April 9, 2014 - 10:18
Kicking off the North American season for 2014, Oceanside 70.3 in California is a key race in the 70.3 calendar and this was acknowledged with three of Orca’s top athletes Sebastian Kienle (GER), Andrew Starykowicz (USA) and Albert Moreno (ESP) making it a priority to be there.
Starykowicz, who wasn’t even sure if he could start after a debilitating stomach flu, still managed an 8th out of the water and then in typical Starky fashion powered his way to the front of the pack to arrive at T2 first off the bike with the fastest bike split of the day. Albert and Sebi chased hard after being 13th and 15th out of the water respectively, and this paid off with Sebi clocking the 2nd fastest bike split of the day, while also riding himself back into podium contention! In typical Sebi style he pulled out a speedy run which resulted in him achieving 3rd place and that coveted spot on the podium! Albert was not far behind, running himself up to 10th place, a great achievement in his first hit out for the year on American soil.
Meanwhile over in Auckland, New Zealand the ITU Triathlon World Championship Series also began for the season – with Orca’s own Matt Sharp from Great Britain racing his way to 15th place in a talented field. We look forward to seeing what he can do in Capetown, South Africa in a few week’s time! Stay tuned to Orca Community to find out more!
April 7, 2014 - 10:48
Are you about to start your season and still wondering about which Orca wetsuit is the best one for you? If this is the case check out our handy wetsuit finder at orca.com or sign up for any of our demo days to be held in April in France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom and try out the real thing for yourself!
9-11th Toulousse, Running Toulousse
16th Montpelier, Endurance shop St jean de Védas
10th München Magic
11th Ulm Magic
12th Borne / NL Step One
12th Stuttgart Magic
12th Wien Triathlon.de
13th Arnheim / NL Step One
13th Freiburg Magic
13th Graz / AT Triathlon.de
18th Saarbrücken , Magic
19th Bonn Magic
20th Oberhausen Magic
21st Dortmund Magic
24th Köln Magic
25th Augsburg Triathlon.de
25th Darmstadt Magic
26th München triathlon.de
26th Frankfurt Magic
27th Karlsruhe Magic
27th Freiburg Triathlon.de
11th Madrid with Dani Molina Trimad
18th/19th/20th Cáceres Pelín
26/27th Mataró SBR
28th Tenerife with Albert Moreno Supermercado Motorista
12th Sala, 08.00-10.00
13th, Falun, 19h, information
13 /14April, Norrtälje, Surfspot
3rd Sigma Sport
10th Hargraves Cycles
26th My Sporting Times
13th at 8am at De Anza Cove, San Diego, California
March 27, 2014 - 2:23
The 2014 season for Team Orca kicked off with a bang this past weekend with our athletes involved in multiple events in the Southern Hemisphere.
Ironman Melbourne, which also doubles as the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Champs saw Asa Lundstrom, Philip Graves and Courtney Atkinson all lining up for the start. Courtney excelled in his first ever Ironman race, coming in at 15th while Philip eased his way into the new season with a respectable 17th. Frustratingly, Asa was left to wonder what could’ve been as she sat in the bike penalty box for 4mins – her final placing of 5th was still an amazing result – also giving her valuable points towards Kona qualification!
Meanwhile, over the ditch in NZ the New Plymouth ITU World Cup took place with Matt Sharp the sole competitor from Team Orca after Non Stanford had to pull out due to injury. This early-season sprint distance proved a popular warmup attraction for the opening of the ITU World Champs series in Auckland next week with many of the top athletes on the ITU circuit turning up to compete. Not surprisingly the pace was fierce and the top athletes very close – our own Matt Sharp’s 12th placing was a mere 1 minute off the winner!
Looking forward to this coming weekend, Orca is off to Cali! The California 70.3 will see Andrew Starykowicz, Albert Moreno and Sebi Kienle all competing in what is sure to be another action packed weekend of racing! If you’re going to be there, check out below where you can take the opportunity to meet these guys before they race:
- 6.30pm March 26th – Signing by Andrew and Albert at Orca dealer Endurance House
- 4.00pm March 27th – Interview and Signing by Andrew, Sebi and Albert at the Lava Magazine booth in the event
- 2.00pm March 28th – Signing by Albert, Andrew and Sebi at Orca dealer Nytro Multisports booth in the event expo
- March 29th – RACE DAY!!! Wish us luck!!
February 26, 2014 - 3:14
At Orca we know how important it is to constantly improve our skills and we want to help you to reach further than you ever thought possible. We believe that if you dream it you can do it when you’re armed with a good plan and the mindset to get there. We know that it’s not just about the swim, bike and run but just as importantly about having a strong mind and using different strategies to think out of the box is what it takes to excel.
February 25, 2014 - 3:13
2014 has begun for you as a triathlete, as well as for us here at Orca with the launch of our new range. This year began in a really unique way. We had our annual triathlon meeting where we presented our brand and products to some of the top media from around the world (Lava Magazine, Triathlete Europe, Triathlete US, Triathlon, Triathlete, Triatlon, Triatlon Channel, tri-mag).
February 24, 2014 - 3:13
Hi there! Welcome to our new Orca community space! We are excited to be posting our first article in the new and improved community section on our website. We want this to be an open space where we can update you about everything surrounding our brand. Stay tuned to be plugged in to all the latest and greatest from the Orca crew. Races, events, tips for training and everything related to our brand. Remember this is an open space so feel free to contact us anytime if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see here!