Weekly Update 5 November 2021

Hi Everyone,

Now with the clocks gone back it’s properly dark and cold, so perfect to welcome back one of our favourite winter training sessions, structured bike strength and cardio workouts on the static bikes at Oxsrad. Starting next Tuesday join fellow Club members for some in real life training sessions in the Oxsrad pain cave – perfect for those keen to improve their biking without the wind, rain and wet leaves (or the expense and space at home for a smart trainer and Zwift!). Many thanks once again to the Nathan and the coaching team for delivering this.

Coming up also this weekend it’s the first Cross Country races since 2019 with the Bicester Round of the Oxfordshire League. Very exciting to have these fun and social events again after last season’s Covid cancellations, and definitely not just for running specialists, it’s great off season training for any triathlete, plus a route into getting to know some other Club members and see a bit of the county you wouldn’t otherwise visit. Club kit needs to be worn and new kit office Grace will have some spares on hand. Men race at 11:20 and women at 12 noon so a very civilised start time compared to your usual triathlon races! More details here.

A quick note also in relation to the member led Club rides: Katie is offering a women’s ride tomorrow at 12:30 and hopefully more of those initiatives will follow, and Alex together with Sarah, Dana and Nick T are going to head up organising some shorter easier rides for less confident riders in the run up to Christmas. These tend to mostly be organised via the Club Facebook page but I will try to include a heads up in my newsletters too.

Finally I forgot in my newsletter last week to also thank Chris and Dan who are also stepping down from the committee in January – thank you very much for several years of sorting out thankless kit requests and website queries and glitches! Time to hand the baton over to fresh volunteers …

Happy fireworks and stay safe with your training now it’s starting to get frosty.

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

Sunday 7 November: XC league Round 1 Bicester @ 11:20/ 12:00

Monday 8 November: Turbo from Home 18:45

Tuesday 9 November: Yoga for Triathletes 18:30

Tuesday 9 November: Static Bike Oxsrad 19:00 NEW!!

Wednesday 10 November: Radley Swim 19:30

Thursday 11 November: Track 19:00

Friday 12 November: Kidlington Swim 19:00

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