A Tribute to Kelly, BaRTT and Burgers and Beers Social.

Hello OxfordTri Family, 

We received some very sad news last weekend that Kelly Lehman had passed away. Kelly was an integral part of the OxfordTri family, not only did he go above and beyond in his role as our Cross-Country Coordinator but he was a vastly kind and often humorous individual. 

Suitably the first ever winner of our clubs Member of the Month award, Kelly’s contributions to the club reached far and wide from swimming alongside new members at the lake to assisting with safety pins, numbers and cake for the cross-country season. He would often be at the forefront of encouraging post training or race beverages and food at the nearest pub, during which he would recant tails of his latest sporting adventures.

The Cross-Country league was a huge highlight for Kelly and he took his team manager role very seriously. Ever an advocate for the introduction of the ‘fastest old, fat bugger’ category, Kelly’s goal was always to try and finish before the fastest lady passed him and to have fun in the process. Race reports and standings tables completed to an immaculate standard and always finished off with the words ‘Mud and Glory Kelly’

Our thoughts go out to Liz and the rest of Kelly’s family.

We will keep you informed about future arrangements.

Rest in Peace Kelly 

Bike and Run Time Trial (BaRTT) – Stuart

The days are longer, the evenings are warmer, race season in nearly upon us. That means it is time for return of the Bike and Run Time Trial (BaRTT).

BaRTT will once again be held at Oxsrad this Tuesday. This is a great opportunity to test your bike, run and transition skills, or hone your race preparation, all with a bit of fun thrown in with fellow members. 

The run route is a 1-mile loop around Old Marston with a mix of pavement, path and sports field and the bike route is over a 6-mile loop, familiar to many, up the hill into Elsfield and back though Woodeaton.

Athletes start in groups of similar level (sometimes individually) with time gaps between each group. Slower athletes start earlier, and faster athletes start later to ensure that no one is left on the course on their own and everyone finishes at about the same time.


18:50 – Pre-event brief – All athletes to attend

19:01 – First athlete starts

19:20 – Last athlete starts

20:30 – Everyone finished

20:45 – Optional liquid refreshment (at the nearest pub)

More information and sign up can be found on our website via the following event link – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/sessions/bike-and-run-time-trials-bartt-2024-05-14/

Burgers and Beers Social @ The Lake

We are excited to share that we are going to be having our famous Burgers and Beers Social at Queenford Lake on Wednesday the 12th of June 2024.

This will involve the opportunity to swim as part of our normal OxfordTri Wednesday Night Social Swim 7-8pm. With the Burgers and Beers served from 7:30 (dietary requirements and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks will be provided).

***Please email any dietary requirements to Graceë Gilbert (ge.gilbert@hotmail.com)***

The cost is £10 per person and this will include a minimum of 1 burger and 2 beverages.

This year we are using a ticketed system to try and speed up the serving system and to enable us to better gauge the quantities of food and drink for the evening. Tickets are limited so if you know you can make it, please do buy them as soon as possible.

Deadline for buying tickets will be 10pm on the 9th of June after this point we will not be able to guarantee that you will be able to get food/drink.  

Tickets can be purchased using the following link – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/product/burgersandbeers12ofjune/  

We would love for friends and family to join us and on this occasion, they will be able to join in the 7-8pm swim as long as they are an adult, can swim 400m unaided, have the correct kit (Tow Float and Bright Swim Cap) and have signed up for our Free Open Water Swimming Familiarisation Membership (this enables us to store ICE details)

Link to sign up for the Open Water Swimming Familiarisation Membership – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=4

If you have any questions about the event please email info@oxfordtri.co.uk

Training Calendar 

See the official calendar for full info and sign up links.

Monday 20th May: Coached Swim – Leys Pool – @ 20:00

Tuesday 21st May: BaRTT – Oxsrad @ 18:45

Tuesday 21st May: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00

Tuesday 21st May: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00

Wednesday 22nd May: Coached Swim – Radley Pool @ 20:00

Thursday 23rd May: Coached Run – Horspath Track @ 19:00

Friday 24th May: Coached Swim – Kidlington Pool @ 19:00

Saturday 25th May: Social Open Water Swim – Queenford Lake @ 08:00

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