Press Releases

Welcome to MedwayTri’s press release page. Here you will find the latest new articles and stories from MedwayTri. An archive of stories and PDFs of previous news articles will also be stored here, so take a look through to see what MedwayTri's members have been up to.


Lilly Gibbs is set for Stardom!
The British Triathlon Youth & Junior Super Series is designed to bring together the best young triathletes from across the UK, so they can race head to head at the best and most exciting venues in the country. To race in a super series events you must complete the assessment day in which you are expected to be within certain times. This gives you a rank in which you can be selected to do events. The higher your rank the more chance you have of being selected. Youth (15-16) is the first year in which you can race at an elite level you can then progress onto Juniors (17-19) where you hope to make the British elite pathway so you can continue competing in U23 elites and senior elites like the Brownlee brothers. To make the British pathway you must be in the top ten in your age group)
Read more >> Posted: Jul 31, 2017 | Category: News

"Ooooo La la" Madamoiselle Hovenden!
Jo Hovenden shares her friendly (talk to me) face across the water in her first French Triathlon. Impressing spectators with her elegance during her bike dismount whilst claiming 4th Lady!
Read more >> Posted: Jul 11, 2017 | Category: News

Leeds Castle Junior Aquathlon.
Abigail Garthwaite gives a excellent account of her experience during the Junior Aquathlon held at Leeds Castle. A positive attitude is demonstrated throughout her race, proving she is developing into a wonderful athlete.
Read more >> Posted: Jun 26, 2017 | Category: News

Lilly proves she can race with the Big Girls!
Lilly describes how she climbed mountains, went through desserts and almost died of dehydration to accomplished a big milestone that can now be checked off her bucket list.
Read more >> Posted: Jun 19, 2017 | Category: News

Gabby's Determination Succeeds in Leeds!
Determined to compete and despite previous injury and a fall off her bike, Gabby proved that when she sets herself a goal, then there is no stopping her. Go Gabby!
Read more >> Posted: Jun 14, 2017 | Category: News

Lilly Smashes Leeds
Defying the odds by narrowly missing a DQ (if not for her charm on the officials), missing training due to exams and post illness, Lilly still manages to perform exceptionally well at the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon in Leeds
Read more >> Posted: Jun 14, 2017 | Category: News

Tribal Event Chichester Standard Triathlon
Archie overcomes anxiety from the open water to achieve a PB for a Standard Distance Triathlon
Read more >> Posted: Jun 13, 2017 | Category: News

Hopcraft keeps his Crown at The Cranbrook Sprint Tri 2017
Read how Rory successfully defends his title at the Cranbrook Sprint Triathlon.
Read more >> Posted: Jun 9, 2017 | Category: News

The Weald Challenge - 50k Trail Ultra-Marathon.
Rory Finishes the 50km Trail Ultra Marathon in 5:22:37, coming 47th out of 178 finishers. Having not been able to get the training in, feeling poorly due to a viral infection and only being his only 3rd ever marathon he was thrilled to have finished, especially as at 30k he thought he was going to quit. Read Rory's experiences to truly appreciate his determination.
Read more >> Posted: May 30, 2017 | Category: News

MedwayTri's Furriest Member wins GOLD!
Rory Hopcraft entered the Bedgebury 5km Canicross with newest member Brambles. Brambles managed to drag poor Rory to the finish line and claim Gold! Below Rory tells all....
Read more >> Posted: May 22, 2017 | Category: News

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