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  • By popular demand we are holding another SUPER SPRINT tri……………… (20th Aug, 2018)

    on bank holiday Monday 27th August at Lydd – registration opens at 4pm and the race starts at 5.30 pm , usual format , 300m swim / 14k bike / 3k run – entries on the day only , the last 5 have all had perfect weather , can we make it 6 in a row ? Great fun for all abilities !

     

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  • Another brilliant evenings racing at Lydd saw a record 49 athletes taking on the…… (8th Aug, 2018)

    300m swim / 14k bike and 3k run , leading throughout was BRT ‘s Dan Marshman who came across the line in 40.09 , ladies were lead by Weald tri’s Nicola Stenning in 45.30 , both winners having their 2nd success of the 5 race series . The weather was yet again just about perfect with just a slight headwind going out on the bike and nearly all swimmers opting out of wearing a wetsuit .

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  • The 5th and Final Round of the Evening Sprint Tri …….. (6th Aug, 2018)

    is this Weds evening , the distance will be 300m swim/ 14k bike / 3k run , if everyone is ready we will start at 6.45pm as the evenings are really drawing in fast now , hopefully the skies will be clear as if its cloudy that light really will go sharpish .Loads of SPOT PRIZES on this one !

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  • ANOTHER FANTASTIC EVENINGS RACING AT LYDD……….. (26th Jul, 2018)

    saw wins for  15 year old JOE  TURNBULL (weald tri ) who lead from the swim , first back on the bike and crossed the line nearly a minute clear of the 2nd man . The huge ladies contingent (17 !!!) was lead home by AMY MOORE (1066 tri) , who was 4th overall as well . LUKE DRAPER came home in 50.44 at only 9 years old ! At the other end BOB SHARP (70+) completed the swim / bike combination to give his relay partner MAX TURNBULL just the run to take the relay win .Out of the 46 athletes who entered the water (26 o ) only one wore a wetsuit ( no idea who that was ? ) but we do have pictures …. perfect evenings racing –  last one in the series is WEDS AUGUST 8th – same distance – 300m/14k/3k – loads of spot prizes for this one !

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  • Don’t forget next WEDS 25th is our SUPER SPRINT TRi @ lydd (20th Jul, 2018)

    its a 300m swim , 14k bike and 3k run , a real red-liner !  Reg opens at  5.30pm and race starts at 7pm , car parking will be in the compound and NOT up the road – park sensibly please !

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  • 21 CONTEST EVENING TRI @LYDD…. (12th Jul, 2018)

    despite other attractions a good field took part in round 3 of the Sprint race series at Lydd , only one lady took part individually  , Sarah Lesting  taking the win . BRT’s Dan Marshman  moved into the lead on the bike and kept it on the run to finish in 61.02 , Weald Tri’s Team Jones took 2nd courtesy of Will Knights 19.02 run while Ed Crockett was 2nd individual with 66.54 . 3rd spot was Adalta’s Dan Weale in 67.20 .The weather was the best so far this year with a light breeze and sunshine , needless to say the roads were almost traffic-free !

    Next event will be Weds July 25th when the Super-Sprint (300mswim/14k bike/3k run ) takes place at 7pm , on August 8th we do the same again .

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  • Tomorrow night (weds) at Lydd … (10th Jul, 2018)

    quite a few of you have asked if we are still going ahead with the evening sprint tri at Lydd , the 3rd in our series . The answer is YES , we will be there , I know we may lose a few but these light evenings wont last forever and neither will this glorious weather , this time last year we were postponing races due to thunderstorms ! Come on down !

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  • Wins for Nathan and Hayley at the Maidstone Sprint TRi………….. (10th Jul, 2018)

    A fantastic mornings racing was had by the small yet select field who took on the 5th edition of the Maidstone Sprint Tri on Sunday . With quite a few first-timers and seasoned regulars taking part the results were mixed but it was Weald Tri’s new signing Nathan Chapman who kept clear crossing the line in 49.09 . The ladies were lead home by one of the large Maidstone Harriers contingent , Hayley Breathwick who recorded 56.33.

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  • SCOTT WISEMAN SETS NEW COURSE RECORD …….. (21st Jun, 2018)

    by just 4 secs in the 2nd round of the Lydd Evening Tri series , crossing the finish line in a stunning 56.54 for the 500m/20k/5.25km course . Second place was Keith Russell  , moving up from 6th last time  , with a 62.37 . 3rd man was Alastair Nicklin in 63.02 . Ladies were lead home by Dawn Bartell in  72.20 , Francesca Gardner took 2nd in 73.48 and Frances  Burnham 3rd in 75.53 .Top relay team was Weald Tri’s Luke Draper /Jeremy Towner/Kev Draper  in 63.27 . Whilst the sun shone everywhere else Lydd was treated with a fast moving sea mist which took temperatures down a bit making for a more comfortable run …..never the same there twice ! Round 3 is will be on Weds July 11th- if you havn’t yet raced our evening tri come and give it a go !

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  • A Brilliant morning’s racing at Cranbrook ……… (3rd Jun, 2018)

    saw wins for local Tom White , who came back first in 1.00.42 , closely followed by James Dodd of Maidstone Harriers in 1.01.34 and Joel Hodges completing the podium with a 1.02.34 , Claire Hitchens lead the ladies home with a 1.10.12 , chased by Viveca Stewart just 11 secs later and 3rd was Jette Kisendal in 1.21.21 , all in a perfect setting with great weather .

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  • Our first multisport event of 2018 …………… (27th Apr, 2018)

    is on Sunday at Harrietsham  , The Duathlon has Sprint and Standard options and also welcomes relay teams – if you want to enter on the day just come along after 7am and register – we will have a good mornings racing – rain not arriving till later PM – ???

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  • Yet another fantastic mornings racing at Lydd saw wins for …….. (11th Sep, 2017)

    Joel Hodges in the mens category and Lilja Dottesmir  in the ladies .The 19 (yes – 19 !) competitors were greeted with a flat calm lake (water temp 17.5) , very fast flat bike course and an equally flat run course , chip timing for instant results and a fully signed and marshalled event .Add to that a full prize list with trophies for overall and age group winners and you can see why everyone there was just a little bit puzzled as to why ,with hundreds of triathletes not more than a hour away , they were so few ? As its our normal Bodiam date which sees around 300 compete every year it would have been reasonable to expect maybe 25% of that number to race at Lydd , I know that the scenery isn’t as good but its still a Triathlon !

    Whats important though is that everyone there enjoyed the morning and just to cap it off we layed on a free BBQ/Drinks at the jetty to say thanks for supporting us – appreciated by all .

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  • TONIGHT’s TRI at LYDD is CANCELLED (2nd Aug, 2017)

    TONIGHT’s Evening TRI at LYDD is CANCELLED owing to strong winds and quite a lot of rain. Apologies. Rescheduled for NEXT WEDNESDAY, Aug 9th

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  • A record 60 athletes took part in our first evening tri at Lydd with wins for Andrew Carson (15th Jun, 2017)

    and Dawn Bartel , the weather was perfect with blue skies and sunshine ,  a light headwind on the return from Camber but it wasn’t without incident , Scott Wiseman was leading the bike and hoping to repeat his victory of last year when a 11 year old boy ran into his path without looking , both ended up sprawled in the road and an  ambulance was called , after checking over they were given the all clear  , our thanks go to Darren Hall and Andy Nicklin who stayed with Scott until he was ready to go and to Jay , our Camber marshall who brought Scott and his bike back to HQ . Roy Beeley had problems with a van making a 3 point turn in front of him (also in Camber) and one of our ladies was smacked by a passing motorist , quite deliberately , however she got his reg number and it will be reported to the Police for hopefully , prosecution .Other than that everyone seemed to enjoy a great evenings racing !

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  • A brilliant day at Cranbrook saw wins for Rory Hopcraft , just holding off the fast improving (5th Jun, 2017)

    Tom White  , of local club Weald Tri , who fielded over 40 athletes and took quite a few Age Group trophies home with them . For the ladies it was Heather Taylor on the top of the podium with  over 4 mins in hand .

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  • On-line entries have now closed for the Maidstone Duathlon but ……. (2nd Mar, 2017)

    we will take entries on the day (at extra cost) so if you wake up early on Sunday , decide you really need  (instead of having breakfast in bed ) to take part in a bit of run-bike-run come on down to Harrietsham Village Hall and sign up , much more enjoyable !!!

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  • Numbers are growing for the Maidstone Duathlon this coming Sunday but (27th Feb, 2017)

    we would still like to see a few more entrants – its a great event – very testing although this year we have added the SPRINT so the shorter distance of the sprint @ 3k/27k/3.5k can be tackled by virtually anyone – just a pair of trainers and a bike (and a few other bits ) and you are away ……

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  • Maidstone Duathlon will be our first race of 2017 and new for this year will be…. (24th Jan, 2017)

    the Sprint Distance , a nice flat 3k run  , quick dash down to Charing Rbt , turn and back again (27k) and another (but slightly hillier) 3.5k run to the finish . Meanwhile those who really want to burn up the miles can take on the Standard course , hoping they don’t get that famous “Charing” headwind …..

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  • Maidstone Duathlon adds new shorter distance ……. (18th Nov, 2016)

    by popular demand (the 55k standard was just too much for some !) we now have a sprint version for you to try – a flat 3k run followed by a 27k undulating bike then a slightly more challenging 3.5k run to finish (you) off ! And talking Duathlons those great guys (and girls) down at Deal Tri are holding obne of their winter series races at the amazing  Betteshanger Country Park on Sunday 27th – its a 3k run/15kbike/3k run on ther car-free circuit , i have raced many of these and can promise you a warm welciome even on a cold day ! Check their website for more details , www.dealtri.co.uk

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  • ONE MORE EVENING TRI @ LYDD …………………..AND A NIGHT SWIM ! (17th Aug, 2016)

    by popular demand we are going to hold another evening tri next weds 24th at Lydd (tn29 9jh) , its the usual 500m swim/20kbike/5.3k run , it will have to start at 6.15 pm though as the light evenings are well behind us now , registration will open at 5pm , £20 on the night gets  you a place !

    And for those that want to do something completely different – following the tri there will be a 1000m NIGHT SWIM – starting at 8.30pm , supported by paddle boards and jet skis for safety – for guidance you will be heading for a well-lit marker at the turn point . cost is £10 on the night .

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