Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Annual General Meeting:
There were some exciting developments discussed, the notes of the meeting are here.
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 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).
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