Have you started planning your events for 2012 yet?
Ful-On Tri runs two events each year one of which is a perfect start of season race on April 14th 2012.
Whether you’re an experienced competitor, looking to sharpen those race skills and test the legs after winter training or new to multisport and looking for a challenge, the ful-on duathlon offers terrific racing, traffic-free roads, and a friendly atmosphere. And we really want ful-on tri triathletes to dominate at our own event!
I took part in the adidas TERREX Coast to Coast race over the August Bank holiday weekend. It’s a four day multi-sport stage race across some of the most spectacular mountain country of northern England and a great race for anyone looking for something a bit different. It begins in Whitehaven with a 12km sea kayak to St Bees, the traditional starting point of the walker’s coast to coast route.
One weekend in mid June, six of the finest Ful-On triathletes who never won anything* descended on the small German town of Regensburg to 'do Ironman'. Reasons for doing it were diverse, with several of us being first timers, and for my part at least, there was a healthy dose of "it seemed like a good idea at the time", mixed with a bit of alcohol and some peer pressure!
I’ve been in Australia over a year now, so when I heard they were running a long-course triathlon event in Cairns, I was leaping at the opportunity to enter (although note, I was not leaping anywhere 2 days after the race....more like a hobble). So here is my race report…..
The Comrades Marathon is a 55mile point to point ultra marathon run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in South Africa with the start and finish alternating each year. As Durban is based on the coast and Pietermaritzburg is at 600m altitude inland the alternating runs are referred to as the Up and Down run. 2011 was an Up run and 2012 will be a down run. Opinion varies as to which is the easier/faster/better direction to do as the the downhill sections on the down run over the distances involved conspire to be as damaging as the up sections.