Gallery: Challenge Salou 2017

Challenge Salou 2017 in pictures – courtesy of Jose Luis Hourcade


A little later than planned, thanks to a trip over the weekend to The Championship, a great set of images here from Challenge Salou, won this year in fine style by Great Britain’s David McNamee.

(Full report from the race HERE)

Challenge Salou – Sunday 28th May 2017
1.9km / 90km / 21.1km


1st – David McNamee (GBR) – 3:26:04
2nd – Emilio Aguayo Munoz (ESP) – 3:28:26
3rd – James Cunnama (RSA) – 3:28:30
4th – Ivan Kalashnikov (RUS) 3:28:35
5th – Pablo Dapena Gonzalez (ESP) 3:29:11


1st – Sara Loehr (ESP) 3:59:01
2nd – Nikki Bartlett (GBR) – 4:00:42
3rd – Erika Csomor (HUN) – 4:05:20
4th – Simona Krivankova (CZE) 4:05:33
5th – Ewa Komander (POL) 4:07:42

7th – Catherine Jameson (GBR) – 4:09:23

Challenge Gran Canaria Gallery: The Brits Excel

In pictures – the British excel at Challenge Gran Canaria 2017

We are very fortunate here on Tri247 to be able to bring you some fantastic race images from a small group of very talented photographers. One of those is Lanzarote-based Brit, James Mitchell (

James has provided his services to a number of familiar names and brands in the triathlon and wider sporting community, his images regularly appearing on magazine covers and on the adverts and branding of many high-profile brands. If you are looking for a talented snapper – especially one who knows Lanzarote and its surrounds like the back of his hand – get in touch with him!

James was at the Gloria Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria on Saturday, a race that drew more than its fair share of headlines thanks to Alistair Brownlee and Daniela Ryf – and even more when Brits Emma Pallant and Lucy Charles finished ahead of the four-time world champion. Full report HERE.

It was a good day generally for the British athletes. As well as the Pro wins, Ruth Purbrook and Reece Barclay were the overall Age-Group winners, with plenty more podium finishes too.

Check out this ‘Great British’ gallery from James – scroll through the images above.

Women in Triathlon: The Giant Store special

The Giant Store St. Paul’s (, recently hosted a series of five triathlon special evenings from January through to March, which we’ve been covering here on Tri247. The final event of the series, and perhaps the best attended of all, was a Women in Triathlon special, held on Thursday 16th March.

Here we provide the full length video of the excellent panel discussion from the evening, which covered a wide range of topics, including fears about getting in to triathlon, experiences, gaining confidence and training tips.

The event was superbly hosted by Helen Murray (one of the voices of the Oxygenaddict Triathlon Podcast). We even had a live link in store to bring in input from Australia!

The Panel

A fantastic panel of athletes had been pulled together, from a Commonwealth Games medal winner, Kona Age-Group Champion, Britain’s oldest female Ironman finisher and more, to provide a wide topic of conversation and inputs from all perspectives. You can follow them all on Twitter via these links: