Hillingdon Entrants 2012
Hillingdon Sprint Tri Race 3 entrants as @ 21/05/2012
We might have entered the close season for triathlon in Britain, but our club members have still been in action in the first half of November.
Rachel Coe-O'Brien compeleted had had her eye on the Ballbuster for a while and smashed it on 7 November, finishing as fourth female overall.
Emily Meredith won a place in the Dubai International Triathlon in a competition. Nice holiday then? Well, not exactly. It's a half ironman, her first ever. She did it, in 6:23:33. Well done Em.
Jamie Freeland has had a cracking article published in the December issue of 220 Triathlon marathon about his experiences at Ironman Mallorca (page 125 if you can get hold of it). Features references to medieval torture techniques and ice in his cycle shorts (not at the same time).
Club captain Gaz, meanwhile, has written an article for the Evans Cycle blog about the changes to the ITU sprint distance triathlon and sprint distance duathlon world championships next year. Essential reading for aspiring age-groupers at that distance.
Gary's tour of duty as Wednesday evening swim coach came to an end at the end of September so that he doesn't have to be away from his young (and now expanded) family each week. The sessions he has coached have been very successful and well attended, Thanks Gaz.
From Wednesday 7 October we will have two session leaders on Wednesdays, one or both of whom will be there each week. SLH tri club chairman Andy Collins and Mr Cool himself, John Worth, will be in charge. Andy assures me that he does not wish to be bad cop to John's good cop though. Gary's influence will still be felt as he is still writing the session plans.
Don't forget that Jim Burdett's sessions continue on Monday nights. Jim's plans for the autumn are that we will do some shorter sets with greater rest and concentrating on swim technique. This is the time of year for working on your technique - if you're like most of us you've finished your swim races for the season so you've got the chance to make bigger technical changes that will really make a difference next season. Don't forget to bring fins to Jim's sessions, they are normally used for the kick sets.
Both sessions take place at Caterham school pool and start at 8:15pm sharp, cost £4 per session for club members.