If you’re entered for our Notley Autumn Duathlon you will be needing to read the race instructions which are here. Notley Duathlon Autumn 2014
Please use the contact us form on the Join Us Page if you have any queries. Enjoy your race!
Happy Bank Holiday Weekend Everybody!
Thank you to everybody who filled in the Chairman’s questionnaire, we had a fantastic response and the results will be issued very soon. It seems that the Club is providing most sessions as everybody would like them which is good news, just a few things that we could improve on. Thank you for the feedback!
The bad news this week is that Tri Farm has an algae attack so they will be closed until further notice, which is a shame for those of us who have late season races. At least it is now though rather than back in June! Gosfield Lake is open on Tuesday evenings though if you need a last minute open water swim session.
The good news is that you all have a night off swim training tomorrow night as it’s a Bank Holiday but it will be back on the following Monday so make sure you are there and start to get in to the habit again for the winter season.
NEWS FOR THIS WEEK
David Liney is awaiting his start time for his Cross Channel swim….. he may even be in the water now!
A few members are doing the Vitruvian middle distance next Saturday, good luck and enjoy the Rutland Ripple.
Happy 40th Birthday to David Kay we trust Lisa will be baking for you and naturally you will want to share her excellent culinary skills with other members!
We are planning the Born2Tri Christmas party so please all put the 29th November in your diaries for our end of season, Christmas and also award evening all rolled in to one event. Details will be coming from Sam shortly.
TOP TIP FROM HEADCOACH PETE:-
Last week it was the core, this week….. We think he is trying to tell us all something!
The Lunge – Triathletes Friend:
The lunge is a simple but effective exercise to strengthen your Quads and Glutes. It also engages the hamstrings, adductors and hip rotators.
Performing the lunge exercise (20 static lunges, alternating between legs) at the end of a session focuses the target muscles, building strength and stability.
TRAINING FOR THIS WEEK
NO swim on Monday
Thursday – Tri Farm – depending on algae situation.
Saturday – meet 9.00 a.m.at Discovery Centre, Great Notley. Please keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter or emails, but there will be at least one ride going out.
As triathletes we are always fretting about injuries and trying to train just right to avoid them. Some of this is a bit hit and miss however remedial massage therapist Clare Lees is here to help. Clare has an impressive list of qualifications including:
- BTEC Level 5 professional diploma in sports and remedial massage.
- Rock tape (kinesio) Level 2 practitioner.
- Qualied British Cycling Coach and qualified Association British Cycle Coach Level 3.
- Member of the Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage and the Complimentary National Healthcare Regulator.
- DBS Checked.
Clare has raced at a national level and worked at cycling camps in Europe as well as the UK so knows her stuff and at £40 for the firsr consultation and £45 per consultation thereafter is much cheaper than climbing the walls with an injury! You can read more at Claire’s Website.
One of the questions we get asked a lot is why should I join Triathlon England? Well wonder no more here’s the full list of benefits available to TE members:
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All the Born2Tri races were released for entries on Boxing Day and can be found on Entry Central. They are:
Born2Tri always has an excellent response from our members to help at the races but remember if you are entering a Born2Tri event you should volunteer at another, without helpers these races cannot go ahead.
Final results from our race on 1st June are now available. Braintree Final Results 2014 Braintree Final Relay Results 2014 These results have been provided by Black Sheep Sports Timing and our thanks to them for stepping in at such short notice. We look forward to seeing them again at our Gosfield Triathlon.
Level 3 Coach Teresa looks at the phenomenon of first time triathletes going long distance.
There seems to be a trend to rush into doing an Ironman distance race with very little or no experience of racing triathlon at all. Why is this trend growing? More and more IM’s are being put on locally and around the world or similar and yet entry fees can cost phenomenal amounts of money and yet mass participation is increasing. What is the attraction and why do so many approach these races with very little training or simply not enough knowledge of what it takes to complete one?
Do they decide to attempt one because they see their fellow team mates completing them, do they want the glory to join this exclusive club or simply want the tattoo?
Many fall to the wayside like their marathon counterparts with the attitude “been there, got the t shirt” or get injured badly, never to race again. On the other hand, many will simply get bitten by the bug and go on to complete many more.
Do most people think this type of distance race is Continue Reading…
Born2Tri Coach Phil Smith has kindly put together this video showing our last specialist cycle training session at the Redbridge Cycling Centre. As we have another session coming up this is a good insight into the day and what’s involved. All the feedback we received was positive which is great and a huge thanks to our coaches who gave up their day to make it happen.