Weekly Newsletter, Weekend Adventures, Bring a Buddy and More

Hello OxfordTri Family, 

I hope that this finds you well and that you have had a great week. Quite a brief one from me this week but in particular I just wanted to quickly mention our swim safety/supervision for our sessions at Queenford Lake.

For our social open water sessions to go ahead we need members to volunteer to supervise the sessions. As highlighted previously if everyone who swam at the lake volunteered once we would have all these sessions covered however, we find that it’s often a very small pool of people who actually end up doing this. This has become more apparent over the past couple of weeks. As a rough guide we would say that if you’ve swam three times at the lake then we’d encourage you to consider volunteering over the next couple of sessions. To help cover the next couple of sessions I have included some dates and sign-up links below for this month 

6th of July – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/sessions/open-water-swim-land-safety-queenford-lake-4-2024-07-06/

10th of July 

Land – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/sessions/open-water-swim-land-safety-queenford-lake-3-2024-07-10/

Water – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/sessions/open-water-swim-water-safety-queenford-lake-3-2024-07-10/

Finally, we have our committee meeting this Sunday so if you have anything you’d like to highlight or for us to discuss then please do get in touch. 

God Bless



Weekend Adventures

A reminder that we have a Weekend Adventures post on the Facebook group. The idea of this post is to give club members the opportunity to share any Swim, Bike, Run related activities which they are up to over the weekend with the ability for others to join them. This is open to members of all abilities and objectives. Please see the below banner which helps to outline how it works.

This week one of our newer members is looking for some company for a 50km 21-24kph ride so do check it out.

If you are not on the Facebook group here is the link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/oxfordtri

For those not on Facebook who would like to be involved either as a participant or an organiser if you email info@oxfordtri.co.uk where we will try to help you as best as possible.

Bring a Buddy, Saturday Social Swim – 20th of July

Our next social event is a ‘Bring a Buddy’ initiative for our Saturday Social Swim at Queenford Lake on the 20th of July 8-9am.

Friends and Family can join the session for £5 as long as they are an adult, can swim 400m unaided, have the correct kit (Tow Float and Bright Swim Cap). The club has a few spares however these are limited and will only be available on a first come first served basis via emailing info@oxfordtri.co.uk

Each participant who isn’t a club member is required to complete the following form prior to entering the water – https://forms.gle/GQHvwDnCVXwyZK9y6

Tickets for the event are now available and can be purchased using the following link – https://www.oxfordtri.uk/product/bringabuddy20thjuly/

(OxfordTri members do not need to purchase tickets in order to participate in this swim session)

Do you have a friend, colleague or family member who would be interested? Why not invite them along to this, as often many members will be heading in for Tea, Coffee and Cake in the Wandering Cafe afterwards.

Bike and Run Time Trial (BaRTT) – Stuart

BaRTT on a Tuesday night at Oxsrad has slowly been growing in popularity. 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

Training Calendar 

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

Monday 1st July: Coached Swim – Leys Pool @ 20:00

Tuesday 2nd July: BaRTT – Oxsrad @ 18:45

Tuesday 2nd July: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00

Tuesday 2nd July: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00

Wednesday 3rd July: Social Open Water Swim – Queenford Lake @ 19:00

Thursday 4th July: Coached Run – Horspath Track @ 19:00

Saturday 6th July: Social Open Water Swim – Queenford Lake @ 08:00

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