Oxford Aquathlon, Mota-vation 2024 and More

Hello OxfordTri Family!

I hope that this finds you well and that you have had a great week. I’ll keep this bit short and sweet. The main things for us as a club coming up over the next couple of months is our Aquathlon in April and then our Open Water Swim Familiarisations which will take place on Saturday Morning  8-9 in May. To make each of these successful we need a mix of volunteers and participants. With both events were at slightly different stages so please do check out the notices below and think about how you can best support the club.

Finally, just a reminder that our Wednesday Night Coached Swim at Radley will be 8pm-9pm starting this week.

God Bless 



Oxford Aquathlon

To give you a little update over the past couple of weeks we seemed to have hit a little hurdle with regards to our Aquathlon. We are currently at 11 sign-ups which although encouraging is less that what we had hoped for. It’s important to highlighted that the event will 100% go ahead however we would love for more participants as to help create a bit of a buzz and atmosphere. We have included the event poster below so please do think about who you could possible share it with or perhaps a friend you could challenge to get involved.

Open Water Swim Familiarisation Sessions

We are delighted to share that our Open Water Swim Familiarisation Sessions are now live. These are coached sessions open to both members and non-members throughout the month of May. These session run in addition to our regular social open water swim sessions which we hope to be announcing more details of very shortly.

There is more information on the Familiarisation Sessions via our website HERE. Please note that if you are an existing member you don’t need to sign up for the Open Water Membership in order to sign up to participate in these sessions.

To make these sessions possible we will need a number of club members to help with registration, supporting coaches and supervising the session, more details of this will follow but do be thinking about committing to helping support the club during these sessions.

Mota-vation 2024 Series

Off the huge success of the Cross Country season we have decided this year to target taking part in the local Mota-vation series. The races are held monthly at various venues in Oxfordshire on Thursday nights (once a month between April and August). Each race is approx 4-5 miles long and take place mainly on paths/roads with race No 5 being the only advertised at off road. The race was created by OxfordTri’s founder Mike Dunmore and we are hugely excited to be back properly racing it this year. Below is the dates and venues of each of the races:

Race 1 – 25th Apr 2024, 19:00 – Charlton on Otmoor
Race 2 – 30th May 2024, 19:30 – Oxford
Race 3 – 27th Jun 2024, 19:30 – Combe I
Race 4 – 25th Jul 2024, 19:30 – Combe II
Race 5 – 29th Aug 2024, 19:00 – Stratfield Brake

Entry for the series or race one on its own can be found HERE please note anyone who participated in the XC this year will should have an Athletics England Membership (Please do double check though, you should have an email with your UKA Reg No)

We look forward to breaking records again this year for the number of OxfordTri members taking part!

Wednesday Night Coached Swim Time Change 

Just a reminder that beginning this week March our Wednesday night coached swim at Radley College will change to 8pm-9pm. 

This is something which we have been considering for a while as a committee and our hope is that not only will this help us to reduce operating costs but that it will also make it more appealing/accessible to a larger proportion of club members. We will continue to review this change going forward and will be inviting session specific feedback after a number of weeks of this change being implemented. 

Training Calendar 

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

Monday 18th March: Coached Swim – Leys Pool @ 20:00

Tuesday 19th March: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00

Tuesday 19th March: Coached Spin – Oxsrad @ 19:00

Tuesday 19th March: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00

Wednesday 20th March: Coached Swim – Radley Pool @ 20:00

Thursday 21st March: Coached Run – Horspath Track @ 19:00

Friday 22nd March: Strength and Conditioning Online @ 07:15

Friday 22nd March: Coached Swim – Kidlington Pool @ 19:00

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