News 2017

Sunday XC League - Round 1 results

Well done to the 35 East Essex who raced in round 1 - final results and team standings are now available via the xc pages. Round 2 at Hadleigh Downs East will take place at 10am on Sunday, 31st December - full details to follow

Essex Cross Country County Championships - U13B, U13G, U15B, U15G

Entries are invited for the following Essex Cross Country County Championships - U13B, U13G, U15B, U15G.

If you wish to take part please email Zena or Sonya We will collect entry fees at track or they can be transferred directly to the club account - details on request.

Dunton - Kids cycle session 18th November

We are trying to plan ahead - would you please post on Facebook or email Zena if you wish to attend the session. (1-3pm)

Sunday Cross Country - Round 1

Details are now available for Round 1 of the Sunday cross country league via the cross country pages.

Youth League - Final Standings

Well done to all of our Youth who represented East Essex in our League Events during the season. Results from the final race have been added. Please can you carefully check for any errors or omissions and send amendments to Jenny by 31st October, after which the League will be declared final ready for the Awards Night

Adult, Youth & Tristar Leagues - Check Your Results

All leagues are now complete and will be declared final on the 31st October so please check all your results are in order NOW!

EETC Presentation Night 2017

Tickets are now on sale for THE event of the year ... the EETC Presentation Night 2017!.
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 buffet meal, resident dj, dancing and of course the EETC League Presentation and Triathlete of the Year to look forward to. To book your place visit our dedicated event page at ... just like signing up for your favourite races.

Christmas Kit Order! - Hoodie, Zoodies & Raincoats

Jo Phelps is now taking orders for club hoodies, zoodies & raincoats. Closing date for orders is 12th November to ensure they arrive in time for Christmas! Keep your favourite EETC club member, or supporters, warm and dry this winter with some classic club kit. See links below for details and order forms. Remember - orders in by 12th November please!

Hoddesdon Tri Club Junior & Youth Cross Country 2017

Hoddesdon Tri have organised their X Country again this year it will be taking place on the morning of Sunday 5th November 2017, I have attached the flyer for your information. They are not charging for this event as they want to encourage as many as possible to take part, they will be doing refreshments and cakes for after the races for a donation of £ 1.00 per person will all profits going to one of our local charities. They hope you can join them on the day, they would be grateful if you could share this with your team mates and ask them to email in advance if they wish to take part.

Monday Swimming @ Runnymede

I'm afraid it's bad news for those of you looking forward to the re-opening of Runnymede Pool on the 23rd October. The scheduled refurb and new gym build will now mean the pool is to remain closed until EARLY 2018! Watch this space for further updates.

Essex Cross Country - Round 1 - Saturday 28th October 2017

Details now available via the Saturday xc page.

Triathlon England East Region - Children's League

Draft result are up for the 2017 Triathlon England East Region Children's League. Great to see some EETC juniors placing well in the leagues. Amendments taken until 16th October. See TE website for full article and draft leagues.

Essex XC Relays - RESULTS

Well done to everyone who took part in the weekends cross country relays at Stubbers. Excellent turn out and result for the EETC teams. Full results of all races are now available via Saturday xc page. There are some errors in the results which may or may not be dealt with in due course but a great job was done by all those who volunteered #voluncheers.

Annual Award winners for the East Region!

From Triathlon England website -
"Congratulations to everyone who has won this year and many thanks to those who took the time to put forward nominations. All winners will now be put forward for Triathlon England and British Triathlon national awards.
The awards will be presented at the region’s AGM on Wednesday 18 October at the Novotel, Stansted (formerly Hilton)."

(full article)

Mob Match Duathlon 2017 - Sunday 22nd October 9-11am

Please see attached flyer for details of this year's Mob Match Duarthlon, hosted by Tri Sport Epping, at Redbridge Cylce Center. No pre-registration is needed but a rough idea of numbers would be appreciated so if you could email Ian George in advance if you plan to attend.

EETC Spin Sessions 2017/18

East Essex Triathlon Club is pleased to announce that the Club Indoor Cycling Sessions will be starting again on Wednesday the 1st November, 2017 at Clements Place Fitness Studios, Leigh-on-Sea. Format is exactly as previous years with advance registration required via Facebook as usual. Full details can be found on the EETC Spin Sessions webpage.

Club Technical Kit - BULK ORDER

Club kit bulk order is open now until midnight on 22nd October. Whilst the window is open members will be entitled to a discount and free postage (usually £6) and it will be delivered to me 8 weeks after the deadline. Any members who need junior trisuits for kids please get in touch with me as I have some in stock.

TriStar League - Final Standings

Well done to all of our TriStars who represented East Essex in our League Events during the season. Results from the final race have been added. Please can you carefully check for any errors or omissions and send amendments to Jenny by 31st October, after which the League will be declared final ready for the Awards Night

EETC Adult League - Check Your Results!

As the season comes to a close we are now completing the scheduled events for this years club league. Before Ben closes the books, prior to awards night, could you all please check through the latest update of the league and check your points are all in order. The league will close on the 31st October and no further amendments or additions will be made after this date!

CSS Results

Results from CSS test - 28th September 2017 now uploaded.

London Marathon 2018

Ballot is open for our 2 allocated club places for the 2018 Virgin London Marathon. As usual a point system is in place depending on previous years entries and rejections. Please register your interest with the club secretary before 20th November. Full details can be found on the club website.

Winter Bike Rides

The next season of winter bike rides kicks off on Sunday 5th November and will run throughout winter 2017/18. Details can be found on the club website via link below:

EETC @ Hogg Hill 2017

Sunday 22nd October is the date for this years Hogg Hill Cycle Day. Fun & FREE afternoon of cycling for all members at Redbridge Cycle Center. Full details of this have been posted on Facebook. Please register in advance with Paul Gammon if you plan on attending.

Sunday Cross Country - First fixture cancelled!

Unfortunately due to Thorndon Park being booked for another event on the 29th October, the proposed 1st round fixture has now had to be cancelled as there was no other venue available at short notice to take it's place. This is a real shame as I know many like the course and running there each season but hopefully we can be back there next year. That now means there will only be 4 races this season with round 1 now being hosted by Benfleet RC on Sunday the 19th November at Hadleigh Downs.

EETC Club League - Swim Time Trial E - Results

Please find below the results from Thursdays swim TT at BSV. Many thanks to Janice for organising and to everyone who helped on the night

Youth League Update

The Youth League has been updated as of 11th September. Well done to those who raced at the weekend. Although there are only a few events left until the end of the season, its not too late to pick up a few more points - full details can be found on the Junior League pages.

Cross Country Relays - **Junior Members**

Hello, The cross country season is coming up fast and to kick it off we are looking to make up teams for the cross country relays. I am collecting names for our junior members – details below.
If you want to take part please contact me on

Mob Match 2017

Well done to everyone who took part in todays Mob Match at Trifarm. Special thanks to those who helped out and to Tora & Jack for organising. Today's results are now available via the link below:

End of Season Party 15th September - URGENT PLEASE REPLY

As to date only 17 people have said they are coming to end of season party on the 15th September & hog roast man needs numbers. It's all been arranged, hall, bar staff, food etc. It will be a shame if Ray & I have to cancel the event due to lack of response! Please reply on my post on facebook if you plan on attending.Thanks, Rob Kleider

Club League

The Youth and TriStar Leagues have been updated as of 24th July. Well done to all those who took part in the Youth Club Championship at Grays last weekend, and good luck to our TriStars who will compete in their own Championship at Upminster next Saturday (29th July)

Club League

Well done to all our juniors who took part in the East Essex Kids Tri. The Youth and TriStar Leagues have been updated with all the latest points.

Club Technical Kit - EXTRA ORDER

We've had an unexpected opportunity come up to open the club kit bulk order window for ordering club kit. If you missed out on the last bulk order or would like to take this chance to stock up on some kit for later in the season then now is your chance! As usual all orders made will take advantage of reduced bulk order prices and no individual delivery fees BUT some items may be subject to minimum order quantities depending on how many of you order. Jo Phelps will be in touch with anyone this effects (if any) once the complete order has been confirmed.


Club Hoodie/Zoodie Order

Jo is now taking orders for club Hoodies and Zoodies. See attached order form for details - Closing date: Friday 23rd 2017

Youth & Tristar Leagues

Both leagues have been updated as of 22nd May. **Youths** - Please note that there is now an additional swim TT on the 8th June at TriFarm. Advance registration required so keep an eye on website and Facebook for details.

East Essex Kids Triathlon - We need your help!!

East Essex Kids Triathlon is our next event, on Saturday 10th June, and as always we need your help. If you, your friends, family or support crew are available to marshal please let us know ASAP

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Cycles UK onsite on the day!

We are pleased to announce that have once again agreed to provide technical support for East Essex Kids Triathlon & Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon.

Fantastic Pre-event Service Deals!

Prior to the event, they are also offering half price services at any of their service centres for anyone competing (evidence of entry is not required - it just needs to be mentioned when booking). This amazing offer is for all levels of service - Bronze, Silver & Gold.

Book Your Service Now!

Their only request is that these services are booked in advance as it is their busy time of year.
To book ypur service please visit Cycles UK - EETC Event Offer


Please find below links to the marshal information for Sunday's aquathlon. Look through the pdf until you find your name and print that page off for yourself. It will give you details of what's required as well as general info for the day. We are still very short of marshals so you may also be asked to help out elsewhere on the day. You'll see from the blank pages how many marshals we are still to find.


Below are maps (mainly for run marshals) that show the marshal points which match your marshal letter from above.



Hi guys the Easter egg hunt will be taking place on Good Friday after the 5 k race. The race starts at 11, I would suggest to be there by 10:30 the latest as you have to pay your £2 & get your number as parking will be limited earlier the better. A group will be riding over there, probably leaving from the market car park in Rayleigh, details to follow on times ect & also could someone offer to lead the ride & let me know details cheers, The egg hunt will be about 12 & there will be cake & hot cross buns. All children are welcome to take part members/adult members kids ect. The club will provide tea & coffee & hot cross buns. Could I ask you to bring a donation of eggs to hide please for the hunt especially kids parents, many thanks. And any bakers out there cake donations greatly appreciated (you know who you are). And lastly could you let me know how many of you are coming so we can organise the buns tea & coffee. Just post 2 adults 1 kid etc. Many thanks hope to see you on the day.
There is a facebook post for all contact re this event - PLEASE POST YOUR QUESTIONS & REPLIES THERE, thanks.

Rob Kleider (Social Secretary)

Adult League

Updated as of 26th March. Available via the main menu.

Basildon Aquathlon - MARSHALS NEEDED

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

To volunteer please email: Mark Jamie Williams at

England Athletics Registrations

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

Adult League Update - Rules Update

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

Sunday League Cross Country - Final Results

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

Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon - ENTRY IS OPEN

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

Sunday XC - The Final Round

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

East Essex Kids Triathlon - 10th JUNE

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

Entry Central User Accounts - NEW FEATURE

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

South Essex XC League - Round 4 results

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

EETC CLub Raincoat Order - Closing date 24th March

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


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

They offered us three options to proceed:

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

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

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

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


Latest CSS Results

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

EETC Tristar & Youth League

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

EETC Adult League 2017

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

EETC Hoodie/Zoodie Order

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

TriStar & Youth League

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

Basildon Aquathlon - Places going fast!

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

EETC AGM - Friday 20th January 2017

Every year, during January, we hold the East Essex Triathlon Club Annual General Meeting or AGM for short. This year the AGM will be held on Friday the 20th January, 2017 at Rayleigh Cricket Club, Rawreth Lane, SS11 8SP from 7.30pm for an 8.00 pm start. At this meeting the chairman and members of the committee will give a brief outline of the club's activities over the previous year, highlighting many of the inspiring individual and team achievements followed by a round up from the club treasurer who gives a brief outline of the club's accounts including income and expenditure over the previous year. There's also the opportunity for members to ask questions about any or all of the above. We finish off with the current committee standing down before the new committee is elected for 2017. All members are actively encouraged to attend.
Thanks very much, Ian.

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


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

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


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


- Important information, please read carefully.

Happy New Year everyone. What better way to start the new year than by renewing your membership!
Please do this via entry central at

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

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

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

If you have any queries, please email; we cannot properly monitor messages over Facebook, Facebook Messenger or Twitter so will only respond to emails.

Hope you all have an awesome 2017!


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


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