The tri season is now well underway with some key races taken place already and some local and regional ones around the corner
Last Sunday, the incomparable ‘King of Taupo,’ Cameron Brown, rolled back the years to clinch a record-breaking 11th IRONMAN New Zealand victory, while also improving on his own world record to become the oldest winner of an IRONMAN race. Approaching 43 he clocked 8hrs 22mins. Meanwhile, in the elite women’s race, American Meredith Kessler created her own slice of history by racking up her fourth race win and smash her own course record with a 9hr 05 mins time to become the most successful overseas women at IRONMAN New Zealand.
Subic Bay 70.3, Philippines
A new race – Australian star Tim Reed (who catches eyes racing in his purple Budgy Smuggler swimwear!) won the mens in 3hrs 51mins. Parys Edwards from Great Britain took the ladies crown in 4hrs 18mins
Closer to home, the second part of the Metasprint Tri series takes place this Sunday, 15th March at the F1 “village”. The fun kicks off at 7am with a sprint of 3km run/30km bike/3km run. Kids start at 8:45am and awards are at 10:30am. Good luck to all those taking part
Last call for PJ 70.3 & Vietnam 70.3
Entries are still open for 2 great races. The Putrajaya 70.3 (south of KL) is on Sunday 5th April. The closest 70.3 to Singapore and a very testing race (also includes a 70.3 relay). For those who fancy a bit more sea and sand there is the inaugural Vietnam 70.3 on Sunday 10th May.
Tri factor Series
Full Series of race dates are out for 2015 for this Singapore based series of races.
TYR TRI-Factor Swim: 26th April
QUICKSPEED TRI-Factor Bike: 17th May
Compressport TRI-Factor Run: 26th July
TRI-Factor Tri Triathlon: 23rd August
Guide to first Ironman
A great article for those of you who may be thinking about doing an ironman….
“Triathlons are tough. There is no way around it. Whatever distance you want to complete, doing one is a big project from start to finish. Training to have good results in swimming, cycling or running is a big project, but combine all three, and it starts to look overwhelming. This article will try to break down all the elements of Ironman Triathlon. Hopefully, this article can give the last kick to someone thinking about doing an Ironman and give some tips and ideas for you, who are already training towards an Ironman. Doing an Ironman is all about the experience and the things you learn on the way to the finish line. The goal of this article is to help you have an even more incredible experience”
Full article in the link below.