Newsletter – January 2019

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January 2019 Newsletter has been sent to you.

  • Spring Duathlon at Goodwood – News and Volunteers request
  • Portsmouth Triathlon – Save the date!
  • Please read carefully – Important documents about your club
  • Club Kit – Last units
  • Meet the Members
  • To-Do List – 31 ways to have fun
  • SCCL – Cross Country League
  • Junior Section Update
  • Recipe of the Month
  • Training Sessions / Events
  • Club Backed Events – Ironman Vichy and Swanage Triathlon Festival

Please direct any questions you may have to me and I will be in touch with you as soon as I can.

Vinicius Vecchiatti
Communications Officer


31 Things To-Do 2019

Why not start the year with some fun goals to help keep you motivated and so you achieve more in 2019, while being supportive and social with your club?


  1. Do a triathlon;
  2. Complete 5 km in one of the triathlon disciplines;
  3. Complete 10 km in one of the triathlon disciplines;
  4. Complete 21 km in one of the triathlon disciplines;
  5. Volunteer at your club event;
  6. Volunteer at a sea swim session;
  7. Bake for your tribe;
  8. Complete a sportive;
  9. Learn some basic (or not so basic) bike maintenance;
  10. Support someone else at an event;
  11. Watch a sunrise whilst swimming, cycling or running;
  12. Watch a sunset whilst swimming, cycling or running;
  13. Arrange a fun activity with your tribe;
  14. Do something that scares you;
  15. Run in another county or country;
  16. Swim in a lido;
  17. Wild swim – safely ? ;
  18. Run on a sports track;
  19. Do an aquathlon;
  20. Complete a brick session: Swim to run;
  21. Complete a brick session: Bike to run;
  22. Run cross-country;
  23. Get to grips with cleats;
  24. Complete a 3-hour turbo session;
  25. Join a beach clean
  26. Complete a naked race (watch free!);
  27. Complete a skins swim;
  28. Go on a swimming, cycling or running adventure;
  29. Race your heart out, at least once;
  30. Surprise yourself;
  31. Celebrate (with) your tribe.

Let’s see who can finish this list first? Once you finish, add your comments to this list and send it to and we will contact you back to hear the full story.


Official Backed Event of 2018 is SILVER!

A highlight for the club this year was the club backed event – Weymouth Ironman where 32 of the club’s athletes attacked the race with tremendous cheering from the Tribe.

The day was made even more special as the club placed second on the TriClub Podium for the event just behind the hosts!

Newsletter – November 2018


November Newsletter has been sent to you.
This month is the first time that I am writing and sending the newsletter. So please, be kind! I hope you enjoy read as much I enjoyed writing. Here what you will find:

  • Committee Nominations
  • Portsmouth Triathletes Website
  • Christmas Party and Awards
  • Vote for our members
  • Meet the Members
  • Cycling Time Trials
  • SCCL – Cross Country League
  • Junior Section Update
  • Recipe of the Month
  • Training Sessions / Events

Please direct any questions you may have to me at and I will be in touch with you as soon as I can.


Vinicius Vecchiatti

Communications Officer

Christmas Party & Awards

Facebook Events HERE

Come along to mingle & jingle to celebrate the Club’s 30th Anniversary and all the achievements of 2018!

Our Club’s very own live band ‘One Transition’ will be making an appearance, bar will be open and buffet will be on!

Tickets only £15 (per person) available for members and family/friends (sorry no kids).

Register your place by getting Eventbrite tickets HERE and payment details will follow or contact Carla Higgins via Facebook or

Don‘t delay….tickets sold out last year!!
It is going to be a blast!!!!


How do I actually pay?
Simple! Please pay via bank transfer to Club funds stating XMAS, SURNAME + INITAL to:
Account 01591967
Sort 40-37-15

Or in cash to Carla or Alex Higgins.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must bring your ticket to gain entry and the minimum age is 18 yrs. Security staff are provided by the venue for the safety and security of all party guests.

What can I bring into the event?
No food or alcohol is permitted to be brought on to the premises by any guests.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available at Pyramids and entrance to the event is to be gained by the rear entrance to the Glass House.


Dear TriClub Representative, 

once again congratulations on winning the TriClub qualification in your Division!

We are happy to have you as a qualified club in for the race on the title EMEA IRONMAN TRICLUB CHAMPION at the IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona in May 2018!

Here are some more details about your qualification:

How does it work?

·         17 European Qualification Races are leading up to 1 regional final

·         The EMEA IRONMAN TriClub Championship Final is held in May 2018 at the IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona

·         All clubs who win the 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their division at one of the qualifying races are eligible to take part in the final.

·         Your club has qualified and is now eligible to compete in the final in May 2018


What to do?

·         Your team members need to register for the final: We will let you know as soon as registration for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona will open.

·         You can race with as many club members as you like

·         The best 5 Athletes will count to the club ranking

·         The club with the highest amount of accumulated points will be crowned EMEA IRONMAN TRICLUB CHAMPION in Calella, Barcelona.


Why is it worth racing in the final – the IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona?

·         Your club has the unique chance to fight for the Title EMEA IRONMAN TRICLUB CHAMPION

·         Calella is a great location to celebrate a team event

·         A final at the beginning of next season will give you more time to prepare everything for this great trip

·         We have great accommodation offers with a special TriClub Hotel (more details are coming soon)

·         We are celebrating the IRONMAN TriClub Championship with a special Welcome Function for our qualified TriClubs onsite.

We are looking forward welcoming you and your team mates in Calella, Barcelona in May 2018!

We will keep you updated on information and program around the Championship Race. If you have any further questions please feel free to come back to us!



Marketing Manager – Athlete Development EMEA



IRONMAN EMEA Headquarters

Höchster Straße 90

65835 Liederbach



Want to become a Triathlon Coach?

Enjoy your club, want to give something back, have you ever considered becoming a coach.

Triathlon England has several levels of courses open to volunteers,

  • Community Activator
  • Level 1 Coach
  • Level 2 Coach

If you fancy getting more involved have a look at the information attached, if anything takes your fancy have a chat with one of our coaches.
To help you get an idea of what is involved why don’t you come and observe some of our existing club sessions we would love to see you.

Funding from the club is possible and would be discussed on an individual basis.

Activator Award

Level One Coach Doc

Level 2 Coach Doc

Morning Swimming at Waterlooville Pool

Morning Swimming at Waterlooville Pool

6am Mon, Weds and Fri

Those wishing to join us for an early morning training session but are not sure, Alex Campbell is going to run taster sessions on the first Monday of the month starting Monday June 5th. These are great sessions for improving your fitness & technique, when Ironman training get your swimming done early leaving plenty of time for your other disciplines. If you want to come along please let us know using the email for information, numbers will be limited to 6/7 at a time so get in early and secure your place. We look forward to seeing you bright and early.

Mad Hutters Tea Party

Theme is Mad Hatter/Alice in Wonderland – fancy dress not essential but will of course add to the fun!!
If you can/wish to bring something along to pop on the party table to share with fellow athletes/friends please feel free to do so.
Should the weather not quite be up to sunny standard there will be a large covered gazebo to keep us dry!
Any chairs you have at home to bring along would be great too!

Be a Hero. Save Lives

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…..