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Junior Sessions return to the outside world on March the 9th !

juniors in winter 2Although some of the older juniors have still been braving the cold outside for a run speed and strength programme, the whole junior session will be help outside from the 9th March or sooner if the weather is cooperative.

Last year due to the bad weather the juniors were stuck inside for almost 4 months and there was a feeling of cabin fever creeping in towards the Spring. This year we have been much luckier with the weather and are hoping to release the pack of junior triathletes to the wilderness of West Park on the 9th March.

Bike will be needed from the 16th February onward, the holiday dates have also now been established to coincide with Bank Holidays and the West Park Bonfire Night Party.

Holiday dates where there is no junior training are:

20th April, 24th August, 2nd November, 28th December.

There will be 1 session where we lose the pool due to the Long Eaton Swimming Club’s Gala, once we know the date for this we will alternative arrangements. This could be a 2 hour session outside or we may swim on the Sunday instead. Watch this space for further details.

Christmas Training Times

Tuesdays – As Christmas Day and New Years Day both fall on a Tuesday, the last Tuesday night swim before Christmas will be the 18th December. We are going to Eaton farm pub after training for a few drinks, all welcome.

Wednesdays – As Boxing Day is a Wednesday the usual Wednesday night turbo session will not go ahead as the leisure centre isn’t open. However things return to normal on the 2nd January.

Saturdays – Saturday the 22nd will not have a coached swim for adult or junior members but the club will continue with the pool hire between 5pm and 7pm, see Facebook or emails for further information.

– Saturday the 29th will be as normal

LONG EATON TRI CLUB ACHIEVES BRONZE TRIMARK CLUB ACCREDITATION

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This week Long Eaton Triathlon Club achieved the British Triathlon bronze Clubmark Accreditation. This means we have been certified as having the following;

  • Club Management, we have a structure and policies to follow
  • Duty of Care and Welfare, we have nominated club welfare officers
  • Activity Programme, we have structured club sessions with BTF coaches
  • Knowing Your Club and Community, we are inclusive and open to the whole community.

Further information can be found here on the British triathlon website.

Turbo sessions start again on Wednesday night

This Wednesday Long Eaton Tri Club will be taking up residence in the dance room at West Park Leisure Centre to begin the club turbo sessions for the off-season. All abilities are welcome, someone can even help you set your bike up on the turbo and

The programme builds strength and stamina through the winter from session to session. There are turbo trainers for hire at no extra cost, please let us know you would like to use one the day before the session. Sessions cost £2 for both members and non-members.

The session runs from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, the room is open from 7.15pm to set-up.

Erewash Triathlon and Junior Triathlon !

On Sunday the 19th August the roads of Long Eaton will again be rocked by the participants of Erewash Sprint Triathlon as they swim, bike and run their way around Long Eaton and West Park. Now in it’s 11th year, the triathlon is perfect for beginners featuring a 400m (16 lengths) of the pool at West Park Leisure Centre; a 16km (10 mile) cycle around a mostly flat course through the picturesque Derbyshire countryside; then a 5km (3.2 miles) run of 2 laps of the Parkrun route set in the 127 acres of the beautiful West Park.

There is also a junior event, one of a few in the area. The swim is set in the West Park Leisure Centre and leads onto the multi-lap bike and run course which is designed to be a “within sight” course so no mater where your little ones are, they should be in view at all times.

Long Eaton Triathlon club is proud to support the event with marshal and officiating help as we have done over the past few years. Huge thanks go out to those who spend a few hours helping out, the event couldn’t go ahead without you.

Congratulations to Coach Cat, winning her age-group at the Outlaw full distance Tri !

Cat completed the Outlaw Triathlon this weekend and did it so well, she won her age-group. With a finishing time of 11 hours and 42 minutes, she also finished 9th female overall ! With a cracking swim time of 1 hour, 11 minutes, Cat battled the choppy waters of Holme Pierrepont to make it out onto the bike. the poor weather continued through the bike and Cat made it onto the run and still managed to keep smiling. Well done coach!

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First Group Ride of the Year !

Tonight sees the club head off on the first group ride of the year, oh yes, we are going to ride outside again! This is a non-drop led (not coached) ride.

Meeting at 7.25pm for a 7.30pm depart at West Park Leisure Centre Long Eaton. All welcome. Helmets and lights compulsory.