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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

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

Pilates Classes with Teresa 2019

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.

Classes Available:

 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

Coaches Corner – Eating to stay lean by Teresa

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.