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.
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.
WELCOME to the following new members :- Karl Purdy, Mark Doyle, Steve Francis, Phillipa and David Thorpe we look forward to seeing you at one of the training sessions soon. Please come and say hello to us so that we know who you are! It seems that the end of the season is pretty much here now, well done again to those who took part in the Chelmsford marathon last weekend and for making it in to the Essex Chronicle!
It is now time to start having a think about what your challenges and goals are for next season and to have a think about what events you are going to take part in. Please feel free to use Facebook as a forum for any questions or queries that you may have about events. There are a lot of members who have done a lot of events and no doubt someone will be able to answer a query that you may have.
Or if you aren’t on facebook please email one of the committee members and we will be able to point you in the right direction for support and advice.Try to keep motivated over the winter months with your training…… that is where the Club can really help you with the Monday night swim sessions and Saturday bike rides. And soon to be launched Run sessions on a Wednesday , more details below.
Majorca Training Camp
The club has run a week training camp around Easter time for the last couple of years in Majorca which has proved very successful with our own coach Pete, putting together an itinerary for all those who attend.
If you are interested in going next year please email Steve Powell who is collating names to see whether there are enough people to go in 2015.
Winter warm weather training
Head Coach Peter Bryan is also offering winter training camps over long weekends in Denja, South Spain.
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 suite as needed. If you would like to get away from the British winter weather for some good cycling, just contact me to discuss. Peter Bryan. 07940581717
Club Track Sessions – Message from Head Coach Pete
I am again looking to re introduce the track sessions for Club members to start in mid Novebmer. In the past the attendance has been low, resulting in the suspension of these sessions so over the next week I am requesting input for preferred day and time for the sessions. The sessions will be a mix of interval and conditioning training round the track.
There are two tracks available for the sessions, Braintree Tabor and Chelmsford Melbourne (Melbourne cost £5.00).
Subject to the response I receive I will give details of the proposed sessions next week.
TOP TIP FROM HEAD COACH PETE : – PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY!! It’s the best top tip ever !
We have reached the end of our racing season so don’t be afraid to cut yourself some slack and reward all that hard work with some additional cake, just for a week or two.
It is a good time to reward your body, after a hard season of training and racing, the body’s systems will really appreciate time to recover and repair. Recovery is a vital part of your training, so relax and indulge your self for a couple of weeks. Of course you may prefer to substitute cake for a juicy steak, ice cream or even a glass or two of red.
Enjoy it for a short while – you deserve it!
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….. Training this week :- Monday night Swim at Freeport Pool. 9pm – 10pm. £3 for members, £6 for non members. Saturday cycle ride. 9am meet at Discovery Centre. Watch out for posts on FB for the rides going out. We hope to have at least 2 rides, with a Beginners and Improvers (B&I) and one other ride.
Here is some information about local events from Jamie at Dengie Events :-
Dengie Events 2015 Entries Now Open!
We are delighted to announce that entries are now open for our triathlon and cycling events. 2015 will be our 5th anniversary and we are planning to make our events extra special. We hope that you can join in the celebrations.
Guide Dogs Tour of Berkshire Cycle Sportive – 12th April 2015
Hillfields, Burghfield Common nr Reading, Berkshire 41.5km Fun Ride,84km Classic,125km Epic
Big East Triathlon – 17th May 2015, Bradwell Waterside, Essex
Challenge Distance: 800m Swim / 43km Cycle / 10km Run Middle Distance: 1.6km Swim / 82km Cycle / 20km Run
Tour of the Dengie Cycle Sportive – 17th May 2015
Bradwell Waterside, Essex 43km Fun Ride 82km Cyclosportive
Dengie Events Rotary River Run – 21st June 2015
Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex 10km Run 3km Fun Run or 1.5km Children’s Run
Fambridge Yacht Haven Half Iron Triathlon – 12th July 2015
North Fambridge, nr Chelmsford, Essex Half Ironman: 1.9km Swim / 90km Cycle / 18km Run
The Maldon Triathlon – 26th July 2015
Promenade Park, Maldon, Essex Sprint Distance: 750m Swim / 28km Cycle / 5km Run Olympic Distance: 1.5km Swim / 45km Cycle / 10km Run
Entries are Now Open for our triathlon and cycling events. Entries to the Dengie Events Rotary River Run are coming soon. Online and postal entry is available from Dengie Events
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
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!
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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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…