Well done to all who took part this morning. Race photos will be at: CharlesWhittonPhotography & results are below:
RaceNewForest has used ‘Tailwind’ as the on-course energy drink at our winter trail running events and will be continuing the partnership across our Middle/Long-Distance Triathlon programme
We are delighted to have found such an effective product and in particular one which Joanne and Richard are more than happy to endorse through personal experience. Since ‘Infinit’ disappeared from the UK scene we haven’t really bothered with fuel for training but on a recent trip to North Devon between us we cycled more than 1200 miles with over 100 000 ft of moorland climbing with Tailwind the only sustenance and no sign of the dreaded “bonk” at any stage! Most of the rides were between 80 and 110 miles and long days but never out of energy.
And it’s not just us: at the recent HeartBreaker Marathon/Half-Marathon trail runs the athletes managed to consume more than five times the quantity of energy drink we would usually expect to get through. The reason: not only is it super effective but also palatable without the sickly “gloopiness” of some products. After the race we were inundated with enquiries.
If you’re entered for one of our longer races you should get hold of some to familiarise yourself with it and if you’re not in one of our races a) You should be!!! And b) get hold of some Tailwind anyway to see what all this fuss is about .
Heartbreaker Half & Marathon - race photos are now available to purchase from http://www.charleswhittonphotography.com/heartbreaker-marathon-half-28216
results from 28th Feb 2016 here:
Lymington Haven Sprint Triathlon - 12th June. Entries open!
2016 DOWNTON HALF MARATHON & TAILWIND 10 EVENT ENTRIES NOW OPEN!
So all swim courses are “much of a muchness”? Right? For many just a warm up before the serious business of cycling and running!
June 26th sees the first edition of The Gladiator which replaces (at least for 2016) the legendary ForestMan Triathlon. The shorter BoskMan will, as usual, run in tandem. Retaining and building on the regular New Forest bike course the new race will feature a flatter, more spectator – friendly run and a very special swim.
The Beaulieu River is one of very few privately owned rivers in the country. It meanders its way from Beaulieu past Bucklers Hard on its way to the Solent; tree lined and genuinely stunning.
We are delighted to be able to confirm that the Gladiator and BoskMan events will feature point to point swims to exit at Bucklers Hard. The Gladiator will start right up at Beaulieu and the BoskMan at Baileys Hard, offering a unique opportunity to experience some glorious views. Hopefully this unique opportunity will put a smile on the faces of those who generally don’t look forward to the swim and with a falling tide the competitors will have the benefit of some assistance so we’ll also expect some swift times too!
We’re hoping to also gain access to some Estate tracks we’ve not had access to before so keep an eye on the RaceNewForest website for more good news!
Over a number of years “ForestMan” developed a reputation for being one of the very best Full Distance Triahlons in the calendar. We reckon that this is going to be even better. Promise!
RaceNewForest is delighted to confirm that BoskMan will once again take place alongside our Full Distance event in 2016.
BoskMan (Long Middle) has always been ForestMan’s “little brother” and in response to considerable demand from our competitors we will be running it alongside “The Gladiator” out of Bucklers Hard next year.
The race will feature a 2.7 km swim, a 125 km cycle over familiar terrain and a 21.1 km run, flatter than the previous course and spectator friendly with out and back loops passing through Bucklers Hard village, using the same routes and Aid Stations as the full Gladiator
It is perfect Iron preparation with suitably long Swim/Bike sections and a run that’s not too demanding It also provides a great “stepping stone” for those who’ve, perhaps, done a couple of Middle Distance races and are looking to make the step up to a an Iron Distance race. Alternatively you could enter just because it’s a great race in a beautiful part of the country with the best marshalling, support and Aid Stations….bar none!!
New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon has been confirmed for 25th Sep 2016 and will once again operate out of Sandy Balls Holiday Park, making it an ideal family weekend away!!
We are also pleased to announce that the 2016 edition of the popular Middle Distance SwashBuckler Triathlon will feature a “full” 56 mile bike leg.
Competitors will now head down through quiet local lanes towards Lymington before returning to Hatchett Pond and joining the regular route there.
The change will ensure that the event meets BTF guidelines on distances, ensuring that our athletes will still be able to submit their SwashBuckler performance for International selection purposes.
Back in summer 2013 we did our own quadrathlon from John O'Groats to Land's End taking in the longest lakes & highest mountains in between. It took 4 of us 10 days, here's the film to show how we got on: whole film on OTV PLAY on YouTube