Born2Tri at the Newmarket Triathlon 2013
Our sprint distance event is rapidly approaching so if you have entered you will be needing to read the race instructions which you can do so here
We are pleased to announce the final results of the Notley Spring Duathlon held on 21st April.
Thank you to everyone who has given their feedback about the event, which has been universally positive and also a big thank you to everyone involved in organising, marshalling and running the event.
Friend of Born2Tri, Matthew Lynes, was taking photo’s of the event on Sunday and so if you would like to see them please click on this link.
A big weekend this weekend with our racers in Lanzarote for the toughest Ironman of the year. Congratulations to Melissa, Brian and Coach Pete for outstanding performances on this brutal course. Particular mention for Melissa who came out of the water in 3rd overall, beating all but one of the pro’s then held her pace to a great second in her age group.
Well done to everyone who took part in our Open Water training weekend. We had a tremendous group who worked really hard in the pool then braved the rather chilly waters of early Sunday morning. Everyone swam well and I hope it has given the skills and confidence to do more open water swimming. A big thank you to our new assistant coaches Andy and Benjamin who helped Teresa and Mark out delivering the sessions.
Open Water Swim Coaching – remember we have three Level 3 coaches qualified to deliver one to one coaching in open water swimming. If you could not make the coaching weekend or would rather have some individual tuition it can be arranged for a modest fee. Drop Mark Harman an e-mail if this would help you (or contact us by the enquiry form on the ‘Join Us’ page.
Good news from Maurice Young who raced the European Duathlon Age Group Championships – Horst, Netherlands. He writes “Did this Race on Sunday 21st came 3rd out of 3 in 75+ age group but at least got round and picked up a medal for GB. Had only been allowed to start training again a few weeks ago, started training too enthusiastically and gave myself a chronic calf injury but enjoyed the Race. It was the same course as last year with a very technical and exciting fenced off section round the town and a section out into the neighbouring flat countryside. The distances were 5K run 20K bike and 2.8K run, time 1:40.21 my run was much slower than last year but the bike faster so my time was only 19 seconds slower”.
Maurice also raced in Clumber Park and writes “Did this one last Saturday, it was the sprint distance again – 5K, run 20K bike, 1.25 run and finished in 1hr 40min 54secs. within a few seconds the same time as the European Championships at Horst. The courses could not have been more different. Clumber Park is one of the vast parks in the Dukeries in NE Nottinghamshire, so called because of the number of Dukes that had estates in that area. This one was owned by the Dukes of Newcastle and the rolling landscape was covered by huge specimen trees. There is a local connection here because the famous Arboriculturist Samuel Curtis who lived at Glazenwood just outside Braintree was land agent at Clumber Park from 1816 – 1821 introduced rare and exotic trees he collected from all over Europe and North America and the ride finished along a 2k undulating avenue of lime trees.
The start, finish and transition were in the heart of the Park near where the Grand House once stood, the run taking you over the bridge by the lake and up into trees. The cycle was a single undulating circuit mostly around the outside of the Park, the pleasure of racing round such a pleasant course was rather offset by the strong and gusty wind. It was cheering to find my fitness coming back after such long lay offs”.
Maurice you are an inspiration to us all!
We also had racers at the Newmarket Sprint Triathlon where Hanif completed his first ever triathlon and also at the Bedford Sprint Triathlon. We have yet to find any results but hopefully we will get a race report to find out how everyone did.
Basildon Rotary Club is organising a series of rides each year and the next one is on 12th May 2013 comprising of a 70, 40 or 20 mile ride with an option to do just 35 miles of the 70 mile circuit.
You can find more details about this local charity event here
In 2013 we will be running three more races and you can enter simply and quickly via EntryCentral by following these links
Braintree District Triathlon on 9th June 2013, entries close on 1st June.
Gosfield Lake Standard Distance Triathlon on 14th July with entries closing on 5th July.
Great Notley Autumn Duathlon rounding off the season on 6th October and entries close on 27th September.
Whilst we have provided the closing date for each race, historically our events sell out well in advance of the published dates so if you’re thinking of entering our advice is, don’t delay!
If you have any enquiries about these races please use the ‘contact the organiser’ link on the EntryCentral page or use the ‘contact us’ form on the join us page.
When most of us were freezing and shivering in the snowy weather a group of club members set off the Mallorca for some warm climate training. For those of us who can’t remember temperatures in double digits this involved riding bikes in summer kit and swimming in the sea without catching hypothermia!
Club Chairman, Mark Harman, takes it from here…..
How can it still be snowing, early in the spring morning our Born2Tri team travelling out to our first Born2Tri Mallorca training camp gathered at StanstedAirport. The snow was falling steadily outside as we nervously 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.