery, who just last week began his countdown to Ironman Austria series on the site. The race was won by Zippy Grice and Nicky Yevko - full results available HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Zippy Grice (Stubbington Green) 1:29:44 Nicky Yevko (City of Salisbury) 1:47:43
2nd Owen Harries (Team Southampton) 1:31:20 Diane Hier (Warminster Running Club) 1:49:25
3rd Wil Newbery (Primera Sport) 1:33:03 Helen Thompson (Salisbury Tri Club) 1:50:31

There was off-road duathlon racing with the second of the Glentress Winter Duathlons in Scotland on Sunday. There appears to have been some very close racing at the front of the field, with Andrew Symonds (Carnegie) just edging out Prasad Prasad (Squadra Porcini) by just one second, and this reversing the positions from November. First lady was Mhairi Mackenzie (Heriot Watt), ahead of November winner Lesley Ingram (G-Force Training). Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Andrew Symonds 38:19 Mhairi Mackenzie 48:16
2nd Prasad Prasad 38:20 Lesley Ingram 49:43
3rd Thomas Owens 39:04 Jane Davidson 53:23

Alistair Brownlee was racing this weekend in the Northern Cross Country Championships at Sherdley Park, St Helens over an advertised 12km course. He finished 10th in a field of over 600 (36:00), in a race won by GB International Steve Vernon (Stockport Harriers) in 34:18. Full results HERE.

In the Southern Cross Country Championships we spotted Oliver Freeman in 13th (53:20), Dave Mitchinson, 18th (54:23) and Adam Bowden, 32nd (55:31) in a race won by Phil Wicks (Belgrave Harriers) in 51:08. Full results HERE.

Amongst the Midlands Cross Country Championship results we noticed Phil Wylie, 10th (37:51), Oliver Mott, 25th (39:37) in a race won by Phil Nicholls (Tipton Harriers) in 36:26. Full results HERE.

Saucony 10km @ TCR Show

The TCR Show (www.tcrshow.com), which takes place at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February 2009 features a mix of exhibits from leading brands and retailers, seminars and workshops, races, competitions and more. Whether you are a triathlete, cyclist or runner, or taking your first steps into the fantastic world of endurance sport, TCR09 is for you.

One again, One Step Beyond Promotions are organising, in conjunction with leading sportswear brand Saucony, the Saucony 10km @ TCR run on Sunday 8th February. The challenging three-lap course is mixed terrain with a surface of turf and tarmac on the historic racecourse. Full details available HERE.

Entries to the event are still being accepted, and entry to the 10km will also give you free entry to the TCR Show. Enter now to secure your place.

Lanson Running - Garmin Forerunner 50 competition

The team at Lanson Running (www.lansonrunning.com), in Hampton Wick have kindly offered you the chance to win one of two Garmin Forerunner 50's.

All you need to do is send us an email with your name on it to go into the draw, and get their informative newsletter, and keep your fingers crossed!

Winners will be announced on Friday 20th of February 2009. Click HERE to enter now or send an email with your name to competitions@tri247.com. Good Luck!

Lisboa International 2009 - now open for entries

Entries for the 2009 Lisboa International Triathlon are now open! This early season (25th April 2009), half-iron distance event has proven extremely popular with British athletes in recent years, and would make excellent preparation for a mid-season Ironman race. The organisers are looking to build upon an already successful event by making it the biggest and best yet for 2009. Check out our race features on the event (Part One and Part Two), to find out more.

Triathlon training camps in Majorca 2009

The SportActive Cycling and Tri Center in Puerto de Alcudia is based in the magnificent Aparthotel Estrella de Mar four-star, offering one of the best facilities on the island of Majorca to make sure that you are able to relax and enjoy things when you are not involved in the daily activities. For more details of the camp, which takes place from 3rd to 10th April 2009, check out this article on the site for more information on the coaches and weekly programme.

To contact SportActive call 0044 / (0)28 7136 5997, email them at info@sportactive.net or visit their website www.sportactive.net

 
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