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Liz Pinches is one of the most talented long distance age group triathletes this country has – no mean feat when you consider the strength in depth in the UK! In 2012, Liz had a remarkably successful 2012 season that included coming first age-grouper at Ironman 70.3 Italy and a stand-out performance at Ironman 70.3 Antwerp where she beat many of the PROs racing.
This year, Liz has been lured back into the world of iron-distance racing and finished a very credible 2nd in her age-group at South Africa, bagging a Kona slot in the process.
I caught up with Liz to find out more.
Jodie Swallow soars to 2nd place
In what was a beautiful days racing in South Africa, Swiss favourite Ronnie Schildknecht would take the victory here and P-2000 with a dominating performance. In the ladies race, America’s Jessie Donavan chased down home favourite Jodie Swallow on the run to push her into 2nd place and take the title here.
Also in action was rookie PRO Nick Baldwin, Craig Twigg (who was looking for a redemptive performance after Ironman Melbourne) and Joanna Carritt who has Kona qualification aspirations.
Check out the race report here.
It was a huge weekend of racing, with Abu Dhabi Triathlon headlining and a strong support act in the form of Ironman New Zealand and Escape from Alcatraz.
There were also notable races and results from the Spring Ballbuster, Tingufaya 6.5km, PowerBar 10k, Bath Half Marathon and Eastbourne Half Marathon. Check out the weekend action here!
Well, more of an extension on last months preview when I took a look at the pro start list for the men and the women. I picked Jodie Swallow as the big British hope here, who could come and replicate her 2010 win to take the title in 2012. I mused that she was flying somewhat under the radar given her year of injury problems and was ready to remind the rest of the world that a fit Swallow is probably the finest middle distance triathlete out there!
I also picked Paul Amey to be the best of British although further analysis of form and discussion with the athlete himself, has made me want to reconsider my pick to be Rich Allen. You’ll find no sitting on the fence here though so I’ll stick with Paul!
Here is a further preview rounding up my predictions of the British pro starters, age-groupers to look out for and the course and championships themselves.
Last week I published an interview with the talented Amy Forshaw, this week is the turn of another AG talent, Liz Pinches! This year, Liz has taken her performances to another level.Liz races out of the talented Thames Turbo Powerbar squad – part of the elite arm of Thames Turbo, whose mission it is to make an impact nationally and internationally at the pointy end of races.
She is currently ranked number 1 in Europe for her age-group by the WTC, was the first AG at Ironman 70.3 Italy and beat several pro’s on the way to a stand-out result at Ironman 70.3 Antwerp.
I caught up with Liz to find out a bit more about her and what she has done to take herself to the next level of performance.
Tons of weekend action this weekend featuring the pro’s and top age groupers from the British Isles. Rachel Joyce and Jodie Swallow were winning in Kansas and Boise respectively, whilst the amazing exploits at Enduroman reached their thrilling conclusion.
Find out what happened here!