Club Events 2011

Thank you to everyone who attended the club meeting on Friday.  A really good attendance and lots of enthusiasm now the season is well under way.  Good to hear about races completed and what everyone has planned next.

So if you have any spare dates in your training/competition calendar, here are some Basingstoke Tri Squad fixtures to get you out there.

TIME TRIALS

A slight change in format from previous years.  We still have 3 different courses to give some variety.  But this year we are joining North Hants Road Club who are very experienced at putting on time trials and guiding people through their first if you’ve not tried one before.  The format is simple; individual cyclists are started at different slots and then you ride as fast as you can against the clock.  As its a staggered start there’s no danger of being trapped in a pack.  You are racing solo so it’s about you against you.  This is fantastic practice for triathlons where we are effectively doing the same thing and not allowed to draft (slipstream behind other riders).  The dates are:

11 August – Mortimer – 10.9 miles

3 September – Dummer – 18.2 miles

2 October – Sydmonton  – under a mile hill climb

Mark these dates in your diary. there is a £3 charge. Traditionally we find a local pub with food to round of our evening and reward our efforts.  More details to follow, so keep an eye on the site.  More details on the time trials and NHRC can be found at http://www.nhrc.co.uk/Welcome.html

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TRIATHLON

This year we have selected the Reading Triathlon for our club champs.  The date is the 12 September.  This is our local lake and its great to have an open water swim event right on our doorstep.  There is a choice of a sprint or olympic distance.  This race has some brilliant reports including from our members.

Full details can be found at http://regonline.activeeurope.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=738659  Enter now to avoid disapointment!!!!

That’s all for now – happy training!

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