What's On!



EETC Events 2017 are now under way and as always we need your help.
If you, your friends, family or support crew are available to marshal please let us know ASAP.
Basildon Aquathlon - Contact Mark Williams at aquathlon@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk



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)

News

Basildon Aquathlon - MARSHALS NEEDED

Ok people it's that time of year again!! Basildon Aquathlon is less than 1 month away (Sunday 9th April) and your new race director for 2017, Mark Jamie Williams is now taking names for marshals. The legendary support of EETC marshals is known far and wide so let's make this one as extra special as always.

To volunteer please email: Mark Jamie Williams at aquathlon@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk


England Athletics Registrations

England Athletics memberships expire on the 31st March. For those of you who paid the extra £14 tri club membership fees I will be joining/renewing you to EA on 1st April. You should then receive your EA membership card through the post. Any questions please email me at membership@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk . Please do not post questions on Facebook if you want an answer as I do not monitor the club’s Facebook page constantly!


Adult League Update - Rules Update

The latest league sheet is now available via the adult leage pages - Note there has been an amendment to the league criteria for Run Races. Details of this are outlined on the league rules page - PLEASE READ - links via main menu and also via 'Rules' link on spreadsheet.


Sunday League Cross Country - Final Results

Please find attached the full set of results of Round 5 at Hadleigh, including the final standings for the series. Overall we were 4th in Division 1, only 2 points behind Benfleet! Well done to everyone who took part in any of the races - a great team effort. Thanks again to all our wonderful scorers & supporters. Until next season...

Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon - ENTRY IS OPEN

Entry has now opened for this years Grays Triathlon. Full Details and links to enter can be found on the club event page. All members are allowed to enter provided they are happy to marshal either before or after their race. Kev will be in touch re marshal duties a bit nearer the time but for now GET YOUR ENTRIES IN before it sells out!

Sunday XC - The Final Round

Details of the final round of the Sunday league are now available via the xc pages.

East Essex Kids Triathlon - 10th JUNE

There are still places for any East Essex TriStar or Youth who wants to take part in this event - but hurry as entry closes at the end of March. The race is listed as 'full', but entries can be added to the Entry Central waiting list. The club name must be included - you will then receive an invitation to participate and pay

Entry Central User Accounts - NEW FEATURE

Entry Central now provides the option to register as a user which, not only saves entering you and your families details over and over again but also, gives entrants the facility to update their race entry details right up to the event closing date. This option has been activated for Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon entrants who register a user account with Entry Central. Please see this handy guide for more details.

South Essex XC League - Round 4 results

Well done everyone who raced at Weald Park, and a big thank you to all our wonderful scorers & supporters. The results are now available via the Cross Country pages. The final round at Hadleigh Downs East will take place on Sunday 5th March - full details to follow


EETC CLub Raincoat Order - Closing date 24th March

Jo is now taking orders for club raincoats. Please see attached order form for full details, sizes, prices etc.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE RE CLUB KIT

impsport have recently introduced minimum orders on certain pieces of kit to reduce production costs in order to keep the price of kit down. After our bulk order window closed Sunday they informed us there were a number of items that hadn't reach the minimum order.

They offered us three options to proceed:

  1. we make up the order to reach the minimum order at a cost of £1500 to the club
  2. reopen the window and hope this generates more orders
  3. refund members who had ordered those pieces of kit where the minimum order had not been achieved

We have managed to negotiate an extension to the order window until the end of February AND a suspension of the minimum limits for this order but this does mean this is likely to be the last bulk order made for 2017 and maybe beyond.

With this in mind we urge you to think ahead and order any kit you think you may require ASAP


The following pieces of kit are now subject to minimum orders, usually of at least 5 items:

PLEASE ORDER YOUR KIT BEFORE 28TH FEBRUARY VIA THE IMPSPORT SITE TO GET IN THIS ORDER -
ONCE IT’S GONE IT’S GONE!

Latest CSS Results

The CCS results for January and 9th February are now available via the swim training page.

EETC Tristar & Youth League

The Tristar & Youth leagues have updated, as of 6th Feb, including the results of the first two events for the Youths.

EETC Adult League 2017

The 2017 league events, and the 'scores on the doors' so far, are now available via the main menu. Many thanks to Ben Pickett and Chris Milne for the mammoth task of preparing a fun packed list of events to keep you busy throughout the season. As usual if there's any questions or queries re the adult league please contact Ben directly at benpickett@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk

EETC Hoodie/Zoodie Order

Hooray January payday is here! and just in time for the next EETC Hoodie/Zoodie order. Jo is now taking orders, via the form below - orders in by 17th Feb please.

TriStar & Youth League

The TriStar & Youth League events have been updated as of 16/1/2017. Please note that most clubs have now published their dates, many are open for entry and some selling out fast. If you have any queries, please contact either of the Junior League coordinators - Jenny Harley & Martin Cook


Basildon Aquathlon - Places going fast!

The Basildon Aquathlon is now showing full for both Tristar and Youth / Adult. Entry Central is still open for Wait List entries and all EETC Members adding their name to the Wait List will be given priority as spaces become available. Please make sure that your name is on the Wait List in Entry Central BEFORE FEBRUARY 1st to secure your place.


EETC AGM - Friday 20th January 2017

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 20th January, 2017 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 2017. All members are actively encouraged to attend.
Thanks very much, Ian.


ps. Following my post regarding the AGM, the Club have decided to implement a modest increase in the cost of each of our Club training sessions effective from the 1st February, 2017. Full details and the rational behind our decision will be announced at the AGM, however members will still be able to purchase the pre-paid adult and child vouchers at the current price up until the end of January. These vouchers will also be available to buy at the AGM. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you next Friday the 20th at Rayleigh Cricket Club. Don’t forget the bar will be open.


ENGLAND ATHLETICS MEMBERSHIP - Please Read

England Athletics membership provides challenges for all of us so the following information will be useful:


EA membership runs from 1 April to 31 March, therefore:

TRISTAR & YOUTH LEAGUE EVENTS 2017

Lists of the TriStar & Youth League events are now available via the main menu. As well as established favourites, there are a few new challenges. Note that some of the events are already open for entry & others will be opening soon and are likely to fill up fast. Please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment


2017 CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS NOW OPEN!

- 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 2017!


 



Archive news for 2016 can be found here: 2016 News Archive and further back via the main menu.



 

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