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.
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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.
The awards will be presented at our Christmas meal, The Victoria Hotel, Saturday 21st December.
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.
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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
I am sure many of you have reached the season end with a variety of aches, pains and injuries. Your physio will no doubt have advised improving your core strength and overall flexibility to smooth the road to recovery and prevent future problems.
Teresa runs a number of sessions and as a Level 3 Triathlon Coach is able to help athletes get maximum gain from each session. If you would like to attend the classes are shown below. The cost is just £5 per 1 hour session and all equipment is supplied.
Monday 10.00am – East Runton Community Hall, East Runton
Monday 6.00pm – Cromer Tennis Club
Thursday 7.00pm – East Runton Community Hall, East Runton
Friday 10.30am – FFMA Gym, Cromer
We all know that we need to eat more when training but do we know we need to eat less when not training. How many of us continue to eat the same amount of food per day even on a recovery day and wonder why we aren’t losing any weight or losing body fat. It’s not rocket science but many of us have no real idea what we should be eating to fuel our bodies during exercise and afterwards.
Fad diets are not the answer, just carefully sensible eating balanced with your training. Read more here.
There are some class athletes out there who have the knowledge and experience to coach themselves. They know which combination of sessions will make them go fast, know which new methods and products will help them and which will waste their time and money. They know when to rest and when to train, they recognise the signs they are doing too much or too little and have the self-confidence to see their plan through to success. If you count yourself amongst them I applaud you and will enjoy your success.
If you think doing all this and training for your events is beyond your skill and experience, you may well benefit from consulting a coach to help you achieve your goals. Read more.
Cycling, Running and Triathlon are essentially seasonal sports, they need to be as endurance training and racing is hard on your body but it is generally due to the short days and poor weather limiting available events. As the season closes you will need a rest to allow your muscles and joints to repair, but it is easy to lose motivation as your mind and body take the opportunity to recover. This is not helped by the dark cold days and adverse weather which also reduces enthusiasm to train. For some a few weeks pass then normal service is resumed, unfortunately for many it is not quite so easy. Read more here
Think you can’t race triathlon because you can’t afford a fancy bike?
Cycles and their associated equipment have dramatically changed in recent years, gone are the steel frames, drop handlebars and shallow rimmed multi spoked wheels, replaced by acres of expensive, aerodynamic carbon. These bikes look fast just standing still and have eye watering price tags attached to them. The manufacturers literature and magazine reviews tell us just how stiff and aerodynamic they are, describing the massive improvements on last year’s model. With all this innovation the bikes must almost ride themselves. In reality it is not so simple, read more