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Category Archives: Race Stories
The third Fambridge Yacht Haven Half Ironman Triathlon took place on Sunday 2nd June and proved as popular as ever with plenty of people enjoying the experience and taking advantage of the fantastic weather on offer.
Keith Brown and Kate Lahart were the form triathletes who took the win last weekend. Here’s the race round-up.
Our resident PRO, Beth Fowler, continued her early season good form with a second place at TATA Steelman. Whilst her hip injury is still inhibiting her performance levels, Beth is still managing to put together some promising results in her 2nd year as a PRO.
Catch this latest update and race story.
Pro triathlete and Beyond Going Long contributor, Beth Fowler, made it a hat-trick of wins at the weekend when she took pole position at the formidable Highland Warrior Triathlon. The victory comes hot on the heels of wins at the Blaenafon Triathlon and ICSA Duathlon and demonstrates Fowler is in some form prior to her first assault on the Ironman series later this year.
Beth writes us an update on how the race went for her and about her up-coming plans.
Over 400 competitors enjoyed glorious sunshine at the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon, Gort, Co. Galway yesterday (Sunday 26th May). The event which is just in its second year attracted first timers, children, families and elite triathletes from across Ireland and the UK, racing either in teams or by themselves. Competitors and spectators enjoyed the stunning race course accompanied by a festival atmosphere including: Irish piper and live band, children’s entertainment and food as the event soaked up the sunshine.
In action over the weekend were several names familiar to those who follow the longer aspect of the sport of triathlon, including Matt Molloy pictured, coming third over the line. Check out the race report here.
PRO Bethan Fowler successfully defended her Blaenafon Triathlon title in what was the 30th running of the popular race fixture. It was a tough day of racing as the weather would take a turn for the worse, but Ironman PRO and regular BGL contributor, Bethan Fowler, would prove equal to the task and took the title.
The mens race was won by Richard Wilder.
Check out the race report from Beth.
XTERRA UDC Finance Motatapu Triathlon
by Kate McNeil
If there is anywhere on earth worth a spot on your ‘bucket list’ then it is New Zealand. Famous for it’s rugged mountains and beautiful terrain, its glorious weather and adventure sports, it really is the place to go if you want a holiday with a difference.
Which is why, when I was given the exciting opportunity to race the XTERRA UDC Finance Motatapu triathlon (www.iconicadventures.co.nz) over there, I didn’t have to be asked twice.
The first iron-distance race of the year kicked off on Saturday, with picturesque Challenge Wanaka starting the calendar season and the Challenge Family series. Whilst there were no Brit’s racing PRO, it would play out to be a fascinating race which had attracted the likes of Gina Crawford and Chris McCormack.
Here’s a race report and race results from Challenge Wanaka 2013.
What’s longer than an Ironman? The answer is Ultraman and last week, Alan Macpherson was the sole British representative in the Ultraman World Championships Hawaii.
Alan performed admirably in the three-day event, coming away with the British record time and the first British athlete to finish under 30 hours. I caught up with Alan to find out more about his race and what the future holds for one of our most accomplished ultra-triathetes