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Entries for the 1st Tooting Bec Lido Junior Aquathlon (+parents race ) go live today. The races will be run with bouys to simulate open water conditions.
As this is a Club Championship event, get your entries in ASAP to avoid disappointment.
The latest version, covering July through to mid-August, of the 2010 training schedule is now available. Please check the sessions carefully as there are some changes over the next few weeks due to holidays and races.
Congratulations to Isaac who ran the Dulwich Runners' one mile race around Dulwich Park on Wednesday 23 June. He came second in 5:46 (he reckons he was held back by a stitch!). He was proudly sporting his CPT vest so the Club got a big 'shout out' from the commentator as he came over the finish line. It was a fast field - five of the runners came in under 6 minutes compared to one last year.
Jon will coaching an additional open water session at Haysden Lake for the Juniors who will be involved in the Dorney Triathlon on Monday 28 June.
Please be on the bank ready to go with wetsuits on and don't forget to sign in the 7Oaks book. Further details, location etc are on the main Swimming page.
Fat Birds Don't Fly are offering Club members a 5% discount on purchases made via their website. Please use the code: crystal-tri-5 when you checkout.
Times from Tuesday's 2 lap (from a standing-start) time trial are now available on the Time trial results page. Congratulations to Joe, Adam, Alex and Greta who all got PBs.
Report by Adam
I awoke to sun streaming through my window and beautiful blue skies, perfect for.................reading a book in the sunshine. But no, I was off to the Lido for my first experience of outdoor swimming in a wetsuit.
I was the first to arrive at the Lido. As I stood there waiting I was secretly hoping others wouldn’t turn up so I could go home and read my book. I was expecting the water to be freezing cold as I had never swam in a wetsuit before and wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Even though the sun was shining and the sky was blue the water was still cold, but not as cold as I was expecting.
We had to sight and practised open water turns. For those of you who don’t know what that is there is a buoy marking the distance you need to swim out to, open water turns are the quickest way around them. As we were in the Lido and no buoys were available, Jon stood in the water being a human buoy! After that there were only a few of us hard-nuts left. We started to swim in groups up and down the pool, catching a ‘draft’ off each other. Our ‘captive audience’ of parents was sitting in the sun with big mugs of coffee at the lido’s café.
Afterwards, to warm up, we took a ‘nice’ run around the park. By this time it was boiling and having just come out of the freezing lido it felt a little weird. (That might have had something to do with the fact that Adam only took a fleece to put on afterwards!! Helen) (mothers these days!).
Around nine juniors came to the session and I think I speak for all when I say; we had a great time and would love to do it again. Again, on behalf of everyone, I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Jon and the Windrush Triathlon Club for arranging the training session and am looking forward to the next one!
There are a number of Junior events at the Hever Castle Triathlon on 24/25 September, but the junior races require a mountain bike as the cycle route is off-road.
They will accept entries to the Sprint Triathlon (the Anne Boleyn) from anyone 13 or over, as long as they are competent to complete the distance with the adults. This race will be completed on road bikes.
The TT Aquathlon, which was part of the Club Championships, took place at The Lady Elleanor Holles School in Hampton.
Unfortunately Alice was injured but came along to cheer and give the juniors support.
The racing was tough but the CPT Juniors (all sporting the new CPT tattoos) raced well. Special mention goes to James who won his race and Greta who came second in hers.
|Tristar 1 - 150m / 1500m|
|Tristar 2 - 250m / 2000m|
|Tristar 3 - 350m / 3000m|
|Tristar 3 - 350m / 3000m|
|Youth - 450m / 3000m|
There will be no junior Saturday session on 19 June. Good luck to all the CPT juniors competing in the TT Aquathon on Sunday.
Congratulations to Nik Pusey who came 21st in the South East Region Omnium Series in Brighton on 12 June. 33 completed this youth track racing event.
|Tristar 1 (100m and 2 laps)|
|Tristar 2 & 3 (200m and 2 laps)|
|Junior (400m and 3 laps)|
One of the club championship events is the Dorney Lake Triathlon on 10 July.
This is one of the very few 'open water' junior triathlons in the country and takes place in and around the rowing lake at Eton - this will be the site of the 2012 Olympic Rowing regatta. It is an amazing venue and quite an experience! The swim is in the lake followed by a cycle around it and then a run alongside it!
Last year the water got so warm wetsuits were banned for the event... although the year before they were very useful!
We have open water training sessions at Haysden Lake on 14, 21 and 28 June at 18:30 and are hoping to run another session at Brockwell Lido before 10 July.
Open water Swim sessions at Haysden Lake (it is a lot warmer now!) on Mondays 1830-2000 - 14, 21 and 28 June (look at website for details)
Hillingdon Cycle Circuit - 1300-1600 - cycle training on Sundays 12 September, 17 October and 6 March (yes, next year!)
Long Course Swim sessions at CPNSC - 1400-1500 - 28 November, 12 December, 23 January, 13 February, 20 March
.....more information on all of these nearer the time but they will be open to everybody in the junior section...
Also early warning for a Summer Training Camp during w/c 26 July - let Sally know if you are interested!
DIARY DATES - CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
20th June - Thames Turbo Aquathon
10th July - Dorney Lake Triathlon
5th September - SLSC Tooting Aquathon
3rd October - Dulwich Park 2 mile run
and in the distant, wintery future our favourite (but not a club championship event)... 14th November - Hillingdon Duathlon
There were over 50 entrants from all over the country for the Blenheim Youth Super Sprint Triathlon at Blenheim Palace. James Allen did really well finishing 19th Joe decided on an alternative approach and hit the 'world heritage' tarmac bringing back road rash rather than medals!
The super sprint consisted of a 0.4k open water swim, a 10k bike and a 2.5k run.