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First Tri – by Christina
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First Tri – by Christina

If you were to pick a year for your first tri, most certainly you wouldn’t pick 2020… or would you?…

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Covid-19 Update
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Covid-19 Update

So, what do you do when you are a small triathlon club that takes pride in training together as a…

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Optima’s Charity Event: Arch2Tokyo
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Optima’s Charity Event: Arch2Tokyo

9556km – 2 days – 1 club – London to Tokyo On the 9th May, Optima Racing Team, friends and…

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IRONMAN AUSTRIA : Kamal’s story
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IRONMAN AUSTRIA : Kamal’s story

Ironman Austria 2019 – Kamal’s race report The Journey From a standing start, I began the build-up of my triathlon…

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IRONMAN AUSTRIA 2019 : Andy’s Perspective
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IRONMAN AUSTRIA 2019 : Andy’s Perspective

Ironman Austria 2019 – Andy’s perspective The build up to this race took a looooong time. “Oh you do triathlon”…

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Vesta : Ironman 70.3 Lima April 14th 2019
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Vesta : Ironman 70.3 Lima April 14th 2019

Lima. A 70.3 race on a weekend we are landing in the capital of Peru. This had to be it…

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Adventures in the Land of Hygge
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Adventures in the Land of Hygge

(Hygge is as Danish as æbleskiver (ED – this does not help..try pancakes shaped like Yorkshire puddings). In essence, hygge means creating…

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SwashBuckler 70.3 May 2018
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SwashBuckler 70.3 May 2018

Bea Chapman writes “..6 weeks ago one of the guys at Optima offered me his spare entry to a 70.3…

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June 2018 Roundup
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June 2018 Roundup

June Roundup June   CELTMAN – Mark Klein Last weekend I completed the CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon. In brief, it…

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Optima Children’s Aquathlon MAY 19TH 2018
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Optima Children’s Aquathlon MAY 19TH 2018

The Optima Children’s Aquathlon is now open for entry. Estimated start time 18:15, first wave will be Tristart. The event…

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WTS Rotterdam – AG World Championships Race Report
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WTS Rotterdam – AG World Championships Race Report

Competing in this year’s grand final meant a short hop across the North Sea, after three years in North America.…

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ETU Youth Championships 2017 race report by Freya Thomson
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ETU Youth Championships 2017 race report by Freya Thomson

I had an amazing experience at my first international race: the European youth championships in Panevezys. After an anxious wait,…

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