Hello OxfordTri Family!
I hope that this finds you all well. A first from me this week after four and a bit years living in Oxford I’ve finally had my bike stolen and not in Oxford but in London! Never the less with lots coming up this week from a club point of view there isn’t much time to dwell on it.
A reminder that this Sunday is your last chance to buy tickets for our upcoming End of Season + Awards Night and that this Thursday we have our AGM. This is a really important night for the club so please do make it a priority if you can make it along.
Finally, I am incredibly proud to share that we have two of our wonderful women taking part in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Both Fiona Bradshaw and Cathy Roberts will be racing tomorrow in what is one of, if not thee pinnacle even within the Triathlon calendar. From everyone at OxfordTri we are wishing you the best of luck as you compete with the best in the world. If you have the ironman app you can follow how they are getting on along with watching the race live on Youtube.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
FINAL CALL – End of Season + Awards Night – 3rd of November 2023
This is your final chance to get tickets for our Our End of Season + Awards Night which will be taking place on the 3rd of November. The deadline is 11:59pm this Sunday the 15th of October.
Tickets for yourselves and any +1s can be purchased at £45 each from our club website by clicking HERE.
Our theme for the evening with be the Day of the Dead (Which actually takes place on the 2nd) with an amazing three course meal being provided by member and resident chef Robbie who cooked for us last year, it was unreal!!
The sooner you get these the better as it helps us to plan for catering etc. The firm deadline is the close of play on the 15th of October.
We can’t wait to see as many club family as possible for what is set to be an amazing night to round the season off.
Oxford Tri AGM + Social 2023 – 19th October 2023
This a notice to all that our Annual General Meeting will take place on the 19th of October at Oxrad starting at 7pm. There will be pizza provided for all that attend with also the possibility of a trip to the near by Victoria Arms afterwards.
Our Coached Running session at Horspath Track will be postponed in order to allow as many members to attend.
So we can ensure enough enough pizza for all please do sign up HERE if you are planning on attending. It’s also important to say that this is your club and your opportunity to have a say on what the future looks like so please do consider making it a priority if possible, we would love to see as many of our Oxford Tri family there as possible.
Please see attached the planned agenda for the evening
Over the past couple of months we as a committee have been looking at the constitution and have proposed a number of changes. This is something which you will need to vote on as a club member during the AGM. The document should hopefully be attached to this email and we have tried to keep it as simple as possible. Anything in red we are proposing removing from our constitution and anything in green we are looking to add.
If you have any thoughts on any of this please do present them on the evening of the AGM rather than replying to this email.
This one is nice and simple, we just need a couple of people to agree that the Minutes from 2022 are correct on the evening, thus I have attached them to this email
Perhaps most importantly Committee Roles. As always we would love to have more members join us by serving on the committee. There will be a number of spaces this year which we would love to fill. As a result please do consider if serving on the committee is something that you think you would be interested in. I have composed a small document just to help try and give you a better idea of the roles involved.
If you would like to serve on committee or have any questions can you please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxford Tri goes Cross Country
As some of you may have seen and heard we are fast approaching Cross Country season. As always as a club we will be competing in the Oxfordshire Cross Country League which runs on the first Sunday of every month November through March. It is often the highlight of the year for many club members both on a competitive level and also a social one.
Each race day we will often travel as a team so don’t worry if you don’t have a car etc lifts will be available to the race venue, where we will then run around in the mud for about 7km before finishing with homemade cake or on the odd occasion a pub lunch. The first race of the year is on the 5th of November.
In order to join in with the muddy fun you need to sign up firstly for an English Athletics Membership which is £17 if you don’t already have one. Then your entry for the league which is £20 for the five races which is fantastic value for money. Please see below the two links for signing up and if you do have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kelly who is our amazing Cross-Country Coordinator via EA@oxfordtri.co.uk
English Athletics Membership – HERE
Cross Country League Entry – HERE
Testing, Testing, Testing – Cooper Test
I promised those at Track last night that I would post the results from the Cooper Test on here as some were not on Facebook, so the results are as below. For anyone interested in doing the Cooper Test is 12mins running as far as you can and then you can use this ( (22.35xDistanceinkm) – 11.29 = Vo2 ) formula to work out your rough Vo2 levels.
Sam 6.4 – 2.624km – 47.35Vo2
Efthymia – 6.5 – 2.665km – 48.27Vo2
Leonie 7 – 2.87km – 52.85Vo2
James 7.8 – 3.198km – 60.18Vo2
Jack 7.25 – 2.972km – 55.13Vo2
Sarah 6.4 – 2.624km – 47.35Vo2
Rufus 6.8 – 2.788km – 51.02Vo2
Matt 6.75 – 2.767km – 50.55Vo2
Ellen 6.4 – 2.624km – 47.35Vo2
Nadine 6.5 – 2.665km – 48.27Vo2
Clive 6.75 – 2.767km – 50.55Vo2
Paul – 5.75 – 2.356km – 41.36Vo2
Hannah G-C 6.3 – 2.583km – 46.44Vo2
Will – 7.7 – 3.157km – 59.26Vo2
See the official calendar for full info and sign up links.
Saturday 14th October: Oxford Tri Does Parkrun – Various @ 09:00
Monday 16th October: Coached Swim – Leys Pool @ 20:00
Tuesday 17th October: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00
Tuesday 17th October: Coached Spin – Oxsrad @ 19:00
Tuesday 17th October: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00
Wednesday 18th October: Coached Swim – Radley Pool @ 19:30
Thursday 19th October: Club AGM – Oxsrad @ 19:00
Friday 20th October: Strength and Conditioning Online @ 07:15
Friday 20th October: Coached Swim – Kidlington Pool @ 19:00
Friday 20th October: Coached Spin – Iffley Sports Centre @ 19:00