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!
Congratulations: to our octogenarian world duathlon age group champion, Maurice Young, who completed the Monster Duathlon today in bitterly cold weather as he starts his training build up to defend his world title later in the year. A true inspiration to everyone.
Just to let you all know membership renewals* are due as from 1st April 2015. The fees will be increased to £30 per year, our first increase in 8 years as a club. Members will receive an email in mid March asking you to pay your membership to start from April 2015. Any new members joining the Club will pay £30 from April through to September. From October through to March they will be asked to pay £15 until the end of the membership year.
Please try to pay as soon as possible when you receive the email to help the Committee with this new change of membership system.
*There are some members who paid £25 during the year, and they will be emailed separately to be brought in to line with the rest of the membership renewals.
Track sessions – Wednesdays at Tabor School, Panfield Lane, Braintree, CM7 1FF
Head Coach Pete has started the track sessions again. They are on a pay and ‘play’ basis. Pay at the reception when you arrive. Session starts at 8pm so please meet in the foyer for 7.50pm. Please keep an eye out on Facebook for any updates.
Watt Bike Sessions – Wednesdays at Indoor Revolution, Braintree
Quite a few places left for this Wednesdays session. If you would like to book a place please email Steve Powell (address on the weekly email for members or contact us though this site on the ‘join us’ page.) Start at 8pm – sometimes last longer than an hour depending on session. Please make every effort to attend as the Club is having to pay for those who don’t turn up. If you can’t make it please email Steve as there is a waiting list nearly every week.
Technical Swim Sessions – Fridays at Braintree Pool
Head Coach Pete is continuing with coached swim sessions on Friday nights, 8pm to 9pm and 9pm to 10pm at Braintree Pool. Open to all members. The sessions will cost the normal £3.00 each week. The sessions focus on technique to improve swimming efficiency.
To book a place on a session, email our Chairman, Steve Powell (or as above for non members)
Born 2 Tri Events – dates for your diary
Notley Spring Duathlon – 26th April
Halstead Triathlon – 7th June
Gosfield Triathlon – 5th July
Notley Autumn Duathlon – 4th October
Please put these dates in your diaries. If you would like to enter they are now open for entry, or if you prefer to cheer on the sidelines or help marshal then we will be asking for your help within the next few weeks or so.
Training this week :- Monday night Swim at Freeport Pool. 9pm – 10pm. £3 for members, £6 for non members.
Wednesdays at Indoor Revolution – book a place. Members only. £5 each.
Wednesdays at Tabor Centre for track session. Pay £3 at reception. Saturday cycle ride. 9.00 a.m. meet at Discovery Centre. Watch out for posts on FB for the rides going out. We hope to have at least 2 rides.
Sunday run. 9.00 a.m. meet at Discovery Centre. Led by Matt Finch. Running along Flitch Way – to suit all abilities.
Some of you may not know but the Club has some equipment that it hires out to members.
The following equipment is available, please contact a member of the committee if you are interested in hiring anything to help with your training.
4 road bikes – various sizes
4 turbo trainers
5 wetsuits – various sizes
2 bike boxes – these cost £25 to hire / wk to cover wear and tear
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.
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.
Long time club member and extremely quick triathlete, Stuart Hope, is selling his 2014 model 56cm Cervelo P3 which has been professionally maintained, very well looked after and always ridden in the dry. Anyone that knows Stuart will tell you that he doesn’t skimp on quality in the pursuit of going fast and so this is one P3 which could even make our webmaster look quick (well that might be stretching things a tad but we’re sure you get the drift). You can find more details by clicking on this link
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
- No day licence fees
- TriNews magazine
- British Triathlon Annual Handbook
- Worldwide Personal Accident Insurance
- Public Liability Insurance whilst training and racing
- Free Accident Legal Service
- Eligible to apply for GE Great Britain Age-Group Teams
- Eligibility to compete for British and Triathlon England titles
- Specially negotiated Travel Insurance policies. Click here to get a quote
- Bike Insurance designed for members. Click here to get a quote
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- Discount at triathlonenglandshop.org
- Free 3 month subscription to Triathlete Europe magazine (for existing and new members)
- Discount on the monthly rates for a gym membership with Everyone Active Leisure Centres
- Free initial Physio consultation with PhysioWorld, with discounts on future appointments
- 10% discount when you purchase a Wattbike
- 20% discount off Retul bike fit from Bike Science
- 16% discount on Aura Cycle Belts
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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.