Join us for the Christmas pool party!

Welcome to this weeks newsletter

On behalf of the Committee and Coaches we'd like to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!​

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!

If you would like to make some contributions to the letter, then please feel free to send any content you would like adding, or suggestions for future editions to and we will include it in the next update.

The Committee

This week's news, tips and race reports

Christmas training There is training this week (18-22nd) but no training between Christmas and New Year and this is the last newsletter of the year. If anyone is going for a ride or run and fancies some company please post on the Facebook group and see if anyone is free to join you.

Please note there is a change to swimming this week. There will be only ONE swimming session from 7:30pm-8:30pm for the Christmas pool party swim. Whether you normally come to the early or later session this week we will be combining them for an hour of fun and games. After our fun swim session if you are able to, please come and join us at The Narrows in Abingdon for a drink or two. On Mondays run social, it will be Christmas themed, so come fancy dressed, there will also be mince pies and mulled wine for afterwards.

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:)

Strava Club

Did you know we have 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. Check it out! But don't be fooled though, the person with the most training hours doesn't necessarily equate to the person who wins everything...!

This week's training

Monday - 7pm - Run Social - Tilsley Park

Please meet at reception.

This week come in your fancy dress if you wish, there will be minced pies and mulled wine!!​

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 - 7-8pm - Track running - Tilsley park Coach: Phil

Pay at reception and meet there 5 mins before. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring a drink and a way of timing yourself if you can.The most effective way to improve your speed and technique. The session is suitable for all abilities, so if you haven't been to the track before come along and quash any apprehensions, you will work hard, improve your running and will have fun.

Thursday - 7.30-8.30pm - Christmas Pool Party - Abingdon White Horse Leisure Centre

Coaches: Ben and Phil

A fun and games swim session with silly activities in the pool. Relay races, no lane ropes, designed for all abilities. Come along and share the Christmas cheer!

£3 payable to coaching staff on poolside, do not pay at reception.

> See full training schedule on the AVTC website

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