Weekly Update 13 November 2021

Hi Everyone,

First up, a date to look forward to with our Christmas Social now being organised for 4th December! Put it in your diaries now and look forward to seeing everyone in person for some festive fun and drinks … full details to follow but as with the awards event the theme is fairly low key and informal this year so enable as many people to join for as much or little as they can manage.

With both Leys and Ferry pools closed there is some serious shortage of swim lanes in Oxford, and unfortunately this is still proving the biggest headache for your committee and coaching team. Thank you to everyone for being very courteous in booking Radley and Kidlington swim spaces, and please let other members have an opportunity to swim. The coaching team have gone above and beyond all reasonable measures to get coaches poolside and maximise the number of people who can swim each week, but demand is significantly in excess of supply. As a reminder the booking opens 48 hours before the session start and you really need to get in the first few seconds to be sure of a place.

As we are now holding plenty of in person sessions including indoors for spin, like many workplaces and schools we are requesting that members please regularly take lateral flow tests in order to mitigate the risks of spreading covid within the club – please act responsibly and look out for yourselves and your fellow club members.

It was really lovely to see so many familiar faces at the first cross country last week, and a solid start to the season. There are always more spaces available and every entry helps our team scores, however modest. Just let me or Dan know if you’re interested or want to find out a bit more about what’s involved.

Group rides are back! Starting tomorrow morning with Sarah leading a short and relaxed pace ride to get novice riders on their bikes and familiar with the regular cycle friendly local rides. Meet as Oxsrad for a departure at 9:15 sharp!

Finally advance notice that next Saturday we have our second virtual bike and run time trial – great fun and some gentle competition to get everyone motivated. Thanks very much to Sean for organising sign up here.

Happy training everyone, have a great week.

Any questions, as ever just ping me.

Nick Wenban-Smith – chair@oxfordtri.co.uk

Training Calendar

See the official calendar for full info and sign up links. Sign up and familiarisation with Covid guidance is now compulsory for all sessions please.

Sunday 14 November: Sunday Club rides meet Oxsrad @ 09:15

Monday 15 November: Turbo from Home 18:45

Tuesday 16 November: Yoga for Triathletes 18:30

Tuesday 16 November: Static Bike Oxsrad 19:00

Wednesday 17 November: Radley Swim 19:30

Thursday 18 November: Track 19:00

Friday 19 November: Kidlington Swim 19:00

Saturday 20 November: vBARTT 09:00

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