All Blog Posts (179)

Virtual Summer Strava Racing

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!

Segments and Results!

To participate:

  • you need to a member…
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Added by Alex Hill on March 30, 2020 at 8:38 — No Comments

Online training FAQs and Health and Safety guidelines

FAQs

How much do the sessions cost?

  • The sessions all cost 2 tokens which you can purchase from the MyClubHouse shop (you also need to have 2020 membership).

Do I need specific kit?

  • For…
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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on March 28, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments

Zwift Coached Sessions Instructions

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…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on March 26, 2020 at 9:00 — No Comments

Virtual Summer Running Challenge

London/Manchester marathon postponed/ not sure what's happening with your summer Ironman........we can help

Virtual Running

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…

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Added by Tim Northam on March 21, 2020 at 14:00 — No Comments

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

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…

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Added by Emily Robinson on March 16, 2020 at 21:25 — 1 Comment

COVID-19 update

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,   …

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Added by Emily Robinson on March 12, 2020 at 19:42 — No Comments

Parkrun and Lido tourism

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

Date/ Time

Parkrun

Lido swim/dip and…

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Added by Tim Northam on March 9, 2020 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Lido Tourism - the new Saturday morning swim!

Hi all, 

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…

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Added by Emily Birch on February 26, 2020 at 16:09 — No Comments

Brighton marathon places available and a Free Ragnar Trail event

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.…

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Added by Tim Northam on February 10, 2020 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Crystal Palace Triathlon - Sunday 17th May

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…

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Added by Ben Daniels on February 9, 2020 at 18:36 — 1 Comment

Compulsory newbie to Velodrome induction sessions

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…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on January 1, 2020 at 19:07 — No Comments

2020 Swim Sessions update and overview

We have reviewed our 2019 swim sessions and have updated them to be even better for 2020, so they can cater for the wide range of members new and old we are lucky to have in the club!

Here is an overview:

  1. Swimming: Technique and fitness for Novices and…
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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on January 1, 2020 at 18:30 — No Comments

Windrush Training Plans launch 6th January!

Ready to kick start your 2020 training? Why not do it with a Windrush Training Plan!

Find out more here https://windrushtri.co.uk/trainingplans

#happytraining

Added by Rebecca Goodwin on January 1, 2020 at 18:00 — No Comments

Parkrun competition update

Really Fancy Christmas Fancy Dress

It's even tighter at the top after an amazing Xmas day turn out and the double points really shifting around the positions

My niece's initial choice of the sprout head Alex Hill didn't count as parkruns are 100km too short for Alex to do them regularly so he hasn't entered the competition. ;)…

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Added by Tim Northam on December 31, 2019 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Get voting for Windrush prizes 2019

Hi all

The party of the year - is fast approaching - Jan 11th 2020 - sign up and ticket sales will be up ASAP!

At the party we will be awarding

  1. Wacky Racer 2019
  2. Best Newcomer 2019
  3. Windrush Award 2019

So please start nominating here:…

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Added by Emily Robinson on December 22, 2019 at 12:57 — 1 Comment

Membership Renewal 2020

As the season is coming to a close so is your 2019 Windrush Membership! We hope you had a great year racing, training and socialising with everyone at the club, and would love you to stay a club member for 2020. What a great way to start the new decade! :) 



You will be receiving an email around 11th December with an offer to renew your membership for 2020 and step by step instructions how to do so.



As a reminder:

Membership starts on 1st…

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Added by Alicja Furmanczyk on December 11, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

Parkrun competition is hotting up.............

Hiya folks.

Thanks to all those Windrushers dragging themselves out of bed on a Saturday morning to compete in the parkrun tourism competition 2019. 

A recap on the rules of the competition trying to encourage visiting new parkruns and most importantly to get everyone social running flying the Windrush flag high.

Parkrun tourism rules

  • 10 points for any run (new run rule scrapped as lets all have points for running!!)
  • 100 points for…
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Added by Tim Northam on December 3, 2019 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Winter running fun and events

Hi guys

Massive thanks for your feedback on the survey we sent out, we have used it to compile an events plan which we hope will cater to the majority.

The vague basis for the plan is around building to half marathon mid march, or Manchester or London marathons in April with some off road components too

So dates for your diary for running fun....

  • 11/12/2019-…
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Added by Sara Roberts on December 1, 2019 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Club Races 2020

The results are finalised and the votes counted, here are the winners:

Sprint Distance: Crystal Palace 17th May www.crystalpalacetriathletes.com/

Standard Distance: London tri 9th August www.livetotri.co.uk/london/ (please opt for 'Sunday Olympic Westminster' but you are welcome to do saturday also if you prefer)

Middle Distance: Hever castle Gauntlet 27th…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on November 29, 2019 at 9:00 — 4 Comments

PLEASE VOTE FOR 2020 CLUB RACES (CLOSES 25th NOVEMBER)

https://forms.gle/qrmR9x3gSHehwqSY8

Happy voting!

Added by Rebecca Goodwin on November 18, 2019 at 10:46 — No Comments

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