The weekend started early in Spain for the Long Course Weekend Mallorca. A debut event, taking the proven concept from Tenby overseas proved a big hit in Alcudia too – with British winners, courtesy of Lucy Gossage and Tom Vickery. Check out Lucy’s own report (HERE) on a format she describes as, “triathlon at its best”. We’ve also got video highlights HERE, a roundup on the results HERE and come and visit the main website to read Tom’s race-wining report too!
While LCW Mallorca was a debut event, it was the 28th year of the BallBuster Duathlon at Box Hill on Saturday. These days, five circuits of the hill seems to attract rather than put off athletes – and the 2017 racing saw Nicolas Besson and Tara Grosvenor take the winning honours. Check out the full report online HERE.
The ITU World Cup circuit finally ended in Miyazaki, Japan on Saturday (does the season REALLY need to be this long?). Summer Cook (USA) made it a win-double, having also topped the podium in Tongyeong a week earlier, with U.S. Team-mate Taylor Spivey in second. The men’s race was won by Marten Van Riel (BEL), who has finished 2nd / 3rd / 1st in his final three World Cup races of 2017. Sixth in the Rio Olympic Games, he’s a class act – and just got the better of Vicente Hernandez (ESP), the same Hernandez who just a week earlier won at Challenge Forte Village Sardinia. Full results HERE.
Back to the U.K. and OSB Events hosted their off-road Robin Hood Adventure Duathlon at Sherwood Pines. Harry Leleu was the men’s champion, while Victoria Sewell was the “blast from the past” women’s winner. Don’t recognise the name? Check THIS OUT!
One other event - ok, it didn’t involve racing (!) - this past weekend was the Golden Thread Ball. British Paralympic Silver medallist, Lauren Steadman, was one of the key organisers of this great event in central London. The black ties were out and plenty of familiar triathlon faces were seen without a hint of lycra. All in a great cause, raising funds for the Triathlon Trust and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Check out our gallery HERE.