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Hi All,

Lots of information below about club kit, so please read carefully as it covers:

 CLUB HOODIES / DEADLINES – closing soon


Hopefully you will have recently received details by email from Stuart Reilly re ordering new club kit (new stock, not new design). If not, then you can read it via this link which also has the order form available to download:

Key things to note:
A) Stuart will be at the club swim session this evening (Wednesday 2nd November) to collect order forms / cheques.
B) Alternatively, you need to get your form and cheque TO STUART by Tuesday 8th November (6 days time).

Any other questions re ordering new club kit, contact Stuart via


“Do you have any kit in stock to buy?” Yes, but only a very small number of items. (In case you are wondering why we don’t just ‘buy loads’ and then just sell from stock, most items are available in 5 or more sizes, often in male/female specific versions, and in different styles of kit. Now, if on average the club had to ‘invest’ £40 per item…that’s a lot of money tied up – and you never know if you’ll ever sell an extra-small ladies skinsuit!).

The items I do have left in stock from previous orders is now available online. See this page, the green column on the RHS of the table:

It’s worth having a look here, just in case there is something available now that you were going to order – you could save a few pounds and get it now. Note, these prices ONLY relate to these stock items. Once they are gone, they are gone.

In addition to these, there are also just four pieces of kit left over from our previous supplier (Louis Garneau**). You can see these at the bottom of the kit page above.

Two Tri-vests (Large size) – just £15 each to clear.
Two TT Skinsuits (1 XL, 1 3XL) – juts £25 each to clear.

(** note, the design of these items is very similar to the current Champion Systems version).

If you want any of these, act fast – first in gets them: I’LL BE AT SWIMMING TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY 2ND NOVEMBER) if you want to see/buy/pay in person. Help me clear them! Any questions:


Thanks to all who have responded to Lesley’s email re hoodie orders, over 20 requested so far. If you want one, email Lesley ( by MONDAY 7TH NOVEMBER with your size requests. £20 each, money on collection. Full details here:


I have quite a few of the red, Hillingdon Triathletes technical t-shirts remaining (all sizes, S-XL) that I’d like to clear – you may have seen some of the coaches wearing them at swimming: Hillingdon Triathletes logo printed on front (chest) and back (at the bottom). Ideal (and cheap) training attire – yours for £5 cash!

I’LL BE AT SWIMMING TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY 2ND NOVEMBER) if you want to see/buy/pay in person. Help me clear them! Any questions:


Right, that’s quite enough text for one email, but quite simply if you have any queries your contacts are (all of who will be at the pool tonight).

New Club Kit Orders: Stuart Reilly (
Remaining Kit Stock / T-shirts: John Levison (
Club Hoodies: Lesley Burchett (



Charity Quiz Night results!

Many thanks to everyone who attended our third Hillingdon Quiz Night - we hope you all enjoyed the evening, as well as raising a few pounds for charity. Congratulations to the 'Thai Brides' who once again, in a few close battle with the Bowd's 'Norfolk and Chance' (!) team, took the top spot by just two points. Here are the final results, and a picture of the winners!

The Thai Brides 112
Norfolk and chance 110
Agatha Quiztie 97
16 eyes 87
Utter Contempt 84
Clever Clogs 78
We need help 72
The United Nations 61
X 51



Saturday 4th September - Great River Swim, Chiswick (1km or 1-mile)

This popular event with club members takes place for the ninth time on Saturday 4th September 2010 at Corney Reach, Chiswick.

For 2010, you have the option of the 'usual' 1km event, or a new 1-mile race. Note: for the last couple of years the event has been sold out in advance, and on-the-day entries were not available.

Entry fee is just £10, and that includes a voucher for a drink (hot drink / soft drink / pint / wine) afterwards! Highly recommended, a small event with swimmers of all standards. Free car-parking close by too.




5th May 2010 - Bike for sale

Vanessa Taylor has a bike for sale: "Kona PHD Hybrid Bike 09 - Pearl White 54cm they retail at about £800.00 new it has hardly been used and is like new want £500.00 for it. It is a Hybrid Bike but good for someone who is just getting into sport and doesn't want dropped handle bars.
My telephone number is 07789224242 anyone who is interested"


Also for sale NOW SOLD!, the following great bike which is in Maidenhead. Contact for more details:

Frame:                  Dolan Aria Carbon TT frame, carbon wing forks & seat post. Frame is badged by Eschelon bike builders.
Wheels:               Campagnolo Proton.
Groupset:           Campagnolo Centaur. Carbon shifters & rear derailleurs
Bars:                      Deda Newton. Just taped with brand new Fizik bar tape.
Saddle:                 Scott.
Pedals:                 Fitted with basic pedals, as I’m sure you’ll choose your own.

Only used 3 times outdoors.  The rest of the time has been used as a turbo trainer over this winter season.

Reason for sale is that the guy using it is 6ft tall and 60 years old, and the 54cm frame size is a little small for him & his flexibility when tri bars are clipped on. So he is going to buy a larger frame. I would say that the frame is suitable for someone 5’6” to 5’10”, or taller if you want to go low and are suitably flexible.

Bike is in superb condition from indoor use only. Only signs of use are a couple of usual minor scuffs from shoe heel whilst pedalling.

Cost over £1600 new. Bargain at £750.




4th May 2010 - Orca ladies wetsuit for sale

Women's Orca Apex 2 wetsuit for sale. Details HERE.

Contact Emma Pickering ( / 07595 071003) for more information.



28th August 2009 - Great River Swim, Chiswick, Saturday 5th September, 3:45pm


If you would like to enter this fun event in the tidal Thames at Chiswick (approx 1 kilometre), then please note that it's virtually full, and you need to ender in advance. Please complete the form, and contact/email organiser Steve Newell ( as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

Details - HERE
Entry form - HERE



30th July 2009 - Handicap's for tonight's time trial!

Due to a distinct lack of are the handicap times for tonight. If you are not listed but intend to ride tonight, please let me know asap:

Name Handicap Adjustment
Roger Fowkes 00:00
Mark Edwards 00:00
Tom Korff 00:00
Dave Knight 00:30
Simon Claridge 00:45
Oliver Jones 00:50
Clark Schofield 00:50
Geoff Collins 01:10
Ian Gould 01:10
Mike Diggins 01:15
Jacob Gloor 01:20
Stuart Reilly 01:20
Dave Newman 01:30
Martin Ancketill 01:40
Adam Elderfield 02:05
Steve Hyett 02:15
Craig Dalkin 02:20
Sky Draper (W) 02:30
Daniel Thompson 02:30
David Micklewright 02:45
Dave Wardle 03:00
Steve Gardner 03:05
Philip Ellis 03:10
Colette O'Neill (W) 03:20
Andy Halliday 03:30
Martin Bowd 03:55
Tim Jones 04:00
Darren Beadle 04:10
Andy Sharp 04:10
Andrew Traube 04:25
Dave Towers 04:25
Mike Coates 04:30
Paul Gardner 04:45
Debbie Manners (W) 04:45
Stephen McAlister 05:00
Richard Nash 05:10
Andy Miles 05:20
Gillian McAlister (W) 05:30
Briony Hill (W) 05:40
Tim Byrne 05:40
Vanessa Taylor (W) 06:10
John Laird 06:10
Steve Hart 06:30
John Myall 06:30
Gemma Riddell (W) 08:10
Claire McMillan (W) 09:45
David Ramsay 10:00
Sue Palmer (W) 10:00



13th July 2009 - Want to learn to tumble turn?

Leon Harris (Hillingdon Triathletes member, and swim coach) is running a 'tumble turn' class on Monday 10th Aug at 7pm (Eton Pool) if you want to try and learn the art? The cost is £10 for one hour and there are 10 spaces available.

Book by return of email.



9th June 2009 - Planet X TT Bike for Sale

Aluminium frame with carbon rear triangle top tube 54 cm centre to cent

Mavic Aksium wheels (silver rims) /Continental tyres

Carbon bars (Planet X), bar end shifters, (Shimano 10 speed), Miche brakes 

Look Keo pedals

£400.00 ono. Contact Chris Pinnell, Mob.07932 559156 



21st April 2009 - Some photographs!

A couple of sets of photographs to highlight. On Saturday (thanks Stuart for organising), a group of Hillingdon members went to Newport Velodrome to try out some track riding. John Taylor took plenty of photographs which are available HERE.

Also, last night's duathlon (Monday 20th) was photographed by Dave Micklewright & Gemma, and is available for your consumption HERE.

Cheers guys!



10th December 2008 - 220 Awards – Round two voting now open: VOTE DAVE!

The final shortlists for the 220 Triathlon Awards have now been published, and voting is open for the final awards. Please take the time to vote – it’s all online (LINK BELOW), very straightforward and will take less than 5 minutes – triathlon is a relatively small sport, and your voice truly counts and makes a difference. Please note the following categories in particular. You don’t have to take my suggestions, but I would particularly recommend the following:

Jane Tomlinson Outstanding Contribution to Triathlon: I’m pleased to say that your votes mean that Hillingdon Club Chairman Dave Wardle has been shortlisted. Now, let’s see if he can win. I don’t need to mention (but I will !) that Dave has been the backbone of Hillingdon Tri for more than 20 years, organises the longest running tri series in the country and around 25 tri/du/aqua/tt/trailquest events every year, plus swim coaching, plus trips to Dovedale, plus Xmas dinners, plus…you get the picture, now vote Dave!

If you have friends outside of the club who regularly race at Hillingdon, get them to vote for Dave too!

Youth Triathlete of the Year: Sky Draper has just turned 13 years old, and is a regular at all of our kids events, generally winning by a very long way. She is a local girl, very talented and also a great kid. She won the London mini-marathon (again), all of the Hillingdon races and also won several adults races during the year, including a full open-water sprint distance event (which stunned all the other senior ladies there). She was just twelve at the time! Look out for her come the 2020 Olympics.

Race of the Year (<500 entrants): Rugby Triathlon. Not many of you were there, but myself, Colette, Stevie G, Andrew and Emma can confirm that this is a brilliantly run club event. It would be a worthy winner.

Race of the Year (>500 entrants): National Relays. Many of you were there – it’s fabulous. If you weren’t, make sure you join us next year (Saturday 22nd August 2009 by the way!)

Website of the Year: Hands up, I’m 100% biased here, but I hope and believe it is the UK’s leading triathlon resource. If you think so too, your vote would be very welcome.

***** YOU CAN VOTE HERE: *****




13th November 2008 - Bike, Wheels and Turbo for sale ALL SOLD




15th July 2007 - Wetsuit for Sale - SOLD!

Miriam is selling her wetsuit please could you put it up on the website? It is a Ironman Blue Seventy Energie size Female Medium, its only been worn about 6 times and is in as new condition £85ono. SOLD



28th May 2007 - Monday Bike Ride - 8.15 A.M. from Denham

With the race on Sunday, we'll be taking the opportunity to cycle on Monday. Usual time & place at Denham. Meet at the 'Nursery', which is on the Oxford Road (A40), approx. 200m north of Junction 1 of the M40 (Denham Roundabout).

Here's the MAP



27th May 2007 - Post Race Drinks/Food - "Load of Hay", Uxbridge - from 8 P.M.

To hopefully reflect on another good event (and because it's a Bank Holiday), we'll be meeting for a drink at 'The Load of Hay' in Uxbridge on Sunday night. The pub is near Brunel University, in Villier Street, a few yards from Cleveland Road. Hope you can make it. The pub serves good value food as well if you fancy something to eat. Links here to pub/map. Free parking in local streets.




22nd May 2007 - NATIONAL RELAYS - Your Club Needs You!

National Team Relay Triathlon Championship - Nottingham, Saturday 11th August

For the first time in many years, the National Relays doesn't clash with The London Triathlon. We also figured that with club numbers on the up, it was about time we got some teams entered and had a good club day/weekend away.

The event is held at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, which is the National Water Sports Centre - if you've been to Eton (Dorney Lake) and either ridden around or raced, it's like that!! The event is a relay of 400m swim / 15km bike (3 laps of lake), 5 km run (1 lap of lake), teams of 4 (Men / Ladies / Vets / Mixed) - everyone does all disciplines. The first swimmer swims, tags next etc....last swimmer tags 1st cyclist (who would have been the first swimmer!)...and you keep going until the last runner finishes. It's a really fun event, and becaue it's completely traffic free and laps, you get to see a lot and also cheer on your team while you wait for your turn (so you also get a short break in betwee disciplines). It's the nearest you get to triathlon in a stadium.

In order to try and generate numbers, we're looking to pay the team entry fees from club funds - what more do you want! Oh, there is camping available on site as well, and if you fancy even more racing, you can stay over and race the Nottingham Triathlon (same venue) on the Sunday.

Relays :

Interested? We'd like to enter teams in all the categories, hopefully more than one in some. You don't have to commit completely just yet, we just need an indication of numbers. Teams will be selected nearer the time. You don't need to be fast - as the distances are relatively short (and completely flat), it's a fun day for all from champion to novice.

If you are interested in racing, please can you send your name to Clark Schofield (



11th April 2007 - Latest News Updates...

A few updates for you this week:

West London Combine (WLC) 25-mile Time Trial - The next event is on Sunday 6th May (NOTE - This is the same day as our Bank Holiday Adults & Kids Duathlons at Minet Park), organised by Hemel Hempstead CC. Closing date for entries is 24th April - if you want to race, you MUST get your details (name / address / phone number) to our WLC Co-ordinator Ian Birch before this date. Contact Ian by email or phone on 020 8621 4341.

Club Time Trial 10 - Black Park - Thursday 19th April - Our first Club-10 of the year is on the Black Park / Pinewood Studios course. First rider of at 7pm. Registration / sign-on will be in the Car Park of 'The Stag' Pub on Wexham Street, Stoke Poges, which is close to the start in Rowley Lane. No need to enter in advance, just sign up on the night. ALSO, for those wanting to get in some 'brick' training, Richard Nash will be organising a 5km warm-down run in and around Black Park immediately after the event, so bring your running shoes along too! Of course, drinks are available in the pub afterwards...

Swim Time Trials - the next timed swims will be as part of the normal club session on Wednesday 18th April (Yiewsley Pool). Times from previous sessions are available in this spreadsheet.



27th February 2007 - Start List for WLC 10-Mile TT, Sunday 8th March

Here is the list of Hillingdon Members entered for this Sunday's 10-Mile TT on the Maidenhead Thicket Course. HQ is Knowl Hill Village Hall (where you need to sign-on and collect your number), which is also ideal for spectators & family etc, as the riders pass this point in both directions, plus you can keep stocked up on tea, coffee and cake...

If you are on this list but know you won't be riding, please let me know. Similarly, if you are not on the list but would like to ride, again contact me, and we will try and fit you in if anyone drops out.

Race Number Name Club Start Time (a.m.)
20 S Basu Hillingdon Triathletes 9.20
21 C Pinnell Hillingdon Triathletes 9.21
22 S Reilly Hillingdon Triathletes 9.22
23 D Knight Hillingdon Triathletes 9.23
24 D Roscoe Hillingdon Triathletes 9.24
25 Fiona Ford (L) Hillingdon Triathletes 9.25
26 R Moorehead-Lane Hillingdon Triathletes 9.26
27 Phil Ellis (in place of Leon Harris) Hillingdon Triathletes 9.27
28 Marcus Vallance (in place of Mike Coates) Hillingdon Triathletes 9.28
29 S Gardiner Hillingdon Triathletes 9.29
30 M Baxter Hillingdon Triathletes 9.30
31 P Baxter Hillingdon Triathletes 9.31
32 D Wardle Hillingdon Triathletes 9.32
33 J Lee Hillingdon Triathletes 9.33
34 Colette O'Neill (L) Hillingdon Triathletes 9.34
35 M Bowd Hillingdon Triathletes 9.35
36 A Colvin Hillingdon Triathletes 9.36
37 M Ancketill Hillingdon Triathletes 9.37
38 D Standage Hillingdon Triathletes 9.38
39 J Darling Hillingdon Triathletes 9.39
40 O Garrigue Hillingdon Triathletes 9.40
41 R Nash Hillingdon Triathletes 9.41
42 Michelle Ford (L) Hillingdon Triathletes 9.42
43 S Claridge Hillingdon Triathletes 9.43
69 Melissa Arkenstall (L) Willesden CC 10.09



17th February 2007 - URGENT: Entries for 4th March WLC Time Trial

If you wish to race in this Time Trial (entry is free to members) then you need to email Ian Birch THIS WEEKEND. Closing date for entries is Tuesday 20th, so please get in touch with Ian if you wish to race.



1st January 2007 - Bikes for Sale NOW SOLD!

Time Trial Bike (PICTURE)

52cm black Midway TT bike Approx = 54/56cm road bike (medium sized)

Aero tubing Alloy frame with rear wheel cutout Front end full carbon - handlebars, front fork and bar end shifters Ultegra groupset and components Mavic CPX22 wheels

It's done limited (dry) miles, around a half dozen rides and was custom built by the CycleDoc ( Kev Worster) in March this year. The Midway is a little speed machine, light and responsive to ride and was ridden to winning 10 and 25m time trial times this season. A reluctant sale because I've hardly ridden it and it's a great bike for straight line speed. Only selling due to getting sponsored bikes for 2007. See pic in 220 Triathlon (Issue 201, November p74). £800 ono


Full Carbon Road racing / Triathlon Bike (PICTURE)

Trek 5200 54cm (red) Fully integrated carbon frame, forks and rear 9 speed Dura-Ace components Titanium headset Cateye computer (measures speed and cadence) Mavic CPX 22 wheels Ideal first race bike, fully specced and well maintained. I raced the 2003 season on it and it's been a turbo bike ever since! £500 ono

Contact Fiona 07921354113 for more information/ pics or test ride of either bike....NOW SOLD!



10th October 2006 - A message from Clodagh Charles...

"Guess you guys have probably forgotten me by now, but I always mean to write but never get around to it. It has been over a year since we left the UK, just seems like yesterday. How is everyone, how did the season go? the time trials etc etc.

I have been checking your web site and keeping up to date with how you are going, it must be such a challenge for you, but then you are use to challenges, and if you have done an iron man event, I reckon you could do anything. All the best for now and the future, I hope it all goes well.

Well, so much has happened to me since I left the UK, pretty much to keep it short, we had a holiday in Zimbabwe on our way to Australia to visit Robs family, arrived in Oz, I got a job straight away, Rob took a bit longer as he had to wait for his Queensland Nursing Registration to come thru, we got a car, we got pregnant, we got married, we brought a house, we brought a different child friendly car, we had the child, and just waiting for the next challenge to come along.... Ty (our son) was born on the 13 July, he is just amazing and coming up to his 3 month birthday, sad, that I am counting in months, but it is all very exciting. He is just lovely, keeps us entertained for hours, and because of him I have been unable to train............ ahhh what a wonderful excuse. But shall get back into the swimming soon, and think about the rest later.

It is the beginning of the Triathlon season over here at the moment, so we are going to go and watch a few in a couple of weeks and see how they are done here. Most of the swimming is done in the open sea, which is a bit scary after the lakes in the UK. Please pass this on to Dave and whoever else remembers me, wishing everyone all the best. Remember if anyone comes to Brisbane to give me a call, I would love to show you around. We have some lovely cycle routes, nearly always ending up in either a fish & chip shop or a ice cream place....

All the best Clodagh"



1st October 2006 - A message from Bob Thomas...

"To all Hillingdon Triathletes,

As i am moving to Sussex , I shall be very sad to leave the squad and will have some wonderful memories.Special thanks to Dave Wardle (who, lets face it, is the mainstay of the club) as in the run up weeks to my competing in Switzerland (in the world champs and coming in 6th and first brit in my age group), he was out with me on the bike, encouraging me up the hills etc. I hope to see some of you from time to time and my new address and phone no are:

Little Crofton
27 Evelyn Avenue
West Sussex
BN16 2EJ

tel 01903 786274

highest regards to all,

Bob Thomas"



Anyone found a watch at swimming?

Can you help Emma Pickering find her watch? - "Last Wed 30th Aug at swim training, I left my green Baby-G sports watch at the side of the pool. Did anyone pick it up by chance? I will be there again on Weds (6th Sept). Thanks! Emma"



Bike for Sale - Injury forces reluctant sale of quality bike

Gary Hennesy is selling his Eddy Merckx bike, 56cm (centre to top), Columbus Steel Frame with full Campag Chorus 10-Speed Groupset. Would suit someone between 5' 8" and 5' 10". Lovely bike, only covered approx 1000 miles, injury forces sale. £550. For more details / photo's contact Gary by email or call 07866 375779.



21st July - Club Handicap Time Trial

A huge turnout for last nights club time trial, with a total of 40 riders starting - Dave Towers being the unlucky man to puncture at the far end of the course.

The event also incorporated this years Hillingdon Triathletes ' Handicap' Championship, which was hotly contested with plenty of personal bests and seasons bests recorded on the night. The winner though (for the 2nd straight year!) was Annie Birch, whose 29:22 on the night, represented an improvement of almost 2 minutes on last week, giving her a net time of 21:34. Not far behind, Steve Gardner (2nd), Colette O'Neill (3rd), Steve Hyett, Chris Pinnell, Bob Thomas, Ed Darnell, David Knight, Jacob Gloor and Simon Claridge (amongst others) all recorded their best times of the year so far.

Full Results are here.



23rd May - 12 Hour Mountain Bike (Relay) Event: 8th/9th July

Hillingdon have entered a number of teams into a 'Dawn till Dusk' type Mountain Bike Relay event on the weekend of 8th/9th of July. The event is being held near Salisbury, and runs from 8pm Saturday, to 8am Sunday, so it's a camping weekend. Teams of 4, just £25/person to enter. You rotate your laps between team members, so you get some rest / sleep / chance to eat in between efforts. Sounds good fun - if you think so, and would like to ride, please contact Dave Wardle who is collating entries (01895 677720 - reasonable hours please). You don't have to be an experienced mountain biker or fast to take part, so don't worry about being "good enough" to enter. Sure it will be good fun, as the 24 Hour "Mountain Mayhem" event I did a couple of years ago certainly was. Speak to Dave if you need more information.



13th April - Minor Change to Bank Holiday (1st May) Duathlon Schedule

For the Bank Holiday event, the Youths 15/16 years (race 1 in the London Series 2006), will now race with the Tristar 13/14 Age Group at 11 a.m., rather than as part of the Adults / Junior event over the longer distance at 9 a.m.. The Youths will now race 0.75km run / 10.5km bike (7-lap cycle) / 1.5km run.

A revised entry form can be found here, and full details of all of the days events can be be found on the Race Page. Please let me know if anything is unclear! Cheers, John.



19th March - Eton College Pool - Summer Aquathlon Dates

After a trial race last year, we will be running 3 Aquathlon events at Eton College Open Air pool during the summer. The distances will be (approx) 750m swim / 5km run. The pool is a very large Open Air pool, and wetsuits may be worn if desired. Full details / entry forms / costs etc to follow in due course, but for now, please add the following dates to your diary:

Tuesday 13th June
Thursday 22nd June
Thursday 6th July

Each race will begin at 7:30pm, and will no doubt be followed by a "swift half" in a local Pub!

I've updated the Hillingdon Fixture list, which is available in either Excel or Word format for you to print out and keep.



6th March - Bike Wanted!

Wanted - Second hand racing bike - small frame needed to suit someone 5' 3". Contact Cathy Court on 020 8423 0360.



29th January - 3 sets of Tri-Bars for sale

Fiona Ford has 3 sets of Tri-Bars for sale: ALL SOLD!



27th December - Top Quality Bike for Sale

A great opportunity to buy a top quality bike in extremely good condition:

A SIRIUS Micro-Frame, 24 inch low-profile. Reynolds 853 Tubing, with full 16-speed Shimano Ultegra Groupset. Wheels are Pianni Aero Rims with 20/24 Aero spokes and Hope hubs. Low Profile handlebars, with Syntace Tri-Bars & Bar End Shifters. Asking price - £500.

For more details contact Bruce on 01784 481004 (Wraysbury, Near Staines)


8th August - 'Au Revoir', 'Auf Wierdersehen'......

Good luck to several of our members who have (or are about to), move away from the London area. Ruth Burnett has departed for Oxford, Clodagh Charles will shortly be returning to Australia, while RAF-man Steve Warner is now in sunny Swindon. Good luck to all of you in your new ventures and locations, and hope you all enjoyed your times with Hillingdon Triathletes. Do come and see us soon!

Steve Warner has asked me to pass on the following message:

"I was wondering if through you and on to the website I could just thank all members of Hillingdon Tristars, (well that's what they were called when I joined!!!!) for making me feel very welcome during my 2 years at Uxbridge. I really enjoyed meeting and training with you all, even Cyril!!. I have now moved down to Swindon and will certainly miss the training sessions I did with you all. Best wishes for the future. Steve W"



19th June - Party Time at Clarks' - SATURDAY 26TH JUNE, DOORS FROM 7pm....

Note from Clark Schofield.... "Hello everyone. It's about time for a party, so free up next saturday fo a bit of imbibement. Simon (and Alan for a while) have just joined Clare and myself at 38 Rofant road, Northwood, so that calls for some bubbly. Plus its my birthday on the sunday.

Please come along, and bring CAKES (home made of course) and Beer (definitely not home made).

The theme will be 'international dress cliches', eg french: stripy t shirt with berret, onions, baguette, moustache, and black bicycle.

I will donate a prize for anyone who has a better costume than me, as voted for by Simon, Clare and Alan. Hope to see you there. Doors from 7pm.

Please let me know if you are coming so we can sort out floor arangements, and food quantities. You are welcome to stay over if required, and there may well be floor space at nearby houses if we are filling up....

Please forward to anyone I have missed out, and bring partners / friends if you have them.

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27th May - Bike & Bike Frame for Sale...

This months classified items from Hillingdon Triathletes members.....

Bruce Davidson has a Cannondale Bike for sale - it comes with 650 wheels (Campag Shamal front + spare, Specialised Trispoke rear), carbon forks, USE seatpost, Selle San Marco saddle, Dia compe headset, Cinelli/gripshift tribars, mix of 105 and Ultegra components, and is yours for the very reasonable price of £300. Contact Bruce on his mobile 07985 413 847



10th May - Can you lend Jacob a Mountain Bike? (He's 6 foot 3 tall....!). And you can SPONSOR HIM TOO.

From Jacob... "I'm entered in a team for this years Microsoft UK challenge trophy competition against 125 other company teams competing over 4 days in the Cambrian mountains. The event is a major fund raising event for the NSPCC [£450,000 last year]. Parts of the multi-stage event require the use of a mountain bike. This is the reason for my email. I did a practice event last weekend on my brothers old mountain bike which, being too small for my 6 foot 3 body, caused great leg discomfort. I am therefore seeking to borrow a mountain bike of a suitable size for the four days in early June. I'm not looking for anything high quality [you should see the bike I was on] as long as it fits my height.

Please sponsor me for this years Microsoft UK Challengers Trophy aiming to raise £500,000 for the NSPCC. Event details and an on line sponsorship form:"

If you can help, please contact Jacob Gloor by email or phone 020 8456 7148 or mobile 0780 136 8848




A couple of changes to next weekend's (1st May) Adult Novice / Kids Duathlons. The Youths (15/16) and Juniors (17/18) event will now be combined with the Adult Novice event. As a result, race distances will now be 1.5km / 12km / 1.5km (1 lap run / 8 laps bike / 1 lap run), and start time will be 9:00 a.m., NOT 11:45 a.m. as previously advertised.

Full details have been mailed out to entrants over the weekend, and should be with you all on Monday 25th or Tuesday 26th April.

We are still accepting entries on the day for the event, though please ensure that you register for your event at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time - don't leave it until the last minute! A revised entry form for the events is available here. Remember, the Hillingdon Duathlon forms Race 1 of the London Region Triathlon Series (ENTRY FORM) for the Tristar 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and Youth 15/16 Age Groups, and as such is a qualifying event for the Regional Team to represent London in the Inter-Regional Championships in September.



31st March - Training Camp & Race in Majorca

Derek Patterson has forwarded details of a Training Camp & Race in Majorca which may be of interest to Hillingdon members...

"Just in case anyone is interested a few of us, 3 girls, 2 boys so far, from Ireland a going to train and race in Majorca. Maybe you could circulate this e-mail around the members. The race is a standard distance event in Portocristo on saturday afternoon 30th April. 1.5km, 43km,10km. Nice location and fairly tough but scenic course. Usually around 60-100 athletes, very well organised on close roads. 1 lap swim, 3 lap bike a 2 lap round the bay swim. Mixed ability ranging from the 4th place world elite long course ibiza 2003 male finisher Marcel Zamora to normal club athletes. Some of us are travelling on the thursday ex heathrow, to stay for 2 nights in Portocolom then staying in a Villa near Pollenca old town for 1 week to train. Nearby indoor pool. My friend Ron, Trudy's swim/run coach and a close friend of Steve Trew, will be taking the swim sessions at nearby Sa Poabla indoor pool. We might also have a few dips in the sea before and apres the race. We usually swim and run every other day inculde one track session at pollenca, cycle each day include at least one epic 6 hour plus. A few one way options with back up car for those who want to join the long ones to the lunch stop! Pool is about 30mins by bike. Some of us are staying on till Tuesday 10th May. Villas are very reasonable at this time of year. We have space or athletes can stay nearby. You can check out The cost includes a car from sat-sat. The price for a 3 bed seems to be from around £395 per week. I think our 4 bed one was about £590. All are very well equiped and tranquil! The Portocolom accomodation is from 25 euro per night. race entry around 30 euro. Last year 300 euro 1st prize. If anyone want to travel the day /night before I can registar them on the friday evening. BTA licence okay. No problem putting anyone up if just travelling for a few days! Majorca triathlon website is note no "H". We will also be going back in september again for the half ironman My telephone no. is 01923828045 or mobile 07968900368. In Northwood to 9th April".



3rd March - Room for Rent and Bikes for Sale!

ROOM FOR RENT - Not any more - room now filled!


Fiona ford is selling her race bike... Now sold!

... while Rob Moorehead-Lane has TWO Cannondales available - Not now, as both are sold!



5th February - T3 Performance: Train with Annie Emmerson in Chiswick

T3Performance a new coaching organisation set up by Andrew Potter (multiple Hawaii Ironman finisher), and Annie Emmerson (current World Duathlon Silver medalist) are offering triathlon workshops and coaching based from the Esporta Health Club, Chiswick. Full details are available on their website, or via this attachment.



29th January - March Training Camp with Olympic Coach Steve Trew & Sian Brice

Steve Trew, coach to Sian Brice (GB Olympic Triathlon Team, Sydney 2000), will be holding the last of his winter weekend Training Camps on Sat-Sun 5th/6th March 2005 at Stoke Mandeville, Near Aylesbury. The camp is suitable for all standards, and the weekend will include 3 technique focussed swim sessions, Running (Track), Turbo and talks on a number of key areas. These weekends are excellent value for money, highly motivating and great fun. If you need any further information or convincing, please feel free to speak to me at swimming, or alternatively speak to Fiona Ford or Michelle Ford - all 3 of us have attended many of these weekends over the past few years - and we keep going back! Full details are HERE.



14th January - 2005 Race Calendar Available

Provisional dates are now available for all of the 2005 Club events - that's over 30 events!. This includes dates for
1) The Harefield Triathlon / Duathlon Series
2) Hillingdon Cycle Circuit / Minet Park Monday Evening Duathlons
3) Club Time Trials
4) West London Combine Time Trials

Remember, entry to all Club Time Trials and West London Combine events is FREE to all Hillingdon Triathletes members. Any amendments to dates / times will be published at the earliest opportunity on the website.

In order to make it easy for you all, I've produced a consolidated Excel Spreadsheet, or for those without such technology, a Word Document which you can download. These provide a consolidated list of fixtures / times / dates / places - so start planning your year now.

In addition, I've also compiled a fairly comprehensive list of other races in the region, around the country and indeed across the world, which can be accessed on the Calendar page. If you have any other events to add, let me know. Hope you have a good year.



14th December - Christmas Training

Some Details of Training times over christams. If you have any other sessions (training or beer!) that you would like to advertise to your fellow club members, then let me know and I'll add them in here.

Wednesday 15th December - LAST CLUB SWIM SESSION OF 2004
Sunday 19th December - Sunday cycling from Denham Roundabout
Wednesday 22nd December - Night Mountain Bike Ride! Meet at 7pm, Ruislip Lido Car Park. Drinks afterwards at the 'Waters Edge' pub at the lido. Bring your lights!
Saturday 25th December - Hillingdon AC Xmas day race (3.2 mile run), 10:30 at Hillingdon AC Clubhouse, Bury Street, Ruislip. Free entry if you bring a present (wrapped) of value approx £2.
Sunday 26th December - Sunday cycling from Denham Roundabout
Sunday 2nd January - Sunday cycling from Denham Roundabout
Wednesday 5th January - FIRST CLUB SWIM SESSION OF 2005



30th November - Around the Globe...

It would seem that a couple of our members are not satisfied with a good old-fashioned, cold English winter. RAF man Steve Hyett has been enjoying (?!) life in that well know triathlon paradise of.... Baghdad International Airport. I'd like to say I'm jealous, but I'm certainly not. Steve reports: "I hope to be back sometime in Feb - most probably in time for the last of the hilly chiltern reliability rides - which after doing no more than a couple of 30 min exercise bike rides a week in 40 degree heat could be a challenge.  Anyway, life's good, putting on weight - I have a brand new 25m open air pool to myself each morning, the sea is 30C and its too hot to run - (so I don't need to keep thinking of new excuses not to run). So train safe and have fun, I can't wait to get back to cold dark nights swimming at Yeiwsley - that's a lie actually". To prove that it's not all Baghdad and combat kit, his new open water training site looks a little different to Heron Lake at Wraysbury!

Meanwhile, over in Thailand, Dan Bingham has been mixing it with the triathlon elite with an excellent 19th place overall at the Laguna Phuket Triathlon in a field approaching 500 entrants. Looks as though he was also winner of the M25 category, and cycled faster than most of the top elite women including Barb Lindquist, Carol Montgomery & Lisa Bentley. Full results here. Congrats Dan - I guess we'll see you on a cold and wet Sunday soon.....?!



27th November - Sunday Cycling Reminder

Just a reminder that the main season may be finished, but that doesn't mean it's time to pack away your bike until the Spring. Our Sunday club rides have been in full swing for a couple of months now, with a consistently good turn-out every week, whatever the weather. Meeting Point is at The "Nurseries", Denham Roundabout, which is 200m along the A40 (Oxford Road) next to Junction 1 of the M40. Should you need it, there is plenty of parking available if you don't fancy riding to Denham - so no excuses that it's too far away! Ride starts at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

Rides are of the 'steady' variety at the moment with a mix of flats / hills around the Buckinghamshire countryside. We've typically been doing between 2.5 and 4 hours, often with a tea/coffee stop along the way. There is the opportunity to cover more distance or turn back early should you wish. A couple of tips and reminders:

1) Wear gloves - We've been lucky with the weather to date, but it isn't summer - you need warm gloves (so don't forget them Amrit!).
Bring money - Well, nobody wants to go hungry/thirsty at the cafe stop do they?
Bring Inner tubes & a pump - Punctures happen (rarely thankfully), but be prepared. (Girls - a smile often helps to save your nails!)
4) Keep warm - You don't need the latest Gore-Tex Windstopper (though it helps...!), but make sure you have plenty of layers on. If in doubt, wear more! Overshoes are particularly useful to keep your feet snug & warm and are a HIGHLY recommended (and cheap) purchase if you don't have them already.
5) Helmet - Obvious really?

Look forward to seeing you on Sundays - if you have any questions on the Sunday rides, feel free to contact me. Cheers.



16th November - Sunday's Duathlon: Details have been posted out today!

LATEST NEWS - Race Director Dave informs me that all entrants for this weekend's Duathlon at Minet Park have been mailed this evening, so expect to find details on your doormats by Thursday morining. In case you've forgotten.... the junior event (all age groups: 9/10, 11/12 & 13/14) begins at 9:15 a.m., and the Adults event (2.5 laps run / 15 laps bike / 1 lap run) begins at 10 a.m. (Each lap is a touch under 1-mile, @ approx 1.5km)

You should aim to register at least 30 minutes prior to your race. If you haven't entered already, Entries on the day WILL be available, so feel free to bring along your friends and clubmates for an end of season effort in a relaxed and safe environment.

Entry forms / location map can be found here. Web-master (me!) will endeavor to have results from both events online form the website by late afternoon on Sunday (if not earlier).

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning when no doubt it will be clear blue skies and glorious sunshine. Probably. See you there!



4th November - Childrens Duathlon To Be Held - Sunday 21st November

LATE NOTICE! In conjunction with our Autumn Sprint Duathlon (for Adults) on Sunday 21st November, we are going to host a childrens Duathlon prior to the Adults race. The event is for the Tristar 9/10, Tristar 11/12 & Tristar 13/14 Age Groups. All ages will start at 9:15 a.m., with the 2 younger Age Groups completing a shorter course. The races are held at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Minet Park, Hayes, West London. Minet Park provides a perfect and safe environment for Duathlon, as it's a traffic free, purpose built cycle circuit of approximately 1-mile.

Entry forms are available here for the Childrens Event & Adult Event.



31st October - Club Meal & Presentation 2004 - PLEASE RESERVE YOUR PLACES...

This year's Club Meal & Presentation has now been booked and confirmed for Wednesday 24th November, to be held at 'Sambuca' Restaurant, 113 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner @ 7:30pm for 7:45pm (Map).

The cost for the evening is a bargain £8 for members, and £12 for partners/guests, which includes 3 courses, coffee & wine! Bookings need to made in advance using this form. Please complete as soon as possible and return to Dave Wardle. If you have any queries, you can contact Dave by email on this address



14th October - Room for Rent

*** NO LONGER AVAILABLE *** Available from Hillingdon member Roger Knox - "I have a double room available for a single person in my recently refurbished house on Bridge Road, 10 minutes walk from Uxbridge town centre. As an athlete friendly environment, I will discriminate against smokers and pet owners. Available immediately at £400 per calendar month, bills included". Contact details: *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***



13th October - Autumn Sprint Duathlon @ Hillingdon Cycle Circuit

Our final event of a busy year will be held at Hillingdon Cycle Cicuit (Minet Park), Hayes on Sunday 21st November, start time of 10 a.m. Distance for the event will be 2.5 miles / 15 miles / 1 mile. Minet Park is a purpose built, 1-mile, cycle circuit - completely traffic free, and therefore a perfect environment for Duathlon, whether you are elite or novice standard. Entry forms can be found here



28th September - New Hyde Park Duathlon - 31st October

Serpentine Tri are organising the 'Jekyll & Hyde (Park)' Duathlon in....Hyde Park (!) on Sunday 31st October, over the distances of 7.5km run / 18.2km bike / 4.5km run. The course is entirely within Hyde Park & Kensington Park gardens, and Serpentine Tri have invited us to promote the event to Hillingdon members. The event will incorporate a team trophy (3 to count). Full details of the event, including entry forms can be found here. Do remember though, that the clocks go back on Saturday night before the race!



27th September - Trail-Quest / Orienteering Event & Social Confirmed: Thursday 21st October 2004

We will be hosting another of our popular Trail-Quest / Orienteering events based in Harefield, West London on Thursday 21st October. The event HQ is the Kings Arms Public House, Park Lane, Harefield Village.

Start times are from 6:15pm through to 8pm, with the Orienteering (running) event being 90 mins, and the Trail-Quest (mountain-bikers) having 2 hours to collect as many points as possible. Both events can be tackled as individuals or in teams. Come along and try something new.

If you can't make it along to compete, why not come along for a drink & social anyway. An entry form can be found here.



19th September - Club Meeting - Sunday 26th September, 7:45pm - PLEASE TRY AND ATTEND!

All members of Hillingdon Tristars are encouraged to attend a meeting next Sunday (26th September), at the 'Load of Hay' pub, Villier Street, Uxbridge - 7:45 p.m. for an 8 p.m. start. Location can be found here. We will be discussing lots plans for the club for 2005 including races, kit, coaching and anything else members wish to discuss.

Please do make an effort to attend and have a say in the direction & plans for your club. Free drinks while the Treasurer is present!

1) Treasurers Report
2) Change of Name
3) Club Kit
4) Club Meal
5) Race Series 2005
6) Election of Officers
7) Alterations to London Region
8) A.O.B.



13th September - Hillingdon Cycle Circuit (Minet Park) 2004 Duathlon Results

Tonight saw our last Monday evening Duathlon of the season at a cool, but dry Minet Park Cycle Circuit. We hope you enjoyed the 2004 events which seem to have been blessed with excellent weather throughout. Many thanks to all of our 'regulars', plus those who have been introduced to multi-sport for the first time during the season. We will be organising one more Duathlon in the Autumn (November), again at Minet Park, which will probably be a Sunday race over a longer course of 2.5 miles / 15 miles / 1 mile. Details when available, will of course be published on the website.

Full results from tonight, and indeed all Hillingdon organised events form 2004 can be found from the 2004 Results page.



5th September - London Region Triathlon - Important Information

There will be an important meeting about the future of triathlon in the London Region next TUESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2004 at 6.30pm – 8.30pm.  The venue will be:

SkillsActive Head Office: Castlewood House, 77-91 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1PX

The meeting will firstly discuss London’s ‘One Stop Plan’ (OSP).  The London OSP requires the input from the triathlon community of London.  Secondly, to help coordinate triathlon in London, an efficient and structured communications network needs to be devised to ensure the proposed plans and strategies can work.

All are welcome.  For further details please contact Tim Weeks on 07739 526558 or email him at



23rd July - Handicap Time Trial Results

A great turn-out for the last club time trial of the year last night (amazing what bribing people with free food will do...). As well at the final event of the year, it also incorporated the annual handicap event, giving everyone a chance to win. Steve Wrapson and Kate Beckett both recorded personal bests (congrats to Kate for going 'sub-30'), but it still wasn't enough for either of them to take first place, as that honour went to Roger 'Mad Dog' Knox just edging out Simon Claridge by 11 seconds.

Full results for the night can be found here, while a summary of the 2004 time trial events (Excel file) is also available here.



19th July - Club 'Handicap' Time Trial followed by FREE FOOD this Thursday, 22nd July

This thursday is your last chance of the year to record a time on the Amersham Road Course (start/finish in Great Missenden). The 10-mile TT will also be include a 'handicap' event within it, meaning everyone has a chance to win. All Tristar members are encouraged to attend, and in order to bribe you along, we will be retiring to the pub afterwards for a FREE meal / drinks.

First rider starts at 7.45pm PROMPT, so please aim to sign on in the Great Missenden Car Park by 7.15pm.


20th June - Triathlon Series Race 3 RESULTS

Results are now available from today's race, the final event of our 3 race series. Please advise the webmaster if you spot any errors or omissions. (RACE NUMBER 253 IN THE DUATHLON - Can you let me know who you are!)

Congratulations to today's winners - Chris Heape for the men, improving on his 5th place last month. For the women, Fiona Ford completed a clean sweep by winning all 3 of the series events. Dan Saith overcame a deficit from the run to finish first in the Duathlon.

The plethora of good results from Tristars members appeared to be a direct result of the excessive carbo-loading undertaken at Clark's party until the early hours this morning.... or perhaps they were escaping a 'little chat' with Colette, or could it be they were chasing the god-like image of Clark 'Jesus' Schofield in a loin cloth !!! (You had to be there, you really did.....)

For the series overall, honours go to our own Steve Hyett who despite being a veteran was the highest placed points scorer. With Steve taking the overall award, the Veterans prize went to Glenn Helsby, with Robert Doyle first Super-Vet. For ladies, Fiona Ford was a clear winner, with Danita Tinn finishing as first lady veteran. Dave Towers recorded his fastest time to take the Duathlon series trophy.

Best wishes also to race number 159, J Ndiritu, who had a nasty fall on the bike - best wishes with your recovery. Many thanks to Jacob Gloor and G Lubnor who both stopped to ensure he was ok.

Finally, many thanks to everyone who has assisted with running these races, notably Race Director Dave Wardle who puts in an enormous amount of work for these events, plus all of the marshalls, canoeists, time-keepers, referees, supporters and anyone else I may have forgotten!

Hope you all enjoyed the series - if you did, please let us know. Also, if you think we could improve on anything for next year, we would welcome your feedback.

See you again next year! (watch out for the shark...)



14th June - Got the wrong wetsuit?

Did you wear an 'Orca Predator 2' wetsuit at the Hillingdon Triathlon on 30th May? If so, please can you check that you have the correct suit / size. One of the competitors, Joe Richardson, has an Orca wetsuit (a size 6) from the event, however he is 6ft 4' and his suit should be a size 9 or 10... Perhaps (?) you raced at Windsor yesterday and suddenly found your wetsuit seemed a little large? PLEASE CHECK YOUR WETSUIT?

Should you find you have the wrong one, please contact Joe ASAP BY email, or give him a call on 07930 416896



14th June - Post Race Meal & Drinks - This Sunday (20th June)

Calling all Tristar members - Are you racing this Sunday? If not, why not come along and help with marshalling the event? All members are encouraged to come along and will be most welcome - it's a fun morning, honest! After the race, we'll be going for drinks / food to the 'Coy Carp' in Harefield - drinks are free... incentive enough? The race starts at 8 a.m., and we're normally all done and dusted by 11 a.m., convenient for opening time... see you there.



8th June - Hillingdon Triathlon Series Race 3 FULL

Once again the Triathlon Series is proving so popular that Race 3 on 20th June is now full. The provisional start list / race numbers for Race 3 have now been published (Excel Format). Also, overall standings for the Series after Races 1 & 2 are now available.

Please direct any queries on these items to the webmaster. I look forward to seeing you all on 20th June.



3rd June - Clark's Housewarming Party / BBQ - with a Xmas twist!

Clark Schofield would like to invite all Tristar members to his housewarming Party on Saturday 19th June. From 5pm, there will be a BBQ - his address is 38 Rofant Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3BE. There is a twist however - the party has a Christmas theme! Please bring along some crackers and prezzies (£2 max) for the 'Secret Santa'...



30th May - Hillingdon Triathlon Series Race 2 RESULTS

Results are now available from today's event, Race 2 in the 3 race series (UPDATED Monday 31st May, 11 a.m.). Please advise the webmaster if you spot any errors or omissions. Hopefully (?!) we have correct split times for 100% of the field.

Congratulations to today's winners - Alistair Brown (last week's Duathlon winner) who finished almost 2 minutes clear of Patrick Brown, who in turn pushed last weeks winner Dave Simpson into 3rd place. John Griffen took the vets prize finishing 4th overall.

In the ladies event, Fiona Ford repeated her win of last week, with Nicola Juniper taking second and Libby Cameron retaining 3rd position.

A smaller Duathlon field saw Richard Xerri a comfortable winner for the men, with C Powell the first female. A special mention to James Ruffell teamed with his dad Richard, who at just 11 year's old showed many of the senior athletes how to run!

There are a few places remaining for the last event in the series on 20th June - please enter as soon as possible as we will be full again before race day. Entry Forms can be found here



25th May - Hillingdon Triathlon Series Race 2 - Sunday 30th May IS FULL!

Once again, demand has outstriped supply, and race 2 in the Series at Harefield is now closed. There will be NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. The start list for the event can be found here. Your last chance to enter this year is the third and final race on 20th June.



23rd May - Triathlon Series RACE 1 Wrap Up

What a glorious day! Let's hope the weather holds for races 2 and 3. Provisional Results are now available for today's event. Please let me know if you have any queries or spot any errors. Well done to our winners: Dave Simpson (who had to finish like Mario Cippolini to edge out Gary Dykes), and Fiona Ford in the ladies event. In the Duathlon, Alistair Brown finished first in a small, but high quality field.

Apologies also to Glen Helsby, who was the 4th Male veteran finisher, but was overlooked at the presentation - my fault I'm afraid...sorry.

There are only a few places available for the Race 2 and Race 3 - as of today, we are unlikely to be accepting Entries on the Day.

Hope you enjoyed the race - if you did let us know, if you didn't tell us how we can improve for next time!



17th May - Hillingdon Triathlon Series Race 1 - Sunday 23rd May IS FULL!

As posted last week on this news page, as expected we have reached our race limit for Race 1 this Sunday. There will be NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. Entries are still available for Races 2 and 3 on 30th May and 20th June, but don't delay. Details and entry forms can be found here



16th May - Age Group Winners at Eton

Congratulations to Ian Birch and Ted Hamilton who won the 50-54, and 55-59 Age Groups respectively at the first round of the Eton Sprints at Dorney Lake today. Results here.



16th May - Open Water Swimming at Heron Lake, Wraysbury

Heron Lake, Wraysbury, is again open for Open Water swim training to get yourself ready for the race season. The lake is open every weekend from MAY through to SEPTEMBER between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Many Tristar members are 'regulars' at these sessions, typically in the water by 7:30 a.m (Saturdays). Fees for swimming are payable to Heron Lake Swimmers who are now organising the facility, and are £3.50 per swim. However, save yourself some money by purchasing a swim-card (10 swims), which via a club is just £20 (i.e. £2 per session). See Dave for details. During the summer they plan to hold a 6-race series of Swim/Run Aquathlons - details to be published on soon. UPDATE (3rd June 2004) - The first Aquathlon (swim/run event) will be held @ 7 a.m. on Saturday 19th June. Cost is £5 plus usual lake entry fee. Book up at the lake, or contact Martin at SBR

Heron Lake is the home of the British Disabled Water-Ski Association, and is just off junction 13 of the M25. Bring along your wetsuit (and some post-swim coffee!) for a great start to the weekend.



11th May - Triathlon Series Event 1 - May 23rd: ALMOST FULL

If you are planning to compete in the first event of the 2004 Hillingdon Triathlon Series on May 23rd - get your entries in NOW! We fully expect the event to be sold out by this coming weekend, which will mean that entries-on-the-day will be very unlikely. The events are ideal for all from Novice to Elite, and are held over the unusual format of swim-run-bike. Details and entry forms can be found here. For those of you that have entered already, race details are due to be sent out this Thursday (13th May).



9th March - Triathlon Series Race 3 Date Change

The final event (Race 3) in the 2004 Hillingdon Triathlon Series has been brought forward a week to Sunday 20th June @ 8 am. Held at Harefield Outdoor Activities Centre, the events are probably the longest running triathlon series in the country, and attract competitors of all standards. The races are held over distances of 600m lake swim / 6km run / 22km cycle (swim-run-bike format). For those that don't want to get wet, a Duathlon (run-bike) is held in conjunction with the Triathlon over the same course. Entry forms are available here.



24th February - Duathlon date AND location change

Our first Duathlon of the year, originally scheduled for Sunday 28th March in Harefield, has now been switched to Minet Park (Hillingdon Cycle Circuit), and will be held on Saturday 27th March @ 2pm. This will be the first of NINE Duathlons held at the circuit this year. Full details of the Minet Park Duathlons can be found here, while a complete listing of Tristar events for 2004 is also available (Excel file).



15th February - Bargain Bike for Sale

Due to injury, Rob Creer has a bargain bike for sale that needs a new home. Details:

It's a "Dave Lloyd" Reynolds 653 frame with Mavic Mach 2CD wheels / Continental 26" tubs, Shimano Ultegra groupset, Looks pedals, Gripshift gear shift on Scott Tri-Bars. Campagnolo headset, Selle Italia 'Flite' saddle. Also two spare tubs and a pair of Specialized size 42 shoes if anyone wants them. Rob is asking just £150 o.n.o. Interested? Contact Rob by email - TOO LATE, NOW SOLD!



19th January - Trail Quest event announced - Thursday 4th March 2004

On Thursday 4th March we will be hosting an Orienteering/Trail-Quest event based in Harefield, West London. The 1.5 hours for Orienteers (running) and 2 hours (for MTBs) score events start between 6.15pm and 8pm. A great opportunity for triathletes & adventure racers to try something a little 'different'. Entry forms can be found here.




Bruce Davidson, a member of the Tristars for several years, has quit his life in the City financial sector after two decades and re-trained with a diploma in personal training.

It is probably unlikely that many triathletes will need any help with their training programmes (!) but he can provide nutritional advice and, perhaps of greatest interest, can provide treatment and rehabilitation for injuries and also sports massage (pre- or post-event). For those of you who just want to feel good, improve skin condition and lymphatic drainage, amongst other things, he is also qualified to provide (Swedish) massage.

Prices: £35 for each session of injury consultation and treatment & £35 for one hour's full body massage. At the moment he will travel to you (within reason)

For further details contact Bruce on 07985 413 847 or, or check out his website



13th January - Reliability Rides

Looking for something to get you cycle fit over the next couple of months? Courtesy of Ian Birch, here are details of the six Chiltern Reliability Rides.

The Chiltern Classics return this year as an expanded series of 6 events on consecutive weekends from 25 January through to the last weekend in February. Each event is based in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, with the Hemel CC and Harp RC events being particularly demanding over 100 hilly kilometres. For those that would like a less arduous challenge, the Hemel and Edgware events feature the option of a shorter route.

The 100km events have time bands of 3-3½, 3¾-4¼, or 4½-5hrs. Entry fee for each event is in the region of £3.00

Sunday 25th January

Team Quest 100km Reliability ride

Sunday 1st February

Hemel Hempstead CC 100km & 50km Reliability ride

Sunday 8th February

Harp RC 100km Reliability ride

Sunday 15th February

Edgeware RC 100km & 50km Reliability ride

Sunday 22nd February

Willesden RC 100km & 60km Reliability ride

Sunday 29th February

CC Luton 100km & 40 miles Reliability ride

There are also a couple of rides organised by The Westerly Club on February 15th (100k or 50k) and 22nd (100 miles). Details can be found on their website (follow the rides link)



3rd January - 2004 Swim training

Swim training for 2004 begins on Monday evening, 5th January as Yiewsley Pool re-opens for business. Hope you all had a good xmas and new year, and are ready to get back into the water! Full details of Tristar training sessions can be found here. Please bring a T-shirt along to swim in, as we shall be doing some 'resistance' sessions over the next few weeks.



19th December - 2004 Tristars Fixture List

2004 will see another full calender of events organised by Hillingdon Tristars. Our headline events, the Hillingdon Triathlon/Duathlon 3-race series, based at Hillingdon Outdoor Activity centre will be on 23rd May 2004, 30th May 2004 and 27th June 2004. These events were FULL this year, so don't leave your entries until the last minute! Entry forms will appear on the website early in the new-year.

We will also be running the popular Monday evening Duathlons at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Minet Park, Hayes throughout the year. An ideal, traffic-free location for all standards. All this, plus club time trials, Trail-Quest and a new Novice Duathlon are planned for 2004. Here is the provisional full list of events



13th December - World Championship News

Clark Schofield represented Hillingdon well last weekend at the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Queenstown, New Zealand. Competing in his first Championships, Clark finished 51st in Age Group 25-29. Having already qualified for next year's event in Funchal, Madeira, I'm sure he'll be looking forward and training hard for an even better result in 2004. Congratulations.



Christmas Mountain Bike Ride

The annual Christmas mountain bike ride will be held on Sunday 21st December, starting at 9:30 a.m. from the Hillingdon Athletic Club Car Park, Bury Street, Ruislip.  Dave promises mulled wine and mince pies afterwards (!), so please make every effort to come along to this social ride through the Ruislip, Harefield and surrounding areas.  Remember to wrap up warm, wear gloves and don't forget you're crash helmet.


29th November - Autumn Duathlon Survives the Rain & Cold!

Congratulations to all of the athletes who survived the torrential rain and freezing conditions of our final Duathlon of the season last Sunday. It was great to see so many of you out in what was not perfect Duathlon weather! Under the circumstances, it was a welcome decision by Race Director Dave Wardle to reduce the advertised distances down to 2 miles - 10 miles - 1 mile.

Racing was very close at the front end. After his usual blistering running, Rohan Kennedy took a lead into T1, closely followed by Tristar's own Clark Schofield, in his final preparations for the World Champs in New Zealand. During the cycle, the lead changed with Vince Ellerby (Tri-Force) recording the fastest bike split to lead in to the final run. Schofield & Kennedy were close behind though, and managed to overtake Vince on the the final lap, with Rohan taking the win by just 18 seconds. In the ladies section, J Limpitlaw claimed victory, closely followed by J Conibeck. Full Race results.

Many thanks to all of the athletes, officials and supporters who have attended our races this year. We plan on another full race programmer for 2004, full details of which will be published early in the New Year.



16th November - Book now for the Hillingdon Tristars Christmas Meal - THURSAY 4TH DECEMBER!

The Annual Tristars christmas meal is now booked for Thursday 4th December, at 'Sambuca', 113 Field End Road, Eastcote, Pinner @ 7:30pm (Map).

Cost for the evening is an extremely reasonable £7 for club members & just £11 for guests. To book your place, please speak to Dave Wardle at swimming, or contact him via email at We hope you can all make it along to reflect on an excellent year of performances & events for the club. See you there!



15th November - Another Championship Silver for Colette

Tristar Colette O'Neill added to her Championship medal haul today, with a Silver at the AXA PPP Healthcare sponsored British Indoor Rowing Championships. This huge event, held at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena attracted thousands of competitors of all ages, including Olympic Champions Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell, while Sir Steve Redgrave was in attendance for the presentations. Competing in the 30-34 Division, Colette completed the 2000 metre distance in a time of 7 minutes 23.7 seconds.



8th November - BTA London Region AGM to be held at Hillingdon Duathlon - 23rd November 2003

The BTA London Region AGM will be held on Sunday 23rd November 2003 at 12pm
The meeting is being held in conjunction with the Hillingdon Tristars Autumn Duathlon at Minet Park in Hayes (map)
Everyone is very welcome - London clubs, athletes, coaches, officials, parents, race organisers etc. 
Any club sending a representative will get two free race entries into the duathlon (starting at 10.30am) - entry form

The meeting will include an update on all the exciting developments within London and plans / preparation for 2004. 
All the committee posts will be up for re-election - so this is your chance to really get involved! An Agenda will be circulated nearer the time.
Please contact Emma Forward, Regional Development Officer on 07739 526558 if you are planning to attend


26th October - Trail Quest & Duathlon events announced for November

Hillingdon Tristars are pleased to announce TWO November 2003 events which will be of interest to mutli-sport athletes of all standards. On Thursday 13th November we will be hosting an Orienteering/Trail-Quest event based in Harefield, West London. The 1.5 hours for Orienteers (running) and 2 hours (for MTBs) score events start between 6.15pm and 8pm. A great opportunity for triathletes & adventure racers to try something a little 'different' in the off-season. Entry forms can be found here.

On Sunday 23rd November at 10:30 a.m. (i.e. you can have a lie in!), we will be running our final Duathlon (run-bike-run) of the year at Minet Park, Hayes. The 2.5 mile / 15 mile / 1 mile event is suitable for all standards of athlete, and the traffic free environment of Minet Park make this an ideal and safe location. For more details, check out the Duathlon Page.


5th October - Colette Takes Silver in Inaugural British Rowathlon Series

Tristar's World Duathlon medalist Colette O'Neill took British Championship Silver today when finishing second in the 'Rowers Revenge' triathlon at Marlow. The 4km row / 25km bike / 7.5km run event was the third and final race in the British Rowathlon Series, sponsored by Concept 2. Having won the first event at Castle Combe, missing race 2 at Thruxton due to illness meant that today's event was crucial in the 'best 2 of 3' scoring system. Despite an excellent row, the culmination of 3 high level races in 3 weeks straight after illness took its toll with her usual powerful bike section being below par - Bala World qualifier followed by Silver at the World Airline Road Race 10k in Florida last weekend.  Despite coming into transition with the eventual winner, she lost contact on the run, finishing just 45 seconds adrift and missing out on the first prize of a Concept 2 rowing machine. Still, an excellent performance given that Colette had never been on a rowing machine before July this year. The series promises to be bigger and better in 2004.


2nd October - Tristars on their way to Madeira

Congratulations to Colette O'Neill who qualified for the 2004 Age Group Triathlon World Champs in Madeira, Portugal, at the end of season Bala Olympic Distance event. She joins fellow tristars Daniel Bingham & Clark Schofield (25-29 Age Group), and Ted Hamilton (55-59) who all qualified earlier in the year. Fingers crossed too for Richard Dann and Jack Simkin, who are 1st and 2nd reserves respectively for the 20-24 Division, courtesy of their performances at Bala.


23rd September - Race Victory for Steve Hyett

Congratulations to Steve Hyett who continued his great form in Aquathlon events with a win in the last Leybourne lakes event of the season on Sunday. With a comfortable lead from the swim, he went on to record the fastest run time too.


1st September - World Duathlon Success for Tristars, British Championship for Steve

Yesterday saw 3 Tristars take on the never ending hills of the ITU World Duathlon Championships, just outside Zurich. The ladies Age Group race was subject to the worst possible conditions with torrential rain and cold throughout leaving many of the competitors finishing in various stages of hypothermia. Despite illness in the days leading up to the race and the conditions however, Colette O'Neill managed to earn a fantastic World Championship Silver medal in the 35-39 division - congratulations Colette!

In the Mens 60-64 division, the evergreen Bob Thomas raced well to earn his best ever World Championship result of 6th, just pipped on the line for 5th by an American. He claims he's now 'retired' from International Competition, but with his best result to date, surely he's getting better with age!

In the 35-39 section, David Lancaster raced well to finish in 60th place, beating several of those who had qualified ahead of him earlier in the year. On such a tough course, it was great to see all 3 Tristars members finish in one piece! Results can be found here

Elsewhere, in Llanelli Steve Hyett was first veteran in the British Aquathlon (swim/run) Championship held over a 750m (open water) swim and 5km run. Another great result in what has been an excellent season for Steve.


14th July - Success for Tristars this week!

Plenty of excellent performances in the past week. In the sunny island of Bermuda, Colette O'Neill picked up another 2 race wins, including the Shell Gold Cup Triathlon over the Sprint Distance, raced in hot & humid temperatures barely 12 hours after stepping off the aeroplane! Yesterday, Steve Hyett came within 2km of an outright race win at the Leybourne lakes Olympic Distance triathlon, finishing second overall & first veteran. On the same sunny morning, another 2 Tristars were in the medals at the 3rd Eton Super Sprint event, where Ted Hamilton won the 50+ division and Ian Birch finished a close second in Age Group 45-49. Congratulations to all of you. Full details in the results pages.


30th June - Tristars Qualify for World Triathlon Champs 2003

Congratulations to Colette O'Neill (35-39), Richard Dann (20-24) and Clark Schofield (25-29) who all earned qualifying places for this year's World Triathlon Championships In New Zealand at the recent Royal Windsor Triathlon.


1st June - Hillingdon Series Race 2

The second race of the Harefield series saw some tough competition. Tristar Richard Dann was a clear leader out of the water, eventually finishing 10th overall. In the ultra competitive super-vets section, Richard Nash reversed the race 1 results by getting the better of Ted Hamilton. Neither was fast though to beat the first lady overall, Tristar Colette O'Neill who maintained her excellent form. Bad luck for Michelle Ford though who fell of her bike (picking up some nasty cuts), but who gamely continued to finish to lead the women's standings ahead of Race 3.


25th May - Tristars at the double!

Another successful weekend for the Tristars. In the first Harefield Triathlon of the 3-race series, Clark Schofield just edged out club-mate and 2002 series winner Julian O'Donnell to take the overall win. Ted Hamilton showed great early season form to edge out Richard Nash for the first super-vet positon, while Steve Hyett just pipped Ian Birch to take the 3rd vet positon - both athletes continuing their excellent starts to the year. In the Ladies race, Michelle Ford finished second, having lead after the run section - in only her second triathlon! Results

Over at Potters Bar, more Tristar success at the Furzefield Sprint Triathlon. A large field of 250 athletes registered for this popular Eastern Series event. Colette O'Neill continued her excellent run of success with her 3rd victory in as many weeks, good enough for 22nd overall. In the men's event, Daniel Bingham produced a great performance to finish 6th overall, in a race won by Jersey's Commonwealth Games representative James Amy. Results


18th May - Tristars dominate at the Hatch End Triathlon

Fantastic results for Hillingdon Tristars at today's Hatch End Triathlon. The 400m / 17km / 3km sprint was won by Tristar Daniel Bingham, a narrow 3 second win over last year's winner, Patrick Brown.  In the ladies event, Colette O'Neill earned her third consecutive win at this event, finishing in 48:52, breaking her own course record in the process. In third place, a great result for Michelle Ford in her first ever triathlon event which bodes well for the season ahead. Results


11th May - Victory for Tristars as Colette wins at Morden...

Colette O'Neill continued her busy early season racing schedule today by winning the Morden Park ' 6 n 6' Aquathlon, consisting of a 600m swim and 6 mile parkland run. Her time of 48:05 took over 1 minute from the course record and left her 9th overall amongst all the men. Results


4th May - Next WLC Time Trial Closing Date approaching....

The Closing Date for entries to the next West London Combine Time Trial (25 miles), on the CC113 Amersham course (Sunday 22nd June) is 10th JUNE 2003. Remember, no entry equals no race. Make sure you have spoken to Dave Wardle asap. More details on the West London Combine Time Trials Event Programme can be found on the Races page more

bullet27th April - Hillingdon Tristars Qualify for World Duathlon...

Colette O'Neill, Bob Thomas and David Lancaster all qualified for the GB Age Group Duathlon Team at today's Cambridge Duathlon. Results can be found here. Congratulations to all three!