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!
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)
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!
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