Merry Christmas Oxford Tri

Hello Oxford Tri Family

I hope that this email finds you well and in festive spirits, hopefully all the presents have been bought by now! As a Christian Christmas, although damp, cold and often dark is a time of hope and thankfulness. My prayer for you all is that you have something to be thankful for this Christmas, be that be faith, friends or family, or even a nice new shiny bike. I hope that this time is filled with festive cheer.  

Thank you for being part of our incredible triathlon community here. Your dedication, passion, and support have made this year extraordinary, and I can’t wait to ride, swim, and run into a new year filled with exciting adventures together. We have lots of exciting things already in the calendar! 

In person session start the week beginning 8th of January 2024 but until then wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Triumphant New Year!

God Bless 


OxfordTri Festive Social Runs and S&C

Boxing Day – Kathy and Jon

Want to recover from too much food or escape the visitors…. well, everyone (including family etc) is welcome to an easy boxing day run at 10am round Bagley Woods running from Kathy and Jon’s house in Kennington. Bacon butties or coffee and pasteries afterwards (sign up or let us know). Aiming for an easy social run sort of pace.

The meeting location will be emailed out to all those who have signed up on the 24/12. 

You can sign up here –

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Boxing-Day-Social-Run-1-1024x1024.jpg

Post-Christmas Strength and Conditioning (Open to Non-Members) – Sean

We all know that feeling of slightly over indulging in the over the Christmas period and as a result we are delighted to share that our Lead Coach Sean will be running a slightly later than normal online strength and conditioning session to help combat the impact of those mince pies.

We have also decided that the session will be open to non-members so as a result do think about if there is anyone you would like to invite along and like and share any stuff that we share on social media if possible.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Post-Christmas-Coached-S@C-1024x1024.jpg

New Years Day (Open to Non-Members) – Craig

Recover from the festive feasts, escape the house, or recce the Cross Country Round 3 course with our easy Boxing Day run! Led by Craig, join us at 10 AM in the Homebase Carpark at Shotover. We’ll loop around Shotover up to the top carpark and then back down for come coffee and cake afterwards

This event will also be open to non-members so feel free to bring along friends and family. Under 18s are more than welcome to join us as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult. They should be able to run 5km at an easy pace. Again if you can think of anyone who would be interested in joining why not invite them to come along.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is New-Years-Day-Social-Run-2-1024x1024.jpg

OxfordTri Goes Cross Country Round 3 Horspath 7th of January 2024

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is XC-Rd2.png

All Kelly wants for Christmas is for more OxfordTri members to join his OxfordTri cross country army. Is that you?

Why not start off the year in seasonal mud and glory? We have our closest race of the year at Shotover on 7th January. With three races to go, it’s your last chance to enter the amazing Oxford Tri XC competitions …… come and join in the muddy fun …. deadline day for entry is 29th December …….. but if you’re transferring from another club, the sooner the better.

Craig has volunteered to Marshal on the day however it would be hugely appreciated if someone else was able to as this would enable him to race representing the club. If you can please let us know at

You can sign up to Join the OxfordTri cross country army for Round 3 at Horspath by following the links below

EA Membership –…/england-athletics…/

Entry to the remaining 4 XC races –

  • XC2
  • OX5
  • XC4

Training Calendar 

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

Tuesday 26th December: Boxing Day Social Run – Bagley Wood @ 10:00

Friday 29th December: Post-Christmas Strength and Conditioning Online @ 08:00

Leave a Reply