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Kona by the numbers: class of 2014

The tough conditions at this year’s Ironman Hawaii were plain to see, with strong sea currents for the swim, gusty crosswinds blowing across the Queen K highway and daytime temperatures peaking above 30°C. Advertisement We asked renowned tri statistician Raymond Britt (founder of RunTri.com) to crunch the numbers for us, and his findings reveal that Read more about Kona by the numbers: class of 2014[…]

Exciting new features planned for next year’s 220 Triathlon Show

The 220 Triathlon Show returns to Sandown Park in Surrey next March, featuring lots of new features including a full fitness testing area, cycle and run test tracks, and an indoor TT so visitors can enter daily challenges.  Advertisement The event’s 14th edition will take place on 27 February to 1 March 2015 and feature Read more about Exciting new features planned for next year’s 220 Triathlon Show[…]

Entries open tomorrow for London Triathlon 2015

With this year’s London Triathlon still fresh in the memory, the organisers have confirmed that tickets for next year’s event will go on sale tomorrow (Friday 17 October), with four different race types available. Advertisement Commonly known as the world’s largest triathlon, more than 13,000 athletes of all abilities took part this year, including Olympic Read more about Entries open tomorrow for London Triathlon 2015[…]

Kona 2014: top 15 countries by average finish times

It looks like European nations delivered four of the five fastest average finish times at this year’s Ironman World Championship, with Spanish athletes delivering an impressive 10:19hrs average for the 140.6 miles. Advertisement That’s according to the latest round of analysis from tri statistician Raymond Britt, who says that the next four fastest average finish Read more about Kona 2014: top 15 countries by average finish times[…]

Team Giant-Shimano help create new Sufferfest video ‘The Rookie’

Want to experience what it’s like to ride in the pro peloton? Hurt specialists The Sufferfest have teamed up with Team Giant-Shimano to create a new training video that casts you, the viewer, as a rookie plucked from obscurity to join your heroes. Advertisement “When this amateur, this unknown Sufferlandrian came through, beating some of Read more about Team Giant-Shimano help create new Sufferfest video ‘The Rookie’[…]

Video: Challenge Vichy highlights

With this year’s Challenge Vichy done and dusted, the organisers have released the 2014 highlights, with a particular focus on the age-group races this year…. Advertisement Around 2,000 athletes took part in central France last August, with defending champion Andrej Vistica (CRO) winning the men’s race and Hungary’s Gabriella Zelinka overtaking 2012 winner Martina Dogana Read more about Video: Challenge Vichy highlights[…]

Race Tips: Clumber Park Duathlon

New on the scene in 2013, the Clumber Park Off-Road Duathlon is now in its 4th year and attracts competitors for an exhilarating combination of woodland biking and trail running. The 3,800-acre National Trust Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire is the setting, a beautiful parkland with vast areas of woodland. Advertisement The course’s two runs take Read more about Race Tips: Clumber Park Duathlon[…]

Fitbit unwraps Surge smartwatch

The world of optical heart rate monitors for athletes is growing fast – Fitbit has just taken the wraps off its new Surge, a ‘Fitness Super Watch’ which combines eight (count ‘em) sensors including GPS and optical HRM. Advertisement Unveiled alongside the more affordable Charge (£99) and Charge HR (£119) models – which combine activity tracking, Read more about Fitbit unwraps Surge smartwatch[…]