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Open Water Swim Training Course – 11th/12th May 2019

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Mark and Teresa have been running open water swim training courses each spring for more than ten years and introduced many new open water swimmers and triathletes to the sport.

We will be running our next course on 11th and 12th May, places are restricted to ensure you get the best coaching experience and it is filling up already.  If you are interested contact us to secure your place.

For more details click here

Your Winter Training Focus

As the season draws to an end, you may be celebrating a summer of success or wondering why all that training has not provided the race performances you expected.  This is the time to sit down with a coach and discuss what you need to do to improve that race day performance in 2019.

You cannot escape the truth that winter training builds the foundations for your summer performance.

You may find some help if you read here

GoTri Blickling Duathlon – 9am 20th Jan 2019 – Results

A big thank you to all the volunteers who turned out on a freezing morning to welcome our GoTri competitors.

We had a remarkable number of competitors to take on the frozen run/bike/run course through Blickling Park.  Congratulations on finishing the course in very respectable times, particularly well done to the many first time racers.  I promise your next race will be warmer!

Your results are shown below:

Number Name M/F Run 1 time Bike time Run 2 time overall time
6 James Tubb M 00:10:44 00:17:53 00:12:03 00:40:40
10 Ben Smith M 00:12:24 00:16:54 00:13:17 00:42:35
14 Oliver Bell M 00:12:26 00:17:30 00:14:26 00:44:22
5 Richard Tubb M 00:12:22 00:19:24 00:13:30 00:45:16
3 Chris Baldwin M 00:13:24 00:18:11 00:13:53 00:45:28
12 Phil King M 00:13:31 00:18:00 00:14:53 00:46:24
16 Caroline Long F 00:13:21 00:20:52 00:14:08 00:48:21
20 Phil Ashling M 00:15:37 00:17:23 00:16:57 00:49:57
4 Andrew Willington M 00:14:56 00:19:01 00:16:12 00:50:09
8 Carol Ward F 00:13:57 00:21:33 00:15:14 00:50:44
13 Emma Peak F 00:15:17 00:20:22 00:16:44 00:52:23
11 Helen Keyworth F 00:16:15 00:17:42 00:19:17 00:53:14
17 Aimee Long F 00:15:10 00:21:49 00:16:40 00:53:39
18 Keith Beswick M 00:16:59 00:19:11 00:18:19 00:54:29
1 Gillian Surr F 00:17:24 00:23:15 00:17:50 00:58:29
2 Simon Haywood M 00:17:24 00:23:12 00:17:58 00:58:34
19 Kari Ashling F 00:15:17 00:24:34 00:18:44 00:58:35
7 Danielle Gardener F 00:15:51 00:27:33 00:16:47 01:00:11
15 Lynn Greenfield F 00:16:48 00:25:39 00:18:16 01:00:43
9 Jessica Harrington F 00:18:06 00:26:48 00:22:16 01:07:10

Competitors Notes Click Here

The run uses the same course as the weekly parkrun and the cycle route is on the parks multi use trail. Minimum age is 14yrs. Bikes are available at a nominal fee of £4 from Blickling Estates Bike Hub. Cycle details at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blickling-estate/features/on-your-bike. Payment for cycle hire will be to Blickling Cycle Hire on the day prior to the race.

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For more details go to our EVENTS section.

TriHarman-Norfolk Club Triathlon Championships 2019.

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For 2019 our Club Champions will be decided at the Fritton Lake Triathlon Weekend on 15/16th June.   This weekend has three open water races, super sprint, sprint and standard distance, your best finishing position in your age group will go forward to the club competition.  If you do just one race, this result will be your entry, if you do two or three the best finish will count.

Find more details here

Triathlon Racing in 2019?

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2019 is here and that means we are no longer racing next year, the season start is just  weeks away.

TriHarman-Norfolk is a small friendly club supporting adult and junior triathletes in North Norfolk.  Our racers range from teenage to retired, sprint racer to Ironman, beginner to GB athletes.  In common we all have a desire to enjoy the sport and the lifestyle it brings.

TriHarman-Norfolk  have regular training sessions delivered by our highly qualified and experienced coaching team.  If you would like to join us come along to a training session or get in touch.  You will find more details here.

Congratulations to our 2018 Champions

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Last night we held our annual awards dinner and announced the 2018 winners.  Well done to you all, a big act to follow in 2019.

Congratulations to:
1st Female – Amanda Marshall
2nd Female – Sarah Jay
3rd Female – Dawn Collyer

1st Male – Phil Hurr
2nd Male – Keith Beswick
3rd Male – Martin Wall

A Special Achievement Award was presented to Becky Cooper for her incredible 1000mile challenge.  An amazing athletic achievement which also raised £10,000 for charity.

Coach Teresa – Why do we always feel bad when our training takes a dip for a few weeks and does it really matter?

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As I see it, you train hard before the race season maybe kick starting it in January, and this continues during the competitive race season and well into October or November so why not allow yourself some down time during the month of December. I am sure your own children and family will enjoy having you around more and devoting your time to them. Being sociable with your long suffering friends who miss having the odd lunch or dinner with you to catch up on what’s going on in their lives instead of always yours. Allowing that tired body of yours some well earned rest and allowing that strict regime with food and drink to be slackened a little. It’s a good time to switch off from triathlon and try new sports such as cross country running or cyclo cross. What is it so wrong to do absolutely nothing for a few weeks, letting your hair down and enjoying normal life? I wouldn’t expect anyone to take months off from training but there are some who feel they need to because the love for the sport has become a chore and unenjoyable. Why do other people put you under pressure and make you feel guilty if you want to slow down for a bit? We really ought to just go with the flow as let’s face it most of us aren’t earning a living from it. It should be done because we enjoy it and it should be a bit of fun. Is a few weeks out of your busy schedule really going to harm you in the bigger picture? Come on people, stop being so hard on yourself and others and try to relax a little and enjoy the company of family and friends. Have that odd glass of wine, that bit of cake or stay in bed an extra hour. Come January you will want to pick up the mantle again and punish yourself all over again by setting new goals, new speed targets, qualification for GB or Ironman inspirations. Having the odd day or weeks off isn’t going to kill you, in fact it will do you more good than harm. Life is stressful enough especially with Christmas approaching, so giving yourself time to enjoy other things or have a holiday and reflect on how things went this year will inspire and refresh those aspirations for the coming season. So my message is slow down, don’t feel guilty or pressured and enjoy the treasured times with your kids, loved ones and friends.
Have a festive Xmas and enjoy what the New Year brings. Tx

TriHarman-Norfolk training mini Duathlon, The Esplanade, Sheringham

Well done for all those who biked and ran this morning.  The weather was surprisingly kind and some great performances.

Your times are shown below:

Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run 2 Total
Helen 18m30s 54s 24m48s 50s 18m29s 1.03.21
Becky     24m10s 51s 20m53s 45m54s
Phil   Bike 1 19m44s      
    Bike 2 19m53s      
    Bike 3 20m27s      
Tessa 18m55s 1m10s 27m9s 1m16s 20m08s 1.08.38
John 14m6s 21s 21m58s 13s 14m06s 50m44s
Keith     28m29s      
Amanda 14m42s 1m5s 23m29s 40s 16m26s 56m20s
Suzie 16m49s 1m10s 23m14s 50s 17m25s 59m20s
             

Sunday 2nd December

We will be running the first of our training duathlons starting 9am on Sunday 11th November.  They will be the same format as previous years, a 1 ½ mile run on the cliffs, 6 mile road bike ride and a second run as the first.  It is not a race, just a fast training session to practice your transitions.  You can do all or any part of the session.  It is going to be cold, wear appropriate clothes for the conditions. There is no charge for this session.