trudging along uphill. And that was just the first of several hills.The veterans among you might be snickering—Phuket ain’t Alpe d’Huez—but cut me some slack. I’m new to triathlon. The tri bug bit in 2009, when I did my first 70.3 in Camarines Sur
RAF officer and Triathlete's World forumite Rachael Cadman made endurance racing history last week by becoming the first woman to complete the Enduroman Arch2Arc Challenge. Only six men have completed the gruelling feat since 2001 - now it was time
of the fun on this adrenaline fuelled-event. Once you stumble past the finish line and collect your goody bag, you can start planning next year's challenges. Find out more.
sport for two years, and it makes you appreciate what you have. So when a friend suggested a triathlon, it seemed like the perfect challenge I was looking for."Blakemore is more of a sprinter than an endurance athlete and has PBs of 57.44 seconds
-of-season triathlon challenge. Where else could you swim in a world-class marina, take in some of Europe's most exciting modern architecture and - the piece de resistance - lap a Formula One street circuit?Such obvious assets easily seduced this triathlon newcomer
, with the main challenge coming from a headwind rather than hills. The run was reminiscent of a school event - three laps around the sports fields. First-timers agreed that the event was a perfect first triathlon experience - not intimidating or too challenging
was second at Kona last year, broke the record for an Ironman-distance race at this year's Challenge Roth, which must have come as a surprise to Belgium's Marino Vanhoenacker at Ironman Austria, who had set a record only the week before. Raelert's time was 7
to course previews and photos. And if you're inspired by the long-distance antics from Kona, we've got plenty of tips to help you step up to the Ironman challenge and train like a pro
Distance: 1.5K/ 42K/ 10KWhen: June 12Where: Knockburn Loch, AberdeenshireFirst man: Andrew Brierley 2:11:07First woman: Rachel Boyd 2:23:45Last finisher: 3:42:14No of finishers: 107As triathlon increases in popularity, event organisers need to find
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