At the very top of the page there's some handy links. The first one is the 'Home' button and this will get you back to this page from wherever you're at. The next one, the one with the lines, is the 'Menu' button which shows you links to all the sections & pages in the site. The 'Megaphone' button is a link to the Club Forum and last but not least is the 'Notepad' button which takes you straight to 'Captains Notes'. Below that, in the yellow bar , are links to our public event pages but you can also access these, and all our other annual club events, via the 'Menu'. Above here, in 'What's On', and below here, in 'News', you'll find the latest info on all things East Essex Tri so be sure to check in frequently to stay up to date.
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Please find the updated lists in the Junior League pages. Note that the Infinity Aquathlon in Chelmsford has released extra places and the Leighton Buzzard Tri has opened ahead of their published date. Most events are now open for entry - please enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment
The results from the final fixture together with the overall individual & team positions are available via the Cross Country pages. Well done to everyone who took part, including those in different colours. Deb & Jenny
... and a big thank you to Jenny & Deb for everything they do to make our xc season happen and being there to keep you all in order on the day. Superstars!
Good News! All the issues have been resolved and we can now proudly announce the 2016 East Essex Kids Triathlon will go live on Sunday 14th February at 12.00 noon via Entry Central. Please make sure if you miss getting a place you get on the waiting list.
For the next kit bulk order we will be trialling a new system made available to us by our suppliers IMPSport.
From now until the 26th February you will be able to order and pay for your kit directly from our club shop on the IMPSport website at the reduced bulk order prices. These goods will then be delivered in bulk to Jo Phelps who will distribute your orders as usual. Orders must be made BEFORE the 26th February or you will pay full price and individual delivery fees.
If you have any questions please contact Jo Phelps on:
THIS OFFER IS ONLY OPEN UNTIL 26th FEBRUARY 2016 - further bulk orders will be available later in the year.
Results from Thursday's swim time trial at BSV. Thanks to all our timers, counters and number 2's.
The adult league has been updated as of 5th Feb 2016
Last orders for any club members wanting to enter Basildon Aquathlon is this Sunday 31st. After this date I will be offering the non club member waiting list the available places. Once they're gone they're gone peeps.
Details are now available via the cross country pages. Please note this Saturday league event is on a Sunday due to a mix up with the venue. Usual Saturday schedules apply .. just on Sunday instead.
Thank you to the 182 members who've renewed/joined since new year. Your prompt action is much appreciated here at EETC HQ.
For those who haven't .. C'mon people get busy! There's nothing to be gained by leaving it and reduced entry is only available until the 31st. All it does is cost you more money and create extra work for the team!
Many thanks to all who attended the AGM last night. Farewell to our exiting members, your hard work was much appreciated, and welcome to our 2016 committee members, old and new.
Our first committee meeting will be around the beginning of February so if any members have anything they would like discussed or would like to attend as regular committee member (without a job!) please contact any of the above.
Entry is now open for the TriStar Club Champs which will be held at the Upminster Kids Tri on Saturday, 23rd July. Please book in asap as entries are filling fast! Combined Event &League Lists for both the TriStars &Youths are available via the links below. Note that many of the more popular events are already open with some already on waiting lists! If you have any queries, please contact either of your Junior League managers - Jenny &Deb
... Help! Not just anybody! Help! We need somebody .. TOMORROW!
As of tomorrow our current club treasurer, John Kidd, is hanging up his calculator and moving on to ledgers new BUT unfortunately we have no one to take over this important role on the committee. If you or any extremely helpful family member, has any experience with balancing the books and watching the pennies and, would like to help us out for a year (or two) please please get in touch ASAP
Below is a link to a Sport England document which gives a broad overview of what's involved and of course John Kidd will be able to show you what's what when he hands over.
Thank You Club Members we know you won't let us down!
Booking now being taken for this year's 2 day courses. Extremely useful for anyone thinking of helping us with the EETC event planning.
"We have re-vamped the Event Organisers Course to reflect changes in the industry as well as expanding on some topics of interest. The course is delivered over two days including modules on; Event Management Cycle, Project Scoping, Detailed Financial Planning, Detailed Safety Planning, Course Design and much more. This is a great course for both experienced and new organisers, whether you are wanting to check and challenge your current delivery or learn something new the course has something to offer you."
January 2016 saw the launch of a new British Triathlon Rulebook, whilst the bulk of the rules have remained the same there are some changes such as an extension to the Draft Zone and personal recording devices no longer being allowed. Please take a moment to read through the attached pdf in preparation for the 2016 season
The Third fixture will take place at 10am on Sunday, 24th January at Langdon Hills Country Park &is open to all members aged 17 and over. Full details can be found on the Cross County pages, but if you have any questions, please ask either Deb or Jenny. Note that parking is very limited and it is essential to car share where possible and arrive in plenty of time for the start
The 19th running of the Bluebell 5 will be taking place on 8 May this year. It raises funds for Essex Wildlife Trust to help with the maintenance of Havens Reserve. It takes place there, often amongst a glorious showing of the Bluebells.
Its a very friendly and low key race, with a good reputation for the home made cakes afterwards!
We are able to welcome youth runners ages 14 to 18.
I have attached the entry forms for adults and youths. The entry fee is £8 or £9 on the day, entries are also available via Runners World which is £10.50. We are unable to accept youth entries on the day
Orion Harriers proudly presents the legendary ‘Orion 15’ – the 62nd running of this great race – voted in the top 50 UK races by ‘Runners World’ readers.
The race starts at 10:00am on 2nd April 2016 with the course taking runners through the ancient bridle paths and tracks of beautiful Epping Forest. There are some testing climbs not usually found in the ‘flat’ county of Essex and there is plenty of mud.
This year we have a new and improved course which takes in some new trails and new parts of the forest – so a PB is guaranteed!
We anticipate welcoming back the many runners who return year after year, but we also look forward to seeing those who are trying this long-established race for the first time. The race always throws up some interesting and challenging conditions, irrespective of the weather, and is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face.
More information about the Orion 15 can be found on our website here: Orion Harriers.
A minimum donation of £10 is respectfully suggested
Deadline for entries is the 28th March and No entries on the day. Runners will have to collect their race numbers on the day from the Orion clubhouse. It is advised to arrive with plenty of time to collect your number and prepare for the race
This race demands a basic level of fitness - cut-off point of 10min per mile pace will be enforced at the half-way stage
Adult event list and combined league sheet is now available via the link below:
East Essex will once again be hosting three, beginner friendly, GoTri events at BSV. Please spread the word especially if you know anyone who's thinking of entering the wonderful world of multi sport in 2016. Entries are now open via Entry Central on the links below:
Lists of TriStar & Youth League Events are now available via the links below. Please note that some of the events are already open for entry &filling quickly! (a few filled within hours & already have waiting lists). If you have any queries, please contact either of the Junior League administrators - Jenny & Deb
General entries for Basildon Aquathlon opened on January 1st with the Tristar event selling out by the end of the day and the adult event almost reaching capacity. For those club members who haven't entered please ensure you are on the waiting list ASAP so I can allocate places to club members. IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST YOU WILL NOT GET A PLACE! - Basildon Aquathlon
Entry is now open for this year's club memberships via Entry Central - EETC Membership
Please sign up as soon as possible as renewing members receive a discount price up to January 31st
The swim training page has now been updated with the CSS results from November and December 2015
Due to a double booked venue the final Essex cross country, due to be on Saturday 6th February, will now be on SUNDAY 7th February. Venue and timetable remains the same just different day
Round 4, hosted by Orion Harriers will take place on Saturday, 2nd January in Epping Forest – full details can be found on the Cross Country pages. Note this is open to all our Adults & Juniors aged 11 and over (unfortunately, they will not be holding an U11 race). It’s a lovely course through the forest & a great way to sharpen up the running legs after 2 weeks of Christmas & New Year festivities (add it to your New Year resolution list). Any queries, please contact Jenny or Deb
Every year, during January, we hold the EETC Annual General Meeting or AGM for short.
At this meeting the chairman and club captain give a brief outline of the club's activities over the previous year, highlighting many of the inspiring individual and team achievements followed by a round up from the club treasurer who gives a brief outline of the club's accounts including income and expenditure over the previous year. There's also the opportunity for members to ask questions about any or all of the above. We finish off with the current committee standing down before the new committee is elected for 2016.
All members are actively encouraged to attend. Please visit the AGM event page on facebook and click 'I'm going' - EETC AGM 2016
Well done to the 41 East Essex runners who braved the mud, hills & wind last Sunday to achieve 3rd place – full results can be found on the Cross Country pages. Round 3 is 24th January – details to follow, Thanks Jenny
The Second fixture will take place at 10am on Sunday, 6th December at Hadleigh Country Park and is open to all club members aged 17 and over. Please note that Benfleet RC have negotiated a discount on the parking fees, but only if you pre-register by 2nd December: http://benfleetrunningclub.co.uk/cross-country-parking. Note that you don’t pre-register, you can still use the car park as normal, but will have to pay the full fee
Juniors / Parents of Juniors - The TOTY ballot box will be at track tonight for the last chance to paper vote for Junior Triathlete of the Year.
For those of you that can't get to track, and all adults yet to vote, the online vote is open until Saturday 28th at Midnight!
Parents - You can vote online on juniors behalf as long as you use juniors name and the contact email that was given for membership).
Any probs drop me a line at TOTY2015@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk
Online Vote Here: http://www.east-essex-tri-club.co.uk/TOTY2015.htm
Well done to everyone who took part in this Saturday’s fixture at Horseheath, the results of which are available on the Cross Country pages. Round 4 will take place on 2nd January at Epping – details to follow.
Please note that round 2 scheduled for Sunday 22nd November will NOT be going ahead as a venue could not be found to host the race. The rescheduled date has yet to be confirmed, but is likely to be the reserve date of 28th February. That makes the next fixture Sunday 6th December (yes, I know. . . its the day after the Presentation Evening. But what better way to recover from a good night out than to run up &down the muddy hills of Hadleigh with your pals?). Full details to follow
Well done to everyone who took part in Round 2, the results of which can be found on the Cross Country pages.
Some great performances from our junior members & magnificent results from the adults, with both our Ladies & Mens teams achieving 3rd in Division 2.
Round 3, hosted by Cambridge & Coleridge AC takes place on Saturday 14th November at Horseheath Point to Point course. They will also be holding an U11 race at 10.15. Please see the Cross Country pages for details
Time to get planning for the 2016 league .. events now available via main menu
The adult season is now officially closed and the final league placings have been published via the main menu .. (apologies for delay but been on hols)
Our present club treasurer, John Kidd, is due to step down in January 2016 so we are currently looking for an enthusiastic club member with a head for numbers to join the committee and take on this important role.
Ideally the new treasurer would have experience of accounting and be available to spend some time over the next few months with John to familiarise themselves with the role before the AGM in January.
If you have any questions re this postion or if you wish to apply please contact John Kidd directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 12th December has been set as the EETC Christmas night out with both the Lads AND Ladies choosing Rayleigh! For the lads it's a beer and curry, for the ladies it's a nice quiet pizza and home early for MOTD. Details of both nights are available now on the club facebook page.
Results now available via cross country pages.
Well done to all our Juniors who took part in events this season. The final Youth League is also now available via the Main Menu. If you have any queries for this or the TriStar League, please let me know by 31st October following which they will be declared final and I will be joining Ben in putting my feet up with a glass of wine. Thanks, Jenny
Latest league is now available via main menu including Sunday's Hog Hill Day. If you have any league queries please submit them by Saturday 31st October as I'm shutting down for the year with a beer and the league will be final. Thanks, Ben.
It's time to register your interest in one of the three marathon places we receive from England Athletics.
Please could you ensure that you read the qualification details carefully and that you provide answers to the qualification criteria in your email when applying. If you have entered the official London Marathon ballot this year and were rejected, you must provide evidence of your rejection. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 2 December.
Further details on how it all works can be found here: ... About Us/London Marathon Places.
Details of the 2nd fixture to be held at Apex Corner in Hockley on Saturday, 31st October can be found on the Cross Country pages. Note that this is open to all club members aged 11 and above on the day of the race and we would encourage as many of our Junior members as possible to take part (plus any adults who want to keep ‘sharp’ before the next Sunday league fixture). Unfortunately, they are not holding an U11 race. Please note that this fixture is being used to select the Essex County teams for the SEAA InterCounties match on 12th December – again, full details are on the Cross Country pages. If you have any queries, please contact either Deb or Jenny
The Saturday cross country page has now been updated with the results from Saturday's first round at One Tree Hill
The first of five fixtures will take place at 10am on Sunday, 25th October at Thorndon Country Park and is open to all East Essex members who are 17 and over on the day of the race.
We hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend and please remember every single person who runs for us plays a part in the winning team .. it's not all about those at the front.
Full details of this first fixture can be found on the 'Cross Country' pages in the main menu along with a message from our captain explaining what it's all about if you've never taken part before.
If you have any queries, please contact Jenny or Deb. See you all on the 25th ... and don't forget to change your clocks!!!
It's the culimination of all your hard efforts over the year, battling it out for those much needed league points and a chance to go home with a trophy. So gather your family, friends, neighbours and bring them along to the EETC presentation night to share your glory and dance the night away in celebration - See ... Our Events/EETC Presentation Night to find out more!
Voting is now open for this years EETC 'Triathlete of the Year' (or TOTY for short!) - See ... Our Events/TOTY for details.
New season starts: Sunday 1st November 2015 - See ...Training/Winter Bike Rides for details
Saturday XC League R1 – 10th October: The first fixture hosted by Thurrock Harriers AC will be held this Saturday at One Tree Hill, Langdon Hills Country Park, Corringham, Stanford Le Hope SS17 9NH (the same venue as last year). An additional U11 race will be held at 10am.
It would be great to see as many East Essex as possible racing, especially our junior members. More information can be found on the Cross Country pages or just ask Deb or Jenny
Adult and Youth leagues have been updated as of 5th October.
The swim page has now been updated with the latest CSS swim results - 21st & 24th September 2015
Phil Oatham and Paul Bailey (Essex XC) will be using the Essex League XC at Southend on the 31st Oct 2015 to select the Essex County Teams for the SEAA InterCounties match 12th Dec 2015 at Biggleswade. This is for U13 Girls to Senior Women and u13 Boys to U17 Men. We are likely to offer the first 5 places as automatic selection with 3 discretionary places in the age categories. This will be confirmed on the day.
In partnership with the British Transport Police, The Comfy Saddle is hosting a FREE bicycle tagging session using the Selectamark Security System. The bicycle owners details are then added free of charge to the nationally used BikeRegister database. The session is on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at 16:30 to 19:00
As a one off additional offer, if you book your bicycle in for a service on the day of the tagging, not only will you receive our discounted service rates (20% off!), you will also receive a High 5 Endurance Bottle Bundle or High 5 Hydration Pack.
The Comfy Saddle is located in Southend Central Train Station (opposite the ticket office) on Clifftown Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1AB. Tel. 01702 340864. Open on Wednesday from 8:00 to 19:00.
This year's Hogg Hill cycle day will be held on Sunday 25th October at Redbridge Cycle Centre. Unfortunately this once again clashes with a Cross Country League event so we will stick to the plan that worked well last year and start at 1pm. This will allow people time to take part in both events should they wish to do so. The afternoon will follow the same popular and successful format as in previous years with a coached session, hill climb, time trial, adult’s race and an elimination race for the youngsters! The track has been hired from 12pm so you can use the tack from this time however we do ask that TriStarts, Tristar 1 &Tristar 2’s are accompanied by an adult at all times This is a free event open to all club members, adult, youth and tristar, and is our way of saying a huge thank you to everyone who has helped with the success of the club this year by marshalling and supporting us!
If you are planning to attend please email me email@example.com and let me know.
A few important notes:
The Saturday cross country page (available via the main menu) has now been updated with results from the Essex Cross Country Relays. Well done to everyone who took part and of course to Paul and Deb for organising and Simone For helping on the day.
Jo Phelps will be making a bulk order for raincoats and hoodies in October. See attached order forms for details on sizing, pricing and how to order - EETC-Raincoat-Order-Form.pdf & EETC-Hoodie-Order-Form.pdf. Closing date is 25th October!
Correction to the TriStar League. Unfortunately there was an error in the calculation which lead to the Clacton Duathlon not being included as an ‘other’ event. Thank you for the eagle-eyed parents who spotted it, and apologies to a few of the TriStar 2 girls who are affected. Thanks Jen.
Mob Match is this Saturday at Redricks Lake. See Facebook to add your name to the list.
Youth and Tristar leagues have been updated as of 15th September – in the case of the kids, it is the final version!
Please find attached results from Thursdays time trial. Thanks to Ana Ockendon, Matt Pickett, Jenny Harley &Matt Kane for time-keeping &everyone who helped with the ‘number 2’s’ - Swim TT E 100915 Results
Please be aware that this years MOB MATCH is now the morning of SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER and not in October as previously published. Venue will be at Redricks Lakes and format will be same as previous years. Details will follow asap. We realise this makes it quite short notice with only two weeks to go so if those of you who are interested could post on the facebook page item we can get an idea of numbers. Thank you.
Adult League - as of 30/08 and Youth & Tristar leagues - as of 02/09 ... and there's still places available for the last Tristar event of the season at Clacton Off-Road Duathlon!
Hi all, The winter go tri series has been confirmed now. The events will run fortnightly from the 10th October through to January 2016. This is a Saturday morning event with the race starting at 10am. This series will be for anyone 14+ and be a timed event. If you could advertise this please and also could you ask your volunteers if anybody would like to help run the event. Volunteers would need to be on site from 8-8.30am to help set up the course, and you should be away no later than midday.
Complete set of dates for series: 10th and 24th October, 7th and 21st November, 5th and 19th December, 2nd and 16th December. These are definite dates and no events will be cancelled. I would not expect everyone to be available for every date but if you could pass on my details on to interested volunteers I would be very grateful.
Thanks, Toby Andrews (Hadleigh Park) Toby.Andrews@ActiveEssex.org
Chelmer & Ford Cycling Clubs are hosting a team time trial event on the 27th August at Dunton Test Track. The race info is very long, a whopping 9 pages, but contains everything you need to know about the event (including where to pin your number!). You can find a copy of the race info here: CAFCC-Team-Time-Trial-2015.pdf and I'll will also place a post on facebook so you can liaise with each other to arrange a team or two. Looks set to be a great event.
This is a pre party warm up open to all adult (18+) members. Breakfast will be provided (as long as you all chip in and cook it!) followed by a leisurely ride out to Heybridge Basin for a pub lunch (not provided). Three groups of mixed abilities with routes to suit.
All we ask is you drop Ana an email to let her know if you plan to attend and if you are willing to lead a group and route plan - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a free event for all adult (18+) members and their significant others and is just a little thank you from the club to all of those who've helped us out over the course of the year. So come one and all to P.A.R.T.Y central and let's ave it East Essex style.
All we ask is you drop Ana an email to let her know if you plan to attend - email@example.com
Orders are now being taken for the next club kit bulk order on the 18th September 2015.
This is the ideal time to purchase discount technical club kit in readiness for those chilly winter rides and of course the lovely cross country season. The expected delivery date will be the end of October. You will not be able to buy kit this cheap buy ordering individually from IMP Sport so make sure don't miss out!
Details of kit list, prices and how to order can be found on the EETC Bulk Order Form - 18th September
We're still 6 runners short for this years event which is on Sunday 6th September 2015. Full details can be found on the club forum at:
The Essex Way Relay 2015. Please take a look at the current team sheet at Essex_Way_Relay_Teams_2015-Version1.pdf and email me if you'd like to take on one of the remaining legs.
Congratulations to The EastEssex Tri Oldies who successfully completed the epic cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats! Zena Shean, Sue Fuller, Mike Shean, Richard Fuller, Chris Carrott and Martin Franklyn finished the 13 day ride on schedule and all in one piece (even Richard!) and celebrated with a wee dram (or three). They all did an amazing job and raised a substantial amount for the Unique Rare Chromo charity in the process. Well done guys you've done east essex proud. It's not to late to sponsor if you haven't already.
You can make an online donation at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/EETCOldies
I am happy to announce that the Chelmsford 10k entries are now open, including chip timing this year.
Entry available online via link here: Chelmsford 10k 2015
We are delighted to say that the entries for this year's Leigh-on-Sea 10km Road Race are now open. As a previous entrant we thought you might like to know this before the rush of entries start over the coming weeks.
As always, the race takes place on the third weekend of October (19th, 9:30am start) and follows the same undulating and scenic route that awards some fantastic views over the Estuary and through the cobbled streets of Leigh Old Town.
This years event will again be chip timed, remain at a low entry cost, and have a very unique medal for all competitors. We are also pleased to be supporting two charities this year, Southend Mencap SMASH and The Finish Line Fund.
Entry can be made through the Chip Timing UK site where we have various entry options depending on whether you are Affiliated to UKA or would like to support The Finish Line Fund with the purchase of a pair of orange laces. Full details and links to online entry can be found at: www.losstriders.org. If you have any questions then please do get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hopefully seeing you on the day.
Pre-season info. Some dates and venues still to be confirmed.
This year to reduce the length of time we are out on a Saturday and to bring the mens times forward we are combining races. The races for the U13 Boys and Girls 3k will be run together the same for the U15 boys and Girls 4k
PROVISIONAL pre-season info. All dates and venues to be confirmed. Thanks to Jenny & Deb for not only attending the meetings but securing us break from hosting .. Yaaay.
Youth league has been updated as of 29/07/15.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the 1,500 meter time trial this evening. A big thank you to our helpers tonight but especially Louise Burns, Peter Harley, Matthew Pickett and everyone else who helped out as well.
Results are available here: Swim D - 1500m TT - Results
Both leagues have been updated as of 21/07/15.
Adult league has been updated as of 19/07/15 including REsults from Grays! Speedy work Ben :-)
Five long term members of East Essex Tri Club, all keen triathletes (except Mike who hates triathlon and thinks we're stupid) have decided to cycle the length of these fair Isles before we're too old to do so.
Sue Fuller and Zena Shean are the ladies and will be joined by Chris Carrot, Mike Shean and Richard Fuller.
We aim to start at Lands End on Sunday 26 July and cycle for 13 days through some of the most beautiful landscapes finishing (hopefully) on Friday 7 August in John O'Groats. We will mark our progress with daily updates on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LEJOGEETC)
We couldn't mark this event without taking the opportunity to raise some money for a really worthwhile charity. Unique are a fantastic charity that helps parents and families of children who live with rare chromosone disorders. More information can be found at http://www.rarechromo.co.uk/html/home.asp.
If you are able to make a donation to this cause we'd be both delighted and grateful, grateful as it will help put energy in our legs at the end of each day to get us through it. You can make an online donation at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/EETCOldies
Both leagues have been updated as of 13/07/15 and include results from Saturdays Junior Club Champs at Upminster.
Please see attached flyer for British Cycling / Go-Ride Summer courses: British Cycling Summer Schools Flyer
This Saturday sees the fourth and final EETC GoTri event at BSV. If you'd like to take part there's plenty of spaces so don't be shy .. or if you available to help out on the day from 2:30 - 5pm then please let us know. Contact Rob Hall via the club facebook page or for entries follow the GoTri links above (in the event header)
Updated as of 06/07/15
The second Chelmsford Marathon is to be held on Sunday 18th of October 2015. The Chelmsford Marathon is solely organised by The J’s Hospice, a small charity based in Chelmsford, Essex that provides hospice and respite care services to young adults aged 16-40 who are living with life limiting and life threatening conditions. We were fortunate to have over 1,000 participants in the first ever Chelmsford Marathon in 2014 raising an amazing £100,000 to continue our vital work.
This year the Marathon has a brand new course set up with the help of our local running club, The Springfield Striders. The course is single lapped and classed by the Course Measurer as fairly flat with some undulation. We have a brand new starting venue, Shire Hall, allowing participants to run through the heart of the City of Chelmsford, and the beautiful surrounding parks and countryside. The course comprises of road running and tarmac paths.
Alternatively you may able to help with marshalling the course? They are looking for runners to offer their support and knowledge as course marshals around various locations in Chelmsford and Writtle.
For further information about the race and/or marshalling then please contact them through their dedicated Marathon website - www.chelmsfordmarathon.org.uk.
EETC League TT at Steeple: Rescheduled from 15th to 8th July due to a problem at the venue
Ok people we need your help! This years Grays Triathlon is fast approaching and we are desparately in need of non-competing marshals to man the bike course. If you can help please contact Chris Milne to volunteer your services ASAP. Of course there's also plenty to do at Race HQ so if you're available to help anywhere on the day please let us know.
Had a great race? Had a bad race? Had an epic event you would like to share with the rest of the club?
Well now you've got the place. We'd love to here all about your adventures and so would your fellow club mates. It doesn't have to be a work of literary genius, just an account of your event in your own words along with any photos you may have of the day.
The latest CSS results are now available via the swim training page and/or facebook.
Couple of county championship 10k events at Garons Park on the 29th August 2015 which at present are very low on numbers. Please see flyer and entry forms attached for details - although they are slightly confusing so don't be concerned if they don't make any sense .. I had trouble working them out and am still none the wiser! - Essex_County_Athletics.pdf
Last few places left for the 10k events - Up for a bit of track racing? Please see attached flyer for the Orion Harriers FAST Friday Series - Orion Harriers FAST Friday
Youth and Tristar have been updated as of 23/06/15. Please note that Tristar times for Bridge Tri are still being verified and will be added asap.
Adult League is up to date as of 18/06/15
If there's a event, outing or upcoming fixture you'd like to publicise to other club members feel free to email me at email@example.com and I'll add the details to the news section.
They are offering 2 distances - Olympic and Sprint, with the open water swim in Gosfield Lake in North Essex. The race will be chip timed and a great medal will be awarded to all finishers.
Entries can be made on - www.entrycentral.com/event/101334
Please find attached results from last Thursdays swim time trial. Thanks to all who helped with timing etc - Swim C - Thursday 4th June.
The Bexhill Lions Triathlon and Duathlon will next be held on Sunday 27th September 2015 at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion on the coast of South East England. Visit - www.bexhill-triathlon.co.uk or www.bexhill-duathlon.co.uk for more details.
Well done everyone who raced this weekend. I'm compiling all the league results busy time, unfortunately our friends at Hanningfield don't give team names in results. So I've tried to identify anyone of you 300 beauties from memory alone so if I missed you sorry. Just let me know.
Also I've given you great Outlaw warriors points, which I don't normally check ironman results I normally need an email but this one is worth the extra effort.
Also any of you platinum men (multi iron in one season athletes) looking at you John Smith. Let me know what you've done and which one you want to count. You might be awesome but can't be greedy one only of each long distance counts.
love Ben x
Both league tables and events list have been updated as of 26/05/15
Billericay Striders are holding a seminar on the 19th June at Buttsbury Junior School on "Sport Physiology and the Principles of Endurance Training" with a Principle Lecturer from Writtle College Sports Performance Department.
Its free and members of East Essex Tri club are invited to join us as well - its not just about running but all endurance based sport.
Please see attached flyer for more detail - all members are welcome - all you need to do is register in advance so we have an idea of numbers. Thanks, Brendan Robinson, Billericay Striders
Youth League has now been updated as of: 18/05/15.
Please find attached the results from bike TT2 at Southend Wheelers - 13/05/15: RESULTS
The latest race report from Darren Chaplin's second Euro & Worlds Duathlon Qualifier is now available on the reports page (via the main menu).
After the success of this year's EETC ski trip, to Les Gets in France, Rob Kleider is arranging another trip for March 2016. The dates are 13th to 20th March and will be either a return to Les Gets or one of the surrounding villages in Portes Du Soleil depending on where he can get the best deal. It will be an 'all in' package including a catered chalet, lift passes, flights and transfers. Final price will be confirmed once numbers are finalised so if you're interest get your name down on the facebook list or contact him direct and Rob will get the snowball rolling!
Not long to go to the next GoTri event at BSV. Still plenty of places left so please spread the word. Visit the GoTri event pages for full details.
Entries are on the verge of closing for this local middle distance tri on the Dengie Pennisular. Also the chance of discounted entry to further events for anyone volunteering to marshal. See Dengie Events website for full details
We'd love to hear your race reports .. London, Notley, Belgium, Manchester, Mallorca or Moscow ... wherever you've been let us know how you got on! (even Stockton).
Just a reminder that entries are open for the ever popular spring five miler at Little Havens, Daws Heath Road. All off road, in and around Bluebell Woods, it's a great race and the perfect post London Marathon livener. Entries via Runners World or see attached postal entry: bluebell_5_entry_form.pdf
Deadline for orders is Friday 1st May so please make sure your form and payment are with Jo Phelps ASAP!
These sessions have now finished for the Summer season. We may look at these again in the Autumn depending on interest and availability of the venue. Many thanks to Richard Duane for hosting.
Trifarm opens it's doors for the 2015 season this Saturday, 25th April, at 8:30am. Please see attached fly re new prices and what's on at the lake: Trifarm Newsletter
Adult, Tristar and Youth leagues have now been updated as of 22.04.15
The latest race report from our very own Paul Hart, European Duathlon Champ, is now available on the reports page
Please find results attached for Swim TT B at BSV. Thanks to everyone who helped out especially Nic Phelps for No.2's.
Swim TT B - 160415 - Results
Latest swim coach rota now available via swim training page
The next 400m swim TT will take place on Thursday 16th April at BSV. Please arrive in good time to register and be at poolside for 8.30pm. There will be no coached session but there may be time for a free swim once TT has finished. Anyone willing to help with Timing and no.2's make yourself known on the night.
European Duathlon Age Group Champion
Well done to our club captain, Paul Hart, on a 'top of the podium' finish at the European Duathlon Age Group Championships in Horst. That's a race report I think we're all looking forward to reading! Well done Paul
Skylarks 3k Race on Wednesday 22 April 2015 at 7.30pm from The Wick Country Park, Tresco Way, Wickford, SS12 9LD.
“Run for the Skylarks” through the delightful Wick Country Park: all proceeds towards the further development of the Park.
Please support this race and pass the details on to family, friends and work colleagues: the more runners the better!
The race will also be held on Wednesday 15 July 2015 at 7.30 p.m.
Further information from:
Peter Bates (01268 768082 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pitsea Running Club – www.pitsearunningclub.org.uk/
Friends of The Wick Country Park - www.friendsofthewickcountrypark.co.uk/
Had a great race? Had a bad race? Had an epic event you would like to share with the rest of the club?
Well now you've got the place. We'd love to here all about your adventures and so would your fellow club mates. It doesn't have to be a work of literary genius, just an account of your event in your own words along with any photos you may have of the day.
Forward your race reports to email@example.com and we'll post them on the new race reports page. If you can send a word file with the photos included all the better but if you're having trouble drop me a line and we'll see what we can do.
To get things started Deb Clark has written a report of a rather wet and windy morning at Rockingham Race Course ... EETC Race Reports
Orders are now open for EETC club hoodies now with the option to have YOUR NAME embroidered on the front for ONLY £1 EXTRA!
Please complete an order form and return together with your full payment. You'll be able to place your order with Jo Phelps, Janice or Zena at training or by posting directly to Jo Phelps (contact details on the order form). See order form for sizing*. (*for those of you buying your first hoodie it may be worth asking a fellow member to try theirs for size ... I'm sure they won't mind). See order form for full details: EETC Hoodie Order Form - 1st May
Deadline for orders is 1st May 2015. Any queries or questions please contact Jo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find attached results for todays time trial at Steeple: Easter TT 060415 Results
230 first claim members registered & paid with England Athletics.
8 first claim transfers still 'pending' - If you haven't sent off your forms to transfer clubs we can't register you as East Essex Tri with England Athletics. Contact me at email@example.com if you need any help.
Form can be found here: Change_of_First_Claim_Club.pdf
Here's a copy of Wheelers Easter TT Details, as emailed to all entrants.
Please be reminded that it is imperative you let either Baz or Zena know if you're on the list and you cannot attend.
League and events tables have been updated for both Youth and Tristar as of 30/03/15
Please see attached flyer for British Cycling Easter Activities: Easter Cycling Activities 2015
Start times are now available via the main event page: Basildon Aquathlon 2015
Below you will find links to this years marshal information for Basildon Aquathlon.
The instructions are in a new format to previous versions so please take some time to read through each document, carefully, from page 1 to page 3.
There is a list and map for the Tristar event and a list and map for the Adult event and depending on whether you are competing, non-competing, all day or half day decides which duties you will be required for so please check both documents for your name.
Most of the 'all day' volunteers will appear on both lists.
A copy of these documents will also be emailed to everyone who has contacted me to volunteer so keep an eye on you inbox for their arrival
Contact details are on page 1 if you have any queries or questions. Thank you all for your help, we really couldn't do it without you!
All members who attend BSV for EETC club sessions (Track Tues & Swim Thurs) will need an up to date Everyone Active Card to access the barriers. Form to be completed will be at the BSV reception. Any adults who take the children to BSV will also need a card.
The cards will be programmed to allow the holder through for our sessions only. I have been assured the barriers will let those who arrive 30mins early through also. These cards will need to be reactivated every 3 months.
If a club member forgets their card they will need to queue at reception to be verified as a club member before being allowed through the gate rather than calling over from the gate. Please can I ask you all to allow an extra 10 minutes this week to collect and complete your form etc.
Thanks to those who've already volunteered to marshal for the Aquathlon on the 29th but I'm still desperately short of NON competing members to marshal the run course for the adult event. If you haven't already emailed, or spoken to me personally, please let me know if you can help out from 2pm - 5pm Sunday 29th March @ BSV - YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU! - firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Friday - 3rd April is the Easter Crown to Crown 5k run starting 10:30am. This is a great event for adults and juniors alike, you can just turn up for the run or ride there then run, or just come to support. After the run, there will be the annual get together for the munching of hot cross buns/tea/coffee for all our adult riders/runners/spectators. And followed by the exciting East Essex Easter egg hunt for all our junior members and children of members.
Please email email@example.com if you are planning to attend as we need to know numbers so we can get enough food/drinks/eggs
The next bike time trial is on Easter Monday, 6 April and is a good chance to test your legs after all the winter miles you've (hopefully) put in.
It's in both the adult and youth leagues and Tri-Stars aged 12 and over can also take part.
As usual, this event is organised by Southend Wheelers, meeting at Steeple Village Hall which will be open from 8 a.m, with the first rider off at 9 a.m.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part.
If you will be there supporting and can help with marshalling please e-mail email@example.com
SEXC League 2014/15 Season - Division 2 Champions
A massive well done to all those who battled through the mud, sweat and hills of this years Cross Country series. Thank you also to our amazing supporters who turned up to offer encouragement in all weathers. We easily topped each race and have earned promotion into Division 1 for next season. Result for the complete season can be found on the xc pages. Bring on next season. . .
"I'd just like to add a huge thanks to Deb, Jenny and everyone involved in making the cross country season happen. Fantastic job and here's to an even better one next year .. Division 1 champs I reckon!" - Paul Hart, Club Capt.
Youth league has been updated as of 09/03/15
Hi All , CSS swim test results have now been updated on the EETC swim pages (Training / Pool Sessions) . Also please read the introduction document at the same location if your not sure what all this CSS stuff means. There were some great performances with the vast majority going significantly quicker than the last test 7 weeks ago. The hard work is paying off!!
Here are the results from Thursdays swim time trial at BSV: swimtt_A_260215_results.pdf
The 5th and final race will take place at 10am this Sunday at Hadleigh Country Park. Although we are currently leading Division 2, we still need a good turnout to make it an emphatic win. It would be great to see as many as possible from the club taking part and, hopefully, sharing the moment as we lift the trophy. Full details can be found on the XC pages
Advance notice that due to our club aquathlon at BSV on the 29th there will be no coached session at Wickford pool on that day.
Entries are open NOW! - www.entrycentral.com/wilkinskennedygraystriathlon
This Sunday, 1st March, sees the first sunday swim session hosted by Richard Duane at Wickford Swimming Pool. The sessions runs from 5pm until 6pm with registration at 4:45pm prompt. The usual session fees apply and club vouchers are valid. Many thanks to Richard for organising and manning of this extra session. As you can imagine coach and lane time is of a premium so please make good use of the opportunity.
As fully paid up members of East Essex Tri everyone who would like to has the opportunity to train to be an official Triathlon England Level 1, 2 or 3 Coach. These courses are part subsidised by the club and offer the opportunity for you to become a fully qualified coach, capable of delivering quality swim, bike and run sessions to your fellow club mates ... plus you get expenses!
If you'd like to know more just grab your nearest coach and ask for details.
*terms & conditions apply, coaching hours may be required in lieu of subsidy.
The Masters sessions are for swimmers over 18-years old of all abilities, providing lanes for the social swimmer, up to the full competitive swimmer undertaking a structured training program. There are 2 evening sessions dedicated to Masters swimming, but this does not stop the more competitive older swimmer from training with the full squads if they wish to.
The sessions are: Tuesday 5.30am-7am, Tuesday 9pm-10pm & Friday 9.15pm-10pm @ £4 per session
Don't forget, when planning your events for the upcoming season, to checkout the Triathlon England Eastern Region League. It's free to TE members and you're automatically entered when competing in any of the qualifying events. There's regional trophies up for grabs and also a chance for the club to win too. This is just one of the many benefits that comes with TE membership - the wise choice for every competing triathlete! For more details visit the Eastern Region website by clicking on the advert above
From Steve Cottis, the organiser of the Hanningfield Tri:
"I have been made aware that on the entry page competitors had to tick a box to commit to raising at least £50 sponsorship before they could continue through the process, we have asked wateraid to remove this. Although one of the reasons for the event is to raise money for water aid we feel they will get a good amount from the entry fees as all profits will go to them. I just wanted to let you know this in case it has been putting individuals off entering."
There's been quite a bit technological tweakerage going on at league headquarters over the past few weeks. Jedi Pickett has been schooled in the ways of the force and after a wave of his sabre and an extra 50p in the meter we've had an output! Yes there are some of our latest recruits missing, Yes there may even be a stray result here and there but the 2015 league is under way. Expect an iminent update and peruse at your pleasure via the usual links in the main menu.
Any queries contact Ben Pickett at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll find the latest edition of Captain's Notes via the menu button above - the one on the far right.
The updated club committee page is now available via 'Contact Us' in the main menu. Thank you to everyone who's stepped up and volunteered their time to keep the club running smoothly. Don't forget we're always looking for help throughout the year, you don't need to be a committee member to chip in, so let us know if you'd like to help.
For those of you with new club email addresses I will be contacting you in due course with logon details etc.
Another resounding win for team EETC at Weald this weekend. Thanks to everyone who took part, on a very challenging course, to bring home the fourth win in a row. Roll on round five at Hadleigh and an EETC clean sweep.
Results from Sundays' race are now available via the xc pages. *now amended with overall score sheet
The Tristar & Youth league and events calendar are now updated as of 5th Feb. Please plan your events well in advance and enter promptly as, we found out from our own events, these fill up VERY FAST!
Well done to everyone who took part in the Saturday Essex XC League. Results from Colchester along with the final team & individual standings can be found in the Cross Country pages
Welcome Paul Hart who takes over the reigns as EETC Club Captain as of today. From everyone at East Essex Tri we wish you good luck in your new role.
Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM last night at Rayleigh. It was great to see a record turnout with plenty of new members coming along to have their say in probably the best triathlon club in Essex.
There was quite a change across the many committee roles this AGM with new faces joining and some old favourties hanging in there "just for another year". Many thanks to those long standing committee members who have passed the torch on, especially Zena Shean who stood down as Club Captain and Janice Brown who stood down as Welfare Officer, and welcome to Paul Hart, who takes over as Club Captain, and to Sonya Martin, who steps in as our new Welfare Officer.
A full list of the new committee will be available via the main menu/about us/contact us section.
Notice to all EETC tristars - Please ensure you are on the waiting list if you missed entering before it filled up - www.entrycentral.com/eastessexkidstriathlon
Wednesday 4th February at Rayleigh Cricket Club, Rawreth Lane, SS11 8SP - Time: 8pm.
The EETC AGM is held once a year primarily to elect the chairman and committee members, for the upcoming year, but also to inform members of the club's previous and future activities. It's a chance for members to hear a review the club's accounts and to ask any questions regarding the direction of the club in the future. All members are actively encouraged to attend and be part of the well oiled machine that is EETC. Remember without the committee, working tirelessly behind the scenes, everything we do as a club just wouldn't happen so please attend if you can. There are a few open positions that need to be filled this year, as exisiting committee members retire, and as ever there are general committee member positions available for those who would like to be involved.
Further details of positons available to follow asap.
The 2015 adult league events list is now available via the main menu and also here: 2015 League Events
Entries open February 1st at noon - Basildon Off road Triathlon 2015
Entries open February 1st at noon - East Essex Kids Triathlon 2015
Four new beginner friendly events, hosted by East Essex Tri, to get you started in the wonderful world of multisport. See the GoTri pages for full details: GoTri Aquathlon - GoTri Triathlon 2015
Discount club renewal expires on the 31st January so if you haven't renewed already, which you should have, ... DO IT NOW!
Orders are now being taken for the next club kit bulk order on the 20th February 2015.
This is the ideal time to purchase discount technical club kit in readiness for the 2015 season.
You will not be able to buy kit this cheap buy ordering individually from IMP Sport so make sure don't miss out!
Details of kit list, prices and how to order can be found on the EETC Bulk Order Form - 20th February
The 4th race will take place on Sunday 15th February at Weald Park and is open to all adult club members.
Please car share or cycle to venue wherever possible as at least one of the regular car parks is waterlogged and out of action.
Results from previous races and details of the next fixture can be found on the Cross Country pages. If you have any queries, please contact Deb or Jenny
The first ever Trifarm Chelmsford Triathlon takes place on 14th June 2015 at Trifarm in Essex.
Trifarm is a purpose built triathlon venue offering everything a triathlete needs!
Try-a-Tri (400m Swim / 10km Cycle / 2km Run) and Sprint (800m Swim / 20km Cycle / 5km Run) distance options are available.
Swim in the Trifarm lake. Cycle on the quiet, country lanes on the outskirts of Chelmsford. Run around the specially designed Trifarm running track. The Trifarm Chelmsford Triathlon promises to be THE triathlon event of 2015 (apart from our events!).
Enter now: www.dengieevents.co.uk/trifarm-chelmsford-triathlon
Tristar & Youth events have been updated as of 19/01/15
Result now available via xc pages
Well done to all those who braved the mud in Epping Forest. The 5th and final race will take place on Saturday, 31st January in Colchester and is open to all Club members aged 11 and above on the day of the race.
Results from previous races, and details of the final fixture can be found on the Cross Country pages. If you have any queries, please contact Deb or Jenny
Latest Css results are now available via the swim training pages.
Webmaster Towers is now back in action. Apologies for any delays. Normal service will now be resumed.
Details of the 4th fixture to be held in Epping Forest on Saturday, 10th January can be found on the Cross Country pages. Note that this is open to all Club members aged 11 and above on the day of the race & it would be great to see some new faces joining our regulars (any adults are kindly requested to give priority to the Sunday League fixture on the following day). Note that there will be a separate race for U11 (minimum age 9). If you have any queries, please contact Deb or Jenny
Our annual xc home fixture is nearly upon us and as always we need your help.
If you, your friends, family or support crew are available to marshal
please contact the marshal hotline asap - email@example.com
What better way to kick off the new year than entering your favourite aquathlon!
Entries are now open for this years Basildon Aquathlon at www.entrycentral.com/basildonaquathlon.
Full details are available on the main event page via the links bar above. All members are encouraged to enter as start times will be arranged to suit those who've volunteered to marshal. If you, a family member, parent or guardian are available to marshal for this event please let me know in advance at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You. Mike Grout (Race Director)
Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous new year from all the team at East Essex Triathlon Club
Archive news for 2014 can be found here: 2014 News Archive
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