Jimmy Archer

Pro Jimmy Archer set to race XTERRA England

U.S based pro, Jimmy Archer, is the latest elite to declare his intentions to race XTERRA England in Cranleigh, Surrey on the 30th August 2015. Archer is the first entrant this year More »

Ritchie Nicholls set for Challenge Port Salou

The countdown to the sold out PortAventura CHALLENGESALOU is well and truly underway, with Ritchie Nicholls as one of the hot favourites. This weekend, on 31 May, more than 1,500 athletes will More »

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Outlaw Half features as part of triathlon takeover in Nottingham this weekend

The Outlaw Half takes place on Sunday morning (31 May) as part of a massive weekend of triathlon in Nottingham featuring 3000 athletes. The action starts at the National Water Sports Centre More »

the hurt

Last chance to enter The Hurt trail runs on 6th June

If you’re looking for a very hard and dry trail run akin to fell running and you like climbing on trails through pine forests, emerging from the tree line to be greeted More »

Thijs and Curridori add names to pro start list at XTERRA England

Two more pros have added their names to the start list at XTERRA England, set for the 30th August 2015 in Cranleigh, Surrey. Jim Thijs holds 18 top-10 XTERRA finishes to his More »

The Legend

New event alert – The Legend iron distance triathlon

Always Aim High Events have launched a brand new iron distance triathlon, which is appropriately named The LEGEND. The race will take place on Sunday 10th July 2016 in the heart of More »

Lesley Paterson XTERRA South East

Interview with Lesley Paterson: targeting the 2016 Rio Olympics but NOT in triathlon

Is Lesley Paterson the greatest UK off-road triathlete ever? Is she the greatest women’s off-road triathlete ever? These are all legitimate claims the flying Scotswoman can claim and despite a long period More »

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Last chance to enter Forestman 2015

Last chance to enter Forestman 2015! This race was a highlight for your editor last year – truly spectacular setting, fab race HQ, lovely atmosphere and more. View the race promo to More »

Throwback report: Alice Hector reminisces on The Bastion at Hever Castle

Bastion Alice Hector

The Bastion iron-distance triathlon is one of the hardest one day challenges in the world and this event takes place annually at the historic Hever Castle in Kent – with the next race scheduled for the 12th July 2015. This incredible challenge involves swimming 3.8km, cycling 180km and running a full marathon all within the time limit of 17 hours maximum.

After the success of the 2014 event, entry numbers have doubled and the local area will be boosted by visitors attending the event to compete or spectate and have come from across the country and internationally.

Each year Hever Castle welcomes over 7,000 triathletes to the area, across The Bastion and the Hever Castle Triathlon – both part of the Castle Triathlon Series – drawn by the stunning local countryside, beautiful villages and warm welcome afforded from around the country.

One such entrant was Alice Hector from Windsor, an accomplished ultra-runner, who eventually emerged victorious. Here’s her story of the day and how much she enjoyed visiting the area.

Pro Jimmy Archer set to race XTERRA England

Jimmy Archer

U.S based pro, Jimmy Archer, is the latest elite to declare his intentions to race XTERRA England in Cranleigh, Surrey on the 30th August 2015.

Archer is the first entrant this year to the event from the United States and also represents the 16th nation to have entered the race. As one of the most experienced XTERRA competitors on the circuit, Archer sure knows how to race and will be looking to do some damage to the overall results come race day.

Ritchie Nicholls set for Challenge Port Salou

The countdown to the sold out PortAventura CHALLENGESALOU is well and truly underway, with Ritchie Nicholls as one of the hot favourites.

This weekend, on 31 May, more than 1,500 athletes will race in this inaugural event, the only CHALLENGEFAMILY event on the Spanish peninsula and a true festival of sport with the flagship half distance together with Short Challenge, Aqua Challenge, Junior Challenge and Breakfast Run.

Outlaw Half features as part of triathlon takeover in Nottingham this weekend

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The Outlaw Half takes place on Sunday morning (31 May) as part of a massive weekend of triathlon in Nottingham featuring 3000 athletes. The action starts at the National Water Sports Centre on Friday with the Emergency Services National Championships, continues on Saturday with the Nottingham Triathlon and then features over 1300 athletes in the popular Outlaw Half on Sunday.

Last chance to enter The Hurt trail runs on 6th June

the hurt

If you’re looking for a very hard and dry trail run akin to fell running and you like climbing on trails through pine forests, emerging from the tree line to be greeted by sensational views, then this is for you! But be warned. It’s called The Hurt for a reason….

Thijs and Curridori add names to pro start list at XTERRA England

Two more pros have added their names to the start list at XTERRA England, set for the 30th August 2015 in Cranleigh, Surrey.

Jim Thijs holds 18 top-10 XTERRA finishes to his name so is obviously a top contender here, but won’t have it easy against the likes of Ruben Ruzafa, Conrad Stoltz and Ben Allen who are already signed up to contest the title and share of the $25,000 prize money.

Elisabetta Curridori is a top name on the European XTERRA circuit and won a big title in 2014 at XTERRA Italy. Can she replicate that form in the UK? Some will certainly be tipping her.

New event alert – The Legend iron distance triathlon

The Legend

Always Aim High Events have launched a brand new iron distance triathlon, which is appropriately named The LEGEND.

The race will take place on Sunday 10th July 2016 in the heart of Snowdonia and is our newest and, without doubt, a tough triathlon challenge.

Interview with Lesley Paterson: targeting the 2016 Rio Olympics but NOT in triathlon

Lesley Paterson XTERRA South East

Is Lesley Paterson the greatest UK off-road triathlete ever? Is she the greatest women’s off-road triathlete ever? These are all legitimate claims the flying Scotswoman can claim and despite a long period off ill health that needs continuous management (Lyme disease) and a recent shoulder fracture – Paterson was still in imperious form with a recent win at one of the XTERRA majors – XTERRA Alabama.

We caught up with Lesley to find out a bit more with the big news being that she is targeting the Olympics at Rio… and not in triathlon!

Read more here.