All News for July 2013

19 Jul

Open Water Swim Training at QE2 is Now Finished

We had perfect conditions last night at the QE2 lake for the final open water swim session of the year at that venue - more like swimming in a bath than a lake! 79 swimmers attended last night and rounded off another great season of swimming.

Please note that no swimming is allowed in the QE2 lake outside of the organised sessions, which means no more swimming there this year. Please don't jeorpardise future years by swimming at QE2, Northumberland County Council have been fantastic in granting us permission to use the lake and we want that relationship to last many years. There is an alternative at Ladyburn Lake up at Druridge Bay, where swimming is allowed; or in the sea at Newbiggin now that temperatures are creeping up.

We'll be having a break for a few weeks due to holidays, but we'll be back swimming at Newbiggin from mid-August - keep an eye on the website and on for exact dates. We'll be meeting at church point car park from 6pm for a 6:30 start. We hope to see some of you there, particularly those getting ready for the Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon on 1st September!

10 Jul

Newbiggin Waiting List Full

The event team have been looking at options to extend the entry limit for the Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon without compromising the event. By moving to a four-wave format we can add a small number of additional slots, but even with this approach there is a limit to the number of athletes the course will safely support.

The event has continued to attract strong demand, the waiting list is now full at 70 athletes and unfortunately we are no longer accepting applications for the race.

We will contact people on the waiting list as and when slots are made available with instructions on how to take up a slot. Please be aware that we may not be able to accommodate everyone on the list.

Related Events: Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon 2013
7 Jul

Northumberland Triathlon - Provisional Results Online

Cracking weather and a still day made for some fast racing in both the Sprint and Standard distances at today's Northumberland Triathlon. Provisional results are now online here, if you have any queries please let us know at A race report will follow in the next 24 hours.

Congratulations to everyone who took part and made the day such great event!

Related Events: Northumberland Triathlon 2013