All News for 2012

10 Nov

Wetsuit and Trisuit Stock Clearance

Massive discounts on RRP on our last few items of 2011 Zone 3 stock... when it's gone it's gone, so get in quick!

Ladies Aspire Wetsuit Zone 3 Womens 2011 Aspire Wetsuit size S - 2 remaining, unused and still boxed. £150 each (RRP £265).

Zone 3 Womens 2011 Aspire Wetsuit size ST - 2 remaining, unused and still boxed. £150 each (RRP £265).

 

Aquaflo Trisuit Zone 3 Mens Aquaflo Trisuit size S - 1 remaining, £45 (RRP £75)

Zone 3 Womens Aquaflo Trisuit size M - 1 remaining, £45 (RRP £75)

 

For any enquiries and to order, please email Neil at neil@vo2maxracingevents.co.uk.

18 Oct

2013 Event Entries Opening 1st November

Online entries for our 2013 events will open on 1st November 2012. Several of our events sold out well in advance for the last three years, so make sure you get in quick! Entry is easy and secure; simply go to the events page and click the "Enter Online" button.

Tags: Events Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2013, Morpeth Duathlon 2013, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2013, Northumberland Triathlon 2013, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2013, Woodhorn Museum 10K 2013
20 Aug

Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon - Volunteers

Our last event of the season is coming up on Sunday, September 9th and we need a few more volunteers to help out on the bike course predominantly.

The Triathlon and is scheduled to start at 9am and it should all be complete by around 11.30am. It's a special event and very exciting, particularly on the bike course where the roads are closed in the main part of town.

We also need one or two people to help in Transition, Registration and on the Run course, so if you aren't competing and you think you could help, please let me know.......and if you have any preferences on where you would like to be, I'll try to accommodate those as well.

Set up Team: We'll be setting up for the triathlon on the Saturday before, so if you can spare an hour or so in the afternoon from 2pm, that would help us alot. More hands definitely makes light work!

If you can help, please let me know by emailing: neil@vo2maxracingevents.co.uk.

Thanks

Neil

Related Events: Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012
7 Jul

North East region's Sprint tri championship event

Just a reminder, that our next event is the Newbiggin Sprint triathlon on 9th September, This also doubles up as the North East region Sprint tri championship event, this is traditionally the region’s last open water triathlon and a perennial favourite. With upwards of 1,000 spectators on the promenade cheering the athletes on, and closed roads in the town centre, the Bay is an excellent finale to the season. This year there will be no entries on the day and we will close entries on the 27th August, so if you’re planning to take part be sure to enter before this date, No Excuses

Related Events: Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012
9 Jun

NORTHUMBERLAND CHALLENGE SWIM AND TRIATHLON - ENTRIES CLOSE 25TH JUNE

If you are going to enter the Northumberland Challenge Swim or the Northumberland Triathlon you had better be quick. Entries close on the 25th June and there will be NO Entries on the day. If you miss the cut off date, that's it, you wont be racing.

If you want an event T shirt you will also need to enter before 14th June as we need to place final orders then. Entries after the 14th June will receive something but it won't be an event T shirt.

Related Events: Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Aquathlon 2012
20 May

QE2 SPRINT TRIATHLON - ENTRIES CLOSE 28th MAY

If you are going to enter the QE2 Sprint Triathlon, you will need to act quickly. Online entries will close on 28th May and there will be NO Entries on the day. If you miss the cut off date, that's it, you wont be racing at the QE2.

Related Events: Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012
28 Apr

Massive Discounts on last remaining 2011 Wetsuits

We have only got one left of each of the following wetsuits so you'll need to be quick if you want a fabulous wetsuit at a 'knock down' price ready for the 2012 openwater triathlon season.

2 No. Ladies Aspire Wetsuits - All £185.00 Sizes left in Small and Tall-Small.

Last Mens Aspire Wetsuit - £185.00 Size Left in Medium Only

You can try before you buy these as well if you like. We do wetsuit fits at the QE2 Lake on Thursday Evenings from 10th May. These cost £25 but that's fully refundable against the cost of a new wetsuit. In case you were wondering our 2011 Wetsuits are all still boxed and in their original packaging.

Wetsuit Sizing can be found on the Z3 website here http://www.racezone3.com/sizing

Interested? Just email us at info@vo2maxracingevents.co.uk and note Aspire2011 in the message title.

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012
24 Apr

ASHINGTON TRIATHLON CLOSED

We have to close online entries to allow the Event Team sufficient time to preapare race schedules and competitor event information.

There may be entries on the day but that will be subject to the number of confirmed withdrawals we get beforehand. Any 'on the day' entries will be fitted into the race schedule accordingly but previously arranged swim times cannot be adjusted.

On the day entries will be available on a first come first served basis. No guarantees.

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012
16 Apr

Open Water Swim Training Starts on 10th May 2012

Tri Northumberland have secured Open Water Swimming at QE2 lake, Woodhorn, on Thursday evenings 18:00 to 20:00 commencing 10th May 2012

All swimmers must fill out a registration form and bring it along to the first session.

You don’t need to be a member of Tri Northumberland and provided we know that you are a competent swimmer and meet the ability criteria, just turn up and you should be OK to train.

A small fee is payable on the day to cover general expenses associated with the lake usage.

Training will be split on ability. We will have an advanced group and an Intermediate group.

Wet suits are compulsory and you must wear a coloured swim cap for visibility.

Sign-in from 18:00 at the Tri Northumberland desk - Swim 18:30 to 19:30.

The registration form, swim course plan, club rules and further information can be found on the Tri Northumberland web site http://www.trinorthumberland.co.uk/open-water-swimming

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012
8 Apr

The Children's Liver Disease Foundation

VO2Max Racing Events will be supporting the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation at all their events this season. We have decided to do this following an approach by Barry and Katherine Nicholson. This father and daughter team have to be admired for their strength, determination and dedication to raising funds for the CLDF. They are also two of the most dependable event volunteers we have ever had. Katherine will be helping out in registration this year as usual (It wont be long before she’s running the show!) and Barry will be barking out his support to all of you on the bike course. Below is something Barry put together and hopefully that will encourage you to give whatever support you can…….

“I don’t blog, tweet or facebook ! However, I have cobbled together a little piece, which may, or may not, be useful. The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) was formed in 1980 by parents of Michael McGough, who died of liver disease prior to any transplant being possible. It is interesting to note that the first human liver transplant was as recently as 1963 and it was not until the 1980s that transplantation in infants became more common place.

The CLDF’s mission is to ensure that the causes of childhood liver disease are understood, prevented/treated through research, to effectively provide information and offer emotional support to those affected. There are now three specialist paediatric liver units in the United Kingdom, at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Kings College Hospital, London & Leeds General Infirmary.

My family has been involved with the CLDF since our daughter, Katherine, was born in 1996 with Biliary Atresia, a rare form of liver disease. They have provided us with tremendous support, providing information and a friendly face to turn to. (Katherine has now had two transplants, the latter being in 2009). In return, we have attempted to raise funds over the years and this year being a “big push” as I have signed up to complete (hopefully) a 200 kilometre dog sled challenge in 2013 in Sweden. We hope to raise a minimum of £3000, but any amount over that will also provide the CLDF with much needed funds.”

Barry Nicholson (Explorer extrodinaire and voluntary event steward)

You’ll see donation tins and collection buckets dotted around registration and finish areas. Feel free to donate anything you can to this very worthy cause. Katherine and Barry will be around before, during and after the events and will be more than happy to talk to you about the charity and what they have planned!

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

VO2Max Racing Events

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Morpeth Duathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012
20 Mar

Ashington Triathlon

You'll need to be quick if you want to enter Ashington Triathlon as online entries will be closing on Monday 23rd April.

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Morpeth Duathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012
29 Feb

Free Entry to Events

The VO2Max Racing Events Team strive to make all events 'a great experience' for the competitor and we genuinely hope you all, thoroughly enjoy yourself in 2012. As a special incentive this season, YOU could get all our events in 2013 Free! by entering just one event in 2012. The more events you enter, the greater your chances of winning.

Each individual paid entry will be entered into a draw which will take place after the final event of the season at Woodhorn Museum.

This offer applies to all individual paid entries in 2012 and is not transferable. Free events apply to 2013 events only.

Train well and we'll see you soon.

Kind Regards

The VO2Max Racing Events Team

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Morpeth Duathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012
25 Feb

OPEN WATER TRAINING

Open Water Training for 2012 kicks off again with Tri Northumberalnd at the QE2 Country park on 10th May and we'll be keeping you posted on what's happening with that. Wet suits are manatory so you'll need to get kitted out in advance.

We offer a "Try Before You Buy" service on Zone 3 wetsuits at these open water swimming sessions. Simply contact us in advance, with your measurements and we can arrange to bring along a wetsuit for you to trial. We'll be holding wet suit fit days prior the 10th May so keep in touch. You could also buy direct from our website if you prefer.

All wetsuit trial/fits are charged at £25 which is refundable if you buy a new wet suit from us.

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Morpeth Duathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012
21 Feb

Home Nations or not Home Nations?

When we ask if you are a 'Home Nations' member we mean are you a member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or Welsh Triathlon. If you are you will enjoy a number of benefits, one of which is insurance. While competing at home or abroard you are covered and you won't need to purchase a day licence, which essentially is insurance for the day. For more information contact British Triathlon at http://www.britishtriathlon.org/join/ It's worth it, we think, and it's less expensive if you are already a member of a Triathlon Club.

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Morpeth Duathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012
18 Feb

Event Voulnteers

‎2012 is with us and Spring is just around the corner. Everyones minds are starting to focus on the season ahead and VO2Max Racing Events have another full calendar of events. There are 4 Senior Triathlons, 2 Duathlons and 1 Open Water Swim to look forward to and we are asking fo your help again.

The early season events are starting to fill up and we are expecting them to be full in the next few... weeks. We are kicking the season off in Morpeth with an event new to the calendar this year. Morpeth Duathlon will be a challenging event incorporating a superb bike leg winding its way through the Northumberland countryside. Based at Morpeth Rugby Club, we'll have full use of all the facilities there.

If you are not participating and you think you would like to get involved at any of the events listed below, can you please let us know. It is early to be committing to some of them, but if you could consider the first couple of events for now that would be great.

We are also looking for people who would like to get more involved in the running of the events and who would be willing to take on a more senior role on the day. If you are interested in that, please also let us know and we can then discuss what's involved.

Similar to last year, all volunteers will get an event shirt and will be fed and watered, but as an extra bonus this season, you'll be allowed a free entry into the event of your choice, after you've helped out at another. That would apply to all the events you help out with and would transfer to the 2013 season if you help out at Newbiggin Triathlon or Woodhorn Duathlon.

Thank you

The Event Team VO2Max Racing Events email; info@vo2maxracingevents.co.uk web; http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/ blog; http://trinorthumberland.sweat365.com/

2012 Events

Morpeth Duathlon - Monday 9th April 2012 - Morpeth Rugby Club

Ashington Sprint Triathlon - Monday 7th May 2012 - Ashington Leisure Centre

QE2 Sprint Triathlon - Sunday 3rd June 2012 - Woodhorn Museum

Northumberland Challenge Swim - Saturday 30th June 2012 - Druridge Bay Country Park, Hadston

Northumberland Standard & Sprint Triathlons - Sunday 1st July 2012 - Druridge Bay Country Park, Hadston

Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon - Sunday 9th September 2012 - Newbiggin by the Sea

Woodhorn Duathlon - Sunday 28th October 2012 - Woodhorn Museum

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Morpeth Duathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012
2 Feb

Payments

We’re delighted to be able to announce that credit card and debit card payment facilities’ are now available. This will be the only method of payment available.

For those who have entered events already and have yet to pay by cheque or bank transfer that’s fine, you can still send in the cheque or proceed with bank transfer until 28th February 2012.

Thank you to everyone who has shown great patience whilst we sorted this out. Many thanks from the event team.

If you do need to contact the VO2Max team for any reason, our email address is info@vo2maxracingevents.co.uk

kind regards, Event Team.

Tags: Events Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Morpeth Duathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012
21 Jan

Registering for Events

When registering for events it's very important that you use your own login as some of the details in your account profile are slotted into the race entry lists. eg age, gender, swim times etc. It's all specific to you.

If you have a Son or Daughter entering a race, and you are paying! please create an individual login for them.

Related Events: Ashington Triathlon 2012, Morpeth Duathlon 2012, Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2012, Northumberland Challenge Swim 2012, Northumberland Triathlon 2012, QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2012