Are you a British Kona Qualifier for 2019? Then read this!

Heading to Hawaii? Join the GB Kona 2019 Facebook Group

FREE Parade of Nations T-Shirts for GB athletes in Hawaii – reserve yours NOW!

If you are one of the British athletes who will be heading to Kona, then can I strongly encourage you to join the GB Kona 2019 Facebook page.

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The group is a fantastic resource, both in the months leading up to the event and during the two weeks or so of madness that is the annual ‘Big Dance’ of triathlon. If you are a first-timer, you will likely have questions about travel, accommodation, training, where to eat, what to do and much more. With many ‘Kona veterans’ racing again, this really is a brilliant way to find out from those in the know and make the best of your experience.

GBKona 2018 T-Shirts
The GB team in their 2018 Parade of Nations t-shirts

Once you arrive, the group is also a great way to link up with others for training rides, meeting up for dinner, sharing lifts and generally making lots of things ‘easy’ through the instant power of technology. Having been in Hawaii for the first time myself in 2017 in support of my sister-in-law, I can speak from first hand that this really is a very useful tool.

FREE T-Shirt for GB qualified athletes – how to secure yours

In addition, this is how you can claim your fantastic – bespoke – GB Kona T-Shirts for the Parade of Nations. Thanks once again to HUUB for their support of this great initiative and to multiple Kona podium finisher, Jane Hansom, for her work in coordinating it all.

The t-shirts are FREE to qualified GB athletes, and extras will be available to purchase for friends and family. PLEASE COMPLETE THE GOOGLE FORM to register your details.

The GB Team have looked great at the Parade in recent years – and the GB Kona 2019 Facebook page (and that Google link), is where and how you can record your shirt size etc., which is required for planning the production of these. That isn’t an easy task – please make it easy for the people who are trying help you 🙂


IRONMAN World Championship Parade of Nations 2017
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Nirvana Europe is the Official Travel Partner to the European IRONMAN Tour. It has been providing athlete-friendly accommodation at IRONMAN events since 2005, as well as providing extra travel services to create stress-free experiences for both athletes and spectators.

There are incredible benefits of travelling with Nirvana to Kona this year, including transfers to and from the airport on the island, orientation tours of each leg of the race and a great house for events, product launches and workshops! Check out their full, customisable service offering here: 

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