Billie & trophy

Getting to Know….Billie Jordan Butler

Claire Duffin Blog

Billie is a very active 10 year old from Norwich who has been following in her father’s footsteps with triathlon since she was a toddler!  She has been winning running races and swimming races from an early age but it was in 2016 that she was finally old enough to compete in triathlons, winning her first race –  Norwich Junior triathlon – and ending up as Eastern Region Champion for the …

Pope family at EMA 10k

Getting to Know… Leah Pope

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Leah is mum to two boys and works as a nurse in Nottingham. Juggling shifts, family life and training, Leah got bitten by the triathlon bug and joined Long Eaton Triathlon club in 2016.  Since then she has taken part many of our events including three of the Jenson Button Triathlons, Staunton Harold Triathlon, the North Derbyshire sportive, the South Derbyshire sportive and the East Midlands Airport 10k. What are your goals …

Maltby Tri back for 2018

Claire Duffin Triathlon

Back by popular demand, the second Maltby Triathlon is returning to Maltby Leisure Centre on Sunday 13th May 2018. The route and format has been specially designed to attract seasoned triathletes, newcomers to the growing sport and local young people alike for a day of sport. Places for People – a social enterprise company which is one of the UK’s largest property and leisure management specialists – have teamed up …

Lawrence Fanous

Getting to Know… Lawrence Fanous

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Born in Amman, Jordan’s capital, Lawrence Fanous has progressed through the international elite triathlon ranks and can now proudly call himself the world’s best Arab triathlete. Now 32, he’s helping to drive the growth of the sport in the Middle East. His sporting career began at just four years old.  1.What are your goals for 2018?  2018 Is a big year for me. My main goal is the Asian Games …

ManVSMountain PXE Team

Getting to Know….Al Ditheridge

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Al Ditheridge is an inspiration to many. He works with adults with special needs, helping them engage with the community and often taking some of them swimming, cycling and to the gym. He also fundraises tirelessly for PXE International after his eldest son was diagnosed with the condition just over four years ago.  This is a rare genetic condition which can affect the skin, vascular system and eyes. Once the family got to …

Brownlee Foundation event

Brownlee Brothers Invite Local Pupils To Triathlon Taster

Claire Duffin Junior Events, Triathlon

More than 1,000 primary school pupils from schools across Derby and Derbyshire joined triathlon stars Alistair and Jonny Brownlee for a free mini-triathlon event at Allestree Woodlands School on Thursday September 28. The primary schools were invited to bring up to 30 pupils from Key Stage 2 (aged 7 – 11) to the triathlon taster where they completed a 20m swim in Woodlands’ pool followed by an 800m cycle and …