I was still cycling across Dartmoor yesterday evening, so sorry that the newsletter is a day late this week. Summer holiday time at last!
First some interesting news for our cross-country team. After many years of debate we finally have parity of treatment for the female and male competitors for races this coming season. It will seem very odd to those of us coming from relatively egalitarian tri backgrounds (and frankly Victorian if not bigoted) to have shorter courses for women but finally it’s happened with a confirmatory vote at the AGM last week. There are also already several venues confirmed for the coming season, with hopefully a mixed XC relay event too. Look out for EA membership renewals reminders coming up ahead of the next season. XC running is a fun and friendly way to meet fellow Club members and build some great off season strength and stamina, and I would definitely encourage anyone to give it a try, especially beginners.
Just a reminder that Sunday Club rides are moving back to their pre Covid informal basis: meet up at Oxsrad at 09:15 and self-organise into your own 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.
Good luck to team Anderbury racing Outlaw tomorrow – and anyone else racing this weekend.
Finally, welcome to our new members this week and congratulations to David LP whose great season continues with qualification for GB ETU racing next season with a great result at Mallory Park last weekend.
Any questions, as ever just ping me.
Nick Wenban-Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 25 July: Sunday Club Rides, meet @ Oxsrad 09:15
Tuesday 27 July: Online Yoga for Triathletes 18:30
Tuesday 27 July: Open Water Swimming @ Dorchester Sailing Club 18:45
Wednesday 28 July: Radley Swim 19:30
Thursday 29 July: Track 19:00
Friday 30 July: Kidlington Swim 19:00
Saturday 31 July: Open Water Swim @ Dorchester Lake 07:45