Good Evening Oxford Tri Family,
I hope that you are all doing well. Do I dare say that it appears our summer is well and truly over.. Anyway I hope that you haven’t got too wet today and that it hopefully improves for the weekend.
There isn’t a huge amount from me this week other than and encouragement to lift share where possible, especially for our lake sessions. We are going to trial doing official posts for these sessions so please do indicate if you need a lift or if you have a few spare seats.
As always if you want to get in touch don’t hesitate to reach out to me via firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxfordshire Triathlon Series – Club Champs 20th August
With 21 members racing at the weekend it is only right that we aim to go even better for the next one in just seven weeks time, right?
The Oxfordshire Triathlon Series at Queenford Lake. It’s a 1km open water swim, a scenic, fast yet challenging 35km bike route and a flat 7.5km run on Sunday the 20th of August.
Thanks to our club captain Sarah we have also managed to secure a 10% discount which makes it a really reasonable price considering the distance. Use the code ‘OXTRIDISC’ when signing up. I have already signed up again as have five other members so we are at six so far, will you be next?
Thoughts for this one was to book a table in the Wandering Cafe afterwards.
Entries can be found here – https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/Oxfordshire-Triathlon-Series_14119
Open Water Swim Sign In Changes
Just a little reminder we have made some changes around the way in which we operate the sign in and sign out of the lake for those swimming on Wednesdays and Saturdays. From this weekend onwards all individuals participating in the session should sign into the lake using the whiteboard. We appreciate that there has been some confusion over membership cards and using two different systems to sign into the lake. Going forward if you are participating in our lake session your should follow the following steps with regards to signing in and then out of the session:
- Prior to entering the lake ensure that your name is written on the whiteboard.
- Upon exiting the lake ensure that you have rubbed your name off of the whiteboard.
We hope that this makes sense to everyone.
Oxford 1/2 Marathon
One for the diaries. On the 15th of October it is the Oxford 1/2 Marathon. The organisers have asked us if we would be up to the challenge of running one of the aid stations. It is the same people who run Blenheim Tri whom a number of us volunteered at and we as a club benefit hugely from supporting these kinds of events. It is also just a great way to give back to our local sporting community. They have also asked if we would have anyone in the club who would be keen to act as a pacers too. More details to follow soon.
See the official calendar for full info and sign up links.
Saturday 15th July: Open Water Swim – Queensford Lake @ 08:00
Monday 17th July: Coached Swim – Abingdon @ 20:30
Tuesday 18th July: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00
Tuesday 18th July: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00
Wednesday 19th July: Open Water Swim – Queensford Lake @ 19:00
Thursday 20th July: Coached Run Session – Horspath Athletic Track @ 19:00
Friday 21st July: Strength and Conditioning Online @ 07:15