May 2019 Newsletter

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The race season looks to be in full swing now, with some great results from those who took part in Ironman Mallorca 70.3 and Velo Birmingham last weekend, and many other Titans due to race over the coming few weeks. I’m sure you’ve already all seen the new #TitanChamps competition which will run across the season, so don’t forget to let us know how you get on (and share a selfie from the race!) to collect your points. 

We also hope as many Titans as possible will be able to join us next month at our Cycle Social Weekend in Rutland. Don’t forget to RSVP – full details below!

Stuart


Club News

May Social – Saturday 25th May – 7pm – Tame Otter, Tamworth

The May Social Meet Up will be at The Tame Otter in Hopwas, Tamworth on Saturday 25th May (from 7pm). We are going to trial switching the social meet up to a Saturday this month which will hopefully give more people the chance to drop in (and allows for a later night!)

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 in for a quick drink!

Book Now: Cycle Social Weekend – 14th-16th June – Rutland  Full details for next month’s Cycle & Social Weekend are now online! Check Eventbrite for all the info. Please make sure you book your place on this ride via Eventbrite, this ensures the club is covered from an insurance point of view and helps us make sure we have planned/ catered for the right numbers.
Open to all Titan members, families and friend, this, the second running of Titan Social promises to be another fantastic event and we hope as many Titans as possible will be able to join us!


Titan Racing League Championships 2019 – Update

Last month we unveiled a club-wide competition to run throughout the year, the Titan Racing League Championships (or #TitanChamps for short) a reminder of how it works and the latest standings are below. Click the image to see the full leader-board.

Top Tip: Those at the top of the leaderboard have already figured out that sharing a selfie and racing in club kit are a great way to rack up bonus points. With the bonuses you can earn a lot of points from shorter races, so get out there and race regularly to climb the table!

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!


April 2019 Race Reports

Club race reports for April 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:
Coventry Sprint Triathlon – 19th May
Grafman Middle Distance Triathlon– 19th May
RMCC Brewers Loop Ride – 2nd June
Malvern Mad Hatter Sportive– 2nd June
Battle of Bosworth Triathlon– 2nd June
Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire – 9th June
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…

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


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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