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.
We told you there was something very exciting in the pipeline for our junior section this week and you’ve waited very patiently, so here it is….
We want our junior athletes to design the new club kit to celebrate moving into the clubs 10th year and the 2019 racing season!!!!
Triathlon X appeared on my radar a couple of years ago as I am somewhat drawn to these low key, challenging events and as I sat last year looking for a race to do in September, before I knew it I had clicked the enter button and I was in.
Fusion Triathlon Club are proud to announce a new session to start the 2018-2019 season off as we mean to go on. As some of you may already know this is the clubs 10th year anniversary so what better time to take stock of what we provide our members and improve on what is already a very successful club. To this end we bring you Iyengar Yoga with qualified instructor Gillian McKelvie
Sometimes I find the biggest challenge in life is getting to the start line of something, and not actually doing said something. I was mulling over this one cold November day last year – in the sense of I’ve been really enjoying my training over the last few years with the club but only ever completed a few Bishopbriggs sprints and one Strathclyde park sprint. So decided I should sign up to something there and then I thought I could not do and see what happens – the Edinburgh 70.3 Half Ironman. Yikes.
What seems ages ago I entered this race as it was last year I hit the submit button. Fast forward to Friday evening driving up to Fort William for the pre-race pasta party and registration/briefing. No vegan options with the pasta dishes but luckily I took my own. Looking round the room I didn’t recognize anyone.
Writing this race report sitting in the back seat of my VERY packed car on a VERY long journey back from Wales.
I was probably more stressed about the logistics about remembering everything and getting me, Marc, Mum and Dad and bike down to Tenby than anything else, once we were there I was remarkably calm. Continue reading “Race Update – IM Wales, 9th Sept 2018, Claire Coey-Niebel”
We received the following email with info on a volunteering opportunity at Glasgow Green during the 2018 European Games. It would be fantastic to get some club members along to sell our wonderful club to those interested.
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).
Fusion Triathlon Club Committee
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