Bring a Buddy Lake Swim, Weekend Adventures and BaRTT

Hello OxfordTri Family, 

I hope that this finds you well and that you have managed to get out and enjoy some sun this week. A massive welcome to a number of new members who have joined us in the past couple of weeks. We are delighted you’ve joined our OxfordTri family and please do make sure to introduce yourself to coaches and fellow members alike over the next couple of weeks.

It’s that time of the month where we are looking for some nominations for member of the month for June. There’s been lots of racing and some great performances so please do get nominating using the following link –

Have a lovely weekend and good luck to anyone racing, do be sure to share how you get on either via the Facebook group or send me an email and I can share it on here.

God Bless


Bring a Buddy, Saturday Social Swim – 20th of July

Our next social event is a ‘Bring a Buddy’ initiative for our Saturday Social Swim at Queenford Lake on the 20th of July 8-9am.

Friends and Family can join the session for £5 as long as they are an adult, can swim 400m unaided, have the correct kit (Tow Float and Bright Swim Cap). The club has a few spares however these are limited and will only be available on a first come first served basis via emailing

Each participant who isn’t a club member is required to complete the following form prior to entering the water –

Tickets for the event are now available and can be purchased using the following link –

(OxfordTri members do not need to purchase tickets in order to participate in this swim session)

Do you have a friend, colleague or family member who would be interested? Why not invite them along to this, as often many members will be heading in for Tea, Coffee and Cake in the Wandering Cafe afterwards.

Weekend Adventures

For those of you eagle eyed Facebookers you may have seen that we posted a Weekend Adventures post on the Facebook group. The idea of this group is to give club members the opportunity to share any Swim, Bike, Run related activities which they are up to over the weekend with the ability for others to join them. This is open to members of all abilities and objectives. Please see the below banner which helps to outline how it works.

If you are not on the Facebook group here is the link –

For those not on Facebook who would like to be involved either as a participant or an organiser if you email where we will try to help you as best as possible.

Bike and Run Time Trial (BaRTT) – Stuart

BaRTT on a Tuesday night at Oxsrad has slowly been growing in popularity. 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

Training Calendar 

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

Monday 1st July: Coached Swim – Leys Pool @ 20:00

Tuesday 2nd July: BaRTT – Oxsrad @ 18:45

Tuesday 2nd July: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00

Tuesday 2nd July: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00

Wednesday 3rd July: Social Open Water Swim – Queenford Lake @ 19:00

Thursday 4th July: Coached Run – Horspath Track @ 19:00

Saturday 6th July: Social Open Water Swim – Queenford Lake @ 08:00

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