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Swim Course: Back to Basics | Starting 4th October

Our ever popular 'Back to Basics' Swim Course is back!!

It will take you through the basic techniques to apply to your triathlon swim stroke to help improve your efficiency and as we come into the winter season there isn't a better time to learn!

Starting 4th October for 5 Weeks costing only £50 (5 min signup for the course to run)

The sessions will focus on the following:

- Breathing (head position, rotation)

- Streamline (body position, kicking)

-…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on September 23, 2019 at 19:00 — No Comments

Windrush Club Champs 2020

Hi all, 

At the AGM we will be voting on which races will be our 2020 club champs. We usually have a sprint, olympic and middle distance champs taking place across the season, where we encourage Windrush attendance, arrange socials around etc. This year for example, 30 of us went down to Sussex and camped, had a BBQ and cheered each other on in the race (and took home most of the medals!). We want to ensure we're giving the members the chance to choose, so we will be voting on the…

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Added by Emily Birch on September 12, 2019 at 16:56 — 7 Comments

Notice of AGM - 24th October 2019 ***ANNUAL ACCOUNTS ADDED***

The annual accounts are now available in the Document Downloads section of MyClubhouse (you will need to be logged in to view them).…

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Added by Ellie S on September 4, 2019 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Cross country (XC) is back!

XC Surrey league is back and here to kick away the post-race blues!

This is a great way to keep up your running throughout the winter. It's sociable, relaxed and you don't need to be a fast runner to take part. The more Windrushers we have, the more points we get! We've had a great Windrush turnout in previous years so it would be great to see the same again in the 2019-2020 season.

It is a mixed terrain so trail shoes/spikes are best but, providing conditions aren't too wet…

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Added by Colin M on August 26, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

5 Week Sussex Triathlon Training Plans

Are you looking to complete your first Triathlon at Sussex or need some help on getting you race ready?

We have a 5 week training plan to help guide you along your exciting journey to that finish line.

Plan highlights:

  • 5 week training plan delivered via TrainingPeaks
  • The plan includes sessions from the Windrush training schedule, helping you keep training social and guide you to what…
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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on July 18, 2019 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

BIKE SECURITY AT BROCKWELL LIDO

Afternoon all,

As you may have heard there has been a recent unfortunate trend of member's bicycles being stolen outside our very own Brockwell Lido. Whilst we would all agree it would be nice for both Lido management and Police to take a more proactive approach to deterring thieves, our belongings are ultimately our responsibility. Here are a few pointers to making sure your bike stays safe:

- Use a "Gold" rated D-Lock (e.g. Kryptonite / Abus etc. Insurance often void without…

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Added by Jack Thomas on July 3, 2019 at 14:29 — No Comments

Post-Crystal Palace BBQ - Sunday 12 May

Hi all,

The first club race of the year is fast approaching: the Crystal Palace sprint on Sunday 12 May.

To celebrate what for many will be the start of the season, we're doing a BBQ to cheer on the Windrush Juniors and chat about our achievements.

We will need a BBQ or two and someone with a car to bring the equipment to Crystal Palace. Please can you let me (Nicola), Matt Curry and/or Emily Birch know if you have…

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Added by Nicola Kelly on May 1, 2019 at 16:54 — 2 Comments

Important changes ahead

Dear members,

At Windrush it’s important for us to be as inclusive and as accessible as possible whilst remaining sustainable. In the past few months the committee has taken a close look at how we operate whilst listening to your feedback. As a result we’re making some important changes to our session costs, withdrawal period and token transactions, so please read the below…

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Added by Emily Robinson on April 16, 2019 at 20:59 — No Comments

Are you our next Marketing Officer?

Hello all,

We currently have a vacant committee spot – Marketing officer! A vital role making sure the world knows what is going on in Windrush as well as all of us of course.

The Marketing Officer’s main duties are to:

- Manage the Club’s marketing strategy to promote the Club both internally and externally

- Maintain accurate website content of the public areas

- Work with and lead co-opted roles (including Kit Officer, Communications…

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Added by Emily Robinson on March 28, 2019 at 11:48 — No Comments

Summer timetable launching 6th May 2019

All details can be found here https://windrushtri.co.uk/training-schedule

Any questions just pop an email to coaching@windrushtri.co.uk

Hope to see you at a training session soon!

Added by Rebecca Goodwin on March 20, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments

Exciting Saturday Lido Session this week!!!!!

Windrush to make the triathlon big screen this Saturday 16/2/19!!
We have BTF (British Triathlon) popping by to film us in our natural habitat of the lido! So please don your best swim suit with Windrush hat and pop along to the normal Saturday session 9.45-10.45am. 
There will be cold water swim badges to be achieved and awarded by the swim captains (only 50m of swimming needed) with a superb cake baked by Claire…
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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on February 14, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments

Windrush Aquathlon - 30/06/2019 - Date for the Diary!

Hello Windies!



We're about to officially launch the 2019 Aquathlon to the world! This is the 8th year the club has put on the event. It's a lovely day out and the one of the few times the whole club comes out in force to spend a Sunday morning in the park.



Like most years this event can only really happen because of volunteers and we need about 40 people to make the event happen. Please put the 30th June in your Diary and keep the day free. After we pack up there will be a… Continue

Added by Rory Kemper on February 8, 2019 at 16:49 — 5 Comments

bring and buy sale this Sunday (20th) 4-6 at the Florence

Hi all, 
We're organising a bring and buy sale this Sunday 4-6 at the Florence. If you've got kit to sell/ get rid of or want to get hold of some new kit, or just want a natter with club mates, please come along! 
It's a fundraiser (£1 to take part, pay in advance by signing up) with all money raised going to the Velodrome. All details on here (plus FAQs on what you can /cant sell etc) - …
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Added by Lucy Hurn on January 15, 2019 at 16:03 — No Comments

2019 Member Card Delivery

Heya All,

Like last year we're going to be handing over Membership cards at training sessions and Saturday Lido swim. I'll be at the Lido this weekend so come on down and collect your card. Cards are in the process of getting distributed to coaches and Becky will let us know which sessions you'll be able to pick them up from.

Any questions please let me know.

Cheers!

Colin

Added by Colin M on January 9, 2019 at 21:30 — No Comments

Windrush Training Plans

We are excited to announce the Windrush Training Plans!

You (the members) have been telling us you want more to help you train and achieve your goals throughout the season in addition to the Windrush Training Sessions. So we have created an exciting new weekly training plan to help structure your training.

More details and to sign up can be found…

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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on January 4, 2019 at 23:00 — 9 Comments

Training starts the 5th January 2019!

Here is the exciting training schedule coming up for 2019

Coached training schedule (January-March)

Monday: 

  • Pilates
  • Technique swim

Tuesday:

  • Cycling at the Velodrome

Wednesday:

  • Cycling at the Lido (Spin…
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Added by Rebecca Goodwin on January 1, 2019 at 20:30 — 3 Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From all of the committee I just wanted to wish you all a lovely festive break - I hope it is filled with food, family and fun! Can't wait to see the Christmas day tri related pictures be it a cold water swim or a family parkrun

This year has been excellent for Windrush so you should all give yourself a pat on the back for contributing to all our successes. Of course we can't wait to celebrate on Jan 26th so remember to nominate your team mates and get your ticket for the party of all…

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Added by Emily Robinson on December 23, 2018 at 17:21 — No Comments

Windrush Bike Year 2019

Windrush Bike year 2019

The new year will bring lovely and exciting opportunities to ride our bikes and we have thought of a few things to make most out of it. The year will be packed with introduction sessions both on and off the track, talks, long and shorter club rides, punctuated by a couple of sportives and good old favorites, like cycling to Brighton. The aim is to have some fun and challenges for all members of the club, new and old, experienced and virgin, the…

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Added by Gesine Junker on December 23, 2018 at 9:49 — 1 Comment

Windrush 2019 Membership Season Renewal - Final Reminder

Heya Guys & Gals,

By the time this post goes up, you should have received an email from MyClubhouse offering a membership renewal for the 2019 season.

It's really easy to renew, simply login to MyClubhouse go to My Subscriptions, click 'Accept Offer' then go to your shopping basket and make payment.  

For current Student members, the system automatically…

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Added by Colin M on December 14, 2018 at 15:30 — No Comments

Windrush 2018 Coaching Survey

Have you had a great year training with Windrush Triathlon Club or have you got some thoughts on how it could be better?

Then fill out the Windrush 2018 Coaching Survey to help us plan for 2019 - get your response in early to help us shape the year!

Head here https://goo.gl/forms/HENREglUwGmUO0f83

Thank you!

Added by Rebecca Goodwin on December 7, 2018 at 18:47 — 1 Comment

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