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Congratulations to Peter Mack and Geoff Dillon for braving the snowy and windy conditions on Sunday 23 November to complete the Kings Wood Mountain Bike Duathlon organised by Ashford Tri, especially in Club kit. Peter came 11th overall but says he really came 9th as relay teams are definitely cheating!
Geoff says "It was a tough course and bitterly cold, but a real Winter wonderland trip. It included a mini-Alpe d'Huez series of hairpins that had most of us running up the hill with our bikes. The sting in the tail for me was that I ended up doing four laps instead of three as the signposting to transition was non-existent, hence my lowly finishing position".
You can see all the race photographs taken by Graham Robinson on his website.
Don't forget that this year's Christmas party and awards presentation will be held on Saturday 13th December. Partners, family and friends are all welcome. Tickets are available from John, Karen or Dawn at a cost of £10 per person, to include a buffet supper. Hope to see you there.
The EGM will be held at The Bridge after swimming on Thursday 4th December. Please come along and make sure we have a quorum on this occasion.
Unfortunately we didn't have a quorum for last night's AGM. Details regarding an EGM will be circulated to members soon.
Phil and John attended the 2008 British Triathlon Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 15th November.
Unfortunately CPT didn't win any awards but our Secretary and Chairman were photographed with Simon Lessing and Chrissie Wellington.
Welcome to new member Beverley Hunt.
Anthony completed Ironman Florida on 1 November. He reports, it was very very tough - after 80 miles on the bike I really wanted to stop! The run was a nightmare and it's supposed to be my strongest discipline! I was hoping for under 4hrs marathon but completely bonked on the last 3-4miles and had to walk. Used a brand new bike for the ride - assembled it when I got to Florida and had only ridden it round the block before the race. Not exactly ideal but turned out fine and I'm certain was a lot faster than the Trek I'd been training on.
He obviously hasn't been put off as he's signed up for Ironman Brazil in May 2009.
Jon has put together the training plan for the next six weeks: 18 November - 28 December 2008.
This incorporates Carl's Wednesday night Winter run schedule. Runs from December through to end February 2009 are now listed on the Running page.
Please note the additional coached sessions that are being put on in the next six weeks. Further details to follow nearer the time:
Saturday 22 November
Turbo/run session at Crystal Palace track
09:00-10.30 - coached by Jon
Sunday 23 November
Sunday Club Ride - 08:30 Faster Group
"Surrey Hills"! Coach led
Saturday 6 December
Coached Run and conditioning ciruit at Crystal Palace
09:00-10.30 - coached by Jon
Don't forget, this year's AGM will be held at The Bridge after swimming on Thursday 20th November. Please come along and make your vote count!
Congratulations to Charles who achieved a PB at the Gosport Half Marathon on Sunday 16 November, knocking over two minutes off his previous time.
Results from two contrasting races! The Ballbuster Duathlon at Box Hill was very wet, windy and hilly whereas the Clearwater Ironman 70.3 World Championship was held in sunny Florida on a pan-flat course!
Results from the first weekend in November -