Archive for Athlete Profiles

Tri…as you might

This year three of us decided to compete in the New Forest Triathlon (Olympic Distance) on the 6th July. This was the second triathlon we had each done… so we were confident we knew what to expect. We had it all planned out… oh yes we had it all planned out.

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WORLD DECATRIATHLON CHAMPION – Simon Bourne

Congratulations to Simon Bourne, who has just been crowned World Decatriathlon Champion in Monterray, Mexico. Competing in a grueling 24 mile swim, 1120 mile cycle and 262 mile run (the equivalent to 10 marathons!) the Norfolk based athlete has entered the record books by winning the 12 day event.

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Matt Sheeks – Ironman Update

You may have already heard about Matt Sheeks from our biography on him back in April (click here). But did you know about the challenges he has faced in the last year? We’re glad to say that he’s back fighting fit and is gearing up for the remainder of the season. It’s great to see [...]

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KARINA BRYANT SECURES BRONZE MEDAL

Congratulations go to Karina for her emphatic Bronze medal in the +78kg class of the Judo. Competing in her 4th Olympics, Karina added and Bronze Olympic medal to her vast collection of World and European Titles.

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Simon Buckden: Race to 100

Simon Buckden is currently undertaking the gruelling challenge of running 100 marathons in 100 weeks, to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and raise money for Help for Heroes.

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Luke Watson Bio

We’ve signed up a new blogger to the Orbana Team! A big welcome to Luke Watson, who you may have read about already on the Orbana blog. Luke’s a student at Loughborough University and a keen triathlete, who’ll be bringing you blogs on all things triathlon related. So watch this space!

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Iain Dawson: European Championships Race Report

A fantastic race report from Paratriathlete Iain Dawson, covering his recent success in the European Championships.

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Tommy Tippetts: Q & A

So TT congratulations!! You’re back after 82 days 8hrs and 40 mins at sea, how is the body, mind and ‘castaway’ beard? I am feeling surprisingly good physically, considering I have been rowing everyday for almost 3 months. I have used this last month or so back on land to recover and I’d say I’m [...]

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Simon Bourne: Training for Decaman and Beyond

Simon Bourne, the ultra-distance triathlete currently working towards competing in Decaman this November (that’s 10 Iron Man races in a row!), is cranking up his training to the next level.

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Matt Sheeks – Endurance Sports Junkie – Seattle, Washington

Endurance sports junkie Matt Sheeks grew up in the bicycle racing world, riding the road and track in high school. He transitioned to distance running in college, and ran under Coach Rob Conner at the University of Portland. The Portland Pilots were 9th in the 2005 Division 1 National-Cross Country Championships when Matt was on [...]

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