Your 12 Weeks Aquabike Training Plan

Aquabike Training Plans
2022-06-30

About 13 weeks left until the European Aquabike Championships in Bilbao. It´s about time to get prepared. And we can help you with that.

We proudly present: Your 12 week aquabike specific training plan for the European Aquabike Championships in Bilbao (or other late season races).

Coach Steven Moody creates training plans for aquabike athletes of all performance levels. And I´m very happy he offers a 12% coupon for all this training plans to our little aquabike community. Use the coupon code AQUAEVENT12 to get 12% off your 12 week training plan!

 

What do you get in Coach Steve´s aquabike training plans?

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Week 25 Race Reports

2022-06-29

The Ripon Triathlon which was planned to be held last weekend had to be cancelled earlier this year. At the 1066 Triathlon in Hastings the swim had to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions. While the Triathlon was converted into a Duathlon, the aquabike races eventually had to be cancelled. So what remained was a rather quiet weekend of racing. The aquabike races at the Stewartby Lake Triathlon were the only aquabike races in England this weekend. We had a big race in Austria at last year´s location of the European Championships though.

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Week 24 Race Reports

Week 24 Race Reports
2022-06-22

With no races on the continent last weekend it was a purely British aquabike racing weekend. We had two middle distance races at the A Day In The Lakes Triathlon and the Metric Aquabikus at the Centurion Triathlon Herts, where we also had a long distance race with the Imperial Aquabikus. The races which attracted the most aquabike athletes were a bit shorter though.

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Week 23 Race Reports

Week 23 Race Reports
2022-06-15

With races in Portugal and Austria and of course a bunch of races in England, another busy aquabike racing weekend lies behind us. But let´s start with the National Aquabike Championship race that we had in Ireland last weekend. It was carried out over the sprint distance at the Fingal Skerries Triahtlon. Ross HAMILTON was able to defend his title with a clear win, putting about four and a half minutes into second placed Jack KENNEDY and Michael MCGLOIN another 48 seconds behind. Much closer was the women´s race though. With four women starting the bike leg separated by only 17 seconds the decision had to be made on the bike. It was Danielle O’ RIORDAN who had the strongest bike legs, winning the race by only eight seconds ahead of Jennifer O’SULLIVAN with Cathy CUNNINGHAM following in third also just one more minute behind.

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Week 22 Race Reports

Week 22 Race Report
2022-06-08

Last weekend the 24th country joined the world of aquabike racing. Poland had it´s first ever aquabike race which also was the National Championship over the sprint distance. With Nationals over standard, middle and long distance also following this year, Poland will be the first country to host championships over four distances. But let´s start with the sprint race which was held at the Triathlon Rzeszów.

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Week 21 Race Reports

Week 21 Race Report
2022-06-01

Seven years after the last edition of Swim & Bike Werbellinsee (see Aquabike History) we finally had the first and long awaited aquabike races in Germany at the Vierlanden Triathlon near Hamburg. Unfortunately the weather was not particularly inviting. With 15,7°C in the water and 11°C and also quite some rain outside many registered athletes decided not to appear at the startline. However, there were still 19 cold-resistant aquabike athletes competing in the middle distance race.

And what a race it was!

Dennis MÖLLER came out of the water first, with Jonas HAFEMANN about a minute behind. But with the fastest transition time, Jonas came out of T1 five seconds ahead of Dennis. Apparently the two of them stayed together over the bike course, with Dennis Möller coming into T2 11 seconds ahead of Jonas Hafemann. But they weren´t leading the aquabike race at that point. Because Frank ERK, who started be bike leg about six minutes behind stormed to the front, getting into T2 five seconds ahead of Dennis Möller. But neither of them managed to take the race win.

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Week 20 Race Reports

Week 20 Race Reports
2022-05-25

We had a pretty busy weekend of aquabike racing in England with no less than 13 aquabike races on the British Island. But first of all let´s have a look over at mainland Europe where the 100% Half Empuriabrava in the Northeast of Spain included a middle distance aquabike race for the second year.

Fabian BADIA VICENT was able to repeat his 2021 win at this event, though it was much closer this time. In a time of 02:50:36 He was five minutes faster than last time, to beat Marc SANGRÀ LLUCH by only 59 seconds, with Alex PAGAN MONTORO only 26 more seconds behind. The women´s race was won by Audrey SYREN, with Paqui MIRANDA MEDINA taking second place about four minutes behind and Duna SALLENT SALLÓ coming in third.

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Week 18 & 19 Race Reports

Week 18 & 19 Weekly Race Report
2022-05-18

First of all let´s have a look over at Spain where we had the long distance national championships, followed by the middle distance championships only six days later. With most athletes focusing on the middle distance race in Papmplona, there was a relatively small field of 20 aquabikers at the long distance race at the Tradeinn International Triathlon 140.6INN in Platja d´Aro. Fastest man of the day was Albert GRATACÓS GRAU, taking the win about 4 minutes ahead of Javier CERDEIRA MELERO and 9 minutes ahead of Roberto MILLARES GOMEZ. Only three women were entering the race, which was won by Ainara BENAVENTE BABACE – who by the way is also one of the only three athletes to race both, the long and middle distance championships.

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Road to Bilbao

Road to Bilbao
2022-04-01

How to qualify for the Europen Aquabike Championships 2022

In my last article I wrote about the general requirements to take part in an international aquabike championship race. But there is a bit more to consider for every race. The registration always has to go through your national triathlon federation. This process is quite different in every country. In some you have to qualify or match other criteria. I checked the qualification criteria in the Top 15 European countries of our Country Ranking. So if you´re planning to be on the startline at the European Aquabike Championships in Bilbao in September, here is what it takes.

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