Welcome to this weeks newsletter!
Thanks to all that attended the Club AGM last week. It was a good meeting and as a result we not only have a new committee but also have a club charity - MacMillan. Expect to see more on them over the coming weeks in the Newsletter - but if you are not familiar please have a look at their website - www.macmillan.org.uk/
The Committee meet regularly to discuss ways in which we can provide an even better membership for club members; if you have any suggestions, comments, concerns or words of praise then please let us know at the email address below.
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The New Club Commitee
The new committee was chosen at last week's AGM and will be meeting soon. But in the meantime please see the below and if you have a query on anything please get in touch. The new committee...
Chairman - Paul Sherman Head Coach - Ben Wakeling Membership Officer - Tamsin Evans Treasurer - Gavin Partridge Web Officer - Emily Subden Welfare Officer - Pam Stokell Social Officers - Hannah Snook & Kate Sullivan Kit Officer - Danny Simpson Marketing and PR Officer - Kev Sharp Club Champs Coordinator - Rob Davies
Big thanks to the outgoing members - Elly Crockford, Sorrel Williams, Carmen Somerset-Brock, David Weston & Ed Shrimpton.
Bring a friend for free
Got a friend who just needs a little nudge to come along to training? Heard someone talking about entering a triathlon but you know they could do with some training buddies? Bring them along to any of our sessions to try. We're more than happy for people to come along and try a couple of sessions before they decide to join, so forward this email onto them and let's encourage more people into the world of triathlon :)
Did you know we had a club group on Strava? By joining the group, you enter the leaderboard as to who is completed what hours of training that week - don't worry, your privacy settings will determine what everyone can see, but the Strava group totals are uploaded to our website so people can see how much we are all training.
Don't be fooled though, the person with the most training hours doesn't necessarily equate to the person who wins everything! Join us today.
Monday - 19.00 - Run Social - Tilsley Park, meet at reception.
**new shorter routes are available for those people who want to run for less than 5km, so if you're wanting to get back into running after a break, come along!**
Whilst this is not a coached session, it will help develop your running endurance - we take a 10km (ish) route around Abingdon (shorter routes are available, 5km and 7km) and run in ability groups. No-one will be left behind and there is ALWAYS someone to run with. A great way to keep your running up AND have a mini social at the same time. Win win Tuesday - 19:00hrs - Run Intervals - Milton Park Stores, OX14 4RS
Intervals are a very effective way of improving your run speed, this is a fun session using areas of the park for a run session that is suitable for all abilities.
Bring along a drink and dress appropriately for the weather.
Thursday - 19:00-20:00 / 20:00-21:00hrs - Pool Swim - Abingdon White Horse Leisure Centre, OX14 3PJ
£3 payable to coaching staff on poolside (do not pay at reception). Please come along to your usual session 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.