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Dates for 2014 TriHard Races Most dates for the 2014 season have now been decided. Bass and Redcar Triathlons have yet to be finalised. The biggest change it Keswick. The Keswick Mountain Festival comes a few weeks too early for an open water triathlon in the North of England. The water temperature has been right on the limit for all years bar one. We have moved it June 15th. This means that we will no longer be part of the Mountain Festival however the venue and routes will remain the same. Please see the dates for our 2014 races by clicking on the relevant race link in the left hand column.
9 Bar Helvellyn Triathlon 2013....What a good race to finish the TriHard season on, the 10th ever Hevellyn Triathlon. It was a dry day, but that's about all you can say about the weather. Thanks to all the marshals around the course but particularly those on the top of the fell, thanks to our sponsors, 9bar, A1 and Arragons, and thanks to 9bar for the birthday cake! Well done to all the competitors who took part, I hope Richard Anderson and Nikki Barron managed to get their trophies home without a hernia. Well done to Chris Addy and Mark Hopkins for completing all 10 Helvellyn Triathlons. Here are the latest results. And don't forget to check out Sports Sunday for your photos.
Bass Tri Results....Well if anyone is still at Bass Sailing Club whilst I write this at 17:45 the sun is shining, the wind has dropped and the view is superb! As for the conditions during the race, well done to all those who took part, Bass Tri is one of our more conventional triathlons, no Lakeland passes and nice tarmac run route, so we thought we'd through in some adverse weather to test your grit and endurance, we are called TriHard after all. Here are the provisional results
Bass Tri....Race information is now available on the Bass Tri page. If you haven't already entered then entries will close on 10th August. T-shirt orders will close on 4th August.
Redcar Triathlon Results...I'm sure I wasn't the only one who was wishing at 7am this morning that I could just pull the covers over my head and ignore the rain, but by 9am it was looking brighter on the sea front at Redcar and by 11am it was almost back to the sunny, clear skies we have become accustomed to! Well done to the competitors, thanks to the marshals and particularly to Redcar & Cleveland council for their work both in the preparation and on the day and to A1 multisport and 9bar. Here are the provisional results
Redcar Triathlon update...Entries are now closed. Race Information and Briefing notes for this year's race are now available from the Redcar Triathlon homepage. Please read these carefully before the race.
Redcar Triathlon...Not long long until the 2nd Redcar Triathlon, race information is available on the Redcar site, final times and briefing notes to be published the week before the race. Orders for race shirts will close on Sunday 14th July so if you haven't already ordered and paid for yours get in quick!
A Day in the Lakes...Well done to all those taking part in yesterday's race, sorry for the delay in publishing the results but I have only just managed to get a strong enough signal as anyone who tried over the weekend will appreciate! Provisional Results here.... RESULTS.
Once again Sports Sunday were taking photographs at various points around the route so check out their site for some memories of the fun!
We have a large box of lost property left including shoes, helmets, etc, can it touch by Friday using the contact us or it gfoes in the bin!!
A Day in the Lakes...Just three weeks left to enter so don't delay. Entries close at midnight on 22nd June. The refund date has now past, if you request one please don't get upset if we don't reply, there is also no further transfers. The race information is now available from the Day in the Lakes home page, briefing notes with specific timings in to follow. We are still looking for volunteers to help out with the marshalling so if you are bringing a supporter or know of someone who would lile to help let us know.
Keswick Race Shirts... there are 7 male medium shirts left, now on sale CLICK HERE
Keswick Triathlons Results... Slightly more pleasant spectating conditions for today's race, well done to those who raced, many thanks to those that marshalled, here are the provisional results, further updates with the missing splits to follow...LONG RACE RESULTS - SHORT RACE RESULTS
Keswick Derwent Island Swim Results... The swim today could only be classed as wet, the grass was wet, the air was wet, the lake was wet! those that took part in the swim were probably drier than those that stood and watched. 172 hardy souls took part in a revised 2 lap route which took you up to the island and along the shore rather than right around it, due to the minimum water temperature and cold weather. Thanks to all the marshals and kayakers and to Colin Gardener and Sunpower Coffee for the hot drinks afterwards. RESULTS HERE
Keswick Swim and Triathlons... Our less hi tech thermometer registered 11.5degrees in Derwentwater this afternoon. I have been in this afternoon and it was cold initially but I soon got going. The swim will be going ahead but we are looking to make it a two lap course in the bay between Crow Park and the island so no-one will be too far out and if you are not comfortable you can return to shore after one lap. At this stage triathlon swim will be unaltered.
Stockton Duathlon Race Shirts... There are still some cycle shirts from Stockton duathlon available, click on event merchandise opposite to buy one.
Stockton Duathlon Results... Final versions now on the Stockton Results Page
Keswick Mountain Festival Triathlon... is almost upon us. The Race Information has been updated on the Keswick home page and will give you general information about the race. More detail and specific race briefing notes will be updated in the next week or so. If you are bringing supporters along and they would like to volunteer to assist us with marshalling, we are offering a free entry to another TriHard race for those who help us out. Email us on the web enquiry form if you can.
Stockton Duathlon Results... Well done to all taking part today, here are the provisional results - more to follow - NOVICE - SPRINT - STANDARD ... First pictures Thanks John Howells. Keep checking there are more to come..
Count down to Stockton Duathlon Festival... Just over a week now to the first running of the Stockton Duathlon, there are still places in all three races but the last day for entries is Sunday 14th so hurry up! If anyone is bringing anyone with them who would be willing to marshal for us for the day's events we can always use extra people, particularly around the transition area giving them a front row view of what's going on, in return we are offering a free entry into another TriHard Event. The briefing notes have been updated, please keep checking for any further amendments as race day approaches.
Teesside Sports Injury Clinic will be at Stockton Duathlon, they will do a free 5 minutes massage - or for £5 you can extend this to 15 minutes.
Stokesley Duathlon Results UPDATED...Main race results are updated HERE.
If you enjoyed Stokesley don't forget Stockton is on 21st April, three races distances and closed road cycle circuit.
Stokesley Duathlon Results...Well done to the 332 hardy souls who completed todays duathlon, the weather was dry, cold, windy but the sun came out in the end. Thank you very much to all the marshals who stood out in the freezing conditions to help you all around the course. Here are the provisional results. MAIN RACE - NOVICE RACE. Congratulations to Jack Willis who was the first junior in the novice race and wins the Stewart Swinson Rising Stars Award. Conditions not condusive to breaking the course recod so the results from last year still stand and the money will carry over until next year. I have a very large box of lost (windswept) property, including 3 helmets and a selection of jackets and other assorted clothing. If you are missing anything then please email us and we will get it back to you, if we haven't heard within the week it will be binned or sent to the charity shop as appropriate!! Unfortunately we didn't have an official photographer today but there are lots of photos appearing on facebook.
Free massage at Stokesley...Don't forget your pennies! Teesside Sports Injury Clinic will be at Stokesley Duathlon again, they will do a free 5 minutes massage - or for £5 you can extend this to 15 minutes. If sugar is more your post race recovery strategy then there will be tea and cakes for sale with all money raised going to 9th and 12th Middlesbrough Guides.
Brodie Skin Care at Stokesley Duathlon... Thanks to Brodie Skincare for their support of Stokesley Duathlon this year, not only have they donated a free sample of sports moisturiser to each competitor in the goody bags but they will be attending the event and offering 20% discount on any products purchased on the day.
Count down to Stokesley Duathlon... Just a fortnight now before the race, we still have lots of people asking for a race so if you are considering withdrawing do so asap and we ought to be able to fill your place and you will still get a refund. If anyone is bringing anyone with them who would be willing to marshal we can always use extra people around the transition area giving them a front row view of what's going, in return we are offering a free entry into another TriHard Event. The briefing notes have been updated, please keep checking for any further amendments as race day approaches.
New Award for Stokesley Duathlon... Those of you at last year's Stokesley Duathlon will remember the speech given by Rob in memory of Stewart Swinson, and we will be keeping his memory alive at this year's Stokesley Duathlon and those of the future with a new award, the Stewart Swinson Rising Stars Award, this is to be given to the first placed junior in the Novice race in recognition of Stewarts work with the junior section of Cleveland Tri Club and his keeness to encourage new people into the sport.
Stokesley Duathlon Accommodation... Are you looking for accommodation for Stokesley Duathlon? Angrove Park are opening a week early to offer a special deal to competitors of Stokesley Duathlon, they are located between Stokesley and Great Ayton, and within 5minutes riding time of the transition area so you don't need to worry about where to park the car. They have 10 cosy camping cabins which sleep 4 people comfortably and are offering these at a 25% discount for 1 night - £37.50per cabin or if you want to stay friday and saturday they are £60 for two nights as a special deal for competitors.
£2,000 prize fund for Standard Distance Race at the Stockton Duathlon Festival. That's £500 for first, £300 for second and £200 for third men and women overall. There will also be a full range of prizes across the age groups across all three races. This event is shaping up to place itself amongst the top races in the country. That is certainly the aim of the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, and they are prepared to do whatever they can to promote top quality sport in the town and encourage as many local people as possible to take part. The races range from a novice race over 2k run - 10k bike - 1k run, through to Sprint and Standard Distance races for the more accomplished or adventurous. And it's all on town centre closed roads...... For full details follow the link to the left hand side of this page.
Tis the season to be training...for one of our events in 2013. Are you looking for a christmas gift or not sure yet of which races you want to enter? How about a TriHard Gift Voucher, available in values of £5 to £50 and valid against any TriHard races or products. Now on sale on the Event Merchandise page.
Exciting new event for 2013 - Stockton Duathlon Festival
TriHard are delighted to announce that they are working with Stockton-on-Tess Borough Council to bring a top quality duathlon to the North of England. There will be three separate races; a complete novice’s race, a sprint distance race and a standard distance race. All three races will be on fully closed roads around the Town Centre. The cycle course will be similar to that used in recent Stockton Triathlons. It is a flat, fast and safe, multi-lap course which will make for exciting racing, not only that but the venue and multi-lap format make it very spectator friendly. The run sections will be along the banks of the Tees taking in the Tees Barrage, the Millennium Bridge and the spectacular Infinity Bridge.
Note the date; Sunday 21st April. Entries will be opening on November 1st and further details
2012..Hello 2013...Well Helvellyn Tri signifies the
last TriHard Event of 2012. The dates for 2013 have been set and are
Entries for races in the first half of the year, ie. Stokesley, Keswick and ADIL will open on 1st November 2012, entries for races in the second half of the year, ie. Bass and Helvellyn will open on 1st February 2013.
Lakeland Triathlon...Final results HERE. Prizes will be posted ASAP.
9 Bar Helvellyn Triathlon 2012....Well that's it for another year, not sure how we managed to have more sunshine in the day than we have had all year, but it makes up for those of you who were at A Lake in the Day! Once again a huge thank you to all who helped us make your day, particularly 9 Bar and A1 for their generous sponsorship, all the Marshals and first aiders. Well done to all of you who took part, here are the provisional results. 2012 Race Photos
There were some small and medium t-shirts left they are now for sale click on Event Merchandise link left
9 Bar Helvellyn Triathlon....Not long to go now, a number of people are asking about the briefing notes, they will be issued a week before the event in order to cover as many last minute things as possible, however in the meantime have a read through last years, not that much has changed other than the additional safety measure of having a rear light on the bike section. If you have nto yet got prepared with your rear light or the full body cover, A1 Multisport have some great deals for the entrants of the race, check out the below links..
Lakeland Triathlon...Results have now been decided and attached HERE Photos of 2012 race
Was there ever any doubt?
Helvellyn Triathlon Full again...Another 38 places have been released and filled before lunch yesterday, as more people withdraw places will become available we won't be emailing out or advertising them, if you still want to get in you will have to just keep checking the site regularly.
TriHard Events 2013...If you're trying to do a bit of forward planning the entries for next years races will open on 1st November 2012 for the races in the first half of the year, ie, Stokesley, Keswick, A Day in the Lakes, and on 1st February 2013 for the races in the 2nd half of the year, ie, Redcar, Lakeland, Helvellyn...Dates to be confirmed soon.
Middlesbrough Charity Duathlon... Well done to Steve King and his team for a fun friendly race and great weather. Provisional Results HERE
Helvellyn Triathlon update...For those of you that did A Day in the Lakes this will be no surprise, but increased safety features are being implemented for this years races. You already have to carry a pack onto the fells with full body cover, map, compass, whistle, food and drink for Helvellyn run leg, you will also be required to have a working back light on your bike for the cycle section. This will be checked when you go into transition.
CUT OFF TIMES - if you are beyond these times you will have your chip taken from you and the marshals will not be in place and the route may not be marked.
Swim - 10am to be out on bike; Cycle - 2pm to be out on run; Run - 3.15pm to be beyond Red Tarn
Prizes for this years race will be for Top 5 Senior Males, Top 5 Male Vet, Top 3 Male Super Vet, 1st Male Vintage, Top 3 Senior Female, Top 3 Female Vet, 1st Female Super Vet.
A Day in the Lakes... A great day in the end though perhaps the race should be called a Lake in the Day given the quantity of showers we had and there was perhaps more water on the run than there was on the swim. Well done all who took part and many thanks to all the marshals and sponsors who made the day possible. Provisional results are available HERE. Photos by Sports Sunday available soon
Redcar Triathlon 2012 ....Regrettably this event has had to be cancelled for 2012 because of the on-going major coastal defence works and Seafront development scheme.All the works should be completed early next year and 2013 should see the Redcar Sprint Triathlon back on Redcar and Cleveland Council have been fantastically supportive in this venture and have done everything possible to make the race happen this year. However the situation on the seafront is too fluid to make any effective planning possible. If you have already paid your entry fee it will of course be refunded in full, alternatively you can transfer your entry to either the Lakeland Standard Distance Tri on August 18th 2012 or carry your entry over to the 2013 Redcar Sprint tri.
A Day in the Lakes... Latest Date for ordering t-shirts for A Day in the Lakes Tri is Friday 24th May.
Keswick Mountain Festival Triathlon....More sunshine today than the Lakes has seen in a few days, a bit late to warm the water up much but the full distance race went ahead. Well Done to all the competitors who took part, many thanks to the Marshals and Sponsors who all endeavoured to make the race a fantasic experience for you all. Here are the LONG RACE PROVISIONAL RESULTS. Apologies to all in the short race, due to an unintentional signage confusion between our run route and the trail race route which took place immediately after ours a number of runners in the early part of the field ended up taking the wrong route back to the finish. Whilst we look into the impact this has had on the overall placings and the fairest solution to this here are the recorded finish times over the route you took in race number order. SHORT RACE TIMES A further update to this will be placed here on Wednesday.
RACE PHOTOGRAPHS follow this link to Sports Sunday
RACE SHIRTS: there were some race t-shirts left, they will be placed for sale through the merchandise link tomorrow
Keswick Derwent Island Swim Results: 129 hardy souls took part in today's swim, cool calm conditions were much nicer than last year, sun's just out now so should warm the water up a fraction for the triathlon tomorrow. Provisional swim results HERE
A Day in the Lakes... we are introducing an increaed safety feature to A Day in the Lakes triathlon this year based on feedback from competitors, motorists and the safety advisory group. All competitors are to be prepared for poor weather conditions on both the bike section and the run section. For the bike section all competitors will be required to have a working back light on their bikes. On the run section all competitors will be required to have prepared a race bag containing full body cover - long arms and long legs, a map a compass and a whistle and knowledge of how to use them. If weather conditions are poor you will be told in the race breifing that this must be taken with you out on the run and spot checks will be carried out around the course. You will not be allowed into transition to rack your bike without both of these.
Stockton Triathlon Festival 2012....There is still a technical issue about water testing and limits in a moving body of water, entries will open as soon as possible, in the meantime register your interest via www.EntryLive.com and you will be emailed as soon as entries open.
Stokesley Duathlon 2012.... Well that's the first TriHard Event of the year over with and a grand start it was too, 296 starters in the main race and 91 in the novice. The weather was superb and we have booked the same for the rest of our events. Well done to all those who took part and HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors and marshals. FINAL RESULTS HERE.....
Lots of great races to enter from clubs and other organisations from all over the North. Click above..