Hello OxfordTri Family!
I hope that this finds you well and that you have had a good week. It’s been so good to see many of our sessions or very full. I had the joy of coaching alongside Alice on Monday at Leys and it was great to see some faces who hadn’t been around for a little while and then some who are new to the club. Whether your trial member or have recently joint the club we are delighted to have you as part of our community and please do introduce yourself to those in your lane, on the bike next to you or whilst running round the track. I hope that you will find that we are a friendly bunch.
In the meantime, please do see below some things that’s are going on in relation to the club. Most importantly we are asking members to update their accounts on the website so we can ensure that we have current information with regards to our OxfordTri Family, including emergency contact details. As always if there’s ever anything that you would like to highlight or discuss around the club, please don’t hesitate to drop me a message.
Last week we announced that we are partnering with British Triathlon and their “Swim Bike Run” program to run an Aquathlon here in Oxford at the Leys Pool and Park where we host our Monday night coached swim sessions.
The Aquathlon will take place on the 28th of April with racing starting at 9am. The format is a 200m Pool Swim and 3km Run. The entry will cost £20 making it an incredibly accessible event to our local community of Oxford and beyond.
More information can be found on the poster below but please do be saving this date we will be needing approximately 20 volunteers to help us run the event, plus we’d love to see as many members taking part as possible. Do also be thinking about friends and family to invite the event will be open to anyone over the age of 15 on the day. Finally please do share via social media and even highlight that your interested in the event on Facebook. All of these things help more people see it and in turn hopefully more people the opportunity to take part in this amazing event!
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/
Update Your Details
We have recently updated the website which has resulted in a number of things being reset and then the update has allowed us to add some things which we hope will enhance your experience as members. As a result we are asking all members to go to the ‘My Profile’ page on the website when logged in and to update the information which is on this page. Part of this includes our Emergency Contact Details which I’m sure you will agree are vital to be kept up to date. You can used the following link to go straight to that page – My Profile
Cross Country Round 4
Next up for Kelly’s OxfordTri XC Army is our penultimate race of the year out in the beautiful Cotswolds on Sunday the 4th of February. There is still time for you to join with the deadline being the 26th of January. This is a great way to meet other Oxford Tri members and there is always the promise of great cake and grub after the running is over. As always lifts are available to the races so please let us know if you need one.
To sign up, please use the links that can be found below. *Your EA Membership will now be valid for next year’s XC too!
EA Membership – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/…/england-athletics…/
Entry to the remaining 2 XC races – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/product/oxford-tri-occl-2023-2024/
The OxfordTri Series 2024
Last week we announced the launch of our OxfordTri Series 2024. More details about the series can be found HERE.
Today we wanted to highlight the first race of the series which is the Sprint Duathlon which forms part of the Chilly Duathlon. It’s been part of our club race calendar for years and in fact was our Chair Craig’s first ever multi-sport event which he took part in whilst at uni.
It is a very flat and beginner friendly course. The run takes place round the permitted of the race track at Castle Combe Race Track with the bike then taking you onto the race track. We can promise you that it will likely be the best road surface you’ll cycle on all year round.
As a club we have managed to secure a 10% discount which can be found in your Partners and Discount Section when logged into the website
1. Chilly Sprint Duathlon (ETU Sprint Qualifier) (Discount Confirmed)
10th March 24 – Sunday – entries open
See the official calendar for full info and sign up links.
Monday 22nd January: Coached Swim – Leys Pool @ 20:00
Tuesday 23rd January: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00
Tuesday 23rd January: Coached Spin – Oxsrad @ 19:00
Tuesday 23rd January: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00
Wednesday 24th January: Coached Swim – Radley Pool @ 19:30
Thursday 25th January: Coached Run – Horspath Track @ 19:00
Friday 26th January: Strength and Conditioning Online @ 07:15
Friday 26th January: Coached Swim – Kidlington Pool @ 19:00
Friday 26th January: Coached Spin – Iffley Sports Centre @ 19:00