Now the clocks have sprung forward the lighter nights mean we can ride out on the road again so this Wednesday the 28th march is the last turbo session of this season. The session will be a lung busting, sweaty whole 80 minutes and and is the last chance to outdo your turbo neighbour in the sweat-pool league! West park Leisure Centre, 7.30pm start, 7.15pm to set-up, cost £2, turbos available to hire, please contact us via the fb page to arrange. Get yer turbo on !
British Triathlon have announced more Skills School days including a residential camp during the Easter Holidays which is open to Youths and Tri-Stars 1,2 and 3. The camp is located in a boarding school with it’s own 38m pool and the Regional Academy’s will also be there so it’s a great opportunity for some cross training between the groups. For more information click here
Despite the snow and icy conditions outside, the junior session and adult swim will be on as per normal tonight. the car-park at the leisure centre isn’t perfect so please do take care walking from your cars to the centre. The junior session will continue to be inside.
2018 is looking to be a promising year for both junior and senior members of Long Eaton Triathlon and Junior Triathlon Club.
The junior club is about to move back outside, starting in March. All the juniors are looking forward to putting their strength and skills learned into practice in the outside world again.
Saturday 23rd December – adult swim 5pm to 6pm = on as normal
Tuesday 26th December – adult swim 7.30pm to 8.30pm = CANCELLED
Wednesday 27th December – turbo session 7.30pm to 8.30pm = on as normal
Saturday 30th December – adult swim 5pm to 6pm = on as normal
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 – adult swim 7.30pm to 8.30pm = on as normal
JUNIOR TRAINING HAS NOW FINISHED FOR THE YEAR AND RESUMES AS NORMAL SATURDAY THE 6TH JANUARY
On their website, British Triathlon has announced entries are now open for the TriStar event as part of the ITU World Triathlon Leeds 2018 for all TriStar 2 and 3 triathletes.
The TriStar races will take place on Saturday 9 June and offer a unique opportunity for the next generation of triathletes to race over the same weekend as the world’s best and cross the iconic finish line in front of Mansion House in Roundhay Park.
The TriStar 2 event (11-12 year olds) will include a 200m swim, 5km draft legal bike and 1.7km run whilst the TriStar 3 event will feature 300m swim, 5km bike and 2.5km run. Both events will take place entirely within Roundhay Park with entry costing just £25 plus booking fees.
To go to the webpage, click here
Footsteps Nursery (a nursery that’s just like a home) has generously come on-board with sponsorship for our fantastic junior triathletes. Not only do they have a fab logo, they are also helping our juniors to keep it real by supporting the club. The nursery is local too, based in Castle Donnington and cater for children from 0 to 5 years. From there though, they still have a couple of years until we can encourage them to be the next Jonathon Brownlee or Flora Duffy! A huge thank-you goes out to Footsteps !
Good times and good times at the Derby 10km by Long Eaton Tri members recently.
Wednesday turbo sessions start at West Park Leisure Centre at 7.30pm but arrive from 7.15pm to set up.
Cost is £2.50 per head.
We can lend you a turbo by pre-arrangement please contact us on the facebook page ; Long Eaton triathlon Club.
The Erewash triathlon which took place at West Park on Sunday the 20th August this year saw some of the fastest times ever achieved for both male and female competitors. The competition was fierce and Carl Shaw brought home the men’s race in 46.09. The omen’s race saw Rebecca Linekar take the womans’s race with a 57.59, beating Clara Hartman by just 11 seconds !
Top 3 men and ladies respectively.
Along with the adults race was the inaugural Erewash Junior Triathlon. Long Eaton Junior Triathlon Club and 4Life Junior Triathlon club athletes battled it out on the lovely Sunday morning in all British Triathlon Tri-Start and Tri-Star categories respectively.
Podium places for the juniors are as follows;
Tristart male 1st place; Joshua Hurst
Tristart female 2nd place; Maise Ash
Tristart female 3rd place; Mhari Sanderson
Tri Star 1 male 2nd place Drew Ottewell
Tri Star 1 female 1st place Isla Love
Tri Star 1 female 2nd place; Liberty Ash
Tri Star 2 male 3rd place Bram Ottewell
Tri Star 3 male 3rd place; Zac Heywood
Tri Star 3 female 2nd place Imogen Patching
Below are Maise Ash (left) and Liberty Ash (right) collecting their trophies