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East Grinstead 10k & Crawley Tri - Sun 21 Sept

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  • Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:01
  • Written by Martin Darlison
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Lots going on this coming Sunday.  There is the East Grinstead 10k and an opportunity to offer your services for marshalling in turn for your name being entered into a ballot for a place in next May’s 30th East Grinstead Triathlon for a big celebration.  Please contact timbest1066@me.com" target="_blank" data-mce-href="mailto:timbest1066@me.com">timbest1066@me.com if interested in marshalling – being 10k it only a short time to cheer on the runners.

The Crawley Tri is also on this coming Sunday, and are offering a reduced late entry fee for local clubs.  Normally £45, 25 places are on offer for just £30 (£20 for 16 or 17 year olds).  Pay cash on the day but email crawleytriclub@outlook.com" target="_blank" data-mce-href="mailto:crawleytriclub@outlook.com">crawleytriclub@outlook.com mentioning East Grinstead Tri Club before noon on Friday to get a place – first come first served

Weekly News 9 September 2014

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  • Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2014 21:46
  • Written by Big Dave
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Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Southwater?

Great performances from every single person who took part both in the race and as spectators at this year’s Relays.  Fastest team on the day was Zippy George and Bungle (aka Chris Welch, Mark McDonald and Noel Miles) although it was 2 men and a Goat (Tim Coogan, Rich Traynor and Kelly Jarvis) who got 2nd place in the Mixed Open just ahead of the EG Rockets (Martin Darlison, Fran Davis and Richard Smith) who took 3rd. Some great battles throughout the day with lots of vocal support provided for all! There were also masses of cakes provided by Sam, Helen and Cathryn – delicious and not nearly as messy as Fran’s porridge!

Loads of photos on Facebook and hopefully someone will transfer them onto the club site as a permanent reminder – I’m sure Sam will want that particular shot saved for posterity? Great to see Mr Chairman there offering encouragement and young Murray Miles getting a first taste of tri action – I’m betting he’ll be racing before Rich ever does again?

Support for the East Grinstead 10k on Sun 21st September is still required - contact Tim Best to volunteer your time – timbest1066@hotmail.com and don’t forget that everyone who helps out gets the chance to be in the draw for places at the 30th East Grinstead Triathlon in May 2015!

Val McLaren writes; on Sunday 14th September I will be taking part in the Dart 10K swim, I have trained very hard and put in many miles of open water swimming, preparing for the event, I decided to raise money for Sussex air ambulance, because they survive solely on donations. If anyone would like to donate just go to the link, many thanks - http://www.justgiving.com/Valerie-McLaren.

Finally for this week, I did receive a few ideas and suggestions for Oktoberfest however I perhaps didn’t make it clear that the activities have to be morally acceptable and physically possible – so that’s quite enough from you Mike Sutton!

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Weekly News 31 August 2014

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  • Published: Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:32
  • Written by Big Dave
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Just a few items of quick News this week;

• Date for your diary; Sunday 10th May 2015 – the 30th East Grinstead Triathlon. Lots more to follow on this but for now make sure you have NOT booked anything else for that date!

• Sunday 21st September – EG 10k, make sure you have volunteered as this will get you entry to the ballot for a restricted  number of club member places at the 30th Anniversary Tri in 2015 (T’s & C’s apply)

• Oktoberfest – less is more this year! Plan is to arrange something for each of the four Saturday’s in October plus an excellent Wednesday night social event (more details to follow). Whilst we have swim/bike/run activities planned for three of the Saturday’s, we’d like your input on what you’d like to see on the other morning? Let me know ASAP?

• EGTC Kit Days – on September 13th and 20th Louise will have a range of tri suits and cycling kit from Champion in a variety of sizes for you to try on! Order forms can be completed on the day and the plan is for delivery in time for Xmas – so presents for/from others! Louise will be in the foyer of Kings from 8.30am and don’t forget that the club not only pay the vat and carriage but this year will also contribute £25.00 per member to kit purchases – bargain!

• Southwater Relays – Sun 7 September, it’s going to be epic! I’d say it’s the taking part that counts but you know that’s not true?

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Southwater Teams 2014

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  • Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:29
  • Written by Big Dave
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Just a quick line to advise on teams for Southwater Relays if anyone is planning on some spread betting scheme?

  • EG Tri a bit harder? ; Jackie Barker, Andrew Drake, Dave Mycock
  • The Kad’s ; Andy Peel, Dave Pawsey, Keith Roberts
  • Sangrias; Cathy Walsh, Helen Fairs, Karen Mycock
  • EGTC Who ate all the Pies? ; Dave Watmore, Rachel Webber, Richard Merry
  • The Salty Dogs; Darren Homan, Kat Parkin, Mark Lofting (I think they have sorted a sub for Mark?)
  • East Grinstead Rockets; Fran Davis, Martin Darlison, Richard Smith
  • OMG! ; Jane Roberts, Sally Holford, Sam Masters
  • The Goodish The Mad and The Uglyish; Liz Mclellan, Mike Sutton, Pete Moles
  • Zippy, George and Bungle; Noel Miles, Tim Lucas, Chris Welch

Some very dodgy looking teams there and looking forward to providing substantial vocal “support” to all!

If there are any further late subs neede then I believe Pete Holley, James Ryan and Roger Taylor are all available for persuasion!

See you there

Weekly News 25 August 2014

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  • Published: Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:28
  • Written by Big Dave
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A wet Bank Holiday so just enough spare time to write some news! I’ve also caught up with some of the mail and reports that I missed last time – probably still not covered everything but if you can do any better?

Jackie and Ted (together with Debbie and Jim) completed OMM France with Ted/Jim winning their AG whilst Jackie/Debbie came 2nd in theirs. Full report on the website including reference to giant ants, cow pats and superhuman snoring! Jackie has, of course, moved on to a whole range of other events since and is trying to persuade me to take part in something called The Hill Ultra (www.thehillultra.com) in 2015 – needless to say the organisers use of the word “mental” in their description isn’t filling me with a longing to take part!

Equally crazy where all those EGTC members who took part in all or some of Mid Sussex Tri’s 5-3-1k swim event which Kat Parkin and Rich Traynor used as a warm-up for the totally bonkers Bridge-to-Bridge 14k swim – fantastic achievement guys!

Personally I’ve been having a bit of a break since the travails of IoW/Yorkshire and only this week have got back to a regular training routine – well it’s only a couple of weeks till Southwater Relays and I believe my teammates have been training like demons all year so I thought I’d better do something – although I think the “Who Ate All The Pies?” team name probably gives you a clue to the regime that’s been followed? Low cunning and motorised assistance may be called upon!

I did “compete” in the cyclocross event in Victoria Park in Haywards Heath that Seb Donjon and the guys from Crawley Wheelers organised on Saturday – great fun and clearly if I’d been able to stop for the second race then I’d have made more of an impression on the podium places! Frankly I was glad the leaders overtook me just as the bell sounded for the end of the 25 minute blast meaning I had one less lap to do than everyone else! Still, as the only one on a mountain bike I somehow managed to NOT finish last – but only just! Work on Sunday meant that I missed Xterra UK but Nick de Meyer reports an awesome technical bike course and huge fun – maybe have another go next year?

And talking of 2015 – don’t forget to add your racing programme onto the club website as this helps others perhaps choose to compete? Before that, as previously mentioned it’s all down to Southwater for the Relays which looks like it will be dominated by EGTC teams – a sea of purple and no doubt lots of playful banter?

Finally, EG10k takes place on Sun 21st September and the club supports this race fully so please contact Tim Best to volunteer your time – timbest1066@hotmail.com

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