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Weekly News 23 September 2015

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  • Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:30
  • Written by Big Dave
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Without wishing to tempt fate, so far this week I have no reports of broken limbs or other injuries beyond the usual training/racing strains and sprains that befall those of us of a certain vintage when we indulge in, what some see as, excessive amounts of physical exercise! Congratulations to all of you and let’s keep it that way as the Club’s Welfare Officer was running out of accident forms!

Before we get to reports from the Windy City, a couple of updates; the Swim Smooth presentation planned for this Saturday morning in the Pavilion has had to be cancelled and we will combine the information with the session that will happen on Sat 3rd October – to be led by Martin and Emily. Secondly, there is still time and opportunity to help out at the EG10k this Sunday (27 Sep) – just meet me, Mr Chairman and others in the sports hall at Imberhorne Upper School at 8.30am and you’ll be allocated a job which might include possibly getting breakfast for the pair of us from McD’s!

And so to news from the EGTC quartet at the Worlds in Chicago – and yes it was a quartet and I have to firstly apologise to, relatively, new member Ken Treadwell for missing him off the previous list! Ken, Annie and Fran took part in the Sprint races on Thursday and all reported that a major problem was the heat and lack of shade on the run. This resulted in Fran checking into the medical tent immediately after finishing and being put in an ice bath with a body temperature of 105 degrees! Annie’s mate reckoned the run was harder than the ironman he’d completed the previous year and Ken said it was only the terrific atmosphere around the course that kept him going! But he did keep going and finished a superb 4th in the 70-74 AG! Annie was 21st in her AG and Fran 49th – brilliant job all of you!

On the Saturday it was the Olympic distance races and would you believe that Ken raced again and got an identical result – 4th place! Not sure if it was the same three guys ahead of him again but another fantastic effort! Meanwhile Kat was having, in her words, a totally amazing experience in a beautiful city as part of Team GB! Unfortunately the race didn’t quite go to plan as a calf injury picked up a couple of days before meant a struggle on the run (albeit that’s a relative term as even with some walking sub 54:00 would please most of us?) undid a great swim (26:44) and bike (1:05). If she can stay injury free for the Euros next year then get ready for a much higher placing!

Congratulations to all four of you – hopefully others will be inspired to have a go themselves?

Good Luck to those racing at Hever this weekend – which I believe includes the Roberts clan in Jane’s first Middle Distance race plus others at the plethora of events taking place? Reports next week please!

Finally, lots of Oktoberfest activities coming up, please support these as you’ll all find something of both interest and use in your winter training and 2016 Racing season!

Oh yes, and the Xmas Party is on Saturday 5th December – as if you didn’t know!

Train safe

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Sat Jan 20th 2018 - 6:30am-7:30am
Swim (All In) Session 1
King's Centre
Sat Jan 20th 2018 - 7:30am-8:30am
Swim (All In) Session 2
King's Centre
Sat Jan 20th 2018 - 7:45am-8:15am
Core Session
Sat Jan 20th 2018 - 9:00am-10:00am
Saturday Run
Kings Centre
Wed Jan 24th 2018 - 7:15pm-8:30pm
Pump House, Kings Centre
Sat Jan 27th 2018 - 6:30am-7:30am
Swim (All In) Session 1
King's Centre
Sat Jan 27th 2018 - 7:30am-8:30am
Swim (All In) Session 2
King's Centre
Sat Jan 27th 2018 - 7:45am-8:15am
Core Session