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April 6, 2015

Fantastic start of the race season! It was cold and beyond early on a Bank Holiday in April but the turn up was great. We had 12 members of the Westcroft Triathlon Club competing on the Thames Turbo Race 1. We also had some great support and someone even did some cake to share after the race!


It all started at 4:30 for most of us, then registration from 5 to 6, brifing and then the race. The sun w...

March 12, 2015

All triathlons are not created equal. Races are broken down into four basic distances, with courses and culture making each one a unique challenge. In this blog I have aimed to do a list with approximate guidelines for the four distances — your triathlon might be slightly shorter or longer, but this is a good general guide.


Triathlon Types and Distances



0.5km to 0.75km swim (0.3...

March 6, 2015

I found this in the Ironman website and I think it resumes a lot of what this sport is all about! 


"In 1978, U.S. Naval Commander John Collins and his wife Judy issued a challenge. They proposed combining Oahu’s 2.4 mile swim race, 112 mile bike race, and 26.2 mile marathon. On February 18, 1978 fifteen competitors, including Collins, traveled to Waikiki to take on the first-ever IRONMAN challenge...

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