What's On!

New to our site? Here's a quick guide on how to find your way around.

At the very top of the page there's some handy links. The first one is the 'Home' button and this will get you back to this page from wherever you're at. The next one, the one with the lines, is the 'Menu' button which shows you links to all the sections & pages in the site. The 'Megaphone' button is a link to the Club Forum and last but not least is the 'Facebook' button which takes you straight to the club Facebook page. Below that, in the yellow bar , are links to our public event pages but you can also access these, and all our other annual club events, via the 'Menu'. Above here, in 'What's On', and below here, in 'News', you'll find the latest info on all things East Essex Tri so be sure to check in frequently to stay up to date.

Mike Grout (webmaster@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk)


Chistmas Swims

Next Monday, 17th, is the last swim this year and will be the traditional FUN session. The pool is closed on the 24th and 31st. BSV remains open, the session on the 27th will be free without coaches.

Sunday XC - R1 Hadleigh Results

The results from last weeks XC are now available via cross country pages.

Ladies (Christmas) Night Out

Saturday 8th December 2018 @ Rayleigh - See Facebook for details

Lads (Christmas) Night Out

Friday 14th December 2018 @ 7pm - See Facebook for details

British Triathlon Road Safety Week

As part of Road Safety week, British Triathlon shared a number of videos, infographics and tips which cover key topic areas, from group riding and communication, to being seen and safe while riding in winter. All the information created for Road Safety Week will remain on the British Triathlon website, and can be found using the links below.

Thank you for supporting British Triathlon and Road Safety Week.

  1. Sharing the Road
  2. Why Wear a Helmet?
  3. Safe Use of Tribars
  4. Drafting and Overtaking
  5. Group Riding
  6. Cycling in Winter

Sunday XC League - Round 1 - Hadleigh

Details of the first round due to be held on 25th November at Hadleigh Country Park can be found in the cross country pages (http://www.east-essex-tri-club.co.uk/xcsunday.htm).

This is open to all club members who are 17+. Simone & I will be signing you on & collecting your £2 entry fee in the car park from 9am (look out for the EETC feather flag).

A special parking fee of £2 per vehicle will be payable on entry (please have the correct change ready).

For anyone new to this event, club colours must be worn and we will supply you with the club letter 'T' to attach to your front.

Hot drinks & cakes will be provided after the race.

Trithlete of the Year 2018 - Junior Voting

*Juniors* - Please can you use the online voting form to vote for your Boy & Girl Triathlete of the Year rather than wait for the old fashioned paper votes we usually do at track.

*Mums & Dads* - Can you help as I'm struggling to get to track with the ballot box! The online form is very easy to use and works on computer or mobile so voting is a doddle. Just follow the link below :-)

EETC Handicap Race 2018 - Results!

Congratulations to our winners!

"What winners?" I hear you say.

"The EETC Handicap Race .. that I forgot about!" says Ben Pickett

Jo Phelps, Tora Bishop, Laura Mason, Ben Brooks, Samuel Hill & Mike Applewhite ... take a bow :-)

EETC Presentation Night 2018

Tickets now on sale for THE event of the year! Full details and links to order your tickets and vote for TOTY can be found on the Presentation Night homepage:

Youth League - Final Standings

Well done to all our Youths who took part in this years league, the final results of which can be found in the Junior League pages of the EETC Web site. Please can you let Jenny know of any errors or omissions by Sunday 4th November latest, after which the League will be declared final

Hogg Hill 2018 - Results

Massive thanks to Paul Gammon and all for organising this years Hogg Hill Cycle Day and well done to everyone who took part. Please find attached the preliminary results via the link below:

Triathlete of the Year 2018

Which club members have been an inspiration to you in 2018? Who do you feel has given that little bit extra to achieve their goals? Voting is now open for the annual EETC 'Triathlete of the Year' award. There's a trophy for adult male/female and junior boy/girl which will be awarded to the club members with the most votes. For full details and online voting form visit the link below! Voting closes on the 17th November and the trophies will be awarded at Presentation Night on the 24th.

Presentation Night Raffle 2018

It’s that time of year again! This years choice of charity is CADGERS our local (Southend hospital) group for urological cancers. Any donations they receive are used to purchase the latest equipment available for improved treatments on Urological Cancers.This could be by way of being able to increase the number of patieints per day, thus shortening waiting times for patients. The equipment they purchase has a very high cost and at the moment they have a project which will cost in excess of £20,000.To raise these amounts takes some time but they are making progress and should make it next year! Especially with a little help from our wonderful club! So if you have anything or know anybody that can donate a raffle prize for our big night on 24th November please let Laura Mason or Kate Smith know!

Essex XC (Saturday) - Round 1

Round one of the Essex XC league is Saturday 27th October at Apex Corner, Hockley.

Full Details: Round One - Apex Corner

EETC Spin Sessions

East Essex Triathlon Club is pleased to announce that the club spin sessions will be starting again on :

Full details: EETC Spin Sessions

Essex Cross Country News!

As you may or may not be aware, the distance for the Essex Senior XC Champs has been equalised to 10k for both men and women. UKA and CAU have recently announced the same therefore the British Athletics Challenge final, incorporating the Inter-Counties Championships, will also be 10k for the Seniors. They are expecting all counties to follow suit at their respective championships.

At the September Essex Endurance Committee meeting we discussed increasing the U20 women’s distance, which is currently 5k. To assist these younger athletes in stepping up to the Senior ranks, the U20 women will now run 8k with the U20 men.

The timetable for January’s event will therefore be as follows:

In Essex we are fortunate to see year on year growth at our XC races so, on behalf of the Essex Endurance Committee, I look forward to your continued support.

Essex XC Relays - Results

Well done to all who took part and to Rebecca and Sonya for organising the rabble. Results below.

Hogg Hill Cycle Day Sunday - 28th October 2018

This year's Hogg Hill cycle day will be held on Sunday 28th October at the Redbridge Cycle Centre.

The afternoon will follow the same popular and successful format as in previous years with a coached session, hill climb, time trial, adult’s race and an elimination race for the youngsters!

The track has been hired from 1pm so you can use the tack from this time however we do ask that TriStarts, Tristar 1 & Tristar 2’s are accompanied by an adult at all times.

This is a free event open to all club members, adult, youth and tristar, and is our way of saying a huge thank you to everyone who has helped with the success of the club this year by marshalling and supporting us!

If you are planning to attend please email me at paulcgammon@hotmail.com and let me know.

A few important notes:

Swim TT E - 20th September - Results

EETC Press Release - 14th September 2018

Here's Peter's latest round-up of EETC's weekend action!

GOLF Results - 10/09/18

Latest GOLF results are now avilable via the swim training page.

EETC TriStar League

Well done to all our TriStars who competed in this years league - the final standings for which are now available. Please can you check through these carefully & let Jenny know of any omissions or errors by 30th September latest, after which the league will be declared final.

EETC Hoodie/Zoodie Order - 14th September

Jo Phelps is taking orders for club Z-Hoodies! Closing date is next weekend - 14th September. See link for details &s; order form.

Junior Swim Session - Thursdays @ Seyne School

Hello - Parents of Tri Starts, Tri Star 1, 2, & 3. We have spaces available for the kids Thursday evening swim sessions at Sweyne School, Rayleigh - 4.55-5.55pm. These are coached sessions for triathlon swimming - athletes must be able to swim 200m. Please e-mail Zena if interested zena@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk.

**TUESDAY TRACK SESSIONS - 4th, 18th and 25th September**

We cannot use the track on the above evenings. Alternative sessions will be arranged. Next week we will be meeting at BSV as usual but in the coffee shop and will be on the grass outside (don't forget your gnat spray!), Please keep an eye on the web and Facebook page for futher updates. Thanks. Zena.

EETC End of Season Party - Friday 21st September

A bit of a change this year, we’re going for a curry & disco. The Tandoori Parlour, Thundersley 7:30pm onwards. As it’s a Friday and some of you may be later than that, don’t worry they will be serving the all you can eat buffet until 9:30pm. The club is subsidising the meal so it will only cost £7 a head. This is for all adult members and their partners and parents of the child members. Look forward to seeing you all there. Please post on Facebook ASAP so I can get the numbers. Thanks Rob.

Dates for your diary ..

Keep an eye on Facebook & club website for final details on all these events!

Track session - Tuesday 6th August

Please note we are unable to meet at the track tomorrow. We will instead have quality run sessions at the mtb centre at Hadleigh. These sessions will be free tomorrow but you do have to pay for parking.

EETC Press Release - 20th July 2018

Here's Peter's latest round-up of EETC's weekend action!

EETC Youth & Tristar League 2018

Well done to all our juniors who raced at the weekend. Latest Youth and TriStar League standings, as well as a full set of events can be found found via the Junior League pages.


Please see links below for provisional marshal details. Check the list (Marshal_2) to see where you are and print letter (Marshal_1) to bring with on the day.

THERE ARE STILL TOO MANY GAPS!! - If you haven't volunteered to marshal please do so ASAP as our Triathlon England Official could deem the event unsafe to continue! Sorry to bang on about it but it really is important we ALL pull together as a club to ensure we can host the events that keep our club afloat.

Wilkins kennedy Grays Triathlon 2018 - Entries Open Now!


We have now had over 250 entries and the race is showing as 'full'. However, there are still places for any East Essex TriStar or Youth who wants to take part in this event. Please join the Entry Central waiting list and include the club name - you will then receive an invitation to participate and pay

CSS Results - 5th March

Latest CSS result are now available on the swim training page. Thanks to Richard for organising.

Sunday Cross Country League - Final Results

Sunday XC League. Result from Weald Park and final Team Standings are now available via the Cross Country pages. We saved our best result till last ensuring 4th place in Division 1 behind Benfleet, Leigh Striders & Billericay. Thrift Green came 5th and Rochford will be relegated to Division 2. Barking won Division 2 and will be joining us in Division 1 next season. A big thank you to everyone who competed, scored & supported throughout the winter braving the mud, hills, rivers & cold wind. Time to thaw out & enjoy the summers racing

Track session BSV - Tuesday 27th Feb

The track, and all outside courts and pitches, are closed at BSV today (Monday). Looking at the weather forecast it is unlikely they will be open tomorrow (Tuesday) so there will not be a track session. Check website and/or Facebook for further updates re scheduled training sessions

Round 3 Results & Table

The results from last weeks XC plus league table after Round 3 is now available via cross country pages.

Sunday Cross Country - Round 4

This Sunday, 25th February, is the fourth and final fixture of our Sunday cross country league this time hosted by Billericay Striders at Weald Park. Check cross country page for details.

Sunday Cross Country - Round 3

This Sunday, 18th February, is the next fixture of our cross country league this time hosted by Pitsea running Club at One tree hill. Check cross country page for details.

Triathlon England Children's Race Series 2018 - T-shirts

There are only a limited number of 2018 East region race series Technical T – shirt available and reservation is on a first come first served basis.

To reserve a children’s race series T –Shirts you will need to apply to the Race series co-ordinator providing your triathlon England membership details and stating your child’s T –Shirt size.

Applications for the T-shirts will only be accepted until the end of March 2018 or when the limited number of T – shirts has been allocated.

Distribution of the T – Shirts will be available for collection at selected events throughout the summer. Preliminary events denoted below have been identified where T –shirts will be available for collection :-

See attached flyer for details

EETC Adult, Youth & Tristar Leagues 2018

The club leagues have been updated (4th Feb - Youth & Tristar, 29th Jan - Adults). Links to all three leagues can be found via the main menu.

Crown2Crown 5k - 2018 Dates

Please see attached pdf for this years Crown2Crown dates. First one, Good Friday 30th March, will be the annual EETC ride out, 5k and Easter Egg Hunt so save the date! Details nearer the time.

Club Championships 2018 @ Bridge Triathlon

Just quick post to let everyone know that this year's adult Club Championships will be at the Dartford Bridge Triathlon on Sunday the 17th June 2018. Full details will follow in due course but the race will follow the usual sprint format with our own dedicated Club wave. Please do not enter on-line as entry will be via the Club. I appreciate that this race clashes with the Southend Triathlon but we have held the Club Championships at Datford for a number of years now and the location, the preference of a lake swim and closed roads has always worked well. They also hold a kids race on the same day which forms part of the junior club league. Full details of how to enter will appear on the Club website and the Club Facebook page shortly. Thank you

Please note that TriStars should enter on-line via the Bridge Web site (link can be found on the 2018 TriStar League). Youths will compete in the Sprit Tri alongside the adults in the East Essex dedicated wave. Entry for Youths will therefore be via East Essex and not on-line (details to follow)

Club League - Swim TT A - Results

Thank you to Janice and co for organising the first TT of 2018. We had a great turnout and some fantastic times. The times are now available on the link below and will be updated to club league in due course.

Club Technical Kit - BULK ORDER OPEN UNTIL 18th FEB!

Club kit bulk order is open now, 1st February, until midnight on 18th February. This is your chance if you need any discount club kit in time for Barcelona 70.3.

For those who've not ordered kit before the discount 'window' allows members to order kit at a discount price and free postage (usually £6) for a fixed period. Just visit the club shop (link above), order your kit and it will be delivered to Jo Phelps 8 weeks after the closing date saving you a packet on the standard prices.
Further details can be found on the club website:

EETC Club League 2018 - Swim TT A - Thursday 1st February 8.15pm @ BSV

For those of you not familiar with the format this is the first of five swim time trials that make up the 'swim' section of the club league. There are three pool swims, at BSV, and two open water swims at Trifarm. The pool swims are all 400m and the open water swims around 1600m. These are a great benchmark to see how your swim training is progressing over the year as well as gaining you some all important points for the club league. Note these are 'time trials' and not races so you swim at your own pace and there's no winners or losers. The time trials at BSV take the place of the normal Thursday swim and are FREE to all adult and youth members. Swimmers will be allocated a lane of similiar pace and you will be required to swim eight lengths (@50m) or sixteen lengths if it's 25m (hopefully not!). Your lengths will be counted and time recorded by the volunteer timekeepers. If you would also like to help with the timekeeping, to allow everyone a chance to swim, please make it known on the night. As always we can't do these things without the help of volunteers. Once everyone has swum there may be some time for a free swim. Please ask if there's anything you'd like to know about the swim time trials: webmaster@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk or grab a coach at the next training session.

EETC Youth & Tristar League 2018

The Youth & TriStar Leagues have been updated with the latest information and are available via the main menu. These now include TriSport Epping's Aquathlon & Triathlon (TriStar Club Champs). Please note that there have been some minor changes to the Youth calendar to avoid event clash

Barcelona 70.3

Reminder: If you are going please check your details (& any supporters) are on the spreadsheet on the 'EETC is going to Barcelona' facebook page. Any questions, message me via facebook. Cheers. Neil Dobson.

EETC Youth & Tristar Leagues 2018

The 2018 Event List & Calendar are now available via the main menu. Many thanks to Jenny Harley for compiling the league. Please be aware that some of these events are already open and are selling out FAST! so don't delay.

EETC Adult League 2018

Time to start planning those races! The 2018 event list and points pages are now available via the main menu. Many thanks to Ben Pickett and the league sub-committee for another great selection for this years league.

Basildon Aquathlon 2018 is OPEN!

We are pleased to announced entries for this year's Basildon Aquathlon are open! Places usually sell out in record time so don't delay .. BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

Happy New Year 2018

We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a happy and prosperous 2018.


- Important information, please read carefully.

Happy New Year everyone. What better way to start the new year than by renewing your membership!
Please do this via entry central at https://www.entrycentral.com/eetcmembership.

There is a £5 discount if you renew in January.

This year the basic membership fee does not include membership of England Athletics because they have increased their annual membership fee to £14 and the club will no longer be subsidising this. If you wish to take up membership of England Athletics via the club you will have to pay £14 on top of your basic club membership. All the membership options (with or without EA) are on the Entry Central website, please choose carefully. Please note, only those with EA membership will be eligible for club London marathon places.

Remember that when filling in medical conditions this will go on your membership card. We recommend you carry this with you when training, especially if you are out on your own. The details could help the emergency services help you, so please fill it in accurately and succinctly; 'Awesome', 'Balding' and 'old age' are not medical conditions! If you have none then leave it blank.

If you have any queries, please email membership@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk; we cannot properly monitor messages over Facebook, Facebook Messenger or Twitter so will only respond to emails.

Hope you all have an awesome 2018!

FREE BEER! FREE PIZZA! - EETC Annual General Meeting 2018

Every year, during January, we hold the East Essex Triathlon Club Annual General Meeting or AGM for short. This year the AGM will be held on Friday the 19th January, 2018 at Rayleigh Cricket Club, Rawreth Lane, SS11 8SP from 7.30pm for an 8.00 pm start. At this meeting the Chairman and members of the committee will give a brief outline of the club's activities over the previous year, highlighting many of the inspiring individual and team achievements followed by a round up from the club treasurer who gives a brief outline of the club's accounts including income and expenditure over the previous year. There's also the opportunity for members to ask questions about any or all of the above. We finish off with the current committee standing down before the new committee is elected for 2018. All members are actively encouraged to attend and to help us achieve this the committee have very kindly agreed to offer a free bar and pizza delivery. That to me sounds like a great incentive to come along. Anyway we hope to see as many of you as possible on the 19th January. Thanks very much, Ian.

Last Year's News

Archive news for 2017 can be found here: 2017 News Archive and further back via the main menu.


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