All News for April 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

Interested? Just email us at 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


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

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