Ever wanted to take up Triathlon? Why not join one of our GO TRI Tri January sessions? The sessions will involve a coached run and swim session – you don’t have to be super-fast to join in, all we ask is that you can swim two lengths of a 25m pool.
The sessions will be held at Gloucester Leisure Centre GL1, Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DT between 6.30 and 9.00pm on Wednesday 15th January and Wednesday 19th February 2020. The sessions will be free but we invite voluntary donations of £5 to cover the hire of the pool.
If you’d like to get involved please email us before 8th January 2020
At the suggestion of the kind landowners who let us use their lake for swimming we were delighted to make a donation to 1st Newent Scout Group today from our open water swim contributions – hope the youngsters put it to good use!
Many of our followers will recall that the club donates a portion of the annual race profits to charity; this year the chosen charity is the Midlands Air Ambulance. This has particular significance as it was the Air Ambulance and crew that were pivotal in looking after John Holland when he had a dreadful crash whilst out on a group ride nearly three years ago. Fittingly on Saturday John led a Tri Team Glos group ride to the Midlands Air Ambulance base at Strensham where we were able to hand over the donation to the wonderful crew of the MAA. #midlandsairambulance
The team put in some great results on the weekend of 18/19th May: – Tara Grosvenor finished 4th overall and first non-elite female at Challenge Heilbronn in 4:34 – Tanya Patient won her age group at the ETU qualifiers at Eton in 1:09 whilst Lizzie Clegg finished 7th in age group in 1:26 and Dave Gill 4th in age group in 1:14; both Dave and Tanya qualify for the European Championships in Sweden!! – Andy Johnson completes the Enduroman half in 7:06 whilst Mark Doolan withdrew from the double event having completed over 120 miles on the bike – new member Alex Butterworth was 2nd in age group and 11th female at the Stratford upon Avon sprint – Lindsey Lyes was 2nd in age group at Outlaw Nottingham 1/2 in 5:08, Steven Rowley 5:16, Sara Carter 6:52 see pictures – John Longmuir was 10th in age group at Southport standard distance in 2:25 – a great turnout at the 51 fiver standard distance saw Dave Nield win his age group in 2:14, Tom Sawyer 2:26, Scott Booth 2:30, Martin Hobson 2:33, new member Dean Carslake 2:45, Charles Harris 2:48, Phoebe Davies 3:10. Well done everybody!
Roll up, roll up, entries are now open for the 2019 City of Gloucester Triathlon – with Sprint, Relay and SuperSprint races all on Sunday 26th May 2019. For all finishers there will be a medal, race gift, spot and age group prizes. We always receive positive feedback and is good for novices and experienced triathletes, regularly selling out before race day! Enter via the BTF website
The club donates a large proportion of profits to local charities each year. This year our members chose to donate £500 to Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind https://www.facebook.com/swindonmind/ which will help them to support those with mental health concerns in Gloucestershire.
We will be launching our popular SwImprover course on 27th June 2018. This is a ten week course taking place on Wednesdays at 8pm at GL1 sports centre, Gloucester. It’s designed for reasonably competent swimmers who wish to improve their efficiency and speed. Previous attendees have noted major improvements so if you want to improve your swimming join up here https://www.entrycentral.com/ttgswimprover