Saturday, 22 September 2018

Newsletter 16 February 2018

So tomorrow is the big one! The infamous Winter GP Swim/Run.

This will take place in the 7.30am swim session and involves a 500m swim straight into a 5km run (well, you can put a t-shirt on if you must) down to the Felbridge Hotel and back - don’t worry there’ll be a clear marker so you know where to turn around.

Due to this event the 7.30am coached swimming session won’t begin until all Winter GP competitors are out of the pool, due to lane availability and there will not be a Core Strength and Conditioning session.

So if you don’t intend to take part in the Swim/Run it’s probably best to come to the 6.30am session (and then cheer/hurl abuse at your brave/foolish clubmates). Or even treat the 6.30am swim set as a warm up for the main event?!

In a very bizarre and concerning twist to normal proceeding it’s meant to be sunny tomorrow. Surely that can’t be right?! It always snows on Swim/Run day!

Unfortunately, I’m facing a late fitness test so may not be competing myself but hope to be there to cheer you all on and take some photos.

On a separate note, congratulations to Andy Peel who recently received his "Level 1 British Triathlon Coaching qualification". 

 In case you were wondering a Level 1 coach is:

  • expected to have the skills to manage and deliver sessions on their own, often without guidance from more senior coaches.
  • understand the basics of session plans, and can modify pre-prepared sessions as provided by British Triathlon or more qualified coaches.
  • understand the basic drills and techniques of the sport and have sound basic teaching and coaching skills, so they can provide generically targeted coaching sessions that engage participants.

 In Andy’s words: “Following qualification I was “rewarded” with the early swim shift last Saturday and have a few turbo sessions coming up. 

“I have always been appreciative of the time and skills of the EGTC coaches from whom I’ve learnt a heck of a lot over the past 10 years and looking forward to giving something back.”

So congratulations to Andy and this is probably a good opportunity to thank all the coaches who give up their valuable training time to not only conduct coaching sessions but for the many “behind the scenes” hours they put into creating the sessions. And all for nothing!

So on that note, Train Safe and I hope to see you tomorrow.

David

Upcoming Events

Sat Sep 22nd 2018 - 6:30am-7:30am
Swim (All In) Session 1
King's Centre
Sat Sep 22nd 2018 - 7:30am-8:30am
Swim (All In) Session 2
King's Centre
Sat Sep 22nd 2018 - 7:45am-8:15am
Core Session
Sat Sep 22nd 2018 - 9:00am-10:00am
Saturday Run
Kings Centre
Sat Sep 29th 2018 - 6:30am-7:30am
Swim (All In) Session 1
King's Centre
Sat Sep 29th 2018 - 7:30am-8:30am
Swim (All In) Session 2
King's Centre
Sat Sep 29th 2018 - 7:45am-8:15am
Core Session
Sat Sep 29th 2018 - 9:00am-10:00am
Saturday Run
Kings Centre