Glasgow Triathlon Club

Swimming, Cycling, Running. We do it best!

Glasgow Tri Newsletter 90 – change of run warm up!

Dear members,

I’m going to kick off with some information for those who attend the Thursday run sessions – we will now be using Kirkdale Drive for our warm up so, should you arrive late, please do not head into the park to beside the football pitches as we won’t be there! I’ve pasted a picture below of where Kirkdale Drive is relative to the sports centre (across Bellahouston Drive and a wee bit South). Please note that, whilst we will be at the ‘start’ of Kirkdale Drive this coming Thursday (across from the park), it is possible in future weeks that the group will be further down at the intersection with Ladybank Drive (nearer where the dropped pin is). Hope that was clear to everyone, any questions feel free to reply to the email and I shall hopefully have an answer!

The first cycle fitness/brick session of the year is THIS Sunday 17th January, meeting at 9:30am at India of Inchinnan (Greenock Road, Inchinnan, Glasgow, Renfrewshire PA4 9LH). Please remember to bring your helmet and your trainers but note, if you’re unable to run for whatever reason, then the session could be appropriately modified (ie give you more cycling to do!). All abilities are welcome. Subsequent to this Sunday, the next sessions will be on Sunday 31st January, Sunday 7th February and Sunday 21st February (two weeks in a row as I’m racing on the 14th!).

Rugged run 8 was a snowy success up the Gleniffer braes – mud, climbing through fences, bog, snowballs – what else could you ask for? Fiona Outdoors has written a nice blog about it, including some pictures! The next rugged run is on SUNDAY 24th January, meeting at the watersports centre at Strathclyde Country park for a run in Chatelherault. This is still technically north side although apparently you will cross the river fairly quickly into the route! The route is approx. 15km with some short, steep sections but no big hills on quite muddy paths. Most of the route is sheltered in the trees and is very pretty. If you park at Chatelherault visitor centre you can do approx half the distance and still see the most scenic bits.

There should be information coming out on the website soon about opportunities to be swim filmed for those interested so keep an eye out for this. Also, when you’re thinking about what races to enter, remember to try and keep the dates of the club races free as we will need lots of volunteers (or if you’re racing at the event try and volunteer someone in your place). All the dates are in the bar on the right hand side.

Vicky Begg and Fiona Russell were racing at the Monikie Winter Duathlon series. There are three events to this series, run in December, January and February (they also rather sensibly reserve a date in March in case any have to be cancelled due to inclement weather). The race consists of a 4km run/21.5km road cycle/4km run. I haven’t been able to get any results as yet, but Fiona has written ablog about the race experience.

Parkrunning at the weekend @ Pollok parkrun were Fiona Vaughan (24:40), Alan Mackie (25:31), Charlotte McClelland (28:23), Nick Vaughan (28:52) and Lesley McCluskey (38:10); @ Tollcross parkrun were Caroline Findlay (32:52) and Ken Eccleson (36:39); @ Victoria parkrun was Craig Armour (21:10) and @ Springburn parkrun was John Paul Murphy (20:42). There were a few of the youths at the Victoria park junior parkrun on Sunday, first in was Jamie Glen (10:12), followed by Holly Glen (11:04), Aiden Quinn (12:05) and Johnnie Munro (12:45).

That’s all from me – remember if you get any race results to send them to or send me a wee Facebook message.

Coach Jo