Be a Hero. Save Lives

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Our wonderful club is now 472 strong! What a positive presence we hold to promote active lifestyles, community spirit and team work in our beautiful location.

I am always proud of our club as the people within it share something beyond a sometimes illogical desire to swim, bike and run. Our club is unshakably friendly and supportive whatever your level, or your goals. It was for this reason that I volunteered to be part of the committee to help continue this legacy. As events unfold I reflect back over the bigger position our club holds within the community.

Unintentionally and without motive we have become a presence to be proud of for more than just our sporting achievements. This year alone there have been multiple incidents locally that our members have jumped into without hesitation to offer skills and assistance where we can. The finer details need not be discussed but as recent examples one member selflessly assisted a stranger in trouble in the sea to safety. In another recent event, our cyclists witnessed a horse-riding accident and were able to provide critical first aid that meant that despite breaking their back the patient did not suffer any paralysis that could have so easily been a life changing injury. Only last week was a report in the local papers of a kitesurfing accident near Hayling Island. Our team of nearly 500 athletes are regularly out and about one way or another and as such the probability exists that you too might find yourself in a situation where your help is needed, it might even be one of us who needs help. It is with this in mind that I ask you all to stay aware of your surroundings wherever you are, keep and ear and an eye out. It doesn’t matter what your skills are, you might be the first or only one able to assist. Would you know what to do? Or even what NOT to do?

There are some very basic first aid skills that might just save a life. If you’re interested in topping up or learning basic first aid skills there are countless possibilities to do so with various voluntary organisations, check out the British Red Cross, St Johns Ambulance or even attending the free AED/defibrillator courses so you would know what to do in an emergency. It might be someone else’s husband, wife, daughter, son or parent that you help. As the weather brightens we will all be out there more, hopefully accident free. Here’s to a safe season ahead…..

Lydia

CLUB GEAR TO BUY

Members, News

Club Vests
These club vests must be worn for the cross country races. New stock now available only £10.  Contact Steve Stubbs chairman@portsmouthtriathletes.co.uk and they will also be available at cross country races from our Captain Anthony Rose.

When paying on-line for any club kit please use the following bank details

Sort code – 40-37-15 and Account Code 01591967.

Use your surname as the reference and identity kit item i.e. Smith- vest

Club Swim Hats
£3 club swim hats available from beach hut on Saturday mornings until end of October.

CLUB RACE WEAR

Members, News

With the season fast approaching it’s time to get your new race wear in club colours.  Look good & help the club as you cross the finishing line in first place!

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CYCLING JERSEY – LONG SLEEVES – £46

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CYCLING JERSEY – SHORT SLEEVES – £31

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CYCLING BIB SHORTS – £40

TRI TOP – £35

TRI SHORTS – £25

TRI SUIT – FEMALE – £55

TRI SUIT – MALE – £55

Sizes

To find out which sizes we have in stock & to order please contact Budgie on Portsmouthtri@yahoo.com

CLUB LEISURE WEAR

Members, News

Due to popular demand we have restocked all our club branded leisure wear ready for the new season so you can wear your club colours whenever you want!  Here is our range.

MEN’S COOL TEE PRICE – £14.50

(Note – The men’s top is made from 100% polyester)

WOMEN’S GUILDAN POLY-COTTON TEE PRICE – £11.50

(Note – This is also available in a men’s fit)

 

Club T-Shirts

T-SHIRT PRICE – £10.50

Club Hoodies

PULL OVER HOODIE PRICE – £18.50

ZIPPED HOODIE PRICE – £24.00

Club Jacket

CLUB JACKET (MEN & WOMEN) PRICE – £32.50

Club Beanies

CLUB BEANIES PRICE – £8.00

 

Club Buff

CLUB BUFF/MORF PRICE – £4.50

 

Club Sticker

CLUB CAR STICKERS PRICE – 20P EACH

How to order

To order please email details of what you would like to buy to Stella on secretary@portsmouthtriathletes.co.uk and she will confirm your order and how to pay.

Winter Spinning sessions

Cycling, Training

The club has a private hire for members of the spinning bikes in the gym at the Mountbatten centre, Portsmouth on Tuesdays, coached by the club TE coaches, and the focus is on winter fitness building towards triathlon, duathlon and time trials in 2017.

The bikes have flat pedals with toe straps or SPD cleats. So either wear SPD shoes or trainers. Bring a towel and a drink. Advisable to wear cycling shorts.

There’s free parking & hot showers and only £2.65 per-session. Pay at reception on the way in and please pass your till receipt to Jo on arrival or show your Mountbatten centre pass.

Full Details:
Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park, Portsmouth PO2 9QA
Tuesday 7:00pm – 8:00pm be changed before and ready to go!
Arrive by 6:45 for your first session as you will need to set up bike and be inducted.
Capacity is limited to 30 bikes
Cost: £2:65 per session, don’t forget your drinks bottle

These sessions will finish at the end of March where we will then switch to the road.

Suitable for all adult members, novice to experienced. Any questions just ask!

Sea Swimming

Swimming, Training

Sat 9:00 am; Tues 6:00pm (Spring and Summer season only)

We swim together as a group for safety, at Eastney beach, within the yellow buoys which mark the swimmng area opposite St Georges Rd, near the pitch and putt golf course.

Our sessions are for club members and are not coached therefore anyone participating does so entirely at their own risk. You must always undertake your own assessment of the conditions before entering the water. The Portsmouth Triathletes club take no responsibility for the safety or belongings of any person participating in our sea swimming sessions. The club does not provide a rescue service during the hosted sea swim sessions.

All swimmers are advised for their safety to remain within the boundary of the designated swim zone area which is marked by yellow bouys. The club kayak and beach patrol will only operate as far as the submarine blocks.

Family members aged under 16 may participate at the discretion of the Lead Officer but must be supervised at all times by a parent/responsible adult.

The first sea swim of 2017 will be held at 4:00pm on May 1st Bank Holiday Monday. After then, regular swims will follow every Saturday from 6th May, to be in the water by 9:00am at the latest, in order to avoid the Park Runners, throughout May until the end of October. We also swim Tuesdays, meet 6:00pm to get in the water by 6:15pm, first session on 9th May.

Before participating in a club sea swim session you must have completed an In Case of Emergency (ICE) form and read the accompanying advice notes issued by the club. You must also sign the attendance register at every session before entering the sea and sign out immediately on leaving the water.

The club will provide a volunteer Beach Watch Officer who will administer the attendance register at the water edge, please volunteer on the rota for this position. We may also provide a kayak patrol at the discretion of the Lead Officer, this is not a rescue service, but provides a barrier between the swimmers and any passing craft. Please also volunteer for this role if you have suitable sea kayak experience. We may also provide a Beach Patrol on busy sessions which is also on the rota.

Please attend and listen to the safety briefing which will be given 5-minutes before each session. All participants are strongly encouraged to wear a yellow club swim hat (£3) so you can be identified in the water. Spare hats are available upon request.

Our sea swims are not coached, but they do give us a chance to practice open water swimming in a much safer environment. These sessions are not suitable for non swimmers wishing to learn to swim.

Be safe! We don’t recommend open water swimming far offshore alone!.

We also have the use of a beach hut, convenient for securing your bags and for tea and cake after! Many also/instead have a run along the prom after.

Meet at beach hut number 14, opposite the beachside “Coffee Cup” café, it’s just on the east side of where St  Georges Road meets the esplanade.

For all enquiries about the club sea swimming sessions please contact chairman@portsmouthtriathletes.co.uk

Pool Swimming (technique coaching session)

Swimming, Training

Wednesday 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Swimming for improvers and beginners: Cost £4.50 per session.

This is an intensive coached session to improve your front crawl swim technique. For all abilities of front crawl swimmers. We do not coach Brest Stroke. The sessions are taken by our Level Two Coach/Swim Teacher Alex Campbell, assisted our swim coordinator and Level Two Coach Lesley Quiney.

Held on Wednesdays at 8:30pm at Waterlooville pool, Waterberry Drive, PO7 7UW

If you’re planning to come along for the first time please contact our pool swimming coordinator. This will ensure space is available and ensure an level of tutoring appropriate to your ability.
You can email her directly here: swimming@PortsmouthTriathletes.co.uk

Cycling

Cycling, Training

By member arrangements only

Throughout the year our members are cycling in small discrete groups by personal arrangement. These often arranged verbally or via the club Facebook group (here ). You can check or drop a message in there if you need to contact any prospective cyclists before turning up Why not post details of your own ride and encourage others to join you.

A note on insurance
Our BTA insurance covers the club for public liability, but individuals training, whether club members or not are not covered for personal accident. Individual BTA membership does carry this personal injury insurance when competing or training, and we advise our members to look into this.

Pool Swimming

Swimming, Training

Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 – 7:00 am

All pool sessions are structured according to ability, and lifeguarded. Cost £4.50 per session.
We hire lanes at Waterlooville pool, Waterberry Drive, PO7 7UW

NOTE – Newcomers to swimming need to contact Alex Campbell, swim coordinator to book in for an introductory session held on first Wednesday of each month at 8:30pm at Waterlooville Pool.

you can email her directly here : swimming@PortsmouthTriathletes.co.uk