Conwy middle distance tri turns into long distance duathlon – by Gary Williamson

Quick’ish report from North Wales Conway Middle distance on Saturday 16/7.
Arrived registration on Friday to be warned about infestation of jelly fish and severe weather in Snowdon area, fortunately our accommodation had not been set ablaze – welcome to Wales!.
Sat Morning, good news, no jelly fish as they had been killed off by a sewerage overflow just down to coast so sea unfit to swim (great I went because I have never done a sea swim tri). Event changes to a long distance duathlon. Lots of grumbles and moans with some withdrawals or swapping into standard distance race (wimps), especially among those in GB age group kit or riding TT bikes.. Oh,weather warnings are now being reinforced, it will rain very very hard, plus windy gusts, for all the race and the roads in the mountains are very dangerous […]

By | July 18th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ripon tri – 1st olympic distance – by Chris Vaughan

Ripon Triathlon race report

Ripon triathlon was an Olympic distance triathlon so this is double the distance of the two  triathlons already completed this year. The distance was 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run. I was the only para triathlete with Andy as my guide. As the only para triathlete on the race course this meant that we didn’t just have to compete to the best of our abilities but that we were competing against all able bodied competitors.

The swim was an open water swim in Ripon Racecourse Lake. To get to the swim we had to run to the start of our pack as we were running a little late. Once there we had to jump into the water and swim about 20 meters to catch our race pack for the start. Once we were there we only had less than ten seconds before […]

By | July 12th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Ironman 70:3 Haugesund, Norway

Race Report – by Caroline Fox

A couple of years ago Simon and I embarked on an exciting new hobby called ‘Triathlon’.  It all started with a fun triathlon in Nantwich and we both did OK – I certainly got off to quite a confident start and have enthusiastically been entering all sorts of events since.  However, I don’t think I always pay enough attention to the differences between the races we are now entering and the original ‘fun’ triathlon (with people running in fancy dress around a 2.5k route….).  For Simon though, Norway had received a lot of attention as this was his 2016 ‘A’ race after training hard all season….

So, Norway – 70.3 Ironman!  We were  both keen to try a branded ‘Ironman’ event and saw it as a great excuse for […]

By | July 11th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments