Changes to Scotstoun swims – European Championships 23rd July – 12 August (inclusive)

Dear members,

Apologies for the short notice, the club was only offered this by Glasgow Life late this morning.  The committee have done their very best to get this notice out as soon as we could.  Thank you for your understanding.

As you may be aware Glasgow is hosting some of the events at the upcoming European Games.  We even have some club members racing GB at the Age group European Triathlon Championships!!  Scotsoun Leisure centre will be housing the Synchronised Swimming events and as such are closing their facilities to all other services meaning our swim sessions held there will be relocated from 23rd July-12 August (inclusive)

Ken McEwan has been working extremely hard to keep the club pool time as close to what we have during the closure of Scotstoun for the European games, despite being on holiday so huge thanks to Ken for that.  Glasgow Life, have offered us the following slots below, this is quite short on what we currently have but it was very clear that we were not going to be offered anything more than this.

Monday 20:45 – 21:30

Tuesday 20:30 – 21:30

Thursday 20:30 – 21:30

All swims will be at Bellahouston and only a maximum of 2 lanes

The eagle eyed amongst us will have noted that we have lost 45 minutes from the Monday session and the Tuesday AM session in it’s entirety.  That leaves us with the above sessions PLUS the Allander sessions as normal.  This will clearly mean some compromise to allow all abilities to swim, therefore the club will be offering the following coached swim sessions during this period:

Monday PM Bellahouston – Lanes 3 & 4

Tuesday PM Bellahouston – Lanes 3 & 4

Tuesday PM Allander  – Tech improvers (current attendees) + Lanes 1 & 2 

Thursday PM Bellahouston – Lanes 2 & 3

Sunday PM Allander –   Tech improvers (current attendees) + Lanes 1 & 2

We will run a Sign-Up genius for these sessions.

Those who wish to swim at a session that is NOT designated for their lane can feel free to come along and pick up the lane session plan from the coach free of charge – you will however need to pay the leisure centre to swim in the public lanes.

The Thursday run session that would usually depart from Scotstoun will now depart from the front doors of Bellahouston at 18:45  


The thought processes behind this decision are as follows:

Allander tech session numbers have been low as we know, so we can add Scotstoun abilities 1 and 2 without issue of disparate abilities in lanes

Makes sense to keep Tuesday Bellahouston as lanes 3 & 4 as this is the majority of the attendees on a Tuesday Scotstoun PM swim

Lanes 2 & 3 are the busier ones at all other Scotstoun sessions so have been given fractionally more pool time across the week

I hope this does not cause too much inconvenience to you all and we look forward to seeing you at our temporary homes as from Monday (23rd July).

Thanks all

Fusion Triathlon Club Committee


Race update – Monikie Sprint, Scottish Sprint Championships – Donna McHugh

Anyone who knows me knows I didn’t race much last year at all due to injury, well I raced once!  That race qualified me for the ETU Sprint champs in Strathclyde Park this August so I figured I’d better race more than once this year if possible.  So what better a warm up race than Scottish Sprint Champs

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Training info June 4th-July 2nd

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.

Race update – Double Continuous Enduroman. Andrew Chapman

Enduroman Double Continuous Ironman

My last Iron distance race was 2015 when I did the Outlaw, which also included my last open water swim. I did manage to do a novice triathlon at Galashiels this year after Erin did the junior triathlon. This was to be another part of my journey, could I push myself to do the Enduroman Double Continuous?

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