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Weekly News 23 November 2017

  • Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 24 November 2017 11:56
  • Written by Big Dave
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Very quick News this week

Thanks to all who came along to the Club AGM and Good Luck to the new (and soon to be appointed) Committee and thank you again to those who's Watch is Ended!

As I was missing I failed to pass on details of the 2018 Winter Grand Prix and those details are now, or soon will be, on the club website. First up will be the Vale Gallop 10k on Sun 28 January 2018 with entries at www.sportsystems.co.uk and we look forward to seeing you there? Your Club WGP Organisers for 2018 will be Tim Coogan and Tom Lees and I trust you will give them the same or better support than you have me in the past?

The East Grinstead Triathlon takes place on Sunday 13th May 2018 and the new Race Director will be....... me! Did you really think I'd not get talked into helping in something club related? I'm looking forward to the challenge, particularly as Michael Diebel has already indicated that he will be carrying on the tradition of doing most of the pre-Race work as under the previous administration! Anyone else out there who feels like lending a hand would be welcomed and I'll be out there volunteer recruiting over the coming months – you have been warned! The Race recce is planned for Saturday 28th Ap[ril 2018 so please put that date in your diary.

Think that's it?

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33rd East Grinstead Triathlon – 13th May 2018

  • Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 23 October 2017 20:13
  • Written by Mike Cowell
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**Entries Open 1st November 2017 at 9am**

I am pleased to announce that entries for the 33rd edition of the East Grinstead triathlon will open at 9am on Wednesday 1st November.

The race website can be accessed HERE

Once again, in addition to the Classic Sprint Race and the Ladies Try-a-Tri we are also running a Youth / Junior race open to 15 - 19 year olds which will have a 200m swim, 16km Bike and 2.5km bike (the same course as the Try-a-Tri). We are hoping that this part of the race will help discover the future stars of triathlon! If you know anyone who would be interested in this race, please encourage them to enter.

As last year, there will be no waiting list - once all the places have been taken entries will be closed. Don't leave it too late to enter!

Can I remind you that the rules surrounding entries are that you may withdraw from the race and receive a full refund of the entry fee, less a 5% handling fee, up to 31st March 2018. After that date there are no refunds. Entries can be transferred to another athlete free of charge up to 31st March 2018.

I look forward to seeing you on race day.

Best wishes

Richard Merry
Race Director

Weekly News 11 October 2017

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  • Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:06
  • Written by Big Dave
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Top honours in this weeks News go to Juhana Kirk for his brilliant 09:47:14 at Ironman Barcelona. Tough competition as that time earnt him 4th place amongst the flying Finns in his age group! Congratulations Juhana – well deserved rest ahead I should think?

Maybe a gentle stroll around the local countryside would be a good warm down? This weeks Oktoberfest features a 14km walk around Weir Wood starting and finishing at Java & Jazz in Forest Row. We will be meeting for coffee and cake from 9.00am before we set off at 9.30am. Top club swimmer John Gallagher who owns Java & Jazz has offered a 20% discount to those walking – so please come along and any well behaved dogs and children on leads will be welcomed! I'd suggest boots or off-road shoes as some parts will be muddy! Should take 3-3.5 hours so back in time to sample lunch as well! (Maybe bring some plastic bags to go over your boots or leave a spare pair at the start?)

Saturday 21st will be our Bike Maintenance & Kit Swap morning – learn or practice some simple repairs plus swop those unwanted items for someone else's! 9.00am in the Pavilion.

Club AGM is on Saturday 11th November with a free Breakfast Bap and tea/coffee for all who attend!

Finally, remember our brand new Awards Evening & Party Celebration takes place on Saturday 25th November and tickets can be purchased via the club website. Please support this new initiative for what promises to be a fun-filled evening - more details to follow from Partymeisters Tim and Cathy!

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Weekly News 21 October 2017

  • Category: News
  • Published: Monday, 23 October 2017 19:56
  • Written by Mike Cowell
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Sometimes it isn’t all good News!

The Oktoberfest Winter Turbo Set Up session on Wed 25th has had to be cancelled due to work commitments of the vital members of the coaching team - sorry for the late notice!

Equally disappointing is the cancellation of the Awards Evening & Party Celebration planned for Saturday 25th November. Despite the best efforts of Cathy, Tim and others the response and advance ticket sales have been very poor. Whilst there are costs already associated with the event that need to be covered, making this decision now keeps those to within the budget limits that the Committee had set. Clearly we misjudged what we thought was a desire from members for a different style of social event borne out of the reduced numbers attending the Xmas Party over the last couple of years? Our thanks in particular to Cathy for the huge amount of effort she put into trying to bring this event to fruition - horses to water springs to mind….

I should also record my apologies to Mr & Mrs Coogan for the on time departure of the walk last Saturday that left them at Java & Jazz on their own! A muddy but glorious walk around Weir Wood was thoroughly enjoyable - and I’m used to walking by myself anyway….

The final event in this years Oktoberfest is EG Park Run on Saturday 28th October. I know some of you will already have done this event but for those who haven’t please make sure you register on the Park Run website before you turn up at East Court! Oh and make sure you have your off-road shoes with you…

Finally, the EG Aquathlon on Sunday 29th October needs your help either as a marshal (see Karen) or as a competitor - giving everyone someone to support in our own special way! Please also remember that the AGM takes place on Saturday 11th November at 9.00am in the Pavilion - free breakfast rolls and coffee should you need any further encouragement?

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Weekly News 5 October 2017

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  • Published: Friday, 06 October 2017 13:24
  • Written by Big Dave
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 EGTC Oktoberfest 2017 started last week with an excellent Swim Smooth session led by Tom complete with purple EGTC kit wearing illustrations! One of the ideas that emerged was to start sessions through October with a mobilisation warm up - so be prepared to do this on poolside and maybe bring a pair of shorts to wear over your Speedos to preserve modesty and avoid embarrassment! explaining the what, how and why of this Autumn/Winter’s swim programme. This Saturday, Andy Peel will be in the chair introducing a new way to approach your diet and lay the foundations for a successful season - 9.00am in the Pavilion. The following Saturday will be Tri Hiking with a c.9 mile walk starting and finishing at Java & Jazz in Forest Row - John’s offering 20% discount to all taking part, so cake/coffee and lunch are on my list!

Can I remind you that the Outdoor Pursuits event on Sun 15 Oct will need to be pre-booked so either let myself or Emily Miles know if you wish to attend? The high ropes and archery sessions are looking favourite currently……

The Club AGM is on Sat 11 November and final nominations are required as soon as possible for the main Committee posts - send to chairman@egtri.com

Finally, remember our brand new Awards Evening & Party Celebration takes place on Saturday 25th November and tickets can be purchased via the club website. Please support this new initiative for what promises to be a fun-filled evening - more details to follow from Partymeisters Tim and Cathy!

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