Firstly, thanks to Karen for organising last night’s annual club dinner.
It was great to catch-up with members and find out what everyone is training hard for in 2014.
Gary T has arranged a meeting on Sunday 30th March at 6:30pm at the Clickem Inn for anyone who wishes to get involved in helping run the Duathlon training events this year. There are a variety of different routes and venues up for discussion so we’re hoping to have a mix for all abilities.
All members are welcome to attend and get involved.
Finally, we recently received an email about a new Dales Duathlon being hosted by Humber Triathletes on 20th April 2014. Looks like a great local event for club members to support, based in the beautiful setting of the East Yorkshire Dales.
Well done to everyone who took part in this morning’s Aquathon.
Run times include transition as a few members layered up to brave a chilly spring morning.
Will showed everyone a clean set of heels out of transition and remained untouchable for the entire run with an excellent run split.
|Name||Swim Time (400m)
||Run Time (incl T1)
|Dave R||8:00||26:04||4 laps||35:04|
|Charlie B||7:45||36:04||4 laps||43:49|
|Tracey W||8:20||32:50||4 laps||41:10|
|Mark R||8:30||26:46||4 laps||35:16|
Thanks to Ali B for time-keeping and also to Simon, Louth Tri Chairman, who stepped in with a timer at the last-minute due to a technical hitch.
Next Aquathon is Sunday 23rd March.
Good luck to Tracey W and any other GTC members tackling the Dambuster Duathlon next week.
Hope to see some of you at the club annual dinner next Friday.
A few things have come our way which we think club members will be interested in.
Catterick Garrison triathlon
We recently got a note about a new tri in the Yorkshire and Humber region that members might be interested in.
Organised by a team currently serving in HM Armed Forces, the sprint tri wil be held at Catterick Leisure Centre, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 3EL on 22nd June.
Find out more here www.pbmultisportuk.com
Calling all Club Volunteers and Coaches!
This is just a quick reminder that the popular Northern Club and Coach Weekend still has spaces available for Triathlon England members.
The Club and Coach Weekend will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March 2014 at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield and will have a variety of workshops for both club volunteers and coaches.
The club workshops are open to all club volunteers to attend but the closing date is 10th March.
Email me if you would like a link to attend this.
Wetsuithire and Ex Rental Wetsuits
Here’s a link to MyWetsuitHire who have a number of ex-rental 2XU, Blue Seventy and Zone3 wetsuits available
Times below for all those taking part in our second Louth Aquathon of the year.
|Name||Swim Time (400m)
||T1 Split||Run Time
|Ali B||7:03||1:18||39:33||4 laps|
|Charlie B||7:06||1:32||33:39||4 laps|
Next Aquathon is Sunday 2nd March.
Also, don’t forget to let Karen H know by Friday 21st Feb if you will be attending the annual club dinner at the Millhouse, Covenham on Friday 7th March, meeting at 7pm for 7.30 dinner.
We have been contacted by Cycle Mode who are opening a new cycle shop in the centre of Grimsby and would like to invite Grimsby Tri Club members and other interested tri-athletes to the pre-launch opening on Thursday 13th March.
They have also offered our members a 10% discount on the opening weekend on all bikes, clothing and accessories.
Drop me an email and I will pass your details to the shop so that they can send you an invitation.
The annual dinner/social has now been booked at the Millhouse, Covenham for Friday 7th March, meeting at 7pm for 7.30 dinner.
The cost has gone up a £1 to 17.50 per head for 2 courses either main/starter or main and pudding including tea and coffee still decent value.
All interested please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07831554552 if you are attending by Friday 21st Feb.
I will then send out menu for pre-ordering your choice of food.
Also, a reminder that the next Aquathon is this Sunday 9th February at the Meridian Centre in Louth, 8:30am start.
It was a rather damp start to the first Grimsby Tri Club Aquathon for 2014.
Times below for all those taking part, thanks to time-keeping by Doc C.
|Name||Swim Time||Swim Distance||Run Time
|Ali B||8:45||400m||43:58||4 laps|
|Charlie B||8:55||400m||37:09||4 laps|
|Dave R||8:30||400m||20:00||3 laps|
|Tracey W||9:08||400m||32:11||4 laps|
|Mark R||8:29||400m||20:27||3 laps|
For the record it should be added that a few participants were just so enthusiastic they decided to swim more laps than needed.
Also, Ali B wanted to point out that her time may have been compromised due to the antics of Dillon (the dog).
Next Aquathon is scheduled for Sunday 9th February – 8:30am.
The duathlon at Irby Dales scheduled for this Sunday is off. Many apologies but the route is too wet and muddy at the moment and a few members have told me that they cannot make it. Will look to re-schedule or change venue in the next few weeks.
There was a good turn out for the inaugural Grimsby tri run group session-11 members turned up and thoroughly ‘enjoyed’ the 8 x 400m session -same time and place again next Thursday for anyone interested-6.30pm People’s Park, Grimsby-meet at bandstand entrance and if you have off-road shoes and head-torch these may prove useful but not essential.
Swimming sessions recommence this Monday 8.45-9.45 Havelock Pool
Happy New Year to you all
The dates for the Aquathons have been confirmed.
Starting at the Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth, these Aquathons combines a 400m Swim with a run along the old railway line next to the centre. With an out-and-back looped course for the run element you can decide your own run distance on the day – which makes for constant banter as runners pass each other at varying speeds.
|1||Sunday 19th January – 8:30am|
|2||Sunday 9th February – 8:30am|
|3||Sunday 2nd March – 8:30am|
|4||Sunday 23rd March – 8:30am|
|5||Sunday 13th April – 8:30am|
If you are interested in giving one of these events a try, you are welcome to just turn up or for more information email email@example.com
Hope you all have a great Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
Just a quick update on some events going on in the next few weeks. I will be hosting an off-road duathlon on Sunday 5th January-weather permitting-more details to follow next week. Some members have requested a regular group run-training session. I would like to get this started in the New Year so I propose next Thursday-2nd January-6.30pm start-meet at the band-stand entrance to People’s Park in Grimsby. The sessions will be based around intervals and repetitions and should last around 30-45 minutes. Hope some of you can make it as the more the merrier.
I hope to see some of you at the New Year’s Day 10k and if you are interested there is the Humberside cross-country Champs at Beverley and then the Ferriby 10 miler towards the end of Jan-see the wolds vets web-site for further details on entry etc…
Swimming will resume again on Monday January 6thBest wishes and thanks for continuing to support the club over the last year