• Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer Edition

    Misfit and Speedo have announced the launch of the Speedo 2 Shine, a speedo-branded swim, sleep and activity tracker.

    Following the original collaboration between these two fitness giants the Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer introduces a new generation of swim tracking, made completely with swimmers in mind. Misfit and Speedo’s proprietary lap counting algorithms track a swimmer’s lap count with industry-leading accuracy and work for all stroke types.

    Speedo Shine

    The activity tracker is made made of durable aircraft-grade aluminium, designed for non-stop wear with a battery life of up to 6 months.

    The latest edition tracks swim distance down to the meter, counts swim laps for 25 and 50 meter pools, and counts down a set swim time. It also works with the Speedo Fit app to provide granular insight into your swim fitness.

    Misfit Shine 2 swimmer edition also tracks steps, distance, calories, light and restful sleep, delivers call and text alerts and vibration notifications with IoT compatibility that let you control your connected devices.

    “Whether you’re training competitively or swimming for fitness, you want your focus to be on speed and form – not tracking laps. With the Speedo Shine 2, you can concentrate on your efforts in the pool without distractions,” said Team Speedo USA athlete and four-time Olympic medallist Cullen Jones. “Speedo Shine 2 is an ideal aid for athletes and fitness enthusiasts to maximise their time in the water while keeping track of their overall fitness and sleep.”

    The new Misfit Link compatibility means the Speedo Shine 2 can be turned into a music remote, selfie trigger, presentation clicker, or button to enable a variety of smart home devices and web services.

    The Speedo Shine 2 also features Misfit’s most advanced hardware and firmware, which offers dramatically improved touch responsiveness with capacitive touch technology, faster syncing, and an extended Bluetooth range. Its 12 lights display over 16 million colours and are bright enough to be seen in direct sunlight.

    The also device works with Speedo’s personalised swim tracking app, Speedo Fit, to provide a fine-grain resolution into your swim fitness.

    The Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer Edition retails at $119.99 and ships to the UK in 2 to 3 weeks.

    Posted by Victoria Gardner
  • Alistair Brownlee Wins Ironman 70.3 Dubai

    Alistair Brownlee Ironman 70.3 Dubai Splits Times Sundried

    Alistair Brownlee has completed Ironman 70.3 in Dubai with a blisteringly fast win of 3:35:30, 6 minutes faster than second place winner Sven Riederer who came in at a time of 3:42:05.

    Alistair Brownlee Ironman 70.3 Dubai Splits

    Swim

    Ali completed the 1.9km swim in the Arabian Gulf in a time of 22:36, side-by-side with Johann Ackerman. 

    Bike

    Alistair Brownlee completed the 90km bike course in 1:58:51.

    Run

    He ran the half marathon run in a searingly fast time of 1:09:36, clinching the win for Great Britain.

    Alistair has said "it is just fantastic to be back racing". Will he win the coveted Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown series and take home the elusive $1,000,000 prize? Only time will tell!

    Related: Read about Sundried ambassador James Bale's experience racing alongside Alistair Brownlee at the Super League event in Jersey last year.

    Posted by Alexandra Parren
  • Sundried Southend Triathlon 2018

    Sundried Southend Triathlon 2018

    The exciting sport of triathlon is returning to Southend On Sea in Essex for its second year on Sunday the 17th of June 2018!

    The Sundried Southend Triathlon is a sprint distance race with a 750m open water swim in the Thames Estuary, 20k pancake flat cycle along the seafront promenade, and speedy 5k run around the local Parkrun route. This race promises searingly fast times as it is the flattest triathlon you'll find, making it perfect for seasoned pros who want a PB as well as beginners who are looking for a friendly course. 

    For its inaugural event in May 2017, the race was a roaring success and attracted nearly 3,000 people to the buzzing seaside hub of Southend On Sea. Over 100 of the athletes were first-time triathletes, showing how this event encouraged more people to take up sport in the local area and take on a new challenge. For 2018, there will be 600 competitors instead of 300, meaning we expect up to 5,000 cheering fans and spectators! It promises to be a huge day, with support from local running experts Runner's Edge, bike fitting and turbo competitions from Cycles UK, and wet suit hire and expert swim advice from Tri N Swim Well. 

    Sundried Southend Triathlon Marshal

    Additional to this, there will be support from local gyms including DW Fitness Thorpe Bay, David Lloyd Southend, Fusion Lifestyle Southend, and Virgin Active Thundersley. The gym staff and personal trainers will be providing expert training advice, warm ups, and cool downs for all athletes. To spoil the racers even further, there will be smoothies provided by The Honestly Good Smoothie Company and goody bags featuring treats from Oppo Ice Cream and Pulsin Healthy Snacks. 

    The entire event is in aid of Havens Hospices who provide end-of-life care for adults and children in Essex. The event is also proudly sponsored by Pinnacle Mortgage Centre.

    There are still spaces available, so sign up now on the Southend Triathlon website!

    For training advice, check out the following articles written by expert coaches, trainers, and triathletes:

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    Posted by Alexandra Parren