Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous new year from all the team at East Essex Triathlon Club
Please note that Round 3 to be held on 11th January will be our HOME EVENT and will take place at a new venue – Sweyne School in Rayleigh. Details are now available via cross country pages.
Please put the date in your diary – runners, marshals, helpers, supporters & cake makers will all be required.
For those of you who need to escape on Christmas morning - parkrun @ Basildon 9am
and for those who over indulged on Christmas day - Boxing Day Crown2Crown @ Westley Heights 11am
and if you over do it Boxing day too - Matt's Muddy Saturday @ Belfairs 8.30 / Clements Hall @ 9.00 (see facebook)
Welwyn Wheelers and CC Ashwell present - MUDDY MONSTERS 3 - a 6 round go-ride off-road racing series.
Welwyn - Gosling Sports Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6XE
Ashwell - Ashwell Grass Track, Small Gains Lane, off Station Road, Ashwell, SG7 5LT
Entry £3 per round, 2 Welwyn and 2 Ashwell events to count to overall competition
Entries are now open for the ever popular east essex mudfest, the Orion 15.
Please see attched entry form for full details: Orion 15 2015 Entry Form
There were a few noted ommissions from the final adult league. Although these had no bearing on the outcome of this years competition the spreadsheet has now been duely updated with the missing events and results
Full lists of the league events for 2015 are now available in the Junior League menu. Included are all of your favourite events, plus a few new challenges. Please note that the more popular events will fill very quickly (some within hours) – to avoid disappointment, please plan carefully & take a note of when they are open for entry. If you have any queries, please contact Jenny or Deb - your Youth & TriStar League managers for 2015
Well done to the 30 East Essex runners last Sunday and a huge thank you to our brilliant supports – another win for division 2 in the bag. Full results can be found on the Cross Country pages.
Please note that Round 3 to be held on 11th January will be our HOME EVENT and will take place at a new venue – Sweyne School in Rayleigh (details to follow). Please put the date in your diary – runners, marshals, helpers, supporters & cake makers will all be required.
Hello, Once again the ever popular secret Santa run will be taking place from the cricket club at Rayleigh.
Matt will be leading the main run for about an hour and a half starting at 8.00am (and there will also be shorter options for the walking wounded/slightly injured/ don't want to run that far folks!)
And then the serious stuff - bacon sandwiches - hot drinks and presents!
The presents should ideally be recycled or cost less than £3 , not very useful and wrapped well! The rest of the fun will be explained as we go along!
A thoroughly enjoyable morning - let me know if you are coming so we have enough bacon and veggie sausages!!!!
Please find attached the results for this years Xmas 10 TT - Xmas10 TT Results 141214
Hi EETC Swimmers,
Please find information below with regard to swim sessions over the festive period....
Hope you are all enjoying and getting use to the new swim session structure. I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and well earned rest, ready for some more hard training in 2015 :-)
All the best
Mike Stagg and the EETC Swim Coaching Team
Hosted by Active Essex / Triathlon England
For those wishing to take part in the Essex Cross Country Championships on the 3rd January 2015 please read attached notes and contact email@example.com as soon as possible ... deadline is this weekend!
Unfortunately the first club league TT of the 2015 season clashes with our next xc fixture at Kelvedon so for those of you with a note, written in blood, from your doctor/parent/lawyer/significant other excusing you from cross country here's the details:
Southend Wheelers Xmas TT - Sunday 14th December - HQ at Steeple Village Hall - First rider off at 10am - Email Baz at Wheelers in advance if you wish to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of the 2nd fixture to be held at 10am on Sunday 14th December at Trinity School in Kelvedon Hatch can be found on the Cross Country Pages (via the main menu). This is being hosted by the ‘other well known tri club’ & so it is particularly important that we have a strong turnout to uphold honour of EETC (remember, every single person who runs for us plays a part in the winning team – its not all about those at the front). Open to all members who are 17 or over on the day of the race. If you have any queries, please contact Deb or Jenny
The swim page has now been updated with the lastest CSS results
Congratulations to the new youth and junior captains for next season: Adam Harley, Charlotte Brookes and Clayton Thomas.
Adam Harley - Charlotte Brookes - Clayton Thomas
Saturday XC league page has now been updated with latest results, individual standings and team standings after two events.
Ok people here it is. The list. The lowdown. The movers and the shakers that were .. EETC Presentation Night 2014.
Thanks to everyone who organised, attended, awarded and received. You all made it a fantastic evening.
Entries now open via Entry Cemtral
26th April - Spring Duathlon
7th June - Halstead Sprint
5th July - Gosfield Sprint & Olympic
4th October - Autumn Duathlon
Good morning all, this week’s Winter bike ride will be held on SATURDAY this weekend instead of Sunday.
The club continues to invest in its people and are sending all its ride leaders on a CTC ride leaders course on Sunday.Meeting time remains 7.50am (for an 8am start) at Market Car Park. Please spread the word.
Voting closes this Saturday, 15th November, at 23.59.59!
For full details of what it's all about and to cast your all important votes please visit the Triathlete of the Year 2014 page.
As those of you who swim with us regularly know the EETC swim team have been working hard over the past year to introduce a new swim coaching structure to compliment the outstanding training already in place. This swim structure is based around the current 'Swim Smooth/British Triathlon' coaching philosophy but with a few tweaks to tailor it specifically to our needs.
You will now find in the 'Training' menu a link to 'Pool Sessions' which will take you to the new EETC Swim Training page. Here you'll find all the info you need about the new structure, along with any other documents relevant to your training, including the latest Critical Swim Speed Test Results from last week sessions.
Take a look at the new page here:East Essex Triathlon Club - Swim Training
Details of the 2nd fixture to be held at Hylands Park in Chelmford on Saturday, 15th November can be found on the Cross Country pages. Note that this is open to all Club members aged 11 and above on the day of the race & we would encourage as many of our Junior members as possible to take part (plus any adults to keep you ‘sharp’ before the next Sunday league fixture). Note that there is a separate race for U11’s (minimum age 9) – full details can be found on the Cross Country pages. If you have any queries, please contact Deb or Jenny
Orders are now open again for EETC club hoodies now with the option to have YOUR NAME embroidered on the front for ONLY £1 EXTRA! This will be the last order before Christmas so why not treat all the family to a lovely EETC hoodie .. the perfect pressie!
Please complete a NEW order form and return together with your full payment. You'll be able to place your order with Jo Phelps, Janice or Zena at training or by posting directly to Jo Phelps (contact details on the order form). See order form for sizing*. (*for those of you buying your first hoodie it may be worth asking a fellow member to try theirs for size ... I'm sure they won't mind). See order form for full details: NEW EETC Hoodie Order Form
Deadline for orders is 21st November 2014. Any queries or questions please contact Jo at: email@example.com
Orders are once again open for EETC club raincoats now with optional name above logo for no extra charge!
Please complete an order form and return together with your full payment. You'll be able to place your order with Jo Phelps, Janice or Zena at training or by posting directly to Jo Phelps (contact details on the order form). See order form for sizing*. (*for those of you buying your first raincoat it may be worth asking a fellow member to try theirs for size ... I'm sure they won't mind). See order form for full details: EETC Raincoat Order Form
Any queries or questions please contact Jo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
General online entry for 2015 membership opens this Saturday 1st November at 9am via www.entrycentral.com/eetcmembership
Don't forget there's any 'Early Bird' discount for all adult renewals made before January 31st 2015 .... but as all current memberships expire on the 31st December it's probably best not to wait until then! So .. Don't Delay Get Yours Today (or tomorrow)
Full details can be found via 'The Club/Join Today' in the main menu or at www.entrycentral.com/eetcmembership
Presentation, Awards, Pizza, Prizes, DJ, Dancing, Raffle, Cake Bake, 6.30pm to 11pm, bring your own nibbles/drinks. Bring yourselves, your family, your friends, your neighbours (if they're your friends). Open to all - entry is just £7. Bookings/payment will be available via Entry Central NOW: Book Your Place Here!
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 2014 page.
Following an amazing turn-out by no less than 48 East Essex runners at Thorndon, we easily came 1st in division 2 and were 3rd overall putting many of the division 1 clubs to shame.
Full results can be found in the Cross Country pages. Round 2 will be held on 14th December – put it in your diary (full details to follow)
The start time for Sunday winter rides, Group 1,2 and 3, will now be 8am. For full details visit the 'Winter Bike Rides' page via the main menu.
Applications are now open for EETC's London Marathon Places.
To apply please send your name to Justin Polley (email@example.com) by Saturday 15 November and the successful candidates will be announced at our awards night Saturday 22 November. The places will be allocated as per the rules outlined on the club website. In the event of a tie members contributions to the club over the past year, i.e. marshalling! will be taken into consideration. Should a further tie occur then lots will be drawn. The adjudicator's decision is final. For more information on how places are allocated visit the '(EETC London Marathon Ballot)' page on the 'The Club' menu. Good luck.
Results now available on the Saturday cross country page via the emain menu
Sunday 26th October is this years Hogg Hill Cycle Day at Redbridge Cycle Center.
It's great fun, free to all members and a chance to grab a few last minute league points.
Please visit the forum for all the details and how to register for this event: Hogg Hill Cycle Day 2014
The first of five fixtures will take place at 10am on Sunday, 26th October at Thorndon Country Park and is open to all East Essex members who are 17 and over on the day of the race.
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 this first 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.
If you have any queries, please contact Jenny or Deb. See you all on the 26th ... and don't forget to change your clocks!!!
Tri'n'swimwell are holding their annual EETC open day on 8th November. There will be nine 20 minute slots starting at 9am. There is a Facebook post up to book the time or you can contact Gill directly on - Telephone: 01702 620375 / Mobile: 07919 205498
This is a great opportunity for a little additional coaching and video analysis and also includes a disc to watch your technique at home!
We are pleased to announce the return of the EETC indoor cycle sessions on Wednesday 5th November at Clements Place, Leigh on Sea. See attached flyer for full details: eetc indoor cycle sessions
It has been brought to my attention that, like a numpty, I forgot to change the dates on the page!! It should start from 2011 not 2010.
For corrected information on how places are allocated visit the '(EETC London Marathon Ballot)' page on the 'The Club' menu.
Details of this Saturday's, the 18th, Essex cross country fixture at One Tree Hill are available via the 'cross country' pages.
The adult league has now been updated as of 15th October.
Great news from Triathlon England HQ this week. Not only have East Essex Tri won the 'Club of the Year' award in this year's annual awards but our very own Hannah Shean has won the 'Junior Coach of the Year' award! As regional winners both the club and Hannah Shean will both be put forward for the national award which will be announced at the Triathlon England AGM in November. Congratulations to Hannah for a great win, we're all very proud of you, and pats on the back all round for the best club in the eastern region, East Essex Triathlon Club.
We have some old retro club kit on sale at discount prices. This includes running vests if you need one for X-Country! They are various makes and styles. Please click on this link to see the gallery showing details of sizes and prices. If you are interested in seeing/trying/buying anything please contact Sue Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sue will be bringing all this kit to the following training sessions if anyone would like to look, try on and buy. Monday 13th October 8.15pm at Runnymede for swimming. Tuesday 14th October 6.15pm at BSV for track. Thursday 23rd October 8.15pm at BSV for swimming. Payment by cash or cheques payable to ‘East Essex Tri Club’ please.
Please see attached flyer for Dengie Events 2015: dengie_events_2015.pdf
Please see the new winter bike ride schedule for this winters Sunday rides. There have been some important changes to this years group system so please take a moment to read through the winter rides page .. even if you've been doing it for years!
For those of you new to the Sunday group rides then also please read through this as it tells you all you need to know about how to have a happy and safe ride out with your team mates: Winter Bike Rides 2014/15 or via the 'Training' tab in the main menu.
The Saturday page has now been updated with this seasons fixtures - individual race details to follow as I get them - and the first results from Essex XC Relays: Saturday XC League 2014/15
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic member(s) to fill the roles of Race Director for:
It is vitally important that we fill these positions before we register our events with Triathlon England and commit to them taking place. The deadline for this is November 14th.
No previous experience is neccessary as full training and guidance from our championship EETC events team will be on hand so if you feel you've got what it takes to take on this rewarding role or would like more details of what the role involves please contact us at EETC HQ as soon possible.
Chris Milne - Club Chairman - email@example.com
The date has been set for this year's end of season party. The venue will once again be Rayleigh Cricket Club in Rawreth Lane. The event is open to all adult members and co. and is FREE! (apart from the bar!). Full details can be found on the forum: End of Season Party
The now traditonal pre-party bike ride will once again be taking place on Friday 3rd October. We will be meeting at 10am at the Cricket club in Rawreth Lane ready for a 10.30am start. This will be a social ride out to a pub (yet to be decided) followed by a ride back to the Cricket club for tea and hopefully bacon sarnies!
Meeting place - http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5112254
I will post more details on the forum shortly - EOS Party Bike Ride Forum
To give me an idea of numbers and groups can you please let me know by email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you are planning to attend.
Please see attached flyer for upcoming women & girls sessions organised by British Cycling: Women and Girls Introductory Sessions.pdf
Please see attached flyer for upcoming ladies only evening showcasing bike maintenance techniques, benefits of bike fitting and Pilates to improve your cycling: Cycles UK Ladies Maintenance Evening.pdf
16th November 2014 - Walden Duathlon - Tristar, Youth and Adult distances - See attahced flyer for details: WD14 Flyer.pdf
Please see attached flyer for some great autumn training courses with Cycle Southend: Autumn with Cycle Southend.pdf
Ok people the dates you've all been waiting for ...
Please find attached the results of todays Mob Match. Well done to everyone who raced, marshalled and supported. Extra well done to our youth contingent who led the EETC ranks and gave the oldies a run for their money. Sadly only 2nd place this year but we have to let TSE win every now and again I spose.
Mob Match 2014 - RESULTS
Unfortunately it was announced today that Lakeside Open Water has been closed due to poor water quality.
The event will now be held at last years venue - Redricks Lakes, Redricks Lane, Sawbridgeworth, Herfordshire, CM21 0RL - at 10am
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. Refreshments can be purchased in the clubhouse after the event.
The venue is now:- Redricks Lakes, Redricks Lane, Sawbridgeworth, Herfordshire, CM21 0RL - Event starts at 10am
Please find attached the result for swim TT E: swimtt_E_110914_results.pdf
The adult league has now been updated as of 15th September
Well done to all our TriStars who competed in the league events this year. All of the results & the final league table can be found in the TriStar & Youth section. There are still a few more events left in the Youth league for any of our Youths who want to mop up a few more valuable points (the Mob match this weekend & Hogg Hill on 26th October both count)
As of Monday 8th Runnymede swim starts at 8:30pm - Don't be late!
Jo Phelps is now taking orders for long or short sleeved EETC technical tshirts with optional personalisation (as modelled by those members who renewed the membership nice and early!)
If you would like one of these exclusive club shirts please complete the order form attached and return by the 31st August 2014 LATEST.
*full details, prices and sizing can be found on the order form: EETC Technical Shirt Order Form
Don't forget there will be No Runnymede swim session on Monday 25th August as it is a Bank Holiday.
As of Monday 8th September 2014 the Monday swim session will start at the earlier time of 8.30pm and finish at 9.30pm.
We've discussed this at committee and the consensus is that this will be better, not having it all so late.
Please see attached flyer for upcoming MAD CC Evening Cyclocross events for adults plus under 12's, youths and juniors:
MAD CC Evening Cyclocross
The adult league has now been updated as of 6th august 2014
Ok ladies unfortunately I've lost one team member to their first claim club (booooo) so there's a Leg 4 (10 miles) spot going as well as Leg 7 (11 miles) and Leg 1 (7.5)!!! It is important we fill these as we incur a 100 point penalty for every empty slot
So don't be shy .. even if you think you're the slowest runner in the world .. even if you think you'll be no where near the front .. IT DOESN'T MATTER ... every team member is important and does their bit
Thank you to everyone who competed, marshaled and support the Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon 2014. We have now completed our review of the timings which were taken during the race and the updated results can be found on the following links:
We knew that Sunday would be a quick day and now we can confirm that you were actually a minute faster on the swim than we originally reported.
We really want to thank our time keeper, Martin Cook, who has spent many many hours over the last 3 days examining the results in detail and cross checking to the manual backup timing we kept during the race.
We really appreciate all the feedback we have received todate and we are delighted that so many of you enjoyed the race. We do hope to see you back next year and if there is anything you think we could do to make the race even better then please don't hesitate to contact us email@example.com
Neil Lynch and Zena Shean.
Please find attached the results from the fourth club league tt at Steeple: SteepleTT_160714.xls
Everyone should have received their marshal duties by email by now. If not a copy of the marshals list can be found here: WKGT_Marshals_2014.pdf. Please check you are on it if you should be and if not contact Zena Shean asap.
Please see attached:Stanford 5k flyer & Stanford Le Hope Community 5K and Fun Run entry form
This is a sprint triathlon format event for teams of four*. Each team member takes it in turn to complete their section then tags the next team member to do theirs. So 3 swims, 3 bikes then 3 runs ... shortest combined time wins!
As a club we approach this event with a very easy going and fun frame of mind. All teams are of mixed ability with fancy dress and silly teams names positively encouraged. It really is a great social event as well as great tri.
I am taking names for national relays now so please let me know if you want to take part - ideally text or email Zena Shean.
There will be a £10 charge, payable at training or on the day, to secure your place as club subsidises the balance of your entrance fee.
For more info about the event visit: www.onestepbeyond.org.uk or chat to Zena Shean.
*This should have read 'teams of four' not three.
If you haven't already recieived them via email the race instructions and start times are now available via the Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon event page ... marshals instructions to follow. If anyone is available to help sign post the bike course and prune the run course and transition areas on Saturday morning please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
Names can now be added to your East Essex technical t-shirt by RunActive for just £2.00 (£1.50 to cover the cost & 50p to be donated to a charity of our choice).
Simply drop off your shirt to RunActive at their stand at the Grays Triathlon or at any of their stores www.runactive.co.uk.
Please put your shirt in a bag clearly marked with the name to be added in capitals (eg ‘JENNY’), your full name & contact details (mobile & email) & the store that you would like to collect it from (Leigh, Chelmsford, Braintree).
Alternatively if you let me have your names by Thurs 17th, RunActive will prepare them in advance so that the printing can be carried out quickly - Contact me at email@example.com
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 will agian be getting 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 2014 thread on the forum or join the chat on Facebook.
I'm also available to chat at training or on email at Essex Way Relay Teams
TE are running the following courses for all full TE members: (*fees apply)
Swim Smooth Open Water Coaching – 26th July – Bedford
Club members can sign up here: http://www.triathlonengland.org/take-part/open-water
Ride Leaders Course – 10th August – Bury St Edmunds. For club volunteers who want to lead safe and enjoyable bike rides.
For further info or application form contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to all those already volunteered - you are stars! Would still like a few non-competing marshals to help with a couple of essential jobs please. Let me know if you can help out - email@example.com
For all those competing - you will already be down to marshal!
Youth and Tristar leagues are now updated as of 1st July
Great little evening 5k trail race hosted by Pitsea RC at Westley Heights, Laindon.
See attached pdf for full details: Crown2Crown Dates 2014
Please find attached the final results for this years club championship at The Bridge Triathlon, Dartford.
Well done to all our winners and everyone who took part. Special thanks of course to Zena for arranging entries and getting everyone there and also thanks to Rob for organising the 'after-barbie'
The results can be found here: clubchamps_220614_results.pdf
Adult league is now updated as of 13/06/14
The long awaited (& very lovely) EETC Technical T-Shirts have finally arrived in all adult sizes. Free to anyone who joined or renewed their membership by 31 Jan, these will be available for collection at all training sessions - just see Jenny or Jo. If you won't be at training for a while, please can you arrange for someone to collect it on your behalf. Note that the kids shirts will be available very shortly
It's our turn to host the Wednesday TT as it's our club event. Please ensure you register in advance at Timetrial@southendwheelers.org if possible as anyone not registered will have to wait to see if there is room at the end of the field.
As we are hosting we will also need some marshals please - Time Trial Marshals. Thank You.
Stubbers is CLOSED to us on the 12th July 2014. Please do not turn up for a swim as you will not be allowed in.
Charity Open Water Swim Race: 28th June 2014. 07:00am - 08.30am (REGISTRATION FROM 6.30am) We close registration at 7.00am.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in 2013. We raised over £300 for the McFanwy awareness fund.
£40 a team entry. £10 an individual entry. Maximum 4 per team, you can swim the full 4k yourself if you wish. BBQ and hot drinks will be served after the last swimmer finishes. Race is in memory of Len Bullock and our dear Friend Lou Parker who passed away on the 19th July 2010. Proceeds will go to The McFanwy awareness fund.
BBQ will be served after the last swimmer finishes.
Team: £40 - Individual: £10 - Please register your place by calling 020 7247 2998
Please find attached the results from the 1500m swim tt at BSV. Many thanks to Ian for organising and everyone involved on the night to make it happen. - swimtt_E_050614_results.pdf
The Anglian Water Aquathlon (Youth & TriStar League event) postponed due to blue/green algae has now been rescheduled to Saturday 13th September.
Please find attached the start list for the 1500m TT. Can those in the 8:30 slot please be poolside and ready to start at 8:30 promt. Thank you. - June1500TT.pdf
S'il vous plaît trouver ci-joint pour votre plaisir, un rapport fantastique de Paris-Roubaix. Les membres de l'équipe ont pris sur le très redouté classique d'un jour plus tôt cette année à un grand succès.
L'événement n'est pas appelé "l'enfer du Nord" pour rien!
Félicitations les gars, nous levons notre bouchons à vous tous!
Please see attached fly for the 3rd Mel Batty Memorial 10k - Mel Batty 10k 2014
Tuesday night open water swims start 27th May. £5 for open session, 6.30-8.00pm
No swimming at Runnymede on BH Mondays!
For those of you who want to do the next swim Swim Time Trial on the 5th June, 2014 which is a 1500 time trial, can you please pre-register for this by the end of the month on the Club Web Site Forum. Thanks very much.
To ensure that your bikes are in perfect race condition, Cycles UK are offering a 1/2 price Bronze Service (£20 instead of the usual £40) for all competitors & staff of the East Essex Kids Tri & Basildon Off-Road Tri. This can be carried out during next week at any of their service centres. Bookings must be made in advance - just mention the event. Full details of the bronze service package can be found on their web site: www.cyclesuk.com
Please find attached results from Wednesday's EETC league TT at Steeple: SteepleTT_140514.xls
Dear friend, Orion are hosting some events this summer that you and your members would be very welcome to join us for.
We are hosting our annual 5 miles series. For those who have not run it before, they are 5 miles on well surfaced trails through Epping Forest on the first Saturdays of June, July and August. These are popular events on a beautiful and reasonably quick course.
Second we are hosting the only Fell Race inside the M25. While the course is only 3 miles, it packs in nearly 1,000 feet of climb (we are making the course even tougher). The race, now in its 15th year, offers panoramic views of the City and a free beer for every runner.
Finally, a completely new event. "Fast Friday" offers two 10k and one 5k race at Walthamstow track. It will be a fun night with plenty of pbs in a new format.
I'd be grateful if you could share this information with your members, but let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to running with you over the summer.
Tim Wright, Captain, Orion Harriers, 07910 185162
These have now been updated as of 12th May including the addition of Bridge Tri (see below for details) to the Tristar league.
Please find attached the swim TT results for last Thursday. Thanks to Janice for organising and to all who helped time and no.2.
Results avaible here: SwimTT D - 080514 - Results
Bridge Triathlon have revealed they have the go ahead for kids event on the same day as club champs. This will be limited to 50 places and includes an open water swim and closed road bike circuit. Full details on the Bridge Tri website in the next few days: Bridge Triathlon
Just a quick reminder that the next club league tt will be at Steeple on the 14th May. In order to accommodate our league events EETC are hosting this tt and so we're in need of volunteers to help on the night. Bas and Eileen are happy to time keep (phew!) so we're just looking for a few marshals and help to setup / clear up the course. If you're available to help please let firstname.lastname@example.org know as soon as possible. Thank You.
Having talked to a few people & made some enquiries I have found that the cost between a long weekend skiing & a week is very small, therefore the trip will be for 7 nights. We are looking to book a catered chalet for 10/20 people depending on response. This will include Breakfast, afternoon tea & at least a three course meal in the evening. Including flights, chalet, lift passes & ski hire the cost will be around £850. You will only need extra money for snacks on the slopes & lessons. Hopefully this has covered most things please private message me (on facebook) all those interested as I will need to arrange deposits with those who are up for it as the booking can only be made when we know how many are confirmed as to the size of chalet needed. Cheers Rob Kleider.
With our public events consistently growing in popularity, and in some cases attaining regional league status, it has become apparent that the task of managing these events is far more than our small band of trusty committee members can cope with.
On the day the support we have from club members, their friends and families is always second to none and without it we would never be able to provide the outstanding events we do.
With this in mind we are looking to utilise some of this enthusiasm and commitment within the club to expand the core team that manages our events to effectively lighten the load and simplify the whole process.
There are many areas that we are looking to cover with a ‘Team Lead’, ‘Assistant Team Lead’ and ‘Helper’ roles, for example:
If you would like to join the team to help take our events forward and into the future please contact: email@example.com by the 12th May or chat to any of the coaches at training who will put you in touch with someone who can help.
Please contact us as soon as possible and let us know if there’s a specific area you’re interested in or just generally available to help.
Full details, support and resources will be provided to everyone volunteering.
These will again be at Bridge Tri on 22nd June. We have a discounted price of £40 and a wave dedicated to East Essex! This was a brilliant event last year - current holders are Paul Hart and Hayley Hawes. And of course there is still the handicap championship - which is too complicated to list here but I am happy to explain if I see you!
Please e-mail (I am not accepting names on fb) if you would like to take part and either bring a cheque or cash to any eetc training session or contact me to make a direct bank payment. Zena@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk
Please see attached dates for Phoenix Striders Summer Series, Dunton Demon 5 and the Stanford Le Hope Community 5k -
Phoenix Striders & Essex Wildlife Trust Run Dates 2014
Tristar league has been updated and is available via the main menu.
The adult league has now been updated (as of 15th April) and is available via the main menu. Please report any errors or omissions to the adult league admin: firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll amend in due course.
Runnymede have announced they will not be opening for any Bank Holidays in 2014 including this coming Monday 21st April.
Part 1: Bike ride to the Good Friday 'Crown to Crown' 5k will leave Rayleigh Market Car Park @ 8.00am. The ride will be split into groups depending on numbers and Chris Milne is planning the route and will be leading one of the groups. All welcome and will be suitable for those in the youth age group confident of riding on roads.
Part 2: The 'Crown 2 Crown' 5k run starts at 11.00 am and for the first time is part of the adult and youth league! £2 to enter. Register on the day. Details can be found http://pitsearunningclub.org.uk
Part 3: After the run there will be hot cross buns, tea and coffee available. And then the great East Essex Easter Egg Hunt. Open to all our younger members and/or children of our adult members.
Feel free to join in for all or any part of our Easter fun and the chance to grab some all important league points, for those who didn't get in the TT on Monday, and maybe even an easter egg or two.You do not have to register but it would be helpful if we have an idea of numbers for catering - email@example.com
We have another technical kit order underway for those that missed the last one! Your chance to get branded EETC kit at discount prices including kids tri suits at a fantastic £40 each!. The deadline for orders is the 30th April so get your orders in ASAP!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find attached the swim TT results for last Thursday. Thanks Janice for organising and to all who helped especially Tish Phelps. Some brilliant pb’s. Results avaible here: SwimTT C - 100414 - Results
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When? Saturday 3 May 10am to 12 noon
Meet at the Chalkwell Shelter. This session will get you started on the programme so you can learn and apply the Simply Cycle technique of biking.
When? Thursday 8 May 12.30 & 17.30
Meet at the Civic Centre for a 45 minute technical overview and at 17.30 for a 45 minute ride to put the technique into practice.
Dear EETC members,
It's less than 70 days to go before "Ride_101" is back again for 2014 and we're hoping that you're planning to join us again.
And we've listened to what you said, to make it "Bigger, Better and a little Harder!"
This year you can choose two distances either "Ride_75" or take on the Epic "Ride_101".
Both start from the Airfield at Carver Barracks in Wimbish, following the route from last year - but this time we've found a quieter section of roads leading towards Long Melford and then bringing you back towards the beautiful village of Finchingfield avoiding that long main road before turning Northwards towards Castle Camps and the best bit is that we've added the odd extra hill or two!
The feed stations have been improved and will carry more food and drink - plus toilets will be provided en route and don't forget that we've got four choices of hot pasta dishes (and as much as you want) waiting for you on your return.
So don't miss out and enter today!
George Alexander, Event Organiser - Walden Velo
Don't forget there's the third 400m swim time trial of this year's league at BSV tonight. See the club league pages for full list of this seasons events.
If you wish to enter the Easter time trial at Steeple hosted by Southend Wheelers would you please pre-register by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as there has been a lot of interest shown for this event.
UPDATE: Please include - name, club, email address and 'best of last three' tt times if you have one.
This is also a club league event so there's points up for grabs for those that attend. Further details will be published as soon as they become available but for now any questions please ask email@example.com
UPDATE 2: we have to remind junior riders, under 18 on Jan 1st 2014, that they will need a 2014 Parental Consent form, completed and signed by a parent or guardian in the presence of a club official, before they will be allowed to compete in a club time trial. The forms can be downloaded from the CCT website here: Parental Consent Form
This Thursday, 10th April will be the third 400m swim tt of this seasons club league.
I am sure many of you will be aware of the Bluebell 5 race that is being held on 11 May this year (If not .. the Bluebell 5 is being held on the 11th May this year). It’s at Havens Nature Reserve in Thundersley, Benfleet. Its a 5 mile offroader through woodlands and fields that’s not too taxing and suitable for all abilities. Its a nice “local” race with typically 250 entrants.
This race has been raising money for Essex Wildlife trust for over 10 years now. Entrance is £7, (or £8 on the day) and I have attached an entry form. We welcome youth runners (14-18 years) and there is a special application form for them which I have also attached.
Many thanks, Chris Cammidge (Castle Point Joggers Race Captain)
Due to some significant changes to the entries of a few competitors since Monday we have had to reissue the start times and race numbers. This list supercedes the previous one and is the definitive list of names and numbers that we will use on Sunday.
Cycles UK in Leigh are holding another open evening exclusively for East Essex Tri on Monday 7th April from 6.30 to 8.30. At around 7.00 they will be giving an informal session on ‘racing’ covering bike set-up, tri-bars, wheel selection, tyres, gearing, cadence, heart rate and anything else you would like to know about to make you go a bit faster. There will be plenty of time for answering any questions. if you have any in advance, let Jenny (firstname.lastname@example.org) know so that we can ask them to include it in the session. Bianca Broadbent will also be present to give advice on their bike fitting service.
Please see attached flyer for full details: Essex 10k XC Series 2014.
Please see attached flyer for these upcoming events courtesy of Triathlon England (London) - Ride the Velopark & an Introduction to Duathlon
The eetc bulk kit order has arrived, members can collect their order from jo phelps at Mondays swim session and tuesdays track session.
Charity cycle for southend hospital 'Keyhole Cancer Appeal'. Please see attched pdf for full details: Around The World in 80 Days
Well done to everyone who took part in the Saturday Essex Cross Country events, especially our junior members who ran extremely well against some of the best athletes in the County. East Essex teams finished: U13G 12th, U13B 8th, U15B 6th, U17/20W 9th, Senior W 20th & Senior M 26th. A special mention for Luke Gill who ran consistently well in all five of the league events, Leon Wheeler who finished in the top 4 of the three events that he took part in and Kyle Gill who came a brilliant 2nd in the final U11 race of the season!
Results for the last event of the season and the final league positions are now available via the cross country pages
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Well done everyone who ran in any of the Sunday League cross country events. Despite a fantastic turn-out & some great performances in the final round (our ladies team came 1st!), the other well known tri club saved their best result till last & just pushed ahead of us in the league. Time now to hang up your trail shoes & give your washing machines a rest. . . until next season! Thanks Jenny & Deb
Results for the last event of the season and the final league positions are now available via the cross country pages
Maldon District Council would like to invite you to take part in their mile races around the main lake in Promenade Park, Maldon, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Sir Roger Bannister becoming the first man to run a sub 4 minute mile, and Diane Leather becoming the first woman to run a sub 5 minute mile. The event will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 4th May 2014.
All abilities are welcome. For more information and entry forms please visit www.maldonmile.co.uk or call 01621 875836.
Lots of fantastic times and a few very good pb's! Many thanks to Richard Duane, Mike Stagg, Justin Polley, Sue Fuller, Matt Kane and Adam Harley for their help with the timings. Zx.
Results avaible here: SwimTT B - 130314 - Results
Thursday night's swim session will be the second of the 2014 club league 400m swim time trials.
This event is open to all adult and youth members provided you have renewed your membership for 2014! and is a free event.
For those who have not taken part before the session consists of a timed 400m swim, 4 to a lane then, if time permits after everyone has tt'd, a free swim until our slot expires. This event is a point scoring event towards the club league and is the second of six swim tt's over the season. Please meet at reception as usual for further instructions.
Calling all runners & supporters for the last race of the season! Despite a fantastic turn out at Thorndon, the other well known Tri Club beat us by the narrowest of margins so we are now only a single point ahead of them in the league. To prevent relegation, we need to achieve at least a draw in the overall points. We therefore need as many runners (& as much vocal support) as possible to keep them in our sights. Open to all East Essex Tri members aged 17 & over.
Full details of the next Sunday league XC fixture are now available via the cross country pages
A 5 mile urban trail race with narrative route description .. not a drop of mud in sight!
See flyer for full details: Tarmac Twister 2014.pdf
Join Halstead Road Runners for the second Colne Valley Trail Run over two new challenging routes through the scenic North Essex Countryside .. definately with mud this time!
See flyer for full details: Colne Valley Trail Run 2014.pdf
As of the 1st March 2014 we are extending the discount voucher system, currently only available for adult swim sessions, to cover some extra training nights and incorporate some junior sessions too!
Newly purchased vouchers, as of 1st March, will now also cover Tuesday track and Wednesday spin sessions as well as Monday and Thursday swims. These are available for £37.50 for 15 sessions which is a saving of £7.50.
NB: Only new vouchers purchased after 1st March 2014 will cover track and spin … Existing vouchers are for SWIM ONLY.
A new voucher will be available, as of 1st March, to cover junior members for Tuesday track at the bargain price of £25 for 15 sessions giving a £5 saving!
NB: For those 15-18 year olds attending adult sessions, i.e. swim or spin, discounts are also available by purchasing an adult voucher for these sessions. A second ‘Junior’ voucher must also be purchased to cover them for Tuesday track.
The vouchers are priced at:
£37.50 for 15 sessions (£2.50 per session) for adults
£25.00 for 15 sessions (£1.66 per session) for juniors
and are available to purchase at training sessions.
*Terms & Conditions
1. Usual prices apply to non-members and those without vouchers
2. Vouchers are only available to fully paid up members of EETC
3. Voucher must be presented at registration for each session attended
4. Juniors attending adult sessions must present an adult voucher
5. Make cheques payable to "East Essex Triathlon Club"
6. No voucher = payment at usual price.”
Results are now availble for Thursdays swim time trial at BSV. Thanks to everyone who helped out especially timekeepers, Matt Pickett, Tom Franklyn, Richard Duane and Tish and Nicky Phelps for no 2’s. Results can be found here: Swim TT A - 130214 - Results
Race photography - We are pleased to announce that all EETC events this year will be covered by professional photography from Mike Briggs at www.bearcubmedia.com. All competitors will receive a special 12% discount off all prints & downloads by using the code 'EASTESSEX14'.
Techs on-site - Cycles UK will be joining us at all four of our events this year, providing technical advice and any last minute tweaks you may require! There's also news of special member and competitor offers in the pipeline so stay tuned for more details on that.
With the new season approaching fast and race entries in full swing it's worth remembering that a Triathlon England membership can pretty much pay for itself with just the day licence savings! Here's a quick reminder of the benefits a Triathlon England membership can bring for you.
Individual Member Benefits
Exclusive Discounts and Deals
For details on how you can join visit: http://www.triathlonengland.org/membership/join
Apologies for late notice of this, 2014 is flying by already!!
Thursday night's swim session will be the first of the 2014 club league 400m swim time trials.
This event is open to all adult and youth members provided you have renewed your membership for 2014! and is a free event.
For those who have not taken part before the session consists of a timed 400m swim, 4 to a lane then, if time permits after everyone has tt'd, a free swim until our slot expires. This event is a point scoring event towards the club league and is the first of six swim tt's over the season. Please meet at reception as usual for further instructions.
Sunday, 27 April 2014, 11:00am @ The Discovery Centre, Great Notley County Park
Good news ... registration is now open for the Skyline 120 Braintree 5 Mile road race 2014!
We would be delighted if you, your friends and colleagues could come along and join us for what will be the fifth Braintree 5 mile road race.
As usual the 5 mile run starts near the Great Notley Country Park taking in the village of Rayne and a small part of the delightful Flitch Way and is being organised by the Braintree and District Athletics Club.
Registration can be made from the runners world website or by downloading a registration from theBraintree 5 website.
Our chosen charities for 2014 are Help for Heroes & AMMF.
Whatever your level of fitness, we look forward to seeing you on 27 April!
Entries are now open for the 2014 Ilford Athletic 10 miles XC Champs on the 1st March at Hainault Country Park. Please see attached entry for for full details: Ilford Athletic 10 mile XC Champs entry form
Calling all runners. Despite the valiant efforts of our runners at Weald Park & some rousing support, we were beaten by another well known Tri Club and are now only 2 points ahead them in the league. We therefore need as many runners as possible to help maintain our position in League 1. Open to all East Essex Tri members aged 17 & over.
Full details of the next Sunday league XC fixture are now available via the cross country pages
Well the last race of the season is here for Saturday cross country league and we finish in the very beautiful (& slightly muddy) Epping Forest with a special U11 race at 11.40am prior to the league races which are open for all club members over 11, commencing at 12.00pm. Any questions please contact Jenny or Deb
Full details of Saturday's final Essex XC fixture are now available via the cross country pages
The lastest update for the 2014 league events for Tristar and Youth members is now available at the links below:
Please note that Tristar & Youth league events are filling fast, and in many cases have already sold out – please enter early to avoid disappointment. Also note that the Culford Triathlon (Youth & Adult) is open for entry via Entry Central at 7.00am on 28th February & will sell out quickly.
These links are also available via the main menu.
This week's (27th Jan) Captain's Notes are now available via the Captain's Button.
If you missed last issue it's available here: Captain's Notes 9th December
I have been over at Weald Park today to walk around the course of Sunday's cross country. To put it mildly, it is very muddy. There are no sections which are impassable, but there are places where it is slippery and there is a lot of standing water. Not all of the course is waterlogged, but I would be obliged if you would make the following points to your runners:
1.Please be careful on the hilly parts of the course - they are very slippery.
2.Appropriate footware is absolutely essential. We think studs would be best, but you could get around with spikes. although there are some compressed gravel bridleways which might be too hard for spikes. Ordinary running shoes will definitely NOT be suitable.
We hope that you will enjoy the day regardless of the weather.
Just a quick reminder that the reduced rate renewal period ends on the 31st January! You can now renew your membership for 2014 online at www.entrycentral.com. We have kept the membership fees the same as last year and as always current members have until the end of January to benefit from the reduced rate.
This year, as a special one-off, we will be giving all members as at 31st January 2014 a free East Essex technical t-shirt. All you need to do is let us know your size when completing the online entry form. Samples will be at most training sessions so that you can try one on for size, just seek out Jenny, Zena or Jo!
The full list of this seasons adult league events is now available here: EETC Adult League Events 2014
Spread the word people! Four of the best multi sport events in the county, if not country, are ready for action and accepting entrants via the links above. Please see main event pages for full details.
Wednesday 22nd 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 committee members, for the upcoming year, but also to inform members of the club's previous and future activities. It's a chance for members to hear a 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 committee, working tirelessly behind the scenes, everything we do as a club just wouldn't happen so please attend if you can. There are a few open positions that need to be filled this year, as exisiting committee members retire, and as ever there are general committee member positions available for those who would like to be involved.
On Sunday 2nd Feb, the third round of the Sunday South Essex Cross Country League will take part at Weald Park. Open to all East Essex Tri members aged 17 & over, we would like to see as many as possible taking part to help maintain our strong position in Division One. Every single person who runs for us plays a part – its not all about those at the front. Full details of the fixture can be found on the Cross Country pages in the main menu along with a message from our captain explaining what its all about if you’ve never taken part before. Above all, its great fun (& there is plenty of tea & home-made cakes at the finish)
Full details are now available via the cross country pages
Just a reminder that Cycles UK in Leigh are holding an open evening for East Essex Tri on Monday 20th January from 6.30 to 8.30pm. At around 7.15 they will be giving a talk on bike maintenance & wheel selection. All are welcome to come along - their experienced & knowledgeable staff will be on hand to give advice on all things bike, including equipment, accessories, set-up & maintenance. They are currently offering 20% discount to all members & have a number of special offers for the evening. If possible, please can you let Jenny Harley know if you can make it (just to get an idea of numbers for refreshments - email@example.com
EETC we need you! 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
Applications are now open for EETC's London Marathon Places. To apply please send your name to Neil Lynch by the Friday 10th January and the successful candidates will be announced on Monday 13th January. The places will be allocated as per the rules outlined on the club website. In the event of a tie members contributions to the club over the past year, ie marshalling!, will be taken into consideration. Should a further tie occur then lots will be drawn. The adjudicator's decision is final. For more information on how places are allocated visit the 'London Marathon' page on the 'The Club' menu. Good luck.
Wishing you health, happiness and success in 2014.
Archive news for 2013 can be found here: 2013 News Archive
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