12th ITH-Hennesee-Triathlon 2019 with record attendance

01.07.2019

The concept of the 12th ITH-Hennesee-Triathlon 2019 turned out well: More than 450 athletes took part in the special event. The marvelous lake Hennesee and the mountains of the Sauerland region in Meschede, Germany provided a challenging and appealing environment.

 
 

Challenging conditions with more than 30° Celsius

The event started with the kid's triathlon, where the kids completed 200 meters of swimming, 5 km of cycling and 1 km of running. Christoph Hermes, co-organizer from the Meschede Town marketing, quoted: "We are proud 30 kids took part. This shows the potential of triathlon to establish as one of the popular sports in future".

At 12 o'clock the triathletes started the Olympic discipline with 1.5 km of swimming, 44 km of cycling and 10 km of running. At that time the sun reached its peak and athletes were faced with challenging temperatures of more than 30° Celsius.

The diverse scope of different competitions was completed with the Everyman's Discipline (500 m of swimming, 20 km cycling, 5 km running). That was the distance where both single athletes and teams started. The teams consisted of three members who shared swimming, cycling and running.

The swimmers started in the open water of the lake "Hennesee" in Meschede, Germany.
 
 

A special challenge: Winning the ITH Bolting Cup

The ITH Bolting Cup is a challenge cup and was designed and produced by ITH Bolting Technolgy.

To take home the Cup the athletes need to beat the track record in the Olympic Discipline (1.4 km swimming, 50 km cycling, 10 km running) which was set up by Tobias Henne in 2014 with a total of 2:25:03 

During this year's event the tension was quite high: Would the leading athlete beat the record? It was very close but Jesse Hinrichs from the triathlon club "TCO, the bears" finished with 02:17:18 missing the record by only 2 minutes.

That meant the ITH Bolting Cup found no new owner this year.

It features high-quality materials as well as an outstanding and modern design which represents the ITH business: bolting tools for tightening and loosening bolted joints bigger than M16 (2/8'').

ITH Bolting Cup is the winner's trophy of the ITH-Hennesee-Triathlon.
 
 
 

The ITH-Hennesee-Triathlon is also recognized for its familiar atmosphere.
 
 

Exceptional cycling track makes the ITH-Hennesee-Triathlon special

For all athletes, the cycling track led through the hills of the Sauerland region close to Meschede in Germany where athletes had to fight with a challanging landscape profile. There are differences in height of 750 meters.

"Our triathlon is not about high-speed", Jörg Brouwers from the triathlon club TriFun Hennesee explains. "It is more about knowing and managing your energy over the hills. The athletes are pushed and motivated by more than 60 helpers along the track. That makes our event so special."

One of the athletes carried his bike towards the changing area where athletes changed from swimming to cycling and to running.
 
 

Safety first!

The many helpers provided the athlete's safety during cycling. Another benefit is that the track along public roads is completely blocked for any traffic during the race.

When swimming the athletes were observed by divers, boats and swimmers of the German Lifeguard Association DLRG. These activities for safety and a proper organisation also convinced the official race inspectors from the Federal Triathlon Organisation.

That is team spirit: ITH team one finished the goal all together.
 
 

How did the ITH teams do?

All ITH members who took part achieved respectable results. 

Two ITH teams completed the team event, where 3 athletes shared swimming, cycling and running. ITH team one only missed the winner's podium by a margin of 31 seconds which left ITH president Jörg Hohmann - who completed the swimming for his team - with mixed feelings:

"Everybody from the team performed really well. But to miss the podium feels a little ungrateful. We will be back next year and fight for a place among the top three". Remarkable: With a total running time of 0:19:02,79 ITH member Velican Polat was the second-fastest athlete of the team event.

ITH team two ended their first triathlon event with a respectable 11th place. 

In the "everyman's event" - where single starters have to complete 500 m of swimming, 20 km of cycling and 5 km of running ITH member Marcel Stevenson reached the finishing line as 101. He was happy to have finished and celebrated with his family and kids.

The team members of ITH Bolting Technology achieved respectable results.
 
 
 
 

Save the date! Contact ITH if you like to take part in the 13th ITH-Hennesee-Triathlon 2020!

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About ITH Bolting Technology

  • The ITH business activities are design, production, and sales of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric bolt tensioning tools for tightening and loosening industrial bolt connections from M16 (3/8") and up.
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