Race Reports

Outlaw 70.3 - Hayley McCafferty-David

on May 21, 17

In September 2016, having just completed the last race of the season (makes me sound more pro than saying the last race of 2016), under the direction (persuasion) of Blair, I began training for my first 70.3 distance race. As I’m a slow bod I decided to sign up to the famously...

Pedal Cover Slateman Triathlon - Alex Cox

on May 21, 17

If you would have asked me 4 weeks ago if I was signed up for Slateman I would have said "not this year, its on the 2018 list".  To give you some background It was 3 weeks ago I received a message from Darren from Pedal Cover asking me to take part as they follow my social me...

Immortal Half (70.3) - Greg Price

on May 14, 17

Hot on the heels of the Cotswold Super Sprint, last Sunday was the first real test of the season, the Immortal Half, a 70.3~ish distance race (52.5 mile bike and 14 mile run), set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. This was my first time racing at this event and so I had ...

Royal Wootton Bassett Sprint Triathlon - Alex Cox

on May 14, 17

For those who know me the Active Sport Events races have been a thorn in my side for the past few years and last year was the event I crashed on the bike and picked up the injury that plagued me for the season. My hip still carries bruising so is still not 100%. Pre Race Over ...

Cotswold Super Sprint Triathlon - Greg Price

on May 07, 17

Race season is now officially underway, with the first race of the calendar done at the Cotswold Super Sprint Triathlon. This is a great event (it was my first ever triathlon in 2014) and my third time racing here. It’s the perfect way to kick the season off proper. As far as ...

Winchester Sprint Triathlon - Pete Orme

on May 01, 17

Winchester sprint triathlon – my first race of the season and the first race since New Forest Middle distance back in September 2016, after a Winter plagued with foot and calf problems. After working out the issue with the physio and getting on top of it, I was very excited to...

The Cotswold Spring Sportive - Alex Cox

on Apr 18, 17

As some of you may know I am not a cyclist. Being a triathlete means I have to split my time training between 3 disciplines and also a full time job and family. Thankfully Blair is at hand to manage my training time so I enjoy a good quality of life. Unfortunately I decided to...

Torture in Paradise (IM Cairns) - James McCubbin

on Aug 29, 16

To truly get the feel of the trepidation I felt before Cairns I need to rewind to 2013 when a close friend ("Roberts") returned from said race with tales of horror. Heat, humidity the whole lot. To boot a slightly disappointing marathon time due to a fairly major bonk regardle...

The Bolt - Pete Orme

on Jun 17, 16

The Bolt is a tough, hilly, off-road 10k run that normally takes at the Alice Holt Forest. It was moved to the beautiful Loseley House near Guildford for 2016 and made for a perfect setting for the two 5k lap course that took us up and round the house and into the nearby wood...

Ironman 70.3 Mallorca - Robert McNamara

on Jun 17, 16

For the last 10 years or so, I’ve been a avid triathlete taking part in various sprint and olympic distance races. Entering my 45th year, i decided to up my game and look at going longer and taking the dive into Ironman 70.3 and ultimately the full beans  Ironman 140.6.  So w...

Standard Distance National Champs - Dan Walsh

on Jun 17, 16

One cold, wet and dark January afternoon, I thought it would be a good idea to try and qualify for Great Britain’s Age Group team for the Standard Distance World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico. Fast forward 4 months and the first of those qualifiers was looming: St Neots St...

Royal Wootton Bassett Triathlon - Alex Cox

on May 19, 16

So its been a crazy start to the year. Blair has pushed me kicking and screaming through 3 half marathons and has been getting me ready for the rest of the events this year. We are now into the part of my season that makes me excited and nervous at the same time, It's now Tri...

Glen Affric Race Report - Alex Kemp

on May 11, 16

As I build towards the Celtman and some longer races later in the year, a notice from our Club Secretary entitled ‘for you off piste triers’, earlier in the year sparked my interest in the recently rejuvenated Glen Affric Off-road Duathlon. In my opinion, set in one of th...

Clumber Park Duathlon - Gemma Marshall

on Apr 02, 16

I had a little bit of a panic last week, realising that my first race of the season was about to be the European Long Distance Duathlon Championships in Copenhagen in May. I’ve learnt over the past couple of years just how important race practice is, so I promptly entered Clum...

Clumber Standard Duathlon - Rebecca Smith

on Apr 02, 16

The culmination of my ‘mini-season’: the Clumber Park Standard Duathlon. An event with several goals, after tentatively entering in the first days of 2016. It was ‘tentative’ because I’d had 3 months off of running due to a stress fracture in my femur. The femur had healed by ...

Silverstone Half Marathon - Richi Boyce

on Mar 22, 16

So Sunday was my second race on the road to Bolton. As a Welshman the weekend didn't start too well with an awful game against the old enemy that would normally leave me having a copious amount of alcohol, but with a half marathon less than 24 hours away that was not to be... ...

Great Northern Run - Rebecca Smith

on Mar 09, 16

    At 7am, with a bag significantly lighter than my usual race-day cargo, I set off for what should be a much simpler day out than the usual race! My second weekend training race, the ‘Great Northern 10k’, was chosen because the date fell perfectly before my main target (...

Oulton Park Sprint Duathlon - Mark Higham

on Mar 09, 16

Another weekend and another race, its the first time I think I’ve raced two consecutive weekends as well! Todays race was a completely different kettle of fish to last weekends low key event as today was a qualifying event for the World Duathlon Championships in Spain later th...

Rother Valley Duathlon - Mark Higham

on Mar 02, 16

Rother Valley Duathlon   Saturday 27th February 0630… Time to get up and get my backside into gear for the start of my race season! Today has been a long time coming as my last real Duathlon had been at the World Championships In Adelaide where I grabbed a credible 15th plac...

Rother Valley Sprint Duathlon - Rebecca Smith

on Feb 28, 16

 Sell the old TT bike to fund new race bike…new bike doesn’t arrive before the race. Thankfully this less-than-ideal start to the season was a blessing in disguise for the ‘rolling’ (read: pretty lumpy; and that’s coming from a Sheffield-dweller!) bike course of the inaugura...

DB Max Chilly Duathlon - Alex Cox

on Feb 23, 16

As the alarm went off at 06:30 I awoke and looked at my phone to see the day would be cold, wet and extremely windy. Not what I wanted to see when I would be racing a Duathlon a few hours later! Unfortunately I could not do anything about the weather so I proceeded to start m...

Highworth Half Marathon – Alex Cox

on Jan 25, 16

If you would have asked me last summer what I will be doing in January then a Half Marathon would have been the furthest thing from my mind. Fast forward to a surprisingly warm Sunday morning and I was driving to Hannington to take part in my first Half Marathon! I had spoken...

Challenge Weymouth - ETU Long Distance Champs - Sarah Leakey

on Dec 20, 15

We set off for Weymouth on Thursday evening and finally got there late on Friday afternoon after a stop off in Manchester. Turns out Weymouth is quite far away from Inverness if you drive! We registered on the Friday night which was a pretty simple process, had a brief look a...

Ironman Barcelona - Gemma Marshall

on Oct 08, 15

Race report from our very own Gemma Marshall at Ironman Barcelona! I may be an Ironman, but I'm still a lady... I actually thought this race would never happen…I booked it in January while I was stuck on the sofa post-operation as part of my ‘year for achie...

Eton Dorney - Super Sprint - Hayley McCafferty-David

on Oct 06, 15

Eton Dorney Super sprint – 27 September 2015 I’m not sure who was more excited about this race; me or my parents. Not because they anticipated a podium finish from me miraculously pulling out a miracle swim to rival Becky Adlington, ride to rival Chris Froome, nor run to riva...

Loch Gu Loch - Chris Stirling

on Oct 04, 15

Loch Gu Loch, swimming, running and a tale to tell! I first came across the slightly mad cap sport of SwimRun after spotting some pictures of the famous OtillO race in Sweden in an article somewhere, about the world’s most extreme races. Something grabbed my attention, people...

Paris Triathlon - Philippe Dume

on Oct 01, 15

Race report by Philippe Dume: "If you have ever dreamt to cycle across the city of love without any car, Paris triathlon is the best thing to doI participated to the last edition (Olympic distance) on July 5th and truly enjoyed it.Start was in Choisy Le Roy about 30 km from...

Derby City Triathlon - Hayley McCafferty-David

on Sep 20, 15

Derby City Triathlon - Hayley McCafferty-David Race Report; You know you’re a triathlete (read ‘mad’) when, at 4.30am on a Sunday morning, instead of nursing the beginnings of a hangover, you’re nursing a bowl of porridge, staring at a pile of lycra wondering if a) you’ve for...

Tenby Long Course Weekend - Gemma Marshall

on Sep 17, 15

Long Course Weekend – July 2015 My whole season has been geared towards completing my first Ironman - in Barcelona, on October 4th 2015.  (I’m not sure why I phrase it ‘my first ironman’ perhaps that’s my subconscious knowing that I’ll need to do another one after I’ve learne...

Cotswold End of Season Triathlon - James Eacott

on Sep 17, 15

I entered the standard distance Cotswold End of Season triathlon by Events Logic a few weeks ago. I hadn’t raced since Geneva (which seems like a lifetime ago in early July) and I wanted to put myself into a relaxed but competitive atmosphere ahead of my first 70.3 distance at...

European Championships – Geneva - David Horne

on Sep 17, 15

Race Report European Championships - James Eacott: Build upAfter Chester, I was ill for 5 days when basically everything fell out of me…motivation included! Once I’d stopped living in the toilet, I was still wiped for a good week and suddenly Geneva appeared on the horizon ju...

Lymington Sprint Triathlon - Paul Edmonds

on Sep 16, 15

Lymington Sprint Triathlon race report by Paul Edmonds:   "Southampton Triathlon Club use this locally run event as their Club Championships so I knew who my main rivals were as I train with some of them during the week.   An early start as usual and with the swim being in...

Highworth Triathlon - Alex Cox

on Sep 15, 15

As many of you will know training has been going well and although we are now going to focus on Olympic Distance Triathlons I could not resist taking part in the local Highworh Sprint Triathlon. As with any triathlon packing of for the event is a Night before ritual. First po...

Geneva 2015 ETU European Triathlon Championships - David Horne

on Sep 15, 15

Race Report - David Horne: Never give up on your dreams. Five weeks ago on a Friday evening at around 7pm (05 June 2015) I was flying over my bike handle bars on my way to breaking my left arm.  I was knocked off my bike at the end of a bike ride organised by the local schoo...

Aberfeldly - Scottish Middle Distance Championships - David Horne

on Sep 15, 15

Race Report - David Horne:   Aberfeldly - Scottish Middle Distance Championships - 16 August 2015 A Whole New World of Pain This race was my first outing over the half iron man distance of 1900m swim, 90km bike and 21km run.  So I was a wee bit daunted and not sure how to...

Norseman - Chris Stirling

on Sep 15, 15

Race report by Chris Stirling: Well its nearly a week since the race and I am still getting my head round what an amazing experience Norseman Extreme gave, it did not disappoint in any way and the worst thing is I know the race will never be the same again. I had quite a few f...

Celtman - Chris Stirling

on Sep 15, 15

Race report by Chris Stirling: What a day, Celtman 2015 did not disappoint for sure, an amazing weekend spent with good friends in an awesome place and what has to be my hardest days racing ever. I can honestly say I have never learnt so much about myself and racing in one da...

Surduk Trek 2015 MTB-O Marathon - Josip Mlakar

on Sep 02, 15

“Surduk Trek 2015 MTB marathon was held last Saturday in August. I already participated on that marathon last 2 years so I knew what is waiting for me. As I had problem with injuries last 2 months and I was not in training I didn't have any big expectation. Main goal on this r...

Blithfield Triathlon - Daniel Dawe

on Aug 05, 15

"Having completed 65km worth of running a week before at the Adidas Thunder Run, I was coming into this Olympic Distance race on already tired legs. But as usual I was looking forward to it and for the first time this season it was forecast to be sunny – no rain!" "After watc...

City of Birmingham Triathlon - Chris Loseby

on Jul 23, 15

With this seasons A race, Ironman Staffs 70.3 now all but a distant memory, I decided that I wanted to stay focused with at least one race per month to see the remainder of the season through. So I decided that the City of Birmingham triathlon was my choice for July, it’s a lo...

Geneva 2015 - European Champs - Michael Clayton

on Jul 15, 15

Just over 1 year ago I took part in my second ever triathlon and importantly my first open water event at Rother Valley. This so happened to be a European Qualifying round for Geneva 2015, although at the time this really wasn't even on my radar. Having completed in the event...

World Triathlon Series London - James Eacott

on Jun 07, 15

World Triathlon Series London Hyde Park Open Race Since the Olympics in 2012, Hyde Park has become an iconic triathlon venue and I’d been looking forward to racing here for months. Given it may be the last time the World Series is hosted here, I was keen to soak in the atmosp...

Scottish Championships - David Horne

on May 31, 15

The Scottish Standard Distance Triathlon Championships returned to Strathclyde Country Park on 24 May 2015, which was the venue for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. You’ll probably remember watching Ali Brownlee smashing it up on TV. This is the third time I’ve compete...

Loch Lo Man Triathlon - Sarah Leakey

on May 22, 15

Loch Lo Man Triathlon - Sarah rolling into 2nd place! "I managed to come 2nd female overall (and get myself £50 and a free entry to next years race).  First place got £200... next year!!!  The 1st female was 13 minutes ahead of me.  She was 3 mins faster on swim; 2 mins slowe...

Immortal Sprint Triathlon - James Eacott

on May 22, 15

Awesome race report from James at the Immortal Sprint Triathlon: - My first triathlon of the season is here! After Madrid, I was in search of a good result to bring some confidence back. I'd had a couple of really solid weeks training thanks to Blair Davies. The last 3 weeks...

Slateman Triathlon - Chris Stirling

on May 18, 15

"Another tough day at the amazing Slateman Triathlon, 10 place improvement on last year, 17th today. Some promising improvements. Great to be back racing. Highlight of my day, Ian Holmes does Triathlon too! Legend" "So there it is, first triathlon of 2015 completed, its alway...

Kuwaiti National Champion - Najla Aljeraiwi

on May 14, 15

Over the moon for Najla Al-Jeraiwi, Kuwaiti National Champion! Yet another outstanding achievement by Najla! Placing 2nd overall in the Road Race & TT Championships on the weekend and placing first in the Kuwaiti category!

Trans Karoo - Amanda Brooks

on May 14, 15

Great lead up into the event by Amanda, a keen focus on quality rather than quantity with the coaching. It's often a temptation of athlete to hit out and accumulate junk miles. A clear focus on what the end goal was helped Amanda keen her eye on the ball and get the win! Over...

Winlatter Duathlon - Chris Stirling

on May 14, 15

It's all coming together nicely for the big races eh Chris "Great racing today Winlatter Duathlon, 1st MultiSport race since sep, race fitness a little way off, no surprise but content with 2hrs53, around 6th place. Much faster than last year with a longer 1st run. Onwards an...

European Duathlon Champs - David Horne

on May 10, 15

Awesome racing at the European Duathlon Championships:"Race done. Now chilling with a beer or 2 or 3...13th overall against some rapid athletes.Pleased with the result, now to build for Geneva in July."

2015 Pan Arab Champion - Najla Aljeraiwi

on Mar 20, 15

Najla is on a roll! - 2015 Pan Arab Champion! - 2015 Sharm El Sheikh ATU African Championships & Pan Arab Championships What an awesome few months for Najla, a perfectly executed race which saw Najla take the Pan Arab Championship title!

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