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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! Sign up by 30th March 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 able to answer any questions that the…

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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

Notice of AGM & Request for Nominations - 1st November 2020

*******   Notice of AGM   ********

Hello Windrushers!

This is the formal notice that the Club's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking place on Sunday 1st November at 7pm via Zoom (please sign up here)

The end (well, the beginning and the end!) of the triathlon season is almost here…

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Added by Ben Daniels on September 16, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments

Current Training Schedule UPDATED 28.10.20

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

Mondays

Velodrome - Rebecca/Deborah Herne Hill Velodrome £8

Pilates - Rachel online £3*

Tuesdays

Turbo - Alex R/Nick F online £3*



Wednesdays

S&C - Audrey online £3*

Trail running member meet-up with Alex…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on September 2, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

Leeds Virtual event - London Mob Match



Once you’ve completed the Windrush Aquathlon, we’ve got a TEAM CHALLENGE for you via the Leeds Virtual Triathlon. This year it’s going to be a VIRTUAL DUATHLON and London tri clubs are going to be competing against each other in a virtual MOB MATCH. So the club with the highest number of entries wins!

Will you step up to help Windrush Triathlon take the top spot? Because everyone can - no matter what distance or speed, everyones entry counts!

OMG THERE’S PRIZES! Uhhu, there’s…

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Added by Emily Robinson on July 21, 2020 at 18:38 — No Comments

Windrush Virtual Aquathlon 2020

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…

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Added by Adam Reed on June 27, 2020 at 19:15 — 1 Comment

Windrush Day - 22 June 2020

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…

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Added by Sally Wood on June 16, 2020 at 9:10 — 2 Comments

Windrush Open Water Swimming Guidelines

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…

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Added by Alex Balmer on May 18, 2020 at 10:00 — No Comments

Indoor Trainer Guide

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…

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Added by Jack Thomas on May 15, 2020 at 15:35 — 1 Comment

Brick (bike to run) training top tips!

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…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on May 7, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

England Athletics - Athlete Registration for 2020-2021

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).…

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Added by Ben Daniels on April 28, 2020 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

England Athletics Virtual Club Nights - quizzes and Q&A starting April 21st

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,…

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Added by Alicja Furmanczyk on April 18, 2020 at 12:26 — No Comments

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