Quiz, Blenheim Tri and Open Water Swimming – Oxford Tri Newsletter

Good Evening Oxford Tri Family,

I hope that this finds you all well. Apologies for the slight delay in getting this out to you all. I managed to bag myself some free gravel today and thus have spent the majority of the day cleaning it all which has taken a lot of time. I’ve stored up the many frustrations to unleash when racing on Sunday at Newbury.

I’ll keep this bit short as we have a few very important announcements below. Firstly, a big welcome to any members who have joined over the past couple of weeks we are delighted that you have decided to become part of the Oxford Tri family. Secondly good luck to all those racing at the weekend I have no doubt that you will all do an incredible job 

God Bless



Oxford Tri Sports Quiz 

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a sports quiz on the 4th of May at 7pm at Oxsrad. Entries will be via our website which we hope to have open soon but be sure to get it in your diaries. The quiz itself will be run by Christians in Sports and will include a short talk about the Christian faith at roughly half-time. It will be a case of BYOB however we will be providing pizza on the night . Entries are going to be £5pp or £35 for a team (Max of 9) with any profits going to support the work of Oxsrad.

There will be no club sessions during this evening to give everyone the greatest opportunity to attend and spend some time with fellow club family. 

Blenheim Triathlon Volunteering 

As highlighted in previous emails we in line with our new strategy we are looking to give back to the sport of triathlon particularly in our local area. With this in mind we have decided to partner with Blenheim Triathlon which takes place over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June. We are asking you our club family to consider if you would be willing to volunteer at some point over the weekend. The organisers have asked if we would be willing to help at both the swim entry and exit over the course of the weekends racing. We will also have a stall which will give us the chance to recruit some new members. 

If you feel like you would be able to give back to not just the club but wider sport of triathlon, please follow the link below to sign up, friends and family are also welcome. All expenses relating to travel will be covered and the club will benefit from having a number of free entries to next years event which will be offered first to those that help this year.  

Volunteer Sign Up Link – volunteersignup.org/JPREE


Open Water Familiarisation and Drills

To kick off our open water swim season we are going to be running a three week familiarisation and drills sessions which will be open to non-members along with current members. This will take place on the 13th, 20thand 27th of May. To make this happen we will need a number of people to volunteer to help as safety covers for the lake and then also a few to be part of the coached group as to assist coaches who will be delivering the sessions. 

The sessions will focus on the following aspects: 

  • Acclimatisation 
  • Sighting and Navigation
  • Swimming in a group 
  • Deep water starts
  • Buoy Turns
  • Mass Starts
  • And much more

Sessions will be free for Oxford Tri Members however spaces will be limited. It will be £15 per session or £35 to sign up for all three for those who are not currently part of the club. Again we hope to be opening entries for this in the next week. Please do be thinking if you can volunteer or perhaps if you know someone who would love to come along and take part. 

Training Calendar

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

Monday 17th April: Turbo from Home @ 19:00

Tuesday 18th April: Coached Spin Bike Session – Oxrad @ 18:30

Tuesday 18th April: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00

Tuesday 18th April: Coached Swim – Thame @ 20:00

Wednesday 19th April: Coached Swim – Radley Pool @ 19:30

Thursday 20th April: Track Horspath Athletic Grounds @ 19:00

Friday 21st April: Strength and Conditioning at Home @ 07:15

Friday 21st April : Coached Swim Lanes Kidlington Pool @ 19:00

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