Browsing Archive: July, 2012

Lucy Gossage takes victory in TriStar MK

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Athletes 
British Philip Graves and Lucy Gossage were the first winners of theTriStar111 Milton Keynes in a fast and fun race over an unique distance hosted for the first time in the UK: 1km swimming, 100km cycling and 10km running.

Galius Sun's supported athlete, Lucy Gossage, had to make sure to get a lead on the bike segment to have a smooth victory in 3:35:55, followed by Anna Turvey (who was third at TriStar Mallorca 2012) in 3:40:35. And also British Eleanor Haresign completed the podium in 3h:47:...
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Gemma Steel wins BUPA Great North 10K in record time.

Posted by Galius Sun on Monday, July 23, 2012, In : Athletes 
Congratulations to Galius Sun's supported athlete Gemma Steel in becoming the first women to run sub-23 in Gateshead as she set a new course record of 32.56 in winning the BUPA Great North 10k and finishing 7th overall with Scott Overall winning the men's event in 29.34. Full report can be found here.


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Movistar's Alejandro Valverde wins 17th stage of Tour de France

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, July 19, 2012, In : MOVISTAR Team 

TDF STAGE 17 BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON -- Alejandro Valverde of Spain won the 17th stage of the Tour de France and Bradley Wiggins mastered a last big test in the mountains to retain the yellow jersey. The 143.5-kilometre ride from Bagneres-de-Luchon to the ski station of Peyragudes featured three hard climbs and an uphill finish.

Alejando Valverde, the Movistar team leader, won his third Tour stage in a lone breakaway approx 20k from the finish. Christopher Froome was second and Sky team leader ...


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Sunny skies 'not too far off' as jet stream shifts

Posted by Galius Sun on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Sun Creams 

Summer may be late, but it might be just around the corner.

The United Kingdom is expected to get drier and warmer next week, but only after more rain. "This year the jet stream has been much further south than normal and we have had our wettest June on record followed by a wetter than average July," said BBC weather presenter Cecilia Daly.

But there are signs that the jet stream may shift slightly northwards which means it should feel more like summer. "Arou...


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UK 'worst' in EU for sun cream use despite 2nd highest rate of skin cancer in Europe

Posted by Galius Sun on Thursday, July 12, 2012, In : Sun Creams 
According to a new report suncream use in the UK is below many other countries despite Britain having Europe's second highest rate of a serious type of skin cancer. The average person in the UK bought 70ml of suncream last year, the study by market analysts Datamonitor found.

Switzerland, the USA, France, Finland, Norway, Greece and Israel all have levels of suncream consumption above the UK, the report says. Spain sells the most in the world per person, at 170ml, although Datamonitor say a ...


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Gemma Steel wins the Norfolk Lord Mayor's 5km City Centre Classic Road Race

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, In : Athletes 
Galius Sun supported athlete, Gemma Steel takes a comfortable win in the Lord Mayor's 5km Road Race for the second year in succession.

GB international Gemma Steel (Charnwood AC) wasn't troubled in the run and only had her own course record in sight as she moved smoothly away from the rest of the field from the gun. Last year Gemma clocked 15mins 59secs to set a new course record and on Saturday evening she stopped the clock at exactly the same time, missing out on a £250 course record bonus...


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Athletes Sophie Hitchon and Emily Diamond selected for GB Olympic Team

Posted by Galius Sun on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, In : Athletes 
Huge congratulations to Galius Sun supported athletes Sophie Hitchon and Emily Diamond for being selected for the GB Olympic athletics team. Hammer thrower, Sophie Hitchon, will be looking to repeat her British record 71.61m performance at the Games. U23 GB sprinter, Emily Diamond, gets selected as a member of the 4 x 400m GB Relay Team. Listen to Emily's audio recorded reaction to her inclusion by clicking here.

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