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Sacré Bleu – Marine Nationale make it four in a row

Congratulations go to the Marine Nationale side who last night retained “Le Crunch’ Trophy with a hard earned 19 – 15 win over the Royal Navy at Brickfields, Plymouth last night.  They edge ahead in the series 7 – 6, the first time since the fixtures were re-introduced in 2005.  They also achieved for the first time a winning sequence of four matches.  This is quite an achievement considering the great difficulty both sides have had in winning away from home.  The Royal Navy have only achieved it once in 2008 (Paris) whilst the Marine Nationale are clearly getting better at travelling having won away in 2015 (Portsmouth) and last night.

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A ‘Tear’ For the Fallen

ToL Poppies 3

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Course Record Smashed at Celtman 2014

Johan Hasselmark - a strong cycle mode him to second place

Johan Hasselmark – a strong cycle mode him to second place

Behind the leaders after the swim, a strong ride saw Johan Hansselmark move in to second place behind Scottish favourite Stuart Macloud.

With only 14km to run, Johan still oohs strong and he passes behind Liatach towards the Glen Torridon road.

With only 14km to run, Johan still looks strong and he passes behind Liatach towards the Glen Torridon road.

However the Edinburgh man could not hold off the strong running of Johan and he powered home in a record time of 11:41:30.

To view all the images from Celtman 2014 please click here.

Celtman Extreme Triathlon – Lives Up to Its Name

Congratulations must go to all of the competitors that completed the 2013  CXTri in the most testing of conditions yesterday. It was a privilege to be there as an observer as you pushed yourselves to the outer limits of endurance.  Hopefully the images that I have today posted will bring some memories of your excellent achievements.

Swim - Loch Shieldaig.  Wind and tide waits for no won.  Heavy chop made breathing without taking in mouthfuls of salt water very hard.

Swim – Loch Shieldaig. Wind and tide waits for no won. Heavy chop made breathing without taking in mouthfuls of salt water very hard.

A circular course but was the wind ever behinds you.  The long stretch towards Achnasheen was in to the by now strong and gusting wind.  As one competitor said "I was even having to pedal down hill to go forward!"

A circular course but was the wind ever behind you. The long stretch towards Achnasheen was in to the by now strong and gusting wind. As one competitor said “I was even having to pedal down hill to go forward!”

Only 11 atheletes were allowed on Beinn Eighe but the route behind Liatach was lower but not easy. Heavy under foot, strong winds and driving rain ensured that there was sting in the tail after a very long day.

Only 11 atheletes were allowed on Beinn Eighe but the route behind Liatach was lower but not easy. Heavy under foot, strong winds and driving rain ensured that there was sting in the tail after a very long day.

All the images cane be viewed by clicking here.