The next Avon Aquathlon will be held on Sunday 19th March 2017 at the usual location, Durrington Swimming Pool, SP4 8HH. Details will be publicised here and on the STAR website here. Entry will be via the British Triathlon events website once open.
This year's event will be held at Durrington Pool, SP4 8HH on Sunday 27th March 2016. It is now firmly set as as a Stonehenge Triathlon and Road club event, come along and give it a go!
The aquathlon was run on 5th April under the Stonehenge Triathlon & Road Club, partenered with Green Coaching. A lovely day with the early Spring weather, competitors raced hard in the sunshine. There were several novices trying multisport for the first time, great to see them start their triathlon journey.
This year's charity was the Motor Neuron Disease Association, and £160 was raised on the refreshment stall, thanks to all those who baked and Helen Fletcher for running it.
Great weather lead to some fast racing on 30th March 2014, with a good cross section of newbies and seasoned triathletes. £55.07 was collected in donations for Barnados on the tea and cake stall, once again many thanks to Carole and Jane Fraser for supplying much of the fayre and to Carole for running the stall.
This year's event was run under extremely chilly conditions on 24th Mar 13, as the never ending winter still gripped much of the country. A small but hardy group of competitors braved the conditions to make it a great day once again, with several novices taking on their first multi-sport event. This year's chosed charity was Naomi House Children's Hospice and the tea and cake stall raised £93, thanks to Carole Fraser for baking and for everyone that gave generously.
The Avon Aquathlon took place on Sunday 11th Mar 12, in memory of last year's winner, Lewis Andrews, who tragically died in 2011. A glorious Spring day on Salisbury Plain saw some highly competitive racing with a number of athletes aiming at the course record set by Lewis. Everyone did incredibly well, some doing their first multisport event. Donations were taken on the refreshments stall for the Lewis Andrews Foundation, and we raised an amazing £290.61, a big thankyou to all who attended in whatever capacity. Winners were presented with their prizes from Lewis Andrew's mother and it was lovely to have many of the family in attendance.
The inaugural Avon Aquathlon took place on Sunday 20th March at Durrington Leisure Centre, initial feedback was very positive and we hope to run more events in the future.
Shaun visited the Caribbean Islands of St Kitts and Nevis to deliver a week of training sessions for the TriStars race organisers, and compete in two major events whilst there.
The week started on 24th March with a very challenging 2.5 mile cross channel swim from St Kitts to Nevis. The race usually goes the opposite way but to celebrate its 10th anniversary we swam the other way. Those that know the course well were all surprised at how much harder it was going the opposite way across. Shaun had no reference point being a 'newbie' but said it was the hardest swim he has done!
The week concluded with the Tri Star races with both the 33.3 and 111 formats being available to attract a variety of international, regional and local participants. It was a great day of triathlon racing and the support on the course was great.
Results for all events can be found here.
Brand new in 2013, this pool based sprint race offers something for everyone, from novice to seasoned age grouper. The next race will be held on 8th June 2014. Follow the link for further information, results and entry details.
Event website here.