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Members News

Novice / Easy Bike Ride - 23rd November 2014

For the next Novices (aimed at novices and those seeking an easy ride but all members are welcome) bike ride, I plan to start from railway station car park at 9am on Sunday 23rd November. There will be 30 mins of coached skills then off for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours cycling. I hope to head towards Lingfield.

I would like participants to be kitted up and ready to start session promptly at 9am. We will aim to return for 11.30. then coffee and cakes for those who want at Bluebells.

If you are planning on attending, it would be helpful if you could please let me know.

I hope you can make it.



Report from previous ride:

On Sunday 26th October, a group of novice (and not so novice) cyclists made the most of the good weather and headed off for an easy ride. After leaving East Grinstead the group headed on minor roads North to Lingfield and beyond before turning back and returning via Baldwins Hill. A respectable 17 miles were covered in a sedate 1.5 hours. Joining the ride were Miranda Chitty, Helen Fairs, Annie Sedgewick, Alex Lingridge, Jeff Smith, Tony O'Brien, Lorraine Cowell and Mike Cowell. The morning was rounded off by tea and brunch in Bluebells.

Xmas Party 6th December 2014

After the successful Tri Club Christmas Bash last year at the Ravenswood in Sharpthorne, our illustrious committee have decided to celebrate at the same venue again this year. 

The cost is £35.00 (subsidised by the club). Also, a coach is available at the subsidised fee of £2.50 from & back to Kings but PLEASE let Stuart, Nick or myself know asap. Orders for dinner need to be in asap and we’ll be collecting monies from here on in. Black tie optional (but most people do).

Please come, it promises to be another cracking event! You can confirm on FACEBOOK, by replying to this email or in person - and bring in some money this coming weekend. Please see either Stuart Lotherington, Nick Kay or Tim Pettit.The menu and choices form will be available on the web site for registered users.

Menu: Christmas Dinner 2014 - Menu

Choices Form; Christmas Dinner 2014 - Choices

Thanks very much




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Winter Turbo Sessions

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

30th East Grinstead Triathlon – 10th May 2015

**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


Weekly News 21 October 2014

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