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

I was pretty naive the first time I tried a duathlon. For a start I foolishly decided to start near the front. The first half mile was uphill & I was still near the front at the top of the hill. Unfortunately I'd gone deep into the red and for the rest of the 5K run could only watch as a procession of people passed me. On the bike, my strongest discipline, my legs were dead (as I hadn't practiced riding off straight after a run). At the end of the bike my fingers were too numb to do up…

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South Hams Triathlon Race Report 2016

South Hams Triathlon Race Report 2016

After the perfect conditions of 2015 it was back to normal British summer weather for the send South Hams Triathlon on Sunday 12th June. It started with a cold choppy swim followed by a damp and skiddy bike leg and a slightly muddy run. The red/green wave containing all the favourites were first off. First into T1 was Stephen Hammond a Vet 50 who managed the 750 metre swim and 200 metre run up the beach in a very impressive 12.02, Junior Harry Preston was less than a minute behind in 12.53 with Stuart Bereton in 3rd a further 15…

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South Hams Triathlon Sell out in Record Time

South Hams Triathlon Sell out in Record Time

In only its second year the South Hams Sprint Triathlon sold out three months early. The organisers Ben Tisdall & Stewart Bergman took the decision to limit numbers to 300 mainly because the runners have to cross the bikes to access the Run. Ben Tisdall said 'we wanted to make sure we could run the event smoothly and safely so reluctantly we're having to turn people away.' We are operating a free waiting list but will not be releasing any additional places just accepting people when people who've already entered notify us they can't take part. Also new for 2016…

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Duathlon Run Takes to the Gardens.

Duathlon Run Takes to the Gardens.

We had an overwhelmingly positive response to the new run routes for the 7th Dartington Duathlon on Sunday 20th March. For the first time we had permission to take the runs through the Dartington Hall Gardens.  They provided a great back-drop to the event and also meant that Run 2 in particular is considerably flatter. It's mainly on tarmac & paths with little chance of mud. Road shoes are now the best choice for Run 2. Run 1 also takes a loop through the Gardens and means we can now start the run just next to transition and still ensure…

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The 6th Dartington Duathlon Report

The 6th Dartington Duathlon Report

This was the 6th Dartington Duathlon and the second over the longer ‘Standard’ distance of 10k run, 40k bike and 5k run. Nearly 150 competitors took to the start line in near perfect racing conditions with a temperature of around 12 degrees and not much wind. In the first 10K run, Jack Lawson, winner of our sprint event in October 2013, already had a small gap at the halfway point. He finished the hilly run in 34.27, over 30 seconds quicker than last year’s quickest Run 1 split and over a minute ahead of a small group of challengers with…

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