Trish Deykin appointed Sportiva Events Ambassador

Trish Deykin appointed Sportiva Events Ambassador

We are very pleased to announce that Trish Deykin is our first female Sportiva Events Ambassador Trish will be presenting the prizes at the Dartmouth Triathlon on Sunday 9th June at Blackpool Sands. She is not competing in triathlon this season due to injury but will be taking part in the Goodrington Beach Swim on Sunday 7th July Trish's triathlon palmares are impressive by any standards but when you consider she’s achieved it while suffering from Multiple Sclerosis it’s simply extraordinary! When she was first diagnosed with MS she was told to stop competing in triathlons! At a more local…

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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 Triathlon 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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Choosing a bike for your child

Choosing a bike for your child

Guide to choosing a bike for your child that's suitable a triathlon 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…

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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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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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The First Ever Dartington Duathlon

The First Ever Dartington Duathlon

Despite the cold (2C) , blustery conditions nearly 150 duathletes took to the start line at the inaugural Dartington Duathlon on Sunday, March 24th 2013 18 year old Chris Perham took an early lead in the initial 5km run and came into transition (T1), in 17:04, nearly a minute ahead of second placed, veteran Jon Parkinson. It was a great time considering the very cold conditions that had two of the front runners pulling out with muscle strains, and the tough hill towards the end of the 5km lap. In third place was Joe Arundel. On the bike leg, however,…

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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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