Sunday, 16 November 2008

Whinfell to send the A-Team to Wimbleball

Entries for the UK Ironman 70.3 triathlon are now open. Whinfell Harriers will be sending a full team to compete over the 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run course in the heart of hilly Exmoor. The race will be held on 14th June 2009 at Wimbleball lake.

So far we have the following confirmed entrants:

- Maurice (Al Poole)
- Champ (Ryan Evans)
- Jimbo (James Poole)
- Hinksy (Tom Hinks)
- Billie Jean (Jean Smullen)
- Crazy-Horse (Brett Welch)

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Crazy-Horse gallops at the Ballbuster

Brett Welch, (Crazy-Horse) galloped his way to a 4hrs 28 at the Ballbuster Duathlon at Box Hill in Surrey on 8th November. This is the biggest endurance race he's done so far in terms of time and distance, and is great base training for next year's Ironman 70.3. Well done mate!

Ballbuster is one of Britain's hardest duathlons taking in an 8 mile loop five times which includes the very steep Box Hill, in the format RUN (8 miles)-BIKE (24 miles)-RUN (8 miles).

There is a re-run of this race on 21st March 2009 for anyone interested. Czech out this link.