TriTalk.co.uk News Feed http://www.tritalk.co.uk/ TriTalk Aggregated News Feed Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:26:22 +0100 en-us Weekend preview: October 25-26 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66866&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13403.html Tri247.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:15:03 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66866&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13403.html The clocks change this weekend so that's an extra hour in bed (for some...) and it means that it's the official end to the warmer half of the year. If you want the sunshine now then it's time to head South - the further the better! It's also two weeks since the Ironman World Championships which means that it's time for the second installment of world-class racing from that cluster of islands about as far from anywhere as it's possible to get: yes, it's time ... Random AG Jason McFaul http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66865&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/Random_AG_Jason_McFaul_4702.html Slowtwitch Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:00:04 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66865&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/Random_AG_Jason_McFaul_4702.html Every year upon returning from the GoPro Ironman World Championships in Kona we grab a random age grouper on the flight and this time it was Jason McFaul. Challenge Bahrain to support local triathletes http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66864&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13410.html Tri247.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:00:04 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66864&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13410.html Challenge Bahrain to support development of local triathletes Challenge Bahrain today announced its prize purse for age group Bahraini and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) athletes taking part in the half distance triathlon event on 6 December. The prize purse is usually the domain of professional athletes but to celebrate triathlon taking place in Bahrain, the reward has been extended to amateur male and female individuals, as well as relay teams to support the development of the sport in this emerging triathlon nation. Challenge Bahrain will take ... Scott Plasma 5: Kona to Hour record? http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66863&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13412.html Tri247.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:45:03 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66863&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13412.html Could we see the Ironman World Championship winning Scott Plasma 5 bike soon be collecting another accolade - this time as owner of the UCI World Hour Record? Possibly. Sort of... Germany's Sebastian Kienle powered the newly released Scott Plasma 5 bike across the lava fields to reach T2 in the lead, with a 4:20:46 bike split just over two minutes short of the 2006 record of fellow German Normann Stadler (4:18:23), on a day which is certainly not regarded as one of the fastest over the past decade. He ... Always Aim High launch Cardiff Triathlon http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66862&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13411.html Tri247.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:00:04 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66862&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13411.html Having recently expanded outside of their Wales 'home' with The Huntsman Triathlon, Always Aim High Events have announced a new addition to their portfolio for 2015, the Cardiff Triathlon (www.cardiff-tri.com). Throught their Sandman / Snowman / Slateman series in North Wales, Always Aim High events have proven very popular with athletes, and this new addition in the Welsh capital city looks like a major new addition to the triathlon calendar. Here is the initial information - with details on how to pre-register for event entries. We ... Chilham Castle Duathlon report 2014 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66861&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13409.html Tri247.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:30:03 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66861&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13409.html Tumbling records and an international podium topped off a great day at the Chilham Castle Duathlons on Sunday 19th October, with the weather playing its part to help many competitors achieve personal bests at the fifth running of this popular annual event. The course created within the 300-acre grounds of Chilham Park is becoming renowned as one of the toughest in the UK, as competitors take on challenging terrain and plenty of mud for the run, and a testing bike section on the road taking ... The Felt IA of Kelly Williamson http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66860&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_Bike_by_brand/Felt/The_Felt_IA_of_Kelly_Williamson_4701.html Slowtwitch Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:00:04 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66860&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_Bike_by_brand/Felt/The_Felt_IA_of_Kelly_Williamson_4701.html Kelly Williamson won the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas this summer and we had a chance to look closer at her Felt IA FRD race bike in Kona recently. Helle Frederiksen Interview http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66858&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13405.html Tri247.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:45:03 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66858&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13405.html Denmark's Helle Frederiksen (www.hellefrederiksen.com) earned one of the biggest cheques of the 2014 triathlon season, when she collected the $100,000 payout for winner the Hy-Vee Elite Cup 5150 Championship in Des Moines in August. This past Saturday Helle finished second in the ETU Middle Distance Championships at Challenge Paguera-Mallorca, and still has her sights on another big result(and possibly another $100,000...) at the inaugural Challenge Bahrain in December. I sat down with the Uplace-BMC athlete in Mallorca to talk about the highs and lows of her ... Revisited: Half Ironman UK 2002 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66856&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13408.html Tri247.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:45:06 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66856&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13408.html If you have watched UK triathlon coverage on the television, then you have almost certainly seen the work of Dream Team Television (www.dreamteamtelevision.co.uk). Dream Team are celebrating their 25th year of operation in 2014, and with a long history of contribution to and support of triathlon in the UK, we'd like to wish them a happy anniversary. They have also dug out from their archives for us this coverage from Half Ironman UK 2002, which was the second edition of the race which took ... Muddy good fun in Clumber Park http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66855&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13407.html Tri247.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:45:04 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66855&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13407.html After racing up (very steep) hills in her last report, Nicola Dick has been getting muddy in her latest challenge, as she raced the first of three events in the One Step Beyond Midlands Off Road Duathlon Series at Clumber Park on Saturday 18th October. Her son however was confused, as he thought they were heading to South America... (For more on Nicola, see her Tri247 column HERE) “South America, are we really going to South America tomorrow, and leaving home while it's still dark?&... We Noticed: Polar, Magpies... http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66854&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/News/We_Noticed_Polar_Magpies..._4700.html Slowtwitch Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:06 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66854&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/News/We_Noticed_Polar_Magpies..._4700.html This week we noticed the Polar M400 watch, Magpie attacks, a fast LG suit, a gourmet triathlon experience, Timo Bracht's Mercedes Benz connection and more. Valkenburg men's race images http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66853&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Lifestyle/Valkenburg_men_s_race_images_4699.html Slowtwitch Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:06 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66853&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Lifestyle/Valkenburg_men_s_race_images_4699.html Dutch champion Lars van der Haar was the top man on the home soil in Valkenburg with Belgian Kevin Pauwels the runner-up. Enjoy these pictures. Winners and Losers: Components http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66852&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Features/Winners_and_Losers_Components_4698.html Slowtwitch Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:06 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66852&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Features/Winners_and_Losers_Components_4698.html Shimano won big in Kona, off a huge increase in electronic groups, and also to a change in how Shimano product gets from its factory onto your bike in your garage. Tri Training Harder: IRONMAN® UK Official Coach http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66851&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13406.html Tri247.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:30:05 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66851&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13406.html IRONMAN® UK announces Tri Training Harder as the Official Coach for all IRONMAN® UK 2015 Events In an exciting new partnership, Tri Training Harder are delighted to be working closely with Ironman® UK as the official coach for all four UK events in 2015 (IRONMAN® UK, IRONMAN® 70.3® Exmoor, IRONMAN® 70.3® Staffordshire and IRONMAN® Wales) where they will be on hand to help the first timers complete their first race and the experienced athletes compete for Kona/Zell Am See qualifications. Tri Training Harder are able to offer athletes ... Tri Training Harder link with IRONMAN® UK http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66850&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13406.html Tri247.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:15:03 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66850&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13406.html IRONMAN® UK announces Tri Training Harder as the Official Coach for all IRONMAN® UK 2015 Events In an exciting new partnership, Tri Training Harder are delighted to be working closely with Ironman® UK as the official coach for all four UK events in 2015 (IRONMAN® UK, IRONMAN® 70.3® Exmoor, IRONMAN® 70.3® Staffordshire and IRONMAN® Wales) where they will be on hand to help the first timers complete their first race and the experienced athletes compete for Kona/Zell Am See qualifications. Tri Training Harder are able to offer athletes ... The Dimond Bike of TJ Tollakson http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66849&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13389.html Tri247.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:30:03 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66849&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13389.html U.S. athlete TJ Tollakson had the biggest win of his career in August this year when he dominated the Ironman North America Championships in Mont Tremblant, leading home Dan Halksworth and Andreas Raelert to take victory by 19 minutes. In doing so he secured his start at Kona 2014. As well as being an athlete, TJ also owns and designs Dimond Bikes. If you watched the coverage from Kona, you'll have seen Germany's Maik Twelsiek riding a Dimond bike at the head of the field for ... Penny Comins: a time to reflect http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66848&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13404.html Tri247.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:15:04 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66848&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13404.html We've followed the progress of Ironman athlete Penny Comins and her personal 'road to Kona' from receiving news of her slot via the legacy program, right through to her superb Kona race report. With the big event now completed, it is now a time to reflect on her 18th Ironman before giving any thought to what might come next. A time to reflect It is easy to get yourself in to one of two places after such a huge high. You can get in a ... A few words with Robin Schneider http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66847&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/A_few_words_with_Robin_Schneider_4697.html Slowtwitch Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:07 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66847&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/A_few_words_with_Robin_Schneider_4697.html German age grouper Robin Schneider has won two Ironman 70.3 World Championship titles already and is now looking forward to step up to the Pro category. Valkenburg women's race images http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66846&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Lifestyle/Valkenburg_women_s_race_images_4696.html Slowtwitch Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:07 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66846&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Lifestyle/Valkenburg_women_s_race_images_4696.html American Katie Compton won the opening round of the 2014 UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Valkenburg, Netherlands after troubles early on, and here are images from the race. Zoot Solana http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66845&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Running_Footwear_by_brand/Zoot_running_shoes/Zoot_Solana_4695.html Slowtwitch Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:07 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66845&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Running_Footwear_by_brand/Zoot_running_shoes/Zoot_Solana_4695.html Very nice upper, even more impressive midsole. Many things right with this shoe, but, one fit issue disqualifies some customers for whom this shoe is otherwise ideal. The Shiv of Dan Stubleski http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66844&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_Bike_by_brand/Specialized/The_Shiv_of_Dan_Stubleski_4694.html Slowtwitch Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:07 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66844&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_Bike_by_brand/Specialized/The_Shiv_of_Dan_Stubleski_4694.html Dan Stubleski was the overall age group champion at the 2014 GoPro Ironman World Championships and we looked closer at his Specialized S-Works Shiv. Challenge Paguera Gallery: Run - Team GB http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66842&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13402.html Tri247.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:30:03 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66842&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13402.html (You can see the separate SWIM EXIT gallery HERE) The 2014 ETU European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships took place as part of Challenge Paguera-Mallorca on Saturday, and a surprisingly tough day it proved to be in perfect conditions… for spectators – it was a scorcher! Tri247 were on site to capture the action from a large British team presence at a superb new addition to the end-of-season calendar, and this is our second extensive gallery from the event. We have just published a photo gallery of well ... Challenge Paguera Gallery: Swim - Team GB http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66839&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13399.html Tri247.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:30:04 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66839&follow=http://www.tri247.com/article_13399.html The 2014 ETU European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships took place as part of Challenge Paguera-Mallorca yesterday, and a surprisingly tough day it proved to be in perfect conditions… for spectators – it was a scorcher! Tri247 were on site to capture the action from a large British team presence at a superb new addition to the end-of-season calendar. We have just published an extensive photo gallery of around 150 photos from the Swim Exit event featuring many of the British Elite and Age Group athletes on the Tri247 ... The Boardman of Amanda Stevens http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66838&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_Bike_by_brand/The_Boardman_of_Amanda_Stevens_4693.html Slowtwitch Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:04 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66838&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_Bike_by_brand/The_Boardman_of_Amanda_Stevens_4693.html Doc Amanda Stevens was first out of the water in Kona in 54:25 and then charged up the road with Jodie Swallow. Here is a look at her Boardman Air TT 9.4 The Weekend Box Oct 19 2014 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66837&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/News/The_Weekend_Box_Oct_19_2014_4692.html Slowtwitch Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:00:04 +0100 http://www.tritalk.co.uk/newslink.php?id=66837&follow=http://www.slowtwitch.com/News/The_Weekend_Box_Oct_19_2014_4692.html Post-Kona, racing picked up globally. We present a 70.3 in Oz, a Challenge in Spain, a World Cup in Korea, weddings in Maui and New England and a charity tri in La Jolla.