According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a Weekend Warrior is ‘a person who does a particular activity (such as sport) only on the weekends’. However, the Blood Cancer UK Blenheim Palace Triathlon meaning is somewhat different…
‘A person of great ambition, not satisfied with the achievement of taking part in the challenge of one triathlon but wanting to push their body to the limit and complete as many triathlons as they possibly can, on one weekend’.
In 2017, London resident Shaun Wood matched Ade Fowler’s 2016 achievements by completing an immense 9 sprint distance triathlons over the course of the weekend, 5 on the first day and 4 on the second. Shaun said:
“I’m absolutely over the moon… it’s a really beautiful course, but the elements can be tough when you’re racing against them at times. The camaraderie and friendship of the Weekend Warriors really helped me to get through those tough moments”.
When asked what was tougher, the Weekend Warrior or IRONMAN, Shaun immediately replied “Weekend Warrior – 100%”.
Matthew Thompson won our 2019 Weekend Warrior challenge, completing 8 triathlons in an amazing 10:47:05! Shaun Wood’s 9 Sprint triathlon record still goes unbeaten…
Check out our Weekend Warrior rulebook below for more info on the rules and race procedure.
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