PEMBROKE, WALES - SEPTEMBER 18:  Athletes compete during the bike section of Ironman Wales on September 18, 2016 in Pembroke, Wales.  (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman)

Roberts and Duelsen win Ironman Wales

As Pembrokeshire greeted all of the athletes at today’s IRONMAN Wales with the kindest of conditions and  phenomenal crowds the event has seen in its 6 year history, it was USA’s Darbi More »

The Owler will be the 2017 Triathlon England Middle Distance Championship

The Owler Triathlon, based in Ashford Kent and organised by TriSpirit Events, has been awarded the 2017 Triathlon England Middle Distance Championships. The Owler takes place next year on Sunday 23rd July More »

Holly Lawrence, the new Ironman 70.3 World Champion

It was a stunning performance from Brit Holly Lawrence to claim the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, in a time of 4:09:12. Lawrence has been dining at the top table in 2016 More »

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Interview: Elliot Smales, conqueror of 2016 Castle Triathlon Gauntlet Series

Elliot Smales is a name that may be unfamiliar to some of you, but that will not last for long. He has burst onto the triathlon long course scene with a very More »

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Victory for Smales and Stewart at the Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon

This weekend saw a thrilling race programme and breath taking action amidst the splendor of Chateau de Chantilly (45 minutes North of Paris). The venue is the French jewel in the Castle More »

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BONK Athletic set to cease trading at end of the year

UK grass roots apparel company Bonk have announced they are to wind up at the end of this year. Things have been quiet at Bonk for much of 2016 and the lack More »

The Cat is Back!

Wins for Catherine Faux and Harry Wiltshire at Ironman Vichy Two fantastic performances by two fantastic Brits at Ironman Vichy this past weekend, which will put the cat amongst the pigeons for More »

Triathlon community pays tribute to #19 Nick Thomas

The long distance triathlon and swimming community has been shocked by the sad passing of Nick Thomas, 45 from Ellesmere, Shropshire. Nick, who wore the #19 moniker proudly following his successful Arch More »

Roberts and Duelsen win Ironman Wales

PEMBROKE, WALES - SEPTEMBER 18:  Athletes compete during the bike section of Ironman Wales on September 18, 2016 in Pembroke, Wales.  (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for Ironman)
As Pembrokeshire greeted all of the athletes at today’s IRONMAN Wales with the kindest of conditions and  phenomenal crowds the event has seen in its 6 year history, it was USA’s Darbi Roberts and Marc Duelsen of Germany who crossed the line victorious, claiming their maiden IRONMAN wins. 

The Owler will be the 2017 Triathlon England Middle Distance Championship

The Owler Triathlon, based in Ashford Kent and organised by TriSpirit Events, has been awarded the 2017 Triathlon England Middle Distance Championships.

The Owler takes place next year on Sunday 23rd July 2017 and is available to enter now at an early bird bargain price of £100. Enter online here: http://www.trispiritevents.com/events/the-owler-triathlons/

Holly Lawrence, the new Ironman 70.3 World Champion

It was a stunning performance from Brit Holly Lawrence to claim the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, in a time of 4:09:12.

Lawrence has been dining at the top table in 2016 already, after wins at Escape from Alcatraz and Ironman 70.3 Vineman, but this victory confirmed her as the occupant of the top seat and the very best in the world right now at the middle distance.

Interview: Elliot Smales, conqueror of 2016 Castle Triathlon Gauntlet Series

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Elliot Smales is a name that may be unfamiliar to some of you, but that will not last for long. He has burst onto the triathlon long course scene with a very successful first year of racing at the middle distance, with the Castle Triathlon Gauntlet Series his main focus.

Smales, who had formerly targeted the British Super Series, has made a fruitful decision and been rewarded with wins at every event on the series so far, including: Lough Cutra Triathlon, Cholmondeley Triathlon, Castle Howard and Chateau de Chantilly. We caught up with Elliot to find out more.

Victory for Smales and Stewart at the Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon

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This weekend saw a thrilling race programme and breath taking action amidst the splendor of Chateau de Chantilly (45 minutes North of Paris). The venue is the French jewel in the Castle Triathlon series’ crown and everything was shining from the stunning weather to the competitor’s own achievements.

The event attracted over 3,200 triathletes, a record-breaking growth of a third from last year, and testament to its growing credentials in the French triathlon calendar as one of the top five largest and fashionable races.

BONK Athletic set to cease trading at end of the year

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UK grass roots apparel company Bonk have announced they are to wind up at the end of this year. Things have been quiet at Bonk for much of 2016 and the lack of new product announcements suggested all wasn’t totally well behind the scenes.

News has now emerged that due to changing circumstances, the owners of the business have made a decision to cease operations. A closing down sale is now on and Bonk will continue to trade over the coming weeks and months as they sell through their remaining inventory.

The Cat is Back!

Wins for Catherine Faux and Harry Wiltshire at Ironman Vichy

Two fantastic performances by two fantastic Brits at Ironman Vichy this past weekend, which will put the cat amongst the pigeons for those who may have discounted their threat on the international scene.

For Wiltshire it was a statement that he belonged at the top table of a developing British male scene with his first Ironman win to compliment previous second at Ironman Japan and third at Ironman Malaysia.

For Faux, it was her pro debut and her second appearance (after winning Outlaw Holkham Hall) since completing her medical studies. Faux is a previous Beyond Going Long Triathlete of the Year and a stunning age group world champion. Who remembers her record breaking performance at Kona in 2013, that saw her break the F25-29 record by more than 30 minutes and the all-time age group record by 17 minutes?

With regards to Vichy, the race finished thus below, rewarding both competitors with P-2000 towards Kona 2017 and a delicious $5,000 prize purse.

Pos Men Women
1st Harry Wiltshire (GBR) 8:17:14 Catherine Faux (GBR) 9:13:40
2nd Tim Brydenbach (BEL) 8:18:34 Celine Shaerer (SUI) 9:17:21
3rd Ivan Risti (ITA) 8:19:58 Kelly Fillnow (USA) 9:27:56
4th Trevor Delsaut (FRA) 8:21:51 Lauren Capone (USA) 9:34:06
5th Christian Brader (GER) 8:22:43 Keiko Tanaka (JPN) 9:35:46

It is tremendously exciting to see Cat racing and finally entering the pro ranks of Ironman. She is a serious contender for some of the biggest races in the world over the next 12+ months and we cannot wait to follow her over the next stage of her race journey.

Triathlon community pays tribute to #19 Nick Thomas

The long distance triathlon and swimming community has been shocked by the sad passing of Nick Thomas, 45 from
Ellesmere, Shropshire.

Nick, who wore the #19 moniker proudly following his successful Arch to Arc attempt in 2014, was attempting a solo channel swim and was pulled unconscious from the water as he neared the end of the 21-mile swim. A spokesman for the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation said he was taken from the water “less than a mile from the finish in France”.