Weekly News 9 March 2018
Eynsham Duathlon – Pre-Blenheim Swims - Headington Lifeguard - Sunday Rides
Our very own Eynsham Duathlon is now only a couple of weeks away, on the 25th March. It is also the next race in the Club Championship series, so if you want to grab some points secure your entry now. Full race details and entry here - https://oxfordtri.co.uk/eynsham-duathlon
We still need more volunteers to enable to the event to go ahead, so if you’re not racing, or have a family member or friend that might consider helping then please sign-up here - https://oxfordtri.co.uk/events/eynsham-duathlon-volunteering-0 .
The dates for our pre-Blenheim swims have now been as 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th May. These sessions are open to both members and non-members so please spread the word. The sessions are an ideal way to familiarise yourself with open water swimming for Blenheim or any other open water triathlons during the season. Nearer the time Liz will also be asking for volunteers to help run the sessions.
We are likely to lose our current lifeguard at Headington soon as she is in her last term as training to be a teacher. So, we will be looking for a replacement who will commit to doing this for us as we can’t run this session without a lifeguard. If any of you know of anyone who might be interested in doing this please let me know.
Thankfully the weather has improved and we have a full complement of rides going out this Sunday.
Bernard Calnan will lead a confidence building ride of about 25-30 miles at a pace to suit the group, with a coffee stop, so bring some cash for coffee and cake, we also have intermediate 1 & 2 rides plus a slightly faster intermediate ride going out let by me, Rob Davies and Jonny Jeffrey respectively. Lee has once again offered to do loops of the BARTT course. Watch out for routes on Facebook. The weather is looking warm but there is a chance of rain so make sure you have appropriate clothing. All rides leaving Oxsrad at 9.15.
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This Week’s Program
Fri 9th 7.00 pm Swim @ Kidlington - fully booked – wait list available
Sun 11th 9.15 am Rides from Oxsrad
Mon 12th 8.00 pm Static Bike @ Oxsrad – fully booked – wait list available
8.30 pm Swim @ Headington School – fully booked – wait list available
Tue 13th 7.00 pm Run Headington hill training
7.15 pm Turbo @ Oxsrad
Wed 14th 7.30 pm Swim session @ Radley College – spaces available
9.00 pm Swim @ Barton - spaces available
Thu 15th 7.00 pm Run session @ Horspath track
Fri 16th 7.00 pm Swim @ Kidlington pool
Sign up and location details https://oxfordtri.co.uk/events-calendar
This is our busiest period for swim sessions with waiting lists for most, as a courtesy to others please do cancel your place (on a session or wait list) as early as possible.