Thanks to everyone who came to last month’s Social Cycle weekend in Rutland, the weather in the week leading up to it was truly terrible, but luckily it changed more to our favour on the day and helped make the weekend a great success. If anyone has any suggestions for the location or format of next years (third annual!) Cycle Social weekend we’d love to hear your ideas.
We are also looking to build up the coaching team to better support the club and its activities. More details are below and if you have an interest in supporting the club as an Activator or Coach then please get in touch to discuss further.
It’s now less than a month away from our next big club outing and one of my personal favourite events of the year, the Triathlon Relays. We’ve got really amazing turnout of teams again this year, with 1/3 of the club members registered to race and many more planning to support! Even if you’re not planning on racing we hope you will be able to come along to spectate and join us afterwards for the social and BBQ.
Book your place for the Social BBQ now via Eventbrite!
Racing is on Saturday 24th August, starting at 8:30am. Hopefully all the teams have been registered by now and everyone is ready to go -any issues contact your team co-ordinator or let the club know.
As we have done in previous years, after the racing is finished on Saturday morning, we will be holding Club Social and BBQ at Holme Pierrepont County Park campsite. Everyone is welcome; Members (whether racing or not that weekend!), family and friends, please RSVP via Eventbrite to help us plan for attendees.
The relays are a really great fun, social weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone there!
We are keen to recruit more Triathlon Activators and L1 Coaches to help us to do more as a club…
Activators are volunteers who provide support at club events, assist coaches in sessions, look after smaller sub-groups on runs & rides and generally help make what we do safer and more inclusive. It is a simple one-day training course to qualify as an Activator (funded by the club) and is suitable for enthusiastic volunteers of any ability/ level of triathlon experience!
Ironman Wales – Sunday 15th September 2019
It’s not long now until the big one! Rebecca Buckley will be in touch with everyone travelling to Tenby shortly to confirm menu choices etc for the group restaurant booking the night before the race. There may also be a few spare places at the restaurant so any Titans not yet confirmed or any Family or Friends that want to join us please get in contact with Bex ASAP.
There will be a big team of Titan Supporters in Tenby this year so don’t forget to wear your Titan kit (or something bright) to help them spot you out on the course!
Cycle Social Weekend – 14th-16th June – Rutland
Thanks to all those that came to last month’s Cycle Social Weekend, it was great to see so many riders out to tackle the hilly 100k route (not to mention the mountain of pizza that followed!). A few photos from the weekend are below…
We’ll keep an eye on Strava & Facebook etc for member’s event results, however to ensure we don’t miss anything (and to get your bonus points for posting photos from the race etc) let us know your results in the Facebook Members Group on WhatApp, or just e-mail them directly to Ryan (Racing@titantriathlon.co.uk) and we will make sure you get your points!
How it works
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! Titan Members will get points for participating in races across the season (with a few selfie bonuses available too!) and we will rank everyone into an overall league table.
We hope everyone will be able to get involved and be competitive, no matter what distances you are racing this year!
Club race reports for June are now online– check it out to see what racing your fellow Titan’s have been up. 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.
Key 2019 Club Races:
Ironman Wales – 15th Sept 2019 – The big one! It looks like there is going to be a huge Titan turnout in Tenby, hope to see as many Titan’s as possible supporting everyone racing.
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. 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.
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
- Inside the Cut-Throat World of Toddler Bike Racing
- We Evolved to Run—But We’re Doing It All Wrong
- Fatter Yet Faster Bicycle Wheels?
- Get involved with British Triathlon’s #TriSummer Challenge
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