Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Club news 9th February 2018

Next Saturday is one of the most exciting dates in the EGTri calendar. The Winter GP event that really separates the wheat from the chaff; the event that guarantees that it will start snowing; the event that sees London Road residents perform Roger Moore Bond era style double takes as they open their curtains to see scantily clad men and women charging up and down the street.

Yes, it’s the infamous 500m swim straight into a 5kish run down to the Felbridge Hotel and back.

Are you excited? I certainly am.

If you are not a member and are reading this on the Facebook page or website you might not know what the Winter GP is. This is a series of (non-mandatory) events running from January to April, which provides a bit of friendly competition among club members but also enables you to judge your progression, year-on-year, since you joined the club.

This week it’s back to a normal swim set and I have noticed this will require t-shirts (obviously don’t wear your best Gucci!), fins and pull buoys. So make sure you have what is required (although club pull buoys and fins are available).

The run session is a hill set on Coombe Lane. These sets are tailored to ALL abilities. If you are new to running or feel as though your fitness has dropped off in recent months please do still come along.

We all go at our own pace and you can either walk or slowly jog on the downhills. The faster runners just get further up the hill on each set and/or do a few more sets, so you don’t need to worry about getting left behind. You will thank me for cajoling you into coming when we hit race season!

In other news, please don’t forget about the 80s fancy dress party at the Yoghurt Rooms on Saturday 24th February that social secretary Jane Roberts is drumming up support for. I’m sure she’ll be more than happy to speak to you about it tomorrow between core/the second swim set and the run session.

And there’ll be an extra incentive to stick around for a chat tomorrow. You may have seen on the club Facebook group that yesterday was my 40th birthday.

I received the most amazing birthday cake from my family. However, I can’t eat it all on my own so will be bringing some for you all to enjoy tomorrow (well, first come, first served).

On that note, see you tomorrow and please train safe!

David

Club Commuications Officer

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