Sunday, 21 January 2018

Weekly News Again! 25 August 2016

  • Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 26 August 2016 14:41
  • Written by Big Dave
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Can you believe it? Sequential weeks News!

Superb performances all round from the IM Copenhagen gang! Chris Welch and Noel Miles did a “Brownlee” and recorded 1st & 2nd GB athletes in their respective Age Groups. Chris's sub-hour swim gave him the edge to turn in a sensational 9:36:43 roughly 10 minutes ahead of The Big Man! Ocassional visitor Ross Cooney clocked 10:15:15 whilst Dave Mycock was clearly enjoying the adulation in the finish chute and missed out on a sub 11:00:00 by just 3 seconds! Personally I'd say there was a strong contender for Performance of the Year from Richard Cooney only a few weeks after a serious bike crash almost ended more than just his hopes of going to Copenhagen – 12:42:40, awesome! And I may be wrong but I think Mark lofting's 13:23:09 is possibly over three hours quicket than when we raced in Barcelona only a few years ago? Older and quicker Mark – Julie must be pleased?

Always worth reminding you that the East Grinstead 10km is on 25 Sept this year and the organisers are looking for volunteer marshals. If you haven’t marshalled at this event before, then please come along as it's a really brilliant local and friendly race, very popular with about 400 runners, and also all over very quickly!! The race starts at 10am and all over shortly after 11am. If you can come along, please contact Colin at to let him know and he will add you to his list and he will contact you nearer to race day with details.

Saturday 3rd September sees us restart the two swim sessions again with a 6.30am and 7.25am time slot. Core will follow at the slightly revised time of 7.40-8.10am each week.

Its nearly Oktoberfest time and my thanks for the suggestions so far, albeit one at least is medically impossible, anyway, if anyone has any vaguely sensible ideas for our annual off-season fiesta then let me know and we will try to arrange? You'd better email me as I'm not around on Saturday's at the moment. Final training sessions for long distance walks with Jackie B! 45 miles in the Across Wales Walk in a couple of weeks and then 51 miles for the Sussex Stride in mid September! I'm seriously thinking of taking up Sprint Distance Triathlon's for a rest.......

Train safe

Upcoming Events

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
Sat Jan 27th 2018 - 9:00am-10:00am
Saturday Run
Kings Centre
Sun Jan 28th 2018 - 10:00am-12:00am
The Vale Gallop 10k
Walton on the Hill KT20 5BN