A Bit More News…..

Congratulations to Maurice Young (our duathlon age group world champion) who has qualifed for the European Championships in Holland and also to Richie Schofield from Cycles UK completing IM Barcelona in 14.17. Brilliant performances from both Maurice and Richie.

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Notley Autumn Duathlon 5th October 2014: Results

Well done if you took part in our last race of the season and of course a huge thank you to the small army of volunteers who worked very hard on both Saturday and Sunday to make it happen.

The all important race results are now available here Great Notley Autumn Duathlon Results 2014

Hope to see you all again in 2015.

News: 19th October 2014

Congratulations To:

Born2Tri members, David Kay, James Benson, Dan Philpott, Paul Stevens, Terry Stroud, Ollie Caulfield, Chris Lambert, Matt Finch, Mark Ward and David Liney who took part in today’s inaugural Chelmsford Marathon. Some great times achieved, well done!

Natalie Edwards who represented GB at the European Triathlon Union middle distance championships in Majorca and came 17th in her age group.

Saturday Bike Rides

Once again the Saturday ride is going from strength to strength thanks to Coach Phil. One thing to remember at this time of year is to make sure you have the appropriate winter tyres on your bike and a MUST for group riding is correctly fitted mudguards as it’s no fun getting covered in muck from the bike in front! 

Dates for the Diary:

13th November at 7.30pm Nutrition and how to fuel to maximise your training. Presentation and advice from Human Performance Unit (HPU).

22nd January 2015, Due to popular demand the Human Performance Unit will be back to present “Going Long” their informative lecture full of advice for those considering stepping up in distance. This was a great success last time and is a great evening for any athlete (which you all are!). 

Also to follow will be some exciting news regarding VO2 testing sessions for both run and bike which will be conducted at the HPU in Colchester

Club Training Camp 2015

In previous years the club has organised a training camp in Majorca on or just before Easter for the last few years. This can still be arranged if the demand from the membership is there. Please let Steve Powell know if you’re interested.

Friday Night Coached Technique Swim Sessions:

These are now all full in November.  We have one session free for 24th and 31st of October at 8pm. email Steve Powell if you want it, first email gets it 

Club Kit:

Stuart Mills has requested some sample kit in various sizes. When we have this the club will arrange an open evening for you to come along try on and order for next year

Winter Training in the Sunshine with Head Coach Peter Bryan

As in previous years I am planning training trips to Spain. These trips will be for long weekends, one per month from November to March.

The location is Denia, located between Alicante and Valencia on the Costa Blanca. The area offers good cycling with flat and hilly opportunities. Having been there over the winter, for a number of years, the temperature averages about 16 degrees. 

Flying from either Southend or Gatwick Airports to Alicante, the cost of 
flights, with a bike box, varies between £150 and £200. The cost of accommodation will cost approximately £125. 
Meals are not included. 

My proposed dates are; 
November 20th to 23rd. 
December 4th to 7th or 18th to 21st. 
January 15th to 18th. 
February 12th to 15th. 
March 12th to 15th. 

These dates are not set in stone and can be amended to suit as needed. 

If you would like to get away from the British winter weather for some good cycling, just contact Coach Pete to discuss.

Born2Tri Races 2015

Missed out on racing in a Born2Tri event in 2014 or like to come back and see if you can beat your 2014 time? if so then you’re in luck these are the dates you will need to know.

Sunday April 26th – Notley Spring Duathlon

Sunday June 7th – Braintree Triathlon  Halstead – Sprint

Sunday 5th July – Gosfield Lake Triathlon – Sprint/Standard

Sunday 4th October – Notley Autumn Duathlon

Entries aren’t open yet but as soon as they are we will let you know!

Remedial Massage

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:

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.


Triathlon England Membership

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:

Individual Member Benefits

Exclusive Discounts and Deals

Join now here


Braintree District Triathlon Results Now Final!

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.

Is Your First Triathlon Going to be an Ironman?

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…