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Chris battles the rain at the Worthing triathlon
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Chris battles the rain at the Worthing triathlon

The alarm went off at 4:50 Sunday morning in a tent near Worthing as the race kicked off at 6:30. Aim was high tide at 7:15 or so, hence the odd start time. Big swell on the sea meant getting slapped around a bit, but oddly the water was warmer 200m offshore than next to the beach.

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Gill Race Report – Africa Champs Egypt & WTS Yokohama
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Gill Race Report – Africa Champs Egypt & WTS Yokohama

It’s been a very busy jet setting 2 weeks of travelling & racing for me on back to back weekends and on 2 different continents... Read Gill's Race Report.

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Ironman South Africa 2015
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Ironman South Africa 2015

SA was Iron-distance start number 8 for me and 3rd year in a row lining up on Hobie Beach – it really is that great a race that it’s worth coming back to... Read Paul's inspiring race report - an insight into what it takes to race an Ironman.

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French Regional Championships, Lens, France 10 May 2015 – Sam’s Race Report
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French Regional Championships, Lens, France 10 May 2015 – Sam’s Race Report

Last weekend I headed over the channel to race on French soil for the second time this year. The race was the Regional Championships for the North of France and included a number of D2 and D3 clubs from the area. Read Sam's Race Report...

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Rory Atkins – Cannes International Triathlon 2015
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Rory Atkins – Cannes International Triathlon 2015

On April 19th 2015, Rory raced in his first Long distance (2k/80k/16k) triathlon in Cannes and came 12th in a stella field including Jan Frodeno and Sebastian Kienle. Read his race report.

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Freddie’s Race Report
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Freddie’s Race Report

The venue for my first race was the Olympic park next to the velodrome in East London. It was a…

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Oliver Murphy Race Report – 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton (25-29 Male AG)
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Oliver Murphy Race Report – 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton (25-29 Male AG)

Result: Oli came 7th in his Age Group Time: 02:02:15 First world champs, a lot of fun. My aim at the…

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Three Girls Go to Ealing
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Three Girls Go to Ealing

On a sunny but soon to be quite rainy Saturday afternoon we set off for Ealing to compete in the Ealing…

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Gilly Africa blog
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Gilly Africa blog

Where I’ve been hiding… Well I haven’t been hiding really. If I’m honest, I’ve got so caught up in the…

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Top Podium positions across the board at Thames Turbo Sprint series
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Top Podium positions across the board at Thames Turbo Sprint series

The second of the annual Thames Turbo sprint series events saw the chance for Optima to set the tone for…

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Race reports from the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final
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Race reports from the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final

A number of Optima’s triathletes raced at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in London’s Hyde Park this weekend with…

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Ironman Wales – 8th September 2013 – My first win!
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Ironman Wales – 8th September 2013 – My first win!

In 2011 I raced the inaugural Ironman Wales and was blown away less by the remnants of the hurricane that…

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