August 2019 Newsletter

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Thank you for the overwhelming response to last months request for new Triathlon Activators and Coaches. We have a full complement of volunteers signed up to the upcoming courses and are now planning longer term, to ensure that we can constantly top up and refresh these skills which are vital for us to run club activities. I’m now looking for individuals who are interested in becoming coaches in the second half of 2020 and beyond- so once again let me know if you might be interested.

I can’t quite believe the racing season is nearly at an end (Just a little race in Tenby to get through first!). We are finalising plans for our Autumn swim block and with our new volunteers hope to be able to run a few more regular sessions over the Autumn/ Winter months. We are also planning a Titan Takeover of the Kingsbury Water Parkrun- see below for details!


Club News

Titan Parkrun Takeover! Saturday 19th October 2019

On Saturday 19th October we will be organising a volunteering takeover at Kingsbury Water Parkrun and we need your help! 

We have used this run a lot as a club and it will be good to pay something back to this local event. If we can get everyone wearing Titan T-Shirts or Buffs on the day it will be great publicity for the club too. 

We want Titan members (and their friends and family!) to fill every volunteering role at Parkrun on the 19th October! 

Parkrun Volunteer Roles:
Pre-event Setup
Lead Bike
Funnel Manager (x2)
Tail Walker (1 or 2)
Finish Tokens
Finish Token Support
Barcode Scanning (x3)
Number Checker
Marshal (x9)

Our very own Tim Gould will be Run Director for the event. None of the roles are difficult and we will all be fully trained in the morning. For setup, timekeeper and barcode scanning roles Tim will have a 2nd person who has done those roles previously to provide additional guidance and backup. 

If you want to support this takeover event please get in touch via Facebook, Whatapp or to put your name down.  

Ironman Wales – Sunday 15th September 2019

A reminder to all Titan’s racing in Tenby: Don’t be shit. 

Triathlon Club Relays 2019 – 24th August

Another great year at the “organised chaos” that is the Triathlon Club Relay Championships! 

Well done to all six Titan teams competing this year and thanks to all those that came across to Holme Pierrepont to support. Also a special thank you on behalf of the club and all its members to social queen Rebecca Buckley for all her hard work in making sure everyone got fed at the after-party BBQ! 

Provisional results from all the Titan Teams are now on our website and a few photos from the weekend are below…

July and August 2019 Race Reports

Club race reports from July and August are now online- check it out to see what racing your fellow Titan’s have been up. It’s been tricky to track everyone’s racing over the busy summer months so if any results are missing just let us know!

The League Table for the #TitanChamps has also been updated in the website members section.
Full details of the scoring and rules can be found here, but to put it simply: the more you race, the more points you earn!

It’s great to share what everyone in the club has been up, so to ensure your race results are included in the next update (and you get your #TitanChamps points!) please don’t forget to post details in the WhatsApp or Facebook Groups or message Ryan directly.

Upcoming Races

Key 2019 Club Races:

Ironman Wales – 15th Sept 2019 – Not long left now! If you are attending to race or spectate make sure you get back to Bex with your menu choices ASAP! 

Titan Triathlon: Big Al’s Butty Run– Sunday 1st December – The club’s annual pre-Christmas 10k(ish) run around Sutton Park in memory of absent friends. This is a great social run with breakfast in the café afterwards so make sure you save the date!

Titan Triathlon: Christmas Party- Saturday 7th December – Plans are afoot for this year’s Christmas Party, mark your calendars and we will update with more information ASAP.

Local Races Booking Now:
Ride Warwickshire Sportive – 24th August
Mad Summer Hare Sportive – 1st September 
Lichfield 10k – 8th September
Derby Triathlon – 15th September
Peaks Tour Sportive – 21st September
Outlaw X – 22nd September
Tamworth 10k – 7th October
Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon – 13th October 
Cannock Chase Half Marathon & 10k– 27th October

Club Training Sessions

Check the Facebook & WhatsApp Groups every Friday morning for the latest training options and updates.

Regular Weekly Training Options include…

Thursday 7:15pm Peelers Structured Run Session (Snowdome Entrance/ Steps)
Saturday 9am – Kingsbury Water Parkrun
Weekend Bike Rides  (Dependent on Weather & Coaching Availability)

Due to coaching shortages over the busy racing period we’ve been a bit light on regular club sessions over the summer. Swimming is due to resume in the Autumn and we’re working to get more coaches qualified so we can offer more weekly sessions as a club. In the meantime check the Facebook and Whatsapp Groups for other training opportunities with fellow Titans.

Triathlon News

A few interesting news stories and articles from the world of Triathlon. If you find any interesting Tri related links feel free to share them with your fellow members in the Facebook Group!

For the latest news make sure you follow Titan Triathlon Club on Facebook and join the private Members Group.

To ensure you don’t miss anything click on the “Following” settings and choose “See First” and Turn Notifications On to put the Titans at the top of your Facebook news feed!

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