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Epicman – 11 June 2017 – by Fiona Christian

 

 

Epicman – 11 June 2017 – by Fiona Christian

Note to self #435: If you have to have a Lemsip an hour before racing, you should probably bail.

However…

This was my supposed ‘A’ race for the season. With one’s training partner out of action in the first quarter of the year, I was considering my race options carefully. On the one hand, I could do a nice easy (flat bike) race or I could sign up for something that has a stupid amount of climbing. So, having reviewed the options, I decided that on the 11th June, every man and his dog (in triathlon terms) would be in Leeds….and therefore, any alternative races on the aforementioned date would be low in numbers and therefore high in propensity for high age group rankings….

So I happened upon Epicman. Run by Epic events, […]

By | June 29th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Maraitai Beach (Near Auckland – New Zealand) TRIATHLON 26th February 2017 – By Graham Plews.

RACE REPORT – Maraitai Beach (Near Auckland – New Zealand) TRIATHLON

26th February 2017 – By Graham Plews.

It’s only February and this is my second race report of the year! This time the race was at Maraitai Beach, just down the east coast from Auckland. It’s another fabulous location to relax and enjoy the sea, sun and sand with the family and when we arrived on the Saturday that’s just what many Auckland folk had decided to do. My number one supporter (Rhonda) and I were again able to camp very close to the transition area overlooking the sea and surrounding islands so no complaints on that front! I did the Olympic Distance race, which again was the longest race on offer. The weather conditions were perfect again with the heat building nicely through the morning.

My race was the second to get underway at the respectable time of 8.05, five minutes […]

By | March 9th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

RACE REPORT – KINLOCH (Lake Taupo – New Zealand) TRIATHLON

 

RACE REPORT – KINLOCH (Lake Taupo – New Zealand) TRIATHLON –  12th February 2017 – By Graham Plews.

Living in the southern hemisphere for the UK winter means I get to race before anyone else! I did the Kinloch Olympic Distance Triathlon yesterday so this should be the first CTC race report for 2017. Kinloch is a lovely small town on a beautiful inlet on the crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo less than two drive from our house in Cambridge. The event included a number of races over different distances but the main races were Sprint and OD distances both on the same course. Rhonda and I camped in our little campervan on site at the Kinloch Marina and we were blessed with perfect weather for the entire weekend. Our friends, Martin and Justine, who also […]

By | February 13th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Race debate – Friday 13th Jan 2017

Shoulder of Mutton, Mytholmroyd. 7pm.

 

Come along and share your race plans for the year and inspire others to get themselves into gear!

By | January 2nd, 2017|Events, Posts|0 Comments

Club AGM – Thursday 24th November

Club AGM – Thursday 24th November. Shoulder of Mutton, Mytholmroyd

We will announce the club annual award winners at the annual general meeting on Thursday 24 November. We have a great shortlist of nominees with some fabulous triathlon performances, and now it’s time to vote. So please let me have your votes . All paid-up club members are eligible to vote.

Do have a look at the race reports section of the club website for details of nominees’ performances to help you make your decisions.

Nominations so far are:

Best female – Sarah Vickers,  Anne Johnson

Best Male  –  Chris Lees,  Jamie Fradgley,  Andy Lynex

Most Improved – Anne Johnson,  Craig Barker

Fickle Finger – Fiona Christian

Chairman’s award
– Simon Fox: for excellent work in procuring a new supplier for club kit, as […]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Events, Posts|0 Comments

Kielder Water Swim and Kielder Reiver Tri – by Andy Wright

Kielder Water Swim and Kielder Reiver Tri

 

What is the difference between a swimmer and a triathlete?  The answer, I found out this weekend, is to do with how much they whimper.

This was the third year that Vital Events have put on the Kielder Water Swim, and the second year of the Kielder Reiver Triathlon.  Against my better judgement I had decided to enter both events; on Saturday acting as guide for Chris in the 1 mile sw20160917_134104im and then on Sunday alone in my first solo tri this season.

On both days I had the luxury of being down there nice and early to watch the earlier waves setting off.  The swimmers in the 10k category impressed me no end, wading out into the cold body of water that is Kielder Water I didn’t hear a peep out of any of them, even […]

By | October 1st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Colin Brooke – reporting on the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon 17 September 2016

Colin Brooke – reporting on the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon 17 September 2016

Sustenance and support on the longer distance events

(Warning; the elite racers amongst us might find some parts of this report disturbing)

Obviously the greater the distance or time out on an event the greater will be the amount of fuel we need. I have my own my simplistic way of working out what food to take and calculating how much, which probably boils down to ‘varied and plenty’. As the distance events usually start very early in the morning, often having to prepare before sunrise when our appetites are unlikely to be good, I try to eat a substantial meal during the evening before.

I did try the pasta party type approach at the Kalmar ironman in Sweden but found the polystyrene dish of pasta strips, with no more flavour […]

By | September 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Through someone elses eyes – by Andy Wright

Through Someone Else’s Eyes

It was in the autumn of 2015 and, like all triathletes at this time of year, my thoughts were starting to draw towards the next years events.  What race do I fancy doing? To which exciting locations might this next year take me? What can I do to challenge myself? Maybe this year I’ll do a 70.3.

Then I read a request from Chris, a blind athlete, who already enjoyed all three disciplines of bike and run and a very small bit of swim (the usual triathlete proportions) but wanted to tie it all together.  He had various people who had guided him on runs or steered his tandem, but wanted to do the full tri, so he had placed a few messages around and I happened to see one of them.

Immediately it sparked my interest.  Triathlon is a very […]

By | September 21st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Diary of a newish open water swimmer – by Jane Frechette

When did I become obsessed? (Diary of a ‘newish’ open water swimmer)

Jan 2014 – New Year’s Resolution – learn front crawl.

As I was already a fell runner and cyclist decided, along with two friends Anne (Johnson!) & Angela), to have a go at a sprint triathlon. After intensish training and a lot of discussion over coffees & cake during the summer, we committed and entered our first sprint tri.

Sept 2014 – Skipton Late Summer Tri   (me on the right)thumbnail_skipton_2014_7_75a

Discussion followed re future tri’s – but what if the swim wasn’t in a pool??

Jan 2015 – Filled with enthusiasm I Googled
‘Open water swimming holidays’ Result – SwimTrek!! Booked on their ‘Intro to Open water in Mallorca’ 

Along with further sprint tri’s with pool based swims Anne, Angela […]

By | September 13th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Rubicon – Post race interviews

Interview with Craig Barker – by Laura Wright

 

Interview with Dexter Wright  – by Laura Wright

 

Interview with Fiona Christian – by Andy Lynex

By | September 6th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments