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Oxford Tri News - 28th July 2017

Friday 28th July 2017

Sprint Tri and Club Champs Relay Tri – Club Champs results - Steady Ride and Sunday Rides

 

This week it’s all about club events. It’s typical – nothing for months and then two come along at once – read on for more info!

Two more full distance cherries successfully popped last weekend. Kamil had a great debut at IM Nice – sounded really tough but spectacular and a fantastic 10 hrs 33 for Neil Dighton in the slightly less glamorous Holmepierrepont waters of Nottingham at the Outlaw. And special mention to Juan Delfa who overcame various “challenges” to complete IM Frankfurt a few weeks ago – best you ask him yourself!

 

Club Sprint Tri – August 28th

It’s a month on Monday to go until our Sprint Triathlon, open to members and the public, on the Monday Bank Holiday at Radley.

This is our very own home organised event and is a great event for both beginners and experienced triathletes. It’s friendly and affordable (£40 entry) and is a great funds and profile raiser for the club. As ever we rely heavily on members volunteering to help out on the day with marshalling etc and Tracy will certainly be in touch with everyone about that soon – but everyone is welcome to enter, especially if you are new to the club or you haven’t raced at the event before then we’d love to see your entry.

And equally as important is that we get the word out far and wide about the event – so please tell your friends, family and workmates about the event – they’ll thank you for it – one day! Tracy can get you event posters or share the FB link: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordTri/posts/1572446086131595

Race details and entry here: https://oxfordtri.co.uk/oxford-tri-sprint-triathlon

Volunteer sign-up here: https://oxfordtri.co.uk/events/oxford-tri-sprint-race-volunteering-1

 

Club Relay Triathlon

As alluded to a week or so ago we are now happy to announce that we will hold our own internal Club Relay Sprint Tri on Sunday 20th August.

Format will be the same as last year's successful club relay entry at Dorney Lake but we will host ourselves at Queenford Lake at Berinsfield.

If you didn't take part last year the format is quite simple and was great fun. In teams of three (that will be cunningly and scientifically selected by a top secret panel at NASA to be as evenly matched as possible) your first team member will complete the swim and then tag the next team member who will then swim and in turn tag the last team member who then swims. They will then tag the first team member who starts the bike leg and so on. First team home wins and Club Champs points up for grabs!

This will be a shortish Sprint Tri - exact distances to be confirmed but expect 500 metre lake swim, 15k bike and 5k run. 

First swimmers will start at 9.45 with everyone finished by around 1.30pm with a barbecue open to competitors and spectators afterwards.

There will be a small charge to cover lake hire, racking and insurance, we expect this to be under £10 per head and will confirm shortly with payment through the website in advance. Sign-up is now open so please express your interest here: https://oxfordtri.co.uk/events/club-sprint-relay-triathlon

 

Fugitive Club Champs results

A reminder to get your Marlow Fugitive Tri results entered on the website if you want them to count towards the Club Champs. Your two week window to do so ends on Sunday. As ever, make sure you’re logged in, click on “Your Details” on the homepage and then find and click on the “Add Result” link.

 

Steady Ride Series and Sunday rides

This Sunday we have a Steady ride, number 5 of 6, courtesy of Tracy and Rob Parle will be leading an Intermediate 1 (typically 16 mph/26kph average) – details on FB shortly.

 

Sign up and location details https://oxfordtri.co.uk/events-calendar

Have a great week!

Alex

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

 

This Week’s Program

Fri 28th               No session

Sat 29th             8 a.m Lake Swim @ Dorchester Sailing Club

Sun 30th              9.15 a.m Club Rides @ Oxsrad, inc Steady Ride # 4

Mon 31st           8.30 p.m Swim @ Headington School, spaces available

Tues 1st             7 p.m BaRTT @ Oxsrad

                        7 p.m Run @ Headington Hill

Wed 2nd            7.30 p.m Swim @ Radley

                        9 p.m Swim @ Barton

Thurs 3rd           7 p.m Run session @ Horspath track

                        7 p.m Lake Swim  @ Dorchester Sailing Club

Fri 4th                No session