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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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The Inner Chimp Video

We’ve all been there…we’ve woken up too early in the morning, hit the snooze button on the alarm and thought, I’ll give training a miss this morning. It’s going to rain, it’s too cold and I’ve been training hard all week are all common excuses.

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Blog: Longer Rides

Longer Rides (13th May – 26th May) After my unfortunate collision with a dog, which could have been a lot worse for the both of us, my only injury was a sore wrist. I was going to give the pool a wide berth for the next few days. Given my love-hate relationship with swimming I [...]

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New Blogger – Welcome Alex Houghton!

Alex is like many of us – he has a busy life and fits in his training in and around his commitments. Alex is going to be submitting his blog every other week to let you know what training he is doing in preparation of an Ironman in Switzerland later on this year.

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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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Triathlon Equipment – What do you need?

I was asked by Orbana to write a piece about triathlon equipment; what you need to be competitive in a triathlon. The truth is, you don’t need much at all to get started, it only gets out of hand if you let it…

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Congratulations – David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye

Orbana is delighted to congratulate David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye on his clinical victory against Dereck Chisora in their Heavyweight bout on Saturday night at Upton Park.

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Jean Eichaker – Iron Man

Congratulations to our good friend Jean Eichaker in Singapore. An enthusiastic Orbanista, he completed the Singapore Half Iron Man, swimming 1.2 miles, cycling 56 miles and running 13.1 miles.

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