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RECORD ENTRIES FOR LONDON MARATHON

A record total number of 386,050 applicants from the UK and overseas registered for a ballot place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon when the application system closed on Friday 5 May. This is the highest number of applicants for any marathon in the world. 327,516 of those applicants were from the UK. This […]

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AVERAGE JOE TO IRONMAN – DIARY 3: DANGEROUS DISTRACTIONS

Skipping. It’s something I started doing earlier this year for the times when I needed to be at home whilst my boys were asleep. Stick the monitor in the garden and do a quick 20 min session. For the last few months I’ve considered it my ‘secret weapon’, a better-than-treadmill work out to keep me […]

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ALI BROWNLEE WINS SECOND HALF IRON BUT SAYS HE’S ‘STILL LEARNING’

It’s 2 from 2 for Ali Brownlee. He’s only been in long-course racing for a matter of weeks but he’s already showing the sort of dominance we’ve seen for years in standard triathlon. The Bahrain Endurance triathlete proved himself a serious contender for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship by winning the North American pro championship and […]

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OFFICE RIVALRY SPURS BANKER TRIATHLETES ON IN POP-UP-TRI

Hundreds of city workers in London’s Canary Wharf put their egos and company names on the line in Castle Triathlon’s unique Pop-Up Triathlon. Banking rivals gathered on a specially built stage in Montgomery Square which included in an endless pool, spin bike and treadmill.  “Lets Do This”, the endurance sports listings website, took the winning […]

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ALI BROWNLEE DOMINATES IN HALF-IRON DEBUT

Well there you have it! Ali Brownlee has proven he can ‘go long’. Incredibly impressive performance from the Olympic and commonwealth standard-distance king saw him crowned the winner at The 2017 Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria. The ‘medium’ or ‘half-iron’ race was the longest of Ali’s career to date: 1.9km swim, 90km cycle, 21km run. […]

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HOW FAR CAN YOU CYCLE/ RUN/ SWIM IN 3MINS?

How far do you think you and 2 mates could go in a 10 minute triathlon?  I mean, REALLY go. Now THAT’s what I call a Sprint Triathlon. In 2016 this unique format was invented by Castle Triathlon – the Pop-Up City Triathlon. Held in Canary Wharf, it was hailed a huge success, with corporate […]

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