News from 2013

Happy New Year from all at EETC

Wishing you health, happiness and success in 2014.

Springfield Striders New Years Eve Run

Ok that's it back to the grindstone!

Hope you've all had a great chrimbo. Please keep an eye on the Forum and Facebook for scheduled and adhoc training sessions leading up to New Year ... there's plenty of swims, bikes and runs to help work off those mince pies and turkey.

Happy Boxing Day!

Perhaps a little exercise today to blow away the cobwebs? ... Crown2Crown at 11am ... or maybe not!

Word of the Day: Porraceous, adj. Resembling a leek, esp. leek-green in colour.

Merry Christmas one and all

Merry Christmas EETC! Eat, drink and be merry you've all deserved it.

EETC events 'league' the way ...

Some great news - East Essex Tri Club organised races are once again forming an integral part of the Eastern Region Triathlon championships and leagues. This is a great recognition of the way East Essex Tri Club run our events in a professional and successful manner. We strongly believe that the East Essex Tri Club races are among the best races in Essex!

Hoodies are here!

They will be available to collect from track this tuesday and at the santa run on 21st at Rayleigh cricket club. In addition they can be collected from spinning at Clements Place Wednesday, or bsv swimming Thursday but pls let me know in advance

Apologies for anyone who ordered a SMALL size hoodie, these are not yet ready as the supplier let us down last minute.

Orion 15 Saturday 22 March at 10am.

Please attached the entry form for the 2014 60th running of the Orion 15 - Orion 15 Entry Form. A few tweaks to the form (different picture, different date…) but essentially it’s the same format as the last few years. The course will be as in recent years – if there are any changes we’ll let you know (probably as you stand on the start line). Can’t predict the weather – in the last few years we’ve had most combinations of weather culminating in last year’s picturesque blizzard.

There is lots of information on the website - The page is currently all about the 2013 race but should soon be up to date with the 2014 entry form and date.

Christmas Training - SWIM

This Thursday, 19th December, will be swimming as usual but with a "fun" theme.
There will be no swimming on the Thursday 26th December.
Thursday 2nd January there will be our usual swim lanes available but will not be a coached session (Members can free swim or request a set from one of the coaches).

Monday swim sessions will remain unaffected and continue as usual throught the Christmas break.

Christmas Training - TRACK

This week, Tuesday 17th December, will be the last track session before Christmas.
Runners are positively encouraged to wear festive attire - not compulsory but encouraged!
Normal track sessions will resume on the 7th January.

Christmas Pudding 10 - RESULTS

Well done to all who took part in todays time trial at Steeple. Please find attached the results: Christmas Pudding 10 Results.

It's that time of year! - Saturday 21st December

The secret Santa run will be starting at Rayleigh cricket club at 8.00am.

The run will be for approx 1 hour so we have plenty of time for tea, bacon sandwiches and presents!

There will be a youth run ( Tri star 2 and above ) led by Hannah S and Christian lasting approx 30 mins.

Everyone to bring a present - must not cost more than £3 - must be useless and or tacky/ may be a recycled gift

The presents will then be distributed by the rules determined by Richard Fuller ( far too long and confusing to go into here , and can occasionally bring grown men to tears, but lots and lots of fun!)

Captain's Notes

This week's (9th Dec) Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's Button.
If you missed last issue it's are available here: Captain's Notes 18th November

Essex Cross Country Championship - 4th January 2014

All those wishing to take part in the Essex XC Champs on the 4th Jan please email ASAP!
Adults £4, Juniors (over 11) £3

Christmas Pudding 10 - Steeple TT

Please find attached start list for the Xmas 10 on Sunday - Xmas Steeple TT Start List.
HQ will be open about 09.00 and is at Steeple Village Hall in the turning opposite the Star Pub that is on the right in Steeple village.
Do not park at the Star. Please arrive early to sign-on, we will leave the hall to start the event at 09.45, so please make sure you are signed on by that time.
Entry fee is £3.50, £2.50 for juniors. If you are unsure of the course, then please ask myself or Eileen or any other Southend official and it will be explained to you. You should be aware that £2 of each entry is a levy imposed by the governing body Cycling Time Trials.
Local CTT regulations state that there will be no “U” turns in sight of the start/finish area and no warming up on the course after the event has started. We must stick strictly to these rules. Drafting (taking pace from another rider) is not allowed and you can be disqualified if this is reported.
Have a fast and safe ride.
Best wishes for Christmas and good fortune in 2014,
Baz and Eileen Bristow, Timekeepers.

Essex XC - R3 Hylands Park

Results for Saturdays cross country are now available via the cross country pages

Presentation Night 2013 - THE WINNERS

Well done to all our winners at this year's presentation night and many thanks to everyone who made it along on the night to celebrate another great season with East essex Tri. For those of you who couldn't make it you missed a fantastic night and here's a list of all our trophy winners! (flashy web page will follow shortly) - EETC 2013 Trophy Winners

Meet your new Junior & Youth Captains for 2014


Sinead Clark, Ben Brooks, Megan Clark & Daniel Harley

Delicious Dart Trail - Entries needed ASAP!

Hello All, Could I please have all the names for those wishing to take part in the Delicious dart trail as soon as possible- ideally by Monday as the event is filling up fast! -

Payment £25 for the 15 mile run or £27.50 for the 10 mile run (more expensive as you get a train ride!!!!!)

Payment can then be made by cheque made out to 'East Essex Triathlon Club' or contact me if you need bank details to pay by BACS.

Accommodation is available at Dartington hall ( - student style is £35 pppn or hotel style is £79pppn - this is to be confirmed when I have final numbers.

This is going to be fun!

Essex XC - R3 Hylands Park 7th December

Any keen runners age 11 & over – please come & join our regulars for a cross country run this Saturday. Also a great opportunity for our adults to keep ‘race fit’ ready for the next round of the Sunday league. Full details for Saturdays cross country are now available via the cross country pages. If you have any queries, please contact Deborah or Jenny

Date for your diary ...

23rd February 2014 - South East Essex CTC 'Reliability 75' - Full details here: 'Reliability 75'

Bike Maintenance Courses - Cycle Southend

Due to popular demand Cycle Southend have arranged some more ladies, gents and mixed bike maintenance courses.
See here for full details: Cycle Southend Maintenance Sessions.

Christmas Pudding 10 - Sunday 15th December

As the cross country has been cancelled you might like to give the TT at Steeple a go. This is a LEAGUE EVENT so there will be some early points up for grabs. If you want to take part you will need to pre-register by emailing or The deadline is usually a week before the event so to avoid missing out I'd get in early. The wheelers website mentions prizes for best festive dress and fastest MTB. I'm not sure if this is open to EETC members but don't let that stop you digging out those Mr & Mrs Santa suits!!! Race HQ is Steeple Village Hall and sign on is 9am for a 10am start.

And you thought you'd get a lay in ...

As Cross Country on the 15th has been postponed the Sunday ride leaders have organised an extra ride to replace the Cross Country. We are expecting slightly lower numbers as there is also a TT at Steeple on the same day so we have organised two group leaders - Ian George to lead group 1/2 and Steve Davis to lead Group 2/3 - There will be no Group 4. Usual meet times apply but as always keep an eye on the forum and facebook for last minute details.

Castle Triathlon Series - 30% off ... Is that you in the pic?

See attached for details: Castle Triathlon 30% off til 1st December

SEEXC League (Sunday) - 15th december Round 3 @ Epping *POSTPONED*

It is with regret that Tri Sport Epping have decided to postpone the scheduled race on the 15th December due to problems finalising a route/venue. This fixture will now be held on the reserve date of 16th March, venue TBC. Keep and eye on the website for further details.

Club Kit - The bulk order has arrived!

Kit will be available to collect from BSV track session on Tuesday's for the next couple of weeks. Alternatively, you can collect from either swim session if you let Jo Phelps know in advance. For those who can't make training sessions, kit can be collected at presentation evening. Any queries or questions please contact Jo at:

Don't forget .. Last orders for club hoodies is WEDNESDAY 27th!

EETC Presentation Night is filling up fast!! Entries close 28th November

Tickets are now on sale for the event of the year .. the EETC Presentation Night 2013

For full information of what's in store and to book your tickets please visit the Presentation Night 2013 page.

... and don't forget 'Triathlete of the Year 2013'

In conjunction with the EETC Presentation Night we are pleased to announce that voting is now open for this year's prestigious 'Triathlete of the Year' award (or TOTY for short!)

For full details of what it's all about and to cast your all important votes please visit the Triathlete of the Year 2013 page.

Essex XC - R2 Gloucester Park

Results for Saturdays cross country are now available via the cross country pages

South East Essex XC - R2 Gloucester Park

Results for Sundays cross country are now available via the cross country pages

Captain's Notes

This week's (18th Nov) Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's Button.
If you missed last weeks they are available here: Captain's Notes 11th November

Captain's Notes

This week's (11th Nov) Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's Button.
If you missed last weeks they are available here: Captain's Notes 4th November

Captain's Notes

This week's (4th Nov) Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's Button.
If you missed last weeks they are available here: Captain's Notes 21st October

South East Essex League XC - #2 Gloucester Park

Next Sunday, 17th, is the second fixture in our Sunday league cross country and OUR HOME FIXTURE!. As ever we need your help to marshal this event so please contact Zena Shean asap if you haven't already. Of course if you can provide a marshal to fill you place then we also need runners to swell the East Essex ranks. For more info on this and all the EETC XC action visit the club cross country pages.

The Turbo Sessions are back ... but with a new spin! - 13th November

The ever popular EETC Indoor Cycle Sessions are back for the winter season with a brand new venue and .. wait for it .. brand new bikes! Visit the Turbo Session pages for full details.

Essex 20 - Entries Open

Please let your road runners know that entries are open for the Essex 20 on March 9 at the bargain price of £6. The offer holds until 31 December when the fee will rise to £10. Info available at
For latest updates on road running in the county, follow us on Twitter @EssexAArunning

Winter Run Training 2013/14

This seasons winter run schedule is now available via the Winter Run page on the Training menu.

Birmingham City Triathlon 2014 - A Distance for Everyone

Dear East Essex Tri Club Member, We are offering you & your club a 15% discount off your entry fee for a limited time only. Register your interest by email to for the City of Birmingham Triathlon and we will send you a discount voucher code enabling you to register & enter online before the early bird offer finishes on 15th November 2013. Full details of all the events on offer can be found here:

Bridge Sprint Duathlon Team Relay - 3rd November 2013

Bridge Events, Dartford are planning an annual club team relay Duathlon at the Cyclopark in Gravesend with the first event being 3rd November 2013 at 9am

The race is a super sprint Duathlon and will be for teams of 3. The distance is a 3.5k run then a 15k bike followed by a 3,5k run. The first team member then hands over to his team mate who does the race all over again. It’s the same as the Nottingham relays but it’s a Duathlon.

There is an entry fee for this event but as a special pre-christmas treat this will be covered by the club so if anyone would be interested in entering please contact Zena ASAP! and come and join us for some end of season fun.

FREE Triathlon Magazine

Hi, I wanted to let you know about Different Perspective - a totally new and FREE triathlon magazine. I am a pro triathlon photographer and get a bit sad that the magazines only have space for a few photos from each race. I have therefore created this DIGITAL magazine to showcase my work.
The first issue covers 5 races including The Outlaw and is available from
Everyone can take out a FREE subscription to the magazine and be informed when the next one is available to view. The magazine is only going to get better with each edition and the 2nd and 3rd and well into production:-
Issue 2 - Dedicated to Ironman Wales with 5 interviews including Lucy Gossage. Published 1st November
Issue 3 - Exclusive photos from the ITU World Championship, interviews with David McNamee and Luis Rosindale and their Airsteem bikes, Master swimming championship in Sheffield and much more. Published 1st January
Could you please let all your Tri club members know about the magazine. They do not have to give any personal details and it is totally FREE.

British Cycling Coaching - Saturday 9th November

British Cycling Coaching Development Session for Women & Girls (Road Racing), Writtle College,
Women and Girls interested in developing their road racing skills are invited to a training session at Writtle College on Saturday 9th November. Any women from novices to experienced competitors are welcome.

You need to book online in advance of the session. There are only 20 places so don’t delay.
Book at
For more information contact Mark Wyer at or call 07534 281271.

EETC Club League *UPDATE*

The adult, youth & kids leagues are pretty much updated now - save for the Leigh on Sea 10km results which aren't published yet.
I know I am missing some middle distance and full distance results and need a little help from members by letting me know if you've raced in a Middle (half Ironman) or Full (Ironman) distance race this year so I can get the results and add them to the league.
Also, if I have missed anyone's results from an event can members email me directly ASAP so we can close the league for this season.
Please contact me at:

South East Essex League Cross Country 2013/14

This Sunday, the 27th, sees the first fixture of the 2013/14 Sunday cross country league and due to our spectacular landslide victory last season we are now proudly placed in Division One!. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend and please remember every single person who runs for us plays a part in the winning team .. it's not all about those at the front. Full details of Sunday's fixture can be found on the 'Cross Country' pages in the main menu along with a message from our captain explaining what it's all about if you've never taken part before. See you all Sunday ... and don't forget to change your clocks!!!

Captain's Notes

This week's (21st Oct) Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's Button.
If you missed last weeks they are available here: Captain's Notes 6th October

The Dirty League - League Update

There is one event left in the Dirty League: The Essex Off Road Duathlon at Hylands Park on 27th October. Some of the events haven't provided full results with club names in so please can everyone check your results in the league and let me know if I have missed anyone off and forward the results if you have them. You can contact me on:

An updated league table is now available for The Dirty League 2013.

You'll find this and updates on the league action so far at the Dirty League menu.


The closing date for ordering club kit in the bulk order is THIS FRIDAY - 18th October.
Please ensure all order forms and payment in full is with Jo Phelps by Friday!
Full details of how to order plus a complete list of kit available, with prices, can be found here: EETC Kit Order Form & Price List.
Any queries or questions please contact Jo at:

Hogg Hill - RESULTS

Well done to everyone who attended Sundays Hogg Hill event. I'm sure you'll all agree it was a resounding success and enjoyed by all.

The results of the ladies and men's individual road race are as follows:
Road Race Mens - 1st Paul Hart, 2nd Tom Franklyn, 3rd Ray Brooks
Road Race Ladies - 1st Lesley Perone, 2nd Hannah Shean, 3rd Jenny Harley

Attached you will also find the overall results for the league time trial and hill climb: EETC @ Hogg Hill 2013 - RESULTS

Special thanks to all those who helped out on the day and to Paul Gammon for organising

Winter Bike Rides 2013/14 - Sunday 20th October

Full Schedule and Leader Contacts now available on the 'Winter Ride' page

It's that time of year again! The winter bike rides are here. This seasons rides begin on Sunday 20th October at 7:30am from The Market Car Park at the top of Rayleigh High Street. As always check the forum for any last minute changes to the rides ie in the case of adverse weather conditions.

NEW for this season we will be introducing a fourth group to the ride schedule specifically aimed at novice/less confident adult members and selected youth riders who are looking to build road confidence and experience on a fixed weekly route. Please speak to Zena Shean prior to the date of the first ride if you feel you would like to join the winter rides in the new 'Group Four'.

Full details of the EETC Winter Ride Etiquette along with ride dates and group leader details can be found on the 'Training / Winter Bike Ride' page on the club website. PLEASE READ THIS PAGE BEFORE JOINING ANY SCHEDULED EETC WINTER RIDES - RIDE SAFELY, RIDE SMART!

Essex Cross Country League #1 - Saturday 19th October

Details of the first fixture in the Essex Saturday league are now available via the xc pages.

NB: Please note the change of venues for fixtures on 16th Nov & 7th Dec from previously published

Tri n Swim WELL Open Day 23rd November 2013

Now the race season has ended , this is a great time to have your stroke analysed and get a few top tips on how to get the best out of your stroke. Dawn and Gill of Tri n Swim WELL are hosting an open morning on Saturday 23rd November between 10am and 1pm for members of East Essex Tri Club. Spaces are limited as they can only take 9 people. Cost is £20 per person and each person will get the opportunity to swim and work with a coach for 20 minutes. Before and after your session you are encouraged to stay and watch other swimmers being coached . One of the coaches will always be available for questions about swimming or wetsuits and accessories whilst the swim sessions are in progress. Refreshments will be provided.
To take advantage of this opportunity please call Gill on 07919205498 or Dawnie on 07730363980 to book your place. Payment must be made at time of booking.

Captain's Notes

This week's (06th Oct) Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's Button.
If you missed last weeks they are available here: Captain's Notes 30th September

Go-Ride October 2013 Half Term Sessions

Please see attached letter re British Cycling Go-Ride sessions for coming Half Term hols
Go-Ride October Half Term

Mob Match 2013 - WINNERS!

Well done to everyone who took part in Saturdays Mob Match and successfully brought the title back to Essex. Please find attached a copy of the results along with a very nice letter from the organisers at TSE. Well done all.
Mob Match 2013 RESULTS

Cycles UK (Chelmsford) Demo Day - 12th October

Please see attached flyer: Demo Day Flyer
Any questions to - 39 Victoria Road, Riverside Retail Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1AN, Tel: 01245 26447

Essex XC Relays - 28th September 2013

Results for Saturdays XC relays at Apex Corner, Hockley: Essex XC Relays 28th September 2013 Results

DON"T FORGET! - EETC @ Hogg Hill 2013

This year's Hogg Hill cycle day will be held from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday 13th October at Redbridge Cycle Center. It will follow the same popular and successful format as in previous years with a coached session, hill climb, time trial and cycle race.

This is a free event open to all club members, adult, youth and tristars, 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!

All we ask is that you let Paul Gammon ( know asap if you plan to attend.

Full details and last minute updates are available via the 'Hogg Hill 2013' thread on the EETC Forum

Thank you.

P.S. The Hill climb and Time Trial are part of the club league so this is an excellent opportunity to grab a few last minute points!

Mob Match 2013 - 10am 5th October


This will be at a brand new venue of Redricks Lake on Saturday 5th October at 10.00am. For those of you who've never taken part this is our annual 'friendly' open water aquathlon against our old buddies Tri Sport Epping and used to always involve a forfeit of some description for the losing team captain. These days there is a trophy to bag and the pride of EETC at stake so please book this Saturday in your diary – we would really love to wrestle the trophy away from Tri Sport and bring it back to East Essex. It's free to enter but if you could let Zena know in advance if you plan to attend to give us some idea of numbers

*update from TSE* - The format is a 750 m lake swim, followed by a 5.3 km run along the canal towpath. Points are awarded according to your position (e.g. 1st = 1 point, 8th = 8 points). The scores of the first x (number to be determined on the day) men and y (number to be determined on the day) women will be added together. The club with the lowest score is the winner. Basically, its a bit of competitive fun, and a chance to continue inter-club rivalries. For me, this event traditionally also marks the end of the open water swimming season. Cost = Club will pay for members. Refreshments can be purchased in the clubhouse after the event.

The address is:- Redricks Lakes, Redricks Lane, Sawbridgeworth, Herfordshire, CM21 0RL

Captain's Notes

This week's Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's Button.
If you missed last weeks they are available here: Captain's Notes 9th September

Swim TT 5 - Thursday 12th September

Here are the results for the last BSV swim TT of 2013: Swim TT 5 - Thursday 12th September
Thanks to Mike Shean, Paul Gammon, James Kane for timing and Adam Harley for no 2’s.

ITU Worlds at Hyde Park

Congratulations to all our members who took part in the ITU Worlds at Hyde Park this weekend. There were some exceptional performances from our qualifiers and open racers across all five days of the competition including a podium finish for our very own Loretta Sollars who bagged a silver medal in the ITU World Olympic Triathlon Age Group Finals.
Also a special mention to Tom Franklyn who secured a first place finish in his age group in the Open Sprint in a cracking time of 1:18

EETC Club Kit Bulk Order

Due to popular demand we are now able to offer another chance to purchase branded EETC kit at discount prices.
Jo Phelps will be once again be organising and the deadline for orders is the 18th October so don't delay.
Full details of how to order plus a complete list of kit available, with prices, can be found here: EETC Kit Order Form & Price List.
Any queries or questions please contact Jo at:

CTT (London East)

CTT (Cycle Time Trials) London East, of which we are an affiliated member, operate a league open to all members who participate in their qualifying events. The CTT London East Website contains a full range of reference information about the District and it's activities. It also includes the London East Rider Ranking Tables (Le League) which ranks all LE solo rides in the District's Open and Association events, giving riders a categorisation from Elite to 4th Cat.

Essex Cross Country Relays 2013/14

This year's 'Essex Cross Country Relays' is being held at Apex Corner, Hockley on the 29th September and is the first event in this year's cross country season. Teams for this are pre-entered and paid for by club but we need to know asap if you'd like to take part!
Full details can be found in this weeks 'Captain's Notes' and please contact Zena Shean by the 18th Latest!

Captain's Notes

This week's Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's Button.

Saffron Walden 10k

On the 28th September 2013 Saffron Striders are holding their annual multiterrain 10k race. Full details and entry form can be found here: Saffron Walden 10k or via online entries at

EETC goes long ...

Best of Essex luck to two long distance members this weekend. James Kane will be tackling his first iron distance event at Challenge Henley and Kevin Baldwin, up for his second event in as many months, is at Ironman Wales. Good racing guys from all at EETC.

Leigh 10k - 20th October 2013

This year's race will take place on Sunday 20th October at 9:30am from the Golf Driving Range on Leigh Marshes. The route remains the same popular but challenging loop through Leigh & Chalkwell and taking in the views over the Estuary back into Old Leigh. The course is accurately measured and the race complies with UKA rules.
We are again proud to be supporting Southend Hospital's Bosom Pals appeal and with the support of Leigh based shop Run Active, hope to raise valuable funds for this amazing cause. We are also supported this year by Running Matters of Chalkwell who will be offering pre & post race massage for a small donation to Bosom Pals.
The limit for this years race has been increased due to popular demand, and we expect to fill all 600 places before race day. Entry can be found through Runner's World and has been kept at a very reasonable £13 for affiliated members. All finisherrs will recieve a very nice medal and goodie bag along with a smile from one of our fantastic marshals. Winners from each category will receive a prize, with spot prizes available too.

Crown2Crown TONIGHT!(04/09/13)

Reminder that tonight's Crown2Crown at Westley Heights starts at the earlier time of 7pm.

Essex Way Relay 2013

Massive well done and thank you for everyone who took part in this years Essex Way Relay. This was our first year at the EWR and even with a few technical hitches here and there we still pulled off some very respectable placings. I was planning to dazzle you with some stats but I can't actually view the spreadsheet on my mac for some strange reason but here's the results in full for you to ponder over. Essex Way Relay 2013 Results

Ingatestone 5 - 15th September 2013

If you're up for a nice Sunday ride out and run then entries are open for this years Ingatestone 5. Don't hang about tho as the closing date for postal entries is the 9th September. Forms available from

Southend Wheelers Sunday 8th September

Just a heads up that Canewdon Village Hall will be closed Sunday so there is no scheduled Wheelers ride.

Ironman 70.3 World Champs

Best of East Essex luck to Paul Hart, Ian George and Wes Absolom who are all off to the 70.3 world champs in Henderson, Nevada this weekend ... Let's Ave it Essex!

Captain's Notes

This weeks Captain's Notes are now available to view via the Captain's Button.

Inter Regionals & Elite Youth

Wishing the best of Luck to our youngsters competing for the Eastern Region on Saturday at Dorney Lake in the Inter Regional Championships, Adam Harley, Sinead Clark, Leon Wheeler & Jemima Walker. With 12 triathletes competing for the Region, 4 members from one club is quite an achievement. Good Luck also to Christian Gray who will be competing in the Elite Youth race at the same venue. I'm sure you will all do brilliant and hope you all thoroughly enjoy the experience.

Don't Forget ..

No swimming Monday night as Runnymede is closed for bank holiday

End-of-Season Bike Ride

As is customary on the day of the End of Season Party we will be arranging another club ride out and pub lunch for those of you who can wangle a day off work. Friday 13th September is the day. 10.00 am meet for 10.30 departure from Rayleigh Cricket Club, Rawreth Lane. I've chosen a 40-mile loop around Ongar, and then lunch at The Duck Inn, Newney Green. There are opportunities to short-cut to the pub if necessary...

We'll plan a route back in the pub (less than 20 miles direct) but the route there is here: EOS Bike Ride - Route there

and the menu is here: The Duck Inn - Newney Green - Daytime Menu

All welcome! but if possible please advise Chris Milne in advance if you plan to attend so we have some idea of numbers: Chris Milne

Keep an eye on the Forum for updates: End of Season Bike Ride Thread

End Of Season Party - 13th September

Preparations for this years 'End Of Season Party' are well under way so don't forget to let Tracy Bliss know if you plan to attend.

This is a free event for all adult members and their better halves, including parents of our Youth and Tristar members, for us to say thanks as a club for your help throughout the year. There's food, music and games for all but those who like a tipple it's a pay bar!
Keep an eye on the Forum for updates: End of Season Party Thread

Essex Roads CC Off Road training sessions August/September 2013

Dear all, Please see below for details of forthcoming off road training sessions.

Saturday 31st August. - Off road skills and competition.
go-ride under 16's, 10am to 11.30am.
Venue Queens Park Country Park, Billericay

Sunday 1st September. - Cyclocross racing skills.
A great chance to find out more about this exciting sport before our event the following Saturday.
go-ride under 16's, 2pm to 3pm.
Seniors, 3pm to 4pm.
Venue Gloucester Park, Basildon.

Sunday 8th September. - Off road skills and competition.
go-ride under 16's 2pm to 3pm.
Seniors 3pm to 4pm.
Venue Kingsmans Farm, Billericay.

Cost £2 per session, payable on the day.
To book a place and find out where to meet please email or call/text Graham Hart on 07929 578585.
For more information on the British Cycling go-ride scheme please see; What Is Go-Ride?

Graham Hart

Cross Country 2013/14

Fixtures for both the Saturday (Essex League) and Sunday (South East Essex League) are now available via the cross country pages.

Steeple TT - 14th August - Results!

Results for the last club league TT of 2013 at Steeple: Steeple TT - 14th August


By popular demand we are adding another course this summer!

When: 19th AND 20th August 2013 (both days must be attended to complete the course)

Time: 9am to 1pm

Meeting place: Belfairs Woodland Centre

For ages 9 – 14 years

On this Bikeability Level 2 course you will:

We recommend you bring drinks and appropriate clothing for the day, sun cream if required etc.,

The course costs £10 per person per course and bookings are now being taken.

You can email us at or telephone 01702 215595 to express your interest and find out how to pay.


Stubbers OWS & Swim for Tri Relays

Just some advance warning that the last swim at Stubbers this season will be the 14th September.

The weekend after this, 21st September, SwimforTri are holding a 4k team (of 4) or individual relay race and post race barbeque. Entry is £10 per person (no discount tickets allowed) and is a great warm up for those doing the National Relays at Nottingham the week after.

Anyone who is interested please email Zena Shean asap.

And there's more ... - Captain's Notes 06/08/13

This weeks Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's button! As last weeks (01/08/13) were a bit late in the week you can view them HERE if you missed them

They're Back! - Captain's Notes 01/08/13

After a few months respite the Captain's Notes are back in action! The 1st August edition is now available via the new 'Captain's Button' at the top right of the newspage (it's the the one with the 'C' on a notepad) and on the main menu.
Welcome back Captain's Notes we've missed ya :-)

CANCELLED - Stubbers swim 31/08/13

Due to most of the SFT support crew racing at THe Vitruvian they are unable to provide adequate safety cover for the Stubbers swim session so have taken the decision to cancel. Normal service will resume the following weekend as usual.
Don't forget there are still discount tickets available for Stubbers at £5 each - See Janice at training

EETC Social - The Joker Club, 27th September

SOCIAL EVENT ALERT! I thought I was being asked on a date, however it turns out it's the perfect event for an adhoc social night!

The Joker Comedy Club, Maritime Rooms, Cliffs Pavilion - the first act announced is Bob Mills! Friday 27 September 2013. Doors open 8.30pm, show starts 9.30pm. It's only a tenner but we need to book quickly as it's their birthday event and it's selling fast (that old chestnut.. no really.. it is!). Have a look, have a think then email to book your seat(s) by Tuesday 6 August 2013 please. Over 18s, partners, friends welcome!

Paris to London 24

On 15th June 2013, 7 men rode from Paris's Arc de Triomphe to London's Marble Arch within 24 hours to raise money for The Life of Riley Foundation, Help for Heroes, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Hope and Homes for Children.

Here is our very own Lee Runciman's account of their epic journey - Paris to London 24

BSV Swim/Run 2 - 18th July - Results!

Apologies for the late publishing of these results: BSV Swim/Run 2 - 18th July

The Dirty League - League Update

An updated league table is now available for The Dirty League 2013.

You'll find this and updates on the league action so far at the Dirty League menu.

Steeple TT - 10th July - Results!

Apologies for the late publishing of these results: Steeple TT - 10th July

Message from Baz ...

Unfortunately it seems that in the rush in signing on, one or two riders inadvertently omitted to pay their entry fee that left our account a few pounds short. This prompts me into explaining to those of you that are new to time trials what happens to the entry fees.

First of all the club has to pay a levy of £2 to Cycling Time Trials, the governing body, for every rider that signs on. That leaves us with an income of £1.50 from seniors and 50p for every junior. We try to ensure that each activity that the club organises stands alone on finances. The club TT income should then cover costs for hall hire for all of the Sunday events, most of which make a significant loss on the day with hall charges ranging from about £50 to over £100 pounds depending on the length of hire. This year we had to purchase two new stop watches costing over £100 and new race warning signs. Race numbers have to be frequently replaced as they get worn out very quickly when used a every week. Marshalls high vis tabards have to be purchased which seem to disappear quite frequently. We hope then to have enough cash left at end of season to cover the awards and engraving of trophies.

We therefore welcome riders who come and ride private TT’s which helps to cover our costs.

I would also like to thank East Essex Tri club members who help us out with marshalling which helps to keep our time trials safe. We always carry out a risk assessment prior to every event and advise riders of any temporary hazards.

Finally, the remaining Wednesday TT’s will start at 7.00 pm. with sign on cut off at 6.45.

Regards, Baz.

UPDATE: Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon 2013 - Results

Results are now available here: Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon 2013 RESULTS

Results are now available here: Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon 2013 AGE GROUP RESULTS

UPDATED - Marshals List - Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon 2013

This list has been updated as of: 8pm 19/07/13

Hi all, Please find the marshals list for Sunday here: MARSHALS LIST FOR GRAYS.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your duties for the day please contact Zena Shean ASAP!- do not leave it until the morning.

Essex Way Relay - Sunday 1st September 2013

The EWR is a trail race covering the 82 miles of the Essex Way footpath from Epping to Harwich Lighthouse. The course is split into 10 sections of varying distances, from 5 miles to 11 miles, and each section is run in succession starting with Leg 1 at 8am and finishing with Leg 10 at 6pm.

This year I would like to get together a team (or teams) from EETC to take part in this fantastic event. It's free to enter and is organised purely on a volunteer basis and attracts runners of all abilities from across the county

It's not your average running race tho. For those not familiar with the 'Trail' race format the route is by written description which each runner must follow to get from A to B! .. and notice it's A to B and not a loop so some logistics will be involved at the start and finish.

If you would like to enter one of the EETC teams or would like some more details on what's involved visit the Essex Way Relay 2013 thread on the forum or join the chat on Facebook.

I'm also available to chat at training or on email at Teams4EWR

Mike Grout

Skylarks 3k - Wednesday 24th July @ 7pm

A note about the Skylarks 3k race being organised by Pitsea Running Club on behalf of The Friends of The Wick Country Park

Skylarks 3k Race on Wednesday 24 July 2013 at 7.00 p.m. from The Wick Country Park, Tresco Way, Wickford, SS12 9LD.
"Run for the Skylarks” through the delightful Wick Country Park: all proceeds towards the further development of the Park.
Please support this race and pass the details on to family, friends and work colleagues: the more runners the better!
Further information from Peter Bates [01268 768082 /]

Steeple Time Trial - THIS WEDNESDAY! - League Bike TT 4

Hi all,

This weeks TT will start at 7.00 and not 7.30 pm as listed. The reason for this change is that we expect a very large entry and we could run out of daylight if we start at 7.30.
However, those of you who find it difficult to get out to Steeple in time to sign on for a 7.00 pm start at 6.45, on this occasion we are extending signing on until 7.15, but from 6.45 onwards, signing on will be at the start and not at the Crown and Anchor. After initial sign on, numbers will be allocated sequentially as riders sign on. This means that the later you arrive, the later you will start and so hopefully everyone will get a ride.
Be prepared for a course change if there are traffic lights on the 10 course as last week. The alternative that we will use is the second half of the E21/25a 25 miles course. The start will be about 1/4 mile west of the Sun and Anchor at the centre of the green in front of the old church hall dated on front of building 1844. Riders proceed westwards for approx. 1.5 miles to Grange Avenue opposite the Mayland Mill pub, where left (marshal) for 1/2 mile to “T” junction where left, marshal (care here, traffic from right has right of way). Proceed to Asheldham, junction with Southminster Road B1021 marshal, (care here, traffic from right has right of way). Continue straight on, B1021, to Tillingham, (care through village where there are usually a number of parked cars). Continue on B1021 to Mill End, Bradwell “T” junction where left, marshal, (care here, traffic from right has right of way) You are now back on the 10 course, continue on to usual finish at Steeple sign. 12.6 miles.
Hopefully the traffic lights will not be there in which case the usual E21/10 course will be used.
Regards, Baz.


This Thursday sees the second of our swim/runs hosted by Neil Lynch at BSV. This comprises of a 300m swim and 5k run. Please arrive promptly at the usual time for registration and to collect a timing chip. The entry fee is £3 or one session on your swim saver card. The swim/run replaces the usual Thursday session so there will be no coached swim session on swim/run evenings.

National Relays - 24th August 2013

Would all those wanting to take part in the National Relays on Sat 24th August - please confirm by e-mail ASAP. Cost £10 per person- please pass to Zena or Sue.

Steeple Time Trial 17th July - Club League Bike TT 4

Note from the organiser-
"For those riders who may have difficulty in getting out in time to sign on for 7.00 pm start, I have extended the signing cut-off time to 7.15 pm, but after 6.45 pm signing on will be at the start and not the Sun and Anchor Pub.
Riders will be allocated a sequential number when they sign-on, that means that the later you sign-on, the later your start time will be. We would however like Tri Club members to let us know in advance only if they definitely intend to ride. Last time three people pre entered but didn’t turn up."

And lastly but possibly most importantly -
We have been asked to provide marshals for this event. If you are going and taking someone along would you please ask them to marshal for us? And let me know ASAP.
If we do not have enough volunteers to marshal this event I will have to ask riders to step down and marshal. Obviously those who have not marshalled any events this year will be the first asked.

Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon 2013

Full race day instructions and those all important start times are now available to view at the following links:

Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon 2013 Race instructions

Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon 2013 Start Times

If you have any worries or last minute questions about the event, instructions or start times please feel free to contact your race director, Neil Lynch at who'll be only to pleased to help.

The London Triathlon - 27th & 28th July

"The London Triathlon takes place around the London Excel Centre from Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th July 2013. We are looking for adaptable and dedicated volunteers, male and female, who are not shy of hard work, long hours and happy working in a team. In return we are able to offer a £20 donation to clubs for every volunteer they are able to send, per day! All costs will be covered including travel, breakfast, lunch and dinner and refreshments. We do not have an upper limit to how many volunteers clubs can send, but ask that they bring at least five."

If anyone one is interested in volunteering please let Zena know ASAP


Cycle Southend need your help to charge a battery by using bicycles, a human hamster wheel and a hand generated bike!

Book a slot and have fun, get fit and challenge yourself and friends

THE BIG CHARGE will be taking place in Chalkwell Park on:

To book a slot (in blocks of 30 minutes) or to find out more details please contact us on: 07776166326 or email us at

National open water swim relays - lakeside 22nd September

Does any one want to join some teams for the national swim relays at Lakeside?

There are 4x200m, 4x400m and 4x800 meter events.

If you are interested please let me know ( the club will pay for your entry!)


Neil (

An Evening with ... Cycles UK

On Monday 15th July 2013 from 6:30pm til 8:30pm the guys down at Cycles UK, Leigh on Sea, will be hosting our very own EETC open evening. The staff at the shop will be available to give advice and answer any questions you may have regarding all things 'Velo' and at 7:30pm will be giving a talk on the do's and don'ts of bike set-up and how to tweak your set-up to get the perfect fit. All this, along with drinks and nibbles, is provided free of charge and exclusively to EETC members.

In conjunction with the open evening, and the great news that Cycles UK will be joining us on site at this year's Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon, they are also offering a full 20% discount to all of our members.

If all those wishing to attend could contact Jenny Harley at, by the 12th lastest, just so we can give Cycles UK some idea of numbers for the refreshments it would be much appreciated.

Stubbers Vouchers

Don't forget there's still plenty of discount swim vouchers available for Saturday morning's at Stubbers @ £5 each.
See Janice or Zena to get yours!

Bridge Triathlon photos

Paul from 'Smile like You Mean It' contacted us to say he was event photographer at the Bridge Tri on Sunday and noticed there were quite a few blue and yellows out that day! Photos are now available to view at his home page, Smile Like You Mean It Photography.

We Are The Shed Preservation Society ... AMENDMENT!

This Saturday morning (29th) Jenny Harley & Matt Pickett will be meeting at our BSV kit sheds to stock take all our gear, carry out some important roof repairs and give them both (that's the sheds not Jenny & Matt) a much needed coat of preservative. If anyone is available during the day and would like to lend a hand with any or all of the above please contact Jenny on 07775 560 049. All help wil be greatly appreciated.

*Results - Results - Results*

Well done to everyone who took part in yesterdays wild and windy club champs at The Bridge Tri in Dartford. It was a spectacular turn out of both competitors and supporters and a great mornings racing was had by all.

The results for both the overall and handicap championship are now available and the league tables updated accordingly

The East Essex Triathlon Club 2013 Club Championship Results

Club Championship 2013 - Bridge Triathlon

The 2013 club championship is nearly upon us! Hope you're all ready and raring to go.

You should've all received your race instructions by now .. if not contact asap!

Below you will find details of how the winning positions are allocated. There is also a list of the all important handicap scores. Any questions or queries please contact

Good Luck and have a great race!

Club Championship 2013 - Positions & Club Championship 2013 - Handicap


Thanks to Neil Lynch, Chris Milne, Richard Fuller and Martin Cook for a great swim/run session at bsv tonight. Results are now availble to view here: EETC Swim/Run 1 - 20th June 2013 Results

Ooops! ..

I originally stated the swim/run this Thursday was 'free to members' but this is not actually the case. Each swim/run night will cost £3 or one session on your swim saver card. Apologies if this has caused any confusion and we look forward to seeing you all Thursday.

June Events!

Just a quick reminder of what's on this week ...

Wednesday sees the 3rd bike TT at Steeple, hosted by Southend Wheelers. This is an EETC club league event and all riders should email in advance if attending and be registered by 7pm latest on the night. We are also required to provide volunteers for marshal duties so please be aware you may be chosen to marshal, especially if you've yet to marshal at any of our club events.

Second is the welcome return of the Thurday swim/runs hosted by Neil Lynch at BSV. This comprises of a 300m swim and 5k run. Please arrive promptly at the usual time for registration and to collect a timing chip. The entry fee is £3 or one session on your swim saver card. The swim/run replaces the usual Thursday session so there will be no coached swim session on swim/run evenings.

Paris to London 24

On 15th June 2013, 7 men will set off from Paris's Arc de Triomphe with the aim of cycling to London's Marble Arch within 24 hours to raise money for The Life of Riley Foundation, Help for Heroes, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Hope and Homes for Children.

Steve Pallet, Dermot Robinson, Richard Fuller, Lee Runciman, Steve Davis, Hugh Unwin, Hamish Brown, Neil Kirsh and Andy Dawbarn (yes I know that's 9) will all be making the epic journey from en francais back to good old blighty and raising a shed load of cash in the process. For full details, blogs, and most importantly to make a donation to this admirable adventure please visit or track their journey live at: P2L24 Tracker. Best of luck and safe journey guys from all at EETC

Club Swim Nights

As I'm sure you are all aware, due to the popularity of our swim sessions, the registration process is pretty chaotic at the best of times. Sue and Janice are faced every week with the arduous task of getting you all paid up and into the pool on time usually at the cost of their own swim time rather than yours. It doesn't have to be this way!

There are four simple solutions to ensure we are all paid, changed and poolside on time.

Youth & Tristar League 2013

The youth and tristar league positions are now available to view via the main menu

Club League Bike TT - 19th June

Hi All, Southend Wheelers have asked us to help out with marshalling for the club time trial on 19th June. If anyone has friends or family going along / or if anyone would like to marshal this event please let me know asap. Many thanks Z.

Essex Running Clubs - New Facebook Group

Rick from Little Baddow Ridge Runners has contacted us re a new facebook group set up for local clubs and club members to promote their events. May well be worth a visit if you're looking for running events in the local area. The link for the facebook group is here: Essex Running Clubs


East Essex Kids Triathlon results are now available HERE

Basildon Off Road Triathlon results are now available HERE


Basildon Sporting Village have been in touch today to say that the alternative parking they had arranged will now not be available on Saturday. Parking will instead be at the venue itself (map here). There is likely to be some congestion because of this so please try to arrive a little earlier than you had originally planned or consider parking in Crompton Close which is just the other side of the dual carriageway (map here).

Essex XC League 2013-14

What's that I hear you say? .. Let's skip summer and do cross country instead! What a good idea.

Fixtures for this year's Essex (Saturday) Cross Country League are now available via the XC pages

Richardsons Cycles Basildon Off Road Triathlon 2013

Start Times & Competitor Packs are now available to view via the main event page.

East Essex Kids Triathlon 2013

Start Times & Competitor Packs are now available to view via the main event page.

Club League Time Trials @ Steeple - 19th June & 17th July

Southend Wheelers are trialling a new later start time for the time trials throughout June & July. All riders should now be registered by 7pm latest and the first rider will now be off at 7:30pm. This is to give those who work later the chance to get to Steeple in time to ride. All riders should still email in advance to advise attendance.

Remember ...

No swimming at Runnymede on Monday 27th as it's closed for bank holiday

Parking at Stubbers

Keeley Bullock at Swim4Tri has requested that all attendees of the Saturday morning open water swim sessions fill the over spill car park before parking in the main car park. "When you enter Stubbers, please take the 1st left into the over spill car park and check for spaces before driving into the main car park. Please park considerately, no more that 2ft gap between the cars."

Swim4Tri Team Challenge

To celebrate Swim4Tri's 10th anniversary they will be holding a 'Team Challege Event' at Stubbers Adventure Centre on the 29th of July. Entry is £10 per team member and involves events such as shooting, climbing, assault coursing, banana boating and raft building .. all after a hearty pre challenge BBQ. Please see attached fly for full details: Swim4Tri Event

Basildon Park Run

Claire Chambers, Basildon's Sports Development Officer at Basildon Sporting Village is currently looking for volunteers to help in the set up of a weekly 'Park Run' event. For those that don't know, Park Run is a national network of free 5k races set up and maintained purely by volunteers and held every Saturday morning across the country. Anyone wishing to offer their support for this event can contact Claire at BSV directly on 01268 722460. If you'd like more information on the Park Run series and where to find other events around the country visit for full details.

Club League - Bike TT 2 - RESULTS

Results are now available for bike time trial number 2 in this years club league: Club League TT2 - Results

Calling All Marshals ...

There's now only 15 days to go until THE busiest day of the EETC year!

For those of you that don't know (where have you been?) the 1st of June sees both the East Essex Kids Triathlon AND Richardsons Cycles Basildon Off Road Triathlon held at our home venue at Basildon Sporting Village and this is the day we really rely on all our members the most.

As it stands we are desperately short of marshals to cover the Off Road Triathlon in the afternoon and have the bare minimum for the morning Kids Triathlon so if you, your family or friends are available to give us a hand we need you now!

Please contact the marshal hotline asap - - We really can't do this without you!

New members - Trial Sessions

Those of you who are attending our training sessions as 'non-members' please be aware that this arrangement is purely on a trial basis and as of next week, commencing 20th May, will be strictly limited to two sessions before you will be required to join.

The benefits of full membership, including cheaper sessions and the chance to pay in advance at even greater discounts, will soon cover the membership fees so it really does make sense to sign up.

For full details on EETC membership please visit the JOIN TODAY section on the main menu

Wednesday Night Turbo Sessions

Just a short post to let you all know that the Wednesday evening turbo sessions have now finished and we will be looking to start again next Autumn. Thanks to everyone for coming and any comments or suggestions are always welcome.

Ian George.

Swim TT D

Results for the fourth swim time trial of 2013 are now available to view here: Swim TT D 9th May 2013

Many thanks to Janice Brown, Zena & Mike Shean, Paul Gammon and everyone who helped on the night.

Next swim TT: 12th September 2013 @ BSV

Southend Wheelers - Canewdon Hall Closures

Canewdon village hall will not be open on Sundays 12th & 19th May. No alternative venue has been found for May 12th so they have no organised activities for Sunday. Please check with Southend Wheelers website re rides on the 19th.

Rob Kleider's 40th Birthday Bash / Charity Night

Our very own Mr Kleider is holding a charity curry night on the 23rd of June at The Tandoori Parlour to celebrate his 40th birthday and raise some funds for a charity close to his heart, The Neuro Foundation. For full details visit the forum: Rob's 40th Birthday Curry night

New Buttons - Please Read!

At the very top of the page, in the blue header, you will find four new navigation buttons.

The first is the 'Home' button and this will return you to the 'News' page - It's the yellow house one.

The second is the 'Menu' button. It's the one with four yellow lines. This will open a new menu page with all the links previously found in the old side menu. The reason I've changed this is to make the website site fully accessible to those viewing on smart phones and tablets as the old 'hover style' menu only worked on desktops.

To the right of the 'east essex triathlon club' header you will see a yellow 'Loudhaler' button. This will take you directly to the club forum.

And finally on the far right is the 'Captain's Notes' button - the notepad and pencil one.

Both the Forum and Captain's Notes are also accessible from the menu page

There's been a lot of 'reconnecting' pages throughout the site so if you find any links that don't work please let me know - the 'gallery, newsletter and news archive sections are still being worked on. Thanks for your patience and I hope you find it all ok

Mike G (Webmaster) -

Club Champs 2013 @ The Bridge Triathlon

For those of you still to enter this years club championship the final day for entries is Tuesday 7th May!
Please contact Zena ASAP if you can't get to track on Tuesday with your entry!


Runnymede pool will be closed all day this bank holiday Monday so no training Monday night. Normal training resumes Tuesday with track session at BSV

EETC Club League - MAY TT's

Two dates for your diary -
Thursday 9th May is Swim TT 'D', 20:30 hrs at BSV.
Wednesday 15th May is Bike TT '2', 18:30 hrs at The Sun & Anchor Pub, Steeple.

The Dirty League - League Update

An updated league table is now available for The Dirty League 2013.

You'll find this and updates on the league action so far at the Dirty League menu.

Winter Bike Rides

Just a quick note to say that Sunday 28th was our final EETC winter training ride of the season.

It would appear that winter is finally behind us (?) and I hope that our members have found the rides enjoyable and worthwhile.

This winter has not been without it's challenges with more members than ever joining our Sunday rides and we have had some pretty impressive weather!!

Please join me in thanking the ride leaders who have to be organised and plan routes before the weekend and have to make a judgement on the weather in the early hours on a Sunday morning, without them these rides would not be so successful.

Dan Stuart

Virgin London Marathon 2013

Good Luck to the winners of the EETC VLM Ballot, Chris Milne, Justin Polley and Ian Hamilton, who will be running the Virgin London Marathon this Sunday. Best of Essex luck to you guys.

Stubbers Open Water Sessions

These were due to start on the 27th April but have now been put back a week to the 4th May.

Slightly Late ...

Massive apologies for not noticing earlier but I forgot to update Captain's Notes for the week commencing the 8th April!! ... got lost in my inbox. Sorry Cap x

Bridge Triathlon - Midweek Summer Duathlon League

Tomorrow night sees the first event of the midweek Summer Duathlon league.

The races are being held at the new cyclopark in Gravesend, Kent.

Registration will open at 6pm and the race will start at 7pm. It will be a 5k run, 20k bike, 5k run.

Your best places from any 3 races will count for your league position. 1st place 100 points, 2nd place 99 points.

In the event of a tie we will go by the fastest times.

On line entrees are now closed but you can still enter on the night. All the race information is on the Bridge web site.

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.


Open Water Swim Training 2013

The open water season is once again upon us and this year EETC will be changing the venue and format of our swim training.

Option 1 - from Saturday 20th April

Festwake Open Water Swimming

Festival Leisure Park

Waterfront Walk



SS14 3WB

Two session available:

Registration: TBC

07:00am-07:45am - Open Water Lessons - coached session hosted by Kristian Whitmarsh - £6

07:45am-09:30am - Open Session - uncoached lap swim - £5

PLUS - Time Trials on the last Saturday of every month!

This is our primary venue and is perfectly suited for the novice/improver right through to iron distance and beyond.

Option 2 - from Saturday 4th May

SwimForTri - Upminster Open Water Sessions

Stubbers Adventure Centre

Ockendon Road



RM14 2TY

Two sessions available:

Registration: 06:30-07:00am

Lake 1 - 07:15-08:15 - Coached session hosted by SwimForTRi - £20!

Lake 2 - 07:00-08:30 - Open Lap Swim - £10!

EETC have tickets available to purchase for the open lap swim for ONLY £5!

This session is better suited to the experienced open water swimmer and tickets will not be available to new members and/or novice open water swimmers who have not completed a previous season at Lakeside or first attended the coached sessions at Festwake (option 1).

All we need now is some SUNSHINE!!

Swim TT C

Results for the third swim time trial of 2013 are now available to view here: Swim TT C 11th April

Many thanks to Janice Brown, Mike Shean, Paul Gammon, Jenny Harley, Daniel Harley for time keeping and Trish Phelps for No.2's

Next swim TT: Thursday 9th May @ BSV

BSV membership - Special Club Rates

In association with the upcoming WattBike sessions, hosted by Mike Stagg, BSV are offering a special reduced rate for membership to the BSV complex including wattbikes, fitness suite, pool and classes.

Please see attached pdf for full details: BSV - Special Membership Rates

Club League

The adult club league has now been updated with Easter Bike TT, March Swim TT and Basildon Aquathlon.

Easter TT - Results

Apologies for delay in posting these results - Easter TT - 3rd April 2013

Basildon Aquathlon - RESULTS

Full results are now available via the following links:

Basildon Aquathlon 2013 Adults Overall

Basildon Aquathlon 2013 Adults by Category

Basildon Aquathlon 2013 Tristar Results

Basildon Aquathlon Marshals Positions - UPDATE

Last minute 'tweaks' have been made to positions list (7pm - 06/04/13)
PLEASE READ AND NOTE INSTRUCTIONS ON PAGE 1 ... Basildon Aquathlon Marshals 2013.

By now all marshals should have received an email from Zena with marshal instructions/postitions - IF YOU HAVE NOT PLEASE CONTACT ZENA ASAP! We are still looking for more marshals for the day so again if you're not on the list but are available to help please contact ZENA ASAP!

New Arrival!

Ryan Edward Kemp arrived this morning at 5:36am after a brisk 7.5 hours labour! Weighing in at a healthy 8lbs 2oz and is the image of dad, Alan. Ryan send his apologies for not being able to make the Aquathlon tomorrow but promises the Kemp Family will be back at training as soon as poss. Congratulations Gemma and Alan, and welcome to the club Ryan from everyone at EETC x x x

Swim TT C

Next swim TT: Thursday 14th March @ BSV


Great News! - Our special bulk discount has now been extended to ALL! the items in our current kit range so if your after ANY! of our branded EETC kit NOW! is definately the time to buy! With massive reductions across the board and FREE! delivery can you afford to miss out on this great opportunity??

Gemma & Jo will be around at Basildon Aquathlon on Sunday with samples of selected items to try for size and full details of the discount available on your items. Orderscan still be made using the existing 'tri-suit' order form: Order Form.

We need to order asap to ensure delivery for the season so DON'T DELAY! - Orders taken no later than the 15th April

EETC Club Hoodies - THEY'RE HERE!

Jo Phelps will be at Basildon Aquathlon on Sunday to distribute the latest order of hoodies. She will be somewhere in the vicinity of race registration .. you can't miss her.. she'll be wearing a club hoodie! For those of you who can't make it Sunday please contact Jo directly to arrange collection:

Dirty News! - New Event Added

Your chance to race the Hadleigh Farm Olympic mountain bike course! Mud, Sweat and Gears are hosting the final round of their championship there on 29th September. From the organisers: "The course itself will resemble very closely what was used for the Olympic event with Graham and I building in non-technical alternatives around each feature for those riders who aren’t quite ready to try the rock gardens and steep descents. So don’t worry if you are concerned about being able to ride the course, like at all MSG events we give you alternatives, one thing we won’t be able to do though is take out the hills (yes we have hills!!)".

For full details visit: - The 'Open' category race will be added as the last bike event of the Dirty League.

Exclusive offer for EETC members @ Basildon Sporting Village

EETC's Mike Stagg has negotiated a superb deal for members to take part in FREE Wattbike Introduction Sessions at the Basildon Sporting Village on the 30th April, 7th May, 14th May and 21st May from 7.45 – 9.00pm.

The Wattbike is the first indoor training bike endorsed by British Cycling and is used by numerous Olympians across a wide range of sports. The key features that set it apart from other indoor training bikes and trainers include –

The one hour session will cover the following areas –

If you would like to enrol on one of the sessions please e-mail Mike Stagg ( with your preferred session date by the 23rd April at the latest. Mike will contact you to confirm your place and supply further detailed enrolment information.

Spaces are limited due to the limited number of bikes so if there is a high demand we may consider running some additional sessions later.

Basildon Aquathlon 2013

Start Times and Race Instructions are now available via the Basildon Aquathlon event page.


As Runnymede pool is closed Easter Monday there will be no swim training session. Normal training sessions resume Tuesday with track training at BSV

Good Friday Fun!

Just a quick reminder of what's going on tomorrow, Good Friday.

There'll be two rides leaving the Market Car Park at 8am and 9.15am respectively. The earlier group will be led by Neil Dobson and will be a longer, faster route aiming to be at the Crown2Crown for 10:30am. The second group, led by Zena Shean, will be a more sedately paced group taking a direct route to Westleigh Heights and arriving at the same time as group one. Full details of both rides can be found on the EETC Forum & Facebook pages.

For those of you taking part there then follows a brisk 5k race, aka The Easter Crown2Crown, with hot drinks and hot cross buns to celebrate after and the EETC Easter Egg Hunt for the kids

Everyone's welcome whether your riding, running, riding and running or just coming along for a coffee and a bun!


We have to opportunity to make a bulk order of adult and junior tri suits at a massive discount. This will be the only bulk order this year so don't miss out if you need a club tri suit for this season.

We need to order asap to ensure delivery for the season so DON'T DELAY! - Orders taken no later than the 15th April

Easter Crown to Crown (to Crown)

Good Friday – 29 March – We will be organising a bike ride (adults) from the Crown in Rayleigh (starting at 7.30am) to finish at the Crown, Westley Heights, in time for the popular Crown to Crown 5km run at 11.00am. Entry £1.00 – Register on the day.

We will have hot cross buns and drinks for the adults, (participants and supporters) and then the ever popular Easter Egg Hunt for the juniors (members and their families)!! See Paul Hearmon, Janice or Zena for further details.

Steeple Easter Egg time Trial

The Steeple Easter Egg Time Trial will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 1st April. The HQ is STEEPLE Village Hall. Could we remind that all riders sign on in good time. With the event starting at 9 a.m. riders should sign on by 8.

EETC members should e-mail: to register (and not Baz – he is away!)

Entry fees are £3.50 (£2.50 for U18s). U18s (and over 12’s) will need a completed parental consent form, which will cover them for all Wheelers’ events this season.

Swim TT B

Results for the second swim time trial of 2013 are now available to view here: Swim TT B 14th March

Many thanks to Mike Shean, Paul Gammon, Jenny Harley, Dan Stuart for time keeping

Next swim TT: Thursday 11th April @ BSV

For our Thursday night swimmers

SLM – owners of BSV are issuing a press release about triathlon and would like a few pictures of our lovely members. Would you all please turn up a few minutes earlier for the swim session on Thursday in club kit/t-shirts so Bsv can take a few snaps! Thanks Z.

EETC Club Hoodies

Due to popular demand a second order is being made for Grey Hoodies with the EETC logo embroidered on the front in yellow and blue and East Essex Tri Club printed on the back in blue. You'll be able to place your order with Janice or Zena at training or by post to Jo Phelps. Please complete an order form and return together with your full payment when you place your order. See below for sizing, order forms and pictures.

All orders and payments must be received by 16th March 2013.

The Dirty League - League Update

An updated league table is now available for The Dirty League 2013.

You'll find this and updates on the league action so far at the Dirty League menu.

South East Essex Cross Country League Race #5 - Hadleigh Country Park - RESULTS

Results for the fifth and final race are now available via the Cross Country menu.


Team EETC completed their undefeated reign of the South East Essex Cross Country League Division 2 with their fifth and final win of the 2012/13 season to secure the division champions trophy. Despite a blazing 5 point lead on chasing team Havering 90, EETC gave it their all and proved they were not only in it for the grand slam but their eyes were firmly fixed on a well deserved spot in next season's Division 1.

Also providing EETC's 2nd victory quintet of the season were EETC ladies Hayley Hawes, Jo Sullivan and Loretta Sollers who between them secured 'five out of five' first lady wins for Team EETC. All in all a truly outstanding effort all round.

Well done everyone at EETC who took part in this season's races. Each and every one of you played your part in a string of fantastic wins and lets hope you'll be back for more next season.

Last but not least special thanks go to our team managers, for both Sunday and Saturday leagues, Deborah Clark and Jenny Harley for ensuring we were there and keeping it running like clockwork! Full results for the final race will follow asap.

Swim TT A

Results for the first swim time trial of 2013 are now available to view here: Swim TT A 14th Feb

Many thanks to Mike Shean, Matt Pickett, Hannah Shean, Anna Meggitt for time keeping and Joseph for no 2’s

Next swim TT: Thursday 14th March @ BSV

Tri Sport Epping's 'Try A Tri' 2013

Entries are now open for this year's TSE 'Try A Tri'. This long running and ever popular event is the perfect start for the beginner triathlete and the ideal warm up for those completing their first full sprint at Grays Triathlon

Full details can be found here: TSE 'Try A Tri' 2013

NEW FOR 2013 - EETC Youth & Tri Star Club Championship

The Junior Committee are pleased to announce that this year we will have a club championship for Tri Star and Youth members.

The Tri Star Club Championship will be the Upminster Triathlon

The Youth Club Championship will be The Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon

Please enter these races throught the standard race entry and once entered you will automatically be included in the Club Championship. If you have any concerns or questions - please don't hesitate to contact either Neil, Zena, Janice, Paul or Deborah

South East Essex Cross Country League Race #5 - Hadleigh Country Park - *SEASON FINALE*

Details for the fifth and final race are now available via the Cross Country menu.

Please be aware: The start has been moved further down the field due to 'too much mud'. Please allow extra time to get to the altrnative start position - maps posted on the day

South East Essex Cross Country League Race #4 - Weald Country Park - RESULTS

Results for the fourth race are now available via the Cross Country menu.

EETC Club Champs 2013

Yes it seems a long way off – but entries are now being accepted for the club champs. We are staying with the open water format sprint distance.

The event will take place on Sunday 23rd June 2013 at Marsh Way, Dartford, Kent. It is a lake swim, closed road cycle lap and scenic run.

We have a discount for East Essex members - £40 instead of £45 (price forBTF members – an additional £5 for a day membership is required for non BTF members ).

Entry is via the club – you will not receive the discount if you enter on-line.

Please pass payment to Zena, at training sessions, together with your BTF number (if you did not list it with your membership details.) Or post to 5, Norwich Crescent, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9QR. Cheques made payable to East Essex Tri Club. If you require any more information please speak to Zena or Dan.

EETC Annual General Meeting 2013

Many thanks to all those who attended this years AGM. The 2013 committee has now been duly elected and you will find details of the committee list in the meeting minutes attached. You will also find a copy of The Chairman's Report, The Captain's Report and The Treasurer's Spreadsheet (the highlight of the meeting some may say)

The AGM Minutes 2013 / The Chairman's Report 2012 / The Captain's Report 2012 / The Treasurer's Spreadsheet 2012

East Essex Kids Triathlon - 1st June 2013

Entries for this years event are now open courtesy of

Full details are now available via the East Essex Kids Triathlon Homepage.

Basildon Off Road Aquathlon - 1st June 2013

Entries for this years event are now open courtesy of

Full details are now available via the Basildon Off Road Triathlon Homepage.

Under 11's Cross Country Race - Saturday 9th February 2013

Benfleet RC are holding an U11's X Country race on Saturday 9th February at the Hadleigh Castle Country Park.
For full details please see entry form attached: Benfleet RC Under 11's Entry Form.

If anyone is available to help with marshall duties on the day please contact Karl Cadman for more details.


Just a reminder that EETC club membership is open for entry now! and that for renewing adult members to take advantage of the £5 discount you need to complete your renewal by the 31st January 2013

Full details for both Adult & Junior memberships can be found here: Join EETC Today!

EETC Club League - EVENTS 2013

We at East Essex Tri Club are very proud of all the triathlons we organise - with all monies raised invested back into the club to promote the sport of triathlon.

Details of EETC club league for adults, youths and tristars are on the club's website. I do appreciate that the details may be unfamiliar to new members so further information will be available shortly.

Some events are filling fast and some have even filled already... So now is the time to think of the events you want to enter!

In the mean time the events for ...
the tri star league can be found here: EETC Tri Star Event List and via the main menu.

the youth league can be found here: EETC Youth Event List and via the main menu.

and the adult league events are listed here: EETC Adult Event List and via the main menu.

Neil Lynch.

The Dirty League - Events Update

1. The date for the first mountain bike race in the league has now been confirmed as the 21st April at Codham Park, Braintree.

2. Following cancellation due to adverse weather the Fritton XC Duathlon has now been rescheduled for the 17th February 2013.

For full updated events list please visit the Dirty League pages.

Basildon Aquathlon (Adult & Tristar) - Sunday 7th April 2013

Entries for this years event are now open courtesy of

Full details are now available via the Basildon Aquathlon Homepage.

Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon - Sunday 21st July 2013

Entries for this years event are now open courtesy of

Full details & postal entry forms are now available at the Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon Homepage.

Triathlon England Eastern Region League Events 2013

"I've launched the regional race series today so please checkout the website and plan your season, especially if you're after regional honours this year. For children please be aware that the Rob Mclean triathlon is a qualifier for IRCs and only has 71 places left so get booked in early."

"This year the IRCs are for Tristar 2 and 3 only, youths and juniors are encouraged to enter the youth and junior super series which includes a race at the same venue and on the same date as the IRCs. The reason for the change follows a strategic review by Triathlon England and British Triathlon who believe youths should be getting better opportunity to race nationally throughout the season."

Richard Fuller (chair)

For full details and updated events list please visit

EETC Annual General Meeting 2013

Wednesday 23rd January at Rayleigh Cricket Club, Rawreth Lane, SS11 8SP - Time: 8pm.

The EETC AGM is held once a year primarily to elect the chairman and commitee members but also to inform members of the club's previous and future activities. It's a chance for members to review the club's accounts and to ask any questions regarding the direction of the club in the future. All members are actively encouraged to attend and be part of the well oiled machine that is EETC. Remember without the commitee, working tirelessly behind the scenes, everything we do as a club just wouldn't happen so please attend if you can.

TRAINING UPDATE: 15:23 hrs Monday 21st Jan

BSV have closed all ouside courts and pitches due to snow so Tuesday 22nd's scheduled track sessions are CANCELLED.

At present Runnymede Pool is operating as normal and tonights swim sessions will go ahead as planned.

Club League / Dirty League 2013

Updated league results and current standings are now available via the league tabs on the main menu.

Essex Cross Country League Race #5 - Epping - RESULTS

Results for the fifth and final race are now available via the Cross Country menu.

There's also some pics of the senior races, courtesy of John Hanlon at Orion, on Flikr: Senior Men & Senior Women.

South East Essex Cross Country League Race #3 - Thorndon Country Park - RESULTS

Retails for the third race are now available via the Cross Country menu.

South East Essex Cross Country League Race #3 - Thorndon Country Park

Details for the third race are now available via the Cross Country menu.

NB: Parking is always a bit of a nightmare here. Please arrive early and car share where possible. Adjacent road is used 'unofficially' for parking but wardens may be about. Advisable to purchase car park ticket and display to be on safe side.

"ps. all the links to the relevant files are now fixed .. oops!"

Essex Cross Country League County Champs - Hadleigh - RESULTS

Results for the county champs are now available via the 'Cross Country' menu.

Essex Cross Country League Race #5 - Epping *Season Finale*

Details for the fifth and final race are now available via the Cross Country menu.

As with previous fixtures there is an additional Under 11's event at 11:30am. Entry for the U11's is on the day, registration between 10:30 and 11:15, @ £1

Happy New Year 2013

Wishing all the team at EETC HQ, all our members, young and old, and all our supporters a happy and prosperous 2013.

Christmas Training

Brief summary of scheduled training over Christmas and New Year. Adhoc sessions and seasonal events may be taking place. Keep an eye on the forum for details.

Usual weekly training schedule resumes as from Thursday 3rd January 2013 with swim training at BSV.

EETC Club Hoodies - They're Here!

Just a quick note to let you all know the hoodies are ready and if you haven't picked up yours already I'll have them with me tomorrow night (Thursday) at swimming or Saturday morning at the Santa Run which is meeting at Rayleigh Cricket Club. If you're not running and just want to collect your hoodie you need to be there before the run starts at 8am or when it finishes at approx 10am.
Any questions drop me a line at

South East Essex Cross Country League Race #2 - RESULTS

Results for the second race are now available via the Cross Country menu.

New for 2013 - The Dirty League!

Coming to a muddy field near you, new for 2013, The EETC 'Dirty League'.

21 events to run alongside our traditional EETC league but with the added twist of a little off road action.

For full details visit the Dirty League pages and see how you can get 'Down & Dirty' with EETC in 2013.

Essex Cross Country League Race #4 - Gloucester Park - RESULTS

Results for the fourth race are now available via the 'Cross Country' menu.

Runnersworld Chelmsford - Open Sundays!

Just to let you know Runnersworld (Chelmsford) are open this Sunday 16th and next Sunday 23rd from 11am - 3pm. You'll find them at 8 Victoria Court, Victoria Road, Chemlsford CM1 1GP

Essex Cross Country League Race #4 - Gloucester Park

UPDATE - Parking will now be at BSV as usual due to road works around the proposed alternative car park.

Details for the fourth race are now available via the 'Cross Country' menu.

There will an Under 11's event at 11:30am which is available to enter on the day but if possible let Jenny or Deb know in advance so they can email the organiser a list to save time on the day

Yellow Jersey Cycles

New bike shop in Billericay called Yellow Jersey Cycles and Chris Jestico the owner is willing to offer 5% off all cycles, 10% off servicing, parts and accessories and reduced rates on fitting if any East Essex Tri member presents their club membership card. Handy for those of you who live in and around the Billericay area.
For full details of this and other discounts available to club members visit the Members Discount pages.

Crown 2 Crown 5k - Boxing Day @ 11am

Forget the Xmas turkey: join our measured 5k race on bridleways and tracks, mostly in the beautiful Westley Heights Country Park, Langdon Hills, Basildon

Organised by Pitsea Running Club. All ages and standards welcome, but children under 12 must have parent / guardian running with them.

Toilets available, but no changing or shower facilities.

One of a series of races throughout the year – see for more information or contact us by phone (01268 768082) or e-mail –

South East Essex Cross Country League Race #2 - Dunton Technical Center

This Weekend! - Details for the second race are now available via the Cross Country menu.

EETC Club League 2013

The events list for the 2013 club league is now available to view here .

This list is based on a combination of swims, runs, cycles, triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons and each qualifiying event will score you points towards your league standings and the chance of winning a trophy at the end of the season

For full details visit the Club League pages.

News @ EETC Events - 2013 Dates announced

EETC headquarters are pleased to announce the dates for our 2013 events.

Full race details and those all important online entry links coming soon so watch this space!

The Hadleigh Legacy 10k - Sunday 27th January 2013

Dear EETC,
Please find ATTACHED a flyer / entry form for an exciting event we are putting on in January 2013 (Sunday 27th January)

Please note this is a pilot event and numbers are strictly limited to 300 so first come first serve.
Parking is limited so please car share or use public transport.

There will be online entry via Runners World but this may take a few days before it goes live.

Mike Hayward - Vice Chairman (Castle Point Joggers)

The Orion 15 - Saturday 23rd March 2013

Entries are now open for next year's Orion 15 which, if you've been following Zena's winter run training schedule, is the target race! This is always a popular event and entries fill up well in advance of the close date so don't hang about too long. An entry form / race details are available to download HERE.

Essex Cross Country League - Vets XC Champs - RESULTS

Results for the Essex Vets XC at Claybury are now available via the Cross Country menu.

EETC Rain Jackets

A one off order will be placed before Christmas for Rain Jackets with the EETC logo embroidered on the front in yellow and blue and East Essex Tri Club printed on the back in blue. Samples are not available but many members will have a various sizes you can check at training sessions, especially Tuesday night track. You will be able to place your order with Jo Phelps, Janice or Zena. The form below must be completed and returned together with your payment when you place your order. See below for sizing, order forms and pictures.

All orders and payments must be received by 4th December 2012.

EETC Club Hoodies

A one off order will be placed before Christmas for Grey Hoodies with the EETC logo embroidered on the front in yellow and blue and East Essex Tri Club printed on the back in blue. Samples will be available to view at EETC training sessions where you'll be able to place your order with Paul Gammon, Janice or Zena. Please complete an order form and return together with your full payment when you place your order. See below for sizing, order forms and pictures.

All orders and payments must be received by 4th December 2012.

Extra discount on club kit!

If you're planning on ordering kit from before the end of November then IMP Sport are now offering 15% off on all orders over £60! Just use code IMPNW15 at the checkout.

Winter Bike Rides - *Change of Venue*

"After much deliberation between the ride leaders, we have decided to start all the Sunday morning rides from the Market Car Park in central Rayleigh instead of the Fairways Café. There are a number of reasons for this which mainly revolve around safety. The Market Car Park also offers a more central location particularly for those coming from Leigh, Hadleigh and Thundersley. We are also planning to meet at the Roebuck for a post ride cup of coffee and cake. The Roebuck is opposite the Police Station in Rayleigh High Street. As usual please keep an eye on the forum for any late changes due to the weather. I hope to see you at the Market Car Park in Rayleigh 7.30 on Sunday morning." Ian George.

For full details on the winter bike rides see the 'Winter Rides' page.

South East Essex Cross Country League Race #1 - Gloucester Park - RESULTS

Results for the first race are now available via the 'Cross Country' menu.

What a superb result for our season starter on home ground! Division 2 winners and 2nd Team overall (Beating TSE & BRC by a country mile!!) Let's Ave it Essex! ... Full rundown in this weeks Captains notes.

Essex Cross Country League Race #3 - Hylands Park - RESULTS

Results for the third race are now available via the 'Cross Country' menu.

MARSHAL INFORMATION - SEE XC Race #1 @ Gloucester Park

Hello All, So the first cross country of the season is here – and we are hosting it!
Here is a marshal map and a list of marshal instructions if you could arrive as close to 8.00am to help set up that would be perfect.
If your name is not on the list – don’t worry I do have a job for you!
Runners – please pay your £2 to Deborah or Jenny at the start – and I will collect your discs at the end. Please also arrive at 8.ooam to help with the setting up.
Thank you all – and in the words of Smiffy – “Let’s ‘ave it East Essex! Zena.

Essex Cross Country League Race #3 - Hylands Park

Details for the third race are now available via the 'Cross Country' menu.

Please note: An additional entry fee applies for the Under 11's event - See the entry form on xc page

Tri’n’Swim Well - Open Afternoon for EETC members - NOW FULL

On Saturday 24th November, from 1.00pm onwards, Gill & Dawn are offering a special 20 minute sesson for £20 to EETC members using their new audio visual analysis kit. Your session will be filmed onto DVD as usual - but in addition you will receive a file by e mail with a voice recording and detailed analysis. There is also now an underwater headset so you are coached whilst in the water! This is a fantastic opportunity an definitely worth taking up.

For more info visit or to book a slot either contact Gill directly or see Zena

Essex Cross Country League Race #2 - Hilly Fields - RESULTS

Results for the first race are now available via the 'Cross Country' menu.

South East Essex XC League Race #1 - Sunday 18th November 2012 @ Gloucester Park

Full details for Race #1, including course map and score sheets for visiting team managers, are available via the 'Cross Country' menu.

Information for EETC Marshals will follow shortly - If you haven't already volunteered and you are available to help on the 18th please contact asap.

Virgin London Marathon 21st April 2013

Applications are now open for EETC's London Marathon Places. To apply please send your name to Neil Lynch by the 25th November and the successful candidates will be announced at the Awards Night on the 2nd of December.For more information on how places are allocated visit the 'London Marathon' page on the 'The Club' menu. Good luck.

Turbo Training is back!

EETC turbo training sessions, hosted by Ian George & John Smith, are back on Wednesday 7th November.
New day, New Venue, New sessions to get you to your cycling peak for spring. For full details see the 'Turbo Sessions' page on the 'Training' menu

Club Kit Samples

The following items are now available, courtesy of Gemma & Alan at Finely Tuned Physiotherapy, for you to try for size before you buy online.

See the 'Club Kit' pages for full details

EETC Annual Awards Night - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Tickets for this years annual awards night are now on sale at £7 per head

For full details and to download a ticket form visit the 'Awards Night' pages on the 'Club' menu.

EETC 'Triathlete of the Year' 2012

Voting lines are now OPEN for this year's TOTY awards!

For full details on what it's all about and how you can cast your vote visit the 'TOTY 2012' pages on the 'Club' menu.

Winter Run Training 2012/13

This winter's run training schedule is now available on the winter run page via the 'Training' menu

Essex Cross Country League Race #2 - Hilly Fields

Details of the next Essex XC League fixture are now available via the 'Cross Country' menu.

Please note: The Essex (Saturday) XC fixture for 8th December @ Gloucester Park has been rescheduled to the 15th December due to a clash with the Inter-Counties and Masters Champs at Woodford on the 8th.

Essex Cross Country League Race #1 - Great Notley

Results for the first race are now available via the 'Cross Country' menu. Apologies for the delay in publishing these.

Don't Forget ..

The 2012/13 season winter bike rides start this Sunday 21st October @ Fairways Cafe, Hullbridge SS6 9QS 7:30am start.

For more info see 'Winter Rides' on the Training menu.

Hogg Hill Results

Many thanks to Paul Gammon for a fantastic afternoon at Redbridge Cycle Center. Special thanks to our timekeepers, Alison Gray, Mark Brown and Mike Shean, the coaches for the day Zena Shean, Jenny Harley, Janice Brown, Matt Pickett, Richard Fuller and Ian George and the junior captains Hannah Shean and Christian Gray. A great day was had by all. See this weeks Captain's Notes for all the days category winners.

Full Results are now available here: Junior Time Trial / Junior Hill Climb / Adult Time Trial / Adult Hill Climb

EETC Annual Awards Night - Saturday 1st December 2012

Saturday 1st December @ Down Hall Primary School, Brooklyn Drive, Rayleigh, SS6 9LW - 6:45pm til 11:00pm (Food served at 7:30pm) - Price: £7 a head

Tickets must be booked in advance along with your food choice - Forms will be available at training / online shortly

The evening is open to one and all - Both adult and junior members, families, friends, husbands, wives, partners, neighbours - Everyone's welcome!

Your ticket includes a superb fish & chip supper, resident dj, dancing and of course the EETC League Awards and Triathlete of the Year to look forward to.

Refreshment is on a 'Bring a Bottle' basis so don't forget a drop of your favourite tipple to get the party going and you're quite welcome to bring your own nibbles too.

Watch this space for more news on the Awards Night and how you can cast your vote for this year's TOTY!

Hogg Hill Day - *Final Instructions*

Here are a few important notes for Sunday’s trip to Hogg Hill. Any further updates will be posted on the Hogg Hill Day thread on the Forum.

Please check regularly between now and Sunday for last minute changes.

Essex XC League - Saturday 13th October @ Great Notley

This weekend sees the start of the 2012/13 Essex XC league and our first season in the Saturday races. Although Sundays are of course our main priority it would be great to turn out at least one team for each of the categories especially in the Junior sections (minimum age of 11) as we don't get that chance on Sundays. Deb Clark and Jenny Harley will be our team captains for the day and Deb has prepared details of dates, times and places HERE along with her contact details for any queries. Please note: We're also looking for someone to cover the team captain position for the second event on the 10th November. If you are available for this please contact Deb for full details.

PS .. EAA XC rules state club colours MUST be worn so don't forget your vests!

Winter Bike Rides 2012/13

The 2012/13 season winter bike ride schedule is now available on the 'All New' Winter Bike Rides page via the Training tab.

HOGG HILL 2012 - Sunday 14th October 2012 - 12 til 4pm

*UPDATE* - TT Bikes and/or bikes with Tri-Bars are not permitted for this event - Sorry!

Just a reminder that, if you haven't done so already, you need to let Paul Gammon know asap if you plan to attend next weekends Hogg Hill cycle event at the Redbridge Cycle Center! It will follow the same format as in previous years with a coached session, hill climb, time trial and cycle race, and is free to all full club members - adult, youth and tristar. It's a great chance to enjoy some fun, traffic free cycling and even grab the odd league point or two.

Please note that unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guest riders at this event

EETC End of Season Social & Ride Out - Friday 5th October @ Rayleigh Cricket Club

As in previous years this will involve an afternoon bimble followed by a hearty feast and much drinking and merriment. It's open to all adult members and is the ideal time to over indulge whilst discussing next years events only to end up agreeing to something silly.

The Pre-Social Ride Out will meet at Rayleigh Cricket @ 9:30am for 10:00 off - Full details now available on the Forum. Please respond to the forum post if you plan to attend or alternatively email Paul Gammon.

The Evening Social will be from 7:30pm onwards. There will be a BBQ/Buffet style spread (maybe with the legendary Dawbarn Otter Curry) and a pay bar.

Essex County XC Relays - Saturday 29th September 2012

Well done to Team EETC (Simon Rawlings, Matt Pickett, Richard Fuller and Andy Dowie) at our inaugural outing to the Essex County Cross Country Relays.

Full results are now available HERE

Triathlon England (Eastern Region) Regional League 2012


The final results are now available for this years eastern region league. Huge well done to the blaze of blue and yellow topping the senior mens category - Adam Gordon (1st), Matthew Pickett (2nd) and Lee Baynton (3rd) - and in the Vets cat. - Mike Grout (2nd!)*Hmpf .. Adam I've got a winners speech going spare if you want it*. Well done also to Deb Clark and Sue Fuller who were the first EETC ladies in their respective categories, both finishing 8th.

400m 'Swim E' Time Trial Results

Well done to all who took part in Thursday's time trial at Basildon Sporting Vilage.
Special thanks to our time keepers for the evening; Matt Pickett, Phil Scott and Matt Kane; and to Janice for organising.
Full results are now available HERE

Discounts now available for club kit!

The club have secured some discounts on club kit.

All children’s tri suits with or without pockets are now £48 (down from £77), available in sizes 5-6, 6-7, 8-9, 9-10, 11-12 and 12-13.

There is also a 10% promo code off any online club kit orders until end of November - EETRI10.

The Website is and the password is: EETC1256

Mob Match 2012 - Results

Well done to everyone who raced at the annual 'Mob Match' this weekend. Unfortunately TSE pipped us to the post to win the overall club trophy but never fear we'll get'em next year!

Full results are now available HERE in pdf and HERE in excel.

Current Homepage and Archive News

You may have noticed a few changes to the look of the EETC homepage. This is all part and parcel of a gradual update of the site in general so please don't be alarmed if things disappear and re-appear on a regular basis while I test various formats! As it's coming up to the time of year where the 'news' section would be archived anyway to make room for the new year it seemed silly to spend time adding all the old news to the new page so if there's something on the old page that you need to reference I've archived a full copy, complete with all the relevant links, HERE

Last Swim TT of 2012! - Thursday 20th September 8:30pm @ BSV

This Thursday will be the final swim TT of the 2012 EETC League.

For new members, yet to do one, these are timed 400m swims, for club members only, held 5 times a season instead of the usual Thursday swim session. As well as being a great indicator of how your swim training is progressing it'll also earn you points for the EETC Club League

... And if you don't fancy that you could always help out with time keeping and lap counting then enjoy a quick free swim after!

MOB MATCH 2012 - 15th September 6:30am

It's Annual 'Mob Match' time again!This is a local inter-club Swim (1k Open Water) Run (5k), which is usually a season-closer for most people (and remember this is also an EETC league swim event so counts towards your league points!). It's hosted by Blackwater Tri again this year. Traditionally (and again this year) the Club will pay participants entry fees as a 'thank-you' for your assistance this year.
Please note that it's a sanctioned event this year (i.e. covered by BTF) so bring your BTF Licence. I'm afraid it's going to be £3 for a day licence for those without (sorry), and ridicule for those who leave their licence at home and have to pay £3 on the day....
Please bring your Entry and Waiver (required to swim in this lake) forms on the day to save queueing time.

Entry Form - HERE          Waiver - HERE


Saturday 15th September 2012
At Blackwater Sailing Club, Basin Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4SD
Parking in public car park (1/2 mile past SC on right)
Entry fee £5.00

Registration from 6.30am
1st Wave start 7.30am, 2nd Wave start 8am, 3rd Wave (if needed) 8.30am

Wetsuits must be worn.
There will be first aid cover on the day from St John’s Ambulance

All competitors will be required to fill out a disclaimer (available on day) before the event starts; No form filled out, No race.
Please make sure you bring your BTF Membership card, if you do not have it with you on the day, then you will be required to purchase a day licence from us at registration £3