Friday, 24 November 2017
  • Aug 14, 2017

    Weekly News 13 August 2017

    A battling 8th place in the World Open Water Champs for swim legend Val Mclaren - a water temperature of 28 degrees and sun burnt face and shoulders added to the difficulties! Val says that the single 3km lap was made more challenging for her by the first buoy being 1.2km away - slightly further than her eyes could focus! Apparently she’s going to spend the winter working on strength training to make the most of her excellent technique - true champion dedication! I’m sure others of you have… More....
    Big Dave 245
  • Aug 04, 2017

    Weekly News 1 August 2017

    A couple of great performances to report this week; Juhana Kirk has been showing his speed again and sent the following; Just a few lines to say I did the Ashdown Forest Triathlon recently based at Cumnor House School and organised by Hedgehogtri. Course was more or less standard distance: 600m swim, 40k bike and 7.5k run. Somehow I managed to come second in a time of 1:54.30! Very unexpected. The bike course was fast and great fun, although pool and run laps slightly took the shine off, but a… More....
    Big Dave 227
  • Jul 17, 2017

    Weekly News 13 July 2017

    I trust you have all got used to the single Saturday swim session as that continues through the rest of July/August - 7.30am only with no Core to follow but still the chance to go for a run or just drink coffee, your choice?Here’s Fran’s report on the recent EGTC cycle training ride; Last Sunday mornings bike session consisted of some TTing round Bones Lane on a warm Sunday morning that got even warmer as the riders progressed through practicing riding on each other's tails to a full out one… More....
    Big Dave 285
  • Jul 12, 2017

    Weekly News 6 July 2017

    Three main bits of News this week, including a truly epic story from our Far East correspondent “Little” Dave Spence. But first news of another epic race result from the running machine, Juhana Kirk: Apologies for my recent absence at Saturday swimming, I have had a few weeks of excessive food and beer having completed the South Downs Way 100 mile Ultra on June 10th. Pain without bounds more or less start to finish, beastly hot and little shade the whole way, but a great result 24th place out… More....
    Big Dave 281
  • Jun 29, 2017

    Weekly News 29 June 2017

    The main purpose of this weeks News is to remind (or advise) you all that Saturday swimming throughout July and August will be at 7.30am ONLY. So, as this Saturday is the 1st July it starts this week! Clearly with that session running until 8.25am we have also dropped Core for the summer – although I'm sure Jan would be happy to see you at one of the many local classes she runs? Normal service will be resumed on Sat 2nd September. In other news, congrats to Noel Miles who won the Tresco… More....
    Big Dave 283
  • Jun 23, 2017

    Weekly News 12 June 2017

    Racing results coming in thick and fast so apologies if I miss yours and sometimes let people know a little belatedly! Kat Parkin’s 3rd place at Arundel Long tri a few weeks back being a case in point- sorry Kat, great result. More recently, Andy Peel finished top 10 and 1st in his AG at Ardingly Standard and great to see Kev Bashford back racing in the Sprint distance along with Sinead Taylor - well done both. Result of the week however goes to the remarkable Ken Treadwell who won his AG… More....
    Big Dave 302
  • May 17, 2017

    Weekly News 17 May 2017

    I’ll start this week's News with some feedback from competitors at last Sunday’s East Grinstead Triathlon: “I thoroughly enjoyed race on Sunday. Was my second time and will be back again next year. Really well organised thank you.” “I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at East Grinstead tri club for such a well organised event yesterday. I took part in the ladies try a tri and all the organisers and marshals around the course couldn't have been nicer or more supportive. They… More....
    Big Dave 379
  • May 11, 2017

    Weekly News 11 May 2017

    When Head Coach and LPG Martin Darlison says that someone is on his short list of inspirational sporting heroes you know it's worth reporting! And so, huge congratulations to Val Mclaren who’s just back from the World Masters Games in New Zealand with a silver medal gained in the 2500m Ocean Swim 70-75 age group! Val’s understated report of two cyclones and the wettest April on record concludes with news that her goggles got knocked off in the race when she struck, or was struck by, a very… More....
    Big Dave 342
  • May 05, 2017

    Weekly News 5 May 2017

    Last weeks News missed the vitally important information that Sally Curtis was the winner of the CSP at the WGP Sprint Triathlon - well done Sally and hopefully the prize will encourage you to actually do some training prior to the Chantilly Middle Distance Race in September? And talking of racing, some results that have been brought to my attention recently include; Kat Parkin taking 3rd place lady at Steyning Standard Tri on her new bike whilst Roger Taylor seemed happy with his 13th overall.… More....
    Big Dave 340
  • Apr 27, 2017

    Weekly News 27 April 2017

    First a reminder to the Thursday Night Swim team that we have secured a third lane from Thu 27th April and this should help to ease congestion at what has become a very popular session? The running machine that is Juhana Kirk continues to astound with a 7 minute PB at the London Marathon 2:51:31! He claims the wheels came off a bit at the end but not as much as the famous “assisted over the line runner” who was being carried over as he finished! Great racing also at the final 2017WGP event -… More....
    Big Dave 342
  • Apr 21, 2017

    Weekly News 21 April 2017

    Not unusually I start with an apology or two! Firstly, Juhana Kirk sent me the news that he finished 15th overall in the South Downs Way 50 mile ultra race earlier in April. A PB by 8 seconds on his previous attempt at the event and a frankly staggering time of 7:42:28 – how is that even possible for 50 miles? Similarly I should have mentioned Karen Mycock's 4:16:43 at Brighton Marathon – brilliant run Karen. Martin has asked me to remind you all that OWS starts again at Weirwood Reservoir on… More....
    Big Dave 373
  • Apr 14, 2017

    Weekly News 14 April 2017

    Beautiful conditions for the WGP Hill TT and my thanks to all those who came out to ride and also to Michael Diebel for his assistance with the timing and ultra fast calculation of the results! Clear winner was Roger Taylor with Rich Traynor second and a fantastic ride from Matt Sargent in third making him the worthy winner of the CSP – toe clips and flat shoes are no barrier when you have a great set of bike/run legs! We finish the WGP with the Sprint Triathlon on Saturday 22nd April. The race… More....
    Big Dave 365
  • Apr 12, 2017

    Weekly News 5 April 2017

    First, good news for all you Thursday night swimmers! We have secured a third lane from Thu 27th April and this should help to ease congestion at what has become a very popular session? The penultimate event in this year’s exciting Winter GP takes place on Sunday 9th April - the Hill Climb TT. We meet at Kings around 8.15am ready to depart at 8.30am. It’s a 25 mile ride at a social pace, except for the three timed sections up some local inclines! Generally takes 2-2.5 hours for us all to get… More....
    Mike Cowell 332
  • Mar 31, 2017

    Weekly News 30 March 2017

    Just the right number at last weeks WGP 20k TT at Bones Lane – always good when you have people on different laps as it gives me something to do and made me appreciate more the assistance of the excellent Tim Coogan! In particular as he kept his stopwatch running to capture the last rider when I'd already stopped mine! Some close times with Martin and Fran tied, although Fran's unscheduled miss of the first turn to avoid a possible T-bone accident could have seen her chick him! Anyway, she… More....
    Big Dave 357
  • Mar 21, 2017

    Weekly News 18 March 2017

    Postponing the WGP Duathlon by a week seem to do the trick as the weather last Sat/Sun was just about right for a quick thrash of the run/bike/run variety. Saturday morning saw Rich Smith establish an early lead flying around the first run leg with Dave Mycock pulling away from Rob Bream in second. Come the end of the bike leg and Dave was back asking how far ahead Richard was? He's not back yet came the response from myself and the watching Mr Cooney! Turned out he'd got lost, twice, on the… More....
    Big Dave 392
  • Mar 08, 2017

    Weekly News 8 March 2017

    So the weather was rubbish on Sunday morning and for the first time in recent history we scrubbed a WGP event on safety grounds. My thanks to the 8 of you who turned up and helped me make the difficult but, at the time, justified decision. Of course the lure of sitting in Bluebells watching the rain drinking coffee was a side issue! Two hours later the rain abated and I had a pleasant if muddy 25km walk around Weirwood with Mad Jack! More on a possible rescheduled date for the Duathlon later.… More....
    Big Dave 389
  • Feb 27, 2017

    Weekly News 26 February 2017

    We start this week with a belated apology! My bad (as I believe it is said) as I failed to spot the differences in the Gary's who took part in the WGP Swim TT! It was of course Mr Sims who recorded an excellent 21:10 and not Mr Vickers of the same forename! This then required Mr Chairman to re-look at the CSP for the event which now goes to Zoe Dumsday for excellent pace control which saw her steadily improve her time over each 200m time slot – congratulations and my apologies again to the… More....
    Big Dave 383
  • Feb 02, 2017

    Weekly News 2 February 2017

    A hugely sucessful weekend for EGTC club members! We have a Cold Water Swimming Championships Winner in Tim Coogan plus honourable mentions for Pete Holley, Cate Warner and Tom Lees – hats off (and warm clothes on) to each of them for braving the 1.5c waters at Tooting Bec Lido on Saturday! Maybe next year we can have a team outing to cheer them on or maybe just sit in the hot tub and watch? On Sunday there was further glory for Team EGTC at the Vale Gallop – the first event in the Winter Grand… More....
    Big Dave 508
  • Jan 27, 2017

    Weekly News 25 January 2017

    And so the quest to become Winter Grand Prix Champion 2017 begins this Sunday with our first event, the Vale Gallop off-road 10k run! Looking forward to seeing lots of you there although sadly my ongoing (never ending?) chest infection means I won’t be participating myself. I will of course be providing vocal encouragement to those of you who are running, so if you hear something that sounds remarkably like a beached Zalophus californianus that will be me! The following Saturday (4th February)… More....
    Big Dave 723
  • Jan 06, 2017

    Weekly News 6 January 2017

    An excellent January training plan delivered just before Xmas by Head Coach Martin along with advice that I took to heart - namely staying away whilst still contagious with the chest infection I've had since mid November! Finally looks like the antibiotics have had their effect so whilst I might not swim on Saturday I'll drop by to wish you all the best for 2017 - so something to look forward too? Saturdays run will be uncoached as they will all be at a get together to discuss new ways to… More....
    Big Dave 625
  • Dec 20, 2016

    Weekly News 20 December 2016

    Mea Culpa boys and girls, Mea Culpa! Back in August when I pre-booked all the facilities at Kings I failed to put the 24 Dec date on the list and so, as you would, the pool is available to the public from 7.30am! If you want to swim therefore you'll need to pay the appropriate fee at Reception and join any other swimmers in the two lanes available for such purposes. There will be no other club activities that morning. Sincere apologies for my incontinence! There will definitely be a 7.30am swim… More....
    Big Dave 578
  • Dec 18, 2016

    Weekly News 14 December 2016

    So, the Club Xmas Party! Great to see so many of you and how well you all scrub up! Being fully clothed definitely suits some of us? Sincere thanks to Stuart for putting his hand in his own pocket for the drinks and to everyone else who came along or helped out – if anyone has ideas on something or somewhere in 2017 then let us know? Next up its the Kings pool closure – work starts on Thu 15 Dec and should be completed by Thu 22nd – so that means NO club sessions on Thu 15, Sat 18 and Tue 20th.… More....
    Big Dave 513
  • Dec 07, 2016

    Weekly News 6 December 2016

    So we start this week with the Club Xmas Party – Sat 10 Dec at Ravenswood! If you're not there then you are missing out and if you are then don't forget, what happens at Xmas is not for life – or something like that? Then its the Kings pool closure – work starts on Thu 15 Dec and should be completed by Thu 22nd – so that means NO club sessions on Thu 15, Sat 18 and Tue 20th. We will however, all being well have a Xmas Eve swim on Sat 24 Dec – and as we have coaches prepared to come along then… More....
    Big Dave 516
  • Nov 08, 2016

    News Extra - Christmas!

    Finally, it’s CHRISTMAS………After much Ho, Ho, Ho and Jingling of Bells it’s time to announce the EGTC Christmas Party 2016 detailsSaturday 10th December at The Ravenswood for the almost unbelievably good value price of £25.00 per head - a bumper Xmas bonus discount courtesy of our club finance elves!Don’t delay as numbers are limited to ensure that you all get the chance to dance with Stuart!Full details on menus and payment options are HERE.So, choose your food, pay your money, pick out your… More....
    Big Dave 727
  • Nov 08, 2016

    Weekly News 8 November 2016

    Some important messages for you this week - well that’ll make a change from the usual drivel? The Club AGM and Prize Giving takes place on Saturday 19th November at 9.00am in the Pavilion at King’s. We try to get through the committee reporting bit as quickly as we can so that we can move onto the exciting bits - free bacon rolls and the awarding of trophies to some very deserving members for their performances in 2016! Please come along and support as I really don’t want to listen to the… More....
    Big Dave 632
  • Nov 07, 2016

    Weekly News 3 November 2016

    So, Oktoberfest is over and thanks to all of you for your support for the various events including last Saturday's excellent cake eating competition! Thanks also to those who assisted at the EG Aquathon brilliantly led by Pete and Karen the following day in remarkably pleasant weather conditions. Now its November and the serious Base training needs to commence! Martin has provided a great guide to the month's activities and with turbo sessions back on Wednesday and running on Saturday, there… More....
    Big Dave 533
  • Oct 20, 2016

    Weekly News 20 October 2016

    So, October is racing away and I trust you are all enjoying the various Oktoberfest sessions – both in the pool and beyond? My thanks to Simon for running last week's Bike Handling session and this week you get the chance to bounce around on a bed! Our own Trampoline Coach, Tracy Caudle, will be on hand to ensure safety and pass on a few tips as well as explain the vital difference between a barani and a biryani! Be in the Main Hall @ Kings for 8.15am prepared to work hard and laugh harder! The… More....
    Big Dave 560
  • Oct 05, 2016

    Weekly News 5 October 2016

    So, Oktoberfest is here and I for one thoroughly enjoyed last week’s Swim Smooth session - thanks Tom for the explanations and your patience with those in the lane who are a bit slow on the uptake! This slowness was further illustrated later that morning in my trudging around the 5km Park Run at Tilgate in Crawley! A considerable period of time elapsed between Andrew Drake’s 19:07 for first EGTC member home (10th overall) and my own 27:35 and last EGTC member back! If I’m going to get back into… More....
    Big Dave 611
  • Oct 05, 2016

    Weekly News 29 September 2016

    Congratulations to all of you who raced at Hever last weekend – lots of you over various distances and I'd be sure to miss someone if I tried to name check you all so please accept a collective well done! Cate Woolner and Pete Holley took part in the British Open Water Championships in the Serpentine- Cate taking 5th place in her AG for the 3.3km distance and heading Pete by around a minute on timing! Meantime Derek Blackall was finishing 3rd in his AG at the inaugural Barns Green 10k. I don't… More....
    Big Dave 549
  • New logo mobile.
    Sep 25, 2016

    In-Gear Bikefitting

    Lower Square Forest Row RH18 5HD 01342 823829 Please...Support your local store !!! Bikefitting We now have our new basement bikefitting studio up and running If you have previously bought a bike from us there is a good chance you will have had a basic fit/sizing Our Specialized BG Fit studio takes bikefitting to the next level and is especially recommended for anyone that has issues with their existing set up. Although Pete has been bikefitting for 17 years.Matt is now our full time… More....
    Webmaster 793
  • Sep 24, 2016

    Weekly News 22 September 2016

    This week its mostly Oktoberfest details to tell you about; Sat 24 Sep 9.00-10.00am Pavilion – Swim Smooth explained! Tom and Martin provide the info Sat 1 Oct 9.00am – Park Run @ Tilgate if you are not registered go to and do so and then bring the barcode with you so you can register a time. This will be my firs run since February so I don't anticipate getting far up the EGTC records – check them out on Park Run website! Sat 8 Oct 8.00-8.45am Dance Studio –… More....
    Big Dave 540
  • Sep 18, 2016

    Weekly News 18 September 2016

    First up this week congratulations to Juhana Kirk on his 11:02:21 at Ironman Weymouth last weekend – a hot but great day apparently, although maybe spend a little less time milking the applause in the finish chute and a sub-11 should be easy next time...... A final reminder 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… More....
    Big Dave 490
  • Sep 13, 2016

    Weekly News 10 September 2016

    This afternoon's drizzly rain forces me inside to write this weeks News – albeit the dampness is as nothing compared to the deluge that Jackie and I walked through last weekend at the Across Wales Walk! 45 miles, 16 hours and barely a dry moment! Although it wasn't actually raining at the top of Plynlimon, just 45+mph winds and visibility of around 15 meters! Thoroughly enjoyable and the perfect warm up for the Sussex Stride in two weeks time – should be a piece of cake........ Some recent… More....
    Big Dave 570
  • Sep 01, 2016

    Weekly News 1 September 2016

    Like buses here comes a third News in as many weeks...... Congratulations to Steve Osborne on his excellent 12:45:58 at Ironman Sweden – was it really only a few months ago that he was worrying about getting around the EG Tri Sprint course? Equally congrats to Val Mclaren who has passed her ASA Level 1 Coaching course – hugely useful set of skills to add to the EGTC Coaching team For Oktoberfest Jackie Barker is offering a possible trip to Merstham Caves near Redhill in the company of some… More....
    Big Dave 579
  • Aug 26, 2016

    Weekly News Again! 25 August 2016

    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… More....
    Big Dave 682
  • Aug 16, 2016

    Sporadic News 16 August 2016

    So long since the last News that I’m not sure if it even counts as being sporadic? Just hope none of you have been holding your breath in anticipation - particularly as the content hasn’t improved! Thankfully Martin has supplied the following; 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… More....
    Big Dave 627
  • Jul 02, 2016

    Weir Wood Open Water Swimming - Coached Session

    We are arranging a coached session for intermediate and advanced swimmers at 7:00pm on Monday 11 July to develop a variety of OWS race skills and techniques to improve effectiveness in open water. The session is tailored for experienced swimmers including anyone who has attended one of our beginner sessions. We will cover skills such as; sighting, stroke technique, swimming in a group and effective drafting. The session will take place during our usual Monday club session at Weir Wood, so pay… More....
    Martin Darlison 779
  • Jun 08, 2016

    Random News 1

    I’m going to get the title changed from “Weekly News” to “Random News” as clearly I’ve lost the ability/time/willingness to do this regularly - bit like training really? So let's start with some belated but nonetheless thoroughly deserved congratulations? Val McLaren continued to excel at the European Masters Swim Championships by following up her PB in the 200m freestyle with a smashing of her PB in the 400m event. If only the organisers had been as good then maybe her family wouldn’t have… More....
    Big Dave 941
  • May 27, 2016

    Weekly News 27 May 2016

    Finally found a minute or two to whip through the latest News - apologies for the delay to those of you for whom this is a highlight of your week, you really should get out more often?Because it’s late I missed telling you about Val McLaren competing in the European Masters Swim Championships in London this week! She’s already competed in the 200m freestyle on Thursday and has the 400m to do on Saturday - simply awesome and an example to all of us? Also this weekend, Kat Parkin and Annie… More....
    Big Dave 933
  • May 15, 2016

    Ashdown 5km Fun Run

    Mike Cowell 1047
  • May 12, 2016

    Post Race Information

    I’d just like to echo the big fellas comments with my own thanks for your efforts last weekend, and also pass on the thanks I have received from competitors and British Triathlon officials who were on site on Sunday.“Hi I'd just like to say thank you to all the organisers, Marshals and volunteers, they were full of enthusiasm, and encouragement all around the course.I'll definitely be doing this tri again, and will recommend it to whoever I can” “Thank you very much for a great race. Everyone… More....
    Chairman Merry 968
  • May 12, 2016

    Weekly News 12 May 2016

    A very big thankyou to everyone who helped out at the EG Triathlon this year - whether that was on Saturday, Sunday or both and regardless of the amount of time you were able to give! Feedback from competitors has been universally positive with many praising the support they received at all stages of the race from the friendly and encouraging marshals - that’s you lot! The glorious weather was clearly a bonus and most welcome after some very chilly previous years? The speed and efficiency with… More....
    Big Dave 924
  • May 09, 2016

    East Grinstead Triathlon 2016

    East Grinstead Triathlon 2016 This year’s East Grinstead Triathlon provided beautiful sunshine if not challenging racing conditions in the scorching heat. Overall honours were taken in the main sprint race by Sam Begg, of 7oaks Tri Club, in a highly impressive time of 1 hr 6 mins and 32 seconds. Taking second place overall, and first place in the V40 age group, was Paul Savage who once again made the long journey down from Manchester Triathlon Club.First female across the line in the sprint… More....
    Race Admin 1039
  • May 04, 2016

    Weekly News 4 May 2016

    Many thanks to those of you who came along to ride/run with the Race participants at the Race Recce last Saturday morning. As always we’ve had some great feedback about how much the event is appreciated and the time, patience and good humour you all show in helping those novices who are nervous about taking part in their first triathlon - we’ve all been there! Tim and Karen did a number of laps of the run course and Nick got some video footage of car drivers who, sadly, seem to have no thought… More....
    Big Dave 705
  • Apr 28, 2016

    Weekly News 28 April 2016

    First thing this week is to remind you that this Saturday (30 April) is Race Recce morning so bring your bike and running shoes along and be ready at 9.00am to take a small group of next week's EG Tri entrants around either the full Sprint or the Try-a-Tri courses. This is generally a well attended event and is very well received by the Race entrants who are always hugely complimentary about those who guide and advise them on the morning. And if you need a further incentive then help out and… More....
    Big Dave 894
  • Apr 24, 2016

    Weir Wood Open Water Swim Sessions

    Just a reminder that our club open water swim sessions start at Weir Wood tomorrow evening. Weir Wood swimming is under new management, lots of improvements and an exclusive EGTC only session on Mondays. Here are the key details… Day: Mondays 6:30-7:30pmDates: Start 25 Apr to early Oct 2016Place: Weir Wood Reservoir, Priory Road, Forest Row, RH18 5HTCost: £10 annual Weir Wood membership fee plus £6 per session or £10 membership fee and £99 for the whole season (cheques payable to “Aldo… More....
    Martin Darlison 908
  • Apr 20, 2016

    Weekly News 20 April 2016

    Weather looks like it will be ok for the big WGP showdown on Saturday with the Sprint Tri event deciding the final outcome in several of the age categories? To take part you’ll need to be setting up your bike etc from 6.15am and be ready in the pool for a mass start at 7.00am LATEST! Those who just want to swim can come along for the 7.25am session - but how about arriving slightly earlier and helping to count lengths? You will also need t-shirts etc as it’s a Force set this week. Once out of… More....
    Big Dave 780
  • Apr 16, 2016

    Weekly News 14 April 2016

    The thank you's come thick and fast at this time of year and this week is no exception – although there is also an apology for the rather tardy issuing of this weeks News (sorry Val!) - with a big thank you to those who took part in the WGP Hill TT last Sunday and to Rich, Martin, Fran and Steve for helping out at the additional novice Race Prep event this morning. Gloriously sunny morning for the Hill TT and with a field of 15 a great turnout including some first timers. Roger agreed to help… More....
    Big Dave 775
  • Apr 16, 2016

    Weir Wood Open Water Swimming

    Day: Mondays 6:30-7:30pm (EGTC Members only session) Dates: Start 25 Apr to early Oct 2016 (closed between 8-23 Aug) Place: Weir Wood Reservoir, Priory Road, Forest Row, RH18 5HT Cost: £10 annual Weir Wood membership fee plus £6 per session or £10 membership fee and £99 for the whole season Facilities: Hot showers and heated changing rooms, ladies and gents toilets, snacks and drinks, support boat and first aid Weir Wood swimming is under new management now with lots of improvements and they… More....
    Martin Darlison 1112
  • Apr 06, 2016

    Weekly News 6 April 2016

    Big Big Thank You to start this week to Dave and Karen for organising a brilliant WGP TT at the weekend - even if Mr Chairman claimed to be nominally in charge! I did think of you all as I enjoyed an espresso or two in Florence watching the Half Marathon runners go by from near our apartment before taking a leisurely stroll around the Pitti Palace and the very lovely Boboli Gardens! Tough assignment but someone had to do it! Anyway, congratulations to winners Adam Grange and Fran Davis who will… More....
    Big Dave 888
  • Apr 01, 2016

    Brick Sessions

    Just in time for the start of season, we are arranging a series of Turbo Brick sessions on Wednesday evenings during April. The aim is to practice Bike to Run transitions, overcome the jelly legs and get into the right shape for those early season races. Sessions will be from 19:30-20:30 in the Pump House at the Kings Centre and cost £3 per session and start on Wednesday 6th April. You will need a Turbo, Bike, running shoes, drink and enthusiasm! Sessions will be coached by a team of experts to… More....
    Martin Darlison 856
  • Mar 26, 2016

    Weekly News 25 March 2016

    A wet Bank Holiday weekend! Do I get the bike grimey or write the News? So, better start with a belated thank you to the incomparable Dave Pawsey for helping to haul my sorry backside around the Burgess Hill Sportive a couple of weeks ago! Despite my lagging behind up the many hills he managed to get us to a podium finish – at least I'm going to claim a Bronze time as such! Meanwhile Steve Ingham was denied Gold by the insistance of the Cowman on stopping for croissants in Forest Row! Putting… More....
    Big Dave 880
  • Mar 20, 2016

    Summer Open Water Swim Sessions

    Summer Open Water Swim Sessions Day: Mondays 6:30pm - 7:30pm Dates: Start 25 Apr to end Oct 2016 (shut between 8-31 Aug) Place: Weir Wood Reservoir, Priory Road, Forest Row, RH18 5HT Cost: £10 annual Weir Wood joining fee plus £6 per session Facilities: Changing rooms, toilets, showers, café, support boat & first aid This is an exclusive EG Tri Club members only sessions on Mondays during the summer season and a fantastic opportunity to acclimatise for OWS races, get used to an open water… More....
    Martin Darlison 821
  • Mar 11, 2016

    Weekly News 10 March 2016

    Nine very hardy (foolhardy?) members took on the WGP Duathlon event last Sunday morning in temperatures hovering just above zero! Heros everyone of them! It was actually the run route that proved to be slippery with just the usual appaling road surface through Ashurst Wood to contend with! Honours went to Rich Traynor in the mens, just holding off the fast finishing Rob Bream – which made his dash back to get his forgotten bike shoes worthwhile! Kat Parkin took the ladies prize – actually… More....
    Big Dave 866
  • Mar 01, 2016

    Weekly News 1 March 2016

    Couple of recent local half marathons to report on as some members took part whilst others actually raced! As both Tunbridge Wells and Brighton have rather large fields you'll excuse me if I haven't found your results – maybe if you let me know in advance and/or add the club name to your entry it would help? Anyaway, congratulations once again to Jane Roberts for dragging dear old Keith around at TWells in 2:04:32 – just think how much faster you might be without his encumbrance? Of course the… More....
    Big Dave 872
  • Feb 26, 2016

    Weekly News 25 February 2016

    Quick news this week as I have far more important things to do than sit here thinking of things to tell you lot! Thanks to all of you who took part in the WGP Swim/Run last Saturday and especially to those who helped with counting lengths and to Mr Chairman for his excellent bollarding! Well done to Emily who overturned a minute deficit on the swim too Tim Coogan to cruise to the overall victory. Congratulations also to the brilliant Tom Lees who managed to hold off the very fast run of Andrew… More....
    Big Dave 1011
  • Feb 16, 2016

    Weekly News 16 February 2016

    A rather sombre note to start this weeks News with the following from Head Coach Martin Darlison; Some very sad news reached me that Jane Boulton died recently following a battle with cancer. Jane was a EG Tri member back in the 90s and some of you will remember Jane very fondly. Jane was a very giving person and would do anything for anyone, she was our first run coach! Jane was a very talented athlete too, not only winning Triathlons all over the place, but qualifying for the London Marathon… More....
    Big Dave 898
  • Feb 10, 2016

    Weekly News 9 February 2016

    My thanks to everyone who took part in the WGP 2016 Swim TT last Saturday and particularly to those who helped with counting and timing – couldn't do it without your support! Mr Chairman wanted in particular to congratulate those for whom the distance was a first or at least not a regular part of their training regime! Of course there have to be winners and the wine goes to Tim Coogan and Emily Miles – no surprises there! I would like to personally congratulate John Gallagher for winning the… More....
    Big Dave 1003
  • Jan 28, 2016

    Weekly News 28 January 2016

    Great to see so many of you at the first event in the 2016 WGP! Twenty one runners plus associated family members both running and generally supporting – thanks to all of you. Some exceptionally good cakes and buns at the finish and feel free to continue this tradition throughout the rest of the Series! Top honours (and the regular bottles of wine) go to Richard Smith and Sally Curtis as first EGTC finishers. Rich was second overall, holding off Andrew Drake who took third. Both would, I'm… More....
    Big Dave 924
  • Jan 14, 2016

    Weekly News 14 January 2016

    OK so the idea of preparing a list from which to write the weekly News lasted all of one week! So here we go freebasing again (obviously not in the pharmaceutical sense!) and I'll apologise up front if I forget something? My thanks to the Magnificent Seven who came out to ride last Sunday – and waited patiently for me at the top of Chuck Hatch! The weirdest part of the trip was the flood at the top of the zigzags at Saint Hill which Simon Neave showed how to ride through without getting his… More....
    Big Dave 953
  • Jan 08, 2016

    Weekly News 8 January 2015

    Plenty to remind you of this week – mostly because I've made a proper list to follow when writing this! Could this be the first of my many New Year resolutions that I'm actually going to follow at least once? The one about regular, planned training is already in tatters which of course means the “lose the Xmas belly” won't happen on its own! Anyway, sit up and pay attention and here we go...... Club memberships are now due and don't be surprised if Cathy and/or Michael start asking for… More....
    Big Dave 971
  • Jan 01, 2016

    Weekly News 1 January 2015

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers! I trust Santa brought you all the lycra, weird training aids or bike components that you wished for? Of course the New Year is the perfect time to make loads of training resolutions as well as renewing your club membership which will enable you to come along and meet like-minded delusional individuals! Personally I'm using the excuse that the date for my supposed A race in 2016 hasn't yet been set as the reason for a short hiatus in my commencing training! Am… More....
    Big Dave 999
  • Dec 20, 2015

    Winger GP 2016 Update

    Due to a clash with the EG Aquathlon, the 20km Bike TT has been moved from 20 Mar 2016 to 3 Apr 2016. The full Winter Grand Prix events to put in your diary are …… Run 10k - Sun 24 Jan 1000 - The Vale Gallop 1000m Swim TT - Sat 6 Feb 0630 / 0730 - Kings Centre, East Grinstead Swim/Run - Sat 20 Feb 0740 - Kings Centre, East Grinstead Sprint Duathlon - Sun 6 Mar 0830 - Kings Centre, East Grinstead 20km Bike TT - Sun 3 Apr 0900 - Bones Lane Hill Climb TT - Sun 10 Apr 0830 - Kings Centre, East… More....
    Big Dave 1051
  • Dec 17, 2015

    Weekly News 15 December 2015

    First thing this week is for me to take advantage of the News to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and successful 2016 – saved me a fortune on Xmas cards! Belated thanks for attending the club AGM and can I remind anyone who volunteered at the time, or who's subsequently offered, to get in touch with me regarding the possible formation of a youth section. Currently the plan is to meet at some point in early/mid January and see how we can move forward. I know some of you have probably… More....
    Big Dave 1013
  • Nov 23, 2015

    Winter GP 2016

    These are the Winter Grand Prix events to put in your diary…… Run 10k - Sun 24 Jan 1000 - The Vale Gallop 1000m Swim TT - Sat 6 Feb 0630 / 0730 - Kings Centre, East Grinstead Swim/Run - Sat 20 Feb 0740 - Kings Centre, East Grinstead Sprint Duathlon - Sun 6 Mar 0830 - Kings Centre, East Grinstead 20km Bike TT - Sun 20 Mar 0900 - Bones Lane Hill Climb TT - Sun 10 Apr 0830 - Kings Centre, East Grinstead EGTC Club Sprint Tri - Sat 23 Apr 0700 - Kings Centre, East Grinstead Full details are on the… More....
    Big Dave 1238
  • Nov 23, 2015

    Weekly News 23 November 2015

    Time flying by and its not even Christmas yet! Although it is the time of year when a number of EGTC things are happening – so here they are! Saturday 28th November is the Club AGM and Prize Giving Event. This starts in the Pavilion at 9.00am and along with the riveting reports from your incumbent Committee, you get the chance to vote some new blood into the running of the club or, as is more likely the case, block vote through the sitting tenants on the basis that no one else can be bothered?… More....
    Big Dave 947
  • Nov 05, 2015

    Weekly News 5 November 2015

    Start this week with some thank you messages! Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to run an Oktoberfest session last month – Martin and Emily, Alex, Darren, Andy, Steve and Nick plus last weeks Captains Liz and Mike! Thank you also to all of you for supporting the events and I trust you all gained some useful knowledge and insight that will help you in your 2016 training and racing? Of course I’m not entirely sure what we all learnt from last weeks Rounders Rematch – other than some of… More....
    Big Dave 1124
  • Oct 30, 2015

    Weekly News 30 October 2015

    Short but perfectly formed News this week – sounds familiar? Martin asks if you have a wetronome to please bring it to this Saturday's swim. This will be the last Oktoberfest Swim Smooth session and it will be Bambino's and Overgliders up first at 6.25am with Arnies, Kicktastics, Swingers and Smoothies to follow at 7.30am. As always, Kim will be around for Core at 7.45am. Looks like the going will be soft to muddy for the Rounders Rematch on the field at 9.00am on Saturday? Saturday is… More....
    Big Dave 1001
  • Oct 29, 2015

    31st East Grinstead Triathlon – 8th May 2016

    **Entries Open 1st November 2015 at 9am** I am pleased to announce that entries for the 31st edition of the East Grinstead triathlon will open at 9am on Sunday 1st November. The race website can be accessed HERE Once again, in addition to the Classic Sprint Race and the Ladies Try-a-Tri we are also running a Youth / Junior race open to 15 - 19 year olds which will have a 250m swim, 15km Bike and 2.5km bike (the same course as the Try-a-Tri). We are hoping that this part of the race will help… More....
    Mike Cowell 1177
  • Oct 22, 2015

    Weekly News 22 October 2015

    Once again this week we start with the Club Xmas Party! Principally this is because I'd not realised that you only have two weeks left to place your order for a place(s) and pick your menu – so get on the website and come along to the best night out of the year and with the club members discount it's not going to cost you a fortune either! Unless of course you're going to succumb to the toffee vodka room....... Back in the real world, congratulations to Derek whose 9.6km climb of the Sa Colbra… More....
    Big Dave 986
  • Oct 14, 2015

    Weekly News 14 October 2015

    I have to start this week with the Xmas Party which is on Saturday 5th December - Stuart told me too! You can pay and choose your menu options through the club website. Thanks to Alex Langridge for a great Tri Yoga session last week as part of Oktoberfest! I certainly got something out of it and we will have to see if we can persuade her to run something on a regular basis? This Saturday morning we have a Nutrition for Triathletes session from Andy Peel, which Martin has had a sneak preview of… More....
    Big Dave 1042
  • Oct 08, 2015

    Weekly News 8 October 2015

    This weeks Saturday swim features the Arnies, Kicktastics, Swingers and Smoothies in the 6.30am session with Bambinos and Overgliders to follow at 7.30am. Those who came to last weeks very informative Oktoberfest session with Martin and Emily will undoubtedly be itching to put into practice all the hints and tips they received and don’t forget your YTWL! Following Core (or instead if you are in the later swim session) at 9.00am in the Pavilion there is an opportunity to Tri Yoga with our own… More....
    Big Dave 1081
  • Sep 30, 2015

    Weekly News 30 September 2015

    Congratulations to those who took part in, and thanks to those who helped at, the recent EG10k. A gloriously sunny morning which is, I feel, always the best kind for shouting encouraging words at those who have misjudged the temperature and are sweating their way around the course with way too much clothing on! I was positioned at the 8km mark and can report that by then Andrew Drake had given up on catching the three very fast guys ahead of him and just wanted to know if the 5th place runner… More....
    Big Dave 1174
  • Sep 23, 2015

    Weekly News 23 September 2015

    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… More....
    Big Dave 1039
  • Sep 17, 2015

    Weekly News 17 September 2015

    So in this weeks other News – after all Martin has already stolen the title for his missive on Swim Smooth sessions – first a belated report from Darren Howe on his Dart 10km swim! Awesome event, great pre "event" briefing along the lines of word for word, "its not a race, so its not a race, and what is it not... a race... so no dishing out beatings to other swimmers at the start, be nice and enjoy the swim". I'd like to hear that at a few more triathlons. After a chilly, 14 degrees trip down… More....
    Big Dave 1076
  • Sep 17, 2015

    October Swim Smooth

    If you haven’t been in the club for long; it’s worth noting that we cease hard training at the end of September and go ‘back to basics’ with a strong focus on correct technique at club sessions. It is crucial for us all to have a period of recovery following the end of season and low intensity ‘Aerobic’ and ‘Technique’ sessions continue during the autumn, then intensity increases during the winter and harder efforts are introduced during springtime to be ready for the start of the next racing… More....
    Martin Darlison 1111
  • Sep 01, 2015

    Weekly News 1 September 2015

    First a reminder that Core starts again this Saturday – so Kim will be delighted to see you all in the Dance studio at 7.45am for 30 minutes of gentle and painless exercises! Please note that some of that statement may not be true! What is true is that Pete Holley covered 299km on his trike to win the KCA 12 hour TT 3 wheel category – I kid you not! Awesome performance and really not that surprising, after all it is Pete we are talking about? Next up a race report from one of the club's new… More....
    Big Dave 1068
  • Aug 27, 2015

    Weekly News 27 August 2015

    Big hand this week to Andrew Drake who completed his first Ironman race – IM Copenhagen – in an excellent 11:05:15, well done and he’s looking forward now to getting fat over the winter apparently? Martin has cancelled the Transition Skills session programmed for this Saturday morning and we’ll revisit that at some point next Season. And talking of next Season, Simon Powell reports that he’s planning some Duathlon’s for early next year to give his training this winter some purpose – as if… More....
    Big Dave 1128
  • Aug 24, 2015

    Lingfield Running Club Dry Hill 10 and Dry Hill 5 - 6th September 2015

    The DH10 is a 10 mile multi terrain race which is organised annually by Lingfield Running Club. It has been a popular feature of the running calendar for many years and it attracts up to 200 mixed ability runners each year. The DH5 is a 5 mile multi terrain race that was introduced 2012 and is growing in popularity each year and typically attracts runners of all abilities from the “fun” runner to the “seasoned” runner. The DH10 & DH5 races always take place on the first Sunday in September and… More....
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  • Aug 19, 2015

    Weekly News 19 August 2015

    Dave has left me to summarise the week events and very grateful to those who have passed me snippets of news so that I didn’t have to make it all up! As it happens, some big news this week… First, I’m sorry to hear that two of our members are heading to pastures new with their respective families; Nigel Gibson is off to Suffolk (it’s a bit flat there…) and Seb Archer-Cox is moving to Kuwait (it’s a bit hot there…). We wish you both a big EGTC farewell, the very best of luck in your new… More....
    Martin Darlison 1183
  • Aug 13, 2015

    Weekly News 13 August 2015

    Race honours this week to Annie Sedgwick (Sprint) and Joan Wingfield (Standard) who won their respective Age Groups at the recent Bewl Triathlon. Also there and just missing out on an AG podium place in 4th, was Richard Smith with Neil Clark completing the EG Purple force! In the slightly (?) more refined environs of Henley, Helen Fairs donned the neoprene to complete the standard distance event in a very creditable time. I’ll also congratulate any of you who where at the London Tri over the… More....
    Big Dave 1132
  • Aug 06, 2015

    Weekly News 6 August 2015

    First up a reminder of a couple of sessions that Martin is running later this month; an OWS Race Skills at Weirwood on Thu 20th and a Transition Training one at Kings on Sat 29th August – both an extremely useful way of reducing your race times without having to do a lot more of the hot and sweaty stuff! Clearly not in need of that, at least this year, is Kat Parkin whose result at Worthing gave her European Championship qualification to go alongside the, already achieved, World’s for 2016!… More....
    Big Dave 1131
  • Jul 28, 2015

    Weekly News 28 July 2015

    I suppose the very first thing I should do is 'thank' Big Dave very much for providing me with the opportunity to draft the Weekly News in his absence! As if I haven't suffered enough recently in terms of injury, I then have Dave rub salt in the wounds on a weekly basis. I think Simon and I have inadvertently given Dave more material in a collective timespan of 10 seconds that he would normally get from us in a year. Is it payback time? No, I'm too 'big' for that! So, I'm sure normal service… More....
    'Big' Martin Darlison 1127
  • Jul 24, 2015

    Weekly News 23 July 2015

    First up this week an apology to Kim who, because I can't read a simple email, sat lonely and bereft in the studio last Saturday morning with no one to inflict pain upon! But never fear, she has promised double agony for anyone who wants to go along at 7.45am this week – I'm not really selling that am I? Be there or be in the pool or indeed somewhere else? No results this week (that I've been told about) other than the positive PED test that followed Stuart's excellent 50th Birthday Party… More....
    Big Dave 1067
  • Jul 17, 2015

    Cycling / Bike Fit Tips

    Cycling / Bike Fit Tips The Tour De France has recently started and if you ever get a chance to watch any of the stages it is truly phenomenal. The speed, power, endurance and fitness training they must have gone through has to be admired. Events like the Tour have inspired more cycling in this country as we are probably more than aware of as we get stuck behind a group of cyclists on a Saturday or Sunday! Some of our clients are aware that Sian’s nephew, Tom Davies, has taken his cycling… More....
    Portland Physiotherapy 1214
  • Jul 17, 2015

    Weekly News 16 July 2015

    So although they claim their news isn't the most important thing this week I felt I'd start with our injured twosome and perhaps add to their recovery by including an interpretation of their own words by Mr Chairman whose comments are, as always, voiced by an actor; Simon “Tony Martin” Powell comments “Simon continues to mend slowly” which, of course, translates according to Rich as “Simon continues to swim slowly”. Meanwhile Martin “Fabian Cancellara” Darlison says, “setback, in hospital over… More....
    Big Dave 1107
  • Jul 09, 2015

    Weekly News 9 July 2015

    Reminder first that there is no core again this week as Kim is on holiday – feel free to continue to practice in the privacy of your own homes! Next, best of luck to Fran, Joan and Annie as they fly the EGTC flag at the European Champs in Geneva next week – great effort to qualify, now bring home the medals! Congratulations to Nick Kay and Stuart Lotherington on completing Ironman Nice in very trying conditions and to Mike Sutton who stormed the Grafman middle distance event a couple of weeks… More....
    Big Dave 1197
  • Jun 29, 2015

    Weekly News 29 June 2015

    So this weeks news starts with a Simon Powell update! He's had a quantity of pins and plates put into his collarbone to mend the multiple fractures and reports that this has not only added considerably to his overall weight but improved his upper body strength to "Bionic Man" standards! This good news was followed this morning by the following from Le Petit General himself, Martin Darlison. The words are his own although they are voiced by an actor.... Given that my training has only gone in… More....
    Big Dave 1244
  • Jun 27, 2015

    Open Water Swim Skills Coached Session

    I am planning a coached session to develop OWS race skills, for club members who have got OWS Triathlons coming up soon. The details are: Open Water Swim Coached Session – Develop Swim Race Skills 18:30-19:30 Thursday 2 July 2015 Weir Wood Reservoir Lead Coach – Martin Darlison To benefit from this session, you must be comfortable and confident swimming in close proximity in a group as there is a chance of getting knocked about, as many of the drills will involve swimming as close as possible… More....
    Martin Darlison 1134
  • Jun 27, 2015

    Weekly News 26 June 2015

    Some missing bits from last weeks News; Derek Blackall and Simon Weston had a long day out on their bikes at the Velothon Wales which included dodging the tacks thrown on the road by some local who didn't like the closed roads! At IM70.3 Staffordshire, several EGTC members gave chase to World Champion Javier Gomez with Tim Lucas coming closest – or at least he was on the same discipline when Javier finished! Congrats also to Rich Traynor, Andrew Drake, Darren Holman and Mark Lofting. Mark… More....
    Big Dave 1193
  • Jun 15, 2015

    Weekly News 15 June 2015

    First the very good news that Simon Powell is out of hospital and at home on the road to recovery. Simon was hit whilst out training on his TT bike on the A264 near Horsham on Sun 7 June. Sadly I have no news on the damage to his bike but his injuries include; a broken left wrist, right collarbone (in 3 places) and two broken ribs plus deep lacerations to his left knee and all the usual bruises and road rash you'd expect from a 45kph crash! However, his TT helmet did its job and his Road ID was… More....
    Big Dave 1266
  • Jun 08, 2015

    2nd Sunday Ride 14 June 2015

    So, anyone planning to join me at the SRS event in Burgess Hill who wants to take advantage of the group entry discount then I need the following details BY LUNCHTIME MONDAY 8th JUNE LATEST! Date of Birth, e-mail address, postal address and post code plus mobile number please. The entry wil be for the Tour version @ 47 miles and we aim to meet at Registration at 8.00/8.15am on the morning - reply to this mail and I'll get the entries sorted and confirm price back to you. If you want to do… More....
    Big Dave 1199
  • Jun 03, 2015

    Weekly News 3 June 2015

    Results first this week – or at least those I know about? Neil Clark was 19th at the Mini Marshman a couple of weeks ago – sorry I missed it first time around Neil!Meanwhile at Ardingly on Sunday a very damp crew of purple warriors were taking part in the various races put on by Paul Hedger and his brave team at Hedgehog Tri – chapeau to all who competed and stood out in the weather to marshal! In the Standard event (for big boys) Tom Lees won his AG and was 19th overall whilst Mike Sutton was… More....
    Big Dave 1266
  • May 28, 2015

    Weekly News 28 May 2015

    Just a couple of bits of news this week; Simon Powell and Mark Lofting have been working hard with Mid Sussex Tri Club on use of Ardingly Reservoir for open water swimming and there are some changes from the previous “turn up and swim” routine! An online registration process will/is now available and hopefully we should have the link shortly? Costs have risen and the £5.00 fee can also, I believe, be paid online so you won't have to try and keep loose change in your wetsuit! MSTC hats need to… More....
    Big Dave 1266
  • May 19, 2015

    East Grinstead Triathlon 2015

    East Grinstead Triathlon 2015 East Grinstead Triathlon club celebrated in style last weekend marking the 30th year its annual race has taken place. Welcoming 500 competitors of all ages and abilities the field included the “Class of ‘86” - a special category consisting of 11 competitors who took part in the very first race three decades ago. Charles Pennington maintained his position as the man to beat with his fourth successive victory in the main sprint distance with a time of 1:04:31. This… More....
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  • May 19, 2015

    Weekly News 19 May 2015

    Briefest of headlines this week! I trust none of you turned up for swimming this morning (Tue 19) and that you won’t try to do so on Thu (21) or Sat 24 May? No doubt the repairs taking place at Kings will enhance your watery pleasure in the future – so something to look forward too! And talking of pleasures, if you enjoy a good erection in the morning then why not come along and help the club achieve a big one at East Grinstead Sports Club this Saturday morning when we finally take delivery of… More....
    Big Dave 1257
  • May 15, 2015

    Weekly News 14 May 2015

    So before I start on the praise and thank you's for last weeks 30th Anniversary EG Triathlon an apology to Tracy Caudle and Mike Sutton for missing their results at Steyning two weeks ago! Actually I missed their whole race (Steyning Sprint) which was disgraceful as Mike was top ten in his AG whilst Tracy was 2nd in hers and top 10 in the females! Sorry to both of you! And then on to last weeks amazing events at East Grinstead! Clearly I'd like to start with my personal thanks to Helen for… More....
    Big Dave 1341
  • May 05, 2015

    Weekly News 5 May 2015

    First up a huge thank you to all of you who helped out at the Race Recce last Saturday morning. I know some of you had surprising long(er) bike rides than you expected and I'm also sure Alex Langridge didn't expect to have to run quite so many laps of the tri route? Brilliant all of you and the feedback as always has been fantastic – so proud of all of you. Thanks. Putting in a fantastic performance on Sunday at the Steyning Long Triathlon were Chris Hale, Andrew Whittle and Steve Nash but most… More....
    Big Dave 1301
  • May 01, 2015

    Weekly News Extra

    Can you believe it? You sometimes wait weeks for club news and then you get two in a week! What is going on? Well of course its a subtle way of me reminding you of the need to help out at the Race Recce this Saturday from 9.00am either cycling or running around the tri routes with the newbies who will be coming along to Kings looking to have their fears allayed by a bunch of experienced and friendly triathletes – but in the absence of any of those they will have to put up with as many of you as… More....
    Big Dave 1360
  • Apr 28, 2015

    Weekly News 28 April 2015

    Late news in that Mr Chairman has decided to award a CVSP for the overall 2015 WGP to Alex Langridge. Just about every event was a first time for her and she should be justifiably proud of her efforts – we all are! Well done Alex! Huge congratulations to Keith Roberts on completing the London Marathon in a very well judged 4:16 on Sunday – one can only imagine Jane's relief as he crossed the finish line! Recently ex-EGTC member Louise Saville also finished in a fine 3:28. Great job well done to… More....
    Big Dave 1315
  • Apr 26, 2015

    2015 WGP Results

    Thanks to all of you who took part in the WGP Triathlon yesterday – sorry the weather was a bit miserable! Thanks also to those who came along to lend vocal support and my personal thanks to Mr Chairman for the coffee and to Keith for helping to ensure you all went the right way on the run! Of course as I write this Keith is preparing to carry not only his own personal extra hod of bricks but also the weight of responsibility as the official EGTC entrant around the London Marathon - all the… More....
    Big Dave 1445
  • Apr 23, 2015

    Weekly News 25 April 2015

    So not many hours to go before the big finale! If you've not done a WGP tri before then you'll obviously be impressed by the transition area – which is “old school” with bikes propped against the fence or parked cars and run shoes on any spare bit of tarmac! With a mass start you'll know exactly where you are against your fellow competitors – so red line from the start! In the pool at 7.30am to warm up and I'll be around outside to keep an eye on kit from 7.00am onwards. Some help with length… More....
    Big Dave 1309
  • Apr 18, 2015

    Weekly News 18 April 2015

    When is a shed not a shed? Congratulations to all those who took part in the WGP Hill TT last week. Lovely morning for a ride around some of the local hills and winners were Noel and Kat albeit pushed all the way by Adam and Fran in particular. Matt won the CSP for his splendid first time effort at both Priory Road and the Saint Hill climb – the later being a complete surprise! Next week is the big finale as we have the WGP Tri on Saturday 25th starting at around 7.40am with a mass start in the… More....
    Big Dave 1370
  • Apr 08, 2015

    Weekly News 8 April 2015

    Too late to remind you that Wed night is Brick Night night in the Pump Room! Bring your turbos and running shoes for some top quality sessions that will see you smashing your PB's this summer – or at least getting used to “jelly legs” sooner than the opposition! Meantime, the missing parts for the shed have arrived and so this Saturday morning will see the building of said edifice – please arrive at 9.00am at East Grinstead Sports Club to join the party, tools and brushes supplied! On Sunday… More....
    Big Dave 1393
  • Apr 02, 2015

    Weekly News 2 April 2015

    News in a rush this week as I’m off for an Easter break! Hurrah! Big Thank You from Pete for all those who helped at the EG Aquathon – so good he’s threatening to do it again at the Autumn Equinox as he can’t resist getting people out of bed in a confused state as to the exact time of day! Report from Joan on Novice Bike Ride 29 March;Despite dire forecasts of wind and rain a small group of us set out as others headed for their post Aquathon breakfasts. Although it rained a bit and there was… More....
    Big Dave 1471
  • Mar 22, 2015

    Weekly News 21 March 2015

    Bizarrely the only time this week to write the news is by not coming along to Kings this morning! Hope you all enjoyed splashing about? I'm off for a run around Tilgate Forest this afternoon and mountain biking on the South Downs on Sunday – so not doing nothing! Sadly the lack of two panels and a gable end meant that the shed hasn't been built – non-delivery of parts being the cause of the erectile dysfunction that our Chairman was accused of at Committee on Thursday night! We will look to… More....
    Big Dave 1438
  • Mar 15, 2015

    Weekly News 15 March 2015

    Well done to all of you who turned up this morning on a not very inviting cold, damp WGP Bike TT. My thanks to Tom for assistance with timing and “Hawkeye” Dave Mycock for help with spotting who was who coming down the road! Mr Roberts and the Kay family provided vocal support! With the flying Adam Grange having to go early it wasn't until last man James Ryan that his time was challenged and beaten – great display from both in less than ideal conditions. Kat Parkin continued her great form on… More....
    Big Dave 1483
  • Mar 12, 2015

    Weekly News 12 March 2015

    As usual a mixture of notices and pleas for help this week First up and, considering it origin, of utmost importance is a request for assistance from our beloved Mr Chairman! He's looking for a team to help him with the raising, setting upright, elevating, bristling, distending and otherwise building of the shed that the club are going to be using to store the race equipment at East Grinstead Sports Club. So if anyone has a few spare hours on Saturday morning to help with his erection – dammit… More....
    Big Dave 1398
  • Mar 04, 2015

    Weekly News 4 March 2015

    A few updates this week and belated congratulations to all who took part in the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon a week or so ago! Nick Kay collated the results but I seem to have mislaid them so I’m hoping Webmaster Mike will be able to provide the link? (Yes - I do know there were several PB’s and some first-timers so again well done to all! The next WGP event is the 20km Bike TT on Sunday… More....
    Big Dave 1433
  • Feb 24, 2015

    East Grinstead Triathlon turns 30

    Full-on nudity, bikes resting against chairs and swim goggles worn through the run – a lot has changed in the past three decades Posted: 19 February 2015 by David Pawsey From humble beginnings that could be charitably described as ‘experimental’, the East Grinstead Triathlon will be celebrating its thirtieth instalment this May. EGTC member David Pawsey describes its long and colourful history… With the explosion in triathlon in the last decade it could be hard for some competitors to imagine a… More....
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  • Feb 21, 2015

    WGP Swim/Run

    When I said the weather was about to turn I really didn't expect this mornings heavy snow! Simply in awe of all of you who took part in the WGP Swim/Run this morning – Mr Chairman was ringing me from the Feldbridge turnaround point to get me to stop you from setting off but sadly (?) I'd forgotten my phone! My thanks to him for staying put and to Cathy for joining me under the shelter(?) of the tree to record times and give vocal support! Noel and Emily arrived just in time to set off with the… More....
    Big Dave 1435
  • Feb 21, 2015

    Weekly News 19 February 2015

    I believe I did advise you that the weather would turn in time for the WGP swim/run this Saturday morning? Maurice will undoubtedly regale you with stories of doing the event just in his Speedos so maybe some of you might like to dump the jackets/hats/gloves you where planning on wearing? Anyway, the event will take place during the 7.30am session with a mass start planned for around 7.45. This session will be principally for the WGP event so if you don't want to take part then try the 6.30am… More....
    Big Dave 1244
  • Feb 16, 2015

    WGP Duathlon Results

    Reasonable weather for the WGP Duathlon which has become one of my favourite events in the series as its over fairly quickly and the mass start means less messing about with the timings! We also get some great racing and this years was no exception. Memorable moments included; Joan (Team Leader for the run section of the EG Tri) asking me to confirm the route for her, remarking on Simon's ability to go the wrong way on the bike course and being proved almost right as he was saved from disaster by… More....
    Big Dave 1424
  • Feb 13, 2015

    Weekly News 13 February 2015

    Well done to all who took part in the WGP 1000m swim TT last week – congratulations to winners Tim Coogan and Emily Miles plus CSP Winner Zoe Dumsday, prizes to follow to all of you! This Sunday its the WGP Duathlon starting at 8.30am from Kings. Run 1 is an anti-clockwise lap of the field followed by a single lap of the tri run route. The cycle leg is a lap of the Try-a-Tri route and its finished off with a final lap of the run course. Route maps and videos on Race section of website – but as… More....
    Big Dave 1260
  • Feb 05, 2015

    Weekly News 5 February 2015

    Busy few weeks coming up with the WGP starting this Saturday with the 1000m swim time trial. You can take part in this during either sessions as it will be part of the mornings set. If you really don’t want/can’t do it then we’ll try to accommodate you in an alternative lane but be prepared to move around and/or get out for a bit! Clearly I’m going to need some help with timing and lap counting so if you can do that in the opposite sessions that would be much appreciated? In addition, anyone… More....
    Big Dave 1391
  • Jan 28, 2015

    Weekly News 28 January 2015

    Great to see so many of you at the Vale Gallop - although did you all have to finish ahead of me as well? Thought it made a change from The Perch although a bit hillier and glad it was so cold and frosty otherwise it might have been even muddier? Anyway, congrats to Rich Smith and Emily Miles who are the first receipients of this years WGP wine bottles as first EGTC male/female. Also well done to those who got AG awards on the day including Lance and Rachel but the Chairman's Special Prize goes… More....
    Big Dave 1385
  • Jan 22, 2015

    Weekly News 22 January 2015

    Looking forward to seeing many of you at the first event in the 2015 Winter Grand Prix this Sunday – the Vale Gallop! Even if you are not racing then why not come along and provide that vocal support that your fellow club members so enjoy and which spurs them on to PB’s or possibly just to sling mud at you as they pass? The 1000m swim TT will follow on Saturday 7th February and, as its part of that mornings swim set, you can come along to either session to record a time. I’m sure if you really… More....
    Big Dave 1335
  • Jan 22, 2015

    Core Training 24 January 2015

    For those of you attending the core session this Saturday, our replacement Core Instructor has asked whether any of you who have hard rollers could bring them with you. She will have a few available for those who do not have them, so don’t be concerned if you don’t. More....
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  • Jan 08, 2015

    Novice / Easy Bike Ride - 18 January 2014

    As the normal 4th Sunday is the same day as the Vale Gallop, I plan to take the novice bike ride a week earlier on Sunday 18 January. Anyone is welcome to join in – not just novices. I will meet participants at the rail car park in east Grinstead at 9am. We will do a bit of skills coaching and then head out for a ride around lanes north of EG. I think that Tom may be available to share leading duties, giving us options to split into two groups if the numbers warrant it. All is subject to… More....
    Joan Wingfield 1428
  • Jan 07, 2015

    Weekly News 7 January 2015

    Don’t forget your t-shirts for all Saturday morning swim sessions for the next few weeks – baggy, heavy-weight cotton are best! This Sunday will see the January 2nd Sunday Bike Ride departs from Kings at 8.30am with currently the weather forecast looking reasonable – let’s hope it stays that way? Ride is usually around 2 hours/25 miles at a leisurely, sociable pace and I guess we’d better find a few bumps to tackle as it’s that time of year? I trust lots of you have signed up for the first… More....
    Big Dave 1401
  • Jan 06, 2015

    Southwater Relays 2015

    One of the benefits of being a member of a triathlon club is that you can support your fellow members at races – nothing inspires more effort that a rousing cheer from people you know? Which is why only those with strong mental fortitude should sign up to take part in the Southwater Relays on Sunday 6th September 2015! Entries are now open @ and you should take every opportunity to secure your place in a team of three like-minded individuals and… More....
    Big Dave 1863
  • Dec 18, 2014

    Weekly News 18 December 2014

    Excellent turnout for the 2nd Sunday & Novice Ride on a cold,frosty and, in places, icy morning last Sunday. Twelve brave souls followed Rudolf's blinged-up bike on a roughly 18 mile ride including Pete Holley on his magnificent tricycle! In fact whilst the rest of us where gingerly feeling our way around Pete was of course in no danger of hitting the deck - provided of course he maintained the incredible level of concentration required to steer the beast! New boy Juhana was the only one to… More....
    Big Dave 1456
  • Dec 10, 2014

    Weekly News 10 December 2014

    A few bits for you this week Firstly a big thank you to Stuart,Tim Petit and Nick Kay for all their combined efforts in organizing a splendid Club Xmas Party on Saturday night at the Ravenswood. Judging by the number of empty vodka bottles I'm assuming that many of you will need others to remind you of your actions and behaviors on the night - and those of us who where sober will be happy to oblige! Plans already taking shape for the 2015 edition and I'll let you know the date very soon so… More....
    Big Dave 1359
  • Dec 02, 2014

    Weekly News 2 December 2014

    Thanks to all those who came along to the club AGM and gave your input into how, what and why we'll be doing things in 2015! Strange that no one took the opportunity to get rid of any of the slackers who occupy some of the committee positions - which is why you'll have to continue to put up with my (ir)regular ramblings for a bit longer - you have been warned! Congratulations to all the very deserving winners - a full list of whom will appear shortly on the website, assuming someone else made… More....
    Big Dave 1391
  • Nov 24, 2014

    Weekly News 24 November 2014

    First a reminder…. The Annual General Meeting of the club will take place in The Pavilion at Kings Centre, East Grinstead on Saturday 29th November 2014 at 09:00 hours. Free bacon butties (egg butties for the veggies) + tea/coffee and the chance to heap praise on the 2014 Prize Winners! Also there are the Winter Grand Prix events to put in your diary…… Run 10k 25 Jan 1000 The Vale Gallop 1000m Swim TT Sat 7 Feb Olympos East Grinstead Sprint Duathlon Sun 15 Feb 0830 East Grinstead Sports Club… More....
    Big Dave 1486
  • Nov 22, 2014

    The East Grinstead Spring Aquathlon - Sunday 29th March 2015

    We are doing it again, on the last weekend of March, on the Sunday the clocks change...... The next East Grinstead Aquathlon will be on Sunday 29th March 2015! The Event will consist of a 500 meter swim in the recently refurbished Kings centre pool and then after a quick change into running shoes and a suitable top it’s off for a two lap 5km run around East Grinstead (the run course is the same as the triathlon run course). Our fun event makes an ideal season opener to see how that winter… More....
    Aquathlon Race Director 1459
  • Nov 19, 2014

    Novice / Easy Bike Ride - 23rd November 2014

    For the next Novices (aimed at novices and those seeking an easy ride but all members are welcome) bike ride, I plan to start from railway station car park at 9am on Sunday 23rd November. There will be 30 mins of coached skills then off for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours cycling. I hope to head towards Lingfield. I would like participants to be kitted up and ready to start session promptly at 9am. We will aim to return for 11.30. then coffee and cakes for those who want at Bluebells. If you are… More....
    Joan Wingfield 1429
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    Nov 11, 2014

    Xmas Party 6th December 2014

    After the successful Tri Club Christmas Bash last year at the Ravenswood in Sharpthorne, our illustrious committee have decided to celebrate at the same venue again this year. The cost is £35.00 (subsidised by the club). Also, a coach is available at the subsidised fee of £2.50 from & back to Kings but PLEASE let Stuart, Nick or myself know asap. Orders for dinner need to be in asap and we’ll be collecting monies from here on in. Black tie optional (but most people do). Please come, it promises… More....
    Tim Pettit 1552
  • Oct 27, 2014

    30th East Grinstead Triathlon – 10th May 2015

    **Entries Open 1st November 2014 at 9am** I am pleased to announce that entries for the 30th edition of the East Grinstead triathlon will open at 9am on Saturday 1st November. The race website can be accessed HERE Once again, in addition to the Classic Sprint Race and the Ladies Try-a-Tri we are also running a Youth / Junior race open to 15 – 19 year olds which will have a 250m swim, 15km Bike and 2.5km bike (the same course as the Try-a-Tri). We are hoping that this part of the race will help… More....
    Race Director 2190
  • Oct 27, 2014

    Winter Turbo Sessions

    Winter Turbo Sessions Day: Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:30pm (7:15 set up) Date: 29 Oct to end Apr 2015 Place: Pump House, Kings Centre Coaches: Martin Darlison, Mark Lofting Cost: £3 per session, £50 for whole winter season In case you are not aware, the coached winter Wednesday evening Turbo sessions start this coming Wednesday 29 October at 7:30 in the Pump House. Following a well earned recovery period in October, low intensity base training starts now. However in order to maximise the effectiveness… More....
    Martin Darlison 1694
  • Oct 21, 2014

    Weekly News 21 October 2014

    Lots of muddy fun @ Deers Leap last Saturday morning – thanks to all those who came along to keep me company! Sorry I had to disappear so quickly although I was around long enough to see Liz McLennan (correct spelling) make a serious attempt to win the Topsy Turvy (aka Crash of the Year) prize! You’ll have to wait till the Club AGM on 29th November to see if she’s been successful – frankly I think we have a winner ladies and gentlemen? And talking of winners, the following names where drawn… More....
    Big Dave 1607
  • Oct 17, 2014

    Novice / Easy Bike Rides

    As a follow up to her recent qualification as level 2 coach, Joan Wingfield is offering to lead members' bike rides for less experienced / less fit cyclists. The rides will be on 4th Sunday of the month and plan is to have 20 to 30 minutes coaching in bike skills followed by a 1 to 2 hour led ride (not coached). The session will finish with café stop for tea and cakes. The first session will be on 26 October - meet at leisure centre at 10am. Please can you let Joan know if you are interested… More....
    Big Dave 1588
  • Oct 16, 2014

    Quiz Night - 22nd October 2014

    The Quiz Night on the 22nd October is primarily a social evening for club members as part of the Oktoberfest but the club has allowed me the opportunity to use the evening as a Charity Fund Raiser for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that I and a very good friend of mine, Mike Gwynn, have chosen to support this year and that support will culminate on the 13th November when we fly to Saigon in Vietnam to complete a 450kms bike ride. This is the our last fund… More....
    Richard Cooney 1591
  • Oct 16, 2014

    Weekly News 16 October 2014

    Congratulations to the Mycock’s, Dave & Karen, who were first back with most of the right answers to the clues in the Treasure Run last Saturday. The removal of one of the answer notices by Sackville School didn’t help any of the teams but they all got close to the final overall answer which was; 30th EG Tri 10 05 15 – which of course is the date you all have committed to memory, haven’t you? The Magnificent Seven rode out on a sharp Sunday morning and a pleasant 30 mile trip northwards was… More....
    Big Dave 1500
  • Oct 09, 2014

    Weekly News 8 October 2014

    A great mornings entertainment @ Horsted Keynes Tri and special thanks to Paul Hedger and all his team for putting on such a fun event. The cold early morning turned into a glorious early autumn and it was positively warm by the time I finished! Noel missed out on top spot by incurring a 2:00 minute “course infringement” penalty – should have gone to Specsavers! Mark McDonald was 5th overall ahead of Pete Moles who got himself in a chick-sandwich between the first place lady and Emily in 8th.… More....
    Big Dave 1579
  • Oct 02, 2014

    Weekly News 2 October 2014

    Great turnout at Hever from the team in assorted purples and flesh tones (thanks Sally Ann!) with several tri-virgins and/or making their debuts at longer distances as well as some of their offspring! Of the many fantastic performances I’d pick out Kelly Jarvis 5:56 in the Gauntlet (Middle distance) for 8th overall in the Ladies and a mere 16 minutes behind Tim Lucas – bet you were worrying Tim? Kelly’s fella led home a host of EGTC’s in the Olympic distance race all of whom obviously raced… More....
    Big Dave 1542
  • Sep 26, 2014

    Oktoberfest 2014

    Oktoberfest 2014 (and other local events that might be of interest) Date and Time Event Location Notes Saturday 4th October 9.00am Swim Smooth video Pavilion Kings East Grinstead No charge Bring pen/paper Sunday 5th October 8.15am Registration Horsted Keynes Triathlon Horsted Keynes Details at Sunday 5th October 10.30am Forest Row 5 and 10km Run Forest Row Details at Saturday 11th October Briefing 8.45am Start 9.00am Treasure Run Part Hunt, part Run,… More....
    Big Dave 1743
  • Sep 25, 2014

    Weekly News 25 September 2014

    Lots to get through this week so stopping messing about at the back there and pay attention! Congratulations to Val McLaren who completed the Dart 10k swim event a couple of weeks ago – what is it with all this long distance OW swim stuff people? More recently, Richard Smith 2nd @ EG10k with Liz McLennan surprising herself (but nobody else) with a great 3rd female result – brilliant performances by all the EGTC marshals as well and sorry I missed it! The draw for places in the EG Tri (10 May… More....
    Big Dave 1483
  • Sep 16, 2014

    East Grinstead 10k & Crawley Tri - Sun 21 Sept

    Lots going on this coming Sunday. There is the East Grinstead 10k and an opportunity to offer your services for marshalling in turn for your name being entered into a ballot for a place in next May’s 30th East Grinstead Triathlon for a big celebration. Please contact" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""> if interested in marshalling – being 10k it only a short time to cheer on the runners. The Crawley Tri is also on this coming Sunday,… More....
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  • Sep 11, 2014

    Weekly News 9 September 2014

    Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Southwater? Great performances from every single person who took part both in the race and as spectators at this year’s Relays. Fastest team on the day was Zippy George and Bungle (aka Chris Welch, Mark McDonald and Noel Miles) although it was 2 men and a Goat (Tim Coogan, Rich Traynor and Kelly Jarvis) who got 2nd place in the Mixed Open just ahead of the EG Rockets (Martin Darlison, Fran Davis and Richard Smith) who took 3rd. Some great battles… More....
    Big Dave 1577
  • Sep 03, 2014

    Southwater Teams 2014

    Just a quick line to advise on teams for Southwater Relays if anyone is planning on some spread betting scheme? EG Tri a bit harder? ; Jackie Barker, Andrew Drake, Dave Mycock The Kad’s ; Andy Peel, Dave Pawsey, Keith Roberts Sangrias; Cathy Walsh, Helen Fairs, Karen Mycock EGTC Who ate all the Pies? ; Dave Watmore, Rachel Webber, Richard Merry The Salty Dogs; Darren Homan, Kat Parkin, Mark Lofting (I think they have sorted a sub for Mark?) East Grinstead Rockets; Fran Davis, Martin Darlison,… More....
    Big Dave 1818
  • Aug 31, 2014

    Weekly News 31 August 2014

    Just a few items of quick News this week; • Date for your diary; Sunday 10th May 2015 – the 30th East Grinstead Triathlon. Lots more to follow on this but for now make sure you have NOT booked anything else for that date! • Sunday 21st September – EG 10k, make sure you have volunteered as this will get you entry to the ballot for a restricted number of club member places at the 30th Anniversary Tri in 2015 (T’s & C’s apply) • Oktoberfest – less is more this year! Plan is to arrange something… More....
    Big Dave 1576
  • Aug 31, 2014

    Weekly News 25 August 2014

    A wet Bank Holiday so just enough spare time to write some news! I’ve also caught up with some of the mail and reports that I missed last time – probably still not covered everything but if you can do any better? Jackie and Ted (together with Debbie and Jim) completed OMM France with Ted/Jim winning their AG whilst Jackie/Debbie came 2nd in theirs. Full report on the website including reference to giant ants, cow pats and superhuman snoring! Jackie has, of course, moved on to a whole range of… More....
    Big Dave 1607
  • Aug 11, 2014

    Weekly News 10 August 2014

    Nearly a month since the last News and I've still not caught up on all my mail so I'm just going to report on a very few significant highlights that I do know about! I'm sure we would all wish to offer massive congratulations to both Emily and Noel on the birth of their baby boy. Murray Elbie, and to Mark and Jen McDonald who also had a boy – Theo! The tea leaves in my cup are predicting medals at the Olympics in 2036 – although that might be just that the kids haven't washed up very well?… More....
    Big Dave 1543
  • Jul 15, 2014

    Weekly News 15 July 2014

    Long time since I had the time to write something! Belated congrats to Joan Wingfield who won her AG @ Worthing Tri and to Mark Bashford who won the Horsham Tri with Steve Ingham winning the Over 50 male AG and Gemma Hayes 3rd in her AG plus (possibly?) a first event for new girl Ellen Bennet. Congratulations also to two new ironmen – Ben Houston (sorry Ben but I've lost the mail for which race it was) and last w/end Paul Baker at Hever Bastion – great performances from both of you. Best of… More....
    Big Dave 1780
  • Jul 13, 2014

    MSTC 5-3-1 Charity Swim

    The Mid Sussex Tri Club is holding a special training swim at the Ardingly Reservoir on Saturday 2nd August in aid of the Laurens Silver Swimmer Charity. The charity is a local charity that seeks to provide money for children with life long disability who require aquatic therapy. The charity commemorates the life of a wonderful little girl who loved swimming in her all too short life. This is a closed event with a maximum of 50 swimmers allowed in any of the three distances. Initially, the swim… More....
    Webmaster 1882
  • Jun 13, 2014

    Weekly News 12 June 2014

    News items this week;Martin has one more place available for his Bike (Turbo) / Run Brick session this coming Saturday 14 June at 9am on the field at Kings. It is part of his Level 3 Coaching course and has to be videoed to demonstrate that he knows what he is doing – so needs all the help he can get. The session itself aims to improve awareness of bike and run cadence to help run efficiency following transition and all abilities are welcome. You will need: a bike, turbo, bike shoes, run shoes,… More....
    Big Dave 1759
  • Jun 03, 2014

    Weekly News 3 June 2014

    Vastly contrasting fortunes at the Nottingham Tri – the qualifier for the 2015 Euro and World Champs. A first ever DNF for both Andy Peel and Annie Sedgwick as they both succumbed to injury during the run section of the Sprint event – you can feel the disappointment and frustration in every word of Andy’s Race Report which is on the club website – tough luck Andy. Meantime, there were brilliant performances from Fran Davis and Kat Barrett at the same event. Fran’s 4th place in her age group is… More....
    Big Dave 1757
  • May 28, 2014

    Weekly News 28 May 2014

    News items this week: Congratulations to Stuart Lotherington for completing the London2Brighton Challenge event in horrible conditions on Saturday 24th - 100km from Richmond to Brighton Racecourse with rain pretty much all the way and muddy conditions underfoot! As with all of Stuart’s extreme events, preparation was the key – so not realising the race was on Saturday and only flying back from Dublin late on Friday plus of course the lack of run training was never going to be enough to stop… More....
    Big Dave 1679
  • May 20, 2014

    Weekly News 20 May 2014

    Just some quick news this week: Open water swimming @ Weirwood Reservoir tonight (Tue 20th) for more experienced swimmers as you’ll be practising starts, bunch swimming and turns – so it’s basically “Fight Club”! Martin will be coaching and there’s no one around with more experience of fighting above their weight in the water! A beginners/novice session will follow once the water gets a bit warmer – more details to follow. Wednesday night’s bike session will be a TT on the full triathlon course… More....
    Big Dave 1800
  • May 13, 2014

    Weekly News 13 May 2014

    Well that’s another one over for another year! Congratulations to all the competitors at the 29th East Grinstead Triathlon and in particular to our own first time racing club members; Adam Grange (1:18:59), Mike Sutton (1:25:26), Alaric Marsden (1:29:46), Nick Hay (1:57:00) and Sam Masters (2:07:42) plus not forgetting Miranda Chitty whose 52:47 was good for 7th place in the Try-a-Tri – fantastic performances all round, you did the purple army proud! Of course you could potentially look at Mike… More....
    Big Dave 1898
  • May 13, 2014

    EG Tri 2014

    After being quick enough to bang on about how important the wellbeing of OUR race is to the club, I think it is only right that I am as quick to pass on the praise. The smooth running of the weekend obviously depends on you guys rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in. The spirit this weekend was fantastic and the feedback from competitors was always generous with its praise for the happy smiling marshals. Thank you all for your efforts and please pass my thanks to any friends and family… More....
    Chairman 1834
  • May 07, 2014

    Weekly News 7 May 2014

    Beautiful morning for the final event of the 2014 WGP last Saturday and some great racing and superb entertainment for those of us watching from the side-lines – my thanks to all who took part and those who assisted throughout. Noel stormed through to take victory in a time that will take some beating this coming w/end (1:07:25) with Kat Barrett taking the ladies title (and 6th place overall). For Liz McLellan it was her first Tri and possibly Emily’s last before the baby (?) but the Chairman’s… More....
    Big Dave 1974
  • May 01, 2014

    Weekly News 1 May 2014

    Congratulations to those who took part in the first triathlons of the season last weekend. I know that Anne Sedgwick took three minutes off her PB @ Haywards Heath and 2nd in the over 50 Ladies whilst Louise Saville was having a cracking race at Sevenoaks (personally I think the photos indicate she could have tried harder?). Michael Diebel was also there although I believe his comment of “don’t ask about the run” hides another good performance? My apologies to any of the rest of you who were… More....
    Big Dave 1818
  • Apr 26, 2014

    Weekly News 26 April 2014

    Not sure if this counts as late News for this week or early for next? Many thanks to all of you who helped out at the Race Recce this morning – as always and without exception the participants are fulsome in their praise of club members who guide them around the bike and run courses and do so much to reassure them prior to their “Big Day”! We all started somewhere and I am sure your input helps to ensure the best possible start in triathlon for these newbies – well done and thanks again. Martin… More....
    Mike Cowell 1749
  • Apr 18, 2014

    Weekly News 18 April 2014

    First up an apology to Geoff Larkin and Jackie Barker for missing their Brighton Marathon results – superb runs from both of them with Geoff clocking 3:40 and Jackie 3:42. Meantime Mark Lofting and Vince Golding have both completed the London Marathon, 4:21 for Mark and 4:27 for Vince. Vince has categorically stated that he will NEVER do another one – although I guess if we all keep donating on his charity site then maybe........ My thanks to those… More....
    Mike Cowell 1787
  • Apr 09, 2014

    Weekly News 9 April 2014

    First up a reminder that swimming at Kings has restarted and I expect to see you all splashing around on Saturday morning! Lots going on last w/end and congratulations to a couple of our speedy ladies (I was going to say “fast girls” but thought Daisy might get the wrong idea?) Louise Saville who did 3:36 @ Brighton Marathon, fast enough to gain an automatic place at London 2015 and Karen Mycock who took 25 minutes off her previous PB clocking 3:57 @ Manchester Marathon – fantastic effort both… More....
    Big Dave 1859
  • Apr 07, 2014

    Weekly News 7 April 2014

    Swimming at Kings starts again this week with sessions as normal on Tue morning, Thu evening and both sessions on Saturday morning Please note the following words of wisdom from Head Coach Martin Darlison; Weir Wood swimming started. I went along on Thursday and it is a bracing 11C, but had the lake to myself! I looked at the new swim changing facilities at Kings. Very nice but very limited group changing space and not specifically men's and women's. We need to make sure that nobody leaves… More....
    Mike Cowell 1692
  • Apr 04, 2014

    Weekly News 3 April 2014

    Phew what a scorcher! Hope you all took advantage of the great weather and the extra hour last weekend to get out and do some training or racing? Personally I went out running with Jackie and Ted (plus Debbie and Jim) checking out a route that Jackie will be leading a walk on later in the season. I took the “walking” part of that perhaps more seriously than the others expected when the wheels fell off at mile 15 with still 5+ miles to go! A touch of heatstroke, poor nutritional choices and… More....
    Bid Dave 1797
  • Mar 25, 2014

    Weekly News 25 March 2014

    As reported last week I took up my/Pete Holley's place on the start line at Hastings Half Marathon on a gloriously sunny morning on the south coast last Sunday. Suffice to say that Pete's PB for the course was unchallenged but he/I made lots of new friends by chatting my way round whilst consuming my own body weight in jelly babies! A short shower as we re-entered the old town being the only (apart from actually running that is) dampener on the morning. Hastings is a very well supported race… More....
    Big Dave 1659
  • Mar 19, 2014

    Weekly News 19 Mar 2014

    Great to see so many of you at the WGP Bike TT on Sunday morning – and with glorious weather, particularly in comparison to last year's sub-zero temperatures, aiding some great times and solid performances! James Ryan came out on top followed by Noel Miles and Ben Houston. Kat Barrett was first lady beating plenty of the guys and winning the Chairman's Special Prize for being the only person to post negative splits for every lap – including a sub-8 minutes for the last one, the mark of a very… More....
    Big Dave 1772
  • Mar 13, 2014

    Weekly News 13 March 2014

    Mark may have spawned a monster judging by the turnout for the "Sufferfest" turbo session on Saturday morning in the Pavilion 7.30-8.30am? I'm sure we could squeeze in a few more but I'd suggest you turn up on time! I thoroughly enjoyed myself despite having to ride in close proximity to the incomparable Mr Powell whose prowess on the bike is of course the stuff of legends! Gave him a kicking on the sprint finish along the Champs Elyses inspired by trying to catch Cav on the video - or maybe… More....
    Big Dave 1663
  • Mar 04, 2014

    Weekly News 4 March 2014

    Firstly a reminder as much to myself as you all - there is NO swimming at Kings until early in April due to the pool refurbishments. Now that doesn't mean Saturday's off completely as Kim will still be there at 7.45am to punish you all with a Core session and we've added a Turbo session at 7.30am in the Pavilion for those that fancy getting on their bike! This will, I understand, be a different set to Wed night so worth coming along to see what Mark/Martin have in store! A leisurely transition… More....
    Big Dave 1604
  • Mar 03, 2014

    Weekly News Extra 28 February 2014

    Some extra News this week – changes to sessions, a coach’s request and an open water swimming opportunity! We are going to drop Monday night’s turbo sessions with immediate effect – so that means from this Monday 3rd March onwards. Sorry to those few, a very few, who did come along on an occasional basis! What we are going to try whilst the pool is closed (for the hard of thinking that’s also from Mon 3rd onwards) is a Saturday turbo sessions in the Pavilion from 7.30-8.30am which, with a… More....
    Big Dave 1527
  • Feb 25, 2014

    Weekly News 24 February 2014

    Great turnout for last week's WGP Swim/Run – something to do with the benign weather conditions as clearly none of you would have been aware in advance of the absence of the traditional "encouragement" at the turnaround point! Great battle at the pointy end between Tim Lucas and Noel until, in Tim's words, the" Big Diesel" got away from him at the end. Clearly the competition with Tim drove Noel on as he recorded the quickest run time of the morning, something the usually unbeatable Richard… More....
    Big Dave 1487
  • Feb 19, 2014

    Weekly News 19 February 2014

    What a busy bunch we all were on Sunday – must have been that strange yellow orb in the sky that caused so much activity? The Magnificent Seven braved the early frost and the appalling road surfaces in Ashurst Wood to take part in the WGP Duathlon with Noel and Emily leading everyone home to win the wine. However it was new girl Miranda Chitty who wins the much coveted Chairman's Special Prize – her first ever attempt at the event, borrowing her son's mountain bike, having a sprint finish that… More....
    Big Dave 1650
  • Feb 10, 2014

    Weekly News 10 Feb 2014

    Getting the news out early this week! Well done to all who took part in the WGP 1000m swim TT particularly those for whom this was a first try at the distance! Hope you learnt something from it (like check the diary and don't turn up next year!) and will use the results, which will be on the website soon, to improve your swim in time for the new season. Winners where Tim Coogan and Emily Miles and, for that very special Chairman's Prize - Kelly Jarvis. Kelly produced progressive negative splits… More....
    Big Dave 1720
  • Feb 04, 2014

    Weekly News 4 February 2014

    So busy trying to tie up the results for The Perch last week I forgot to announce the winner of the prestigious Chairman’s Special Prize! Yes, the “Special One” picks a notable performance and awards his own prize at each of the WGP events in addition to the traditional bottle of wine for the fastest male/female competitors. Some Herculean efforts in the mud, wind rain and mud @ The Perch with many of you going 5 minutes or more quicker than in 2013 – no mean achievement for those at the pointy… More....
    Big Dave 1910
  • Feb 01, 2014

    Weekly News 31 January 2014

    Excellent turnout at a very wet and windy Perch in Nonsuch Park on Sunday and well done to all for even getting out of bed! Richard Smith led the team home coming 4th in just over 40 minutes. Those who spotted the Flying Scotsman in 7th should be aware that Noel had in fact taking the wise decision to go skiing rather than sliding about in the mud and a mate was running instead. So it was Roger Taylor and Dave Mycock following with new girl Liz McLellan first lady (in her EGTC kit but listed as… More....
    Big Dave 1535
  • Jan 23, 2014

    AGM 25th January 2014

    Notice of AGM (Reminder) The Annual General Meeting of the club will take place in The Pavilion at Kings Centre, East Grinstead on Saturday 25th January 2014 at 09:00 hours. Please click on the following to view (you will need to be logged on): Agenda Minutes of October 2012 AGM (new) In accordance with our Constitution, nomination for office and items for the agenda must reach the club secretary (me) no later than ten days before the AGM. The nomination for office received so far are as… More....
    Clare Collett 1809
  • Jan 21, 2014

    Weekly News 21 January 2014

    Lots for this coming weekend! First up at swimming on Saturday morning, this from Mark - can any lane 6 swimmers please either swim in the second session or be prepared to swim in lane 5 if going to the early session. We are using lane 6 to do a swim smooth CSS test to start to compare with our own tests. Next, because of the AGM @ 9.00am there will be no run session on Saturday – but then you will all be resting up ready for The Perch on Sunday won't you? Core goes ahead as normal and don't… More....
    Big Dave 1513
  • Jan 15, 2014

    Weekly News 15 January 2014

    Couple of bits of news this week Firstly from Martin; We're really happy to announce some additional club Running sessions! We have teamed up with a group of our new members (who are also old friends) with a set of club midweek and Sunday sessions. These are group runs rather than coached sessions, but always an opportunity to improve on a social run, oh and they are free! Details are: Tues & Thur: 7pm meet at Chequer Mead Car Park (opposite the Arts Centre) for approx 6 mile run – there is a… More....
    Big Dave 1575
  • Jan 11, 2014

    Sunday Long Runs Starting Tomorrow

    Sunday Runs: Short notice once again – sorry. We are starting some long group runs every Sunday now, teaming up with some new members who have recently joined us. These are not coached sessions, but just an opportunity for some social running over longer distance with a bit of company at an easy pace. Details are: Meeting Place Outside East Court Mansion / Meridian Hall, East Grinstead Day / Time 08:00am every Sunday Distance Approx 16 miles with a couple of cut offs, so minimum 10 miles… More....
    Martin Darlison 1577
  • Jan 07, 2014

    Weekly News 7 January 2014

    Few bits to catch up on after the Xmas break. We start with a report from Darren on the pre-Xmas MBK ride...... Draw back curtains to rain of biblical proportions. Log on and check forecast, severe storm due to pass over and clear up by 9am, click "PLACE ORDER" and hope for the best. Putting bike on roof of car, now it's just raining heavily. A mile outside Horsham, wipers intermittent and bright skies ahead. Receive texts and calls from "doubters" still in the storm over East Grinstead way,… More....
    Big Dave 1539
  • Jan 06, 2014

    AGM 25 January 2014

    Notice of AGM The Annual General Meeting of the club will take place in The Pavilion at Kings Centre, East Grinstead on Saturday 25th January 2014 at 09:00 hours. Please click on the following to view (you will need to be logged on): Agenda In accordance with our Constitution, nomination for office and items for the agenda must reach the club secretary (me) no later than ten days before the AGM. The nomination for office received so far are as follows: Chairman Richard Merry (Incumbent) Club… More....
    Clare Collett 1861
  • Jan 03, 2014

    Swim Equipment 4 January 2014

    Apologies for the very short notice… but you will need to bring all of your swim toys to all club swim sessions for the next few weeks as we will be commencing some “Force” strength building sessions. So, starting tomorrow you will benefit massively if you bring a T-Shirt, pull buoy, paddles and fins. Bring an old, loose fitting, cotton T-Shirt, which will be most effective - not your prized “Ironman” souvenir event T as it will fade badly in the pool water. Drag shorts are okay too if you… More....
    Martin Darlison 1518
  • Dec 17, 2013

    Weekly News 17 December 2013

    Great reports of a fun night out at the Club Xmas do! Pictures may be available........... This will be the last news before Christmas so here's to a good one for all - that's saved me the cost of the cards! Obviously Kings is closed on Wed 25th so no turbo and they have an early finish on Thu 26th so no swim in the evening but otherwise things as normal over the Festive period - anyone else escaping the relatives to carry on training? This w/end its mountain biking so here's the details from… More....
    Big Dave 1560
  • Dec 05, 2013

    Weekly News 5 December 2013

    2nd Sunday Road Ride this weekend - meet @ Kings 8.15am for an 8.30am departure. Probably not as frosty as it was this morning but worth keeping an eye on the forecast and bringing some money with you for breakfast in case we all bottle out! Entries are open for The Perch which is the first event in the 2014 Winter GP - go to the Epsom Oddballs site and register. Always great fun on a sometimes flooded course with loads of "purple" both at the pointy end and further back in the field -… More....
    Big Dave 1563
  • Nov 26, 2013

    Weekly News 26 November 2013

    Report from Darren Howe on last week's club MTB ride – sorry I missed it but had fun on my own (that sounds wrong) getting muddy in Tilgate Forest and planning for the 3rd Sunday Duathlon in December to be all off-road! Details to follow. Any way here's Darren's bit.... MTB ride report, 3 warm pork and apple slices, 1 cheese twist, 2 banana loaves, 1 fruit flapjack, 1 chocolate shortbread, not bad for the six of us, Chris, Tim, Rich T Richard, Neil and me. Everyone rode really well, Mr Tumble… More....
    Big Dave 1534
  • Nov 19, 2013

    Weekly News 19 November 2013

    Think I only have a couple of quick notes for you this week? Thursday swims will now follow the Saturday model by having the sign in/payment sheets available pre-swim. Please ensure that you have PAID and signed at the appropriate place BEFORE getting in the water! Darren Howe has supplied the following for this week’s club mountain bike ride – which sadly I will not be able to attend, thus denying you all the comedy value of my off-road abilities! The monthly MTB ride (Sunday 24th Nov) will… More....
    Big Dave 1601
  • Nov 11, 2013

    Weekly News 11 November 2013

    A rare few hours of sunshine for yesterday’s 2nd Sunday Bike Ride and my thanks to Neil Clarke, Pete Moles and Keith and Jane Roberts for their company on a very pleasant perambulation around the damp and slippery roads of the Sussex/Kent border. Plenty of others out and about on two wheels – including Roger Taylor who sped past in the opposite direction – giving Jane the chance to chick a couple of guys on one long climb! Naturally the morning ended with coffee and cake at Kings and I followed… More....
    Big Dave 1671
  • Nov 05, 2013

    Additional Run Technique Session

    The session will be on Saturday 9 November. It will start from the leisure centre at 9am. We will be looking briefly at what makes good form when running and then heading towards Worth Way to practice some drills, do some running and some filming of participants. We will return to the cafe to review the filming and give feedback to individuals on technique. As we won't be running hard participants will need to wear sufficient clothing to keep warm. We will aim to finish by 10:15 - but this will… More....
    Joan Wingfield 1607
  • Nov 04, 2013

    Weekly News 4 November 2013

    It’s been a while…. This week sees the return of winter Turbo sessions – now on Monday and Wednesday @ Kings. You can pay by the week or take advantage of a ridiculously generous offer and pay for the whole lot through till spring 2014 at a bargain price! Top quality training and money-saving offers? What a great club this is! Saturday 9th November sees a re-run of the Running Technique and video session – this time with the SD card in the camera! Mea Culpa and sincere apologies to Joan and all… More....
    Big Dave 1506
  • Nov 03, 2013

    Triathlon England

    Triathlon England is looking for a few more volunteers to sit on the new Triathlon England South East Region Committee. As a contact in the SE region interested in triathlon I am emailing you and asking (i) whether you are interested?; (ii) that you please forward on this email to your club members as soon as possible to see if they are interested! The detail follows; At the South East Regional AGM this weekend in Bisham Abbey, the current Triathlon England South East Region is being split into… More....
    Triathlon England 1843
  • Nov 03, 2013

    Winter Turbo Sessions Start This Week

    Just a reminder that Turbo sessions start this week in the Pump House at Kings Centre at 8pm on Mondays and 7:30pm on Wednesdays (same session on both nights). Cost is £4 per session or £50 for a season ticket for all sessions over the winter. Please pay the coach at the start of the session. This week we will be conducting a Heart Rate Test in order to establish your training ranges for the winter season, so remember to bring your HR monitors and the coaches will explain all you need to know… More....
    Martin Darlison 1454
  • Oct 31, 2013

    Club Website News

    I have done some additional work on the website, and am pleased to announce the following enhancements. Calendar I have added a separate calendar for members to enter the events / races they have entered. Once a race has been set up other members can register that they are participating. The calendar is available to logged-in members only. To access either select Members Events from the Training and Events menu, click “Full Calendar” from the members section of the home page, or click a date in… More....
    Mike Cowell 1611
  • Oct 27, 2013

    Christmas Dinner 2013

    The East Grinstead Triathlon Club Christmas Dinner Date: Saturday 14th December 2013 Venue: The Old Baronial Hall, Ravenswood Hotel, Horsted Lane, Sharpthorne RH19 4HY Times: 7.00pm for 7.30pm Dinner followed by DJ Cost: £37.50 per person (includes coach for first 30 people) There is an inclusive coach going from The Kings Centre (6.15pm) and EG Train Station (6.30pm) returning at 1am Includes 3-course dinner, half a bottle of house wine per person and disco until 1am (bar closes at 12.30am).… More....
    Stuart Lotherington 1857
  • Oct 26, 2013

    Sunday MTB Rides

    First of the winter's MTB rides will be from the Felday carpark at Holmbury St Mary. Meet at 8am to ride out by 8:15. Plan is to ride the singletrack over Holmbury and Pitch Hill stopping for coffee and cake on the way round so remember some money. Aim to be back to the cars at about 11am. Ride will be at an easy pace with the opportunity to stop and look at skills for certain trail features such as berms and tree routes. Trail fairies have been busy through the summer with some new routes and… More....
    Darren Howe 1641
  • Oct 20, 2013

    Autumn Duathlon Series Race 1 Report

    The Magnificent Seven Ride (and run a bit too)! Congratulations to those who took part in Round 1 of the Autumn Duathlon Series this morning (Sun 20 Oct) @ Kings. We managed to dodge most of the showers – or at least I did by hiding in Mr Chairman’s car whilst the others raced! Also jumping in and out of their motor to add vocal support where Cathryn and Karen as well as the aforementioned Mr Chairman and son Lucas.Onto the race itself - an anti-clockwise lap of the field followed by one lap of… More....
    Big Dave 1658
  • Oct 16, 2013

    Wheels of Motion 16 October 2013

    Yes it’s that time again, the club winter turbo sessions are back! As Big Dave mentioned in a previous newsletter the Turbo sessions will start in the week commencing Monday 4th November and go through to the last week of April. The two sessions a week will both be at the king’s centre in the Pump house on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please note a slight time change; Monday – 20:00 to 21:00 Wednesdays – 19:30 to 20:30 Excellent value for money again, £50 up front will pay for both sessions from… More....
    Mark Lofting 1609
  • Oct 16, 2013

    Weekly News 16 October 2013

    Very quick news this week as I continue to battle with time management - thank goodness its the off-season as there's not much training to be done! Did manage an hour's trampolining on Monday - hilarious! Different kind of "fun" last Sunday on the 2nd Sunday Ride as the weather gods rained down on the few of us stupid enough to brave the elements - my thanks to Geoff, Kelly, Tim and Michael and apologies for bailing out of going up Kidds Hill! Tonight (Wed 16) its Race Day Prep and Tri Rules… More....
    Big Dave 1507
  • Oct 08, 2013

    Weekly News 8 October 2013

    Quick correction on last week’s News – Kelly tells me her fella wants it to be known that, much as he’d like to say he beat her (and Fraser Cartmell) he did in fact run through the finish mat at the end of his first run lap and therefore has been credited with a somewhat faster time than he did in reality! The lengths some people will go to to avoid being chicked…… No such problems for Rich Smith who won the Forest Row 10k in an astonishing 35:07! Rich wants to know if anyone fancies the Sussex… More....
    Big Dave 1556
  • Oct 03, 2013

    Weekly News 3 October 2013

    Oktoberfest got off to a great start with Chris from Muscle Therapies session and this Saturday it’s Swim Smooth with Martin – don’t miss it if you want to get the most from this Autumn/Winter’s swim sessions! Then on Wed 9th there is a chance to try a spin class with Adam Hooker. Please book in advance with Mark Lofting as we are limited by the number of bikes available. And talking of bikes…. 2nd Sunday Rides re-commence on Sun 13 Oct. Depart from Kings at 8.30am and we’ll be doing a… More....
    Big Dave 1533
  • Oct 03, 2013

    Oktoberfest Update

    Firstly a huge thanks to Fran for arranging tonight’s session on Performance Improvement by Chris from Muscle Therapies. It was a really interesting and informative presentation, which puts those who attended at massive advantage over the rest of the field for next season!! Next up is “Swim Smooth” at 9am on Saturday in the Pavilion, but I’m after some technical help with supply of equipment please?? I need a laptop projector and also a means of accessing the web to play some example video… More....
    Martin Darlison 1606
  • Oct 01, 2013

    Oktoberfest 2013 #2

    Looks like I had a bad case of the cut/paste/save lunacy when asking others to give out details on this year’s Oktoberfest! Apologies for any confusion and I’ve sent the correct version to Mike and asked him to put it on the website. In the meantime here’s a shorthand version of the CORRECT dates/times/sessions for you to come along and enjoy! Wed 2 Oct 7.30-8.30pm Pump House – Injury Prevention with Chris from Muscle Therapies Sat 5 Oct 9.00-10.00am Pavilion – Swim Smooth with Martin Darlison… More....
    Big Dave 1729
  • Sep 26, 2013

    Oktoberfest 2013

    EGTC: OktoberFest 2013 Location: Pump House (Wed) and Pavilion (Sat) @ Olympos East Grinstead Whether you are a newcomer to triathlon or a seasoned competitor there will be something for everyone at each of these sessions. Come along and improve or share your knowledge with other club members and benefit from the expert session leaders who are all giving their time free to help you to a 2014 PB! To book some of these activities could cost you £00’s however, the Club is committed to subsidising… More....
    Big Dave 1659
  • Sep 26, 2013

    Weekly News 26 September 2013

    Whole range of things to tell you about this week….. Starting with something to make you green with envy – Derek Blackall is still in racing mode, competing in the Aix en Provence 70.3 races. He tells me that he briefly raised himself off his sun lounger in St Tropez to finish in 7:12 and then returned to a horizontal position and carried on watching the scenery and people pass by! Thanks Derek, not jealous at all…. Meanwhile, back in sunny East Grinstead, thanks to all those who both competed… More....
    Big Dave 1544
  • Sep 26, 2013

    October Swim Smooth Sessions

    If you haven’t been in the club for long; it’s worth noting that we cease hard training at the end of September and go ‘back to basics’ with a strong focus on correct technique at club sessions. It is crucial for us all to have a period of recovery following the end of season and low intensity ‘Aerobic’ and ‘Technique’ sessions continue during the autumn, then intensity increases during the winter and harder efforts are introduced during springtime to be ready for the start of the next racing… More....
    Martin Darlison 1686
  • Sep 17, 2013

    Weekly News 17 September 2013

    A great long weekend at Hyde Park with superb performances from all the EGTC World Championship participants in a variety of generally appalling weather conditions! On Friday, Martin, Fran, Richard and Annie did exceptionally well to stay upright on their bikes in very slippery conditions whilst on Saturday, Mark, in the open event, contended with a very cold swim which on Sunday led to Jackie, competing in the Olympic distance race having her swim leg cut to 800m. I know the competitors where… More....
    Big Dave 1460
  • Sep 17, 2013

    ITU World Championship London Sept 2013

    Photos of East Grinstead Tri Club members are available HERE More....
    Mike Cowell 1443
  • Sep 12, 2013

    Weekly News 11 September 2013

    Mission Accomplished! Under strict instructions from Mrs Big Dave I successfully failed to qualify for Hawaii @ Xterra England by cleverly finishing plum last in my Age Group on Sunday at the Vachery Estate. I did however finish with an aching face from grinning so madly for two hours whilst tackling the 30k off-road bike course! The subsequent 10k run was also fun and involved some seriously tricky off-road running and jumping – streams, ditches and bogs! It also threw it down with rain for… More....
    Big Dave 1425
  • Sep 06, 2013

    Weekly News 6 September 2013

    First up a reminder that Core with Kim starts again this Saturday (7th) in the Dance Studio 7.45-8.15am – the best 30 minute workout of the week (it says here!) it’s also a chance to see that some of our best triathletes are also as bad as the rest of us when it comes to core strength! Next, a correction to any misunderstanding regarding Simon Powell’s performance @ the World Duathlon Champs – Simon finished 3rd Brit in his Age Group and 8th overall – good enough to earn him a place at the 2014… More....
    Big Dave 1507
  • Aug 29, 2013

    Weekly News 29 August 2013

    The countdown has begun...... Southwater Relays this Sunday! I think I might need a bigger bag for all the "No.1 Supporter" paraphernalia I'll be bringing along to encourage you to greater efforts in the quest to be Top EG Dogs! No pressure....... The turbo brick sessions on Sept 4th is perhaps something you might have wished had occurred before the race @ S/Water but its still a very worthwhile sessions and it begins at 7.30pm, not 7.00 as erroneously reported last week - apologies! The… More....
    Big Dave 1453
  • Aug 24, 2013

    Southwater Relays Update

    Looks like an administrative glitch means that info on teams etc for the Southwater Relays 2013 hasn't gone out! Sorry! Teams are as follows: Team Alpha; Andy Peel, Jane Roberts, Seb Donjon Team Beta; Pete Holley, Sally Holford, Steve Nash Team Gamma; Roger Taylor, Fran Davis, Daisy Cowlard Team Delta; Tom Lees, Jackie Barker, Derek Blackall Team Kappa; Nick Kay, Helen Fairs, Simon Watson Team Omega; James Ryan, Cathy Walsh, Peter Moles Remember each team member completes the whole triathlon (400m… More....
    Mike Cowell 1529
  • Aug 21, 2013

    Weekly News 20 August 2013

    Holidays so slightly late on the News! Massive congrats to Simon Powell who took 3rd in his Age Group at the World Duathlon Champs in Ottawa, Canada recently - great effort and automatic qualification for the 2014 Worlds. And his swimming has massively improved as well....... no end to his talents! Congrats also to Derek Blackall for his 2nd place AG result at Ely Olympic in a splendid 3:23 Doing something different for a very worthwhile cause are Mike and Lorraine Cowell plus family and… More....
    Big Dave 1468
  • Aug 06, 2013

    Weekly News 6 August 2013

    Chapeau this week to Tim Lucas - 10:40 and change at Ironman UK for 14th in his Age Group and top 100 overall. Great work Tim and you might want to get him to expand on his post-race comment - "it was a tough cookie that nearly got the better of me"! Martin has beaten me with news on the Turbo Brick on Wed 7th and the plea for volunteers @ EG10k - but both worth repeatingSouthwater Relays on 1st September - teams are now sorted and I will mail them to Mike to put on the Members section of the… More....
    Big Dave 1434
  • Aug 06, 2013

    Coaching Team Update 6 August 2013

    A quick reminder that the next Turbo Brick session takes place this Wednesday evening at the Pump House at Kings Centre and costs £3. Please be there for a 7:30pm start and we’ll set up on the field if the weather holds. We will mix some biking (on the Turbo) and run short intervals (around the Kings Field). A note for the Saturday Runners with my apologies; I’m afraid we’re short of coaches for the next couple of weeks due to holidays, injuries and various other good reasons, so you might have… More....
    Martin 1373
  • Jul 28, 2013

    Weekly News 28 July 2013

    Sorry for delay this week - just been one of those! Results update from a week or so ago at the Vachery Tri; Nick Kay and Jackie Barker in the Middle Distance race - Nick 5:06:07 for 10th in his AG and Jackie a magnificent 5:37:00 and 1st place in her AG, brilliant! In the Standard Distance race; James Ryan 2:25 (5th AG), Dave Mycock 2:43, Darren Holman 2:50 and new boy Ben Houston 3:03 - well done all, its a beautiful place to race as I know from last years off-road race Looking ahead into… More....
    Big Dave 1441
  • Jul 22, 2013

    Training Update 27 July 2013

    A few bits and pieces about some training sessions & events coming along soon… 09:00-10:30 Saturday 27 July (this coming Saturday) – Transition Training We run these sessions occasionally to provide a bit of knowledge, practice and fun to learn about effective and quick transitions. They include a chance to practice transitions and improve your race times without the need to get any fitter! It is “free” time. We’re running this instead of the run session this coming Saturday morning, weather… More....
    Martin Darlison 1385
  • Jul 18, 2013

    Weekly News 18 July 2013

    First up a reminder to let me know if you want to be part of one of the EGTC teams at the Southwater Relays on Sun 1st Sept. This is a great social event where the results are less important than the abuse you can dish out to your fellow members whilst they compete over a 400m o/w swim, 18.5k bike and 3.8k run! We will try to mix up the teams to equalise them making the competition and the fun even more intense! Even if you don't want to race can I suggest you come along and support as its a… More....
    Big Dave 1415
  • Jul 10, 2013

    Weekly News 10 July 2013

    Some results to tell you about first this week Great performances at Worthing Tri in both the Olympic and Sprint events. Roger, Tom, Darren and Geoff did well in the benign conditions which also suited Cathryn and Julie in their first open water race - well done all. Meanwhile, Derek was racing at the South Coast Tri in Seaford - a race I've done before and agree with him that counting the laps on the bike is a tough part of the day! Derek wanted me to thank Fran on his behalf for helping with… More....
    Big Dave 1466
  • Jul 02, 2013

    Turbo Brick Session - Wed 3 July

    Date: Wednesday 3 July 7:30pm-8:30pm (7:15 set up) Place: Pump House, Kings Centre Coaches: Martin Darlison Cost: £3 This is one of the planned monthly summer Brick sessions and a great opportunity to fine tune transitions and 'running off the bike'. Suitable for all distances to help deal with the ‘jelly legs’ that you may have experienced at the start of the run! We will combine Bike (on the Turbo) and Run (around the EG Tri Run route). Sessions will commence BY 7:30pm, so please make sure… More....
    Martin Darlison 1451
  • Jun 27, 2013

    Weekly News 26 June 2016

    Top 5 finishes in their Age Groups for both Martin Darlison and Annie Sedgwick @ Bristol - but was it enough to qualify for the Worlds? Tougher still for Andy Peel and Richard Cooney at the same event in their highly competitive groups - another chance yet guys? Meanwhile PC Paul was quietly taking part in the Boskman down in the New Forest - 2.6k swim, 120k bike, 20k run - great example of how you can recover from injury if you take it sensibly! Also working through their injury by doing… More....
    Big Dave 1541
  • Jun 19, 2013

    Weekly News 19 June 2013

    Hi Short news this week as I have even less time that last week when I didn't manage to do the News at all! Some fantastic Race Results to tell you about and my apologies for lateness and if I miss anyone! Joan Wingfield has qualified for the Worlds @ Olympic distance by coming 4th at the Chester Deva race, Fran Davies has qualified for the European Champs and the latest success was Tim Lucas who came third in his AG at UK 70.3 Champs @ Wimbleball and thus got automatic qualification for the… More....
    Big Dave 1503
  • Jun 15, 2013

    Swim-1st Crawley Sprint Tri 30/6/13

    Swim-1st Crawley Sprint Tri 30/6/13, support a local club's inaugural race, limited spaces, ideal for beginners or triathletes that want a fast race! Please share with your fellow triathletes and help spread the word, thank you. View this email in your browser Calling all Triathletes.... Our Inaugural Sprint Triathlon is here, be part of our history. Please share with fellow triathletes to support a local club race. Thank you.. You are invited to join us on Sunday 30th June 2013 for our… More....
    Mike Cowell 1571
  • Jun 05, 2013

    Weekly News 5 June 2013

    News and results this week! Well Done to a variety of members for great results at all sorts of events over the last few weeks; Mark Burland completed his first UK triathlon and what a starter to choose - the Enduroman Half! 4th out of the swim and 19th overall! Slightly more experienced competitors at the Nottingham leg of the World Sprint qualifiers with Rich Cooney and Martin Darlison having a crack at instant qualification! Not quite this time against some top triathletes but result of the… More....
    Big Dave 1537
  • May 30, 2013

    Weekly News Extra 30 May 2013

    Couple of bits I forgot so here's some additional news items for this week; Ardingly Tri Sun 2 June - if you are not competing then why not go along and help Paul Hedger and the team out? Briefing from 6.45am and you get lunch + points towards free entries to Hedgehog Tri events - bargain! Paul also wanted to remind any early risers (or late workers) that he runs a swim session @ Weirwood from 6.00-8.30am on Wednesday mornings Houses of Parliament trip - confirmed for Wed 3rd July. Meet at… More....
    Big Dave 1452
  • May 29, 2013

    Weekly News 28 May 2013

    First up news from Martin D; “The first of the summer series of Turbo Bike / Run Brick sessions has been arranged for 7:30pm Weds 5 June in the Pump House at Kings. An opportunity to fine tune transitions and practice ‘running off the bike’. Please arrive in time to start by 7:30pm prompt, and just £3 for loads of top tips and practice. If the weather is really nice(?!), we’ll set the turbos up on the field. Other sessions to follow on the first Weds of each month”. Belated congrats to those who… More....
    Big Dave 1455
  • May 21, 2013

    Weekly News 21 May 2013

    Another successful correspondence with the Weather Gods, following on from the Tri w/end, as we bathed in more sunshine whilst helping out at the Kids Tri on Sunday! Great event organised by Paul and his team and a privilege to be able to help/witness the efforts of so many young triathletes - if only some of the parents would spend a little more time ensuring that their offspring had bikes that fitted them! Tantamount to child abuse in some cases as kids either stood or rode with their knees… More....
    Big Dave 1497
  • May 14, 2013

    Weekly News 14 May 2013

    Of course we have to start this weeks news with a Well Done....... to Derek Blackall for a PB @ Majorca 70.3 ! Derek tells me his swim was particularly pleasing and he's certainly been going well whenever I've been close enough to see him at training! I guess I had better also congratulate all those who competed in the 28th East Grinstead Triathlon, especially our two Winners - Edward Stowell in the Youth race and Gemma Hayes in the Try-a-Tri - full Sprint distance for both in the future!… More....
    Big Dave 1566
  • May 09, 2013

    Weekly News 8 May 2013

    Excellent results from last weeks Steyning Tri and a Race Report appears elsewhere on the website - congrats to Martin, Andy and Tracy This weeks news would, of course, be dominated by a last minute plea for volunteers for the Race w/end except that Big Martin has already sent out a short missive! That leaves me just making an appeal to the Weather Gods for some pleasant sunshine for those who are about to stand around in a field/road/street etc for several hours on Sunday "encouraging" all the… More....
    Big Dave 1558
  • May 02, 2013

    Weekly News 2 May 2013

    Volunteers required at Race and set-up day Sat & Sun week - expect that to be the theme of this weeks News ! Well Done all who raced at Sevenoaks Tri - top of the pile went to Richard Smith with 7th place overall and fastest run of the day, not really a surprise! Lots of other good performances, although it would help if you all put the club down on your entry! The legend that is Bob Luck once again took the 70+ age group - what a star! And no doubt there will be lots of stars at our race both… More....
    Big Dave 1540
  • Apr 25, 2013

    Weekly News 25 April 2013

    Firstly my apologies to Neil Smith for doubting his fortitude in completing the Boston Marathon despite struggling from mile 2 - for him a disappointing 2:59 @ the finish off a 1:18 first half - just shows what a running deity he is ! He was also finished and back in his hotel before all the tragedy unfolded at the finish. My thanks to all of those who braved the cold to take part in the final event of the WGP - the Sprint Tri. Some superb performances, great sprint finishes and personal bests… More....
    Big Dave 1537
  • Apr 22, 2013

    Air Ambulance Double​ 100 Cycle Challenge​

    Double 100 Cycle Challenge Double 100 Cycle Challenge - 23 June 2013 CLICK HERE to register for Non-sportive: £30 (minimum sponsorship £100) CLICK HERE to register for Sportive: £45 (no minimum sponsorship) In 2012, the Double 100 Cycle Challenge raised nearly £9,000 so we would like to say a huge heart-felt thank you to everyone who took part and raised such an incredible sum of money. You can be assured that every penny of that money raised is going directly to provide a Helicopter Emergency… More....
    Mike 1764
  • Apr 22, 2013

    Open Water Swimming at Weir Wood

    Open Water swimming at Weir Wood starts on Tuesday 30th April 2013 Terms & Conditions of Membership Weir Wood is a Private Estate with No Public Right of Way & Swimming access is authorised by Day, Monthly or Season Membership. All members must sign onto & off the Estate at Administration. Essential Reading before Swimming: Before purchasing a Membership & signing in on entry you must read the Swimming Responsibility Statement below. Purchasing a Membership confirms that you have read &… More....
    Mike Cowell 3590
  • Apr 16, 2013

    Weekly News 16 April 2013

    A Tale of Three Cities - the story of everyday Marathon folk ! Congratulations to Dave Mycock and Darren Holman on completing the Paris marathon a couple of weeks ago - and then braving the art galleries as a warm down ! Sarah Loach completed her first marathon @ Brighton last week in 4:40 - great effort Sarah ! And, for possibly different reasons, huge relief that Neil Smith had a DNF @ the Boston marathon and that his family had flown home the day before - an horrific experience for all at… More....
    Big Dave 1587
  • Apr 09, 2013

    Weekly News 9 April 2013

    Lots to get through this week so here goes ! Winter GP - great turn out for the Hill TT on Sunday in what turned out to be glorious weather for cycling uphill ! Overall winners where Andy Peel and Fran Davis with new girl Kat Barrett picking up the CSP from our beloved Chairman without whose accuracy with a watch the whole thing might have been a lot closer ! I believe that 100th Member, Mick Norrington has how fully learnt how to mend punctures having suffered two in the morning - including… More....
    Big Dave 1503
  • Apr 03, 2013

    Weekly News 2 April 2013

    Hi All Time for a bit of training after all the Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns! Swimming, Core and Running on Saturday from 6.30am and then its the WGP Hill TT on Sunday. For those who've not taken part before this is a social ride of around 25 miles taking roughly 2 hours with three timed hill sections that you ride solo against the clock. Lowest overall time for the three timed sections wins ! Simple ! Ideally I need someone with a car to help with the timing please ? All meet at Kings… More....
    Big Dave 1511
  • Mar 26, 2013

    Weekly News 26 March 2013

    Two "Well Done's" to start this week; firstly to Bradley's Dad (Nick Kay) for passing his BTF Level 1 Coaching course - another excellent addition to the team! Secondly, and with added massive thanks, Pete and his team plus all those who volunteered to help at the East Grinstead Aquathlon in the freezing cold on Sunday morning! I know all the competitors where most grateful for the support of the "snowmen" around the course! A great addition to our portfolio of events and I'm sure one we will… More....
    Big Dave 1493
  • Mar 19, 2013

    Weekly News 19 March 2013

    First up, Congratulations to Mark Lofting on becoming one of our elite band of BTF Level 2 Coaches - great effort Mark and much appreciated by all at the club Next, Pete Holley is still looking for Marshals for the EG Aquathlon on Sunday 24 March - report to him on site @ Kings for 7.30am and should be finished around 9.30. Pete is offering a free breakfast to all those who contact him in advance on - so that's a full English for me please Pete ! Just waiting for… More....
    Big Dave 1529
  • Mar 14, 2013

    Weekly News 12 March 2013

    Hi All Thought I was going to have to say that this Sunday's WGP Bike TT would be postponed because of the snow and then it all appears to have gone! Obviously we'll need to keep an eye out over the next few days but should be ok to meet @ Horne Golf Club ready to start at 9.00am - so warm up before hand! Slightly earlier start the following week (Sun 24th) to help with the East Grinstead Aquathlon - Pete is looking for support/help @ Kings from 7.00am through till about 9.30/10.00am - contact… More....
    Big Dave 1539
  • Mar 07, 2013

    Weekly News 7 March 2013

    Several bits of news this week and some dates for your calendar; Clare wants to know if anyone can help out Paul @ EGSC by swimming at the Ideal Home Show - I assume in an Endless Pool but maybe talk to Clare or call Paul on 07763 173192 just in case its in the Thames instead! Brilliant performance of the week to Simon Powell who has qualified for the World & European Duathlon Championships by coming 3rd in his AG at the recent qualifier - the Euros are at Horst in Holland in April with the… More....
    Big Dave 1522
  • Feb 28, 2013

    Weekly News 28 February 2013

    What a Saturday morning that was! Ideal temperatures for standing around watching a lot of silly b's run wet and half naked down the road at the WGP swim/run! Well done to all who took part with Emily - lovely pink onesie Em - claiming the win just ahead of Tim "I did two extra lengths" Coogan ! The CSP went to Karen Mycock who, as the saying goes, backed up her great runs at The Perch and Brighton Half by proving she can run a respectable 5k as well. Slightly longer distance for those who did… More....
    Big Dave 1537
  • Feb 22, 2013

    Weekly News 22 February 2013

    WGP swim/run this Saturday in the 6.30am swim session - warm up and set up ready for a 7.00am prompt start. Those wanting to just swim please arrive in time to help count lengths and you can get in as soon as the competitors are clear of the pool. Core @ 7.45am - Kim is away skiing so I need a volunteer to take the session - I have a set available if you want it? Cost of Core will rise to £2.00 from 2nd March to help cover costs Well done to all who took part in the WGP Duathlon - tougher than… More....
    Big Dave 1614
  • Feb 12, 2013

    Weekly News 12 February 2013

    Well done to all who took part in the WGP 1000m swim TT last week - Tim Coogan fastest time closely followed by Emily Miles. Noel won the CSP for the most consistent pacing over the 200m splits - he might say consistently poor! First time at that distance for many of you and a great effort all round. Reminder from Martin to bring along your t-shirts and drag pants for the next few sessions just to add to the fun! And talking of fun............ Fran Davies is out to prove that Jackie Barker… More....
    Big Dave 1553
  • Feb 06, 2013

    Weekly News 6 February 2013

    Few quick notes this week! Sat 9th Feb - WGP 1000m swim TT - this will be part of both the 6.30am and 7.25am swim sessions so turn up for either if you want to take part. as always, any help with counting lengths and timing participants gratefully received! Kim's Core session as usual @ 7.45am and a club run session at 9.00am Sun 10th - 2nd Sunday Club Ride - two choices; for those already entered (as the event is sold out) join me at the Evans Sportive out of the Gatwick HQ @ 8.30am for the… More....
    Big Dave 1449
  • Jan 31, 2013

    Weekly News 31 January 2013

    So, nobody missed not having any news last week? Plenty to tell you about this week - starting with congrats to all who took part in The Perch or should that be the Squelch! Only a few years ago, a turnout of 36 runners + supporters would have been the entire club membership! Great to see so much purple and brilliant runs from everyone regardless of finishing position on what was a testing course made even more so by the ridiculous amount of mud and water! Top honours went to Kelly (2nd Lady)… More....
    Big Dave 1444
  • Jan 27, 2013

    The Perch - 27th January 2013

    36 Club Members started The Perch today - pictures are now available on the club website. (Go to Media - Photos or click HERE.) The club results are: Richard Smith 00:44:30 Noel Miles 00:46:09 Simon Powell 00:46:37 Roger Taylor 00:49:31 Kelly Jarvis 00:49:35 David Mycock 00:49:58 Richard Traynor 00:49:59 Chris Welch 00:51:11 Emily Miles 00:52:30 Peter Moles 00:53:43 Darren Holman 00:53:49 Nick Kay 00:54:16 Andy Peel 00:55:08 Stuart Lotherington 00:55:59 Steve Ingham 00:56:52 Geoff Larkin… More....
    Mike Cowell 1681
  • Jan 19, 2013

    Weekly News Xtra 19 January 2013

    Update on m/bike ride with Darren on Sunday 20 Jan - suggest if more snow o/night you text him in the am for more advice! The road to Holmbury is normally well gritted, checked with the pub earlier and the road has been treated and is clear, only tricky bit might be from the green to the carpark, can always park at the green in front of the pub. Only light flurries forecast today and over night so I'm up for it. Be good for people to drop me a text if they are coming so we know to wait. Both… More....
    Big Dave 1624
  • Jan 18, 2013

    Swimming 19 January 2013

    Due to the weather Kings will NOT open until 9.00am Saturday 19 January Therefore there will be NO swimming or Core sessions that morning and I'd suggest that running anywhere other than off-road is a recipe for disaster so therefore NO coached run session either! Time for that long awaited and thoroughly deserved lie in! See you all later in the week - or possibly on Sunday for m/biking @ Holmbury St Mary - subject to further inspection and weather forecasts! Stay tuned! Train safe (if at all)… More....
    Big Dave 1404
  • Jan 16, 2013

    Weekly News 15 January 2013

    So, the snow arrived 24 hours later than we'd been told which meant the 2nd Sunday Ride got away with it - albeit my fingers took a while to warm up! It was the Magnificent Seven out there - with Fran and new girl Becky showing the way most of the time along with the wily old flying scotsman! Great fun and thanks to Keith and the others for still being sat around at Kings when I got back from my post ride run (has to be done as its on the training plan!) and buying me a very welcome coffee!… More....
    Big Dave 1400
  • Jan 13, 2013

    Winter GP 2013

    The dates for some of the events in the Winter GP have changed - click HERE to download the updated dates / times or check out the club calendar. EGTC: Winter GP 2013 Event Date & Start Time Location Notes Run 6.25 miles 27 Jan 1030 Nonsuch Park Epsom The Perch 1000m Swim TT Sat 9 Feb Olympos East Grinstead TT will be part of the swim set for the day – so can be undertaken in either 6.30am or 7.30am session Sprint Duathlon Sun 17 Feb 0830 East Grinstead Sports Club… More....
    Big Dave 1440
  • Jan 08, 2013

    Weekly News 8 January 2013

    Short news this week but sometimes its about quality - although obviously that never applies to the weekly Club drivel! Most important is that Secretary Clare Collett needs to hear from you if you wish to be considered for the one club place we have at the 2013 Virgin London Marathon -qualifying conditions apply, but we'll deal with these once we know who wants the slot! Swim, core and run sessions as normal this Saturday and then on Sunday it's the 2nd Sunday Club Ride - depart Kings 8.30am… More....
    Big Dave 1297
  • Jan 04, 2013

    Weekly News 3 January 2013

    Happy New Year etc So, any resolutions for 2013? Train smarter? Rest more? Buy new tri bling? One very useful tip comes from Coach Martin - bring an old t-shirt and/or drag shorts to ALL swim sessions from now onwards as it's time for a bit of resistance work in the pool. Remember that baggy old cotton T's work best for this - race shirts from pre-1980 according to Martin! Main news item this week from Darren Howe and the EGTC Knacker Krackers...... New Years Day brought the 10th running of the… More....
    Big Dave 1432
  • Dec 28, 2012

    Weekly News 27 December 2012

    So, hope you all got what you wanted for Christmas? Personally, my best pressie arrived today (Thu 27) when I had a 30 minute appointment with the magical fingers of my osteopath, Jeff, as I put my back out on Christmas morning and have spent the two holiday days in considerable pain - well beyond the scope of the self-medication I was able to take in a prone position! As you might imagine my predicament was not well appreciated at home - but at least I wasn't out training! in fact, it looks… More....
    Big Dave 1369
  • Dec 19, 2012

    Weekly News 18 December 2012

    Only seven more sleeps till Christmas - are you excited? Its almost as exciting as wondering what Wiggo would say when he won SPOTY! I wonder if in a few years time the club's own (sorry Nick/Charmaine if that's a bit propritorial) young Bradley will be as loquacious in accepting his first EGTC Winter GP trophy? Of course his dad might beat him too it with no IM distractions this year....... As you have to be in it to win it here's a reminder that The Perch is the first event in the 2013 WGP so… More....
    Big Dave 1366
  • Dec 11, 2012

    Weekly News 11 December 2012

    So all I know about the Xmas Party is that very few of you turned up for the 2nd Sunday Ride the following morning! My thanks to Richard's Smith & Cooney for keeping me company, at least on the flat bits and for waiting at the top of the numerous hills as I showed off my current lack of fitness (actually its an almost permanent state but never mind that now!) It was also pointed out that some of you had got up early the previous morning for the new 6.30am swim session - in fact rather a lot of… More....
    Big Dave 1393
  • Dec 04, 2012

    Weekly News 4 December 2012

    So, like buses here's another Newsletter just when you thought it was safe to cross the road! Kings have confirmed that we can start the new Saturday morning regime from this week - Sat 8th December so just to remind you we will follow the timetable below for ALL Saturday's in December; Swim Session 1 - 6.30am - 7.30am Swim Session 2 - 7.25am - 8.25am Core Session - Dance Studio 7.45am - 8.15am with Kim Run Session - 09.00am - 10.00am Both swim session will have the same set and all lanes will… More....
    Big Dave 1449
  • Dec 03, 2012

    East Grinstead Triathlon and Announcing the EG Aquathlon

    The race is filling up fast! Almost 50% of the places have been taken so please if you are determined to be at the start of the Sprint Tri on the 12 May 2013 make sure that you secure your entry soon. We are all looking forward to cheering you on! New For 2013: The East Grinstead Aquathlon. More....
    Pete Holley 3299
  • Dec 03, 2012

    East Grinstead Triathlon and Aquathlon

    The East Grinstead Sprint Triathlon on 12 May is nearly full. There are only a few places left in the main event, so, if you know of someone keen to compete, it might be good idea to remind them to get their entry in soon. There are still a number of places available for the Ladies Tri-a-Tri and the new Youth Race, so if you know anyone who could be interested, please let them know. Talking of the Try a Tri More....
    Pete Holley 1974
  • Dec 03, 2012

    Late Weekly News 2 D​ec​ember 2012

    I would say better late than never but that assumes any of you read or would miss this drivel if I didn't write it? Few quick things to update you on........ Saturday swim survey result - thanks to the near 80% of the members who replied and a clear majority want to go with 2x 60 minute sessions every week I've advised Kings of this and will let you know asap if this will start on the 8th or 15th December The format for Saturday's when we do start will be as follows; Swim session 1 - 6.30am -… More....
    Big Dave 1455
  • Nov 26, 2012

    MTB Ride 25 November 2012

    After the monsoon of Saturday nine MTB'ers gathered on a lovely sunny morning in the car park at Holmbury St Mary. The trails were "damp" which made conditions testing, hard work and in places, riders skills were tested in staying upright. With Big Dave being absent there were no major spills, but plenty of minor "offs" led by the club's very own Mr Tumble. A well deserved mid ride coffee, cake, cheese straw, "sausage thing" was appreciated by all. Most were "chicked" by Rachael's superb… More....
    Darren Howe 1435
  • Nov 20, 2012

    Weekly News 20 November 2012

    Where was anyone else from the club yesterday? Thought I would update you on a short event I did - Brighton 10k - 45.43. Not bad for someone with 84miles in their legs from previous w/e. No prizes for guessing who the above was from although she failed to notice another EGTC member taking part who had this to say.... I ran the Brighton 10k on Sunday but rather than you just relaying the result to the club members perhaps you could direct them to the race report at my blog?… More....
    Big Dave 1390
  • Nov 20, 2012

    Wheels of Motion 20 November 2012

    With the turbo session off the ground we have some available space on a Wednesday at kings so we have approached the centre and they have offered the use of the spin bikes. This would mean, any budding triathlete that doesn't have a turbo could use the spin bike and join in the sessions on a Wednesday night. The benefits of which speak for themselves and at a bargain cost of £3 / session or £50 for the lot it is must have. So if you are interested in using a spin bike please reply to this mail… More....
    Mark Lofting 1366
  • Nov 16, 2012

    Bradley Kay

    Congratulations to Nick and Charmaine on the birth of their son Bradley on Wednesday, weighing in at 9lb 2oz More....
  • Nov 16, 2012

    Lanzarote 70.3

    Well done to Tim Lucas and Rich Traynor for completing Lanzarote 70.3 on 10th November. Tim completed the event in 5hr 30min - 11th in age group. Rich completed the event in 5hr 55min - 9th in age group. . More....
  • Nov 13, 2012

    Weekly News 13 November 2012

    So this weeks news feels a bit odd having not been around for a week or so and I'll be missing this Saturday as well! It does mean of course that I've been able to grow my Mo in peace - follow the link on the website to take a peek and maybe donate while your there? Committee this Thursday and thanks to those of you who have fed back on the extended Saturday swim time suggestions. We'll let you know asap the outcome and it's likley we'll start from the first Saturday in December. In the… More....
    Big Dave 1392
  • Nov 10, 2012

    Weekly News 9 November 2012

    So here's the News via a new method of sending - hence the delay this week! Actually I could also add that I'm full of "man flu" and its been busy at work - but would you care? Firstly welcome to new EGTC members; Ian, Annie, Paul and Peter and I trust you will enjoy being part of a club that continues to grow at an astonishing rate! So, as requested at the AGM I've been in touch with Kings regarding possible additional swim times and the answer that has come back is....... The only available… More....
    Big Dave 1386
  • Nov 01, 2012

    Race Entries Now Open

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm proud to announce that entries are now open for the 2013 edition of the East Grinstead Triathlon and as a previous competitor you are the first to know. The organising team will be working hard behind the scenes to make sure that this long running race continues to be the friendliest club race around and we are all hoping to see you again at this years race. More....
    Pete Holley 1828
  • Oct 30, 2012

    Weekly News 30 October 2012

    Hi All Thanks to all who came along and participated in the club AGM on Saturday morning - good to hear your views and also that, in general, you support the work that the Committee has done in running the club over the last year. Those of us unable to persuade you to vote us off are looking forward to working with the new committee members and the challenges that 2013 will undoubtedly bring. The following morning nine of us set off around the mountain bike trails surrounding Holmbury St Mary -… More....
    Big Dave 1416
  • Oct 27, 2012

    EGTC Movember

    Hi All Just to let those of you've who expressed an interest that I've registered a team - EGTri-a-Mo! and if you want to join in the fun and fundraising then go to I'm away next Saturday so will have to see how you've all got on at the end of the 1st week! Go EGTri-a-Mo! More....
    Big Dave 1469
  • Oct 25, 2012

    Winter GP 2013

    The Winter GP schedule had been released - download: Winter GP 2013 More....
    Big Dave 1549
  • Oct 24, 2012

    Club Turbo Sessions and Coaching Request

    Following on from Big Dave's weekly news letter I can confirm that the club winter turbo sessions will start on Tuesday 30th of October at the East Grinstead Sports Club ( This is a permanent fixture through the winter on a Tuesday with great facilities including a bar should you wish to hydrate after a hard turbo set. Wednesday's session will remain at Kings in the pump house as normal. Both session start at 1930 sharp so please arrive in time for you to set up and… More....
    Mark Lofting 1468
  • Oct 23, 2012

    Weekly News 23 October 2012

    Hi All First up the news from the World Champs in NZ for those who weren't glued to their laptops on Sunday night! Martin Darlison 50-54 AG Sprint 17th OA and 6th Brit in a time of 1:14:43 - just 1 second behind the 5th place Brit, think he'll have something to say about that! Martin Diebel 65-69 AG Sprint 23rd OA 7th Brit in a time of 1:45:30 Well done to both, looks like it was a tough swim and transitions seemed quite long? Plenty of tales when they get back from their well deserved holidays… More....
    Big Dave 1375
  • Oct 22, 2012

    World Champs - New Zealand 2012

    Martin Darlison Michael Diebel While the majority of the country may be suffering post-Olympic blues two members of East Grinstead Triathlon Club have continued to fly the Great Britain flag, competing at the amateur sprint triathlon World Championships in New Zealand. On Monday 22 October Martin Darlison, 50 of East Grinstead, placed 17th out of 77 competitors in the 50-54 age group, while fellow club member Michael Diebel, 66, finished 23rd out of 27 competitors in the very closely fought… More....
    David Pawsey 1597
  • Oct 19, 2012

    EGTC Club Kit, Hoodies and Fleeces

    Hi All The kit has arrived from Champion Systems and I shall be bringing it in the morning.... If you have an order please remember that I will only hand it over to you if you have paid in full.... Also there are still some of you that has not picked up your hoody or fleece... so if you are coming tomorrow please come and see me.... Louise More....
    Louise McKechnie 1913
  • Oct 19, 2012

    Weekly News Extra 18 October 2012

    Hi All Just a quick line to see if anyone fancies joining me in some good old fashioned fun for a serious cause? All Mo Bros and Mo Sistas welcome! Cheers More....
    Big Dave 1373
  • Oct 17, 2012

    Weekly News 16 October 2012

    Hi All The OktoberFest events continue apace this week but first a big Thank You to Stuart for his excellent presentation - who knew you could tell so much about someone by the way they open a banana! Wed 17th sees an hour long session in the Pump House with our favourite torturer Kim - plenty of time for explanations, demonstrations as well as physical work on that most neglected area, at least for me, the Core! Use this session as an opportunity to practice what's in store in the fortnightly… More....
    Big Dave 1361
  • Oct 10, 2012

    How to Ride a £10k Road Bike!

    Thanks to Stuart for spotting this..... More....
    Mike Cowell 1614
  • Oct 09, 2012

    Weekly News 9 October 2012

    Hi All Quick reminder that there is no OktoberFest event on Wed 10 Oct - sorry about that. Stuart has already given you the lowdown on this Saturday's Top Two Inches session - well worth the admission money! Of course before that its the next instalment in the Swim Smooth training sessions - and as I really enjoyed last weeks I'm going back for more bubble bubble! The dividing lines between what each swim type will be doing becomes more marked as we progress through October and then have the… More....
    Big Dave 1378
  • Oct 08, 2012

    The top 2 inches training session

    Whilst we are all training hard to make an impact on our race times as well as get fitter and stronger there is one part (some may argue the most important part) that isnt trained as much as it should be. The brain. I thought I would take the opportunity to share with you a few pointers about this Saturday's Oktoberfest speech to see it's something of value to you. I was asked by the club a couple of years ago to share with people the key atributes to racing that I felt was the difference to… More....
    Stuart Lotherington 1382
  • Oct 08, 2012

    Octoberfest HR Test

    Hi All Thank you to all those who attend the HR test on Wednesday, I have posted the results to HR Results on the club website. You will also be able to download the HR template under the Turbo area and in the October folder, again on the club site of click on Take me there. I recommended downloading this and keeping it with you for when we get into the turbo sessions to ensure you are working in the correct zones. If you have any questions please drop me a line Winter Turbo Sessions The club… More....
    Mark Lofting 1419
  • Oct 06, 2012

    Weekly News Late Special 6 October 2012

    Hi All Sorry for delay - fault on the line at home this week with no phone or internet until late Friday night - bliss for some of you no doubt! Anyway, lots to pass on so pay attention! Club website has been updated with all sorts of goodies and I'll direct you there for details on; Nutrition - now available as a separate page on Members section with price lists etc + order on-line direct to Richard McCooney via Xmas Party - places going fast, order form is on-line with menu and… More....
    Big Dave 1356
  • Sep 27, 2012

    Weekly News 27 September 2012

    Hi All Hope to see you all for the last full session swim of this Season on Saturday? 7.00am for lots of splashing about, bit of a chat and maybe a leisurely length or two? OktoberFest starts next week with a Bike Max HRM test on Wed 3rd in the Pump House 7.30-8.30pm - an essential session that will give you invaluable data for your winter training, once of course you've recovered from the effort! Have a couple of easy days before and then you'll just need your bike, turbo, HRM, water and… More....
    Big Dave 1456
  • Sep 21, 2012

    Wheels of Motion

    Bike Fits Previously we sent out a mail for interest in 'Bike Fits' (RETUL). We have negotiated hard and managed to get a group discount for the club with Bike Science in Tunbridge Wells for £135 individually or £100 in a group booking. For a group booking, the idea would be to have the fit days preferably in October / November so to reconfirm interest please reply by Oct 01 specifying if there are any dates (Saturday / Sunday) that you can't do in October / November. This is a great… More....
    Mark Lofting 1569
  • Sep 20, 2012

    Weekly News 20 September 2012

    Hi All All in together this Saturday for 90 minutes of splashing about! Make the most of it as the countdown to October's SwimFest starts here! But first, well done to Mike Cowell who recently competed in his first event since his "near miss" earlier in the year! An easy 5km swim, with wetsuit(!) in 1:35:24 - most pleasing is that he's still in one piece! He's also reporting a lot of traffic on the website as you all look to see which swim type you are, or have been allocated too! If it's not… More....
    Big Dave 1411
  • Sep 19, 2012

    Race Report(s)

    After Spalding, it was only a couple of weeks before the Hedgehog Sprint at Weirwood. Despite the indifferent summer, there have been some lovely evenings at WW this year, but not on this night. The swim was shortened just before the off with Marcus last seen being towed around the reservoir desperately clinging to the big yellow buoy that was coming adrift. The bike was a real test – I have used this course a lot for training, but when you’re at race pace the hills take on a whole new meaning.… More....
    Andy Peel 1547
  • Sep 18, 2012

    Southwater Relays 2012 - Pictures

    The photos of the event are accessible HERE More....
  • Sep 16, 2012

    October Saturday Swim Sessions

    Hi All As part of the clubs ambition for 'continual improvement', the Coaching Team are always looking at ways to evolve coaching methods and techniques to help everyone progress and improve. Consequently we are adjusting the approach slightly for October Saturday Swim Sessions this year and introducing some swim coaching methods being adopted by the British Triathlon Federation (i.e. Swim Smooth). It provides more targeted and specific stroke correction for common types of swimming rather than… More....
    Martin Darlison 1407
  • Sep 11, 2012

    Weekly News 11 Sept 2012

    Hi All First up some sad news if you've not been on the club website. John Herbert, long-time President of East Grinstead Swimming Club, and known to many of the town's swimmers and triathletes passed away recently. Full details of the Memorial Service and donations on the site On a more positive note, Congratulations to Middle Distance virgins Darren Howe and Steve Nash on conquering The Vitruvian. Both did very respectable times - Darren 5:07 and Steve 5:47 - and there is a Race… More....
    Big Dave 1412
  • Sep 10, 2012

    Marshals for EG 10k​

    Hi All This is a final check for volunteer marshals at the EG 10km Run at 10am on Sunday 23 September (details on The race is organised by our buddies at EG Athletics Club and is now full with 400 runners, which is fantastic, but means that it will be very busy and will need as many helpers as possible. It's an easy job - just stand on a street corner and yell at people running for about an hour. I've seen just how good some of you are at that. It is part of an ongoing… More....
    Martin Darlison 1496
  • Sep 08, 2012

    John Herbert RIP

    Dear All, It is with much regret that I inform you of the passing last Saturday of John Herbert. John was President of the East Grinstead Swimming Club for many years and knew a lot of members of the Tri Club. Jenny, his wife has asked me to pass the below message on to you and would be pleased if any of you that knew him would like to come. Regards Tim. From: ---- Sent: 06 September 2012 09:51 To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: An Update for John The Remembrance Service for John will be held… More....
    Tim Pettit 1938
  • Sep 05, 2012

    RideLondon 100

    RideLondon 100 Hot on the heels of cycling's amazing success at the London 2012 Games and Bradley Wiggins' stellar achievement at the Tour de France, the London Marathon team is proud to be part of London's great new cycling challenge - RideLondon 100. Starting at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, participants will cycle the roads across London and into Surrey, following the famous road race route of the 2012 Games, finishing 100 miles later on The Mall. They will be followed by some of the… More....
    Spoke 1372
  • Sep 04, 2012

    Weekly News 3 Sept 2012

    Important to get the News out early this week before any rumours start about the goings on at Southwater Relays!Welch's Wonders where exactly that with a top of the podium finish in the Mixed Open category - well done to Kelly, her fella and Tim Lucas who all produced great individual performances. Kelly in particular had a great swim, even better bike and then took no prisoners on the run - definetly had the race face on! Releasing Tim - the puppy - on the final leg meant the rest of us where… More....
    Big Dave 1308
  • Aug 28, 2012

    Weekly News 28 August 2012

    Hi All Some great results from the weekends racing and some news of those who just took part! But first, a reminder that its 1st Saturday this week so its the Cruiseliners in first at 7.00am with the Speedboats to follow at 7.40am. I took part in the Standard distance Cross Tri @ the Vachery Multisport Festival near Cranleigh on Sunday - brilliant fun with a mega tough 30k off road bike which combined lots of muddy single track with some wide grass fields - a winning combination that meant… More....
    Big Dave 1299
  • Aug 25, 2012

    Weekly News 25 August 2012

    Hi All Later than normal this week - holiday and catching up at work! And then our son's GCSE results arrived............ Anyway, just a few quick things and a more thorough News next week Congrats to Steve Ingham on another top AG finish at Ringmer the other week with Simon Neave chasing him hard. Mark Bashford 3rd overall at same event. Well done also to the team of Darren Howe, Neil Clark and Gwen Curtin for the 2nd place in the Team Aquathlon @ Weirwood earlier this week - with solid back… More....
    Big Dave 1321
  • Aug 23, 2012

    Ling​field Running Club Dry Hill 10

    Do you know of anyone that would like to run either of these courses?The 5 mile is very much a fun run, so people can run and/or walk it.Please pass this onto anyone else you think might like to do it.I was the founder organiser of this event for our running club. Pleasesupport it if you can, it's a great event and great prizes. Race Website - Click HERE More....
    Jackie Barker 1326
  • Aug 13, 2012

    Weekly News 14 August 2012

    Hi All Sadly all good things have to come to an end, but the Olympic memories, the pride and the inspiration will live on. I expect you have some favourite memories and personal inspiration from certain events which spur you on with your training. My biggest take home message is that successful athletes focus on the ‘process’, not the ‘outcome’. Think Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy… i.e. it’s never enough just to daydream of the glory of crossing the line first or getting a PB, but can be achieved… More....
    Martin Darlison 1348
  • Aug 07, 2012

    Weekly News 7 August 2012

    Wowza, what a day! Massive well done to Alistair and Jonny and like so many Team GB athletes, have made us very proud. I am overwhelmed by how far Triathlon has come since my first national champs in a manky dock with transition in a disused warehouse in the mid 80s! Triathlon had to start somewhere in GB, but looked so brilliant today and has grabbed the British and world's attention as a serious and credible sport. The massive spectator turnout gives us something to be very proud of to be… More....
    Martin Darlison 1310
  • Jul 31, 2012

    Weekly News 31 July 2012

    Hi All Okay, Big might be overstating it. Put it this way, I'm trying to fill Dave's shoes and at the moment comfortably have both my feet in one of them, so I will fill the other one with something else later before I give them back to him! So, as stand-in news editor for a couple of weeks, please send any race results, events coming up or preferably funny stories and gossip to me and I'll publish almost anything. So for this week, the headline is Nick and Charmaine's wedding last weekend and… More....
    'Big' Martin Darlison 1305
  • Jul 31, 2012

    Club Kit Order - Autumn 2012

    Autumn Kit order...... The time has come for putting in our autumn kit order, so if any of you need autumn/winter kit now is the time to order as it is unlikely that we will put in another order before the new year.... For new members please get in touch with me and I will help you with what you might need to order and try to arrange for you to try on some of the other members kit... older members you should all know by now what's your size if you are to order more kit.... The new order form… More....
    Louise McKechnie 1410
  • Jul 31, 2012

    EGTC Celebrates it's 100th Member

    With Olympic Fever gripping the nation, East Grinstead Triathlon Club has already been celebrating success this summer after signing up its 100th member. After completing the town’s popular annual race in May, which consists of a 500m swim, 26km cycle and 5km run Mick Norrington, 54, from Pound Hill, Crawley decided to take the plunge and join the club which runs regular coaching sessions for members. More....
    David Pawsey 1478
  • Jul 25, 2012

    Weekly News 25 July 2012

    Hi AllSo, it's 8.00pm on Friday 27th, do you a) stay at home and watch the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics or b) meet at Wetherspoons in East Grinstead and drink to the health of Nick Kay prior to him marrying the wonderful Charmaine? Clearly Wiggo, Cav and the rest of the team have an excuse for an early night but do you?Either way the choice has to be made on Saturday morning - swim @ Kings from 7.00am or join in the mass trespass at Box Hill to see the newly crowned TDF winner and the rest… More....
    Big Dave 1286
  • Jul 25, 2012

    Brick Session - 7:30pm Weds 1 Aug

    Hi All Just a quick reminder that the next Summer Brick Session takes place in the Pump House at Kings at 7:30pm Wednesday 1 August. I always say that this is essential race prep training and one of the best value sessions to do during the summer. This time we will be doing 3 sets of (10min bike followed by 4 x half laps of the field with some rests in between), so good for conditiioning, transition practice and run technique all in one go! So apart from the obvious need for your bike and turbo… More....
    Martin Darlison 1271
  • Jul 25, 2012

    Support Triathlon at the 2012 Games

    Mike Cowell 1207
  • Jul 17, 2012

    Weekly News 17 Jul 12

    Hi AllSeems like only yesterday since my last missive?Dave Pawsey whose been ill, at a Stag do, raced his first Olympic Tri, been ill again and finally finished the "100th Member" article is looking for a female! Actually I think that was for a female member to add a comment or two to the article but then again........ Anyway, Dave reports that his swim times have improved dramtically since joing the club and he's well-pleased (and should be) with 2:50 for a first go at the Oly!Jackie, and… More....
    Big Dave 1310
  • Jul 16, 2012

    Ardingly OWS

    Dear All, some further information on Ardingly OWS .... If you are anticipating 'trying out' the Ardingly Reservoir OWS experience tomorrow can you confirm to Simon so he has an idea of numbers. Please call Simon / leave him a message if you can't make it or are delayed to save the EGTri swimmers hanging on (07717 204335). The idea is to meet-up in the car park adjacent to the reservoir at 6:45pm so c. 45 minutes - 1 hour is available for swimming. We can fine… More....
    Simon Powell 1274
  • Jul 16, 2012

    Precision Bike Fitting Using Retul 3D Motion Capture Technology: BikeScience

    Precision Bike Fitting Using Retul 3D Motion Capture Technology More....
    - 1180
  • Jul 15, 2012

    Weekly Early News? Lat​e News? 15 Jul 12

    Hi AllSome news for you that's either late from last week or early for next week!Michael Norrington, 100th Member, reports that if you are troubled by the numbers swimming on Saturday mornings then there's plenty of room in the YMCA pool in New York - which is where he is on business! Thanks Michael, just the kind of helpful news that will see you fitting in well with the club!Sally Hobbs reports that much-missed overseas member Karen Young will be back in the UK for a couple of weeks - so lets… More....
    Big Dave 1176
  • Jul 12, 2012

    Weekly News 12 Jul 12

    Hi AllCouple of race reports this week and they share a common theme - rain, mud and floods!Steve Ingham was at Whitoak Tri and reports that they cut 4k of the bike route because of flooding and yet the water was still up to his pedals in places! A great 1:24:04 saw him to 3rd in his AG only a minute behind the winner!Myself, Kelly and Helen where at the Sussex Tri Festival on Sunday for the Sprint race, following in the footsteps (literally in the mud of the run route!) of Kelly's fella who… More....
    Big Dave 1184
  • Jul 04, 2012

    English Club Ch​ampionships​

    Some of you are representing your country, what about the chance to represent your club!I'm delighted to say this year we've had sufficient interest to be able to enter a team and more importantlythey're a handy bunch meaning I probably don't make the cut!Nevertheless, seeing how some of you are going in races (& training) at the moment, it's clear that you are very capable and may harbour ambitions to don the purple with pride.If you're looking for more of a wind down to end of season, I… More....
    Andy Peel 1159
  • Jul 03, 2012

    Weekly News 3 July 12

    Couple of things to tell you about that I've missed over the last couple of weeks; Duncan's 2nd place in the 100 mile run race in the New Forest - part of the Enduroman Festival - quite simply awesome and I know Dunc would like to thank his support team; Rich T, Jackie, Mike & Lorraine Darren Howe's 1:01:30 in the Ironman swim in the River Arun - chicked along with everyone else by a 15 year old girl! Think Darren was just pleased to avoid being sick in the choppy conditions! So, on to this… More....
    Big Dave 1224
  • Jun 26, 2012

    Weekly News 26 Jun 12

    Hi AllThe "Wheels of Motion" bloke has given you most of the info for this week but that still leaves me with......1) Saying "Good Luck" to all those off to race at ironman distance this weekend - jealous, you bet, maybe next year...... Anyway, have a good one Pete - our sole representative @ The Outlaw in Notttingham and Emily, Noel, Derek, Craig, Tim Lucas and Rich Traynor who are all off to IM Austria and, I'm assured there is no money being placed on who comes out the top EGTC… More....
    Big Dave 1193
  • Jun 25, 2012

    Wheels of Motion

    Hi all, a few updatesSouthwater RelaysTeams are as follows;Watmores Warriors - Dave Watmore (c), Karen Mycock, Kev BashfordLoftings light foots - Mark Lofting (c), Steve Nash, Sarah LoachMerrys Marauders - Richard Merry (c), Louise Saville, Dave MycockHolley' Heros - Pete Holley (c), Jackie Barker, Seb DonjonWelch's Wonders - Chris Welch (c), Claire Collett, Julie Lofting (temp)Some things for you to do. First of all I have entered generic details for BTF numbers on the website so please… More....
    Mark Lofting 1203
  • Jun 21, 2012

    Weekly News 21 June 12

    Hi AllBeautiful evening at Weirwood on Tuesday night for a swim and now here we are on Thursday back in the rain and wind again - what's going on?Cold and windy @ the Dambuster last Saturday but that didn't stop Michael Diebel recording a great 2:48:07 - not sure if that was enough to qualify for the World's @ Olympic distance (he's already got the Sprint nailed) but clealy going well either way!Not sure who else was out racing? Lots of members on taper ready for Ironman on 1st July either in… More....
    Big Dave 1143
  • Jun 14, 2012

    Weekly News 14 Jun 12

    Hi AllLots of people out racing/competing/taking part in tri's around the country over the last week or so and well done to all of youBig turn out @ Mid Sussex with Simon Powell leading home the EGTC contingent, just, from the fast improving Richard Smith (fresh from 8th place OA @ Ardingly) and a great 1st AG place from Steve Ingham. The "Legend" also won his age group - that's Bob Luck not the "trainee" legend Daisy ! Special mention also to Sally Hobbs who no doubt smiled all the way round -… More....
    Big Dave 1187
  • Jun 06, 2012

    Weekly News 6 June 12

    Hi AllThis weeks news is dominated by one thing Age Group Victory @ Arundel Sprint Tri by.........Mr David Cowlard aka Daisy aka The Cowman! A truly stupendous result in the 100-105 age group for the bandy-legged little fella and I'm sure he'll be modest in his celebrations!Deserving of equal billing is the 2nd place AG @ Rye Tri for Clare Collett - which she definetly won't brag about but should - brilliant result Clare, maybe you should think about Auckland as well?Thankfully… More....
    Big Dave 1224
  • Jun 02, 2012

    Brick Training on Wednesday

    Hi AllJust to let you know that Mark Lofting and I have a Summer Turbo Brick Session scheduled for this coming Wednesday 6 June starting at 19:30 in the Pump House at Kings Centre. Please arrive in good time to set up as the session will commence by 19:30 prompt and last for 1 hour. The format will be biking on the Turbo for 12 minutes immediately followed by a 1-2 lap run around King Field and back on the Turbo to go round this 3 times in total. It is essential training for bike to run… More....
    Martin Darlison 1097
  • Jun 02, 2012

    Southwater Relays

    Hi AllOk so yet another mail from me this week but this one is worth reading....Southwater Relays Sun 2nd Sept 2012 - registration is open so we need to gauge interest and get some teams registered asap for this incredibly popular and fun eventPlease mail NOW if you want to take part! Mark will need your name, DOB and Emergency Contact details to complete the entry formsThe Club will subsidise the entry fee by £10 per person and you don't need to get a team together… More....
    Big Dave 1137
  • May 31, 2012

    Weekly News 30 May 12 Update

    Hi AllSo, either 90% of you don't read the drivel I send out or 90% of you believe the drivel I write or 90% of you, like me, don't know what day it is ?To the other 10%, congratulations for spotting that May has only 4 Saturday's and that this weekend features not only Sunday 2nd June but also Saturday 1st June and therefore is, by definition, the First Saturday of the month !Therefore, its a split swim session with Cruiseliners in first @ 7.00-7.45am and then Speedboats 7.40-8.25am. Kim will… More....
    Big Dave 1110
  • May 30, 2012

    Weekly News 30 May 12

    Hi AllLots of you out racing and stuff so better get on with telling all the results I've been advised of......Simon Powell took on the Speedy Beaver and got 4th overall and 1st AG 45-49 - next stop a crack at the qualifiers for the World Olympic distance ChampsMartin Darlison got his deserves by getting 14th place and the 3rd qualifying spot in the British Sprint Champs - so like Michael Diebel he's off to Auckland too! Andy Peel raced hard but once again his AG is proving very competitive -… More....
    Big Dave 1149
  • May 22, 2012

    Weekly News 22 May 12

    Hi AllThanks for all the birthday best wishes I received this morning - good to know you all care so much !Anyway, on with the important stuff........Lots of Congratulations to give out this week - all equally brilliant performances so well done to (in no particular order...)Nick Kay 12:55 @ Ironman Lanzarote - brilliant swim, great bike despite the wind, tough run and no doubt a host of memories that he'll be able to tell us all in due course ?Stuart Lotherington 11 hrs 6 mins for 180 miles in… More....
    Big Dave 1125
  • May 14, 2012

    Weekly News 14 May 12

    Hi AllSo, lots of back-slapping over a job well done with marshalling and organising the Race but lets not forget that there where also some members actually racing !Congrats to all of them, particularly Richard Smith who led home the EGTC'ers in a very respectable sub 1:20. Simon Neave was next and he mailed me to say thanks to everyone for their support around the course and to admit he's got the "Tri" bug good and proper now ! Well done also to; Dave M, Rachel, Mark, Ted, Darren, Dave P,… More....
    Big Dave 1191
  • May 13, 2012

    East Grinstead Triathlon, Sunday 13th May 2012

    Thanks to all those who took part in the 27th East Grinstead Triathlon. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and had a fantastic time on a rare sunny weekend in May. All the members of the East Grinstead Club enjoyed supporting you through out the race and we hope that you will be back next year. Please visit Sussex Sport for race photos: Results - click here The 28th East Grinstead Triathlon will be held on Sunday 12th May 2013, entries open 1st November 2012, we look forward to… More....
  • May 08, 2012

    Weekly News 8 May 12

    Hi AllYes, the wait is nearly over, this week's News is here !Actually I know what you've all really been waiting for is the FREE bacon roll on Saturday after setting up the Tri ! OK, I guess some of you probably do have things more important in your lives than helping out this w/end - Regatta's, holidays, long training rides perhaps, but those of us who will be standing in a soggy field in East Grinstead will be having the most fun ! Won't we.........?More fun perhaps than Noel and Emily who… More....
    Big Dave 1176
  • May 01, 2012

    Weekly News 1 May 12

    Hi AllI know I already said thanks for all your efforts at the Race Recce last week but wanted to say I've had several mails this week from grateful participants saying how brilliant you all where and how much more they are now looking forward to the race itself ! You've certainly got a lot of fans Sally !Anyway on to this week - Andy has already submitted a report on 7Oaks Tri (or Aquathlon !) and I'd just like to say that, apparently, being chicked is a Badge of Honour these days ! Knew I… More....
    Big Dave 1154
  • Apr 25, 2012

    Weekly News 25 Apr 12

    Hi AllSome truly massive performances to report on this week - and not all of them took place at the WGP Tri or afterwards at the Club breakfast !Lorraine Cowell completing her first 5km Run race, Simon Powell racing at the Euro Champs in Israel only a few months after major knee surgery and then Seb Archer-Cox flying the EGTC flag at the London Marathon and PB'ing - well done to all and make sure you ask them individually about their experiences !On the WGP Tri, 17 of you braved the cold, with… More....
    Big Dave 1163
  • Apr 17, 2012

    Weekly News 17 Apr 12

    Hi AllLots to report on this week and plenty to tell you about - so sit up straight and pay attention !Congrats to Derek Blackall - 2nd in his Age Group at Fuerteventura Half Ironman (his warm up half in preparation for the Big One in Austria). Very, very windy on the bike - not unexpectedly - and an excellent 7:35 overall, great work Derek and bet you can't wait for 1st July ? Also having a tougher than expected day was Vince @ Brighton Marathon, 3:42 was apparently a disappointment for him -… More....
    Big Dave 1128
  • Apr 10, 2012

    Weekly News 10 Apr 12

    Hi AllGreat turn out for the Club Ride on Sunday - my thanks to all of you for coming along in somewhat uncertain weather and also for waiting for me at the top of Ditchling Beacon ! Great company and even better scones, cream and jam at the cafe in Ditchling whilst we waited for Craig to do his 3rd (or was it 4th) ascent ?Given everyone's pace up the hills I can't see any of you having trouble with the WGP Hill TT this Sunday ? Meet at Kings 8.00am for briefing/numbers and depart at 8.30… More....
    Big Dave 1123
  • Apr 05, 2012

    OWS Wierwood 03.04.2012

    Not surprisingly it was just the Darlison, Cowell and Davis nutters @ Weirwood for the start of open water swimming on Tuesday - a bracing 12 degrees I believe ! Changing rooms/showers not quite finished yet so maybe I'll leave it for another couple of weeks/months ! More....
  • Apr 04, 2012

    Weekly News 4 Apr 12

    Hi AllThis Saturday's swim is a split session with the Cruiseliners in at 7.30am (note time change) till 8.15am and the Speedboats doing 8.10-8.55am - it's Easter Saturday and Kings opens later !Kim will be around for the Core Session at the later time of 8.30-9.00am - albeit the punishment will be the same !Run session, Club Committee meeting and Bike Fix at 9.00am - what a choice !Sunday 8th is the 2nd Sunday Club Ride - and we are thinking of going to Brighton for breakfast and back ? Please… More....
    Big Dave 1096
  • Apr 01, 2012

    April Update

    Hi AllJust thougt I'd let you know that there is a document on the Club website which lists events and training sessions in April - as I said earlier in the week there's a lot going on so hope it helps ?Couple of things I meant to give more details on previously;WGP Current Standings; now we've had at least one event in each discipline it's possible to see how the Leader Board looks..........In the Female Senior - Kelly leads, just, from Louise SavilleIn the Female Vets its Rachel WatkinsMale… More....
    Big Dave 1146
  • Mar 30, 2012

    EGTC: April 2012 Dates & Events

    Day Date Time Event Location Notes Tue 3rdApril 0615 1900 Swimming Open Water Swimming Kings Weirwood 2 lanes Wet suits compulsory £6.00 payable @ Reservoir Wed 4thApril 1930 Bike/Run bricks Pump House Turbo and running shoes required Thu 5thApril 1900 Swimming Kings 2 lanes Sat 7thApril 0730 0810 0830 0900 0930 Swimming:Cruiseliners Swimming:Speedboats Core Bike Fix Run Kings Kings PumpHouse PumpHouse Kings Note – adjusted time as Kings opens later for Easter! Puncture repairs and other useful… More....
    Mike Cowell 1406
  • Mar 26, 2012

    Weekly News 26 Mar 12

    Hi AllFirst up an apology - apparently I caused a bit of a domestic last week by not mentioning how well Kelly's other half did in the WGP Swim/Run - not only was he first out of the water but he was third home behind Martin & Noel - which made him, in his words, the first "normal" person to finish ! It was also the first time he'd beaten Kelly at anything so again, my apologies to Kelly for causing any family issues ! (Kelly will get another mention later in the TT report, although her man… More....
    Big Dave 1134
  • Mar 19, 2012

    Weekly News 19 Mar 12

    Hi AllGreat turnout on a very busy Saturday morning last week with 30 competitors in the WGP swim/run + another 25 just doing the swim session afterwards ! Kim said the core session was busy but quiet - can't imagine why ? Joan put three of us through hell with a run hill set - must admit I felt a bit of a fraud as Megan and Tim C had both already done the swim/run ! Meantime, Mark took a group out to the Bones Lane TT course to have a look around and hopefully be part of the WGP TT this Sunday… More....
    Big Dave 1123
  • Mar 17, 2012

    Bexhill Lions Triathlon

    Bexhill Lions Triathlon - are promoting their 3rd Charity Triathlon at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea on the 17th June. There is a Standard and a Sprint distance event. More....
    Mike Cowell 1268
  • Mar 14, 2012

    Weekly News 14 Mar 12

    Hi AllThanks to those who turned up for the 2nd Sunday Ride - lovely morning for it ! Emily passed on the news that the gorgeous Angie, and the equally lovely Buddy, are now the proud parents of twin boys !Very busy Saturday morning coming up;WGP swim/run - warm up and set up 7.00-7.10am with prompt start at 7.15am - 500m swim then straight into the (almost) 5km run to Feldbridge Hotel and back ! Mass start so don't be late ! Anyone not wanting to take part can come along and help count lengths… More....
    Big Dave 1123
  • Mar 13, 2012

    Wheels of Motion

    Hi allA few updates on the wheels front;Next Saturday's intermediate/novice ride at 9am will go from the club and ride down to the TT route at Bones Lane, couple of loops and back again. Anyone else interested feel free to join us.Talking of the Bones lane TT route, some of the club feedback was to re-ignite the TT on a wednesday evening. Noel and I are happy to look into getting this back up and running if there is enough demand. It would start once the turbo sessions finnish on a Wednesday… More....
    Mark Lofting 1128
  • Mar 07, 2012

    Weekly News 7 Mar 12

    Hi AllWas it you ?Stuart received an e-mailed Thank You from a couple of Thames Turbo members who were helped by a pair of chivalrous EG Triers during the Surrey Rumble on Sunday - puncture repair specialists ! Could it have been someone who'd learnt all the secrets from Mark's excellent session on the Saturday ? Great work whoever you are and for showing once again what a great club we are !All swimming together this Saturday at 7.00am followed by a run session at 9.00am. This weeks runners… More....
    Big Dave 1110
  • Mar 01, 2012

    Weekly News 1 Mar 12

    Hi AllFirst up, Best Wishes and Get Well Soon to James Parfitt and Arthur & Tina Seymour - hang in there guys, take it easy and hope to see you all fit and well again soon !Some super quick times at T Wells 1/2 Marathon last Sunday, I know Louise Saville smashed her PB and I suspect some of the rest of you did just as well ? If I can do half as well at Eastbourne this Sunday then you'll know I got a cab to take me round some of it !First Saturday of the month this week so it's Cruiseliners up… More....
    Big Dave 1176
  • Feb 23, 2012

    Weekly News 23 Feb 12

    Hi AllGreat work by all who took part in last weeks WGP 1000m swim TT and a big thank you to Paul H, Rich C, Julie, Vicki, Simon W and Cathy for counting and timing !Well done to "Even Younger" Tim and Joan for taking the top male & ladies prizes but the real prize goes to......... well maybe I'd better let you know how brilliantly some members improved their TT times from the 2010 event ! Of the 12 who competed in both years, eight PB'd this time around ! Great stuff from both them and the… More....
    Big Dave 1127
  • Feb 16, 2012

    Weekly News 16 Feb 12

    Hi AllBusy few days coming up for those who fancy some energetic stuff !Sat 18th - Winter GP 1000m swim TT taking place during the 7.00-7.45am session with a bit of warm up first and then 40 lengths as fast as you can ! Once you've finished you can either get out or take part in the coached session that will follow 7.45-8.25am. If you DON'T want to do the TT then either turn up to swim @ 7.45am or, better still, come along at 7.00am and help count lengths, time and encourage your mates ! After… More....
    Big Dave 1101
  • Feb 11, 2012

    Weekly News 11 Feb 12

    Hi AllQuick updateWith uncertainty about weather and road conditions tomorrow (Sunday 12th) Simon has decided that discretion is the best option for the proposed 2nd Sunday Club Ride - so if you want to go out that's up to you but you'll be on your own !Next Saturday (18th) is the WGP 1000m swim TT and we will run this event instead of the 1st split swim session. So, if you want to take part in the TT then turn up for the 7.00am session and have a go ! If you don't want to then how about you… More....
    Big Dave 1072
  • Feb 10, 2012

    Weirwood - Open water swimming 2012

    Marcus Frisby has confirmed there will be swimming on a Tuesday & Thursday evening from Tuesday 3rd April 2012 through until end of September. 16.00 - 20.00hrs with phased entry. Wet suits will be needed. £6.00 per swimmer admission (New changing facilities are being built) More....
    Mike Cowell 1879
  • Feb 09, 2012

    Tresco Triathlon, Sunday 17th June 2012

    Geri Bright thought Big Dave might be interested in the Tresco Triathlon! More....
    Mike Cowell 1436
  • Feb 09, 2012

    Weekly News 9 Feb 12

    Hi AllVery quick this week - unlike anything in my own personal triathlon's !Swim on Sat 11th - everybody together @ 7.00am through till 8.25am. I've been asked by the oddly named "Big Martin" to let you know you'll need all your swim toys and t-shirts for this weeks session - oh joy !Run session follows swimming this Saturday at 9.00am2nd Sunday Ride on Sun 12th Feb departing from Kings @ 8.30am under the guidance of Simon Neave - obviously weather dependent and you might want to text Simon on… More....
    Big Dave 1085
  • Jan 31, 2012

    Weekly News 31 Jan 12

    Hi AllFeel a bit redundant this week - no not from the work job but from mailing you lot what with Tim and "Big" Martin sending you stuff ! Can I think of anything to say ? Of course.............Great to see the legendary Bob Luck at the club last Saturday. Bob's not had the best of time with illness lately but that's not stopped him training when he can and he's on the mend enough to be entered for the World Duathlon qualifier at Cambridge soon ! He reckons qualification shouldn't be a problem… More....
    Big Dave 1091
  • Jan 23, 2012

    Weekly News 23 Jan 12

    Hi AllSwim - Sat 28 Jan; everybody in together at 7.00am for 90 minutes of splashing about ! Please bring t-shirts and/or drag shorts as Martin has something special planned !Bike - hope some of you can join me at the Audax from Pease Pottage on Sun 5th Feb and I'm looking for someone to lead the Club Ride on Sun 12th as neither I nor Andy Peel can make it - let me know if you want to volunteer ?Run - everybody got their clean purple shirts ready for The Perch on Sun 29th ? Would be good to get… More....
    Big Dave 1061
  • Jan 18, 2012

    time for your early year training?

    Winter Training done! (maybe not as much as you would have liked) Now time for your early year training? Good Morning East Grinstead Triathlon Club! The Real Fitness Team hope you and your members have had an a great christmas and new year and are all fit and well and ready for the up-coming season. After the Succes and popularity of our Tri Camps last Year in Mallorca with members of your club we would like to offer you and your club members the first chance at the below discounts for this… More....
    Mike Cowell 1216
  • Jan 16, 2012

    Weekly News 16 Jan 12

    Hi AllApologies for the blip in transmission last week - I could blame work pressures etc but who'd believe me ?Great to see so many of you getting involved in club sessions; turbo, run, 2nd Sunday Rides etc and I understand we are now at 20+ entries to The Perch at the end of the month ? What a great club ! If you haven't already told us how fab we are via the Questionnaire then make sure you do as otherwise the XXXXL helmets won't fit !Anyway, enough with the "big ups" lets get on with the… More....
    Big Dave 1052
  • Jan 02, 2012

    Weekly News 2 Jan 12

    Belated Happy New Year to to you all !Firstly Congratulations to all the EGTC Knacker Crackers on what "Funmeister" Nick Kay tells me was a great day out - if slightly longer than advertised !Darren, Nick, Rich T, Jackie, Joan and French Seb all certainly looked the part in the photos I've seen on the race site !A busy weekend coming up with swim, core, bike and run sessions available on Saturday morning - Cruiseliners @ 7.00am, Speedboats @ 7.45am, Core@ 8.00am and Novice Bike as well as Run @… More....
    Big Dave 1098
  • Dec 07, 2011

    EGTC: Winter GP 2012

    Event Date & Start Time Location Notes Run 6.25 miles 29 Jan 1030 Nonsuch Park Epsom The Perch 1000m Swim TT Sat 18 Feb 0700 Olympos East Grinstead Will take place in the 7.00-7.40am split session with 7.40-8.25am session for those who don’t want to take part Swim/Run Sat 17 Mar 0710 Olympos East Grinstead 500m swim/ 5km run Will take place in the 7.00-7.40am split session with 7.40-8.25am session for those who don’t want to take part 20km Bike TT Sun 25 Mar 0900 Bones… More....
  • Nov 12, 2011


    ....For the East Grinstead Triathlon Club November traditionally marks the start of a new training year and is the perfect time to join the club. Head Coach Martin Darlison says “it’s just not realistic to be at your peak for the whole 12 months and now is the time to take it easier, work on technique and then build some endurance”. This is the same principle followed by other Olympic endurance sports such as cycling and swimming and the training sessions at the club right now are focussed in… More....
    Andy Peel 1399
  • Nov 04, 2011

    AGM awards winners

    Coach’s AwardsBike - Pete Holley brought a new meaning to going long including a 24 hours ride, a fantastic achievement. Quite inspirational, apparently he’s going to be easing back and doing an ironman nest year. Running - Duncan Stephenson for his unparallel focus on Lakeland 50 miles Duncan has ability to precisely plan and his measured planed approach means he stepped up to another level. He can run very fast over short distance too. Swim - Simon Powell has progressed immeasurably and… More....
    Richard Merry 1550
  • Sep 19, 2011

    Poppy run 5km 30 October 2011

    Bit short, but could a good one to round the season off with: 30 October 2011 - 5km run in aid of the Royal British Legion; "Run to give for those that gave" The nearest event is Bedgebury Forest in Kent. More....
  • Aug 30, 2011

    East Grinstead Triathlon, Sunday 13th May 2012

    To help plan your race calendar for 2012, the next East Grinstead Triathlon will be held on Sunday 13th May 2012. More....
  • Nov 30, 2010

    Cyclocross - it's Mad out There!

    Mosquito London/SE Cross League 10: Sunday 28th November 2010: Penshurst Kent Cyclocross - It's Mad out There! It was Andy Peel who suggested having a go at cyclocross and so I found myself lined up at the back of the pack on a freezing cold day at Penshurst Off-Road Centre waiting for the hooter to get us under way! 'If this isn't fun I'm blaming you!' I shout as we set off on our mountain bikes in pursuit of a load of proper cyclists aboard their lightweight, skinny tyre mounts! I swear some… More....
  • Nov 29, 2010

    EGTC Winter GP Events

    Please Note: The Venue for "The Perch" has changed from the Race course to Nonsuch Park in Epsom - should still be a great race - see you all there ! EGTC: Winter GP 2011 Event Start Time Location Notes Run 6.25 miles Sun 16 Jan Nonsuch ParkEpsom 1000m Swim TT Sat 19 Feb0745 Olympos East Grinstead Part of normal coached session Swim/Run Sat 12 Mar0730 Olympos East Grinstead 500m swim/ 5km run 20km Bike TT Sun 27 Mar0900 Bones Lane 4 laps of the standard TT course Hill… More....
  • Oct 17, 2010

    ESCA Reliability Trial, Sunday 21st November 2010

    Entries via in Gear Cycles Uckfield More....
  • Sep 06, 2010

    Southwater Relays 2010

    On Sunday 5th September, several members of the club were to be found at Southwater taking part, making excuses for not taking part, or just enjoying the view and watching the Sprint Relay Brilliant performances all round at the Southwater Relays from both participants and supporters alike! Team honours go to the "Air" team of Rich Traynor, Duncan Stephenson and Craig Bluett - well done guys. Not sure if all the EG competitors appreciated the cacophonous level of support they received - thanks… More....
    Big Dave W 3257
  • May 18, 2010

    Another Fantastic East Grinstead Triathlon: Sunday 16th May 2010

    To mark the occasion of the 25th East Grinstead Triathlon, the Club invited some of the competitors who had taken part in the very first race in 1986. Dirk Van der Starre, who was the manager of the Olympos leisure centre in 1986, which remains the venue of the event, even made the journey from The Netherlands on the condition someone lent him a bike! The Anniversary race was won by East Grinstead Tri Club's very own legend Martin Darlison, in a time of 1hr 14 min. Martin couldn't remember… More....
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  • Apr 24, 2010

    EGTC Winter GP: Sprint Tri 2010 - update

    Congratulations to Tim Lucas in winning the club's Winter GP Sprint Triathlon (1:12:30). The race was held over the same Sprint Tri course that will be used for May's open event. A close run race for second went to veteran Martin Darlison, when Noel Miles having been confused by the clear instructions given to him by the club chairman, went the wrong way at the finish. (Steward's enquiry gave Noel second place thanks to adjusting his run time) First lady to cross the finish line was Joan… More....
  • Jan 31, 2010

    They can run too!

    Proving that at least some triathletes are good runners, East Grinstead Tri Club won the first team prize at the Epsom Oddballs Perch. Neil Smith was third finisher overall, supporting him in the team was Tim "boy" Lucas [11th] and Noel Miles [13th]. A number of other club members also completed the hilly course. More....
  • Jan 26, 2010

    25 years on - where are they now?

    There has been a wave of triathlon nostalgia in recent times, with British Triathlon celebrating their 25th anniversary and some clubs and events reaching the same milestone of late. The East Grinstead Triathlon Club is one such club and from its modest beginnings with just 55 competitors in its first event, will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary East Grinstead Triathlon on 16 May 2010 with a limit of 500. In order to make this year's event a bit special, the club is looking for some help in… More....
  • Nov 11, 2009

    25th Anniversary Race - Sunday May 16th 2010

    Sprint Race: Swim 500m / Bike 26km / Run 5km Ladies' Try-a-Tri (for novices): Swim 250m / Bike 11km / Run 2.5km More info at More....
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    Sep 22, 2009

    Brighton Marina Tri 2009; Team 4 DNF

    Team 4 DNF as Richard Traynor had a problem with his bike. It did fit in the boot of his car afterwards - without needing to remove the front wheel. Â Â More....
  • Sep 22, 2009

    Brighton Marina Tri 20th September 2009

    East Grinstead Tri Club members competing at Brighton Marina TriathlonEmily Bright, Vicky Chilman, Noel Miles, Richard Traynor, Stuart Lotherington, Tim Lucas, Anthony Awol-Arty Shaw, Dave Watmore, Nick Kay, Richard Merry, Matthew Cowdrey, Vince Golding, Duncan StephensonThere were four teams: Vicky, Noel, Emily; Richard M, Mat, Dave; Stuart, Tim, Nick; first team [out of not many entries it has to be said]Arty, Richard T, Vince [DNF due to "problem" on the bike leg] and one lonely individual… More....
  • Sep 17, 2009

    "Buying a better result[?]"

    Readers Questions "I've had a well structured training programme (almost down to the day) ever since last November. My main focus is an Olympic distance at the end of July. I've done a Sprint Tri as a benchmark and also a couple of time trials. Frankly, my times are a little disappointing. I've seen some 2008 model bikes going for decent prices and am considering "buying a better result". My current steed cost me £1500 6 years ago - there's nothing wrong with it - just wondered how much faster… More....
  • Sep 16, 2009

    EGTC: Pre-season training guides 2009

    Location: Pavilion @ Kings Date & Time Session Title Content Equipment required Session Leader Saturday 3rd October 9.15-10.00am Core Exercises A strong core is essential for all the tri disciplines- learn some simple and effective exercises - its easy! Loose kit, trainers and NO breakfast! Kim Corby Wednesday 7th October 7.00-8.00pm Bike: Max. heart rate test Pedal till you throw up! Get your heart rate zones set for a winter of turboing! Bike, turbo, HRM, towel, drink and… More....
  • Aug 13, 2009

    EGTC Training Camps

    As you'll recall I said I'd get back with some ideas and suggestions on potential training camps following a bit of investigative stuff on the web and chats with various people! What I've come up with is merely a snapshot of what's available out there and doubtless I've missed some fairly obvious choices and even ignored some others for purely personal reasons! And it's with this personal choice that I think we should start. What exactly do you want from this period that you are setting aside… More....
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  • Jun 19, 2009

    Mid Sussex Triathlon 14th June 2009

    There was an impressive turnout of East Grinstead Tri Club members at the Mid Sussex Triathlon held at Burgess Hill's Triangle leisure centre 35 216 STUART LOTHERINGTON M-U50 01:13:34 44 203 TOM LOCHHEAD M-U30 01:14:22 51 208 ANTHONY SHAW M-U30 01:15:35 58 244 NICK KAY M-U50 01:16:33 60 136 RICHARD TRAYNOR M-U50 01:16:50 62 174 DAVID COWLARD M-50+ 01:17:00 71 149 STEVEN INGHAM M-U50 01:17:56 79 198 DAVE WATMORE M-U50 01:19:37 91 194 JOAN WINGFIELD F-U50 01:20:35 120 46 MARK LOFTING M-U50… More....
  • May 23, 2009

    Ironman Lanzarote

    Congratulations to Duncan Stephenson on becoming the club's latest Ironman! All the hard work paid off. SWIM BIKE RUN OVERALL RANK DIV.POS. 1:09:44 6:56:07 4:09:20 12:34:11 606 138 More....
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  • Apr 26, 2009

    London Marathon 2009

    Congratulations to Tim Lucas [3:20:39], Nick Kay [3:40:51] and Anthony Shaw [3:42:38] More....
  • Apr 18, 2009

    East Grinstead Sprint Tri 2009: A real race!

    To add some spice to this year's race, we've decided to make a race of it! "What's that?" we hear you ask, "I thought I was entering a race?" We turned the clock back a bit. Even though our race is pool based, we thought that for the fastest 12 entrants, into the Sprint Tri, there would be a mass start. This was right at the end, after all the other competitors have started. As King's is a 6 lane pool, this meant 2 per lane. The bike section was still non-drafting. The rolling nature of the… More....
  • Apr 16, 2009

    Triathlete Training at Southwater Country Park: Summer 2009

    Triathlete training in Cripplegate Lake is only available to people with current membership with an affiliated triathlon Club (listed below). Triathletes without membership or belonging to non-affiliated Clubs cannot use the lake.Triathletes may train only during their Club's organised training events.These will be organised for set days and times. Training outside these times will not be allowed.Triathletes must follow the triathlete training code of conduct (below). From 2009 this must… More....
  • Apr 11, 2009

    Winter GP / Club Rehearsal Tri

    So far we have a good entry for the club race - [note this list is not definitive, more members are welcome to join in]: Arty Shaw Ben Webb Buddy Wheatley Martin Darlison Neil Smith Stuart Lotherington Tim Lucas Daisy "Grandad" Cowlard Andy Peel Tracy Caudle Paul Baker Dave Nash Laurence Miles Tom Lochead Richard Traynor John Cryer [must buy a cycle helmet or be automatically DQd!!] Tim Pettit [swim/bike only] Missing not in action just splashing about in the water Vince Golding Charmaine… More....
  • Feb 01, 2009

    EGTC Winter GP Series Triathlon

    The Club will be staging an internal triathlon on April 18th [i.e. for club members only]. This will enable us to fill the gap in our Winter GP series and allow us to trial the timing chip technology that we are using for the EG Triathlon in May. We may not have use of all the results equipment but it will be a sufficient dress rehearsal before the main event. We will require a few helpers to facilitate the running of this event, so anyone not racing let Dave W know! More....
  • Jan 13, 2009

    Unfortunately money doesn't grow on trees!

    We ask if any of you work for a company or know of a local business that might be intrested in supporting the 2009 East Grinstead Tri! It doesn't matter how small the contribution to the competition may be - even entering a 'work' team would help swell competitor numbers. All support for the race will be given as much exposure as possible. We are going to have weekly articles in the local paper advertising the race. The competion has been listed in all the triathlon fixture media. We are hoping… More....
  • Nov 09, 2008

    Another great performance

    New[ish] club member Neil Smith had another great performance at the tough Ballbuster Duathlon, held on a wet and windy Saturday morning at Box Hill. Neil managed to break the 3 hour mark when he finished 11th overall. Neil looked good wearing the club purple race kit. [Neil must like climbing hills as he had previously had a good race at the Alpe D'Huez triathlon earlier on in the summer.] More....
  • Oct 27, 2008

    XTERRA World Championships

    EventXTERRA World ChampionshipsHeld On25th Oct 2008ParticipantBewley, Jason Position Overall153GenderMaleCategorisation30 - 34Position Categorisation15Total Time03:34:31 More....
  • Oct 19, 2008

    Annual General Meeting - Saturday 6th December 2008

    Annual General Meeting of East Grinstead Triathlon Club Held on Saturday 6th December 2008 at 1900 at The Dorset Arms, East Grinstead. The following items were discussed: Apologies for absence Minutes of the last meeting Matters arising Chairman's opening remarks Chairman's report Secretary's report Treasurer's report Financial statement for 2008 Budget for forthcoming year Election of committee Any other business Click here to view the minutes Prizes were given out and then delicious food was… More....
  • Oct 11, 2008

    Cross Country Races

    Richard Traynor would like to remind club members that there will be an East Grinstead Tri Club team competing. The races are: 19 October Whitbread Hollow, Eastbourne 28 December Warren Hill Eastbourne 1st February Ashdown Forest 15th February Cross in Hand, Heathfield 8th March, Pestalozzi, Nr Seddlecombe See Rich for more details and location More....
  • Sep 27, 2008

    The boys[girls] done good

    Congratulations to the club members who have competed for various Great Britain age group teams this season Noel Miles - World Championships Standard Distance Vancouver Emily Bright - World Championships Standard Distance Vancouver Bob Luck - World Championships Standard Distance Vancouver Laurence Miles - World Championships Long Course Almere James Parfitt - World Championships Long Course Almere Matthew Cowdrey - European Championships Long Course Gerardmer We have all standards of athlete… More....
  • Sep 27, 2008

    Tried and Tested

    Congratulations to the club's new Aussie member, Jason Bewley, for winning the Crawley Triathlon held at the K2 leisure centre on Sunday 21 September. This despite Jason having a foot injury that prevents him from doing any run training. October saw Jason off to the XTERRA World Championship in Maui [Hawaii] [October 26]. The race is 1.5km swim / 30km bike / 10km run - the bike and run being off-road. Jason finished 15th in his age group Maui's XTERRA course is a classic point-to-point race… More....
  • May 10, 2008

    News items for the club web site

    Richard Merry will soon be adding news items and results to the club website so make sure he knows any outstanding [or ordinary] results! Click here to email our Chairman!" More....
  • Apr 04, 2008

    Club members section

    All club members who have an email address - at least the version we have on our membership list - should have received an email with their username and password. Enter these into the Club Members Login box on the bottom left of the Club web site home page. When you are logged in more menu choices are available, you will have access to Martin's training schedules, as well as a forum where you can post your own interesting "tittle tattle" [that's not a technical term!] If you haven't given us a… More....

Upcoming Events

Sat Nov 25th 2017 - 6:30am-7:30am
Swim (All In) Session 1
King's Centre
Sat Nov 25th 2017 - 7:30am-8:30am
Swim (All In) Session 2
King's Centre
Sat Nov 25th 2017 - 7:45am-8:15am
Core Session
Sat Nov 25th 2017 - 9:00am-10:00am
Parkrun East Grinstead (free timed 5km run)
East Court College Lane East Grinstead
Wed Nov 29th 2017 - 7:15pm-8:30pm
Pump House, Kings Centre
Sat Dec 2nd 2017 - 6:30am-7:30am
Swim (All In) Session 1
King's Centre
Sat Dec 2nd 2017 - 7:30am-8:30am
Swim (All In) Session 2
King's Centre
Sat Dec 2nd 2017 - 7:45am-8:15am
Core Session