Behind the scenes the club has been planning much for the next 12 months. 2019 is the clubs 10th Anniversary so many activities will be planned. This update will cover training and some planned racing activities.
Just a quick reminder that there isn’t a club swim tonight at the allander leisure centre – it is closed due to industrial action. Hopefully we will see you on Sunday instead or if you are faster than 8:30-9:00 for 400m you could get a club session at Scotstoun tonight 8:30-9:30pm
Firstly it’s been great to see some new and returning faces to training recently. As usual we will meet you with smiles, professional advice and support along with encouragement and an inclusive attitude from all members. The current training at the club is outlined below. Remember that we cater for most abilities from novice to elite.
Monday swim – 8:00-9:00/9:30am – swim with coaching feedback and a focus on development of race pace and sustaining faster swimming . Last 30 mins shifts to some longer reps – ideal for building base fitness or longer distance racing focus.
Tuesday AM swim – 7:00-8:00am Progressive strength endurance training.
Tuesday PM Run – 6:45 from Botanic gardens front gate: 2nd warm up under the road bridge in arboretum behind botanic gardens at 6:55-7pm. Structured fartlek (mixed pace running) alongside the river and canal / University vet school. Scenic and a session where nobody gets left behind.
Tuesday PM Scotstoun swim – 8:30-9:30pm – training quality swim session.
Tuesday PM Allander swim – 9:00-10:00pm – week 1 of 20 – NEW FORMAT!! body position, relaxation and drag reduction technical work but with 30 mins of training thrown in for good measure!!!
Wednesday Bike – Georgetown CTT time trial – sign on from 6pm first rider off at 7. Suitable for all abilities and a v friendly / easy way to start moving cycling forwards.
Thursday PM Run – 6:45 from scotstoun Leisure Centre – shallow gradient KM reps. perfect for building strength, speed and improving your run performance.
Thursday PM Swim – Scotstoun 8:30-9:30pm. Mixed swim with some base aerobic work, open water simulation skills training and strength / speed work.
Sunday PM Allander swim – 7:30-8:30pm – week 1 of 20 – NEW FORMAT!! body position, relaxation and drag reduction technical work but with 30 mins of training thrown in for good measure!!!
Hope to see you at a session or 2 soon.
It is with great sadness that the club must announce the passing of one of our longer standing club members and a great friend to many. Gordon Henderson tragically passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly last week while out in Spain riding his bike.
Thank you to everyone who turned up and supported the annual Hogmanay Handicap run. This fantastic, social event not only has a real feel good factor but also raises much appreciated funds for Strathcarron Hospice. This year runners donated a total of £350 to the hospice, thank you all.
Results have been collated in both scratch and handicap forms, click the link below to open the file:
Huge thanks to Jude and Jon Austin for providing this event.
See you out there the last Sunday before Hogmanay 2018!