Tim Don, the current British Triathlon Super Series champion is aiming for a third consecutive victory in the 2011 Series this weekend at the Toshiba Windsor Triathlon on Sunday 12 June.
The former world champion has had an outstanding start to the season, delivering a victory in both the GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon and the GE Blenheim Triathlon, the first two races of the 2011 British Triathlon Super Series.
The Toshiba Windsor Triathlon also has additional prestige this year hosting the 2011 British Elite Triathlon Championships, as Tim comments: “Racing in Windsor is always a great experience. The event is always well organised and as an athlete you have great support from the crowd. With the additional prestige of racing for the British Elite Championship, I will be giving it my best to finish on the top of the podium.”
The opportunity to race at a British Championships has attracted a stellar field to race in the regal surroundings of Windsor Castle. Adam Bowden a member of British Triathlon’s UK Sport Lottery funded World Class Development Squad will be racing alongside fellow squad members, Aaron Harris, Tom Bishop, Matt Sharp and Mark Threlfall who will all be on the start line looking to put their names in the history books. Matt Gunby and Mark Buckingham, members of the trigold programme funded by Barrie Wells will also be racing.
In the women’s event Abbie Thorington, an affiliate member of the UK Sport Lottery funded British Triathlon World Class Programme returns to domestic racing following the Madrid leg of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series. Abbie came out the water in first place in Madrid and will be aiming for the podium in Windsor.
Abbie commented: “I am very much looking forward to competing at Windsor. Not only will it be my 1st time competing on the Windsor course, but also with it being the British Championships it will be a great event to be part of.”
Lucy Chittenden, a member of British Triathlon’s UK Sport Lottery funded World Class Development Squad based in Loughborough will also be racing and looking to replicate the form that delivered a top ten performance at the GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon.
The Toshiba Windsor Triathlon will also have highlights broadcast on Channel 4 on 3 July at 7am.