Sunday 28th June should have been a glorious day at Brockwell Lido for the club's Aquathlon. Many of us will be volunteering to ensure another fantastic event and a few lucky members racing alongside other athletes. Unfortunately, as we're all too aware this is not possible due to the current circumstance.
However, we are all able to take part in the Windrush Virtual Aquathlon.
What is this? I hear you ask...
Alongside the ViS competition, you…Continue
It is Windrush Day on 22 June, a day to commemorate the Windrush story.
This club takes its name from Windrush Square in Brixton which was so named to honour the Windrush generation and their contribution to British life.
In recognition of this, during Windrush week (22-28 June) the club will be charging an extra £3 for…Continue
WINDRUSH OPEN WATER SWIMMING GUIDELINES
Some open water swimming venues are starting to reopen which is great for those of us who have been missing being in the water! Open water can include rivers, lakes, natural pools and the sea. There is a big difference between swimming in a pool and swimming outdoors, which comes with its own set of dangers. As a British Triathlon affiliated club, we encourage following their…Continue
Added by Alex Balmer on May 18, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments
INDOOR TRAINER GUIDE
With more free time than we know what to do with during COVID, plenty of members have made the jump to training indoors. Hopefully this guide is a helpful tool to help you get started. I’ll try and cover the types of indoor trainers before going into the different apps available to aid with training (/racing) indoors.
Equipment noted with an asterix (*) isn’t required to get started - only required for…Continue
Added by Jack Thomas on May 15, 2020 at 15:35 — No Comments
A brick session is when with little rest or interruption in between you complete a bike ride followed by a run.
The reason for doing brick sessions is to help your body get used to switching from one discipline immediately to another. Bike to run is called transition 2 (T2) in a race and with regular practice you could knock seconds or even minutes off your over all time!
Most athletes find the transition from bike to the run the toughest so here are some…Continue
Added by Rebecca Goodwin on May 7, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments
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 20-21 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. The price rise has been delayed until 2021, so it remains at £15.
PLEASE NOTE YOU DO THIS VIA MYCLUBHOUSE (see instructions below).…Continue
England Athletics has kindly organised a virtual social specifically for runners - given that we can’t do track or social runs together. The events will be on Tuesday between 7-8pm and are free to join. More information below and on the EA website - link below
What are Virtual Club Nights?
Virtual club nights are a series of events hosted through the webinar platform or our Facebook live. They work on a four week rotation and combine, Quizzes,…Continue
Added by Alicja Furmanczyk on April 18, 2020 at 12:26 — No Comments
While triathlon is predominantly an outdoor sport that allows athletes to exercise in the fresh air, the message to all of us is clear, we must play our part in containing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping others safe whilst thanking those who are already!
We adhere, as a club, to BTF (the governing body of our sport) guidelines who…Continue
The main focus during this time is looking after health and immunity. There are simple measures as athletes that we can do both physically and nutritionally to support the two.
Coach Alex has put together some useful advice/guidance to help you stay healthy:
The main one is moderation of exercise, especially during a time where we may have more time to train. If exercise duration of intensity frequency is rapidly increased it…Continue
Added by Rebecca Goodwin on April 2, 2020 at 14:14 — No Comments
All races cancelled for the summer? Still got that itch to go flat out? In comes in another virtual challenge for you all.
Getting a KOM in London is basically impossible so it's time to get involved and race against your club mates!
Added by Alex Hill on March 30, 2020 at 8:38 — No Comments
How much do the sessions cost?
Do I need specific kit?
Added by Rebecca Goodwin on March 28, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments
Instructions to setting up a Coached Zwift Workout and joining the meetup:
Step 1: Ensure you have installed the Zwift app on your desktop (this process does not work on your mobile/tablet).
Step 2: Ensure you have an account (paid or trial) setup with Zwift - please put 'windrush' at the end of your name.
Step 3: You will be sent an email 60mins prior…Continue
Added by Rebecca Goodwin on March 26, 2020 at 9:00 — No Comments
London/Manchester marathon postponed/ not sure what's happening with your summer Ironman........we can help
You can still run outside, still keep fit, still work towards these goals. AND you can still get that shiny bling for all these runs.
Finarace.com are advertising Plan B allowing you to win some bling through covering distance between…Continue
In the light of the Government update this afternoon with regards to limiting non essential contact due to Covid-19 - and the greater risk that London is currently facing - we feel that it is appropriate to cancel all training and social activities through the club for the time being. I know this is disappointing, but I hope you can understand the decision we have taken.
The coaching team have been discussing creative ways to keep us active, look out for these soon. In the meantime…Continue
With the current Coronavirus situation the club is paying close attention to the daily changes advised by Public Health England and the NHS. To ensure we can keep ourselves, our team mates and the wider community as healthy as possible please follow all guidance from public health advice , foreign travel advice, …Continue
Added by Emily Robinson on March 12, 2020 at 19:42 — No Comments
Following hot on the heels of the cold water swimmers we have decided to try and embrace the Brockwell Lido stop gap with some totally awesome Parkrun-Lido tourism.
Download a parkrun app and keep collecting those parkrun alphabets.
Draft plan of parkrun and lido swims
Lido swim/dip and…
The people have spoken and while Brockwell Lido gets spruced up, you'd like to do some lido tourism. This will be from 7th March onwards.
Each week we will go to a different lido - updated locations on myclubhouse - and will arrange either a ride or public transport to get there. We are also in talks with the run captains to link with some parkrun tourism...
At the moment the schedule is as below - subject to change. Please sign up as usual on myclubhouse so we…Continue
Added by Emily Birch on February 26, 2020 at 16:09 — No Comments
Ten spots available for the Brighton marathon!!!
The Brighton Marathon organisers have welcomed England Athletics registered club runners with an opportunity to secure a guaranteed place through Windrush for the Brighton marathon on 19th April 2020
It has a fantastic route, nice and close to London, easy to organise logistics for race day and a nice trip to the seaside.…Continue
The lovely folks over at CP Tri have kindly reserved 10 spaces for us in the Crystal Palace Triathlon on 17th May.
It's a great way to start the year's racing - a sprint race around the lovely Crystal Palace park followed by a BBQ and a couple of cold beers.
Entries are now open - so do sign up! We had an amazing turnout last year, and once again it's our club champs sprint race. Make sure you select Windrush as your club as we'll then all be put in the early waves…Continue
The popular velodrome sessions are become even more increasingly popular – which is great as it is an awesome training session.
To help continue to be able to deliver a safe and supportive session they have be reworked for 2020 to help ensure the coaches are able to do this.
If you have never cycled at the Velodrome before you will be required to attend* a 'New to Velodrome…Continue
Added by Rebecca Goodwin on January 1, 2020 at 19:07 — No Comments