Tri Summer campaign from British Triathlon

first_imgNational governing body British Triathlon is seeking to give people the chance to get active this summer through swim, bike and run by signing up for one of three Tri Summer challenges.Launched on 22 July, Tri Summer offers individuals the chance to sign up for three different distances – Sprint, Standard and Middle – which they can complete in their own time throughout a six-week period.‘Following on from the success of Tri January, the new campaign sets participants the challenge of working towards completing a triathlon distance in smaller chunks which will fit it with their daily lives.’The Tri Summer challenges are:Tri Summer Sprint – 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km runTri Summer Standard – 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km runTri Summer Middle – 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21km run Once participants have completed their chosen challenge, they will have a chance to put their training into practice by taking part in a number of Tri Summer festival events that will be hosted up and down the UK.There will also be an exclusive Tri Summer training bundle on offer for participants who are ready to take the next step and become a member of British Triathlon.Jenny Vincent, British Triathlon’s Head of Participation, said “We’re excited to be launching our second campaign of 2019 designed to help people get started in swim, bike and run.“We are proud of how many people got involved during our Tri January campaign; and Tri Summer will provide that next step, with the aim of completing a triathlon distance in their own time. We genuinely believe that triathlon is for everyone, no matter your shape, size or background. There is simply nothing like being part of the triathlon family, it is such a welcoming community, providing great experiences.“I hope that anyone interested in getting active this summer gives our Tri Summer campaign a go.”Deborah James, who is best known for being part of the myth-busting podcast ‘You Me and the Big C’, is taking part in the summer campaign with her family. She has previously taken part in Tri January and a Go Tri event in Leeds.“I’ve always enjoyed keeping fit but since my involvement in the Tri January campaign I’ve really found a love for riding my bike,” Deborah James said. “I loved taking part in the campaign and then completing my first GO TRI event in Leeds in June. With the summer holidays just starting, I’m looking forwards to getting my family involved in the Tri Summer campaign and getting active together.”www.gotri.org/trisummerwww.britishtriathlon.org Relatedlast_img read more

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APM Terminals Buys Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal

first_imgNetherlands-based port operator APM Terminals has bought a 100% stake in Reefer Terminal S.p.A., located in Italy’s Port of Vado Ligure, but the terms and the value of the agreement were not disclosed.The Vado Ligure Reefer Terminal, the largest refrigerated terminal in the Mediterranean, handling 600,000 pallets per year, is also a terminal for the handling of containers (275,000 TEU, 510 reefer plugs, 14.5 meter depth and 465 meter of quay) and general cargo.APM Terminals has acquired the terminal from Italy’s fruit and vegetable produce importer GF Group as part of the port master plan to create new supply chains to markets in Northern Italy, Southern France, Switzerland and Bavaria.The Reefer Terminal is located adjacent to the construction site of the APM Terminals Vado port project which will open in January 2018 with 800,000 TEU annual capacity and a 17 meter depth.”The integration of the Vado Reefer Terminal with our new, future semi-automated container terminal enhances the logistics options for businesses and the shipping lines calling the Ligurian coast, serving all of Northern Italy and beyond,” said APM Terminals Vado CEO Carlo Merli.”We are building Italy’s port of the future with ideal access to Turin and Northern Italy manufacturing zones as well as consumer markets. Equally important, we will have the best port system and product in the market capable of serving container vessels, reefer vessels, RoRo and breakbulk vessels.”Reefer Terminal will continue to operate as a terminal highly specialized in the discharge and warehousing of fresh fruit and vegetable produce.”This sale represents a further step in the process of refocusing on our historical business of import and distribution of fruit and vegetable produce,” said GF Group President Raffaella Orsero.”We will however remain a Reefer Terminal customer with our weekly Central American service, operated with four GF Group owned refrigerated vessels.”[mappress mapid=”15928″]last_img read more

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Mitsuka holds on for first win

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RIFU, Miyagi Pref. – Tour rookie Yuko Mitsuka hung on to her overnight lead by shooting a 71 to win her first career title with a one-shot victory at the Miyagi TV Dunlop Ladies Open on Sunday. Mitsuka, who stormed into the lead after a second-round 66, carded two birdies and a bogey while fighting off a late charge by Tomoko Kusakabe for a winning total of 8-under-par 208 on the Rifu Golf Club course. Mitsuka kept herself in front with birdies on both of the front-nine par-5s — at Nos. 2 and 8 — before dropping a shot at the ninth. “I have been too nervous to sleep and eat well since last night and I can’t even remember how I played all day,” Mitsuka said.last_img read more

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