On The Edge Middle Distance Triathlon – Caroline Chanides – 08/08/2021

Middle distance triathlon, 70.3, Half Ironman – it goes by different names but the distances are the same: 2km swim 90km bike and a half marathon run. I really enjoyed Team Cherwell’s informal IronBan 70.3 event organised by Henry Sleight. I completed it as a “Long Course Weekend”, where you complete one discipline a day. […]

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Calfman – Sue & Emily Willis step up to Olympic distance

This was my first Olympic distance and was rescheduled from last year. Covid has meant a huge life change for me holding down two jobs and trying to squeeze in training! I googled and found a 6 week intense training plan for time strapped triathletes which summed me up perfectly. My lovely daughter Emily agreed […]

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Ironman UK – Bolton. Annie Heaney

When people enter Ironmans or long course triathlons, it is quite usual to pick races based on locations with warm weather, smooth roads, fast, flat courses etc. So, with all those factors in mind,  we chose Bolton! Billed among the toughest of courses (apparently) and akin to Lanzarote with regards to total elevation on the […]

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Doug Rose at the Cotswold Classic 11.07.2021

My first experience of middle distance triathlon was the Woburner in 2019. It’s a fantastic race in a great setting, but a distinct lack of preparation on my part meant it was a tough day out. I finished in 7:45; not quite the last person on the course but it felt like it. Undeterred, I […]

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Castle Howard – a lesson in resilience, writes Craig Tibbetts

Having done numerous sprints over my short time doing triathlons and ambitions to go a bit further, discovering the Castle series sprint plus option 2 years ago- thanks covid, seemed the ideal way to go a bit further, the distance consisted of an 800-meter swim, 28-mile bike and 5-mile run, ideal distances that are manageable. […]

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