We’re excited that Mark Fraser has taken on the role as Head Coach for the club. He says: “WaldenTRI has had a surge of energy and fresh ideas over the past twelve months or so and I plan to build on the great work already being done by the coaching team and the club's committee. I already know many of the club's members and I'll do my best to meet everyone soon. So I'd very much welcome your input on coaching & training: whether you're at the very start of your triathlon journey and yet to do your first event; or whether you're already a seasoned competitor with a few Team GB trisuits in your wardrobe and an Ironman tattoo on your calf. Drop me a line”. Contact Mark via email: email@example.com
Phil Mckechnie was voted in as new club Treasurer at the AGM. On behalf of the club we welcome Phil to his new role, and thank Jeremy Buss for all of his time and effort as Treasurer over the past few years!
New club kit coming soon – Huub Tri suits are currently being designed.
In his European Triathlon Championships middle distance at Târgu Mures event last year, Club kit manager, Gerry Frewin was 11th AG male. He raced 70.3 IronMan at Staffordshire and Dubai to qualify for The World in France, Nice. Gerry achieved All World Athlete Gold status for his age group in IRONMAN 70.3 (Top 1%). An amazing achievement, congratulations Gerry!
Please let your club captains know of any achievements/exciting news for the next newsletter
HEICS - WaldenTri 2020 Duathlon - 28th March
The 1st race of HERT and Essex Inter-Club Series (HEICS), HEICS is a series of FREE and very low key friendly duathlons (run-bike-run) and aquathlon (swim-run) from March to September all WaldenTRI members are invited to take part, could be considered as a nice training session.
2019 WaldenTRI was invited to participate, 2020 WaldenTRI is hosting its very 1st event in the series, A MUST to start your race season.
Event is FREE for BTF members and £5 for non-BTF members, the entry needs the password “HEIC2020WD”.
We are looking to recruit teams for the National Triathlon relay on 29th August at the National Watersports Centre, Nottingham, pencil the date on your calendar. Instruction to follow in a few weeks. Any questions, inquiries email your club captains.
13th and 27th August (7:15pm and 7pm start, respectively)
More details closer to the time.
Running sessions now EVERY Monday with Craig Dyce. Meet at Lord Butler Leisure Centre at 19:45 for 20:00 start.
Session plans on club website: https://www.waldentri.co.uk/index.php/training-sessions/running
Clare’s sessions: Strength & Conditioning training @United Reform Church Hall, Abbey Lane. Bring a gym mat if you have one. 20:30 start.
Coached swimming at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre. Meet 19:45 for 20:00 start. 6-week blocks of planned training sessions, ran by qualified and enthusiastic coaches.
We organise a friendly group ride, meeting at 10:45 on Lord Butler Leisure Centre car park for a 11am start. It is a 2hr max ride, so depending on who is joining the group, distances will be adapted. Ride routes are published on Facebook group (Please note: This is uncoached and riders are responsible for their own safety).
Sat 29th Feb – Social meet-up at The Old English Gentleman
Saffron Walden from 7:30pm. Come along to socialise with fellow club members and exchange race/training plans for the season ahead!
Sun 29th March – Triathlon Show
If you are interested in this please email firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets to the show are £18 for adults and include entrance to the Bike show. If enough members are interested we will look into hiring a minibus/coach to transport people together.
Sun 3rd May - BBQ
Either if you marshalled or raced, join us for celebrating WT20 success and mark this date on your agenda. Details to follow.
Get involved with your club
We also require new training coaches, particularly to cover the swim sessions.
The club will pay for the coaching course and coaches receive free club membership.
British Triathlon Federation provides a portal with online material to support your coaching.
If you are interested, or are thinking about becoming a coach please contact Ben or Craig at swimming or running sessions, or email the club captains
Save the date
Walden Triathlon 2020 (WT20) - 3rd May 2020
It will be the 20th running of the event by Walden Tri and we would like to celebrate that in style.
There are three things you can do to help;
Firstly and most importantly put the date in your diaries, we will need all the marshals we can get, the event has around 70 marshal positions so we need to get most of the club members along to cover it. Every year ensuring that we have enough marshals is stressful and the earlier we know that you are available the better. If you are considering racing please organise a (willing!) volunteer to substitute for you.
Secondly if you know anyone that will consider sponsoring the event please do get in touch.
Finally, if you fancy getting a bit more involved why not consider joining the race committee, we are a nice friendly bunch, there's usually cake when we meet and it can be interesting to see what goes into creating a race. You can contact us re any of the above on email@example.com