The 2016 ‘JT Hughes Hyundai’ Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon

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The majestic town of Shrewsbury hosts The 2016 ‘JT Hughes Hyundai’ Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon. Now in its fifth year, it has adapted to your needs and will be hoping to include family events as well. SYTri (Shrewsbury Triathlon Club) stage the event which provides a unique 500m (downstream-wetsuit required) river swim, followed by a fast 23K undulating bike course on country roads. Finishing with a 5K flat & fast traffic free run inside the showground (your supporters are never far away) on mixed surface paths. Excellent race for both beginners and experienced athletes looking for a PB!

The Quadrathlon includes a total 4.5km downstream and back paddle, following the swim and before the cycle leg. More information about the Quadrathlon can be found here

Event-sold-outIf your traveling to this event from out of town there are plenty of local hotels for you to look at or why not camp on site, further details are available here.

The ‘JT Hughes Hyhundai’ Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon 2016

Sunday 4th September 2016 09:00 – 15:00 (GMT)
County Showground
Berwick Road
Coton Hill
United Kingdom

Map and Directions

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Wave List & Race Information Pack Released

JT03Well here we are on countdown to the event and I am please to inform you that the ‘Race Information Pack’ & ‘Provisional Wave List’ are on the website. Please read and re read the “Race Info Pack’ that is your main source of information about your race and what you will be required to do before, during and after the event.  Check out the event page HERE.

The 2015 ‘JT Hughes Honda’ Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon

Event-sold-outYou have done it again. the ‘JT Hughes – Honda’ Shrewsbury Sprint Tri & Quad has sold out before the closing date!
Thank you all for your support as the events team now step up the work to ensure that you have a good race.

Junior Duathlon still has a few places remaining, make it a family event

Deva Divas Triathlon

20006323036_ecece51448_zI entered this way back in March, thinking it would be a lovely summers day triathlon with a lovely bunch of like minded ladies. The lovely bunch of like minded ladies bit was correct, but the weather was hideous. Rain and a cold river didn’t make for a great start. My goggles were shockingly bad and teamed with a cold river, I breast stroked most of the 750m swim coming out the river towards the bottom end of the field of ladies add in a time of 20 mins.


This was my first ever transition where I’ve had to ditch the wetsuit and just thought about the tips that Claire gave me from Tri Claire in Oswestry in just roll it down and pull it off – no airs and graces. Transition time was just over a minute – pretty pleased with that!

The bike route was flat with just a few little undulations, I took over loads and loads of the other ladies and powered on. My average speed was just a shade under 18mph for the 25km course. The SYTri interval track sessions have definitely been helping me with speed.

Got back for the run and again my transition time was just over a minute – I think I was faffing with my Garmin too much and could cut this down further. The run was a 2.5km loop which we had to complete twice. It was actually a nice route and reminded me very of the Telford parkrun course. I finished this in 22:53 secs which is only about 30 secs off my 5k pb. I really do need to go and do a parkrun soon to see if I could beat my pb on fresh legs.

louiseTo see the finish sign in sight was a great feeling, lots of cakes and water and even wet wipes! Lovely touch. Goody bag was ace, a whole race pack of High 5 gels and a bottle, some 9 bars and a casual t-shirt that I’d actually wear. It was really well organised and a big thank you must go out to the volunteers and marshals who gave up their time on a cold, wet Sunday morning.

Looking at the results, I came 10th out of 52 ladies in my age group of 34-39yrs  and 53rd out of 272 ladies overall.

Read more race reports from Louise here.

ITU World Triathlon Series – London 30th May

London triSounds very grand!

Nothing like jumping in at the deep end for your first proper adult triathlon! At the end of May, I took part in the Sprint event in Hyde Park, along with just over 1000 other men and women of all ages and abilities.

My race took part on Saturday afternoon, just 24 hours ahead of the real stars of the show – the Brownlees, Christensen!   What was really special was that the race course was very similar to the 2012 Olympic Triathlon; swim in the Serpentine and bike and run around Hyde Park itself.

London tri 2As you’d expect, the race was brilliantly organised and there were triathletes there from all over the world, even in the mass events.   I really enjoyed the swim and posted a good time (36th fastest competitor) and transition was good. My bike (22k) was a lot slower than some of the faster guys, but I was happy with my 5k run and my overall time left me in 148th place overall and the 4th in my age group.
The result was OK, I know now that I need to work hard on my cycling. However, it was wonderful to have completed the race injury free. It was a great experience, and I’d really recommend it to anyone, whatever his or her level. The beer at the end was very welcome (non alcoholic of course!)

Jack Thorpe

The Tinman 2015

M&S01The original Tinman triathlon was held in Madeley in 1984 and ran successfully for 20 years – it is believed to have been one of the very first triathlons in the UK. In 2015 a team based at Wrekin College in Wellington decided to revive the race with sprint, super sprint and relay formats to encourage both new and experienced participants to take part.

It was probably during one of our many run track warmup chats that we decided to enter – Sarah because it was local to her home and Marilyn…well it was another piece of bling to add to the collection which could be shoehorned in to the only free Sunday in May and had the added advantage of holding a Junior Aquathlon race in the afternoon for Marilyn’s daughters to race in as well.

M&S02The day dawned “a bit damp” and everything was soaked through by the time transition was set up. The pool-based swim was enlivened by a deep-end exit which tested the strength left in the arm muscles and a long-ish (carpeted) run to transition. It was raining quite heavily by now so a good job we were already wet. The bike route was straightforward and easy to navigate and the run was on two fields – one of nicely-mown grass and the other a slightly testing cross country format which drained the small reserves of energy we had left.

Our report would not be complete without mentioning the vast selection of fabulous homemade cakes which were available – always the mark of an excellent event.

The day was very well organised and ran extremely smoothly, with friendly marshals and a fabulous medal at the end. Highly recommended – it would be great to see even more black and orange there next year!

Report by members Marilyn Hunt and Sarah Clues

Event Launch & Photo Shoot

image001-HClub members took part in a photo shoot for the official launch for The 2015 ‘JT Hughes Honda’ Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon.



Thinking of entering this years event……

If you’re thinking of entering The ‘JT Hughes Honda’ Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon take a look at the video from last years event.

To find out more about this years event click here.