Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest 2014 (and other local events that might be of interest)


Date and Time




Saturday 4th October


Swim Smooth



Kings East Grinstead

No charge

Bring pen/paper

Sunday 5th October

8.15am Registration

Horsted Keynes Triathlon

Horsted Keynes

Details at


Sunday 5th October


Forest Row 5 and 10km Run

Forest Row

Details at


Saturday 11th October

Briefing 8.45am

Start 9.00am


Treasure Run

Part Hunt, part Run, all fun!

Kings East Grinstead

Individual or team – hunt out the clues around the area and win a prize!  

Sunday 12th October


2nd Sunday Bike Ride

Club members and friends welcome

Kings East Grinstead

2 hours/25 mile social road ride around the local area - no racing!

Saturday 18th October

Mountain Bike session

£2.50 pay on arrival

Bike hire extra if req.

Deers Leap Centre

East Grinstead

Skills, Thrills and Spills!

An hour or so of muddy fun!

Wednesday 22nd October 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Charity Quiz Night

Confirm attendance to

Richard Cooney by 20th Oct

07554 113839 or richardcooney220@btinternet.com

Tirana Indian Restaurant


£15.00 per head

Teams of six – either sort in advance or join on night

Saturday 25th October



Obviously just a good-hearted social fun game-all welcome!

Sports field

Kings East Grinstead

Liz McLennan is in charge so play nice!

Sunday 26th October


East Grinstead Aquathon

(500m swim/5k run)

Kings East Grinstead

£18.00 (BTF £14.00)

Enter @ EGTri.com or volunteer to help – contact Pete Holley

Weekly News 25 September 2014

Lots to get through this week so stopping messing about at the back there and pay attention!

Congratulations to Val McLaren who completed the Dart 10k swim event a couple of weeks ago – what is it with all this long distance OW swim stuff people? More recently, Richard Smith 2nd @ EG10k with Liz McLennan surprising herself (but nobody else) with a great 3rd female result – brilliant performances by all the EGTC marshals as well and sorry I missed it! The draw for places in the EG Tri (10 May 2015 to remind you) will take place shortly under controlled conditions and the unbiased eye of Mr Chairman!

On the same day, James Ryan was just pipped into 4th place overall at Crawley Sprint Tri although he did win the old boys over 40 prize – quicker T2 next time James? (The results also seem to indicate the racing presence of a certain “Super Dunk” but as this seems unlikely /fanciful I’ll be demanding independent proof!)

Good Luck to all those off to Hever this weekend! I’d suggest getting your monies worth by taking your time but…..

Oktoberfest is fast approaching with the first session on Sat 4 October in the Pavilion at 9.00am. A great session on Swim Smooth that will help you understand the training sessions that will follow through the Autumn/Winter – so be there and get the most out of the next few weeks swimming! The next day, Sun 5th why not support either Horsted Keynes Tri www.hktriathlon.uk or the Forest Row 5 and 10k races www.forestrowrun.co.uk I expect you’ll find plenty of club mates at either? More details on other activities during Oktoberfest will be posted on the club web site as well as hard copy on the noticeboard at Kings.

Please remember to support the EG Aquathlon on Sun 26 October based at Kings. Entries via the club website or maybe volunteer a couple of hours to marshal? Pete Holley will be glad of your company/support and has even been known to supply coffee!

See, all over very quickly (now where have I heard that before?)

Train safe (if at all?)

Weekly News 9 September 2014

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!

Train safe (if at all)

East Grinstead 10k & Crawley Tri - Sun 21 Sept

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

Southwater Teams 2014

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