If you’re entered for our Notley Autumn Duathlon you will be needing to read the race instructions which are here. Notley Duathlon Autumn 2014
Please use the contact us form on the Join Us Page if you have any queries. Enjoy your race!
A whole heap of Born2Tri’ers were representing the Club at the Vitruvian middle distance event yesterday at Rutland Water which led to a real club spirit, especially cheering each other on during the out and back run. Congratulations to (Deep Breath…..) Brian Powell who secured second place in his age group, Stephen Caulfield, Chris Lambert, Terry Stroud, Stuart Mills, Wendy Martin, Andy Robinson, Andy Baldwin, Dan Philpott, Hanif Jetha, Stewart Tanner, Steve Powell, Anna Baldwin, Sue King, Sam Gurden, Dave Watson, Andy Hornsblow, Tony Wallen who all completed the 70.3 middle distance and conquered the infamous Rutland Ripple.
WELL DONE to Lee Addington and Ase Baldwin who became an IRONMAN/LADY both at Ironman Copenhagen. They have both kindly provided race reports which are below. Firstly Lee describes his day:
I completed Ironman Copenhagen at the weekend, what an amazing atmosphere, and event. I managed to do what we set out to do with Peter Bryan’s coaching who got me from nothing to a level to complete it in a time of 12:25:11. I was very happy with the outcome.
The swim felt very good we discussed the best place for me to start, this being on the outside edge a few rows back to avoid the bashing. The plan was to make my way up the field sticking to the edge and as a result I managed to exit the water in 15th place in my age group, and 76th overall out of 3200 competitors. beating some of the pros, which I was unaware of until I was told by Steve Norris after the event who was following my progress. I felt great. The bike was harder than imagined I did go out a bit quicker than planned, with a nice head wind coming back after the 1st and 2nd loop with some rolling roads and a toilet stop I was happy with 6 hours. Then came the run, this was hard being a 4 loop run after the 1st lap it hit home just how far it was. But again was happy with a 5 hour marathon. A big thank you to all that helped and supported me, Friends and family and of course Peter Bryan who without his coaching I would never of completed this.
If anyone is thinking of doing it, and you have a supportive family who don’t mind you being out most days and evenings then you can not beat that feeling when they say at the finish line YOU ARE AN IRONMAN.
Now Ase describes her Copenhagen adventure:
The morning started with a fantastic sunrise over the swim start. I was starting in the third wave as was all the other female competitors. The swim was in a so called Laguna in the sea, with lovely clear slight salty water. The swim went fine until the next wave with very competitive young men caught up with us and swam all over us so felt as I was drowning, but it made me angry so think it helped at the end as I speeded up. Came up from swim after 1 hour 16 minutes, so pleased with my time Then I left my timing chip at the changing tent……..
I Realised that I had left the chip 15 km in on the cycle course, stopped by a marshal and told him, I was told that I should continue and pick up a new chip in T2 after 15 minutes wait and a lot of tears from me, as I thought I would be disqualified.
The cycle was hard as it was very windy, first lap was lovely with thousands of Danes out to support the race; by the second loop though most of them had gone home and I found it a bit hard. Eventually everything has a finish even a 180 km cycle ride and to see my family in T2 was great.
Got a new chip in T2 and new energy, decided to run as long as I could before starting to walk. The run was fantastic, 4 loops around Copenhagen with thousands of people getting you going, they we’re cheering, clapping, playing music and it was so good so I kept running and running; my family kept popping up all the time as it was easy for them to see me at many places around the course. Tummy kept it together but could only drink coke at the end.
Still cannot believe that I ran 42km as it felt more like 20. So got to the finish still running and heard the great words you are a Ironman. I had done it in 14 hours 51 seconds and the marathon in 4 hours 57 minutes a great time for me as I just wanted to finish it.
This was my first Ironman and I loved it.
As triathletes we are always fretting about injuries and trying to train just right to avoid them. Some of this is a bit hit and miss however remedial massage therapist Clare Lees is here to help. Clare has an impressive list of qualifications including:
- BTEC Level 5 professional diploma in sports and remedial massage.
- Rock tape (kinesio) Level 2 practitioner.
- Qualied British Cycling Coach and qualified Association British Cycle Coach Level 3.
- Member of the Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage and the Complimentary National Healthcare Regulator.
- DBS Checked.
Clare has raced at a national level and worked at cycling camps in Europe as well as the UK so knows her stuff and at £40 for the firsr consultation and £45 per consultation thereafter is much cheaper than climbing the walls with an injury! You can read more at Claire’s Website.
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All the Born2Tri races were released for entries on Boxing Day and can be found on Entry Central. They are:
Born2Tri always has an excellent response from our members to help at the races but remember if you are entering a Born2Tri event you should volunteer at another, without helpers these races cannot go ahead.
Final results from our race on 1st June are now available. Braintree Final Results 2014 Braintree Final Relay Results 2014 These results have been provided by Black Sheep Sports Timing and our thanks to them for stepping in at such short notice. We look forward to seeing them again at our Gosfield Triathlon.
Level 3 Coach Teresa looks at the phenomenon of first time triathletes going long distance.
There seems to be a trend to rush into doing an Ironman distance race with very little or no experience of racing triathlon at all. Why is this trend growing? More and more IM’s are being put on locally and around the world or similar and yet entry fees can cost phenomenal amounts of money and yet mass participation is increasing. What is the attraction and why do so many approach these races with very little training or simply not enough knowledge of what it takes to complete one?
Do they decide to attempt one because they see their fellow team mates completing them, do they want the glory to join this exclusive club or simply want the tattoo?
Many fall to the wayside like their marathon counterparts with the attitude “been there, got the t shirt” or get injured badly, never to race again. On the other hand, many will simply get bitten by the bug and go on to complete many more.
Do most people think this type of distance race is Continue Reading…
Born2Tri Coach Phil Smith has kindly put together this video showing our last specialist cycle training session at the Redbridge Cycling Centre. As we have another session coming up this is a good insight into the day and what’s involved. All the feedback we received was positive which is great and a huge thanks to our coaches who gave up their day to make it happen.