June 2019 Newsletter

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This year is flying by, I can’t quite believe we are at the halfway point and that the Club Cycle Social weekend is already upon us! See below for some last minute details on the weekend, including route GPX files and arrival info. Don’t forget your waterproofs its looking like a wet weekend!

If you can’t make the cycle weekend, hopefully you will be able to join us at our next big club outing at the Triathlon Relays on Aug 24th. The initial response has been great this year with 30 Titans planning to race and plenty more friends and family supporting – keep an eye on Whatsapp & Facebook for the latest info as we are due to finalize teams in the next few days.


Club News

Cycle Social Weekend – 14th-16th June – Rutland 

Some last minute reminders ahead of this weekend’s Cycle & Social in Rutland.

The Campsite / Ride Start location is:

Lyndon Top Campsite
Lyndon Road
Rutland Water
LE15 8RN

• We should be easy to spot – just look out for the Titan flag!
• You need to pay for camping on arrival- £10 per night for 2 adults.
•We have also been advised that cars won’t be allowed on grass due to the recent volume of rain and will have to be parked on hard standing area.
• The ride will start at 9am on Saturday morning.

Please remember to bring the following…

• A chair
• A cup
• Suitable sleeping/ camping equipment
• We have a camp shower, with warm water, so please remember to bring a swimming costume as it’s an open shower
• Bike computer with mapping if you have one (GPX files to add the route to your device are on the website)
• Alcohol to save a trip out to shops.
• Your bike!

Triathlon Club Relays 2019 – 24th August 

Team list for the club relays are almost finalised and will be shared around in the next few days along with next steps on how to book. We’ve had a great response for the relays this year and its looking likely we will have at least 7 teams representing the Titans, and plenty of others supporting on the side-lines too! If you want to race and haven’t let us know its not too late! Just e-mail racing@titantriathlon.co.uk or let us know on Facebook or Whatsapp.

Titan Racing League Championships 2019

The latest standing in the Titan Racing League Championships (or #TitanChamps for short)…

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!

May 2019 Race Reports

Club race reports for May 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.

Upcoming Races

Key 2019 Club Races:

Titans- Social Cycle Weekend 2019 – 14th-16th June 2019 – Booking now! Following the success of last year’s inaugural event we plan to return to Rutland for the Club’s social cycle weekend. 

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.
Club Relays – 24th August – Save the date! A post to start organizing teams will be going out very shortly! 

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’s Elite Spectating Team in Tenby.
BRAT Lichfield Sprint- (TBC) – BRAT have taken the decision to postpone the Lichfield Sprint event normally held in April. They are currently looking at running it in September, we will update members when possible.

Local Races Booking Now:
Outlaw Half Holkham – 7th July
Shenstone Fun Run -14th July
Abbott Trail Run (Hopwas 5k/10k) – 28th July
Lichfield 10k – 8th September
Derby Triathlon – 15th September
Outlaw X – 22nd September
Tamworth 10k – 7th 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 pausing the Wednesday night run sessions for the next few weeks. We hope to be able to bring them back soon!

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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