Dear dedicated readers,
Many thanks for taking the time to read my newsletters. This particular newsletter will be my 100th and final newsletter to you, as committee member Helen Bolland will be taking over writing it. Please continue to send your race results or any pertinent information you think should be included in the newsletter by either replying to any of these emails or by directly emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have trouble getting the newsletter, if you’re a current member you should certainly be on the list so it is likely to be being filtered out by your email account – check your junk mail and make sure that email@example.com is in your address book. Failing that, the newsletters are usually posted onto the website too so you can keep up to date there.
Your morning presidential email will have reminded you about the Arran ride next Monday but don’t forget that our Monday evening cycle sessions begin from the following Monday (4th April). These will be STARTING at 6.30pm sharp at the India Platform (340 Ayr Rd, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6RT) and whilst the nights are still fairly short, front and rear lights are mandatory to take part. Please note that these are not officially coached sessions and that all members of all abilities are welcome. I would encourage you to bring your trainers and go for a short run (10mins or so) after these sessions as this will get you used to running off the bike. Our first Monday night TT/curry buffet will take place on Monday 11th April (10 miles with an option for shorter if there are any new or unsure members). It is £1 to take part and the winner eats at the India Platform buffet for free afterwards (winner not necessarily being the fastest!). Thereafter, the Monday night TTs will be on the first Monday of each month (ie the following one will be on May 2nd).
In last week’s newsletter, I stated that I would possibly run one final weekend brick session (location flexible) on Easter saturday, pending suitable interest. No one has yet specified that they are interested in this, this is your last chance to email back and say you are! Please contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested.
We are hoping to find out if anyone is interested in completing a first aid certificate on behalf of the club. Please take the time to complete the following survey, it’s literally one question so should take very little of your time.
What a showing from the junior section at the club junior aquathlon on Sunday. A whopping 26 of our junior members toed the (metaphorical) line on Sunday – imagine getting a number like that from the adult section to all participate in one race (make it happen folks!). Luckily the sun was shining and there were excellent performances from the junior team. Results were as follows: racing in the Tristar start category was Nina Padmanabhan (04:43, 3rd in age group); in the tristar 1 girls were Amiya Patel (10:17), Betty Fischer-Keogh (10:29), Holly Glen (12:43) and Aine Doherty (14:09); in the tristar 1 boys were Charlie Treharne (09:03, 2nd in age group), Fraser Donaldson (10:01), Rory Treharne (10:05), Finlay Adler (10:24), Alasdair Padmanabhan (11:01), Callum MacKay (12:15) and Johnnie Munro (13:27); in the tristar 2 girls were Rachel Smith (15:15), Orla Doherty (15:47), Lucy Donaldson (15:56) and Eva Shepherd (18:03); in the tristar 2 boys were Lukas Fischer-Keogh (13:41), Cameron O’Brien (14:34), Jamie Glen (14:59), Jake Shaw (15:52) and Aiden Quinn (18:47); in the tristar 3 girls were Isabelle Burnside (19:40) and Mia Padmanabhan (22:40); in the tristar 3 boys were Sean Fischer-Keogh (17:19) and Patrick Kiehlmann (18:40); and in the youths was Kay Cameron (24:12).
As far as entrycentral goes, four members were taking part in the Tranent sprint triathlon on Saturday: Emily Fisher, Isla Goldie, Wendy Gorman and Ken MacEwen. Unfortunately I’ve not had any luck finding the results!
Parkrunning at the weekend @ Pollok parkrun were David Cunningham (18:18), Paul Wallace (26:10), Caroline Findlay (29:31), Douglas Macnaughton (32:20) and Julie Macnaughton (34:06); @ Strathclyde parkrun was Charlotte McClelland (27:01); and @ Tollcross parkrun were John Paul Murphy (19:47) and Ken Eccleson (26:00).
Some late results sent in from last week: three members were running the Balloch to Clydebank half marathon last Sunday, with Peter Gordon first in in 1:41:34, followed by Andrew Todd (1:45:24) and Iain Todd (1:45:41). Iain Todd also did the Alloa half marathon this weekend, running 1:41:43, along with Christine Catterson just in front in 1:41:35. There may have been other members there but no one else who was down as Glasgow Triathlon Club.
That’s allll from me folks! 😉