Hello OxfordTri Family,
I hope that this finds you well and that you’ve got a nice warm cuppa to sip as you read through this weeks Newsletter. It will be relatively short as I’ve been away all week and have only just got back tonight. On Sunday we will have up to 44 OxfordTri members taking part in Round 2 of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League over in Cirencester. It looks like it’s going to be a cold one so if you are racing please do make sure to wrap up warm.
It’s also been really great to see so many people signing up to sessions, just a little reminder that if you can’t make it to try and cancel as soon as possible to give your fellow members the greatest opportunity to fill that space.
Finally, this Monday we have our committee meeting. As always if you feel like there is something that we need to be talking about please don’t hesitate to let me or anyone of the other committee members know and a massive thanks to the handful of people who replied to the EDI notice last week, your contributions have been super helpful.
That’s all from me this week. I’ll see you if you are racing on Sunday and if not I hope that you have a great week.
Saturday Social Zoom and Zwift
Over the past couple of weekend we have seen a re-emergence of our social Zwift/Spin Club. We are just sorting out a few things before we add it to our club sessions officially however we wanted to start spreading the word and encouraging people to get involved.
Chris who is helping to organise these has put together a little bit below to help give you a little taster of what is in store.
Social Turbo Session tomorrow (Saturday) starting 09:30 open for, I estimate, a couple of hours- this is an informal affair, so you can turn up later
For those unfamiliar- this is not a coached session, just a social Turbo over Zoom, where we can chat and sweat in the (dis)comfort of our own living room/shed/pain cave
I’ll also set up a Zwift invite for those that use this
Please remember Zwift is not required to join, this session is for anyone with a bike… or even just a pc and a cup of tea!
If you are Zwifting, remember to follow me on Zwift, Chris Hemingway Oxtri, and reply to this post so I can add you if you want an invite
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 826 1851 8019
For those in the Facebook you may have seen that there have been a few posts regarding Christmas dinners after sessions in the run up to Christmas. Please see below Jane’s post with regards to Kidlington Swim one. Other social events will be happening and we will try and share them on here as soon as we hear anything.
Yes I know it’s still only November but the annual post Kidlington Christmas curry at the Gurkha village is booked for FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER 8.30.
The food is good and the cost for a selection of starter dishes, main courses, desert and coffee is £25. Let me know if you’re coming and if you’re a veggie. I have paid a deposit so you can pay your £25 on the night. Oh….and you don’t have to be a Kidlington swimmer but you’ll be enjoy your curry even more if you do a swim 1st!
If you have not seen this post and would like to join please email email@example.com asap. Thanks
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
At OxfordTri we would love to be more informed when it comes to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Do you have a protected characteristic (Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation) and feel like we as a club could do more to support you or promote equity, diversity and inclusion with regards to your characteristic? If so please do contact Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org
Give OxfordTri a Like/Follow
Are have you liked and followed our Facebook and Instagram pages?
If not it would be incredibly helpful if you could do this. Not only does this help us reach more people with our posts but it also looks great when we have even more followers and engagement when we are approaching potential future partners. The links to these are both below and also our OxfordTri Facebook Group where there is lots of information shared about what is going on as a club.
OxfordTri Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/OxfordTri
OxfordTri Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/oxfordtri/
Oxford Tri Members Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/oxfordtri
See the official calendar for full info and sign up links.
Saturday 2nd December: Oxford Tri Does Parkrun – Various @ 09:00
Monday 4th December: Coached Swim – Leys Pool @ 20:00
Tuesday 5th December: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00
Tuesday 5th December: Coached Spin – Oxsrad @ 19:00
Tuesday 5th December: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00
Wednesday 6th December: Coached Swim – Radley Pool @ 19:30
Thursday 7th December: Coached Run – Horspath Track @ 19:00
Friday 8th December: Strength and Conditioning Online @ 06:30
Friday 8th December: Coached Swim – Kidlington Pool @ 19:00
Friday 8th December: Coached Spin – Iffley Sports Centre @ 19:00