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Jun 132016
 

On Saturday 11th June I raced at the National Aquathlon Championships in Leeds. The race was enjoyable, especially getting to swim the same course as the elite ITU racers would do on the Sunday. However, I have to say the event organisation was very poor. Receiving a phone call at 9.30pm telling me I had been put in the wrong wave and been given the wrong colour swim hat is not what you want on the night before your key race of the season.

Anyway, the race was a 750m swim followed by a 5km hilly run. Having won my age group last year I was hoping to medal again but I knew this would be harder than last year as the competition would be much better being as the race was in Leeds and running alongside the ITU world cup race. I wasn’t wrong. The girl that won is an elite athlete from New Zealand who won the U23 aquathlon champs in 2013 and has raced at a number of ITU races. I was just pleased to be on the same results page as her! Anyway, having been in bronze medal position for most of the race, I was overtaken in the last quarter of the race and finished 4th in my age group and 24th overall out of 75 women. I am disappointed to have just missed out on a age group medal but also hopeful that I could have done a bit better if I hadn’t been injured leading up to the race.

Apr 172016
 

Tewkesbury Tri Club put on another great value aquathlon series this year. The event consists of 4 aquathlons spread out from January to April. The race is a 400m pool swim followed by a very muddy 5k run around a field. It has always been a regular on my race calendar to break up the winter training boredom and I last raced and won the series in 2013. However, I was back racing it for the first time since having my son Eddie and was pleased that with two 1st place finishes and a 2nd place finish, I won the series again.

Ellen

Jan 092016
 

Following the cancellation of the club aquathlon in September and in order to present the Howard Peter’s Trophy at the annual dinner, there will be a running race at Bredon Hill on Sunday 31st January. The event will be a short hilly loop on Bredon Hill and providing we have enough help we will also hold a junior race on a shorter, less demanding route. Please let Phil Parsons know if you are interested in taking part.

Annual Dinner

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Jan 092016
 

The club’s Annual Dinner is to be held on Friday 12th February 2016 at the Vale Golf Club near Bishampton. Cost is £15 to members, £10 for juniors and £17 for non members. This year there will be a break from tradition and we will be having a live band instead of a speaker. Club rewards will also be handed out.

Tickets are available from Les Bailey. Email les.bailey1@icloud.com

Jan 042016
 

Monday – Swim session at New College Worcester. 5.30 – 6.30pm.

Wednesday – Swim session at New College. 5.30 – 6.30pm.

Wednesday – Run intervals at Nunnery Wood Athletics Track. 7 – 8pm.

Friday – Swim session at New College 5.15 – 6.15pm

Saturday – Strength and conditioning at Worcester Uni Sports Arena. 10am – 11am.

Saturday – Swim session at Sansome Walk 5 – 6pm.

Dec 142015
 

Monday 14th December – Swimming at New College Worcester 5.30 – 6.30pm

Wednesday 16th December – Swimming at New College Worcester 5.30 – 6.30pm

Wednesday 16th December – Running session on the track. Nunnery Wood Sports Centre. 7 – 8pm

Friday 18th December – Swimming at New College Worcester 5.15 – 6.15pm

Saturday 19th December – Coached swim session at Sansome Walk – 5 – 6pm

Sunday 20th December – Steady run – 10am meeting at Sabrina Bridge, Worcester City Centre.

Dec 092015
 

Monday 7th December – Swimming at the New College Worcester.

Wednesday 9th December – Swimming at New College Worcester. 5.30pm – 6.30pm. £2 for members. £5 for non members.

Wednesday 9th December – Interval run session – 7pm – 8pm Nunnery Wood athletics track.

Friday 11th December – Swimming at New College Worcester. 5.15 – 6.15pm. £2 for members. £5 for non members.

Saturday 12th December – Strength and conditioning. 10am at the Riverside Studio. Hylton Road WR2 5JN £3

Saturday 12th December -Swimming at Sansome Walk 5 – 6pm. £2 for members. £5 for non members.

Sunday 13th December – Steady run. 9am meet at The Royal Oak, Kindersley

 

Dec 022015
 

Wednesday 2nd December – Swimming at New College Worcester 5.30 – 6.30pm. Club committee meeting afterwards at the Oak Apple.

Friday 4th December – Swimming at New College Worcester 5.15 – 6.15pm.

Saturday 5th December – Double swim session at Sansome Walk 4 – 6pm. Do your own thing for the first hour, the second hour is coached by Arran.

Sunday 6th December – steady run 10am, meet at the Sabrina Bridge in Worcester City Centre.

Swim sessions are £2 for members and £5 for visitors.

Please note there is no strength and conditioning this week due to a university event.

Nov 252015
 

The sessions for the week beginning 23rd November are as follows:

Monday 23rd November – Swimming at New College, Worcester 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 25th November – Swimming at New College, Worcester 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Also Wednesday 25th November – Running session on the track – Nunnery Wood Sports Centre 7pm – 8pm

Friday 27th November – Swimming at New College, Worcester 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Saturday 28th November – Swimming at Sansome Walk, Worcester 5pm – 6pm