News Feed TriTalk Aggregated News Feed Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:53:00 +0000 en-us Storm The Castle Duathlon launched Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:45:03 +0000 Storm The Castle Duathlon..... It could leave you in ruins. A new event is launching today and claims to be the UK's toughest duathlon. Quite a bold claim but the organisers ensure that this is an event that will appeal to those in the multisport world that fancy a real challenge. The event is based in Ludlow, Shropshire and is called Storm The Castle set for Sunday 19th April 2015. The event centres around the historic setting of Ludlow Castle, which casts an imposing backdrop over ... Simone Dailey: fast, fit & hungry Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:00:06 +0000 Great Britain's fastest female Age Group athlete at Kona 2014 26 year old Simone Dailey ( only started triathlon in 2012 - by entering Ironman UK despite having not swam or biked before. Those minor details didn't prove too much of a problem however - she won her Age Group at the first attempt. Simone has just returned from the Ironman World Championship's in Kona where she was the fastest British female Age Group athlete, taking second place in the 25-29 category to claim a ... Weekend preview: November 01-02 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:45:04 +0000 A couple of weeks ago we suggested that the action was headed in the general direction of South and this weekend is a perfect example in that around half the races listed are overseas events. And, if it needed to be pointed out, all in climates somewhat warmer than ours! The Ironman machine turns up in Florida on Saturday. Traditionally this has been a venue for those who had a somewhat less than successful outing in Kona and who want to get some early ranking ... Kona 14 Top 15 men - run Slowtwitch Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:05 +0000 We showed the top 15 women a few days ago and today we share stats and gear of the top 15 men during the run at the 2014 GoPro Ironman Worlds. 2014 Kona finish line emotions Slowtwitch Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:05 +0000 Relief, exultation, exhaustion, joy, pain, love - all these emotions and more can be found at the magical finish line after 140.6 miles of the Ironman World Championship in Kona. Thursday Throwback: Emma Carneys will to win Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:49:37 +0000 Emma Carney burst onto the ITU circuit in 1994, surprising the field by cruising to her first ITU World Championship in her debut world title race. It didnt surprise her, she was convinced she would win ahead of Wellington, but hadnt really considered what it meant. She arrived back in Australia to find national broadcasters waiting to interview her. Life had changed. Heading into the 1995 season, I now had the strange problem of making a debut on the ITU circuit as a rookie and also as ... How to avoid training mistakes this winter Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:45:04 +0000 Are these "easy to avoid" mistakes harming your winter training? Tri247 columnist and three-times Coach of the Year Simon Ward of has a FREE report to giveaway. The report titled "17 common mistakes triathletes make with their winter training…and how to avoid them" was written to help athletes have a smooth winter of training so that they can get through 2015 with the minimum of fuss. Ward said, "Every year I see athletes making the same, simple mistakes, which ... Will Clarke's BMC Time Machine Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:45:03 +0000 Great Britain's Will Clarke ( started 2014 by joining the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon team, and we spoke to him about that news in January. A new team meant a new bike for the 2006 ITU World Under-23 Champion, who has had a great season aboard the BMC Time Machine TM01 including wins at Ironman 70.3 UK and Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote. Here's a detailed look at the bike, the pictures taken earlier this season prior to Wimbleball. Will may have started Ironman 70.3 UK as race #4, but he finished ... The Off Season: Time to Recharge Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:45:04 +0000 For many, the triathlon season has probably come to end in recent weeks - but are you able to take your foot off the (training) gas and take a break? Coach Alan Ward from Tri Training Harder ( looks at the importance of the triathlon off season, and using a motor racing analogy suggests that it is time to recharge your hybrid engine... Off Season - Recharge Your Hybrid Engine Have you been out lately and noticed some people wearing lycra in completely ... Limited edition On Cloud Christmas Edition released Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:45:04 +0000 The Swiss sports company, On has created a special Limited Edition Cloud for Christmas in all-white and in black. On, the Swiss sports company, today launches the limited edition of the On Cloud. The On Cloud was launched earlier this year, introducing the world's lightest cushioned performance shoe to the UK market, weighing just 200 grams. On's goal in launching the Cloud was to create the feeling of ‘zero-gravity running', putting the fun back into running and helping the performance of its users. On loves Christmas, ... Penny Comins: madness continues Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:30:05 +0000 You would think that after completing the Norseman and Ironman Hawaii this year, Penny Comins would be looking forward to a well earned rest and plenty of food. Instead, she has a 216 kilometere ultra planned that has over 14 kilometres (!) of climding involved at over 3,500 metres of altitude... all so she can qualify for another race. The madness does indeed continue! UTMB Qualification Process - Manaslu Madness Already having one point of the elusive three needed to enter the CCC race of The North Face Ultra ... 75 places left for 70.3 Wimbleball Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:45:04 +0000 LAST CHANCE TO ENTER IRONMAN 70.3 UK - 75 PLACES LEFT! If you're looking to race IRONMAN 70.3 UK, Exmoor, you better be quick as there are only 75 places remaining. Demand for entry into one of the toughest 70.3's which takes place on UK soil on Sunday 28 June 2015, has never been higher, with organisers on track to close entries to this sell out event within only seven weeks. Kevin Stewart, IRONMAN Director of Northern Europe, said, “Despite the announcement of two new 70.3 races this year, the demand to ... 10th Alpe d'Huez Triathlon entries now open Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:15:03 +0000 The tenth anniversary edition of the Alpe d'Huez Triathlon ( takes place in 2015, with the four day festival running from Wednesday 29th July through to Saturday 1st August 2015. Tri247 have visitied this event several times previously, and can highly recommend this event a real 'must do' race - and the perfect target for the year if you are seeking something outside of the typical ITU Age Group or 70.3/Ironman plan to your season. The 2015 schedule of events is as follows: Wednesday 29th July 2015: ... Winners and Losers: Helmets Slowtwitch Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:00:05 +0000 Rudy wins in Kona! No surprise there. How does this comport with the real world use of helmets by triathletes, or at least by Slowtwitchers? Kona 14 Top 15 women - run Slowtwitch Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:00:05 +0000 Every year we collect images and data of the top 15 Pros and we start today with the best overall placed women during the run, with gear and stats. Zoot to sponsor Dry Tri at Tri Expo Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:15:03 +0000 Zoot has confirmed as sponsor of the Dry Tri feature at Tri Expo ( in Manchester next March. The company, which specialises in performance footwear, apparel, wetsuits and accessories for triathletes, will be on hand throughout the three-day event to offer visitors expert advice on all their queries concerning the right kit for training and competing. It will also be offering a £900 prize package to one lucky visitor, to include a tri suit, wetsuit, trainers, tri bag, belt and other accessories. Other ... Reminder: Corinne Abraham and Drummond Clinic to host triathlon seminar Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:00:04 +0000 Prevent, Prepare, Perform - 1st November 2014 Do you train really hard but feel like you're just missing the 'edge'? Are you battling a recurrent niggle that just won't go away, no matter what you do? This is unfortunately an all too familiar scenario for many athletes, who often focus too much on training load and intensity, and in turn neglect the very basics of how their own body actually works. With this in mind, the expert team at Berkshire's Drummond Clinic ( ... Rio 2016 test events confirmed Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:00:03 +0000 Falling two weeks after the ITU World Triathlon Series race in Hamburg, and three weeks prior to the next WTS event in Stockholm, the test events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed today as August 1st/2nd 2015. The events will not feature prize money or WTS/World Cup Points, but will earn Olympic qualification points at the same level as a WTS Grand Final. The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 ... Olympic & Paralympic test event dates announced Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:07:25 +0000 ITU today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World Paratriathlon Event will be held August 1-2. With the hunt for Olympic and Paralympic qualification points heating up in 2015, ITU is very much looking forward to again showcasing the sport of triathlon and also debuting paratriathlon on the most prestigious international stage for sport that exists, said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol ... Richie Nicholls' Viner THR Crono Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:30:03 +0000 After missing the recent ETU Middle Distance Championships at Challenge Paguera with illness, 2013 Ironman 70.3 European Champion Ritchie Nicholls bounced back to health and form this past weekend to take second place at Challenge Forte Village Sardinia. Ritchie is sponsored by Viner Bikes and Planet X, and this year has been riding a very distinctive and custom painted 'Braveheart' inspired Viner THR Crono bike. Here's a detailed look at the machine, the pictures taken earlier this year at Ironman 70.3 UK, Wimbleball. Ritchie Nicholls' 'Braveheart' inspired Viner ... Am I an Ironman? Slowtwitch Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:00:04 +0000 If a company's athlete wins Ironman, can it say that without paying Ironman? Can the athlete say it? As with winning an Olympic medal, the answer is yes and no. The FREAKMAN is launched for 2015 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:00:04 +0000 There's a new iron-distance event on the UK calendar for 2015 - and with 10,000ft of vertical gain on the course, it is set to be a tough one too. Here are details of the FREAKMAN, based at Roadford Country Park and Lake, Devon - which will feature a £5,000 prize purse. Race date is Sunday 5th July 2015 - with the first 200 entries saving £60 on the standard entry fee of £245. Freak Events ( are delighted to bring a new event and distance to their ... The Blueseventy Core Short Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:30:04 +0000 The Core Swim Short from Blueseventy The Blueseventy offering into the buoyancy shorts market offers a great alternative to the pull buoy. Function: Neoprene jammer Price: £65 Neoprene Composition: Crotch: 5mm Yamamoto SCS coated super buoyant neoprene Buttocks: 5mm Yamamoto SCS coated Neoprene Thighs: 3mm Yamamoto SCS coated neoprene with extra stretchy A-Flex jersey liner Key features: High quality jersey liner Thinner side panels: Promote rotation Bright Orange Graphics on hips: Make it easier for a coach to see and correct hip positioning from pool deck ... A night at the Revolution... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:45:04 +0000 The Revolution Series - Elite Track Cycling - Saturday 25th October 2014 "Bloody hell, that's steep..." That's one of the first things that hits you as you enter the Lee Valley Velodrome (aka 'The Pringle') at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, and look down at the Siberian pine, 250 metre track which hosted so much British success at London 2012. My only previous experience of a velodrome was a taster session many years ago at (a freezing cold), Calshot velodrome near Southampton, which I have ... Ruzafa, Duffy tops at Maui Slowtwitch Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:00:13 +0000 Former pro mountain biker Ruben Ruzafa of Spain won his 3rd XTERRA World Championship and Flora Duffy of Bermuda led the women's field despite a jarring crash at XTERRA Maui.