Summer Session Changes, Burgers and Beers @ The Lake and BaRTT

Hello OxfordTri Family, 

I hope that this finds you well. It’s been a busy week with lots on and it’s exciting to have so many members helping volunteer over the next couple of days at The Blenheim Palace Triathlon. A reminder that our sessions are changing ever so slightly as we enter into Summer so please do check out the notices below.

Also on another note we are still after one person to sign up to be lake safety this weekend. If you can help out please do sign up via the website – HERE

Finally, a reminder that Kelly Lehmanns funeral is on Tuesday the 4th of June at the South Oxfordshire Crematorium at 1pm. With refreshments at the Maybush, Newbridge afterwards.

I hope you have a great weekend and best of luck to everyone taking part in Blenheim Palace Triathlon and any other events if your racing!

God Bless


Summer Session Changes

As we move into the summer season we have a couple of changes coming up with regards to our sessions. As of next week our Wednesday and Friday night Coached Swim will pause for the summer and we will be starting our Wednesday night Social Open Water Swims at Queenford Lake starting at 7pm.

Burgers and Beers Social @ The Lake

A reminder about our famous Burgers and Beers Social at Queenford Lake on Wednesday the 12th of June 2024. Over 40 tickets have been sold and we can’t wait to get together to swim and enjoy socialising together.

This will involve the opportunity to swim as part of our normal OxfordTri Wednesday Night Social Swim 7-8pm. With the Burgers and Beers served from 7:30 (dietary requirements and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks will be provided).

***Please email any dietary requirements to Graceë Gilbert (***

The cost is £10 per person and this will include a minimum of 1 burger and 2 beverages.

This year we are using a ticketed system to try and speed up the serving system and to enable us to better gauge the quantities of food and drink for the evening. Tickets are limited so if you know you can make it, please do buy them as soon as possible.

Deadline for buying tickets will be 10pm on the 9th of June after this point we will not be able to guarantee that you will be able to get food/drink.  

Tickets can be purchased using the following link –  

We would love for friends and family to join us and on this occasion, they will be able to join in the 7-8pm swim as long as they are an adult, can swim 400m unaided, have the correct kit (Tow Float and Bright Swim Cap) and have signed up for our Free Open Water Swimming Familiarisation Membership (this enables us to store ICE details)

Link to sign up for the Open Water Swimming Familiarisation Membership –

If you have any questions about the event please email

Bike and Run Time Trial (BaRTT) – Stuart

The days are longer, the evenings are warmer, race season in nearly upon us. That means it is time for return of the Bike and Run Time Trial (BaRTT).

BaRTT will once again be held at Oxsrad this Tuesday. This is a great opportunity to test your bike, run and transition skills, or hone your race preparation, all with a bit of fun thrown in with fellow members. 

The run route is a 1-mile loop around Old Marston with a mix of pavement, path and sports field and the bike route is over a 6-mile loop, familiar to many, up the hill into Elsfield and back though Woodeaton.

Athletes start in groups of similar level (sometimes individually) with time gaps between each group. Slower athletes start earlier, and faster athletes start later to ensure that no one is left on the course on their own and everyone finishes at about the same time.


18:50 – Pre-event brief – All athletes to attend

19:01 – First athlete starts

19:20 – Last athlete starts

20:30 – Everyone finished

20:45 – Optional liquid refreshment (at the nearest pub)

More information and sign up can be found on our website via the following event link –

Training Calendar 

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

Monday 3rd June: Coached Swim – Leys Pool @ 20:00

Tuesday 4th June: BaRTT – Oxsrad @ 18:45

Tuesday 4th June: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00

Tuesday 4th June: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00

Wednesday 5th June: Social Open Water Swim – Queenford Lake @ 19:00

Thursday 6th June: Coached Run – Horspath Track @ 19:00

Saturday 1st May: Social Open Water Swim – Queenford Lake @ 08:00

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