Born2Tri Races 2015: Now Live on EntryCentral!

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 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 are open!

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.

Season’s Greetings from Born2Tri

This is our last website update of 2014, even grumpy old Webmaster’s deserve to be freed from the shackles (or so he tells us) and let loose to run free at Christmas. Don’t worry we’ll make sure we catch him in good time for the New Year!

Training Updates for the Festive Period

Please remember the last swim session is on Monday, and then it will start again on 5th January.

The rides and runs will hopefully continue over the Christmas period weather depending.  Keep your eyes out for emails and FB posts for updates due to weather etc.

The Committee wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.  Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing all the shiny new bike/run/swim accessories in the New Year!

Training over the Christmas period

Swimming – The last swim session for 2014 will be Monday, 15th December 2014.  The Club will start back on Monday, 5th January 2015.

Cycling – The Club rides will continue over the Christmas period, but keep an eye out on facebook / emails with updates on weather etc.

Running – The Sunday runs will continue, again keep an eye out on facebook / emails for updates.

TRIATHLON ENGLAND

We received the information below from Triathlon England.  Please click on the links if you are interested in becoming an official for Triathlon England.

Dear Clubs,

Please pass onto your members.

Want to become a race official?

We have organised an LTO and RTO course for 2015, both at Hilton Stansted Hotel, Stansted Airport.

To book on please follow this link:

LTO 11th July 2015 9am-4pm

RTO 20th June 2015 9am-2pm (Must be a qualified LTO with at least two races completed as chief official)

Training over the Christmas period

Swimming – The last swim session for 2014 will be Monday, 15th December 2014.  The Club will start back on Monday, 5th January 2015.

Cycling – The Club rides will continue over the Christmas period, but keep an eye out on facebook / emails with updates on weather etc..

Running – The Sunday runs will continue, again keep an eye out on facebook / emails for updates.

 

A Bit More News…..

Born2Tri New (Medium)

 

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…