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first update on new website

Hi all. 

As we now have a news feed on the new website I figured I would post a club update. Again massive thanks go to Alistar Doig for sorting the new site. Still have no idea how he manages to do this sort of thing. All magic to me!!

So where to start. 

The club training is still going strong with a great level of turn out for the Wednesday swim session. We had our first CSS test in February and it was brilliant to see the level of support for all those who attended. People are most definately improving and there will no doubt be some swim PBs this season. The brick & hill sessions have also been well attended which is good to see. 

Events wise we have already had people getting some great results in for KLTC;

Neil Gayton & Paul Terroros both did amazingly well at the Cambridge half marathon posting 1:35:30 & 1:38:54 respectively and Matthew Allen posted a 3rd place at the RAF Duathlon Champs with a time of 1:04:22. 

The next events on the radar are the Ely and Bedford duathlons. Good luck to those taking part.

Remember if you are a member of the club and have registered for any event as KLTC please let a committee member know how you got on or post it on the members facebook page. 

The next bit of big news is that KLTC are holding an event in conjuction with the Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk. We are organising the Sunny Hunny Triathlon which will be held in Hunstanton on the 19th May. This event is aimed at people wishing to try the sport for the first time and is made up of a 200 m pool swim, 18 km bike and a 3.5 km run. If anyone knows someone who would like to have a go please head to the www.britishtriathlon.org and search for sunny hunny tri.

Enjoy your training and stay safe

Regards

Steve Bowdery, Chairman

End of January

Well that’s the first month of the year gone already!!!!

I want to thank everybody for your continued support of the club. Its great to see so many people resubscribing or indeed subscribing for the first time. With so many members it would be great if you could take the time to let everyone know what you have planned this year. Whether you intend to focus on fitness, tackle your first triathlon or go long for the first time please let the club know. Encouragement from like minded people is a great motivator. Just let us know on the Facebook page.

I would like to extend a massive thanks to Jess Cunningham who has put together a great coaching/ training schedule and to everyone who has given up their own time to support these sessions.

Whilst most of us are focusing on events much later in the year when the temperature is up around the double figure mark there is one member of the club who is already heading off on an amazing challenge. Pat Cooke-Rogers is about to begin the Montane Yukon Artic Ultra Challenge 2019 on a fat bike. As the tag line states this is ‘Quite simply the world’s coldest and toughest ultra race. Temperatures can drop as low as -40 deg C!!!!!!! Obviously I hope you all join me in sending good wishes and prayers that she completes the challenge and returns home safely.  Pat you are truly amazing.

Safe training all.

Steve

Chairman KLTC

Club Awards 2018

Thank you to all members who attended the KLTC awards night. It was nice to catch up with a great group of like minded individuals.

Awards presented were as follows;

Most improved male – Arthur Sargeant

Most improved female – Jenna Gotts

Short course male – Jamie Sparrow

Short course female – Nicky Wnek

Long course male – Chris Playford

Long course female – Pat Cooke-Rogers

Overall male – Jamie Sparrow

Overall female – Nicky Wnek

Achievement award -Matt Allen

Again congratulations to all and I wish you all the best in the season ahead whether you have your event plan in place, you’re recovering from an injury or you’re just having some time to work on fitness.

A quick reminder for the year ahead. When you complete an event please let us know via email or our Facebook page and we can submit the press report. We need to know your times asap after the event to ensure we can meet the deadline set by the local press and if you would like your face in the paper then please add a photo.

Regards

Steve Bowdery

Chairman KLTC

From the Chair – Start of a new season

Hi all,

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know what has been going on in the background with the club over the Christmas and New Year period. As you all know I have taken on the role as chairman for the club after Dave Neale decided to step down. I’m sure you will all join me in saying a massive thank you for all he did for the club and you can rest assured that he will still be around attending training and offering his knowledge during his legendary hill sessions.

The club website is currently in transition and Alistair Doig has been working hard on the new site which we hope to see pushed out in the not too distant future. As this is being developed we have also introduced a new online payment system. If you are ready to join then click on the join now tab and this will redirect you. Please take time to fill in the membership questionnaire as this will aid us when it comes to developing the club training program.

I would also like to remind you all that once you are a member of KLTC you are insured when it comes to training. However, to ensure you’re still covered when racing it is beneficial to join the British Triathlon Federation. This not only means you no longer need to purchase a race day licence but it also gives you access to discounts. All useful when starting out in a new sport or just upgrading your existing kit.

Talking about new kit we are also introducing our newly designed club kit – more info to follow

From a social aspect I look forward to seeing some of you at the Awards evening.

Thanks

Steve Bowdery