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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 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.

Interview: Parys Edwards joins 32Gi Sports Nutrition

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In the second interview of the day, we catch up with pro triathlete Parys Edwards, who is the latest pro triathlete to signup to use 32Gi Sports Nutrition.

She was interviewed recently on their site, which is reproduced here. So if you wanted to get to know Parys Edwards a bit better, here goes!

Interview: Harry Wiltshire stamps his Kona 2016 card

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Last time Harry Wiltshire chased Kona, it was a truly epic effort taking in a global race series of Ironman events spanning loads of events and event broken bones sustained at Nice.

Now with a somewhat calmer build up, Wiltshire officially had his card stamped and will be going to the big one in Hawaii. We caught up with him to find out how his season has been going and what he hopes to achieve in Kona 2016.

Have you considered triathlon insurance?

Have you considered insurance when competing, training or even organising an event?

At Beyond Going Long we work on both supplying services and support to events organisers, and delivering our own sporting events throughout the year. We caught up with Protectivity to find out what participants and organisers should consider when thinking about insurance.

We’ve put questions to Commercial Director of Protectivity, Andy Brownsell to share some helpful advice to ensure organisers don’t face unwanted obstacles and participants go problem-free!

A match made in heaven: 32Gi interview with Jodie Swallow and James Cunnama

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Two great 32Gi fuelled Ironman athletes, James Cunnama and Jodie Swallow, recently announced their engagement. 32Gi caught up with the dynamic long distance triathlon duo just before the announcement, on this edition of 32Gi Sports Nutrition. Don’t miss fuelling tips from two of the best!

This article originally appeared here:, in an interview conducted by David Katz (@MrActiveSA).

Champion Darren Jenkins reviews and offers tips on The Bastion at Hever Castle

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Australian professional triathlete Darren Jenkins, reflects on his 2015 win at The Bastion iron-distance triathlon at Hever Castle, part of the Castle Triathlon Series, and looks forward to defending his title later this year.

You can follow Darren’s training and racing this year at or on Twitter @_nevagivin. Here is his review of the 2015 edition of The Bastion, including some top tips for those who are taking on The Bastion in 2016.

Sam Gardner is back! Find out how he got on at XTERRA Motatapu

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Thought Sam Gardner had retired? Think again! The UK’s most successful off-road triathlete EVER has made permanent move to New Zealand and is re-energised to race again.

He was in action this weekend at XTERRA Motatapu, one of the hardest XTERRA races on the circuit and coming in 5th. Check out this report and find out what Sam has been up to now he is back on the circuit. Over to Sam!

Interview: David McNamee – “The British guys have really stepped it up”

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David McNamee has rocketed onto long course scene, with a win at Ironman UK and a debut 11th at the big one in Kona, McNamee is part of a new generation of male long distance triathletes looking to make an impact on the global scene in the same way that the women have.

McNamee is in the running for our Triathlete of the Year competition and at the recent London Triathlon Show, was tipped by his Team Manager (Bob De Wolf) to podium at the Ironman World Championships 2016. It’s the perfect time for us to catch up then and find out what is in store for 2016!