Vanessa Raw (born 28 September 1984 in Hexham) is an English professional triathlete, member of the British Olympic Triathlon Academy Squad and a recognized artist. She currently lives in London and Coached by Tom Bennett from T2Coaching and is supported by Jon Roberts (S&C) and St Marys University College (Physiology). She is currently ranked 34th in the World Triathlon Series after season high 15th place at Kitzbuhel and 18th-place finishes at Stockholm. She will be representing GBR at the London Grand Final in September 2013.
Over the 5 years 2006 to 2010, Vanessa Raw took part in 26 ITU competitions and achieved 8 top ten positions, among which 3 medals.
After the first and successful triathlon year in 2006 Raw suffered a setback because of a knee injury in 2007 but she eventually managed to reconcile high performance triathlon, painting and the degree course in Fine Art, which she finished at Loughborough University in 2009, the year in which she also won two silver and a bronze medal at (Premium) European Cups.
The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the athlete's ITU Profile Page. Unless indicated otherwise, all competitions enumerated below are triathlons and belong to the Elite category.
|2006-05-21||Premium European Cup||Sanremo||7|
|2006-07-08||European Championships (U23)||Rijeka||5|
|2006-07-30||BG World Cup||Salford||26|
|2006-09-02||World Championships (U23)||Lausanne||4|
|2006-09-24||BG World Cup||Beijing||10|
|2007-06-03||BG World Cup||Madrid||DNF|
|2007-08-11||BG World Cup||Tiszaújváros||17|
|2007-09-15||BG World Cup||Beijing||53|
|2007-10-07||BG World Cup||Rhodes||DNF|
|2008-04-19||Premium European Cup||Pontevedra||6|
|2008-06-05||BG World Championships||Vancouver||32|
|2009-05-31||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Madrid||DNF|
|2009-08-23||European Cup||Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad)||2|
|2009-08-30||Premium European Cup||Kedzierzyn Kozle||2|
|2009-09-26||European Cup||Mar Menor||3|
|2010-04-11||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Sydney||29|
|2010-06-05||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Madrid||31|
|2010-07-17||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Hamburg||19|
|2010-08-15||Dextro Energy World Championship Series||Kitzbuhel||26|
|2010-09-08||Dextro Energy World Championship Series: Grand Final||Budapest||36|
BG = the sponsor British Gas · DNF = did not finish · DNS = did not start
- See http://archive.triathlon.org/zpg/zresults-ath-dtl.php?id=NTcxOA==#. Retrieved 22 January 2011.