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Kona by the numbers: class of 2014

July 28, 2021 | News | No Comments

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 […]

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 […]

Blog: The Weekend Warrior on… Getting older

July 28, 2021 | News | No Comments

Recently I was lying on a table while a physio friend of mine inflicted the kind of pain on my buttocks you’d normally have to pay serious cash for in Soho. As I lay there squawking like a castrated parrot every time he elbowed me in the hamstrings, he engaged me in small talk about […]

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 […]

Video: Challenge Vichy highlights

July 28, 2021 | News | No Comments

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 […]

Gallery: Xterra Worlds 2014

July 27, 2021 | News | No Comments

Despite the promise of “rivers of mud” at the official course recce, this year’s Xterra Worlds in Hawaii delivered blue skies and slightly cooler temperatures for a stellar end to the 2014 off-road season. Advertisement Bermuda’s Flora Duffy won her first Worlds title despite a hard crash on the bike, while Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa claimed […]

Fitbit unwraps Surge smartwatch

July 27, 2021 | News | No Comments

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, […]

The dates are confirmed – triathlon’s test events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held on 1-2 August next year, with qualification points up for grabs and huge crowds expected. Click Here: northampton saints rugby jerseys Advertisement The routes will take athletes along Copacabana beach on the restaurant-lined Avenida […]