Triathlon Two Week Roundup

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This post covers a busy fortnight for Wheelers triathletes. Starting on 10th Sept, Hannah Mclnroy Naylor was in action at the Vitruvian Middle Distance National Championships. After a slower than usual swim, a mechanical on the bike which resulted in Hannah only having the little chain ring available for about half the race, she finished a fantastic 6th in the 25-29 AG …

Medal Haul at Mildenhall

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Lots of Wheelers took part in the Mildenhall Triathlon festival this weekend, from the juniors to seniors, from Aquathlon, Duathlon through to full Triathlon. A mass start for the Duathlon saw Craig Stewart as our first Wheeler in action, tackling the two 5km runs split by the 21km bike in the middle. Mr consistent, he completed both runs in exactly …

Wheelers Weekend Roundup – Triathlon

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Cowman – Half Ironman Triathlon Kicking off this week’s Tri news is Hannah Mclnroy-Naylor’s own account of her outstanding victory at Milton Keynes ‘Cowman’ Triathlon. I exited the swim in third position, but left T2 before the lady who was in second. I expected her to overtake me at some point, but I never saw her again. I had a …

Wheelers Weekend Roundup – Triathlon

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Castles and rain were the dominating talking points at both regional, triathlon venues this weekend.  Appalling conditions eventually cleared early Saturday morning for the start of the ‘Castle on the Hill’ – Framingham junior triathlon but the wet surface meant the tough, undulating bike and run sections were even more challenging. Representing our juniors in Tristar were Ella Stewart and …

Matt vs IronMan

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Matt Shingleton raced IronMan Bolton last weekend (16th July) and has written this excellent account that gets you right into the heart of what it feels like to compete in an IronMan (that’s a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike leg and a 26.2 mile marathon run). To make it even harder on himself, Matt chose to run in …

West Suffolk Wheelers Junior Triathlon

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Culford was once again host to the Wheelers Junior Triathlon on Sunday 2nd July.  A beautiful but breezy morning greeted the 200 strong field and a great day was had by all. Ella Stewart was again our first Junior off in a familiar role of bib number 2 in the Tristar category.  True to form, she clocked another fantastic time …

Cambridge Junior Triathlon

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Camping out on the finishing straight with the club gazebo in full glory was not only a great vantage position but also a great focal point for our young Wheelers at the increasingly popular Cambridge Junior Triathlon at Impington Village College. The large Wheelers support, who were the most enthusiastic and certainly the loudest, encouraged many great performances, particularly as …

Annie in Austria

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2017 ETU European Championships – Kitzbühel Austria, June 2017 Age Group Triathlon (45-49) Annie Drugan Standard Distance: 1500m swim, 42km Bike and 10km Run Inspired by WSW teammates, I had a go at qualifying for my first GB Age Group (AG) event back in in May 2016, at the Ellesmere Standard Distance Triathlon in Shropshire. Slightly strange, but for the …

Fritton Triathlon Festival & Weekend Roundup

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Fritton In a direct contrast to last year’s wet and miserable weather, perfect start conditions greeted many of our triathletes at the Fritton Triathlon Festival. The first triathlon event was the sprint, 750m swim, 20km bike finishing with a 5km run.  A much larger field than previous years saw 200 competitors split into 2 waves of 100, 7 minutes apart. …

East Essex Kids Triathlon

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The West Suffolk Juniors were in action again last weekend, with the East Essex Kids Triathlon. This was held in Basildon at the Basildon Sporting Village. It was a lovely sunny day but the wind played havoc during the cycle stage, causing many tired legs. The Youths kicked off the race, with Kirsten O’Brien finishing 2nd and Annalise Verzijl finishing …