Archive for May, 2011
The TriGrandPrix championship is now in its second year and consists of six races of various distances held around Europe. The races range from Olympic distance up to half Ironman distance. Age group winners win $460 Zone3 wetsuits and there is a $6,000+ prize fund for the overall top three men and women in each race.
The Cairns Airport Adventure Festival kicked off on the warm, sunny shores of Port Douglas this morning, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Coral Coast Triathlon – a milestone no other race has achieved n Australia’s rich triathlon history. The Olympic distance course was hot and fast and played well into the hands of Joseph Lampe, who took out his first Coral Coast title.
By Karl Hayes (Full series points table below for all distances) Queensland and Victoria have the Gatorade Triathlon Series which have established themselves as the premium triathlon series in their states. Up to now NSW has relied on the the Sydney Sprint series in Kurnell to offer age groupers with something to chase each season. [...]
Entries to open for Port of Tauranga Half and Craigs Investment Partners Tinman triathlon from 9am tomorrow Tuesday 24th May, 2011. The Tinman has both standard (Olympic distance to everyone outside of NZ) and sprint distance triathlons. Entries start at 9am (NZ Time – UTC/GMT +12 hours) but only for people wanting to take up the ‘combo’ offer of entry in to both races. Standalone entry for the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman starts at 10am (NZ Time – UTC/GMT +12 hours).
Australian Luke Bell put in a hard working performance to take third place at Ironman Texas on Saturday. The event was won by Spain’s Eneko Llanos and Britain’s Catriona Morrison. American Tim O’Donnell took second place in the mens event in his Ironman debut, and should be one to watch at Kona, along with his partner Mirinda Carfrae. The result pushed O’Donnell to the top of the Kona rankings along side Mirinda who tops the female rankings.
By Karl Hayes (I write this both as Trizone and a Balmoral member. I have tried to include as much general stuff as I can. So apologies in advance if it appears in any way to have too much Balmoral info). Please email in anything you would like me to add to this as I [...]
It has been an interesting week for WTC. First we had the mad, somewhat undignified scramble for places at Ironman Australia, which succeeded in selling the event out, but left many feeling frustrated and disappointed (particularly if they worked in roles that did not allow them to spend an hour sitting at a pc hitting the refresh button), now comes word that Ironman China and the 70.3 set to take place on May 29 in Jixian, Tianjin has been cancelled.
100 additional entries have been made available for the 2012 Ironman Australia. Upon the opening of Ironman Australia 2012 registrations today, 1450 general entries were successfully secured by competitors. In light of the unprecedented speed of entry uptake, Ironman Australia will be making an additional 100 general entries available at 12 Noon tomorrow, May 12, 2011.
During our Australian winter, the triathlon calendar subsides, the weather goes nasty and most of us tend to migrate indoors to our wind trainers. On the other side of the world, the European season begins to take off, attracting more and more triathletes with every year. One of the premier competitions in Europe is the French Grand Prix Series. Sydney triathlete Ben Hammond takes us through race one and will be reporting in throughout the European season.
With the expected rush from people wanting to sign up to race in 2012 the servers have crashed. A 503 error occurs when the web server (running the Web site) is currently unable to handle the HTTP request due to a temporary overloading or maintenance of the server. For link to registration page read this article