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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 — No Comments

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

Exercising/training guidance during COVID-19

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…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on April 6, 2020 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Top Tips for Athlete Immunity during COVID-19

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…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on April 2, 2020 at 14:14 — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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

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