IRONMAN 70.3 MARBELLA @ Playa De Puerto Banús
Apr 29 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Marbella is located in the world-renowned Spanish Costa del Sol and is famours for its crystal-clear beaches and extraordinary terrain.
Flanked by the ocean and the mountains, it is one of the most beautiful locations in Spain, boasting one of the most luxurious marinas across the world – Puerto Banús – as well. This Andalusian city will be a spectacular host for athletes, as well as their families and friends. All participants will find a wide range of activities in the region and a perfect climate to make the most of their stay.

Athletes will swim in the Mediterranean waters. After the transition, located in the legendary Avenida de las Naciones Unidas, they will cycle the 90 km of the bike course through memorable settings like Puerto de Ojén, ascending along the “caracolillos” road. They will cross different towns like Onda, Coín, and Cártama. Athletes will then ride back to Marbella to enjoy the last 21 km run by the seafront promenade, flanked by cheering spectators as they strive for the finish line – right on the sand of Puerto Banús.

IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella offers 50 qualifying slots for the 2018


Herts & Essex Tri Super Series – Duathlon @ Redbridge Cycling Centre
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Ladies and Gents,

The first race of the Essex Multi Sport Super Series is on May 6th at Redbridge Cycle Centre and will be hosted by Tri Sport Epping club. This race is a duathlon consisting of a 4km run, 18km bike and 2km run of the 2km long circuit ie 2 lap run, 9 lap bike, and 1 lap sprint finish.

The race is free for Triathlon England members, but if you are not a member and require a 1 day race licence then there will be a £3 charge which goes to Triathlon England for the licence. Race instructions will be sent 2 weeks prior to the event.

If you would like to enter then please send your name, tri club, email address and TE number (if you want it registered on the TE race system) to pbaker8@ford.com by 18th April 2018.

Registration opens at 8:30
Duathlon start at 9:00

Can you also confirm on here if you are coming as well so we know roughly how many HTC’ers there will be as well.

Many thanks

Phil Baker

Tri Sport Epping Mens Captain

Herts & Essex Tri Super Series
Duathlon: 4km / 18km / 2km
Hosted by: Tri Sport Epping
Time TBC
Free event for members
Must race in HTC kit


May HTC Handicap @ Broxbourne Sports Club Bar
May 10 @ 6:15 pm – 9:15 pm

May HTC Handicap

The Hoddesdon Tri Handicap is a race of 7.1km (4.41 miles) which is run race around our BSC clubhouse.

Unlike other road races you may have taken part in, the start of the handicap is staggered according to individuals’ past performances, so that all runners finish the race at about the same time. This is the brilliance of the handicap race – both fast and slow runners have a chance of winning. If all goes well, there is an exciting finish down the final straight. The race rewards not the fastest runner but the runner who performs best relative to their previous performance.

The handicap is held on the second Thursday of each month starting at 19:30 hours sharp.

You vote ‘IN’ on this event before the end of Wednesday so we can arrange start order. You must be warmed up at the start by 19:20 hours.

Please come wearing your running kit: you can change at BSC and leave your bags at BSC or in your car. Bags / personal belonging left at the start / finish line will not be specially looked after. It is suggested you wear a head touch.

The handicap is for members or associate members of Hoddesdon Tri Club and costs £2. 100% of the money will be donated to charity as follows: Jan-March MacMillan, April-June Dementia UK, July-Sep Addenbrookes children’s hospital and Oct-Dec Air Ambulance.

Following the race, a medal and trophy (passed to each winner every month) are presented. Awards will also be given to at the end of the year to the most improved male and female.

The organisers at their discretion may change a competitor’s start time if they believe it does not accurately reflect the runner’s ability. Any runner suspected of intentionally performing below their ability in order to skew results may be disqualified from the handicap competition.

Unless it is your first race, you must wear club colours to take part (tri tops or suits, vests or t-shirts are all valid). Finally, please note that runners are not allowed to wear headphones while competing in the race, as runners need to be able to hear marshals’ instructions and other competitors and vehicles approaching from behind. Anyone who fails to comply with race rules risks being disqualified.

Clockwise – 3.5laps.

**as the Handicap is new we will be working your start times out from your Balke test result – if you haven’t done the Balke test at track please post ‘IN’ and your PB 5km time**

There will not be any hydration / nutrition on the route so if you want a drink you can leave it by the start / finish and have some when you loop past. We will however be heading to the BSC for a drink after the race!

To do:
Post ‘IN’ now if you are ‘IN’
Turn up at BSC on Thursday at 7 ish to warm up in appropriate clothing, head touch, £2 and money for a shandy
See you then!


Club Champs 2018 Standard Distance – St. Neots Tri (Race 1) @ St Neots Regatta Meadow
May 13 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

St.Neots Sprint & Standard Triathlons (Race 1)

2018 ITU Standard Distance Triathlon Qualifier

Regatta meadow, St.Neots is the perfect venue for testing yourself on a fast undulating course where the tempo is high and the competition is fierce (and friendly!)

Whether you are an experienced athlete looking for a very fast time over the one of the three distances, or you are a novice competitor looking for a safe and friendly venue for your first open water triathlon, then St.Neots triathlons are ideal. St.Neots is a great venue, the blaring PA, and supporters from the local town will push you beyond what you think you’re capable of. Whether it’s your first triathlon or you’re trying to qualify for the British Age-Group Team, we guarantee you’ll enjoy this fantastic venue.

The swim takes place in the beautiful clean waters of the River Ouse, with a simple out and back course followed by a one or two lap bike course that takes you through some of the most scenic villages in the area. Although undulating this course with its smooth roads and downhill last 5 miles will see some fast times. The run is a two or four lap course around the Riverside Park that loops past the finish area on your laps so your friends and family can support and cheer you on. The venue offers camping and ample free car-parking, so it’s an ideal event to bring the family to as they’ll get to see you swim, bike and run as well as have the opportunity to enjoy the park environment. The venue has very easy access to the local town that is a two minute walk away.

Entry Cost

Individual Standard: £65 + Booking fee.

Races will start from 08.00 – 8.30 am

Race start times will be announced nearer the time (see race brief). Race Briefing will take place at 07.45 am .