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30th East Grinstead Triathlon – 10th May 2015

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  • Published: Monday, 27 October 2014 22:43
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**Entries Open 1st November 2014 at 9am**

I am pleased to announce that entries for the 30th edition of the East Grinstead triathlon will open at 9am on Saturday 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 250m swim, 15km 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 and start them on their journey to the Olympics! If you know anyone who would be interested in this race, please encourage them to enter.

If you are planning on entering the race, you might consider making an early entry. Last year the limit for the main race was reached in the middle of January, and, being the 30th anniversary, there is a possibility that there will be additional pressure on places. Please don't leave it too late to enter!

There will be no waiting list this year – once all the places have been taken entries will be closed.

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 2015. After that date there are no refunds. Entries can be transferred to another athlete free of charge up to 31st March 2015

I look forward to seeing you on race day.

Best wishes

Richard Merry

Race Director

Enter Sprint Triathlon
Enter Ladies Tri-a-Tri
Enter Youth Triathlon


Winter Turbo Sessions

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  • Published: Monday, 27 October 2014 21:24
  • Written by Martin Darlison
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Winter Turbo Sessions
Day:                Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:30pm (7:15 set up)
Date:               29 Oct to end Apr 2015
Place:              Pump House, Kings Centre
Coaches:         Martin Darlison, Mark Lofting
Cost:               £3 per session, £50 for whole winter season
In case you are not aware, the coached winter Wednesday evening Turbo sessions start this coming Wednesday 29 October at 7:30 in the Pump House.
Following a well earned recovery period in October, low intensity base training starts now.  However in order to maximise the effectiveness of your winter training, you will need to know what your current Heart Rate measures are, so the first Turbo session this Wednesday will be a measured Heart Rate session and the coach will explain what the readings mean and how to use them effectively.  Suitable for all standards.
You will need the following equipment….
Turbo Trainer (does not need to be expensive or sophisticated, but must be quiet magnetic or fluid trainers and no noisy air fin trainers please!!)
Heart Rate Monitor (if at all possible, very beneficial)
Drink (electrolyte / rehydration)
Bike Computer (preferably with cadence / pedal rev counter)
Bike shoes, Tri shorts, Run shoes, extra top if cold
The cost is £3 per session, payable to the coach before the session starts, or £50 for a whole winter ‘season ticket’ (cheques payable to East Grinstead Triathlon Club and pass these to the coach too).  Please arrive around 7:15pm to set up as sessions start BY 7:30pm.  I look forward to seeing you there.
Any question, please get in touch and I look forward to seeing you on Wednesdays!
Martin D

Novice / Easy Bike Rides

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  • Published: Friday, 17 October 2014 08:19
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As a follow up to her recent qualification as level 2 coach, Joan Wingfield is offering to lead members' bike rides for less experienced / less fit cyclists.  The rides will be on 4th Sunday of the month and plan is to have 20 to 30 minutes coaching in bike skills followed by a 1 to 2 hour led ride (not coached).  The session will finish with café stop for tea and cakes.

The first session will be on 26 October - meet at leisure centre at 10am.  Please can you let Joan know if you are interested (Joan.wingfield48@gmail.com)

Weekly News 21 October 2014

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  • Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014 22:38
  • Written by Big Dave
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Lots of muddy fun @ Deers Leap last Saturday morning – thanks to all those who came along to keep me company! Sorry I had to disappear so quickly although I was around long enough to see Liz McLennan (correct spelling) make a serious attempt to win the Topsy Turvy (aka Crash of the Year) prize! You’ll have to wait till the Club AGM on 29th November to see if she’s been successful – frankly I think we have a winner ladies and gentlemen?

And talking of winners, the following names where drawn from the Chairman’s mighty hat for places in the 2015 EG Triathlon (10th May 2015 in case you’ve not got it in your diaries yet?) – Ted Swift, Fran Davis, Louise McKechnie and Roger Taylor – congratulations and I trust you’ll see this as reward for your help at the EG10k recently? You will need to pay the standard entry fee although I’d suggest you liaise with Mike Cowell/Michael Diebel regarding registration. Please advice Mr Chairman direct if you do NOT want your place as a decision will then be made on re-drawing amongst the other victims/volunteers!

This Saturday sees the Grand Finale to this years Oktoberfest – a no-holds barred game of Rounders on the field at Kings! I’d suggest a pair of off-road shoes and possibly some form of “protection” for the male participants? The aforementioned Liz McLennan (correct spelling) and Mike Sutton are providing the specialist equipment (quell surprise?) and some approximation of the rules – although my understanding is that its very much like Fight Club if you know what I mean? Team briefings at 8.45am for a 9.00am chuck-off or whatever you call it?

Sunday 26th October is East Grinstead Aquathon and hopefully you have either volunteered to help or entered the event thus giving those marshalling someone they know to abuse (as opposed to the Roger Taylor method of shouting abuse at any random member of the public).

Following on from that, Joan Wingfield is organising a Novice/Easy Bike Ride aimed at the less experienced/less fit cyclists in the club. The session will include some coaching in bike skills followed by a led ride of around 60 minutes. Meet in the car park at Kings at 10.00am – although it would be helpful to advise Joan in advance if you are intending to participate – joan.wingfield48@gmail.com

Think that’s all?

Train safe

Quiz Night - 22nd October 2014

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  • Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:24
  • Written by Richard Cooney
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The Quiz Night on the 22nd October is primarily a social evening for club members as part of the Oktoberfest but the club has allowed me the opportunity to use the evening as a Charity Fund Raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that I and a very good friend of mine, Mike Gwynn, have chosen to support this year and that support will culminate on the 13th November when we fly to Saigon in Vietnam to complete a 450kms bike ride.

This is the our last fund raising before we leave. To make the evening the success that it should be, we need as many members, family and friends to come along. Not only will you get to know more of the members but you will all have some great fun and in doing so raise funds for a very worthwhile charity.

Several of the club members have attended all our fundraising events throughout the year and for that I am hugely grateful. I am sure that part of the reason that they keep coming back is that they have had so much fun.

So please, if you can come along, please let me know as soon as possible rather than appearing on the night. Teams are made up of 6 [people but if you haven`t got 6 then still get your names down and we will sort out the teams on the night.

The event costs £15 per person. Included in the price is the cost of a full meal with starters, main course with rice or vegetarian option.            

Please, we need more teams to make this evening a success and to raise as much money as we can for such a worthwhile cause. 

If you can`t make the evening and would like to make a donation to support me on the bike ride please log on to my Just Giving Page.

All and any support is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks.