24 September

Super League Jersey // Corporate Mix Day 2

In the second day of Super League Jersey Corporate Mix racing, Team Comprop are once again leading the rankings, its members coming out firing on all cylinders to win the team relay race against 16 other teams from nine corporate entities. First Names Group Team 2 and the Ravenscroft Titans followed across the finish line, maintaining the top three overall.

Like in Day 1, competition was held over the Sprint Pursuit format, which involves racing over a 300-meter swim around the Elizabeth Marina, a 5-kilometer cycle leg on a cobblestoned and technical course, and a 2-kilometer run, done over two stages with a pursuit-style start in Stage 2.

Team Comprop and First Names Group Team 2 took first and second respectively in both Sprint Pursuit stages, but the Jersey Triathlon Club Junior Team 1 put up a brave fight to take third in Stage 1. The Ravenscroft Titans had a slow start off the blocks and crossed the Stage 1 line in ninth place, but made up for their deficit and recovered third place in Stage 2.

The Corporate Mix overall win relies on the total of a team’s points garnered from their relay finish position and the points from their pro male and female athletes’ finish positions. Team Comprop has pro men’s leader Kristian Blummenfelt on its roster while First Names Group Team 2 has women’s leader Katie Zaferes, and if both athletes hold their form, they will deliver the top two spots in the Corporate Mix to their teams.

Both teams from Santander International may have a chance to rise higher in the overall rankings with better finishes today than yesterday. Their pro athletes Fernando Alarza and Carolina Routier will certainly do their best to better yesterday’s results in their Eliminator races later today. The Eliminator will put them through three stages of swim-bike-run, with only the fastest 15 and then the fastest 10 getting through to the next stages. It will remain to be seen whether they can get to finish and earn those all-important series points.

Stay tuned for Day 2 of Super League Jersey streaming live from 1:00pm (GMT+1) on superleaguetriathlon.com or youtube.com/superleaguetriathlon and broadcasting via our television partners.

Share
Download attach
24 September

Super League Jersey // Corporate Mix Day 1 Overall Standings

The first day of racing for Super League Jersey was full of action, suspense, and unpredictability all the way until the end not just in the Corporate Mix relay race earlier in the day but also in the pro races for the men and women in the afternoon.

Points earned by teams and their championship athletes according to their respective finish positions after the races are combined to determine the top-scoring teams in the Corporate Mix overall rankings. Team Comprop remains firmly lodged in #1 thanks to Kristian Blummenfelt's first overall finish in the Triple Mix netting 25 additional points, negating Emma Jeffcoat's DNF and negative points. However, First Names Group Team 2 have bumped the Ravenscroft Titans down to #3 due to Katie Zaferes' top finish.

Corporate Mix relay teams race Day 2 in the same Sprint Pursuit format, while the championship athletes race the Eliminator. We may yet see another rash of negative points allocated, since the Eliminator will conclude with only 10 athletes racing its final stage.

 

TEAM NAME

PRO ATHLETES

TEAM POINTS

PRO POINTS

DAY 1 SCORE

DAY 1 RANK

Team Comprop

Kristian Blummenfelt

25

25

49

1

Emma Jeffcoat

-1

First Names Group Team 2

Richard Varga

18

-1

42

2

Katie Zaferes

25

Ravenscroft Titans

Henri Schoeman

21

16

39

3

Taylor Spivey

2

Weartech

Aaron Royle

10

6

30

4

Claire Michel

14

First Names Group Team 1

Richard Varga

4

-1

28

5

Katie Zaferes

25

First Names Group Team 3

Richard Varga

2

-1

26

6

Katie Zaferes

25

JTC Junior Team 1

Matt Hauser

14

12

25

7

Lucy Hall

-1

First Names Group Team 4

Richard Varga

1

-1

25

8

Katie Zaferes

25

JTC Junior Team 2

Ryan Fisher

16

3

18

9

Desirae Ridenour

-1

JTC Team 2

Dmitry Polyanskiy

1

-1

18

10

Summer Cook

18

Santander International 2

Fernando Alarza

8

-1

17

11

Carolina Routier

10

Ravenscroft Centurions

Ben Shaw

2

-1

13

12

Sophie Coldwell

12

Santander International 1

Fernando Alarza

3

-1

12

13

Carolina Routier

10

Lee Marine

Ryan Bailie

6

-1

11

14

Rachel Klamer

6

Guernsey Team

Ben Dijkstra

12

-1

10

15

Agniezka Jerzyk

-1

MaccaNow Foundation

Ben Kanute

2

2

3

16

Sameera Al Bitar

-1

JTC Team 1

Igor Polyanskiy

2

-1

0

17

Charlotte McShane

-1

 photo credit: Googsi Creative / The Studio M

Share
Download attach
24 September

Super League Jersey // Zaferes stuns at Triple Mix

Katie Zaferes of the USA stunned dual Olympic medalist Nicola Spirig at the inaugural Super League Triathlon women’s race in Jersey, Channel Islands. The ascendant American was never too far off the front throughout, and took the overall win with a 19-second lead over the speedy Swiss. Compatriot Summer Cook rounded out the first women’s podium for the revolutionary race series.

Triple Mix is a three-stage race with a 10-minute break between stages and a pursuit-style start in Stages 2 and 3.

 

Stage 1: Swim-Bike-Run

Carolina Routier, Sophie Coldwell, and Emma Jeffcoat found clear water off the pontoon start and came out of the 300-meter swim together, but most of the athletes emerged together to form a huge chase pack which swallowed the lead swimmers once on the bike leg.

Coldwell and British compatriot Jodie Stimpson worked to put pressure through the first few laps of the five-kilometer bike ride. With the field splintering between a large front group and solo athletes trying to bridge the gap, those off the back fell victim to the 90-second elimination rule. Sameera Al Bitar found herself more than 90 seconds behind the lead athlete and was forced to retire partway through the bike.

Stimpson, Coldwell, and Claire Michel of Belgium came off the bike together, but with the athletes so close together, Spirig emerged out front with Zaferes right on her shoulders. Summer Cook managed to stay in contention despite struggling with the technical bike course, while Lucy Hall and Mariya Shorets were eliminated after the bike leg.

Within the two-kilometer run, Michel, Spirig, and Zaferes took turns out front, but it was Michel who took the tape ahead of Spirig and Zaferes. Cook ran herself into fourth.

 

Stage 2: Run-Bike-Swim

With only 10 minutes to recover before starting another two-kilometer run and only seconds separating the lead three women, it didn’t take long for Zaferes to move up front. However, Spirig, Cook, and Michel came with her surge to create a 20-second gap to chasers Stimpson, Coldwell, and Rachel Klamer.

Spirig put pressure on and gapped the leaders with her trademark bike power and great handling, but after a while Zaferes answered the surge. Apparently, Zaferes had thought one of her tires had gone flat, but once confirmed that was not the case, she confidently rode back onto Spirig’s back wheel before taking the front into transition.

Zaferes made sure to hit the water ahead of Spirig, and her stellar technique ensured she crossed the Stage 2 finish line first.

With the gap the two had created to the rest of the field, an additional seven women were eliminated, while Laura Lindemann took a nasty bike spill.

 

Stage 3: Bike-Swim-Run

The Swiss-American tandem played tag team throughout the opening bike leg, maintaining their lead while a race for third happened behind them. Coldwell teamed up with Kirsten Kasper to leave the rest of the field, but once the race entered the water the athletes bunched up again while Zaferes and Spirig stayed clear.

Out onto the run, Zaferes began stretching her legs and her lead to Spirig, who was never able to reclaim the front. The former collegiate track star made the final few hundred meters of the run look easy, celebrating into the finish chute.

“When I first got on the bike I was a little off technically with the corners, but I got more comfortable and moved up and was happy with how the race progressed as it got on,” Zaferes said. “The swim feels as horrible as all the boys told us it did, so at least I was prepared for that and didn’t panic. I felt nervous especially after having raced last weekend, but I felt good. I really hope to approach tomorrow just like I did today and hope the same result comes away from it, but Day 2 gets significantly harder. I’ll go for it for sure though.”

It has been only a few months since Spirig gave birth to her second child, but today’s race showed she is still one of the most fearsome athletes to contend with on any starting line. She said, “Thank you very much for all the support from all of you. It has been great being here. I was just, it was amazing, I had good fun and I hope I’m a bit of an inspiration for all moms.”

Meanwhile, Cook used her stellar run to take herself into third place overall, the youngest on the Triple Mix podium. She said, “I’m feeling really good about today, I wasn’t sure about what to expect coming in; I felt like it could go either way. I was really proud of myself to just go out there and compete, not be afraid to put myself close to the front and just race my hardest. I haven’t really thought about tactics going into tomorrow yet. I’m kind of just trying to stay in the moment today and focus on what I needed to do. I guess I’ll have some thinking about strategy to do tonight.”

With one more day of racing to go to claim the first Super League Triathlon women’s trophy, these athletes will have to give it their all to stay on top. The Eliminator awaits, and only the fastest will survive.

Share
Download attach
24 September

Super League Jersey // Blummenfelt takes out Triple Mix

Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway blasted away in the final half-kilometer to finish the overall winner for today’s Triple Mix at Super League Jersey after staying out in front all day with South Africa’s Richard Murray and British crowd favorite and dual Olympic medalist Jonathan Brownlee.

Triple Mix is a three-stage race with a 10-minute break between stages and a pursuit-style start in Stages 2 and 3.

Stage 1: Swim-Bike-Run

While Jake Birtwhistle received pole position on the pontoon at yesterday’s slot draw and led out of the 300-meter swim that kicked off Stage 1, Brownlee was right on his shoulder and got the jump out of transition onto the 5-kilometer bike leg. After five laps over the flat yet technical YESSS Power bike course going over cobblestones and through tight dead turns, the Australian contingent of Birtwhistle, Matt Hauser, and Aaron Royle took the lead. It was on the run where Brownlee, Blummenfelt, and Murray asserted the dominance that would mark the rest of the race regardless of what order swimming, biking, and running would take.

Blummenfelt finished the two-kilometer run in first, with Murray and Brownlee in close pursuit. Olympic Bronze medalist Henri Schoeman came in a distant fourth as the rest of the field splintered into smaller chase groups.
 

Stage 2: Run-Bike-Swim

After a 10-minute break, the pursuit-based start for Stage 2 sent the top three off on the run with an 11-second lead. In the hands of these fleet-footed athletes those 10 seconds quickly ballooned to call into play the 90-second elimination rule. With a time gap of greater than 90 seconds to the leader, Ben Shaw was eliminated unceremoniously, as were Dan Halksworth, Crisanto Grajales Valencia, and Joao Pereira.

Once on their bikes, Blummenfelt, Murray, and Brownlee worked together to grow a monstrous lead with clear road behind them. Still joined at the hip by the time they jumped back into the water, Brownlee surged ahead by a few strokes leaving Murray to chase him through the finish chute. Schoeman kept fourth place with a great swim after slipping backwards in the bike pack, while reigning world champion Mario Mola crept up into sixth.


Stage 3: Bike-Swim-Run

The final stage of Triple Mix started with the bike leg. With the big three once again out in front, the stage saw a few more eliminated by the 90-second rule including pre-race swim favorite Richard Varga and world number five Fernando Alarza. Ben Dijkstra crashed out on the bike leg, leaving British hopes entirely in the capable hands of Brownlee.

Once into the swim, the three men played tactical, holding positions with Brownlee out in front, Murray sitting on his feet, and Blummenfelt just a little further back. The race would be decided on the run.

It was Blummenfelt who had a bit more gas in the tank as he and Murray dueled through the run leg; ultimately, the Norwegian sprinted ahead for the day’s win. Their race-within-a-race relegated Brownlee to third place, while Schoeman held strong in fourth.

“It feels so good. Especially Murray he’s really strong on the run so I wasn’t really sure of a way to get him but super pleased. I think the fact that we started the next stage with a gap played a huge role. We went hard in the beginning and kept going and worked well together,” said Blummenfelt, who is third in the year-end world rankings. “My plan was actually to stay a little bit more calm in the first stage but it’s too hard with this many people around cheering you on. I didn’t plan to go that hard in the beginning but seems the day played out well.”

Brownlee, a first-time racer in the Super League Triathlon formats, had a bit of adjusting to do. He said, “I took out the start in the first swim and it was full on and we had to keep going. And then I made a mistake there towards the end and it cost me the race… I’m really tired but I’ve got to do it all again tomorrow. I had the advantage of a home crowd, and it’s great to see lots of Jersey people around supporting me, so thank you.”

Defending champion Murray did not lack in taking his chances on the day. “I realized it was a four-kilometer run on the trot and I decided that was the moment to try and go for it today. Luckily I had these two men next to me to come with and it was definitely a really hard day. It was my first breakaway ever and the crowd was amazing and it’s very hard to be in a breakaway so kudos to the guys who do it every race,” he said. “Blummenfelt managed to get the better of me today but it was great from these two guys.”

Blummenfelt now sits atop the point standings with 25 points. Murray is four points behind at 21, while Brownlee has gained 18. This gives them plenty of wiggle room to take out the overall win tomorrow after the Eliminator, but as today’s race has showed, you need to race every stage like you want to win it.

Share
Download attach
23 September

Super League Jersey // Corporate Mix Day 1

The first-ever Super League Triathlon Corporate Mix commenced this morning in Jersey with Team Comprop finishing out front, followed by the Ravenscroft Titans and First Names Group Team 2 in second and third place in a thrilling sprint finish.

With 17 teams from nine different corporate entities competing, the Corporate Mix has allowed the local community and businesses to be part of what has become one of Jersey’s biggest sporting events. Local teams were in fact among the most competitive, with the top six fastest teams coming from the Channel Islands.

Comprop is a leading privately owned property developer of both commercial and residential sites in Jersey and Guernsey. Its corporate mix team is composed of some of Jersey’s most dedicated athletes including pro coach Nick Saunders and full-time triathlete Ollie Turner.

After assessing the course and the safety needs of what were largely age-group participants, race officials decided to change the Corporate Mix run course to follow the pier, instead of taking place on the same section of road as the bike course since not all cyclists would be off the course by the time the first runners would start.

Officials also implemented the Sprint Pursuit format instead of the planned Enduro (nonstop swim-bike-run-swim-bike-run). The Sprint Pursuit involved two stages of swim-bike-run with ten minutes of rest between stages. At the start of the second stage, swimmers were released by the previous stage’s finish order as well as the time gaps between their team finishes.

Though out for the rest of the season due to hip surgery, Alistair Brownlee found a way to be a part of Super League Jersey, pinch-hitting as a swimmer for the MaccaNOW Foundation team. It was one very special highlight not just for the Corporate Mix competitors to swim alongside the dual Olympic gold medalist, but also for the Jersey locals who thronged the barricades to join the festivities and spectate.

While Team Comprop currently rules the leaderboard, the corporate teams’ final standing today will be determined by how their sponsored championship athletes perform in the men’s and women’s races happening later. Tune in to Super League Jersey Day 1 starting at 1:00pm (GMT+1) on superleaguetriathlon.com or youtube.com/superleaguetriathlon

Share
Download attach
23 September

Super League Jersey // Slot Draw

The first Super League Jersey race happens in a few hours, featuring the Triple Mix format. Athletes gathered yesterday to determine their starting position and transition spot through the signature Super League Triathlon slot draw.

Unlike other races where athletes select a spot for themselves, the Super League Triathlon slot draw allows athletes to draw other athletes’ names and select a spot for them.

The swim is a one-lap counter-clockwise affair around St. Helier Marina. With start slots from 1 to 25 going from left to right, slot #1 on the leftmost side is the shortest line between the swim start and exit. There’s a two-meter difference between it and slot #25 on the far right side. Slot #1 is the place to be if you’re a fast swimmer who can get ahead of the other athletes coming around the corner.

Male athletes who raced Super League Hamilton Island were ordered by their overall finish positions to draw names out of a box. They were then followed by the first-time competitors who were called up alphabetically. This meant Richard Murray, the Hamilton Island winner, went first. He drew Andreas Schilling and set him in Slot #25. Mario Mola went next and drew Murray, putting him in Slot #15. In the end, Mola and Murray will start side-by-side in the midst of the scrum and can hopefully get on Ben Kanute’s or Dmitry Polyanskiy’s fast feet.

Jake Birtwhistle got the luck of the draw and pulled his own name, which allowed him to select Slot #1. But Jonathan Brownlee and Richard Varga are not far away in Slots #3 and #6 respectively.

For the first slot draw for female athletes, they went alphabetically with Sameera Al-Bitar putting Melanie Santos in Slot #10. Summer Cook assigned fellow American Katie Zaferes to slot #15, neither giving her an advantage or saddling her with a disadvantage. As the draw went down the list, the rightmost slots filled up fast with Emmie Charayron putting Taylor Spivey in #23 and Sophie Coldwell relegating Mariya Shorets to #24. Slot #25 went to Elena Danilova, put there by Desirae Ridenour.

Luck of the draw allowed Agnieszka Jerzyk to assign herself Slot #4. Rachel Klamer early on did Jodie Stimpson a good turn by placing her in Slot #3. In the end, the leftmost slots on the pontoon went to younger athletes: Spivey set Emma Jeffcoat in #1 as it was one of the last few slots remaining by then, while former Olympic swimmer Al Bitar was assigned #2.

Where athletes assigned their competitors on the pontoon speaks to how much they respect them and view them as threats to be taken seriously. A field as deep as this one means they can’t count anyone out for the win.

Super League Jersey Men

Super League Jersey Women

Share
Download attach
22 September

How to Watch Super League Jersey

HOW AND WHERE TO WATCH SUPER LEAGUE JERSEY

 

With only one day to go before Super League Jersey kicks off on 23-24 September 2017, live television broadcast and digital streaming will take the revolution of triathlon into the living rooms and personal devices of millions of triathlon and sports fans around the world.

 

Both men’s and women’s pro races will be aired as it happens, taking viewers up close to non-stop action, superstars and dark horses to root for, and pulse-pounding finishes where the athletes lay it all on the line in an exotic and iconic locale.

 

Super League Triathlon offers incredible TV and digital content output with our live race day television broadcasts, live race day digital streaming, and Video on Demand content in partnership with Lagardère Sports.

 

Here’s how to watch Super League Jersey wherever you are in the world.

ONLINE STREAMING

International

The Live shows will stream on www.superleaguetriathlon.com and www.youtube.com/superleaguetriathlon. If you miss the live stream, you can catch up on our Youtube channel.

 

Date

Time (GMT+1)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

1300

Triple Mix (Men)

1600

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

1300

Eliminator (Women)

1600

Eliminator (Men)

 

Europe & UK

Each day’s episode will be available On Demand on Eurosport Player.



Date

Available on (CET)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

1400 onwards

Triple Mix (Men)

1700 onwards

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

1400 onwards

Eliminator (Women)

1700 onwards

Eliminator (Men)

 

Germany

Sportdeutschland.TV will carry each day’s broadcast as a livestream on their website.

 

Date

Time (CET)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

1400

Triple Mix (Men)

1700

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

1400

Eliminator (Women)

1700

Eliminator (Men)

 

China

Lesports is China’s top digital sports destination and will carry Super League Jersey live programming as a stream on its website.

 

Date

Time (GMT+8)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

2000

Triple Mix (Men)

2300

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

2000

Eliminator (Women)

2300

Eliminator (Men)



TELEVISION

Catch the action on television through the following providers in their corresponding regions.

France

L’Equipe will broadcast Super League Jersey live programming in France.

 

Date

Time (CET)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

1400

Triple Mix (Men)

1700

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

1400

Eliminator (Women)

1700

Eliminator (Men)

 

Russia

Super League Jersey will air on Russian public sports channel Match TV.

 

Date

Time (GMT+3)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

1500

Triple Mix (Men)

1800

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

1500

Eliminator (Women)

1800

Eliminator (Men)

 

China, Hong Kong, Japan

Beijing Media Network will broadcast Super League Jersey live in China, Hong Kong, and Japan. Please consult local listings for channel particulars.



Date

Time (GMT+8)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

2000

Triple Mix (Men)

2300

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

2000

Eliminator (Women)

2300

Eliminator (Men)

 

Philippines

Super League Jersey will be broadcast on free-to-air TV channel Aksyon TV (UHF 41).

 

Date

Time (GMT+8)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

2000

Triple Mix (Men)

2300

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

2000

Eliminator (Women)

2300

Eliminator (Men)

 

Australia

Fox Sports Australia will air live broadcasts from Jersey. Please consult local listings for channel particulars.

 

Date

Time (AEST*)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

2300

Triple Mix (Men)

Sunday, 24 September

0200

Triple Mix (Women)

2300

Eliminator (Women)

Monday, 25 September

0200

Eliminator (Men)

 

* Australian Eastern Standard Time

New Zealand

Sky New Zealand has exclusive airing rights for Super League Triathlon. Catch the live broadcasts over race weekend. Please consult local listings for channel particulars.

 

Date

Time (NZST*)

Format

Sunday, 24 September

0100

Triple Mix (Men)

0400

Triple Mix (Women)

Monday, 25 September

0100

Eliminator (Women)

0400

Eliminator (Men)

 

*New Zealand Standard Time

USA/Canada

Super League Jersey will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

 

Date

Time (MST*)

Format

Friday, 22 September

0600

Triple Mix (Men)

0900

Triple Mix (Women)

Saturday, 23 September

0600

Eliminator (Women)

0900

Eliminator (Men)

 

*Mountain Standard Time

Middle East and North Africa

OSN has acquired the rights to broadcast Super League Jersey across the Middle East and North Africa.  Please consult local listings for channel particulars.

 

Date

Time (GMT+3)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

1500

Triple Mix (Men)

1800

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

1500

Eliminator (Women)

1800

Eliminator (Men)

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

Super League Jersey will air live on Supersport. Please consult local listings for channel particulars.

 

Date

Time (GMT+2)

Format

Saturday, 23 September

1400

Triple Mix (Men)

1700

Triple Mix (Women)

Sunday, 24 September

1400

Eliminator (Women)

1700

Eliminator (Men)



Share
21 September

Meet Our Partners: Lagardère Sports

Lagardère Sports is a leading sport marketing agency, with a global network of local experts dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs. We believe sport inspires emotions and passion that are essential to enrich people’s lives and generate powerful collective experiences. At Lagardère Sports, we dedicate our expertise and passion to provide our clients with privileged access to the infinite opportunities of sports.

As one of the world’s top sport marketing agencies, Lagardère Sports has long-term partnerships with three FIFA associations, over 100 European football clubs, as well as two major U.S. professional sports leagues. In addition to managing some of the world’s most renowned sporting talents, we also have exclusive access to more than 60,000 rights-holders, brands, hospitality clients and broadcasters globally.

Lagardère Sports is part of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, a company with more than 1,700 employees worldwide and 50 years of experience.

Lagardère Sports is a strategic partner for Super League Jersey. For more information, please visit their website lagardere-se.com

Share
21 September

Sights of Jersey: St. Catherine's Bay

Originally planned as a harbour for the Royal Navy, to counter the threat of a French invasion, the breakwater was started in 1847. When the harbour was commissioned in 1847 there were concerns about the possibility of a renewed war with France. The French had constructed a major naval harbour at Cherbourg and fortifications on the French coast adjacent to Jersey were perceived as creating the threat of an invasion of the island. If there was war and the English fleet could not make it back to home ports in adverse wind conditions, it would be able to anchor in a giant harbour at St Catherine on Jersey's north-east coast, or a second naval station to be constructed at Alderney.

But the original idea for a new harbour had come from the States of Jersey of Jersey rather than the UK Government. It is unclear just how strongly the Jersey authorities viewed the threat of a French invasion, or whether they simply thought that this would be a good way of providing the island with a deep water harbour (St Helier Harbour was at the time a tiny affair which dried out at low tide). Visit https://www.jersey.com/ #THEISLANDBREAK VIDEO BY: GOOGSI CREATIVE http://vimeo.com/googsicreative

Share
21 September

Sights of Jersey: St. Ouen's Bay

Jersey's west coast is five miles long, and at least three of those miles are covered in golden sand. The beach along St. Ouen's Bay is popular throughout the year and is a prime spot for surfing, with many British and European Championships having taken place over the years. Visit https://www.jersey.com/ #THEISLANDBREAK @elticojersey VIDEO BY: GOOGSI CREATIVE http://vimeo.com/googsicreative

Share
21 September

Sights of Jersey: The Écréhous

The Écréhous (or Les Écréhou; in Jèrriais: Êcrého) are a group of islands and rocks situated six miles (9.6 km) north-east of Jersey, and eight miles (12.8 km) from France. They form part of the Bailiwick of Jersey and are administratively part of the Parish of St. Martin. To learn more and visit https://www.jersey.com/ #THEISLANDBREAK @jerseyseafaris VIDEO BY: GOOGSI CREATIVE http://vimeo.com/googsicreative

Share
21 September

Track Day with the Aztec Jersey Tristars

Super League Triathlon paid a surprise visit to FB Fields Track in Jersey and sent the local Jersey triathlon club children into raptures. Over 100 junior members met with their idols including Jonny Brownlee, Mario Mola, Taylor Spivey and Jodie Stimpson. It was hugely inspirational for these up and coming children and will no doubt inspire other young children to take up the sport. Video by: Jools Beardon

Share
21 September

Super League Jersey // Dafabet Run Course

The high-speed, two-loop run course navigates the foreshore of Elizabeth Marina and will favour athletes with top end speed, versus the more explosive run course of Super League Hamilton Island.

There’s a lot that can go wrong for athletes if they are not at the top of their game and the highs and lows will all unfold right in front of huge crowds jam-packed into the marina precinct. Super League Triathlon is all about finding the best swim, bike, runner and there’s nowhere to hide on this course.

Share
21 September

Super League Jersey // YESSS Power Bike Course

The 5-lap bike course is super-technical with hairpin turns, narrow passages through high-rise apartment blocks and a cobblestone surface that will truly test bike handling skills.

There are dead turns on the bike and run leg and varied surfaces on both. It’s going to test technique, power, speed, endurance and race craft all at once.

Share
21 September

Super League Jersey // Lee Marine Swim Course

The course for Super League Jersey is nothing short of spectacular. The super-tight and technical layout is located in the Elizabeth Marina precinct in St. Helier. The 300-metre swim course is located among the mega yachts in Elizabeth Marina.

 

A unique element to racing is the huge tides in Jersey where the difference between high and low tide is as much as 14 metres in depth. Our races will be conducted at near low tide and athletes will face a lung-busting run out of the swim course up a ramp that brings athletes up some 12 metres in vertical height from water level to transition.

Share
21 September

Corporate Mix: WearTech Therapeutics

WearTech Therapeutics, Inc. (a Prizm Medical, Inc. company), is the premier developer and manufacturer of electrotherapy devices and “Intelligent Textiles for Medicine”. As the developer of the world’s first garment electrodes, the company has been at the forefront of research and development addressing therapeutic needs to promote healing and pain relief.

WearTech is introducing the world's first conductive tights that enhance performance and recovery while you are sleeping. 

"Our tights will give athletes a competitive edge with increased endurance, more rapid recovery from strenuous training and competition, pain reduction and accelerated healing of legs at home or on the road, even while sleeping," says WearTech CEO and Founder, Jim Johnson. "They offer an effective, non-drug therapy and performance enhancer that should become part of an athlete's daily training and exercise regimen."

Bicyclist John Howard is well-known at Interbike. He set the world bicycle land-speed record at 152.2 mph. Howard, a beta-tester of the WearTech Tights, reports they have brought him deep cellular and soft tissue mending from his on-going, hard training missions. Having seen over 500,000 cycling miles and over 30 years of running and training for mega-sports events, he knows his body and says:  "The most notable regenerative quality I applaud is faster recovery for ramped training. WearTech Tights have become a welcome and essential product for this body."

Chris McCormack ("Macca") had this to say about the new WearTech Tights: "As a triathlete, I've done my homework. What excites me most about this is that it's a deep DC versus AC current that aids recovery instead of just masking pain. So they are far beyond anything that is currently on the market. But the most exciting thing about WearTech Tights is that they are used while you are sleeping. They go through eight cycles while you are sleeping. Recovery is absolutely everything to an athlete, everything to a sports person."

"WearTech Therapeutics is exciting about partnering and attending the Super League Triathlon in Jersey. Its sponsored pro athletes are Olympians Aaron Royle and Claire Michel.

 

TEAM NAME

DISCIPLINE/SEGMENT

NAME

GENDER

CAPTAIN

WearTech

Swim 1 & 2

Billy Gibson

M

 

Bike 1 & 2

James Bale

M

captain

Run 1 & 2

Grahame Carr

M

 

Championship Athlete

Aaron Royle

M

 

Championship Athlete

Claire Michel

F

 

 

Share
18 July

What is Super League Triathlon

Share
24 September

Super League Jersey // Zaferes stuns at Triple Mix

Katie Zaferes of the USA stunned dual Olympic medalist Nicola Spirig at the inaugural Super League Triathlon women’s race in Jersey, Channel Islands. The ascendant American was never too far off the front throughout, and took the overall win with a 19-second lead over the speedy Swiss. Compatriot Summer Cook rounded out the first women’s podium for the revolutionary race series.

Triple Mix is a three-stage race with a 10-minute break between stages and a pursuit-style start in Stages 2 and 3.

 

Stage 1: Swim-Bike-Run

Carolina Routier, Sophie Coldwell, and Emma Jeffcoat found clear water off the pontoon start and came out of the 300-meter swim together, but most of the athletes emerged together to form a huge chase pack which swallowed the lead swimmers once on the bike leg.

Coldwell and British compatriot Jodie Stimpson worked to put pressure through the first few laps of the five-kilometer bike ride. With the field splintering between a large front group and solo athletes trying to bridge the gap, those off the back fell victim to the 90-second elimination rule. Sameera Al Bitar found herself more than 90 seconds behind the lead athlete and was forced to retire partway through the bike.

Stimpson, Coldwell, and Claire Michel of Belgium came off the bike together, but with the athletes so close together, Spirig emerged out front with Zaferes right on her shoulders. Summer Cook managed to stay in contention despite struggling with the technical bike course, while Lucy Hall and Mariya Shorets were eliminated after the bike leg.

Within the two-kilometer run, Michel, Spirig, and Zaferes took turns out front, but it was Michel who took the tape ahead of Spirig and Zaferes. Cook ran herself into fourth.

 

Stage 2: Run-Bike-Swim

With only 10 minutes to recover before starting another two-kilometer run and only seconds separating the lead three women, it didn’t take long for Zaferes to move up front. However, Spirig, Cook, and Michel came with her surge to create a 20-second gap to chasers Stimpson, Coldwell, and Rachel Klamer.

Spirig put pressure on and gapped the leaders with her trademark bike power and great handling, but after a while Zaferes answered the surge. Apparently, Zaferes had thought one of her tires had gone flat, but once confirmed that was not the case, she confidently rode back onto Spirig’s back wheel before taking the front into transition.

Zaferes made sure to hit the water ahead of Spirig, and her stellar technique ensured she crossed the Stage 2 finish line first.

With the gap the two had created to the rest of the field, an additional seven women were eliminated, while Laura Lindemann took a nasty bike spill.

 

Stage 3: Bike-Swim-Run

The Swiss-American tandem played tag team throughout the opening bike leg, maintaining their lead while a race for third happened behind them. Coldwell teamed up with Kirsten Kasper to leave the rest of the field, but once the race entered the water the athletes bunched up again while Zaferes and Spirig stayed clear.

Out onto the run, Zaferes began stretching her legs and her lead to Spirig, who was never able to reclaim the front. The former collegiate track star made the final few hundred meters of the run look easy, celebrating into the finish chute.

“When I first got on the bike I was a little off technically with the corners, but I got more comfortable and moved up and was happy with how the race progressed as it got on,” Zaferes said. “The swim feels as horrible as all the boys told us it did, so at least I was prepared for that and didn’t panic. I felt nervous especially after having raced last weekend, but I felt good. I really hope to approach tomorrow just like I did today and hope the same result comes away from it, but Day 2 gets significantly harder. I’ll go for it for sure though.”

It has been only a few months since Spirig gave birth to her second child, but today’s race showed she is still one of the most fearsome athletes to contend with on any starting line. She said, “Thank you very much for all the support from all of you. It has been great being here. I was just, it was amazing, I had good fun and I hope I’m a bit of an inspiration for all moms.”

Meanwhile, Cook used her stellar run to take herself into third place overall, the youngest on the Triple Mix podium. She said, “I’m feeling really good about today, I wasn’t sure about what to expect coming in; I felt like it could go either way. I was really proud of myself to just go out there and compete, not be afraid to put myself close to the front and just race my hardest. I haven’t really thought about tactics going into tomorrow yet. I’m kind of just trying to stay in the moment today and focus on what I needed to do. I guess I’ll have some thinking about strategy to do tonight.”

With one more day of racing to go to claim the first Super League Triathlon women’s trophy, these athletes will have to give it their all to stay on top. The Eliminator awaits, and only the fastest will survive.

Share
Download attach