Weekly Update 16 July 2021

Hi Everyone and Happy Summer finally!

Three main updates this week.

Firstly if you’ve been following the news this week you will have seen that Oxford holds the unenviable leadership for Covid cases in the country. This means that the committee regrettably isn’t comfortable organising a big ‘out of Covid’ BBQ and beers social as things stand. So the tequila is back on ice for the time being, but don’t worry this is postponement, not cancellation, and we will look to hold this once it is safe and responsible to do so.

Secondly, the Sunday Club rides are moving back to the old informal basis where Club members meet up at 9:15 at Oxsrad and self-organise into suitable groups based on turnout/ weather/ time available. These member organised groups are non-coached and participants are responsible for assessing their level and bringing their own carbs, hydration and spares. Club members are encouraged to indicate on the FB page if they are willing to lead and post up GPX files in advance. For more info see here.

Thirdly, many thanks to the 37 Club members who filled in the survey. Lots of data to reflect on but the headline figures are that 95% of the respondents see themselves still members in two years’ time, and on a 1 to 10 scale 65% would 10/10 recommend Club membership to a friend. The response rate is below 25% which is what it is I guess – we all have lots of surveys and requests and a finite amount of time!

Finally once again a massive shout out and thanks to all our coaches and volunteers. Liz and Lee in particular put a huge amount of time into lake safety. Please do consider helping out by volunteering for lake safety if you possibly can – there is a space for tomorrow morning’s session for example.

Any questions, as ever just ping me.

Happy training and remember your suncream this weekend!

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.

Saturday 17 July: Open Water Swimming @ Dorchester Sailing Club 07:45 18 SPACES AVAILABLE!!

Sunday 18 July: Sunday Club Ride (Medium Long) 09:00

Sunday 18 July: Sunday Club Ride (Medium Short) 09:15

Tuesday 20 July: Online Yoga for Triathletes 18:30

Tuesday 20 July: Open Water Swimming @ Dorchester Sailing Club 18:45

Wednesday 21 July: Radley Swim 19:30

Thursday 22 July: Track 19:00

Friday 23 July: Kidlington Swim 19:00

Saturday 24 July: Open Water Swim @ Dorchester Lake 07:45

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