Weekly Update 9 July 2021

Hi Everyone and Happy Friday!

Firstly massive congratulations to everybody who raced last weekend. I know that not everyone needs to be competitive and try to win every race, and that there are huge social and mental health benefits of training and being part of the Club, but there’s nothing quite like the pre-race nerves and the thrill of lining up at the start to get the adrenaline going. Special mention to Neil for winning the very competitive M40 age group at the Outlaw Holkham Half.

We’ve introduced a new Members’ Posts section of the website for race reports and other useful information. We hope that in time this will become a valuable resource for Club members to dip into, whether that is race reviews, bike routes or open swimming venues. This week Malcolm has started with his report on the Triathlon X Half from last weekend – my favourite race ever and a definite bucket list event.

Bingo results from Jon

Hope everyone who participated had some fun. I’m a little disappointed in the dedication of the club in that no one seems to have taken our Lead coach up on the “Take a shower in your wetsuit and goggles – perform a T1 fast removal”

The first prize has to go to Emma McDermott  for completing a line in the first weekend and then going on to complete all but two on the grid. For this impressive endeavour we award her the Golden Bobble.

Two other people also completed at least one line. So the Oxford Tri (not available in the shops) bags go to Sarah Spruytenburg and Jane Bell!

Many thanks to all those taking part and donated to the Oxford Hospital charity and I hope it got a few people doing training sets they would normally not have done.

Jon, Kathy, Nathan

ps And for Alain we have finally made use of the XL trackie bottoms…

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And finally welcome to our new members this week – we are now up to 160 and growing every week!

Any questions, as ever just ping me.

Happy training and good luck to Club members racing in the Cotswold Classic on Sunday!

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 10 July: Open Water Swimming @ Dorchester Sailing Club 07:45 6 SPACES AVAILABLE!!

Sunday 11 July: Sunday Club Ride (Medium Long) 09:00

Sunday 11 July: Sunday Club Ride (Medium Short) 09:15

Sunday 11 July: Cotswold Classic Triathlon

Tuesday 13 July: Online Yoga for Triathletes 18:30

Tuesday 13 July: Open Water Swimming @ Dorchester Sailing Club 18:45

Wednesday 14 July: Radley Swim 19:30

Thursday 15 July: Track 19:00

Friday 16 July: Kidlington Swim 19:00

Saturday 17 July: Open Water Swim @ Dorchester Lake 07:45

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