Saturday, 20 January 2018

Weekly news 5 January

  • Category: News
  • Published: Friday, 05 January 2018 13:45
  • Written by David Pawsey
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First of all, Happy New Year to you all.

Hope you all had a great Christmas and are now ready to get back into training and smash your triathlon goals.

In what I’m sure will become a regular feature (“That’s not my name!”) I’d like to apologise to Matthew Sargent, who it turns out isn’t actually called Mark.

Matthew was one of the intrepid souls who ventured out on Boxing Day but as you may have now guessed I referred to him as Mark in last week’s newsletter. So apologies once again Matthew!

With the start of the New Year a lot of you will be planning your events for the year.

If you have not yet decided which races to enter, we’d love to point you in the direction of the Triathlon England South East (TESE) Region Club Senior Series.

You can find more information on the British Triathlon Federation website but if you are too lazy, I have saved you the trouble by copying and pasting the following text:

“The Senior Series comprises four team competitions and consists of 6 events from around the South East region, with the best club team score from 3 events counting, except the ‘mob’ competition where all six events count.

“More than ever it is about taking part and representing your local club over a few talented individuals dominating events.

"For Clubs to be represented by their members in the TESE Region Club Senior Series with the following competitions:

A trophy for the club with the best female team
A trophy for the club with the best male team
A trophy for the club with the best mixed team
A trophy for the club who has the best ‘mob’ attendance."

Unfortunately EGTri’s participation in these events has dwindled in recent years but this is something we would love to put right this year.
To clarify, you don’t have to enter every event but it would be great to have as many of us as possible involved in as many events as possible.

As stated above this is more about representing the club than just sending two or three of our best triathletes. So if any of the events take your fancy, then get your entry in and let the committee know.

Saturday 28th April Medway Duathlon 

Sunday 20th May Arundel Lido Sprint Triathlon 

Sunday 10th June Dartford & White Oak Sprint Triathlon 

Saturday 23rd June Leeds Castle Sprint Triathlon (which is in Kent, not Leeds!)

Sunday 5th August Bewl Water Standard Triathlon 

Sunday 2nd September Southwater Relays 

And while you have your diary out, don’t forget about the Vale Gallop 10k on the 28th January (the first event in the Winter GP) and of course, the most important date in the club’s calendar – 13th May – when we need as many of you as possible to muck in and ensure we retain the reputation of putting on one of the best races in the South East.

That’s all for now, apart from reminding you to renew your membership before the renewal discount expires on 31st Jnauary and most importantly, to train safe.

David Pawsey
Club Communications Officer

PS If you have any queries, suggestions or news you would like to share with the club please email

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