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Children’s charity teams up with Eastbourne Triathlon

Local children’s charity Rockinghorse has teamed up with the Eastbourne Triathlon to offer their supporters the opportunity to take part in the event and raise funds to help sick children in Sussex. More »

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Sponge present “An evening with Brett Sutton” and “Training day with Brett Sutton and Perry Agass”

Brett Sutton, founder of Trisutto and trainer to multiple World and Olympic champion athletes is coming to London for an exclusive Q&A session and training day. Brett (“The Doc”) Sutton is an Australian More »

Video: A must watch if you’re looking forward to racing Ironman in the UK

Are you racing an Ironman race in the UK in 2016? The following video is a must watch as it will really get you in the mood. More »

Triathlete of the Year 2015 poll now open

It’s been another amazing year for long distance triathletes across Britain and Ireland again, with major titles being won across the Ironman and Challenge series and some awe-inspiring achievements at age group More »

Event of the Year 2015 is now open – in association with the National Triathlon Show

Last year was an amazing year for long distance triathlon in the UK and Ireland – with more events than ever before offering domestic races fantastic choice, variety and conditions to race More »

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Challenge Family’s Asia expansion continues with announcement of Challenge Jeju, Korea

CHALLENGEFAMILY’s growth in Asia continued today with the announcement of the half distance CHALLENGEJEJU on the popular Jeju Island in Korea on 25 September. Jeju Island is renowned for its outstanding natural More »

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Pro triathlete Yvette Grice set to race hometown Eastbourne Triathlon 2016

Pro triathlete and Eastbourne resident, Yvette Grice, has put her name down for the inaugural triathlon in her hometown set for the 12th June 2016. The Eastbourne Triathlon event, which takes place More »

Video: Get dirty in 2016, check out the XTERRA World Championships 2015

Looking for a new challenge in 2016? Josiah Middaugh, 37, from Eagle-Vail, Colorado and Flora Duffy, 28, from Devonshire, Bermuda won the 20th XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon elite titles on an More »

Children’s charity teams up with Eastbourne Triathlon

George with Rockinghorse sign

Local children’s charity Rockinghorse has teamed up with the Eastbourne Triathlon to offer their supporters the opportunity to take part in the event and raise funds to help sick children in Sussex.

Eastbourne is set to welcome world-class talent to the new triathlon which takes place on Sunday 12 June with the UK’s Jacqui Slack and Australia’s Ben Allen confirming their attendance for the race. The event consists of a 600 metre sea swim, 25 kilometre road cycle through the South Downs National Park, before finishing with a 5 kilometre run and a glorious promenade finish in front of The Grand Hotel.

The Eastbourne Triathlon has been re-launched for 2016 and is being organised by the Eastbourne-based company Beyond Sport Marketing. It promises to be an unmissable event catering for both first-timers and seasoned professionals with the option for competitors to enter an Aquabike event or a SUP (stand-up paddle board) triathlon. Rockinghorse has 10 exclusive charity places available and offers discounted entry to the event with a minimum fundraising target.

The charity is looking for supporters to take part in the triathlon and help raise money for their projects at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) which is based in Brighton. As the official fundraising arm of the Alex, Rockinghorse raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment as well as ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

Hannah Seltzer, Challenge Events Fundraiser at Rockinghorse, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our supporters the opportunity to take part in the brand new Eastbourne Triathlon which is a must for budding triathletes. Many thanks to Race Director Richard Campbell for choosing to support as an official charity partner of the event.”

Richard Campbell, Race Director, added: “I’m so happy that we are supporting Rockinghorse. The work they do is tremendous and the bravery and spirit of the young people under the care of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital is humbling – I hope that lots of triathletes join up to support Rockinghorse and we can raise a lot of money for this brilliant cause.”

Registration is £45 per place and the charity is asking its participants to raise £250 in sponsorship. For more information or to sign up, call Hannah on 01273 330044 or emailhannah.seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk.

Sponge present “An evening with Brett Sutton” and “Training day with Brett Sutton and Perry Agass”

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Brett Sutton, founder of Trisutto and trainer to multiple World and Olympic champion athletes is coming to London for an exclusive Q&A session and training day.

Brett (“The Doc”) Sutton is an Australian triathlon coach and a former professional boxer, boxing coach, greyhound trainer, racehorse trainer, elite swimming coach and co­founder of Team TBB. He has coached numerous World and Olympic champions, including Ironman world record holder, Chrissie Wellington, Olympic champions, Nicola Spirig  and Emma Snowsill and current Ironman champion Daniela Ryf.

He has been described as “the coach with the most formidable résumé in triathlon” and is considered to be the best and most unorthodox coach in the sport. Brett is making the journey from his high performance camp in St Moritz in Switzerland to be with us for the day. This is a very rare and exciting opportunity to hear from the world class triathlon coach himself about what makes a word champ, as well as ask any questions you may have.

Venue Details
Venue: Nuffield Health Bloomsbury Fitness & Wellbeing Gym,
Mecklenburgh Place,
London WC1N 2AY
Date: Saturday 19th March
Time: 5­7pm
Price: £30
Please email phoebe@spongemarketing.com to book.

The following day we will be hosting a training day in Essex with Brett Sutton and Perry Agass, a UK based Trisutto coach who has been personally mentored directly by coach Brett Sutton in St. Moritz.

This will give you an opportunity to learn from the best while you swim, bike and run.

“Training day with Brett Sutton and Perry Agass”
Sunday 20th March
Time: 8am­3pm
Venue Details
Venue: Waterside Farm Leisure Centre,
Somnes Ave,
Canvey Island,
Essex SS8 9RA
Date: Sunday 20th March
Time: 8am­3pm
Price: £125
Light refreshments included

Please email phoebe@spongemarketing.com to book.

Video: A must watch if you’re looking forward to racing Ironman in the UK

Are you racing an Ironman race in the UK in 2016?

The following video is a must watch as it will really get you in the mood.

Triathlete of the Year 2015 poll now open

It’s been another amazing year for long distance triathletes across Britain and Ireland again, with major titles being won across the Ironman and Challenge series and some awe-inspiring achievements at age group level and in domestic competition.

Each month I have been awarding a Triathlete of the Month award to pro’s and age groupers who have put in some inspiring performances, but now it’s up to you to vote for the triathlete of the year. The shortlist has been selected and it’s your turn to vote.

Event of the Year 2015 is now open – in association with the National Triathlon Show

Last year was an amazing year for long distance triathlon in the UK and Ireland – with more events than ever before offering domestic races fantastic choice, variety and conditions to race in.

Whether you were looking for a big event feel, Kona qualification or a cross-country challenge, the UK and Ireland has it all in buckets meaning that you no longer have to go abroad to get your racing fix and opening up the sport to many more triathletes.

Vote for your 2015 event of the year – voting closes 1st March at midnight.

Challenge Family’s Asia expansion continues with announcement of Challenge Jeju, Korea

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CHALLENGEFAMILYs growth in Asia continued today with the announcement of the half distance CHALLENGEJEJU on the popular Jeju Island in Korea on 25 September.

Jeju Island is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty with its beautiful beaches and lush volcanic landcapes. Also known as ‘Island of the Gods’, Jeju is a UNESCO World Heritage Area and was voted one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature.

Pro triathlete Yvette Grice set to race hometown Eastbourne Triathlon 2016

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Pro triathlete and Eastbourne resident, Yvette Grice, has put her name down for the inaugural triathlon in her
hometown set for the 12th June 2016.

The Eastbourne Triathlon event, which takes place from the Western Lawns on the historic seafront, consists of a 600 metre sea swim, 25 kilometre cycle through the South Downs National Park, before finishing with a 5 kilometre run and a glorious promenade finish and is a new major sporting event for the Sussex town.

Video: Get dirty in 2016, check out the XTERRA World Championships 2015

Looking for a new challenge in 2016?

Josiah Middaugh, 37, from Eagle-Vail, Colorado and Flora Duffy, 28, from Devonshire, Bermuda won the 20th XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon elite titles on an incredibly scenic day in Kapalua, Maui.