Charity challenge and club champs

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We are pleased to tell you the new spring/summer training schedule is now online, take a look on the AVTC website.

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This week's news, tips and race reports

AVTC Charity Challenge - Monday 2nd April

The AVTC charity challenge Easter run is open to all and we encourage you to bring friends and family and help support your club.

You can run or walk 5km or 10km and all entrants will receive a medal at the end. It's £10 to enter and the money goes to a great cause - MacMillan Cancer Support.

If you would like to sign up, please email Hannah for your registration form or more details. If you can't make it on the day, you can still take part by doing a virtual run and making a donation to You can also register on the day.

Club Champs

This year's Club Champs is one race - the Newbury Triathlon - which is on Sunday 2nd September. We have organised our own wave but we need at least 20 people to enter from the club to secure this by the end of May. It is a race that always fills but they are holding these spots currently for us.

Race info:

The 2018 Newbury Triathlon is based at Northcroft Leisure Centre in the heart of Newbury. Centred around the 75-yard outdoor heated swimming pool, there is plenty of space for spectators to watch both the swim and transition antics. The race distances are 300yd Swim/22km Bike/5km Run and you will receive a free quality running t-shirt for taking part. Find out more and enter via the Race Nation.

Entry prices: Senior: Non-BTF member (18+) - £36.00 Senior: BTF member (18+) - £31.00 Junior: Non-BTF member (Aged 16 to 18) - £36.00 Junior: BTF member (Aged 16 to 18) - £31.00

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 - 7pm- Run intervals - Milton Park Stores, OX14 4RS

Coach: Andy 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 - Pool Swim -6:50-8:00pm and 7:50-9:00pm - White Horse Leisure Centre, Abingdon

Coaches: Ben and Matt

£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.

> See full training schedule on the AVTC website

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