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Oxford Tri News - 11th August 2017

Friday 11th August 2017

Club Champs Relay Tri – Swim safety volunteering- Bike safety check session - Steady Rides and Sunday Rides


Club Relay Triathlon – Entries close Wednesday PM.

Great to see 26 entries so far for the Sprint Relay a week on Sunday – almost 9 teams in place. It would be great to get a few more teams together for our internal club relay event that we hope will be great fun (as well as DEADLY serious) and perhaps become a regular fixture in our calendar. We will be closing entries this Wednesday evening. Everyone entered will receive an email from your Captains requesting your best 400 metre swim time, 20k bike and 5k run split. Please get this info back to Alain and Tracy as soon as possible so they can put teams together. Brown envelopes stuffed with cash gratefully received but will have no bearing on team composition.

The swim is confirmed as 500 metres around buoys from the beach at Queenford (we will have the lake to ourselves), then a 15k bike consisting of all left turns via Berinsfield, Shillingford, Warborough, Newington and Drayton St Leonard (Bike route here: The run is 5k and consists of two laps entirely on traffic free paths around the lake itself.

Sign-up is now open so please enter here by Wednesday:

We still need a few more volunteers for time keeping and transition marshalling so if you or a family member or friend can help out please sign up here:

And when everyone has finished Steve from Queenford Lake is putting on a BBQ – all welcome but bring some cash for food and drinks.


Swim Safety Officer Volunteering

As you may have seen from Nic Defillion’s FB post earlier today we are struggling to get enough Safety Officer Volunteer’s. Some familiar names have stepped in to cover many times now and it’s only fair that all regular lake users step in. It’s not onerous and you are not expected to have any life saving skills. You absolutely will not have to get in the water in any circumstances. Could I ask that we try and get all remaining August volunteering slots filled so that Nic doesn’t have to come begging for volunteers or worse – suspend a session at the last moment. Thank you.


Bike Safety Check Session

This Sunday, before the club rides, Alain Torri will be taking a session on bike maintenance – safety related. Everyone is welcome, session starts at 8.30 am sharp and will be finished in time for the club rides at 9.15. The focus of the course will be to provide everyone with a checklist of safety related bike maintenance points. It will cover correct use of wheel quick-locks, brake and steering checks etc. Invaluable for everyone but especially those relatively new to cycling.


Steady Ride Series and Sunday rides

Last Sunday was the last in our series of Steady Rides and we are not planning on offering these again for a while. We hope that most of our recent regular Steady riders will now have the confidence to join an Intermediate 2 ride. Although a little faster and longer, Intermediate 2 is still a friendly ride with absolutely no dropping, pace to suit everyone in the group. This Sunday Nick Twist will lead an Intermediate 2 ride and Alain Torri will lead Intermediate 1. Details of both rides are likely to be posted on FB in advance but otherwise normal depart from Oxsrad at 9.15. Weather is looking good - dry, a little sun, rather cool and no wind.


Good luck to everyone racing at Cotswold Classic Half Distance, Eton Dorney Sprint and whatever else you’re upto this weekend!  Sign up and location details

 Have a great week!


chair [at] oxfordtri [dot] co [dot] uk


This Week’s Program

Fri 11th               No session

Sat 12th             8 a.m Lake Swim @ Dorchester Sailing Club

Sun 13th              9.15 a.m Club Rides @ Oxsrad

Mon 14th           8.30 p.m Swim @ Headington School, spaces available

Tues 15th           7 p.m Run @ Headington Hill

Wed 16th           7.30 p.m Swim @ Radley

                        9 p.m Swim @ Barton

Thurs 17th          7 p.m Run session @ Horspath track

                        7 p.m Lake Swim  @ Dorchester Sailing Club

Fri 18th              No session