News: 5th July 2015

Congratulations to everyone who took part in our Gosfield Sprint and Standard Triathlons today. We have had some amazing feedback and thank you to everyone who has taken the trouble to let us know how much they enjoyed the day despite the weather. The race would not have been possible without the sterling efforts of the Race Director Dan Philpott, ably assisted by David Kay, and the dozens of club members and volunteers who made the day a huge success despite the rain. Thanks also to Sounds Exciting for providing the lively commentary and also to the Triathlon England Officiating Team of Jonathan Davies and Debby Rae, both volunteers, who made doubly sure the race was safe and fair.

At the moment we only have the standard results available as the sprint version is still being worked on. You can see the standard results here: As soon as the full results are available we will post them here without delay.

If you think that race was good then you’ll want to come and try our Notley Autumn Duathlon which you can enter here:

Club Socials….. dates for your diaries

Tri ‘n’ Chat Social Evening – Friday, 17th July

Come and have a chat with fellow members and talk about tactics or events or just come and have a chat over a drink and meet fellow members.

Time – 8pm onwards.  Venue – Three Compasses, Littley Green.

Q&A Social Evening – Friday, 4th September

We are very lucky to have a number of elite triathletes in our Club.  3 of our members are competing at a very high level, (representing GBR, European and taken part at Kona), all at different distances from Olympic to 70.3 to the long distance.

Melissa Dowell, Brian Powell and Alistair Henning have all very kindly agreed to come along for a Q&A session for the rest of the members.

More info to follow on this evening, but please make a note in your diaries for now.

Time – 8pm onwards.  Venue – Panfield Village Hall

Gosfield Tri 5th July

We still need a few more helpers for the Sunday, so if you can spare just a few hours that would be great.  Please email Dan – if you think you are able to help.

Entries are now closed and we have received over 200 entries, which is a record and really great news.



Friday Night Technical Swim Sessions

Don’t forget about these sessions.  There are lots of slots available at the moment.  Great way to improve your technique, gain confidence in the water and generally just good to have a 121 session at a bargain price of £3!

The slots are either 8 – 9pm or 9 – 10pm.  To book a place on a session, email our Chairman, Steve Powell, at




Friday Night Technical Swim Sessions

Don’t forget about these sessions.  There are lots of slots available at the moment.  Great way to improve your technique, gain confidence in the water and generally just good to have a 121 session at a bargain price of £3!

The slots are either 8 – 9pm or 9 – 10pm.  To book a place on a session, email our Chairman, Steve Powell, at

Monday Night Swims

At Braintree Swimming Pool, 9PM on Monday night, please pay before you swim.  For new members, this is a great chance to meet existing members and ask any questions. All abilities welcome. £3 for members, £6 for non-members.

Track sessions – Wednesdays at Tabor School, Panfield Lane, Braintree, CM7 1FF

The track sessions are continuing on Wednesday evenings.  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.

These are really great sessions for good, hard training that you may not do when on your own!

Indoor Revolution – Wednesday evenings Club night

These sessions are on a pay as you ride basis and booked directly with Indoor Revolution, to book, please visit their website –

Saturday Bike Rides

9am meet at Discovery Centre. Watch out for posts on FB for the rides going out.  We hope to have at least 2 rides.

Run sessions on Sunday

These will now be on a more informal basis.  If people would like to run in a group still meet at the Discovery Centre at 9am and organise yourselves.  Please feel free to post on Facebook and arrange meeting up etc..


If you are interested in buying Born2Tri club kit please email   Stuart Mills directly.  His email is

Hiring Equipment

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

A whole variety of swim aids…..

As always, if you have any queries or questions please contact a member of the committee:-

We are here to help.

Born 2 Tri Events – dates for your diary

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 sideline or help marshall then we will be asking for your help within the next few weeks or so.


In this week’s News

New: Spring Duathlon: Results and Free Photos

Thank you if you raced, volunteered at or supported someone at our Spring Duathlon Today, unfortunately the good weather we ordered arrived a bit late but we hope everyone enjoyed the event just the same.

Results are now online and can be viewed here: Great Notley Spring Duathlon Results 2015

and free photos (all 645 of them) courtesy of Dan Spalding and his Dad are available here

Again thanks to everyone who made today such a great success and remember that entries are now open for our Autumn Duathlon, why not come back and see if you can beat your time? Details on how to enter are below.


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 5th July – Gosfield Lake Triathlon – Sprint/Standard

Sunday 4th October – Notley Autumn Duathlon

Entries are open!

Born2Tri Races are sponsored by:

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Indoor Revolution Logo

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.

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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…