January 2019 Newsletter

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Happy (belated) New Year! Thank you to all those who offered their support at the start of the year following our appeal for new committee members and coaches. It is great to hear that the club means so much, to so many.

I am pleased to say we have been able to form a new committee and are putting in place plans to train more Coaches & Tri Activators. This influx of new ideas should give the club a fresh burst of momentum for 2019.

We hope to confirm details of the club AGM and a Members Survey very shortly and look forward to getting everyone’s input into what you want to see from the Titan Triathlon Club in 2019 and beyond!



Club News

Titan Social Meet Up – Sunday 3rd February from 5pm – Meeting at Tame Otter, Tamworth
We’re keen to get everyone together more regularly in 2019 and are planning to organise an monthly social meet up. The first will be at The Tame Otter in Hopwas, Tamworth on Sunday (3rd Feb @ 5pm) and if all goes well will become be a regular fixture on the first Sunday of each month.
This will be an informal drink open to both members and non-members, and any family & friends who want to tag along- we hope as many Titan’s as possible will be able to drop by!

Wednesday Run Intervals Session – Wednesdays at 6:45pm – Tamworth Castle Grounds/ Skatepark
We’ve been running the new weekly Intervals session for a few weeks now and despite the cold, these have been a great success with a strong turnout each week. This is not a coached session, but Pete Buckley has offered to lead an hours Intervals Run suitable for any ability runner -pace doesn’t matter it’s all about effort!

BRAT Lichfield Sprint Triathlon 2019
BRAT are finalising plans to hold the Lichfield Sprint Triathlon again in 2019. The date is still TBC but this popular early season kick-off Sprint Tri is an excellent event for all abilities and the perfect first Triathlon for any new members. 
This race typically sells out fast so keep an eye on the Facebook & WhatsApp Groups over the next few weeks for the latest updates (including volunteering opportunities).

Club Training Sessions

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

Regular Weekly Training Options include…

Wednesday 6:45pm Titans Intervals Run Session (Tamworth Castlegrounds/ Skatepark)
Thursday 8:15pm Titans Winter Swim Block (Kingsbury Leisure Centre)
Thursday 7:15pm Peelers Structured Run Session (Snowdome Entrance/ Steps)
Saturday 9am – Kingsbury Water Parkrun
Weekend Bike Rides  (Dependent on Weather & Coaching Availability)

Upcoming Races

Key 2019 Club Races:

Lichfield BRAT – Date TBC – Keep an eye on the Titan Facebook page for the latest news.

Ironman Mallorca 70.3 – 11th May 2019 – The race is sold out but if you’re holiday planning Mallorca is an excellent place to spectate and get some training in.

Long Course Weekend – 5th-7th July 2019 – A great festival of Triathlon with a range of racing options for every ability, from a 5k run to a full iron distance over 3 days, this is a great weekend in Tenby for the whole family!

BRAT Standard Distance Triathlon – Date TBC – Keep an eye on the Titan Facebook page for the latest news.

Ironman Wales – 15th Sept 2019 – A record number of Titans are due to compete this year and although race places are now sold out, everyone is welcome to join the Titan Spectating Team in Tenby.

Local Races Booking Now:
Florette Fradley 10k – 10th March
Coventry Half Marathon – 24th March 
March Mad Hare Sportive – 24th March
East Leak Sprint Triathlon – 31st March
Halesowen Sprint Triathlon – 7th April
Cathedral to Castle 10 mile Run – 7th April
Cannock Chase Trail Half Marathon – 13th April
Coventry Sprint Triathlon – 19th May
Grafman Middle Distance Triathlon– 19th May
Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire – 9th June

January 2019 Race Reports

It’s been a quieter month of racing as the season as most members look to be taking an extended Christmas break! Look out for a bumper edition of race reports at the end of February.

It great to share what everyone in the club has been up to race-wise, so to ensure your race results are included in the next update please don’t forget to let us know how you got on in the WhatsApp or Facebook Groups or message Ryan directly.

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!

British Triathlon 2019 Rule Changes
British Triathlon 2019 Competition Rules Updates are now live. If you plan on racing in any BTF sanctioned events this year please make sure you familiarize yourself with the changes.

New Outlaw X Event Announced for 2019
OSB Events have launched a new middle distance triathlon coming to Nottingham in 2019. Middle and long distance events have been selling out really quickly this year so if you’re looking for a bigger end of season race you will need to move fast on this one.

The Early Days Of Ironman
A Sports Illustrated article from May 14th 1979 covering Tom Warren’s Ironman 1979 win. It is amazing to see how far bike tech (and Triathlon fashion) has come since!

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

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