Donald Brooks appointed Sportiva Events Ambassador

Donald Brooks appointed Sportiva Events Ambassador

We are pleased to announce that local triathlete Donald Brooks from Teignmouth is our first ride ambassador. Don will be fitting as many Sportiva Events races as he can into a busy schedule that includes competing in triathlons at National and International Level. Don comes from a strong swimming background and competed in underwater hockey at International level. However after watching Bradley Wiggins and co in action at the 2012 Olympics Don fancied a new challenge & bought a road bike. After a couple of year's of casual cycling he tried his hand at triathlon & came a very respectable…

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10 Tips for Junior Duathlons

10 Tips for Junior Duathlons

We have over 100 children signed up for our Donut Duathlon on Sunday 24th March So we thought we'd come up with some tips to get you through the event. Check your bike (or scooter) and other kit the night before so you have everything ready. In addition to your bike/scooter you'll need a helmet, some trainers, some running kit and some warm clothes to put on after the race. Arrive in good time before the race. We reckon 60-90 minutes is about right When you put your bike into transition practise getting it on and off the rack several…

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Guide to Junior Triathlons

Guide to Junior Triathlons

Your child comes bouncing in saying "Mum! Dad!, guess what? I'm doing a triathlon!" You answer with enthusiasm "That's Great! Well done! A triathlon!" But one of two things will be going through your head. The first might be, "great, I know what this is" OR "A Tri....What?" It the answer is the latter please don't worry! Junior Triathlon is a brilliant way for kids to experience three sports in one go. It’s also perfect for kids with low boredom thresh holds and stacks of energy! Your child might be a good swimmer, great runner or just loves being on…

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Choosing a bike for your child

Choosing a bike for your child

Guide to choosing a bike for your child Isla Rowntree started Isla bikes in 2005 and said in a recent interview. “I was drawn to kids’ bikes because what was available just seemed so poor. We all know how much difference a light, well-fitting, well-adjusted bike makes to our enjoyment of cycling, so why were we putting our kids on such heavy and difficult-to-use bikes? That was where I started, simply wanting to improve kids’ experience of cycling in the hope more of them would enjoy it and want to do it again and again. As a small adult I…

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Sportiva Partners with the Property Press

Sportiva Partners with the Property Press

We are pleased to announce The Property Press as our official media partner for the first Exmouth Triathlon that is taking place on Sunday 20th May. In case you missed it here is the article the Property Press ran in Issue 78 Property Press is the market leading local property newspaper that is delivered to 26,000 homes every fortnight across East Devon. If you thought GPS was just for Strava think again. Property Press guarantees delivery by using GPS satellite tracking.  It's a win win as it ensures the copies reach their destination.  And this  in turn means the delivery…

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10 Tips for Beginner Triathletes.

10 Tips for Beginner Triathletes.

We’re getting lots of questions from first time triathletes. So we’d thought we’d put together some of the most common questions into a Beginners FAQ What order do you complete the swim, bike and run? (nb this is a genuine question from a beginner) You got it! That is almost always the order in a triathlon: a swim then a bike then a run. Think about an ironman triathlon (2 ½ mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26 mile run). It wouldn’t be safe to do the swim when you’re completely exhausted. I assume you have to bring your own bike?…

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Exmouth Cycles Sponsor the Exmouth Triathlon

Exmouth Cycles Sponsor the Exmouth Triathlon

We're pleased to announce that Andy Grist and his team from www.exmouthcycles.com is sponsoring the first Exmouth Triathlon on Sunday 20th May. Exmouth Cycles will have a stand at the Rugby Club offering last minute repairs and adjustments to competitors on the day. And Exmouth Cycles will also be supplying some of the prizes on offer. Andy Grist said `We're delighted to be involved in a grass roots event like the Exmouth Triathlon which really showcases the great cycling and running available in the Exmouth area. Ben Tisdall of Sportiva Events said `I'm really pleased to see the support the first…

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Exeter Deaf Academy Partnership

Exeter Deaf Academy Partnership

Take on a Tri to support young Deaf lives Sportiva Events is delighted to partner with Exeter Deaf Academy and help them raise much needed funds for the Academy's New Build – a multi-million pound project to build a world-class new Deaf Academy in Exmouth. The site will house the Academy’s school, college and residential accommodation, with the Academy creating a vibrant space designed to inspire students and connect them with the wider community. The new Academy is due to open in the 2019/20 academic year. Sportiva Events is offering free places on the triathlon to anyone who pledge to raise a…

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Donut Duathlon Video 2017

Donut Duathlon Video 2017

#DonutDuathlon, the movie. Don't expect too much as this was put together from a few clips our photographer took on his stills camera. But it gives you a flavour of the event. Next year expect a full scale production with drones, lights, film crews and much more... :-) https://youtu.be/TsWqXNdwLNE

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10 Tips for your first Duathlon

10 Tips for your first Duathlon

Just to be clear a duathlon is almost always a run, bike, run. Distances can vary but a typical sprint distance duathlon is a 5K run, a 20K bike and a 2.5K run. A standard distance is double those distances. The winning time in a sprint distance duathlon is likely to be around an hour with other finishers taking up to two hours. Duathlons start with a run to spread people out. If they started with a bike race there would just be a big, potentially dangerous bunch of riders. I was pretty naive the first time I tried a…

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