Welcome to this weeks newsletter
As you're probably aware we are holding a Charity Challenge running event - 5km or 10km - 2nd April 2018. Entry is now open and you can get a registration form from Hannah or Wendy. Please then make your payment to our Just Giving page stating Entry in the comments. If you just want to simply make a donation to this great cause then please do again via the Just Giving page and in comments put donation.
The committee meet regularly - our next meeting is this wednesday - if you have any suggestions, comments, concerns or words of praise then please let us know at the email address below or speak to a member of the committee.
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This week's news, tips and race reports
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 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
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 - 7.45-8.45pm - Spinning - Park Club Gym, Milton Park, OX14 4RS
Always a fun session using indoor spin bikes. Based to music, this popular class is a great way to improve your cycling fitness without having to go out in the wet and cold. The class is as hard as you want to make it as the bikes have adjustable resistance that you can set to your own required effort level. Bring a drink and a towel. The pedals on the bike are suitable for trainers or compatible with Shimano SPD cleats.
Thursday - Pool Swim -6:50-8:00pm and 7:50-9:00pm - White Horse Leisure Centre, Abingdon
Coaches: Andy, Wendy and Mike
£3 payable to coaching staff on poolside, do not pay at reception. Please come along to either the session at 6.50pm or 7.50pm, whichever suits you better 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. Also t-shirt and shorts for dry warm up by the side of the pool.