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Race Dates and Raffle Reminder

Welcome to this week's newsletter!

The sun is (slightly) stronger, days are (getting!) longer, temperatures are - albeit unexpectedly for this time of year - mild(er). Spring is fast approaching, as is triathlon season.

So feast your eyes on our local races and key dates schedule. 

Dates of note include Chilly Duathlon (10th March), Radley Tri (29th March), White Horse Challenge (21st April), Town and Gown (12th May), Blenheim Tri (1st June) and London Tri (28th July).

Roll up! Roll up! Amazing prizes to be won

As flagged in the last newsletter, there's over £1500 worth of kit to be won in our first charity fundraiser of 2024, an Air Ambulance UK (AAUK) pre-season kit raffle. Top prize is a £269 Yonda Spook wetsuit! Also up for grabs is a Proviz running jacket, a Zone 3 gift voucher, a pair of made-to-measure goggles, and much (much) more. 

Tickets are on sale NOW. The draw will be held at the next Club Social on 23rd February. We're using a raffle app rather than our JustGiving page to make all the admin easier. Here's the link. Please buy lots - all proceeds go to AAUK.

End of February drinks reminder

Join us for the aforementioned draw and end of month drinks at the Crown and Thistle from 7:30pm on 23rd February. Here's to another fun-filled evening...

...and don't forget to join the AVTC buddy finder on WhatsApp.

As always, if you would like to make any contributions to this newsletter or to share a blog post, please email and we'll be happy to include it.

Sam and the rest of the committee

This fortnight's training schedule

For the full season training schedule and more information about the locations of the training session, see the AVTC club website.


12th February, 19th February 
Running club (uncoached)

6.30-7.30pm, Tilsley Park, Abingdon (included with fees)

Monday running club is a great chance to develop your endurance and set your own weekly targets. Join us for a group warm-up then, if pace-matching allows, run together on the 10k or 5k route. Sometimes you may have to run on your own, but there will always be someone to cool down with you at the end. Whilst this is a non-coached session, lots of members say it helps them to keep-up their running and improves their stamina and speed.

26th February
Track running (coached)

7pm-8pm, Tilsley Park, Abingdon (not included with fees)

There is a limit of 20 spaces, so make sure to book on. It's £5 per session and you pay at the track so bring cash/acrd. Meet at the reception at 6.55pm for a 7pm start. Bring along a drink and dress appropriately for the weather. Don't forget a drink!

You MUST book for this session.
Book now


13th February
Run intervals

7-8pm, Milton Stores (included with fees)

Intervals are a very effective way of improving your run speed and technique. This is a fun session held at either the leisure centre, Dalton barracks, or Milton Park (see weekly newsletter for details) and is suitable for all abilities. Bring along a drink and dress appropriately for the weather.

You MUST book for this session.
Book now

20th February

7-8pm, Tilsley Park (included with fees)

These sessions are held in-person using the spin bikes at Tilsley Park. You'll need a drink and a towel and bike shoes with mountain bike cleats if you have them, trainers if not. Always a fun activity, with real-life routes incorporated into the session. A mix of hills, sprints and a lot of sweat is guaranteed!

You MUST book for this session.
Book now



Pool swimming

7-8pm or 8-9pm - £4 (paid in advance via the online booking system)

Please come along 7-8pm or 8-9pm at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon for a structured swim session that will improve your fitness and technique. If you have them bring along your fins, hand paddles etc. and a drink.

You MUST book to attend.
Book 7-8pm - 15th February
Book 8-9pm - 15th February
Book 7-8pm - 22nd February
Book 8-9pm - 22nd February

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