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Cross country (XC) is back!

After a years hiatus, thanks to you know what, the Surrey XC league is back, bigger and better than ever! For those new to the club, XC is a four-race series that pits us against other running and triathlon clubs in South London and Surrey. 

This is a great way to keep up your running throughout the winter. It's sociable, relaxed and you don't need to be a fast runner to take part. The more Windrushers we have, the better we score, so as with all sport, the more the…

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Added by Colin M on September 19, 2021 at 11:00 — No Comments

Notice of AGM & Request for Nominations - 4th November 2021

Hello fellow Windrushers!

This is your formal notice that the Windrush Triathlon Club AGM is taking place on Thursday 4th November 2021 at 19:00.

Please sign up below to allow us to book the correct venue for the number. Please do this by the 4th October! Click here to sign up now!

Venue TBC.

The end of the triathlon season is almost here and so is…

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Added by Ben Daniels on September 15, 2021 at 20:30 — No Comments

Love triathlon and computers, why not join the committee?

Hello fellow Windies,

After what will be 4 years of service I have decided to hang up the keyboard and not stand again for the IT Officer role.  I've really enjoyed my time in the role and it has been amazing to work alongside such dedicated and enthusiastic individuals while trying to help the club grow from strength to strength. It's a fabulous opportunity to give back to the club and get to know more people than you might do just by training and racing.  

Here is a quick low…

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Added by Colin M on August 16, 2021 at 14:00 — No Comments

Feeling tired?

Well, we all do this, especially when training a lot, like a marathon? Of course, the legs will feel a bit heavy the next day. And covid, all that underlying stress and anxiety saps the energy. And I always had a bit low blood pressure, especially as a teenager, this just happens. Perhaps I’m over training? Why does this feel so hard?

These things went through my head last summer when I found training increasingly getting harder and rest didn’t help. I still did it, but had no push,…

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Added by Gesine Junker on May 21, 2021 at 22:44 — No Comments

2021 Membership Card: Plastic-Free, Convenient & Sustainable

Hi all,

Last year we said goodbye to our plastic membership cards in favour of a more sustainable and convenient 

solution:a digital membership card which you can store on your phone.

Windrush uses electronic membership cards to gain access to venues and get discounts from vendors. The latest membership card can be downloaded from MyClubhouse. Simply log in to MyClubhouse…

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Added by Mr Mark T Gardiner on May 17, 2021 at 12:32 — No Comments

Want to get involved with coaching?

We are on the look out for new coaches to join our amazing team to help deliver and run sessions to help support the clubs growing plans and potential!

If you are interested and want to find out more please drop Head Coach Rebecca an email.

What the club requires:

  • You are able to commit to at least 1…
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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on April 20, 2021 at 14:00 — No Comments

England Athletics - Athlete Registration for 2021-2022

The window for (re-)registration as an England Athletics member is now open.

The portal for renewing (or buying) your EA membership is now open for the 21-22 season. As you'll see below EA have extended the renewal window until 31st August. But please do renew as soon as you are able. For the 2021/22 year, from 1 April 2021, the fee for athlete registration will remain at £15 (for the fifth consecutive year). We add a small fee on MyClubhouse to cover the payment…

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Added by Ben Daniels on April 17, 2021 at 8:44 — No Comments

Current Training Schedule UPDATED 06.04.21

As we slowly return to our usual training sessions (subject to venue/COVID restrictions) here is an overview of what is happening this month:

Outdoor pools are now open, and indoor pools will be open from April 12th.

Coached pool sessions are expected to be able to return from 17th May..

Mondays

Velodrome - Rebecca/Deborah Herne Hill Velodrome £8

Pilates - Rachel online…

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Added by Mr Mark T Gardiner on April 6, 2021 at 11:30 — No Comments

Easter holiday scavenger hunt for the Windrush Tri Club Juniors

Here’s one for our juniors! Complete this Easter scavenger hunt before the end of your school holidays and send us your entry to be added into a draw for a Windrush Triathlon Club prize!

To enter, simply take a picture of the items listed, (which include the letters to spell TRIATHLON) and ask your adult to send them over to the marketing team…

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Added by Laura Hamilton on April 4, 2021 at 19:45 — No Comments

Ragnar Relay Free Entries!

Hey all, 

The lovely guys organising this event has given us a free team, which is awesome! To be fairly done, we'll randomly pick 10 people to be in the team, just fill out the form below.

https://forms.gle/QuhVk96wKm65FdpEA

I'll announce the team(s) at the end of April!

Remember, as with all events there are still costs associated with this event; renting 2 vans/minibuses being one of the higher ones, so it's not…

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Added by Alex Hill on March 25, 2021 at 11:00 — No Comments

Windrush Tri-Continental Team Race

What? This is a team challenge inspired by the transcontinental race: teams of 4 will collectively complete 4200km during March 2021. Fastest team wins.

Who? Teams of 4 windrushers (seniors and juniors). You can either self-select your own team or asked to be assigned to one. Please…

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Added by Alex Carington on February 22, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

NEW MEMBERS: Get your very own FREE Tri Buddy in the club (CLOSED 31st May 2021)

Happy New Year to you all!

We've been thinking about how we can we help to welcome new members to the club in these strange times!

The idea is to connect each new member with an existing member in the club, who has registered their interest in being a Tri Buddy.

The Tri Buddy will be…

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Added by Mr Mark T Gardiner on January 6, 2021 at 19:00 — No Comments

Winter riding how to stay warm on the bike

Hello everyone

It's that time of year when the temperature is getting closer to zero and you may be wondering how to get out and enjoy riding your bike while staying warm during winter rides. 

Lots of members have shared tips and recommendations on WhatsApp over recent weeks, so I thought it would be helpful to collate as much as that information in one place for everyone. This isn't a definitive guide to winter kit, just what some club members find useful. Please…

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Added by Fran Hall on December 30, 2020 at 17:00 — No Comments

Windrush 2021 Membership Season Renewal - Final Reminder

Hey all,

I hope you are all safe and well. Thanks for being part of the Windrush Triathlon family through this crazy year!

We hope that the club has given you a community to connect and continue exercising with, often with more freedom than the general public!

We'd love to welcome you back with open (socially distanced) arms in 2021! With our very own Coach of the Year, BBC Unsung Hero of the Year and many more fantastic people in the club, where could be…

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Added by Mr Mark T Gardiner on December 20, 2020 at 20:30 — No Comments

Tri-down calendar challenge for lockdown II

Building on the buddy scheme introduced as part of the recently updated training schedule, we've put together a tri-down calendar - like an advent calendar but with a different tri-related challenge each day - to keep everyone virtually training/socialising together over the next four weeks.

Starting today, it will run until Sunday 6 December, with a new triathlon related task each day. You can see the week ahead, but the rest will only be revealed as the days go on! 

The…

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Added by Laura Hamilton on November 9, 2020 at 8:17 — No Comments

Training sessions update for LOCKDOWN II starting 5.11.2020

Due to restrictions group sessions are cancelled during lockdown. Please ensure you follow all Government, British Cycling and…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on November 2, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments

Respecting the name Windrush - Research Report

Please find attached a report on the research done this year into the name of club.



https://indd.adobe.com/view/066b7100-9091-458f-8e64-d298a10c7cb1



This is just one aspect of the work the committee and the diversity officers are doing to ensure the club and the sport of triathlon is open and accessible to all. There is of course a lot more we can be doing in this space and will continue to… Continue

Added by Emily Robinson on October 29, 2020 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

Vis Running Series

Hi guys, here is the VIS running series spreadsheet. I'm re-posting it so that it is at the top, so that you can find it more easily to update your final tallies! go go go!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IMxbQsCXJ4xp2dnmKp7kneNwvF4rmaMjWZR_Xc1MGTY/edit#gid=0

Added by Belma Kapetanovic on October 28, 2020 at 18:15 — No Comments

Happy Halloween let's get spooky

Thinking about Halloween............

Don't worry Windrush can help out.........

  • Special Halloween themed track (29th Oct)
    • Fancy dress and the running will be built up to be even scarier than normal. ;)
  • Halloween London docks swim with special hot chocolate drink (30th Oct)…
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Added by Tim Northam on October 27, 2020 at 17:51 — No Comments

Winter Running Plans

Hi all,

With the days getting shorter we are hoping that some additional running plans will provide some support and motivation to get out the door on dark evenings or cold weekend mornings! Please be reassured no dropping will be going on at any of these social member led runs, the point is to spend time on feet with the bonus of catching up with club members and making the miles fly by. If there is enough interest then…

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Added by Sara Roberts on October 18, 2020 at 21:00 — No Comments

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