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Anyone else doing London marathon this year?

See it's getting warmer... just ready to peak with a one day heatwave on 25th April - which is usually uncomfortable..... but being as how I'll be wearing a banana suit... (I did check whether we were getting a Windrush banana suit option on the kit but apparently not) ..

I've posted the pics from today's training in case anyone has any expert advice on technique etc :)

Added by Tony on April 13, 2010 at 17:34 — 1 Comment

Windrush Tri Kit Launch

Windrush Tri Kit Launch!!!







Windrush Tri is delighted to announce the launch of their new club kit - exclusively available to all club members. Using experienced kit designers Spiuk, the range includes a tri suit, tri top and tri shorts with more kit available in the summer.







The top of the range kit is non-friction teflon impregnated and is available at a great price.







The kit will be officially launched in time for the Crystal… Continue

Added by Oliver Jones on March 18, 2010 at 10:52 — 2 Comments

Bike ride sunday 14th march- anyone keen?

I'll be heading out for a ride on Sunday morning at 10am from Brockwell Lido car park. I was planning on going to the Surrey Hills 2 - 3 hrs approx, open to suggestions of new routes, pace nothing scary.

Please let me my by replying to this post or texting if you would like to join.

Elkie

07813 870663

Added by Elkie Thorndyke on March 12, 2010 at 18:41 — No Comments

WINDRUSH SOCIAL - THURSDAY MARCH 18TH

It is time to have a social!!!! A great opportunity to have a few beers, a bite to eat, mingle with fellow Windrushers and to meet new members. Here you will also find out about about upcoming exciting Windrush events, we will also be presenting our brand new kit design and exchanging ideas for upcoming activities.

Rich Foulerton and I will also be issuing the new Windrush membership cards to both existing and new…

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Added by Teresa Redmond on March 4, 2010 at 14:07 — 4 Comments

Fitness Testing

Hi everyone,

I was contacted by Westminster University about some performance enhancing fitness testing and wondered if it may be of interest to our members? They are offering a range of fitness tests, see website: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/schools/science/consultancy/fitness

Right, now that you've regained consciousness after seeing the…

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Added by Richard Foulerton on March 4, 2010 at 12:46 — 1 Comment

Ironman UK 70.3

Guys



Aso some of you may know, a few members of the club have entered the Ironman UK 70.3 based in Wimbleball on 20 June 2010.



While the event is now sold out, they have just added a relay feature to the race. So if you fancy taking on either the 1.9km swim, 90km bike or 20km run have a look at the link here http://www.ironmanuk.com/ironteam-relay/race-details



... and post your interest on this… Continue

Added by Oliver Jones on February 25, 2010 at 9:01 — No Comments

Free Old Tri Magazines

I've got a load of old tri magazines from 2008+9 - Tri220. Thought someone might want them rather than me chucking them away. Obviously the news in them is old but the training, kit, nutrition articles are still relevant.

Let me know if you want me to bring them in for you (I've got about 20 odd)

Added by Anthony Bailey on February 23, 2010 at 17:48 — 1 Comment

Hart Sprint Triathlon 3rd May 2010

hart tri.pdf

As discussed with some of you last night, and as promised, here (assuming the file upload functions works) is the entry form for the Hart Sprint on 3rd May. It's cheap, easy to get to from Clapham Junction and a nice course. It's also pretty Old Skool with regards to entering (cheque in post). cheers Claire

Added by claireS on February 18, 2010 at 7:54 — No Comments

Helvellyn

This was an awesome event last year, though not one for the feint hearted. It's a true test and is reputedly in the top 10 hardest tris in the UK.

I've signed up again this year (September 5th)...anyone else joining me?

http://www.trihard.co.uk/HelvellynHome.htm

Added by Richard Foulerton on February 12, 2010 at 9:51 — 2 Comments

Sportive

Hello everyone. I am back from my two month jaunt in the USA, and will be back to training with you in the next week or so. In the meantime, is anyone interested in doing this: http://www.cyclosport.org/eventdetails.aspx?id=131&eventid=1022
I've done a couple before. I don't even pretend to be competitive but it's usually a good day out, new scenery, good organisation etc....

Added by Mark Sage on February 2, 2010 at 16:53 — 1 Comment

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 3/4 Feb 2010 Union Chapel, Islington

Hello sports enthusiasts!



A guy I work with is organising the 'Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour' and I thought it might be of interest to windrush members. This is how he's described it:



"features a collection of brilliant short films about mountain culture and outdoor adventure – 7 or 8 films each evening - the films feature sports like climbing, skiing/snowboarding, whitewater and sea kayaking (including a world record waterfall drop), mountain biking and… Continue

Added by Anthony Bailey on January 22, 2010 at 12:35 — No Comments

Swimming watch

http://www.swimovate.com/poolmate.html

Added by Luke. G. on January 9, 2010 at 21:01 — 1 Comment

JAGS Friday swim

I will definitely be there...although not Nov 6th due to bonfire night! Also will try and come to Crystal Palace this week.

Added by Johanna Kelley on October 12, 2009 at 13:11 — No Comments

Team Triathlon @ Tooting Lido - Sunday 27th Sept

Hey all,

I'm thinking about entering a team for this tri next weekend. I was thinking of doing the swim and I've got a mate who's a decent cyclist...we just need a runner!

Follow link for details - http://www.slsc.org.uk/index.php?page_id=12&links_id=6

Let me know if any of you are interested? I reckon we could have a decent shout at getting on the podium...and a nice bit a publicity for Windrush!

Cheers
Luke

Added by Luke Raistrick on September 17, 2009 at 13:35 — 1 Comment

Helvellyn Triathlon Race Report

I've put a race report of the Helvellyn Triathlon, which I took part in on the 6th September, on my page.

Added by Richard Foulerton on September 13, 2009 at 18:23 — No Comments

Social details

Hi Guys,



Thanks for interest in the inaugural Windrush social event. The response has been really good so it should be a good night. 17th September seemed to be the night most people could do so that's the night we've gone for - really sorry to the 1 or 2 people who couldn't make this.



I suggest we meet in the East Dulwich Tavern from 7pm onwards for drinks and chat, and general get-to-know-you stuff: http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub1683.html



If you're reading… Continue

Added by Martin on September 1, 2009 at 13:52 — No Comments

Social event!!

Guys,

I think its high time for a social. The weekends are probably best but I'm sure everyone is booked up for the next few already - it that time of year!

So how about we pick a Thursday in the coming weeks and let ourselves off training in favour of a few beers and a curry?

How about 27th Aug? 3rd Sept? 13th Sept?

Added by Martin on August 14, 2009 at 8:30 — 7 Comments

Hyde Park Tri

I have a friend who won a place a Hyde Park Tri weekend of Aug 15th/16th. She already paid for her entry (£75) so is looking for a small contribution for the free spot. There are Olympic and Sprint places available.

Let me know if you are interested.

ZB

Added by Zoe Button on August 6, 2009 at 9:07 — 2 Comments

Heron Lake this sunday??

Hi All - I am keen to get an open water swim in on Sunday - there is a pre london triathlon open water training session at Heron Lake £25 a pop take a look at the link below http://www.rickkiddle.com/details.htm#openwatercourses

If Stuart is not planning one - I am happy to drive to this one, think it starts at 6.45am so we would have to leave about 5.45 to get up there - I will have 3 spaces in my car. Thinking of booking later today - any takers let me know via email tersie@hotmail.com… Continue

Added by Teresa Redmond on July 17, 2009 at 12:46 — No Comments

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