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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Race Update – Stirling marathon 29.04.18 – Mirjam Allik

It had been quite few years since my last marathon and I was getting more and more eager to run one again. Stirling marathon seemed perfect for it – close by, low key and at a good time. I signed up early in September and was really excited about it for months. My training was going well, especially my running. I was quite confident I could go under my target time of 3.15, possibly even under 3.10.

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2018 Club kit shop is open – CLOSES 5th FEB

Hi all

The much anticipated club kit shop is now open to orders.  Click on the link attached and follow the instructions below.  SHOP CLOSES 5th FEBRUARY!!!!!!

  1. Click on link
  2. Create your own account
  3. Order desired item(s) and pay Orca directly
  4. Delivery due mid March, this will come to a single address (mine) and distributed asap
  5. Make yourself available as soon as possible to collect kit from advertised club sessions nearer the time

NOTE: Some people asked about the Aero Pro Sleeved tri suit, Orca have put this on at the incorrect price, it should be £179 (still – ouch!!).  I have delayed opening this shop to everyone as I have asked them to correct this error and put the Club Sleeved Tri suit up as an alternative, this is £119.  If you would like the Club Sleeved suit please go ahead and order this as soon as possible, hopefully the more orders they receive for this the sooner the item will be made up and put into this order (I’m still working on them including this in our current shop).

Some items require only two orders per style (male, female, junior being different styles), others require six orders per style.  Please order as soon as possible so Orca can let us know if we are close to order numbers and just not quite making.  We may be able to push certain items if this is the case.

I’m determined to get kit to everyone before Bishopbriggs on the 6th May, members can help this by ordering as soon as possible.

Many thanks, happy training – race season is on it’s way!!

Donna 🙂

2017 Hogmanay Handicap Run Results

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:

HHH Results 2017

Huge thanks to Jude and Jon Austin for providing this event.

See you out there the last Sunday before Hogmanay 2018!