Lee launches new business – TRIDEALS.CO.UK

In October 2011, Lee launched TRIdeals.co.uk with the aim of making triathlon more affordable. “I am extremely passionate about the sport and try hard to encourage as many people as possible to try it out so they can hopefully experience the same enjoyment, sense of achievement, camaraderie and health benefits as I have had for many years. The sport is renowned for being expensive, and in the midst of the precarious economic climate, this can be the tipping point to making the sport prohibitive.” TRIdeals has a team of deal searchers that spend hours looking for the very best online deals from a long list of triathlon/sports retailers and showcase them on their site. Only the best bargains are listed with many of products reduced by over 40%.

Lee finishes 2nd at Swashbuckler Half Ironman

Despite having very little sleep the night before and riding on a borrowed bike, Lee finished in 2nd place at the Swashbuckler Half Ironman, which took place on 22 May 2011. Lee said, “Actually I am really pleased; I have been suffering with a bad back and have struggled with my bike position. I felt good on the second lap of the run and really pushed it. I was up till past midnight trying to sort my bike out so i only had about 2 hours sleep. Matt was very strong though and deserved to win.

Lee Piercy lines up at Powerman European Champs

The Powerman European Championships took place on Sunday 17 April 2011 where Lee finished an impressive 13th overall including professionals in one of the most competitive international fields assembled in the last few years. Lee said, “I am pleased to get a decent race under my belt for 2011 amongst quality competition although felt a little jaded and lack lustre as I was still struggling with jet lag having returning from California with work just a few days earlier.”

Lee Piercy wins Granite Bay Duathlon, California

Lee won the Granite Bay Duathlon, California by a winning margin of 3mins 30secs on 26 September 2010. “I never expected to be racing in 95 degrees heat at 10am in the morning at the end of September. It was a fantastic multi terrain run course which had me grovelling up some of the hills. A lot of fun and well organised by TBF”, he said.

2nd at New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon

Lee Piercy came 2nd overall at the New Forest Middle Distance (1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run) at the weekend, finishing in a time of 04:30:58. He said, “Great race organised by Richard and Joanne in the stunning New Forest.  Very gruelling hilly off road 14 mile course with a 25% climb near the start.   Had a decent swim and steady run but suffered a little on the bike not helped by losing all my gels on the first cattle grid. Well done to James Gilfillan who was a convincing and worthy winner.” Lee also won his age group at the event.

Bronze medal for Lee Piercy at Edinburgh ITU Duathlon World Championships 2010

Despite feeling under the weather and sent the wrong way on the run course, Lee Piercy, representing GBR,  achieved a remarkable bronze medal position at the Edinburgh ITU Duathlon World Championships. Lee said, ” I had a shocking race – first one of the year so I am due one.  I was ill too so had nothing in the tank “. Unfortunately, Lee was sent the wrong way on the last leg of the run, which cost him over 2 minutes, and with it the silver medal. Lee finished in a time of 2:08:17.

Lee Piercy wins Oslo National Series Triathlon

Lee Piercy won the Norwegian Oslo National Series Triathlon at the weekend (14 Aug 2010) despite starting the last run leg 3 minutes behind the race leader. Lee also suffered a puncture early in the bike leg, making this victory even more remarkable. Lee finished in a time of 2:02:49, 51 seconds ahead of the second placed athlete Erlend Skogland.

Top 10 finish for Lee Piercy at Powerman Belgium

Lee Piercy finished a very respectable 9th in the pro race at Powerman Belgium on Sunday 1 Aug 2010. Lee was delighted with the result, finishing just 4 mins and 11 secs behind the overall winner, Jochen Neyrinck. Lee said, “I was really pleased with how I performed, especially as I rode solo on the bike leg.” Lee is now preparing for the World Duathlon Championships in Edinburgh, taking place on 4 September 2010. The full Powerman Belgium results can be downloaded here.

Lee Piercy wins amateur race at Ironman 70.3 Antwerp

Lee Piercy was the first triathlete from Great Britain over the finish line at Ironman 70.3 in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday 25 July 2010. Lee finished in an extremely competitive time of 03:59:33, making him the first amateur and 8th overall out of a field of 1500 athletes.  ”I had a great race and took the run steady as I am racing Powerman Belgium this weekend so didn’t want to dig too deep and wreck my chances” he said.  Lee still managed to clock a half marathon time of 01:16:26.  Full results can be downloaded here.