We will be running our next training duathlons starting 9am on Sunday 12th January. 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 bike, run and transitions. You can do all or any part of the session. It is probably going to be cold, wear appropriate clothes for the conditions.
The final two of the winter will be 16th February and 8th March.There is no charge for this session.
For 2020, to be included in the club you must race at least one of the TriEngland Eastern Region Champs rounds (listed below), if you do more than one your best result will count. As previously, points will be allocated depending on your age group position, in the event of a tie the percentage of the AG winner’s time will decide. If this is still tied the percentage of the race winner’s time will decide.
Remember to enter as TriHarman-Norfolk so we can include you.
Eastern Region Champs Events 2020
3rd May The Walden Tri (sprint distance – organiser Walden Tri club),
10th May St. Neots Series Race 1 (sprint or standard – Nice Tri events),
17th May The Big East Triathlon (middle – Dengie events),
24th May The Grafman (middle championship – Nice Tri events),
7th June The Beccles Tri (sprint – Beccles Tri club),
14th June The Sudbury Tri (sprint – Tri Sudbury club),
5th July Grafham Water Triathlon (standard – Nice Tri events),
12th July Norwich Tri (sprint championship – Tri Anglia club),
19th July Gosfield Lake Tri (standard championship – Born2Tri),
6th September St. Neots Series Race 2 (sprint – Nice Tri events),
6th September North Norfolk Tri (standard – Harbour Wells Trust),
13th September Stowmarket Tri (sprint – Haverhill Tri club),
13th September Clacton Tri (standard – Clacton Triathlon).
It has been great to see so many of you at Splash for our Monday TriHarman coached swim sessions.
We are back 7.45pm each Monday with lanes for all abilities.
If you are interested in joining us the session is still just £5 for members, cheaper than a public swim. Lanes for all abilities, a good session for both fitness and technique.
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting:
10.30am Saturday 25th January 2020
Woodlands Leisure Function Room
The time and location allows you to do your parkrun then join us for tea/coffee/soft drinks and snacks.
This is your opportunity to help mould the club as we move towards the 2020 season. The club officers will be up for re-selection and there are vacancies for more who would like to be on the committee helping run the club. If you are interested in being more involved, make contact or see us at a training session to discuss.
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 9th and 10th 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
It is with regret I have decided to cease the Sunday swim sessions for our juniors. Since we resumed after the summer numbers have been very low, on three weeks I attended to coach we only had one or no swimmers at all. This does not justify the expense of hiring the lane or the coaching time.
The juniors will of course be very welcome at our Monday evening swim, some attend regularly already. This session is well attended and can cater for all abilities.
TriHarman-Norfolk had a record season Open Water Swimming at the Mike Thurston Water Activities Centre. We have now finished for the year, thank you to everyone who has swum with us, see you May 2020.
It is held at a beautiful unspoilt fresh water lake and is clean and well kept, ideal for training. The results of our water testing have confirmed the excellent water quality making it a great place to swim and train. As this is an existing watersport venue it benefits from changing facilities with hot showers and plenty of car parking.
The swims are each Wednesday 6 to 8pm.
More details and directions here
Many of our members have taken advantage of the North Norfolk Wheelers Tuesday evening time trials as a cheap fun race and some intensity bike training.
The new season has started and our riders are already going well.
Details of the time trials can be found on the North Norfolk Wheelers website here.
A big thank you to the North Norfolk Wheelers for their warm welcome and helpful advice and guidance through the season.
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:
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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.
For more details go to our EVENTS section.
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