Race Report 08/09/2020

By |2020-09-14T19:09:03+01:0014th Sep, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

We are back out racing! It's been a while Ful-on Tri, but the first couple of weekends of racing, in more than 6 months, has produced some amazing results. Well done to all of those back out competing, it certainly looks like the competitive spirit has not been dampened. Some Ironman branded events are resuming [...]

Racing Blog #1: Meet the Fixtures Team

By |2020-04-28T14:27:36+01:0028th Apr, 2020|My Experience|

Greetings from quarantine. It's been great to see so much action and connecting going on over the last month or so - despite my lack of a turbo (or space to put one) stopping me joining in.   A few weeks back, we discussed with Ruth and Ed the possibility of producing a few "race [...]

Au revoir but not goodbye

By |2020-03-31T11:03:29+01:0031st Mar, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

Welcome back to your weekly race report… with one small nuance… there are no races to report on.   One of the responsibilities of the Ful-on Tri Fixtures Secretary is to write and publish a weekly race report, unfortunately it seems as though this won’t be required for the foreseeable future, and it is with [...]

Race Report W/E 22nd March

By |2020-03-24T10:44:20+00:0023rd Mar, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

As I sit watching Boris urge us all to stay indoors, I hope that everyone is keeping safe and well and as far away from each other as possible. We are being a responsible club, and have cancelled all group training sessions, however many of our coaches have stepped up to the challenge by offering [...]

Race Report W/E 15th March

By |2020-03-16T13:55:39+00:0016th Mar, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

Welcome to the latest Ful-on Tri racing news report, and hopefully not the last for the next few weeks. Despite the impending end of civilisation, it was good to see several events had gone ahead at the weekend. Obviously, the news has not all been positive. You will have seen major events moving to postpone, [...]

Race Report W/E 8th March

By |2020-03-11T12:33:21+00:0010th Mar, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

It’s that time of the year again – the London League has arrived once more – and, pending the official LL table, it looks like we put a good first shot across the bows. We also had our first triathlon of 2020, a bevy of long and hilly trail runs, more half-marathon action, an alternative [...]

Race Report W/E 1st March & W/E 23rd February

By |2020-03-03T12:04:41+00:003rd Mar, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

A lot happens when you leave your keyboard alone for a fortnight, not least the sky has nearly turned blue again. We’ve also had two fantastic weekends of racing. For the most part half marathons, they also included more Crit racing and our first TT event of the season. To help share what your race [...]

Race Report W/E 16th February

By |2020-02-19T15:15:10+00:0018th Feb, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

With Dennis hot on the foot of Ciara, who would have thought we’d have any racing this weekend. Well, we did. One mildly intrepid soul on Saturday, and two far more adventurous / foolhardy club member on Sunday – both running.   But before we dig into the weekend’s stormy exploits – it appears that [...]

Abingdon Crit Race Report, by Heather Mayer

By |2020-02-18T00:16:41+00:0018th Feb, 2020|My Experience|

On Saturday, I made a trip up to Abingdon to race in a criterium - a bike race on a relatively short circuit which you ride around multiple times over the course of 40-50 minutes, with the aim of being first across the line at the very end. I’d chosen to do this race somewhat [...]

Race Report W/E 9th February

By |2020-02-11T17:34:51+00:0011th Feb, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

Well… we just about squeezed in the final races of Cross Country before Ciara hit. This was the only racing of the weekend, but some great performances nonetheless. Lloyd Park held up its reputation as a set Sam Mendes would be proud of. Slightly more genteel conditions in Richmond Park. All followed by a well-earned [...]

Race Report W/E 2nd February

By |2020-02-04T12:43:00+00:004th Feb, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

Well, a lot has happened since our last Race Report, not least a changing of the guard at the top – welcome to our new Chairman, Richard Harper. The weather definitely cleared and warmed up a bit too, making for pleasant (if breezy) racing conditions this weekend. Obviously, there was also a day of varied [...]

Race Report W/E 26th January

By |2020-01-27T11:18:16+00:0026th Jan, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

Hopefully everyone got their racing and training in before the weather finally broke this afternoon. We had 4 events taking place over the weekend: cycling, trail running, cross country, and a 10k.     Southern Cross-Country Championships Over at Parliament Hill, John Borton was racing in the South of England Cross Country Champs – 8.4 [...]

Race Report W/E 19th January

By |2020-01-20T23:33:42+00:0020th Jan, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

Well, winter briefly showed its face this weekend with ice cancelling the Saturday morning ride. And, for the most part people either elected to stay indoors (doing dry January and eating pity chocolates or claiming a turbo session). However, we did have one brave soul out racing.     Run Through: Richmond Park Half Marathon [...]

Race Report W/E 12th January

By |2020-01-14T17:55:38+00:0014th Jan, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

Storm Brendan fortunately decided to arrive after the weekend, resulting in relatively “pleasant” off-road conditions for our two penultimate Cross Country matches of the season. Alongside these, we also had racing at Dorney Lake, a race in Portugal, and a trail run in Hampshire.     Men’s Cross Country Race 3 – Oxshott Woods Conditions [...]

Race Report W/E 5th January

By |2020-01-06T23:32:54+00:006th Jan, 2020|FoT Race Reports|

Happy New Year, and welcome to a new decade! Hopefully we’ve all rested and returned fresh, if not a little heavier and in need of our well run training sessions. Some of the club kick started their calendar year’s racing this weekend (I’m guessing it offsets the depression of taking down the decorations). All running [...]

Race Report W/E 22nd December

By |2019-12-23T15:09:47+00:0023rd Dec, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

It’s beginning to look a lot like… a rather damp Christmas. Good to see the Saturday ride successfully avoided the various overflowing rivers. However, some of the club decided rain and mud was just the thing for a good race. As a special Christmas treat, I have also updated the Race Calendar, and produced a [...]

Race Report W/E 15th December

By |2019-12-17T13:22:14+00:0017th Dec, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Well we’re 17 chocolates/lego models/bizarre pictures into advent and this is your penultimate race report before Christmas. There are a load more races on the club events calendar, so please have a look – if you’ve already entered things, or even if you’re stuck for ideas! Of course, this weekend, we only had two events [...]

Race Report W/E 8th December

By |2019-12-11T21:44:42+00:0011th Dec, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

So, apologies for the repeat link in the Newsletter – no, you’re not trapped in Groundhog day… unless you’re on your turbo – in which case… maybe. The weekend gone did actually feature a few new races and exploits. Ms Wright was back in action on a “short” run in the Southern Hemisphere. Rob Argles [...]

Race Report W/E 1st December

By |2019-12-03T15:10:11+00:003rd Dec, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Advent has officially begun and like that temperatures plummet and the trees remove the last of their leafy clothing. All this didn’t stop our club from racing. We had four big races, all tough in different ways, and all deserving of a big shout out from us – even though two of them probably garnered [...]

Race Report W/E 24th November

By |2019-11-24T22:28:16+00:0024th Nov, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

It’s still one week until the official countdown to Christmas, but don’t let that stop you deciding now that you need (I mean really need) to buy your Ful-on Tri Christmas party ticket (14th December)! It’s the best club evening… and you get to congratulate, or be one of, our award winners!! We guarantee that [...]

Race Report W/E 10th November

By |2019-11-12T10:50:52+00:0012th Nov, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Winter is coming. Well it certainly was at Epsom Racecourse on Saturday. Time to dig out those woolly hats again! This weekend was round 2 for Cross Country, and outside of that we didn’t have too much else going on aside from a bumpy half marathon in Spain. But first - the end of season [...]

Race Report W/E 3rd November

By |2019-11-05T12:29:30+00:005th Nov, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

What do you do when the local weather is blowing a gale and dumping rain incessantly? Well, you go race abroad. That’s just what our intrepid squad of club members did this weekend across one marathon and one triathlon. Sadly, for those racing closer to home, the inclement weather put a stop on the other [...]

Race Report W/E 27th October

By |2019-10-30T21:40:26+00:0030th Oct, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Coming a little late – paying the bills can be a bit of a distraction – this is what we were up to over the weekend. Quite a varied mix of races: distance running and cycling, and a triathlon. Do remember that, as recent club announcements (and previous race reports) have mentioned, we have the [...]

Race Report W/E 20th October

By |2019-10-22T06:38:52+01:0021st Oct, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Well, we’re one weekend into the new season, and there is no let up in triathlon results. There were a few others out competing in more traditional running races and duathlons too. Somewhere in the mix there was even a running version of the Rumble in the Jungle.   Before we dive into the recent [...]

Race Report W/E 13th October

By |2019-10-15T19:42:21+01:0015th Oct, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

How better to mark the change of Seasons than with the final Triathlon of 2018-19 (Kona) and the first of the Surrey League Cross Country races. We had running races of all distances and an aquathlon too! Before we dip into the final results of the season, a few updates: The race calendar is resurrected [...]

Race Report W/E 6th October

By |2019-10-07T22:26:58+01:007th Oct, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

As the sun sets gradually towards the Hawaiian horizon our last weekend of the 2018-19 season shook forth a few worthy results – namely two triathlons and two long running races.     Bournemourth Marathon Stretching his autumn legs, Nick Crandon took part in Bournemouth’s south coast marathon this weekend, finishing in a great 4hr [...]

Race Report W/E 29th September

By |2019-09-29T18:26:33+01:0029th Sep, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Writing at the end of a damp and blustery weekend, it’s great to see so many of the club still out racing. We also – DRUM ROLL – seem to have a race calendar where you can see who’s entered again! We did of course have our own club-run event “The Legs of Steel”. I [...]

Race Report w/e 22nd September

By |2019-09-24T11:53:53+01:0023rd Sep, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Good evening fellow tri peeps. The evenings may be getting darker early, and the season may be drawing to a close, but we still have a tonne of races to celebrate. The main events (for the club) this weekend were the final race of the London League (very much deciding our Men’s, Women’s, Mixed and [...]

Race Report W/E 1st, 8th and 15th September

By |2019-09-16T11:07:26+01:0015th Sep, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

I should first apologise for the unusual delay in turning around not one but three race reports. My goal with these is to avoid (as far as humanly possible) leaving any man or woman behind – you all do some fantastic races and the last thing I’d want is to create a report that selectively [...]

Race Report W/E 26th August

By |2019-08-26T21:23:07+01:0026th Aug, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Whilst some of us have been sizzling in the heat, others have been producing some sizzling results in last week’s races - forget the Vuelta and the Cricket. Athletics, triathlon, sportive and swimming filled the results hopper this time around. But first, a reminder that we have a big September coming up. We have 3 [...]

Race Report W/E 18th August

By |2019-08-19T22:35:57+01:0019th Aug, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

After last week’s solo racer report, we’re back on track with a weekend of mountains, fast cycling, mud, tunnels and triathlon records.     Swiss Alps 100 This looked both a beauty and a brute of a run. Based in the Swiss mountains, 3 options were available: 50km; 100km and 160km (running through the night). [...]

Race Report W/E 11th August

By |2019-08-12T19:58:36+01:0012th Aug, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

It's quiet... too quiet. But, we did have one race over the weekend.     Eton Standard Triathlon Our very own Alexie Calvert-Ansari was out racing at Dorney Lake this weekend. In this standard distance tri, he not only grabbed second place overall, but also broke the 2hr barrier, in a fantastic time of 1hr [...]

Race Report W/E 4th August

By |2019-08-06T10:19:05+01:005th Aug, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

I can officially say that whilst one can race 100 miles on barely any training… it’s not that wise. Bacon and eggs this morning never felt so guilt free. Numbers wise we had a very 2-wheeled and aquatic weekend. We did have a few triathlons too though.   Previous report omission Thanks to Xavier for [...]

Race Report W/E 28th July

By |2019-07-29T07:16:49+01:0028th Jul, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

This weekend capped one of the most spectator friendly Tour de France 3 weeks for quite some time, without the typical team Sky/Ineos race shut-downs, and a fantastic set of results for Colombia, France (despite shedding the yellow jersey with the alpine weather) and Slovakia (in the ever present and dynamic form of Peter Sagan). [...]

Race Report W/E 21st July

By |2019-07-23T12:34:52+01:0022nd Jul, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Before we get into this week’s race round up, sadly we had some very bad news yesterday: three of our fastest club racers were the subject of a nasty bike crash. Whilst John Borton escaped the full collision, Ruth Purbrook was in A&E with a broken collar bone, and James Ellis unfortunately came off worse [...]

Race Report W/E 14th July

By |2019-07-16T16:33:09+01:0016th Jul, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

The weather gods were kind again as we had another big weekend of racing. We may be a multi-talented club taking on varied events, but the London League is where it’s at – and finally we stuck in a massive performance. Orbiting around the edges of the Rumble at the Theme Park were also some [...]

Race Report W/E 7th July

By |2019-07-11T20:59:25+01:0011th Jul, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Coming back from a long weekend in the mountains, and I find that the weekend I am late in reporting on is also somewhat… long! Well, long in racing distances and achievements. Some, on the club Facebook page, might have thought the weekend was all about Roth. In some ways it was. But in many [...]

Race Report W/E 30th June

By |2019-07-03T22:37:20+01:003rd Jul, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Firstly, apologies for the delay in issuing the Race Report - I've been busy with bugs that help recycle rubber. With indoor temperatures still falling, the dust is still settling from a hot weekend of great racing. And what a mix it was: one London League race; 8 triathlons (including 2 Full Ironman events); an [...]

Race Report W/E 23rd June

By |2019-06-25T09:03:40+01:0023rd Jun, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

A mostly triathlon focused weekend, with Middle Distance and London League racing going on. Some great race results that go beyond the few glimpses scene on Social media.     Immortal Wimbleball Over in Exmoor National Park (a beautiful part of the UK if you haven’t been), Immortal’s latest event, at Wimbleball lake, was being [...]

Race Report W/E 16th June

By |2019-06-18T00:55:43+01:0017th Jun, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Congratulations to everyone who was out racing this weekend, and over the previous week. With the weather settling into a fairly typical British Summer pattern, there was a mix of rain, wind and sunshine to add some extra zest to the several triathlons, runs, swim and epic cycle adventure that made up the most recent [...]

Race Report W/E 9th June

By |2019-06-11T13:35:21+01:009th Jun, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

So, a bit of a story of 2 sides this weekend. We had some stellar performances by several of our club. However, somewhat offsetting this was a bit of a poor weekend for hygiene factors such as racing for the club or posting in advance what races our members are doing. A small dip we [...]

Race Report W/E 2nd June

By |2020-09-08T21:33:32+01:002nd Jun, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

A hot weekend, and we managed 5 triathlons and a couple of sportives!   Blenheim Triathlon The now regular annual feature of the sprint triathlon races at scenic Blenheim palace was on this weekend. Perhaps not the best value for money race, it is certainly one that rivals most for the setting (including the Castle [...]

Race Report W/E 26th May

By |2019-05-28T16:28:40+01:0027th May, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

A veritable mixed bag of races over the last May Bank Holiday weekend - who said running events were last season! In the mix we had some fantastic London League results, as well as some great triathlon / multisport performances!   Total Motion Aquathlon Down in Tooting, in the tropically warm waters of Tooting Bec [...]

Race Report W/E 19th May

By |2019-05-21T14:46:34+01:0019th May, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Only a week has flown by and we have a bevy of triathlons to report on again. The main event of the weekend was the Club Sprint Champs out at Eton Dorney rowing lake, but we also had middle distances, some mountain racing, and a TT in the mix.     Eton Sprints – Club [...]

Club Sprints – Eton Dorney – IMPORTANT!!

By |2019-05-16T12:31:17+01:0016th May, 2019|Club Info|

Hopefully everyone is excited about this Saturday's first mass club tri of the season! Personally I'm praying the weather holds fair, the traditional Dorney headwind is kind, and I don't die from lack of training.   1. ARE YOU IN THE RIGHT WAVE?! If your name is in the above start list, and you [...]

Race Calendar updates

By |2019-05-15T09:46:53+01:0015th May, 2019|Club Comms|

New races on the calendar: - Vitality 10k: 27th May - Edinburgh 1/2 and full marathon: 26th June - Snowdon Marathon: 26th October   If you have any others that aren't there message me on [email protected]   As a reminder: to let others know you are racing (which could be a nice thing to do [...]

Race Report W/E 12th May

By |2019-05-13T21:00:49+01:0013th May, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

A fantastic weekend of racing, kickstarting the tri season with a suitable bang. We had London League racing at Crystal Palace, Middle Distances a plenty, and an early race at Dorney lake. All this spanning 4 countries. But before we get to all those results... a bit of admin. I’ve been gently nudging you all [...]

Race Report W/E 5th May

By |2019-05-15T09:44:54+01:006th May, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

With a sizeable portion of the club out sunning themselves... sorry, training... out in Mallorca, this weekend might have been a quiet one. However, we still notched up two Middle distance tris, a marathon, an ultra, a couple of standard tris, and a local sprint tri.   Pontevedra Tri Cross Amanda Pirie was out racing [...]

Race Report W/E 28 April

By |2019-04-30T13:16:48+01:0029th Apr, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Triathlon season is finally here, despite the reports of yet more running. As proof we actually have triathlon race results to report! Oh, and there were some full and half marathon things going on too. Possibly a surprise TT in the mix as well.   Saturday - ELCTS Pembrokeshire Half Marathon Our lone Ful-on-Tri runner [...]

Race Report W/E 21 April

By |2019-04-22T22:15:26+01:0022nd Apr, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

A busy weekend: the sun visited; beer gardens filled; the Easter bunny painfully laid many egg shaped sweets; and, several of the club honoured the unofficial tradition of visiting the beach at Brighton. But (thankfully – given this week has seen me starting a new contract and moving flats) not many races occurred. In fact, [...]

Race Report W/E 14 April

By |2019-04-16T16:06:07+01:0015th Apr, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

The sun came out for a glorious weekend of racing. And it was a weekend of firsts: first Marathons; first race for our Club Chairwoman (for the season anyway); first middle distance in Greece. With Easter just around the corner, sit back for the last (or possibly penultimate) race report before Tri season officially begins. [...]

Race Report W/E 7 April

By |2019-04-08T21:56:11+01:008th Apr, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Well, apologies to all those poker faced club members who did or did not remember it was April 1st last Monday. Sadly this report is more factually correct. In a weekend where the real student (non-Olympian ringer) boat race didn't even get a mention on live tv (or the news reports), I will try to [...]

Race Report W/E 31 March

By |2019-04-02T13:16:18+01:001st Apr, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Another gorgeous weekend has flown by, and this can only mean one thing - it will snow this summer. Fortunately, all of our club racers managed to decide exactly what it was they wanted this week, and managed to complete it all by the end of March too. Though, we had a shorter list of [...]

Race Report W/E 24 March

By |2019-03-26T14:13:02+00:0025th Mar, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Spring is in the air, the blossom is out on the trees, the sun has ventured out for entire days at a time, the clocks are about to change, and meaningful vote 3 (presumably the worst of the trilogy) is days, months, years, or even days away. In this balmy climate of détente, we had [...]

Race Report W/E 17 March

By |2019-03-19T11:40:56+00:0018th Mar, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Gear up for a lot of racing news, as the high winds, rain and hail did nothing to deter the 36 club members out racing this weekend. And we’ve had some seriously fast racing to boot. As it’s not quite spring (but only 3 days to go!!), be prepared for a lot of half marathons, [...]

Race Report W/E 10 March

By |2019-03-11T15:50:07+00:0011th Mar, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Today is apparently the calm before a wet and windy week ahead - with the potential joy of hailstones tomorrow evening. No brimstone as yet. I’ve been assured we can choose our own weather by the end of the month though. Despite the blustery conditions over the weekend, as usual our hardy club was out [...]

Race Report W/E 3 March

By |2019-03-05T01:43:42+00:005th Mar, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Storm Freya (yes that is the Norse goddess of love, sex, beauty, fertility, gold, war and death - so basically the Game of Thrones deity) has passed over this weekend, and yet we still had some racing on. OK - some of this was in the muddy battlefields of Lloyd Park - but… not all. [...]

Race Report W/E 24 February

By |2019-02-26T00:48:34+00:0025th Feb, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

It’s been yet another weekend where journalists have used most of their efforts to identify places we are warmer than. And there was also some sport. Yes, in addition to Wales spanking England, and Jonny Brownlee winning the Super League triathlon in Singapore, we had a few of our own club out and about. As [...]

Race Report W/E 17 February

By |2019-02-18T15:48:16+00:0018th Feb, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Well, it’s raining again after a balmy weekend that definitely felt more springlike than midwinter - a bonus for all those out racing. We had a fairly large Ful-on-Tri contingent out over the weekend. Fortunately, none of Saturday’s cycling mishaps seemed to have affected race entrants. In total there were 5 races going on. Most [...]

Update & Reminder – Race Calendar

By |2019-02-18T16:02:29+00:0013th Feb, 2019|Club Info|

Thank you to everyone who has used and added to the Race Calendar so far, and for promptly asking for additional events to be added. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive so far. This post is in part a reminder that the Race Calendar is there (for those who have yet to view or add to [...]

Race Report W/E 10 February

By |2019-02-18T16:05:52+00:0011th Feb, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

As Storm Erik blew headlong into the UK, it appears that Ful-on-Tri was handing out its own battering at this Saturday’s Cross Country races - both in terms of impressive results and in the sheer number of runners we managed to field. That wasn’t all either. In the Southern Hemisphere we also had a (rather [...]

By |2019-02-07T15:05:24+00:007th Feb, 2019|Club Info|

We now have a Race Calendar - with actual races in it - AND... drum roll... that you can add your name to, if you're competing.   Please spare 30 minutes over the next week or two (and definitely before the end of February) to do the following: Find the races you have already entered, [...]

Race Report W/E 3 February

By |2019-02-04T12:49:28+00:004th Feb, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

This morning’s walk through the rain was about as far removed from sunny, sandy Dubai as you could imagine - and Strava suggests that many of you reacted to the weekend’s weather by staying indoors and switching on the Turbo… or, more likely, the rugby. However, we did in fact have two races, and 6 [...]

Race Results W/E 27 January

By |2019-01-31T11:19:27+00:0031st Jan, 2019|FoT Race Reports|

Written by Jon Moseling Welcome to my inaugural race report - following yesterday’s tightly contested committee elections. I’m slightly disappointed there hasn’t been some sort of Dr Who-esque regeneration… but for those that weren’t at our AGM, I am now the new Heather… a little bit like Peter Capaldi is to Jodie Whitaker. I don’t [...]

Race Results w/e 11th and 18th November

By |2018-11-22T18:56:17+00:0022nd Nov, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

Although it’s been a while, I haven’t forgotten the brilliant racing that has happened over the past couple of weeks. For starters, there was the second round of Surrey League Cross Country. On the Women’s side, a strong team of 15 showed up to race on a stunning Autumn morning in Nonsuch Park. Well done [...]

Race Results W/E 4th November

By |2018-11-08T18:43:14+00:008th Nov, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

And suddenly it’s November, the mince pies have hit the stores, coffee cups have turned wintry themed, and Ful-on Tri Christmas Party tickets are on sale (get yours now, especially if you think you’ve won an award, as you’ll get a cool cup to drink out of. Just ask Ruth or Nick how well that [...]

Race Results w/e 28 October

By |2018-10-31T17:26:57+00:0031st Oct, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

That summer I was talking about last week has very clearly disappeared: it’s 100% bobble hat season (Ehem...). Racing, nevertheless, continues for the FoT gang across all sorts of disciplines. First up was Sarah Lewis at the ETU Middle Distance Champs in not-so-sunny Ibiza. Despite crazy wet and wild conditions, Sarah battled through to claim [...]

Race Results W/E 21 October

By |2018-10-24T12:19:25+01:0024th Oct, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

It seems that despite being October, the summer hasn’t really gone away, providing an absolutely stunning weekend for triathletes. Perfect conditions for out Legs of Steel event, which took place on Sunday out in the Surrey Hills. Firstly a huge congratulations to Marija Lasauskaite for pulling off an excellent event, and thanks to all the [...]

Race Results W/E 14th October

By |2018-10-16T22:31:13+01:0015th Oct, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

It was yet another thrilling week of racing for Ful-on Tri. First up, on Wednesday, Xavier Faux took on the Civil Service National Championship Cross Country at Hampstead Heath, and managed to “destroy” himself along the way. Well done Xav! On Saturday, in balmy London, the first club Cross Country of the season took place, [...]

Race Results W/E 7 October 2018

By |2018-10-08T21:17:48+01:008th Oct, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

It was yet another busy weekend of racing, with a few late season triathlons, some adventure multi-sport swim-runs, and a lot of just plain runs! First up on Saturday was Shaun at Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote. Having had a pretty tough race at Weymouth in September, Shaun was out to test himself in less grim environs. [...]

Race Results w/e 30 September

By |2018-10-04T11:51:20+01:004th Oct, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

The membership year came to a close with a handful of September-end racing, and clearly the off-season is looming large. Congratulations to Richard Huntrods for completing the Hurly Burly swim, a 10k swim in Snowdonia. This is Richard’s second 10k swim in two weeks, the first of which was relocated to Shepperton due to other [...]

Race Results W/E 23 September

By |2018-09-24T10:36:09+01:0024th Sep, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

When you sign up for a race in late September in England, sometimes you get a beautiful clear sky with a crisp early-autumn chill. Other times, you get deluge. Unfortunately for many racing this weekend, it was deluge. But first, I forgot to mention last week we had Paolo Santamaria and Chris Brown out at [...]

How not to “train” for an Ironman

By |2018-09-20T10:09:09+01:0020th Sep, 2018|My Experience|

By Ian Baker Ian on the bike at Ironman Wales As some of you know, I originally entered Ironman Austria, but after a serious lack of training I pulled out and deferred my place to Wales. The thinking behind this was that it was a late season race, and I wouldn't have to [...]

Race results w/e 16 September

By |2018-09-18T21:21:10+01:0018th Sep, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

While the main competition of the weekend took place on the dance floor on Saturday night between social secretary Jackie “Twerk-off” Curley, Nick “It’s my birthday I can dance if I want to” DB, Jose “Can I take my top off yet?” Lopez, and Heather “I walked a half marathon on this stress fracture, watch [...]

“Recovery” Training

By |2018-09-17T12:48:01+01:0017th Sep, 2018|Club Info|

By Euan Lees, Director of Coaching Traditionally in mid-September the club enters a “Recovery” phase of training. As you may have heard your coaches say before, training and racing break us down and it's only during recovery that we actually get stronger (the body adapting to the stimulus that it has received). In the same [...]

Race Results w/e 9 September

By |2018-09-14T12:25:45+01:0014th Sep, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

It was such an incredible weekend of sporting achievements that it’s taken me until now to collect myself enough to write it up...or something like that…anyway, the results from last weekend were, as ever, inspiring. Obviously, the highlight of the weekend was the mixed relays at Eton Dorney on Saturday morning. 30 members of the [...]

Race Results w/e 2 September

By |2018-09-06T13:13:14+01:006th Sep, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

Welcome to September! The air is growing crisper, the thought of cross country is entering our heads (or should be…), and our rides are turning into cake trips: you know it’s nearly the off-season. But this is Ful-on Tri, and of course there are many racing right up to the end, including a number of [...]

Race Results W/E 26th August

By |2018-08-28T13:24:27+01:0028th Aug, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

For some people, the August bank holiday is a chance to unwind and soak up the last rays of summer with friends, barbecues and beers. For Ful-on Tri, the August bank holiday is more about seeing how much swimming, biking and running one can fit into 72 hours. The answer seems to be a lot. [...]

Race Results W/E 19 August

By |2018-08-20T23:12:15+01:0020th Aug, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

A big weekend of racing this weekend. Starting us off at the long end of the game were Jonny Williams, Julian Beazley and Phil Johnson out at Ironman Copenhagen. Jonny had an outstanding race, finishing in 9:31. While this is impressive for anyone, it’s particularly impressive for someone who had knee surgery in January, tore [...]

Race Results W/E 12 Aug

By |2018-08-15T22:13:23+01:0015th Aug, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

It was another exciting weekend of racing, with FoTers toeing the line at some high profile races and bringing home impressive results. This weekend brought the ETU Sprint Championships in Glasgow. Well done to Amy Ellerker, Nathan Sweeney, and Kerstin Mogull who all raced. Particular shout out to Kerstin who took the silver [...]

Optimising your Nutrition

By |2018-08-08T10:52:19+01:008th Aug, 2018|Nutrition, Training Tips|

Written by: Will Girling 15 top tips to help drop weight and still perform Feeling light on the bike, and not carrying a few extra pounds can make the difference between feeling like a seal going uphill or soaring up it like an eagle. Weight has a huge importance in cycling but also in health [...]

Race Results W/E 22 July

By |2018-07-23T10:55:51+01:0023rd Jul, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

Another sunny week in England, and I’m beginning to wonder if England hasn’t drifted out of Europe into the tropics. Fortunately for us, this makes for great triathlon weather, and Ful-on Tri-ers are taking advantage. First up this week were Haukur Hemisson, James Ellis, Sian Morgan and Tom Scott at the Standard Chartered 5k in [...]

Race Results w/e 15 July

By |2018-07-17T22:13:23+01:0017th Jul, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

While the world of professional sport was disappointing if you were an England/Federer/Nadal/Serena fan this week (I’m at least a Federer/Nadal/Serena fan, and for the sake of future visa applications I guess I should claim to be an England fan too), Ful-on Tri’s performances certainly lifted my spirits. First up this week was Nicola Busca, [...]

From Broken to Competing in Just 10 Weeks 

By |2018-07-17T19:26:48+01:0017th Jul, 2018|My Experience|

By Faye Sanders I joined Ful-on Tri in December 2016 and my first race was the Tooting Bec Aquathlon at the end of April 2017. A lovely sunny day but no amount of sun could have warmed us up following a nipple-shrivelling 11 degree swim! Never have I not felt my feet while running before - a [...]

Race Results W/E 8 July

By |2018-07-12T10:43:28+01:0012th Jul, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

Thank you Xav for taking over the report last week - I appreciated the break (and the chance to party post-IM - did y’all hear the after party was on a boat? It was. We rubbed shoulders with the celebs (see photo). And my liver has just about recovered, I think.) Lucinda, Heather, Jackie, [...]

Race Results w/e 1 July

By |2018-07-03T08:13:58+01:003rd Jul, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

Written by: Xavier Faux Oh it’s good to be back. Here, for this week only, whilst your usual performance commentator is enjoying a few beers in Austria. The busiest event of the weekend was obviously IM Austria. An incredible performance by all of you. I am so happy all of your hard work has paid [...]

Race Results w/e 24 June

By |2018-06-27T08:05:19+01:0027th Jun, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

For starters, like many of you (I hope!), I spent all day Friday glued to my phone, refreshing my instagram for Walt’s updates on how Euan Lees, Nick Berry and Shane McCauley were doing in their Channel Swim Relay. The guys did a truly incredible job, crossing the channel in 10 hours and 30 minutes [...]

Race Results w/e 17 June

By |2018-06-19T21:18:55+01:0019th Jun, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

This week brought one of the highlights of the racing calendar, the Parkland Relays in Richmond Park on Wednesday evening. We came away with two podiums, taking 3rd place in the Men’s and Women’s competitions. Congratulations to James Ellis, Geoff Maher, Shuan Wood and Euan Lees on the men’s side, and to Ruth Purbrook, Anna [...]

Race Results W/E 10 June

By |2018-06-12T14:05:15+01:0012th Jun, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

Another wonderful weekend for some racing, and our club continues to post incredible results! But firstly, going back to last weekend I forgot to mention that Jonny Williams completed Ironman 70.3 Durban, his first race after a knee surgery earlier this year, and managed not only to secure himself a slot for the World Champs [...]

Race results w/e 3 June

By |2018-06-07T11:39:35+01:007th Jun, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

At a race briefing this weekend, the organiser wrapped up his spiel with the inspiring words, “Don’t be sh...abby.” I think it suffices to say that Ful-on Tri never races shabbily, and this week’s results are yet more proof of that. On Saturday, Mark Nielsen, Shaun Wood and Emilie Quinn all raced at the Blenheim [...]

Race Results w/e 27th May

By |2018-06-01T09:33:08+01:0031st May, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

Last week saw some incredible sporting performances. Chris Froome took the Giro with an incredible 80km solo effort, Fulham Football Club returned to the premier league, England were comprehensively outplayed at Lord's to be beaten in the first Test (the BBC’s words, not mine), and Ful-on Tri continued to show dominance in not one, not [...]

Race results w/e 20 May

By |2018-05-23T09:29:01+01:0022nd May, 2018|FoT Race Reports|

Another stellar weekend of weather, another stellar weekend of racing. What an amazing club we have. For starters, Saturday morning saw yet another round of the London League at the Tooting Lido Aquathlon. Ful-on Tri had a big team turnout for the 810 meter swim and 7km run. Haukur Heimisson, euan Lees, Rob Argles, Tom [...]

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