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Last week of Tue and Thur evening swims

Hey all! 

With Autumn closing in we are sad to say this is the last last week of evening swims at the lido. Tue and Thur will be at 6pm - 7pm 

Watch out for the new Winter timetable coming soon 



Added by Emily Robinson on September 10, 2018 at 8:31 — No Comments

AGM 2018 - 18 October 2018

*******   Notice of AGM   ********

Hello Windrushers!

This is the formal notice that the Club's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking place on the 18th October (venue TBC, but will be in Herne Hill). This is where you can hear about what the Committee has been doing over the year and hopefully see how what we have done translates into your experiences in the Club this year. We will also be…


Added by Rob Weinert-Aplin on September 9, 2018 at 15:00 — No Comments

The Committee needs your help!

Calling all Windrushers!

Have you had some amazing times at Windrush this year? Maybe you’ve caught the multi-sport bug or been inspired to try an entirely new event? Did you find training with the club so much more enjoyable than doing it on your own?

Keeping the club working takes time and effort and the Club's Committee are a large part of this and now it’s that time of year when we are asking…


Added by Rob Weinert-Aplin on August 27, 2018 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Windrush Club Standard Champs at Sussex Triathlon

Team Windrush it is time to sign up to the last Windrush Champs race of the year!!!

The Sussex Triathlon

23rd September 2018

A great course with a calm lake swim, rolling bike course of 2 laps and a mixed trail run through the forest (a big hill but its good fun!) with the great support of racing against your team mates which makes it the most fun and friendliest race…


Added by Becky G on August 22, 2018 at 10:30 — 4 Comments

November Knees-Up

Hi all,

Re: Windrush - November Knees-up

Where: The Railway Tavern in Tulse Hill

When: Saturday, 3rd November 2018 

Time: 18:00 - 2:00

Food -

Drink - …


Added by Matt Curry on August 14, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments

Do you need kit?

The online store for race kit is now open until the 22nd August . This is the latest we can open it to so you get kit in time for club champs!! It will be shipped to Balfes the week before the champs. If everyone's prompt I can shut it early and you'll get it earlier!

Link is

If you haven't ordered kit before you have to login with username: windrush…


Added by Sam Blackburn on August 6, 2018 at 11:50 — 5 Comments

Enthusiastic, hard working but fun loving club seeks committed Head Coach

Hi all, 

I'm stepping down as head coach before the upcoming AGM (mid Oct), in order to let the person who succeeds me have time to get into the role before they need to develop the 2019 timetable. 

And so we're looking for a new head coach. If you are interested in the role, and have the necessary qualifications, or are committed to working towards them, please let me know asap (drop me a message with your email via the forum, or you should be able to get my number off…


Added by Lucy Hurn on August 3, 2018 at 15:25 — No Comments

New to Tri or Windrush? Intro event this Wed - all welcome!

New to Windrush or triathlon? Signed up for a race but not quite sure what to do next? Or joined Windrush months ago but not quite braved a training session yet?

Then come along to one of our Intro to Tri chats to hear more about Windrush and our training sessions and events, how to book for sessions, how you should go about preparing for your first race – how to train, what to wear and what you need to think about on the day. We'll also run through the…


Added by Lucy Hurn on July 31, 2018 at 11:08 — No Comments

Want a free massage?

Hi all, 

I'm just beginning a course in sports massage and soft tissue therapy and I need to get in 100 practice hours over the next year so I need some bodies to practice on! At this stage I wont be charging as I'm still learning. So if you're interested and free during the afternoon (between 2-6pm) on a Wed or Friday, or between 3-5.30 on a Thursday, then give me a shout with some times that work for you. 

If you dont already have my email/ number then just drop me a message…


Added by Lucy Hurn on July 22, 2018 at 8:40 — No Comments

Wetsuit testing at the Lido on Saturday morning

Hi Everybody

Our partners Dare2Tri are coming to the Lido on Saturday morning during our Lido swim session so we can try out some of their wetsuits and other kit. The last time we did this Adam from Dare2 got stuck in traffic so he was running a bit late. He will be on time this week, giving us a bit more time to try out the kit. 

Check out the full range of Dare2Tri kit here:…


Added by David Sandars on July 19, 2018 at 11:32 — No Comments

New am swim session for June-July - vote now!!

Hi all, 

Given the popularity of all current swim sessions we're looking at adding another session for June and July as these are peak months for attendance (we might also extend for September, depending on how this goes). 

Could you please vote on your preferred option by completing this doodle -

Vote before this Friday (15th) at midday. We plan to start next week, please…


Added by Lucy Hurn on June 13, 2018 at 12:05 — 1 Comment

Wetsuit testing - Saturday morning at the Lido

Hi everyone

Dare2Tri is a wetsuit and triathlon kit retailer that has been selling in Europe for a number of years. They have recently launched in the UK and they will be at the Lido on Saturday morning with some sample wetsuits for Windrushers to try out.

Come and give them a go if you are in the market for a new wetsuit or just keen to see how their kit compares to your current suit.

They provide other gear as well such as swim run suits, trisuits, transition bags,…


Added by David Sandars on June 12, 2018 at 17:42 — 1 Comment

Transition Training

Hi all!

We have now got a summer series of transition training sessions - once a month from this Saturday, 8:30am - 9:30am in Brockwell park

These sessions will share all the tips and tricks to increase your transition speed and effectiveness. Help settle nerves over transition and replicate race day with the gear and give you a chance to practice in a safe environment.

Sign up now for the first one…


Added by Emily Robinson on June 4, 2018 at 21:03 — 2 Comments

Change to pilates venue 11 June. And no swim , no velodrome on Tues 12 June

Hi all, 

The Lido is going to be completely shut from 12pm on Monday 11th June through to 5pm on Wednesday 13th June 2018 whilst they put in a larger capacity water tank to prevent the current issues of low water pressure during peak times.

Therefore Pilates is moving just down the road to the Brixton Community Base - Talma Road, Brixton, SW2 1AS - …


Added by Lucy Hurn on June 3, 2018 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

Do you want to help get more people into triathlon and increase the diversity of club membership?

Hi all, as well as continuing to support existing members and improve the quality of our coaching and member support, our key objectives for 2018, as set out in the committee's annual strategy, are around: 

- Improving the diversity of membership (incl ethnic minority, junior and paratriathlete membership)
- Increasing awareness of Windrush in the local community 
- Getting more people participating in the sport. 
One of the key pieces…

Added by Lucy Hurn on June 1, 2018 at 9:44 — 5 Comments

Windrush & GDPR – Yes, it impacts us too

No doubt, you are all well aware of the new GDPR legislation that comes into effect tomorrow, 25th May 2018, which updates the rules on how your personal data will be handled and how organisations are able to contact you. The Committee has been working hard to ensure all our platforms and processes operate in accordance with the new legislation.

A new Privacy Policy has been developed and can be viewed here: …


Added by Colin M on May 24, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments

Spin and Brick starting from this Wednesday 23rd May

Now that we have long daylight hours we are now doing run brick during the final 30mins of the Wednesday spin sessions. 

Please bring your run shoes as well as your usual spin gear from tomorrow. 

Those who are unable to run the spinner studio will still be available - however this won’t be coached, at your own risk and you still pay for the 90min session. 

Looking forward to it. See you tomorrow. 


Added by Nick Flower on May 22, 2018 at 21:48 — No Comments

One place remaining on run course and S&C

Hi all

This week is the final week of strength and conditioning at the Castle, but that’s because it’s moving to its summer home of Brockwell Park from next Wednesday. Over the summer it’s body weight based so that it won’t get in the way of any races you have coming up (and so coaches don’t have to lug weights up to the top of the hill!) and is a perfect way to keep your body balanced and stable and hopefully prevent injury.

Sessions will be 7am on Wednesdays…


Added by Lucy Hurn on May 16, 2018 at 18:13 — No Comments

Thursday Lido swim cancellations

Hi all,

Due to Luna Cinema being held at the lido we have had to cancel the following swims

24 May

21 June

27 Sept

But do not worry as you can swim in the morning at Clapham or go to Track in Tooting and work on that run!



Added by Emily Robinson on May 16, 2018 at 11:41 — No Comments

How to collect your Windrush membership card

Have you joined Windrush but don’t yet have your membership card? If you are going to the post race bbq in Crystal Palace this Sunday you can collect one from either Emily (coach) or Simon (swim captain).

Alternatively, you can pick up your card at the following sessions over the next couple of weeks:

Tuesday lido swim: Nick (coach) or Áine (membership secretary)

Tuesday velodrome: Becky (coach)

Wednesday morning strength and conditioning (from May…


Added by Aine Cassidy on May 12, 2018 at 13:14 — No Comments


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