What's On!

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EETC Events 2015 are now under way and as always we need your help.
If you, your friends, family or support crew are available to marshal please let us know.
East Essex Kids Triathlon - Contact Danielle at kidstri@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk
Basildon Off Road Triathlon - Contact Kalli at offroad@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk

New to our site? Here's a quick guide on how to find your way around.

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.

Mike Grout (webmaster@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk)


Wheelers Easter TT

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.

Youth & Tristar - League & Events 2015

League and events tables have been updated for both Youth and Tristar as of 30/03/15

Results are up!

Basildon Aquathlon 2015 - Provisional Results

Easter Cycling Activities for Junior Members

Please see attached flyer for British Cycling Easter Activities: Easter Cycling Activities 2015

Basildon Aquathlon Start Times

Start times are now available via the main event page: Basildon Aquathlon 2015

Basildon Aquathlon Marshal Instructions

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!

New BSV Everyone Active Cards - from 17th March

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.

Can You Marshal - Sunday 29th March 2-5pm

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! - aquathlon@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk

Easter Crown to Crown 5k & Easter Egg Hunt

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 anaockendon@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk if you are planning to attend as we need to know numbers so we can get enough food/drinks/eggs

Easter Time Trial @ Southend Wheelers

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 timetrial@southendwheelers.org if you would like to take part.

If you will be there supporting and can help with marshalling please e-mail marshalling@southendwheelers.org

Cheers James

Sunday Cross Country League - Division 2 Winners!

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

Youth league has been updated as of 09/03/15

Latest CSS Results - UPDATE

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!!

Swim A - 400m TT - 26th February 2015

Here are the results from Thursdays swim time trial at BSV: swimtt_A_260215_results.pdf

Sunday XC League, Round 5

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

Sunday Swim - 29th March

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.

Wilkins Kennedy Grays Triathlon - 19th July 2015

Entries are open NOW! - www.entrycentral.com/wilkinskennedygraystriathlon

EETC Swim Sessions

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.

Ever thought of training to be a coach?

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.

Runnymede Swim Club - Masters Sessions

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

Triathlon England Eastern Region League 2015

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

EETC League event - Hanningfield Triathlon

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."

EETC Adult League 2015

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: benpickett@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk

Captain's Notes are back!

You'll find the latest edition of Captain's Notes via the menu button above - the one on the far right.

EETC Committee 2015

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.

Sunday XC League - Results

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

Tristar & Youth League 2015

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!

Saturday XC League - better late than never!

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

EETC Club Captain ... to infinity and beyond!

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.

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

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.

East Essex Kids Triathlon 2015

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

EETC Annual General Meeting 2015

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.

EETC League Adults Events 2015

The 2015 adult league events list is now available via the main menu and also here: 2015 League Events

Basildon Off Road Triathlon - 6th June 2015

Entries open February 1st at noon - Basildon Off road Triathlon 2015

East Essex Kids Triathlon - 6th June 2015

Entries open February 1st at noon - East Essex Kids Triathlon 2015

Go Tri Goes Live!

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

Just a quick reminder ...

Discount club renewal expires on the 31st January so if you haven't renewed already, which you should have, ... DO IT NOW!

EETC Technical Club Kit - Bulk Order

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

Sunday XC League, Round 4

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

Trifarm Chelmsford Triathlon Entries Now Open

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 League Events 2015

Tristar & Youth events have been updated as of 19/01/15

Sunday League XC, Round 3

Result now available via xc pages

Saturday Essex XC League, Round 5

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

CSS Results

Latest Css results are now available via the swim training pages.

I'm back!

Webmaster Towers is now back in action. Apologies for any delays. Normal service will now be resumed.

Saturday Essex XC League, Round 4

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

Sunday League XC - 11th Jan 2015 - HOME FIXTURE

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 - zena@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk

Basildon Aquathlon - Sunday 29th March 2015

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: aquathlon@east-essex-tri-club.co.uk.
Thank You. Mike Grout (Race Director)

Happy New Year 2015

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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