Glasgow Tri Newsletter 98

Dear members,

For those who normally attend the Tuesday 6pm run session, unfortunately Nick is injured and unable to take this session (as am I, so also not able to take the run session). This shouldn’t stop you from doing a run yourself though!

Folks it is that time of year when we ask that you join the club. You as a member know what a great club we are join here. If you are in financial hardship please email Derek Somerville the club secretary to let him know. Otherwise, if you have been attending the club for a while and have NOT joined, please note that you should be paying thenon-member prices for sessions which, just as a reminder, are £10 for a swim session, £5 for a run session and £8 for a spin session.

Also as a reminder, please note that attendence at the beginners and improvers swim costs more than the regular fitness sessions – this is because of the extra coaching resource and attention that this session demands. Therefore where a regular fitness swim session is £3.50, the beginners and improvers swim is £5. Remember that the times of our Sunday swim sessions will be changing as of Sunday 3rd April to 30 minutes earlier than currently – ie 7-8pm then 8-9pm for the beginners/improvers swim.

Fancy coming along to the Scottish cycling, running and outdoor pursuits this weekend for free? There is going to be a triathlon-based Ironman feature at the show and the organisers are looking for 9 volunteers to swim in the hydro pool whilst the competitors are taking part in the bike and run legs of the mini triathlon. You would be required for a few hours (not continuous swimming) on either Friday 11 March, Saturday 12 March or Sunday 13 March and would receive a couple of complimentary tickets to the show. If you are interested, please contact to sign up. Places will be issued on a first come first served basis.

As you may know, your 2016 membership comes with a free Glasgow triathlon club buff! These have now arrived and will be given at at coached sessions by Vicky and Sean.

Our next cycle fitness/brick session is THIS Sunday 13th March, meeting at 9:30pm at India of Inchinnan. Please try and bring some sort of timing device if you can (may be required for the session). The following cycle fitness session will be on the morning of SATURDAY (yes, Saturday) 26th of March, providing that there is sufficient demand as I am aware this is the Easter holiday weekend. If you would be interested in attending, please let me know by reply email. This is likely to be the last Sunday brick session prior to the commencement of our Monday night sessions (which are led rather than ‘coached’), details about which are to follow.

There were a few members taking part in events over the weekend. On Saturday, Wendy Gorman, Christine Catterson, Elton Hall and Tracey Davies were racing the in Jack Crawford 10km in Springburn, finishing in 45:50, 47:49, 47:54 and 59:39 respectively. There was another 10km on Sunday with the ‘Down By The River 10km’ in Cambuslang, with John Paul Murphy running his first sub 40 min 10km and a PB by 50 seconds of 39.12, followed by Christine Cruz in 49:07. Conor McErlean took part in the Edinburgh Meadows Marathon on Sunday, finishing in 4th place in a time of 3:20:15.

There was a fair sized crew out parkrunning at the weekend @ Pollok park, following their run with a ride out to Stewarton in the sunshine. Racing were Tom McGuinness (20:18), Bill Rees (22:50), Alan Mackie (25:29), Maureen Boyd (29:24), Lynne Coia (30:18), Douglas MacNaughton (32:32) and Lesley Mcluskey (38:00, PB); @ Strathclyde parkrun was John Kinsella, running 21:37; and @ Tollcross parkrun was Ken Eccleson, running 32:56. There were a few juniors at the Victoria park junior parkrun, with Mia Padmanabhan coming 3rd overall in a new PB of 7:58, followed by Jamie Glen (10:10), Nina Padmanabhan (10:24, PB) and Holly Glen (11:26).

That’s all from me folks!

Coach Jo