Good Evening Oxford Tri Family.
I hope that you have all had a great week. Firstly, two things to highlight that have been in the newsletter over the past few weeks. Our quiz takes place this Thursday, be sure to sign up as soon as possible so we know how much pizza to get in for you all. Then secondly, we are still hoping to have more members join us to volunteer together at Blenheim triathlon which takes place over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June, again there is a section below highlighting more.
Finally, for me it’s exciting to be moving into our summer program with regards to our training sessions. What this means, is that a number of sessions will reduce in capacity and some may stop depending on how many are attending each week. Initially there will be no more in-person and online spin sessions, however I would encourage you to get out and enjoy some of the beautiful countryside we are very lucky to have on our door step. Open water swims start next Saturday the 6th, I will include more info in the next newsletter.
I hope you all have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing some of you at some sessions this week.
Oxford Tri Quiz Night
A final reminder about the Sports Quiz on the 4th of May at 7pm at Oxsrad. Entries are now live via our website which can be found here. When members sign up there will be an option to select the number of tickets, this just helps to give us an idea with regards to the quantities of Pizza on the night. The entries £5pp or £35 for a team (Max of 9) with any profits going to support the work of Oxsrad will be collected on the night. Also a reminder that it will be a BYOB event and friends and family are most welcome.
As a committee we have decided to partner with Christians in Sports who have offered to run the quiz for us with the understanding that there will be a short talk on the Christian Faith, most likely at the point when we are stuffing our face with free pizza. The option for you to engage in this part of the evening is entirely up to you.
We hope that the quiz will be the start of events which help to recognise and celebrate the diverse members who make up our club family. If you have any ideas about events you would like to see in the future then please do let us know.
Blenheim Triathlon Volunteering
Thanks to those who have signed up to volunteer at Blenheim Triathlon which takes place over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June. We are asking you our club family to consider if you would be willing to volunteer at some point over the weekend. The organisers have asked if we would be willing to help at both the swim entry and exit over the course of the weekends racing. We will also have a stall which will give us the chance to recruit some new members.
If you feel like you would be able to give back to not just the club but wider sport of triathlon, please follow the link below to sign up, friends and family are also welcome. All expenses relating to travel will be covered and the club will benefit from having a number of free entries to next years event which will be offered first to those that help this year.
Volunteer Sign Up Link – volunteersignup.org/JPREE
Open Water Familiarisation and Drills
To kick off our open water swim season we are going to be running a three week familiarisation and drills sessions which will be open to non-members along with current members (our regular open water swims will remain during these dates). This will take place on the 13th, 20thand 27th of May. To make this happen we will need a number of people to volunteer to help as safety covers for the lake and then also a few to be part of the coached group as to assist coaches who will be delivering the sessions.
The sessions will focus on the following aspects:
- Sighting and Navigation
- Swimming in a group
- Deep water starts
- Buoy Turns
- Mass Starts
- And much more
Sessions will be free for Oxford Tri Members however spaces will be limited. It will be £15 per session or £35 to sign up for all three for those who are not currently part of the club.
Entries for non-members can be found here and are now open. We will be opening entries for members very shortly (I know I said this last week…).
All Three Session (13th, 20th, 27th of May 2023) – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/product/open-water-familiarisation-and-skills-all-3-sessions-13th-27th-may-2023/
Please do be thinking if you can volunteer or perhaps if you know someone who would love to come along and take part.
See the official calendar for full info and sign up links.
Saturday 29th April: Oxford Tri does Parkrun – Horspath @ 09:00
Tuesday 2nd May: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00
Tuesday 2nd May: Coached Swim – Thame @ 20:00
Wednesday 3rd May: Coached Swim – Radley Pool @ 19:30
Thursday 4th May: Track Horspath Athletic Grounds @ 19:00
Friday 5th May: Strength and Conditioning at Home @ 07:15
Friday 5th May: Coached Swim Lanes Kidlington Pool @ 19:00