7 06, 2018

Brigg Quadrathlon – 27th May 2018 by Graham Plews

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Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon – 27th May 2018

After getting on for thirty years of doing triathlon I fancied a change! I’d thought about Quadrathlon for a long time but never got round to it. As I sat shivering with hypothermia in the medical room at the Clitheroe Tri last year I got chatting to a lady that had suffered the same fate…we were both underdressed to cope with the 7C air temperature! She was the current World Quadrathlon Champion in her age-group and inspired me to take another look at this even more wacky sport.

For those that have never heard of this sport and don’t know what it is there is a clue in the name. Just think triathlon plus kayak, simple as that, well almost. They have various distances mostly based on ITU triathlon distances plus a kayak leg. For example the OD triathlon […]

4 06, 2018

St Neot’s Triathlon – Olympic Distance. 13th May 2018 by Fiona Christian

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St Neot’s Triathlon – Olympic Distance. 13th May 2018

I swore that I’d never do another ‘qualifier’ race again. I have horrendous memories of Liverypool 2013 which I think was the British Championships. My age group wave was the last of the waves to set off and whilst I always used to joke about not wanting to come in last, this time, that was a very real threat. Hottest day of the year, all the fastest age groupers in the UK…..and me. Fond memories include Jellyfish, having to be escorted around the swim by a lovely Scouser in a Kayak, horrid tight turns on the bike, running through treacle and to top it off being overtaken by some of the Para Triathletes. It was also my birthday. Slowest race ever. Yes, fair to say, I thought I’d had my fill of racing with the ‘best’.

Fast […]

23 03, 2018

Santa Cruz-Tenerife- Standard Distance – by Tony Pilkington

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Santa Cruz-Tenerife- Standard Distance

Date 04\03\2018

Not the best starts just getting to this race, due to the beast from the east, causing mayhem. The plan was go to my mates house (Michael Birtwhistle) over in Bolton on Thursday evening, then off to Manchester airport early on Friday for the flight. 1st problem trying to get the bike box from Matthew Boon house (Very kindly donated by the club) on the Wednesday night, this was impassable, then I managed to collect it on Thursday evening, and that was a challenge through the snow. I Came back home loaded up bike, bags & everything else, all checked at least 10 times, then off over to Bolton, or so i thought, got to junction 22 which had been closed due to the weather and all surrounding roads which lead over to the dark side of the Pennines, so back home with a view to […]

23 03, 2018

Kinloch ‘Erin Baker’ OD triathlon, New Zealand – by Graham Plews

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VERY brief race report to get the 2018 ball rolling. Yesterday I did the Kinloch ‘Erin Baker’ OD triathlon. Kinloch is on Lake Taupo and, given the early start, we were fortunate to be able to camp on site in our new VW campervan in the marina. The two lap swim in the beautiful clear waters of the lake was a real pleasure, even for me! The bike leg was also two laps and was almost as soggy as the swim. It was a very hilly course so, I was happy! The final run leg consisted of four laps around the town (?) and due to the heavy rain was a little boggy in parts so my best trainers took a bit if a battering. There were lots of other races later in the day the main one being the National Sprint Champs so competition was diluted somewhat. So far […]

23 03, 2018

New Zealand triathlon series – race 3 by Graham Plews

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19th Feb

Another brief race report from down here in New Zealand. Last weekend saw the third race at in a four race series at Maraetai Beach run by Panasonic. I did the Olympic Distance race which consisted of a three lap sea swim, two lap bike and a three lap run. Most of the race followed the coast with the bike section heading south on the coast road before turning in land whereas the run section headed north where the iconic backdrop of Auckland Tower could be seen in the distance. The sea was warm but wet-suits were allowed. Drafting was permitted on the bike and after chasing hard on the first lap to get on the back of a pack I ended up towing them round for most of the second lap! The mercury was rising rapidly by the time we hit the run and I was hanging […]

31 01, 2018

Midsummer aquathlon – 21st June

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Club aquathlon – Thursday 21st June,  6pm – Paid up members only

Fun, low key training event from gaddings. 

A swim in the balmy waters of the dam. Distance to be confirmed. Approx 700 – 1000m

Followed by a run to Stoodley Pike and back , approx 10km.

May just get back in time for a drink at the Shepherds 🙂 

31 01, 2018

Race debate – Fri 2nd Feb

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Fri 2nd Feb, Shoulder of Mutton, Mytholmroyd, 7pm

A chance to see what races everyone has planned for the year.  Everyone welcome, whether or not you are competing.

24 11, 2017

Club AGM – 17th December

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Club AGM  –  Sunday 17 December   Venuethe function room at the Stubbing wharf, Hebden Bridge    Time –   6.30pm

29 06, 2017

Epicman – 11 June 2017 – by Fiona Christian

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Epicman – 11 June 2017 – by Fiona Christian

Note to self #435: If you have to have a Lemsip an hour before racing, you should probably bail.


This was my supposed ‘A’ race for the season. With one’s training partner out of action in the first quarter of the year, I was considering my race options carefully. On the one hand, I could do a nice easy (flat bike) race or I could sign up for something that has a stupid amount of climbing. So, having reviewed the options, I decided that on the 11th June, every man and his dog (in triathlon terms) would be in Leeds….and therefore, any alternative races on the aforementioned date would be low in numbers and therefore high in propensity for high age group rankings….

So I happened upon Epicman. Run by Epic events, […]

9 03, 2017

Maraitai Beach (Near Auckland – New Zealand) TRIATHLON 26th February 2017 – By Graham Plews.

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RACE REPORT – Maraitai Beach (Near Auckland – New Zealand) TRIATHLON

26th February 2017 – By Graham Plews.

It’s only February and this is my second race report of the year! This time the race was at Maraitai Beach, just down the east coast from Auckland. It’s another fabulous location to relax and enjoy the sea, sun and sand with the family and when we arrived on the Saturday that’s just what many Auckland folk had decided to do. My number one supporter (Rhonda) and I were again able to camp very close to the transition area overlooking the sea and surrounding islands so no complaints on that front! I did the Olympic Distance race, which again was the longest race on offer. The weather conditions were perfect again with the heat building nicely through the morning.

My race was the second to get underway at the respectable time of 8.05, five minutes […]