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National Sprint Triathlon……Iguana wins again and Duncan’s head catches fire in the pool!

National Sprint Triathlon……Iguana wins again and Duncan’s head catches fire in the pool!

Last sunday saw the rearranged national sprint champs take place up in sunny Hebburn, well perhaps not sunny but a lor drier than most other places. We had about 40 firefighters taking part, which is a few down on the usual number, probably down to the confusion with Oxford’s race getting cancelled. Anyway, it still didn’t stop some top times getting posted, especially from the older members of the section.Before the race had started though, … Read entire article »

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Majorca 70.3 Race Report (2012)

Majorca 70.3 Race Report (2012)

The European tour season got off to a flying start last weekend with 10 of our lads travelling over to Majorca for the 70.3, most were travelling on their own apart from Oggy who took his in-laws (again!!! Can the lad not go anywhere on his own?). The race itself was absolutely superb with seamless organisation and a brilliant bike route, future trips back there for another trip being well on the cards. Race day dawned, … Read entire article »

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Important: Hill Climb 11th April 2012

There are only 8 spaces left at the hotel for the 2012 Hill Climb in April. Don’t forget to keep the date free! Ed needs your £10 as soon as possible to secure your place. First come first served. Email eddie.cooper@twfire.gov.uk, message scoops on the forum, or phone him (07834355299) … Read entire article »

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QE2 Duathlon (6k run – 24k bike – 3k run)

QE2 Duathlon (6k run – 24k bike – 3k run)

End of season for some, start of winter training for others, either way it would be an interesting race as it was to be the inaugural QE2 Duathlon, near Ashington The day started with two laps (6k) around the QE2 lake. Ed Cooper, to much of the amusement of everyone behind shot off in the first half mile after ‘The Gazelle’ he was soon to be overtaken by Stephen McKenna (stn 44) who cemented his 2nd … Read entire article »

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Batey qualifies for 2012 ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships

Batey qualifies for 2012 ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships

Natalie Batey of Tyne and Wear FRS has qualified for the 2012 ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships. The event will be held in Eilat, Israel and Natalie has qualified for the 25-29 age group following her success at Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon earlier in the year. … Read entire article »

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Natalie Batey wins North East Grand Prix

Natalie Batey wins North East Grand Prix

Natalie Batey of Tyne & Wear FRS was the female winner of this year North East Grand Prix series. Daryl Oguona, also of TWFRS placed 2nd overall in the men’s series. … Read entire article »

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Tyne & Wear Triathlon

Tyne & Wear Triathlon

Congratulations to Daryl Oguona and Natalie Batey, both of the Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Tri Club, winners of todays Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue sprint tri in Hebburn. This years Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Sprint Triathlon played host to over 280 competitors. In recent years, the event has been blessed with good weather however this time it was a different story – more like four seasons! For the days earlier starters, the … Read entire article »

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Fire Service Sprint Triathlon Championships at Oxford

Fire Service Sprint Triathlon Championships at Oxford

Steve Clark (Humberside) became the National Sprint Champion after posting a storming time of 1hr 04mins 32 secs at the Oxford triathlon. Steve Fuller (left) presented Steve Clark (right) with his trophy on behalf of the race organisers. Steve said the race was an excellent one to win the Sprint title as the organisation was spot on and everything came together on the day. Steve will struggle to retain his title since he will be … Read entire article »

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