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Posted: July 16, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Triathlon: British Triathlon Super Series heads to Wales this Saturday, July 18

Second place male in the British Triathlon Super Series, Aaron Harris, will now be competing on Saturday at Parc Bryn Bach. The 2008 champions Will Clarke and Hollie Avil will not be competing.

Saturday July 18 sees the penultimate British Triathlon Super Series event taking place at Parc Bryn Bach, South Wales with the contest for British Triathlon Super Series Champion drawing to a close.

The 2008 race champions Tim Don and Julie Dibens are not competing this weekend so there are vital points available for all the triathletes taking part.

In the women's race, British Triathlon Super Series leader Jodie Stimpson can win the title with a victory at Parc Bryn Bach having already won impressively at the Mazda Blenheim Triathlon and the Nokia Windsor Triathlon. Jill Parker who currently lies in third place needs a strong finish in both the Parc Bryn Bach Elite Triathlon and in the Mazda London Triathlon, the final event of the Series in two weeks time to be in with a chance of challenging Stimpson.

Helen Jenkins has withdrawn from the race but will be present on Saturday to hand out medals and support her husband and coach Marc.

In the men's race British Triathlon Super Series leader Stuart Hayes is not competing this weekend so there is a chance for Adam Bowden to gain some ground on the leader. Bowden finished in second place in Windsor last time out.

With Hayes and Aaron Harris absent in the men's field, a closely contended race is anticipated between the favourite, former Olympian Marc Jenkins, Mark Threlfall and Adam Bowden.

Men's British Triathlon Super Series leaderboard

1 Stuart Hayes 200
2 Aaron Harris 175
3 Philip Wolf 170
4 Adam Bowden 155

Women's British Triathlon Super Series leaderboard

1 Jodie Stimpson 285
2 Non Stanford 250
3 Jill Parker 210
4 Carol Bridge 150

Triathletes are required to compete in three of the five races to be eligible to win the overall British Triathlon Super Series with points awarded based on their finishing position. The male and female elite athletes with the most points from their selection of three races shall win the British Triathlon Super Series.

Parc Bryn Bach Elite Triathlon is the fourth event in the British Triathlon Super Series and will also double up as the British Triathlon Sprint Distance Elite Championships.

Spectators are welcome throughout the day, with the racing getting underway from 10am in the first wave of the British and Welsh Age Group Aquathlon Championships also taking place. The British Triathlon Sprint Distance Elite Championship races will follow at 11.30am for the women and 1pm for the men. This is one of the highlights of the British Triathlon calendar and all the athletes would welcome your support on the day.

In the build up to the event, British Triathlon's new broadcasting service British Triathlon Live will be issuing a daily video bulletin, keeping you up-to-date with all the latest news and information. On race day, British Triathlon is also offering live and uninterrupted event footage streamed direct from our website, www.britishtriathlon.org. Watch the race unfold from 11.30am on Saturday 18 July with live video and photography from start to finish. The site will also host live text commentary so that we can keep you up-to date with all the action from around the course - as it happens.

The British Triathlon Super Series events are taking place this summer at:

The Strathclyde Park Elite Triathlon May 17
The Mazda Blenheim Triathlon June 6 -7
The Nokia Windsor Triathlon June 14
The Parc Bryn Bach Elite Triathlon July 18
The Mazda London Triathlon Aug 1-2

The British Triathlon Super Series creates a world class environment for domestic and international competitors, providing a high profile shop window for Triathlon in the UK. The Series aims to raise awareness and encourage participation in the country's fastest growing sport in the build up to London 2012.

About British Triathlon
British Triathlon is the National Governing Body for Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon in Great Britain, responsible for leading growth and performance of the sport. At international level Great Britain boasts a strong squad of world ranked elite triathletes who regularly achieve international success and has some outstanding young talent emerging from its youth programmes. There are over 700 triathlon events conducted in Great Britain each year including the renowned Mazda London Triathlon and British Triathlon Elite Series which attracts athletes from all over the world. British Triathlon aims to promote excellence in our sport, and create opportunities for everyone to achieve their personal triathlon challenges. (www.britishtriathlon.org.


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