Race Reports

National Aquathlon Championships – Ellen Hemsworth

Having decided to put last years terrible organisation behind me I decided to head to Leeds again for the National Aquathlon Championships. I am glad I did. The race was better organised and I came away with a silver medal in my age category and quicker time than last...

Pulling on the GBR kit again – Nigel Watson

Challenge Walschee European Middle Distance age group championships  - 4th September 2016 This was my third  consecutive trip as an Age Group athlete with GBR and the experience gets better every year. Add to that the venue was the most stunning scenery I have ever...

Ultra marathon madness!

Congratulations to club member Jonathan Gray who competed in the Lakeland 100 on July 29th. He finished in 29hours and in 67th place. Jonathan also competed in another ultra run this weekend in which he managed to finish in 11th place even though it was only a trot to...

Cotswold Triathlon Race Report – Ellen Hemsworth

Cotswold Sprint Triathlon took place on Sunday 4th September. It is a race that I always go back to as it is well organised and a nice course. I was pleased with my result today, winning my age category and finishing 10th female overall. New club member and my husband...

National Relay Champs Race Report

We had three teams racing at the National Relay Champs last weekend. All three teams did fantastically but a special mention to the women's team of Ros, Gill, Kim and Rachel who won gold in their category! Below is Jason Bloomer's race review. National Relay Champs –...

National Aquathlon Championships – Ellen Hemsworth

On Saturday 11th June I raced at the National Aquathlon Championships in Leeds. The race was enjoyable, especially getting to swim the same course as the elite ITU racers would do on the Sunday. However, I have to say the event organisation was very poor. Receiving a...

Elbaman Triathlon Race Report

The Elbaman triathlon has built a reputation as being one of the toughest Iron distanced triathlons in the world attracting athletes from around the world to be able to say they have finished 3.8km of swimming,  180 kms of cycling (including more than 3,000m of...

Cotswold Triathlon Race Report – Ellen Hemsworth

After having a poor race at Bredon Tri following a virus, I entered Cotswold triathlon wanting to have a good, solid performance. However, after a series of disturbed nights from my teething toddler, I wasn't hopeful and decided to just treat the race as training. I...

Stratford Triathlon Race Report

Congratulations to Catherine Kelly who raced and won her age group at the Stratford Triathlon. Her race report is below. 'On a sunny day in May 2009 I stood terrified at the side of the pool as I was about to take part in my first triathlon. My friend wanted to do one...

Bredon Hardwick Sprint Triathlon

There was good representation from the club at the Bredon Triathlon today. Congratulations to all club members that competed. Christopher Ricketts: 18th open male. 52nd overall. 1hr 25:42 Duncan Jubb: 11th male supervet. 73rd overall. 1hr 28:07 Ellen Hemsworth: 7th...

Nixie Qualifies for GBR

Worcester Triathlon Club junior Nixie Turner has qualified to represent Great Britain in the 2015 European Youth Relay Championships in Banyoles, Spain on 26 July by finishing in fifth place at the Blenheim Triathlon which this year acted as the qualifying event. A...

Ironman Staffs 70.3 race report

Congratulations to club member Kaine Pritchett who completed Ironman Staffs 70.3 at the weekend. His race report is below. Respect the distance. Something we all hear from time served triathletes and after this weekends Ironman Staffs 70.3 I fully understand. Having...

Ironman Lanzarote race report by Ben Martin

So after the past two years of DNF’s at the full iron distance this year was going to be the year I turned it around and what better place to do it than what is regarded as one of the toughest Ironman events in the world, Ironman Lanzarote. Preparation leading up to...

Duathlon Success

Congratulations to Rachel Ward who raced at Oulton Park Duathlon on 5th October. She came first in her age group, qualifying for the European Duathlon Championships next year. Rachel also raced at the British Duathlon Championships on Sunday 12th October. Rachel raced...

World Triathlon Championships

Well done to Rachel Ward who competed for Great Britain at the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Edmonton. The race took place in Hawrelak, which Rachel described as being fabulously friendly and clean. Rachel competed in the standard distance race in a time...

Avenger Race Report – Ratan Alexander

The Avenger Ragley Hall 22nd June 2014 Ragley Hall has been hosting the Avenger for only a couple of years and so the number of entries isn't very large. It is a middle distance and olympic race based by the boating lake. This year you signed on on Saturday and racked...

Ironman Boulder Race Report – Neill Crump

Boulder Ironman – 3 August – 09.58.34 - 35th Overall, 5th in Age Group & Qualification for World Championships in Kona, Hawaii 2343 Participants, 338 in my Age Group (M40-44))  Boulder (Colorado, USA) is a mecca of Triathlon.  It has been ranked as one of the 10...

Top Barn Duathlon Race Report

On Sunday 29th June 85 committed individuals participated, over 3 distances, in second ever Top Barn Duathlon. Yes, unfortunately, for the second year running the water quality at the venue didn’t meet our standards. Despite efforts by Top Barn staff to remove the...

Success for Nixie at Blenheim

Worcester Tri Club Juniors member Nixie Turner achieved her best ever result in the Youth Super Series with a fifth place finish in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon on Sunday in a time of 44.18 minutes, just under a minute behind winner Kate Waugh. On a warm, sunny day...

Snowdonia Slateman Report by Adam Jackson

I did this race in 2012 as my 1st ever triathlon and the event has grown exponentially! There are now 1700 competitors taking part in the Sprint and Standard distances making it one of the largest UK triathlons.   The Standard was a 1k/51k/11k distance with the bike...

Children’s Duathlon Race Report

Worcester Triathlon Club held its annual Children's Duathlon race at the University of Worcester on Sunday 25th May-it was the eighth year of running the event. Weather was ideal with no rain, little wind and a pleasant temperature. The race takes place on the...

Hereford Duathlon

Congratulations to all Worcester Tri Club members that raced at Hereford Duathlon yesterday. There were some fine performances including Dan Geisler finishing 1st, Neil Wicks finishing 4th and Rachel Ward finish 4th lady. Worcester Tri Club results: Dan Geisler - 1st...

Halesowen Sprint Distance Triathlon 6th April 2014

A tough day at Halesowen on Sunday reminded us that the Midlands can be very hilly! The 400m swim in Halesowen’s 33m pool (ok, 399m) was straightforward and was followed by a re-routed bike course around the blustery Clent Hills. Some dodgy road surfaces after the...

Ballbuster Duathlon

Ballbuster Duathlon – 1st March (8 miles/24 miles/8 miles) An early start saw me head down to Box Hill for my opening race of the year. I last raced here 4 years ago with a time of 3:07 and 40th place. Since being used in the Olympic road race, the climb up to Box...

Duathlon Report

Worcester Tri Club’s first event of the year took place on Sunday 2nd March. The Peopleton Duathlon was a great success with over 100 competitors taking part and a new shorter distance race taking place as well as the usual standard distance race. Spirits were not...

Sandwell Closer to the Edge Duathlon Race Report

Having won the Naunton Nearly 19 off road run in January, the Sandwell Closer To The Edge Duathlon was a chance to test my resilience to mud on the bike, as well as on foot. The format was 4km run/20km bike/6km run. It was an interesting course featuring some fast,...

Powerman Malaysia Report

In the final Powerman World Series event of the 2013 year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Michelle Parsons from Evesham and racing for Team Tri UK produced yet another superb performance to finish yet another successful season following up her recent Iron distanced...

Elbaman Triathlon Report

Rated as one of the toughest Iron distanced triathlons in the world, the Elbaman triathlon is in its ninth year and continues to attract athletes from around the world to take the challenge of swimming 3.8km in the bay at Marina di Campo following that with 180 kms of...

World Championships Race Report

Two club members represented Great Britain at the recent World Age Group Championships in Hyde Park, London. Neill Crump competed in the aquathlon in the 40 - 44 age group and finished 26th overall out of 72 finishers. Ellen Hemsworth competed in the sprint triathlon...

Jurassicman Extreme Triathlon Report – Ben Martin

So it’s a couple of days after the first instalment of the Jurassicman Extreme Triathlon from Brutal events which covered the Iron distance of a 2.4mile swim, 112mile bike & 26.2 mile run. This wasn’t your standard Iron distance race as it was a point-to-point...

Race Report – Oswestry Tri

Congratulations to Rachel Powell who raced her first Sprint Distance Triathlon at Oswestry on Sunday 11th.  After doing 2 lengths too many in the swim she came out on the bike on a very challenging course and rode exceptionally well despite having a mechanical problem...

Race report – Mark Tanner

I raced the long course weekend in Tenby, the weekend just gone. It is an ironman distance over 3 days. The swim course is the same as ironman Wales and Friday was a perfect day. The sea was as calm as a mill pond, the water warm and crystal clear. Saturday saw us...

Top Barn Triathlon Race Report

The sun was shining for Worcester Triathlon’s Club annual Top Barn Triathlon on Sunday 30th June. The event had to be changed to a duathlon last minute due to problems with the water and therefore the competitors had to run before embarking on the bike leg, instead of...

Idroman triathlon report?

Michelle Parsons racing for Team Tri UK in Northern Italy on Sunday returned victorious from the aptly named Terrible Triathlon or Idroman Triathlon winning the female race in an overall time of 6 hours 2 minutes and 25 seconds. Normally a time like that wouldn't see...

Half Ironman ‘Ragley Hall’ Relay Winners

The day started with a text from 'Daysey' stating he would be arriving in a bright yellow Audi and he would be clearly visible.  I was not sure I would spot him though as I assumed his white teeth would blind me in the early morning mist.  On the other hand, he...

Successful Start to the season for Dan Geisler

Dan Geisler has had a successful start to the season, winning Hereford Duathlon and qualifying for the World Duathlon Championships after racing at Dambuster Duathlon. Dan raced at Dambuster Duathlon on 9th March. The duathlon was a qualification race for the 2013...

Tewkesbury Aquathlon Series – Final Race

The last race of the Tewkesbury Aquathlon series took place on Sunday 7th April. The weather was better and the run course was much drier for this race compared to the previous ones in the series, which led to faster run times. Dan Geisler had another good result...

Liverpool Half

Congratulations to Rachel Ward who competed at the Liverpool Half Marathon last weekend. Rachel was 3rd in her age category with a 1.44.01 chip time and 1.45.07 gun time.

Peopleton Duathlon Race Report

PEOPLETON DUATHLON REPORT   Worcester Triathlon Club held their annual Peopleton Duathlon on Sunday 3rd March in dry, calm but very chilly weather.  This was the 9th year of this very popular early season race with over 80 competitors signed up.  Triathletes from...

Dirtrun Results

Several members from the club competed at the Dirtrun at Top Barn on 3rd February 2013. Well done to all those that competed. Below is a list of the results. Kirk Denton - 11th Place - 48.11 mins Carl Kendall - 15th Place - 50.09 mins Rachel Ward - 44th place overall,...

Tewkesbury Aquathlon Series – Race 2

The 2nd race in the Tewkesbury Aquathlon series took place on Sunday 3rd February. Once again Worcester tri club members were out in force. Dan Geisler finished 3rd overall with the fastest run split of of the day. He finished his 5km run in a time of 17.42 mins....

Good Results at Tewkesbury Aquathlon

The first race of the Tewkesbury Aquathlon series took place on Sunday 6th January 2013. The race consisted of a 400m swim, followed by a 5km run. The club achieved good results at the race with Dan Geisler finishing 3rd overall in a time of 25.07 mins and Ellen...

Suicide 6

Club member Rachel Ward competed at the Suicide 6 on Sunday 25th November. The suicide 6 is a multi terrain running race with tough climbs and serious mud and water. Rachel was the 14th lady overall. Well done Rachel!

1, 2, 4 at Worcester Park Run

Worcester tri club achieved a 1st, 2nd and 4th place finish in the ladies category at Worcester park run on 10th November 2012. Rachel Ward finished 4th, Ellen Hemsworth finished 2nd and Nixie Turner finished 1st. This is particularly impressive from Nixie as she is...

Midnightman race report

Thanks to Neil Wickes for submitting his report on this race which took place on Saturday 18 / Sunday 19 August.  An excellent third-place finish - well done Neil! I had planned to do 3 Ironman-distance events this year and after choosing Forestman and Ironman Wales,...

Marlborough Fast Twitch Triathlon

Concept Sport have been organising the Fast twitch Triathlon at Marlborough Leisure Centre since 1984 and so it is probably one of the oldest UK triathlon events still on the racing calendar.  It is an interesting race because the distance of each of the three...

Outlaw Triathlon 2012 Race Report

Thanks to Ben Martin for the report below on his first Ironman distance race - and congratulations on the achievement! Below is my race report from the Outlaw triathlon which I raced on the 1st July.  I am in white in the photo. After months of long bike rides getting...

Droitwich Sprint

The Droitwich Sprint Triathlon on Sunday 29th July was a huge success, even a shower didn't dampen competitors spirits.  A big thanks to members of the club were out in force making sure everything ran smoothly Alex Thorley (Junior) (Triks/Cardiff Uni) was the overall...

Kempley Duathlon Report

Thanks to Andy Day for the following report - and congratulations on the win! Kempley Duathlon 17/06/12. The weather was looking kind to me as I travelled the 90 miles down to Kempley to fly the flag for WTC. My 2 other team mate entrants Danny Harris & Iain...

Children’s Duathlon 2012 Report

Budding young triathletes from across the West Midlands flocked to Worcester University on Sunday to take part in Worcester Triathlon Club’s annual Children’s Duathlon (run-cycle-run) at Worcester University, the first event of the 2012 West Midlands Children’s...

Race Report – Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

Thanks to Ben Martin for the following report: With the weather in England constantly raining for 2 weeks in a row I couldn’t wait to head off to Mallorca to the sunshine and compete in my first Ironman 70.3 race in what was a build up to the Outlaw later on in July....

Tewkesbury Tri Results (13 May 2012)

Thanks to Rachel Ward for the following report: Quite a few of Worcs TriClub members turned out for this afternoon's race. The weather was very kind and the race went off very smoothly.  The run has change0  ,so the start and finish all happens at the Leisure Centre. ...

Ironman 70.3 St. Croix race report – Henry Walker

This race had been described as being ‘relentless’ in the lead up to race weekend.  Somebody had forgotten to mention it was going to include relentless rain!  The preceding week had been beautifully sunny and warm but the race was certainly going to be a lot wetter....

Cotswold Super Sprint Tri Report

Congratulations  to Ellen Winter who won cat E (25 - 29) on Sunday 6 May at the Cotswold super sprint tri (400m swim, 20km bike, 5km run). Ellen was 8th female overall and 133rd out of 328 men + women. Ellen's time was 1:09:59 Ellen commented  'It was freezing that...

Childrens duathlon results

Worcester Triathlon Club - Childrens' Duathlon results 27th May 2012 Tristart Girls Time Club 1 Ella-Mae Fereday 8.40 Rugby Triathlon Club Tristart Boys Time Club 1 Harry Cockroft 6.16 2 Daniel Evans 8.02 Stratford Cycling Club Alex Barker DNS Black Country...

Race report – Worcester Marathon

Many thanks to Ben Martin fior the following report: With the weather being kind to us on the Sunday and living only a 5 minute drive away from the start line I left what I thought would be plenty of time but ended up being stuck in a queue all the way to the Sixways...

Hereford Duathlon 15/04/12

Another clear and sunny morning for this race. We really have been lucky so far with the weather this season. We were out in numbers today as well - Danny ‘Gorilla Hands’ Harris, Lee Oliver, Paul Scriven, Daniel Geisler, Neil Wicks and Ros Townsend-Hope and yours...

Newent Duathlon Report

Newent Duathlon 5k/18k/5k on Sunday 1/04/12. It was an early start for me on Sunday morning, as I’d failed to realise that the Newent Duathlon was two hours and 95 miles away from my bed!  In the end I got there in plenty of time and had my pre-race strong coffee with...

BCT Junior Aquathlon Report

It was a great start for Worcester Triathlon Club’s junior girls at the first event in the West Midlands Children’s Aquathlon series at Wombourne Leisure Centre on Saturday.   Competing in the TS3 (13/14 years) age group Nixie Turner won the 300 metre swim / 3km run...

Powerman Alabama Duathlon Race Report

Michelle Parsons of Team Tri UK and Worcester Triathlon Club started the Powerman World Series for 2012 by winning the first race of the season In Alabama, USA on Sunday. The Powerman World Series is a group of duathlon races held throughout the year across Europe,...

DOUBLE ENDUROMAN

Andy Day (aka Daysey!) hailed a "fantastic start to the year" after picking up a bronze medal in the 2012 Double Enduroman in Lanzarote in February. Daysey braved driving winds to come third in the 40-strong race in Playa Blanca, on the south coast of the Spanish...

Big Adventure Store Chilly Duathlon at Castle Combe

The Big Adventure Store Chilly Duathlon at Castle Combe on Sunday 26 February proved to be a successful start to the 2012 duathlon season for four Evesham triathletes. Leading the way as usual was Michelle Parsons racing for Team Tri UK and Worcester Triathlon Club,...

Upton Triathlon Report Saturday 9 July

Michelle Parsons racing for Team Tri UK won the 5th annual Upton Standard Distanced Triathlon on Saturday finishing an impressive 21st overall out the Mens and Womens fields combined and building a winning margin of almost three minutes over second placed Christina...

Beijing-Bound

A third place result in the 50-55 year age group at the Ellesmere Triathlon has resulted in Worcester Triathlon Club’s Rachel Ward qualifying for the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series Grand Final in Beijing in September. Ward completed the 1500...

Junior Aquathlon Series Update

Promising Start for Young Triathletes The 2011 West Midlands aquathlon (swim / run) series is now under way with the first two of the six-race series completed.  Worcester Triathlon Club members Helen Jubb and Nixie Turner are both competing in the girls’ under-13...

Peopleton Duathlon Press Article

Worcester Triathlon Club staged its first event of the season on Sunday at Peopleton with the annual Peopleton Duathlon organised by super veteran duathlete and villager Les Bailey. The vent attracted a strong field who were a little unfortunate to be greeted with...

Powerman Malgrate (Italy)

Michelle Parsons of Worcester Triathlon Club and TriUK continued her successful run of results in the 2010 World Powerman Long Distance Duathlon Series with yet another superb performance in Malgrate in Italy. The race was held in possibly one of most picturesque...

National and Inter-Regional Triathlon Championships

Three Worcester Tri members competed at the national and inter-regional championships held at Parc Bryn Bach in mid September. Having qualified through their performances earlier in the season, David and Helen Jubb raced for the West Midlands team in the Youth and...