Member’s Digest #44

Dear members,

Speaking of membership, don’t forget to rejoin the club at this linkyhere.

Lets begin with the AGM: the club AGM will be held in the function room above the bar at GHK on Monday 26th of January at 7.30pm. Again, this is your chance to have a bit of say about the run of the club and a chance to help out by joining the committee. You are encouraged to bring baked goods to the AGM for the great GTC bake off and it has also been suggested that this would be a good opportunity to bring along any unwanted/un-needed triathlon gear for potential buyers/swappers!

With regards to volunteering, a message from Wendy Gorman, one of our race organisers for the junior aquathlons “Please pencil in your diaries Sunday 22 March 2015 between 8:30am-11am to volunteer at the GTC Junior Aquathlon at the Allander Leisure Centre, Bearsden.  It’s a great event and only takes up a few hours of your time in the morning.  We usually go for a run or bike ride afterwards too.  Wendy will be taking names over the next few weeks, so please get in touch with her if you can volunteer.wendygorman40@gmail.com

Accidentally omitted from last weeks email was our Tuesday run session from Maryhill pool, a tempo run taken by Coach Nick. There is a shorter run at 6.15pm (approx 30 minutes) and longer run at 7.00pm (approx 45 minutes). Both runs are of length to allow you to get back in time for swimming – we are multisport athletes after all!

I also wanted to further clarify the purpose of our Thursday run session, in case anyone was worried about coming along. The main purpose of these sessions is to improve your running form and technique, the session is run over short loops of no more than 1km so runners are always within sight of the coach or each other. There are a wide range of abilities in the group but no one should ever feel that they cannot come to the session based on an assumption of comparative speed, the aim is personal improvement. Anyone who is able to regularly run 3km would find these sessions doable. This session is run from GHK at Anniesland on a Thursday, meeting at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.

If you are new to running or returning after a break, remember we also have our new beginners running session at 6.30pm at Bellahouston sports centre on Thursdays. These sessions will begin by progressing from walking to gentle running. Following last week’s session I should emphasise that you should bring lots of extra warm layers, especially if the forecast is cold, as some participants did find themselves under-layered last week.

Results
I omitted some new years day parkrun results from last week’s digest, Doug Manning and Laurie Shedden were running the parkrun double, finishing @ Strathclyde in 21:11 and and 26:23 respectively. Also running @ Tollcross on new years day were Jim and Beth Lockhart, running 25:04 and 27:31.

Parkrunning this weekend were Tom McGuinness and Jo Hewitt @ windy Pollok, running 20:13 and 23:58 respectively; Doug Manning, Laurie Shedden and David McGuire were running @ Tollcross, finishing in 20:49, 25:41 and 28:35 respectively. Running @ Victoria parkrun were Stephen Macintyre and Andrew Cruickshank, running 22:41 and 24:38. Running Victoria Junior Parkrun on Sunday were Jamie Glen and Sebastien Overell, finishing in 10:52 and 11:57 respectively. Remember to put Glasgow Triathlon club as your ‘club’ in your parkrun profile and I can include your results in my report, all times are to be proud of!

Happy training, hope the wind goes away….

Coach Jo