Hever Triathlon great weekend of events

Embed from Getty Images Wow. What an event. 7000-odd people, hundreds of kids competing, lots of different distances . On the way back from the event we were trying to find fault with the day. We failed ! Even the weather was great. Great goody bags, good food, plenty of entertainments – all made possible…

Definition of a holiday

  Definition of a holiday for the sports obsessives amongst you…   Somewhere different you go to train for a week or so. Somewhere different you go which just happens to coincide with an important race that you’ve always wanted (planned) to do. An excuse to demand from your partner equal car space for all…

Katie Hewison World Elite Duathlon Champion Gijon 2011

Duathlon World Champion Katie Hewison has an awesome tactical performance to become the best of 2011. Well this one has taken a while to write as it’s now February 2012. I had the privilege of watching some of the women’s race in Gijon last September. With a multi-lap race it’s often hard to figure out…

World Championship Sprint Duathlon

As things currently stand in Feb 2012 there is no World Championship (Age Group)  For Sprint Duathlon held by the ITU. There is now a European SPRINT Championship (Age Group) jointly by the ETU and Powerman in Horst Netherlands. There is no UK Sprint Championship Duathlon for Age Groupers. But there is an elite championship…

Sprint Duathlon 2012 – Qualifiers ?????

We’re still no nearer OFFICIALLY finding out the 2012 Sprint Duathlon Qualifiers? Well… ITU SPRINT Duathlon Qualification Dates Have **Not** yet (Dec 2012) been announced as the ITU have not agreed a World SPRINT Champs event. However the BTF say that any SPRINT qualifiers that may come to pass will NOT clash with the qualifiers for the…

Duathlon & Triathlon Race Distances

Here is a reference to the standard distances for Duathlons and Triathlons across a variety of organisations including Powerman, Challenge, ETU, ITU and Ironman. An “Ironman” is a branded term and other organisation CANNOT call their event an Ironman distance…hence they sometimes use the term Iron Distance or Half Iron (not sure if that is allowed…