Vanessa Raw

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Vanessa Raw at the World Cup in Tiszaújváros, 2009.
Vanessa Raw at the World Championship Series triathlon in Kitzbühel, 2010.

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.

ITU Competitions[edit]

The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the athlete's ITU Profile Page.[1] Unless indicated otherwise, all competitions enumerated below are triathlons and belong to the Elite category.

Date Competition Place Rank
  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
  2008-05-10   European Championships Lisbon DNF
  2008-06-05   BG World Championships Vancouver 32
  2009-05-31   Dextro Energy World Championship Series Madrid DNF
  2009-07-02   European Championships Holten 21
  2009-08-09   World Cup Tiszaújváros 19
  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
  2010-03-27   World Cup Mooloolaba 20
  2010-04-11   Dextro Energy World Championship Series Sydney 29
  2010-06-05   Dextro Energy World Championship Series Madrid 31
  2010-07-03   European Championships Athlone 15
  2010-07-17   Dextro Energy World Championship Series Hamburg 19
  2010-08-08   World Cup Tiszaújváros 24
  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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ See Retrieved 22 January 2011.