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Liz Blatchford has confirmed via her Instagram feed (liz_blatchford) that she will not be able to race an Ironman this month, and therefore will not be validating her place at the Ironman World Championships 2016.
Blatchford, who starts as one of the hot favourites in any iron-distance race she competes in, is suffering with an ongoing foot injury which has troubled her since last year, but has since worsened and has prevented any ability to run. Blatchford confirmed in the post that there is no set return to running date, nevermind Ironman racing.
Competitors who came and conquered the Bastion iron-distance triathlon, declared by many who took part as the ‘toughest long distance event in the UK’ on Sunday 10th July. It’s toughness is matched by its beauty and the warm friendly, supportive atmosphere from the team at the Castle Tri Series. The Bastion battle was won by male winner, Robert Fryer (Portsmouth Hill CC) with a time of 10:28:59 and female lead, Lucy Biddlestone (Triactiv Lanzarote) who came in at 11:54:34.
Joe Skipper ticked off a big career goal of his this weekend, by becoming the fastest ever British iron-distance triathlete with a record 7:56:23.
The result was also good enough against a huge field to give Skipper another massive international result – 2nd – behind only an incredible record breaking performance by arguably the best triathlete ever – Jan Frodeno – who won in a world record time of 7:35:39.
More results and commentary as we get it.
Over 1800 athletes from around the globe took the plunge from 5.55am this morning in warm, calm conditions for the 12th annual iconic IRONMAN UK, but it was 2013 and 2015 Champion Lucy Gossage and maiden IRONMAN Champion Kirill Kotsegarov who crossed the finish line as winners of the IRONMAN UK 2016. Despite the early start, a record number of supporters had turned out in their thousands to cheer on all the athletes, including some of the world’s leading pros in action, for the 2 lap 2.4 mile swim.
Triathletes from across the UK and internationally are looking forward to arguably the toughest challenge in the UK. All eyes will be on Hever Castle, Kent, on Sunday 10th July, for the third edition of The Bastion. A fiendishly difficult course lies in store for the competitors who have entered, set within the stunning castle grounds.
Leading sports nutrition brand 32Gi has arrived in the UK, courtesy of a new regional distributor, Beyond Sport Marketing.
32Gi is the official sports nutrition partner for Challenge Roth, Challenge Galway and Challenge Denmark and is used by many professional athletes who trust the range to propel them towards winning performances, including the former world champion triathlete Jodie Swallow, James Cunnama and many more.
With a great range of sports gels, chews, recovery products, bars, caffeinated gels, energy drink and magnesium supplements – all scientifically formulated to the highest quality with no unnecessary additives and a unique packaging, 32Gi is an exciting, new and important entry to the UK sports nutrition market.
It’s one of the biggest new events to hit the triathlon calendar in years and the countdown has now begun for the new 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon, set in the picturesque South-Coast town for the 12th June 2016.
An international field is set to assemble for the race, headlined by world-class Australian star of the sport Ben Allen, who tops the bill with ten other elite entries in the event.
Allen, who has 16x XTERRA World Cup wins, 2x top-3 world championship podiums and is the Australian national champion will face stiff opposition from a host of top British triathletes who will not want their Antipodean rival to come away with a domestic title on their turf.
His key rivals on the day will no doubt come from one of Richard Stannard (7x World Champion and 3x British Champion), Sam Wade (2nd at Hever Castle triathlon and the 20-24 British Champion), Matt Dewis and Karl Alexander. Also racing and very motivated will be some local elites including the GB Junior duo from Eastbourne, Harrison Rolls-King and Luke Howard. Professional cyclist Euan Adams is in the field but he has admitted to suffering from a broken leg and whilst he will be competing, it is unlikely he will feature in the final mix-up.
The women’s race will be no less competitive, and is likely be headlined by a slim-margin favourite in Jacqui Slack, who is flying in from Australia especially for this race. Jacqui is the former 2012 British Champion before a switch to off-road racing saw her grow into a world-class athlete. She now has 9x XTERRA World Cup wins to her name and is the reigning Asia-Pacific regional champion.
Jacqui will be pushed all the way by some wonderfully talented women, including the reigning European Aquathlon champion Hannah Kitchen and Eastbourne’s own Yvette Grice, who is a former winner of Ironman UK and Challenge Henley. A strong age-group field should not be discounted from challenging the elites should they get complacent, with Beth Male and Jenny Wallace having recently come 1st and 2nd at Steyning Triathlon and both representing Team GBR
A race for everyone
Of course, the 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon is not just about the elites, with hundreds competing in the main event against their friends, to achieve a personal time or raise money for charity.
The triathletes will begin their day taking on a 600m sea swim, before embarking on what is set to be an iconic and challenging 25km road cycle through the hilly South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding beauty, and taking in National Trust protected coastlines and landmarks including Birling Gap and Beachy Head. A tough final 5.4km run will finish off the challenge which culminates with a glorious promenade finish.
All triathletes will receive an event t-shirt, memento, 32Gi sports gel and a free entry into the spot prize raffle. The event village will have a stage, music and commentary, 32Gi retailers and catering.
Still time to enter
There is still time for a last minute entry, with 10 places remaining and entries open till Midnight, Friday 4th June. For more information please enter online here: www.eastbournetriathlon.com
With thanks to our supporters
The 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon is supported by 32Gi Sports Nutrition, Zone3 and The Grand Hotel.
The 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon is supporting Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and the Event Team.