Category Archives: Triathlon

Chris Brown spent the morning squelching around in wet trainers as he did a swim-run event appropriately names as keen as mustard (was Chris as keen as mustard hhhmmmm not so sure)

let’s see what he says

The first half started with the longer sections of running and swimming, I was wondering what I’d got myself in too and if it was really such a good way to celebrate father’s day. As the sections got shorter or I slowed down, who knows I started to enjoy it!

Overall it was an enjoyable experience in the end. It’s a bit different to the modern-day triathlon, with no onerous check-in, no commerciality, start when you’re ready relaxed feel, no splits, no officious race marshalls. a bit like triathlon used to be before it became more a business and money-making exercise.

I will definitely do another one at some point.

Its been a minute

Well after a flat 2020 for events and motivation and the world, Jackpot Racing has started to get back into the swing of things with a number of the team taking up a number of different events


Eddie Howarth taking on a little gravel ride 65 miles 6,617 ft elevation gain you could say it was a little lumpy. His back was busted up or something he didn’t really complain too much the next week at all.

WTS Leeds Triathlon

With this being such a local event, you can’t help but support it. Jackpot had a number of the team out.

Pre-race was all about how rusty people felt and how busted up Eddies back was still from a gravel ride. Expectations were on the let’s not drawn end of the scale.

Helen Drew 1st female in age group and 6th female overall

Eddie Howarth 3rd in age group

Tim Ashelfotd 3rd in age group

Richard Roberts 6th in age group and 16th overall

Alistair Cooke 19th in age group

Well, no one drowned and the rust was well and truly brushed off, with strong performances for everyone. Let’s just take a small second to love the uphill blue carpet finish. (I mean whoever put that uphill finish in was having a bad day it was brutal)

Swim Run

A slightly different direction but still the same mindset for the team

Mika 1st overall over the 21k distance. A positive start to a new discipline so watch this space.

Chris Brown absolutely loved it and really enjoyed the running especially pre-race felt a little like aaaaaaaaarg, bit of a swim, aaaaarg, swim, aaaaarg, so you can get the idea was an A race and high on the list of FUN.

What’s next?

Eddie is back out on the bike to complete coast to coast, so looking forward to another non-complaining week post-ride.

Redcar and York triathlon, a few cycle events may be more swim aaarrg may be on the cards let’s see what we all get up to mixing it up.

A view from the front

Adam Bowden at Leeds World Triathlon SeriesAdam Bowden produced an awesome race on home soil at the Leeds World Triathlon Series event, coming home 7th overall, 3rd Brit and 1st Jackpoter in a fantastic time of 1:51:56, just 23 seconds off the podium.  Here’s what it looked like from such a lofty position in Adam’s words…

“Swim – Wetsuit swim, which suits me, temperature was fine. I feel that I got off to a great start in the swim was around the first lap in the top 20’s then lost a few places on lap 2. It was a good long run up towards transition which helped the body to get ready for the first challenge, of straight up a sharp incline.

“Bike – I found the hill fairly comfortable keeping a nice fast cadence to keep the legs from feeling up to quickly. The 14k down to the city was fast and furious. Head down full gas. The field was being splintered by the fast pace that was being set at the front. Within 2-3 mins groups were forming which then turned into the chase pack. On reaching the city you could here that it was in Britain the crowds up and around transition were incredible, the noise was deafening but at the same time was a massive up lift.

“T2 – was a little messy, felt like people had forgot which side there bikes were on causing a crash to happen just as we had dismounted our bikes. Luckily I was able to miss it at rack my bike fast as I had a reasonably quick transition.

“Run – As soon as I got into my running my legs were feeling good, so I decided to push the pace on with Gomez alongside me for company. Within a about 2k me and Gomez had broken the group that headed out with us. My plan now was to keep the hammer down it was a course that took the bounce out of your legs, with some sharp little inclines which was suiting me well. Gomez continued with his fast pace which I was trying to hang onto but failed. The rest of the laps felt tough but I was only over taken by Pier lecore over the last 2 laps. I was certainly feeling the last lap but the crowds kept me strong, so much support for the British athletes. I crossed the line in 7th, it was a great feeling to be back up towards the front end of a WTS field.

“A big thanks to the British supporters. My Girlfriend and mum. All my sponsors. Zone 3, Lane 1, Asics, Jackpot, Beacon bikes and Polaris. You people make the pain of triathlon a lot easier.👌

Podium and Potential

Jackpot Racing would like to congratulate some of their elite athletes on their recent news.

Adam Bowden has been confirmed on British Triathlon’s Podium Squad. That puts him alongside Alistair and Jonny in the race to Rio. Whilst Tom Bishop is on the Podium Potential Squad, breathing down their necks.

Its a similar story in the ladies, with both Lois Banks and Heather Sellars appearing on the Podium Potential Squad as well.

Well done guys and gals.