With the Open Water Swimming season quickly approaching I want to take the opportunity to remind you all of the importance of making sure you are insured.
When training as a member of KLTC at any of our official club sessions you are covered under the affiliated club insurance with BTF. This covers you even if you are not a BTF member.
However the affiliated insurance does not cover you for racing or individual training outside of official sessions. It is important that when racing you ensure that you purchase a day licence. This normally costs £5 and to be honest, if it is an official BTF race then this is mandatory. It is also just as important to ensure you are covered if you attend a none KLTC training session. For example swimming at a none KLTC OWS session or even running/ cycling on your own.
Dont just assume that the organisers have suitable insurance. What exactly are you paying for? Is there sufficient safety cover in place? This is why KLTC charge an additional £2 for non-members at our OWS & pool sessions to in effect allow people to join the club for the session.
The only way to ensure you are sufficiently insured, no matter where you train or who you train with, is to join the BTF as a member. As of the 4th March 2019 there are new catagories of membership available. For more information go to www.britishtriathloninsurance.co.uk/members.
Ok then a change of plan... instead of a weekly report my aim now is to update at the end of each month
Therefore the report for March will be a little disjointed as a number of congatulations for club members that have already been in action have already been posted. So in addition to those previously mentioned congratulations goes to;
Warren King who completed his first official Duathlon at Clumber park in 2:27:23. Cracking job!!!
We also had members attend the Priory Rotary Swimarathon Awards ceremony. Jess Cunningham,Philip Ian, Andre Delgado, Alice Page and others who collected the award for top team. reta job guys and all for a good charity.
REMEMBER: If you are a member of the club and have events planned please let us know so that we can celebrate the clubs success throughout the year. If you are not a member then why not join and tell us what you are up to... Just click on the membership tab above.
In other news
The first order for our new club kit has been sent through so it won't be long until we see some of our members flying across the finish line in new club colours. I for one am looking forward to my new endurance trisuit.
So thats it for March.
April will see the start of the triathlon season properly with some members taking part in the East Coast and Linclon triathlon.
Well the weekend just blew by (get it? ...because of the strong winds?...no? .... alright then).
Congratulations go to Jemma Red for completing the MK half marathon in a shade under 2 hours 15 minutes ...a PB!!
Congratulations also go to Lola Kidman who in her dad's words .... smashed junior parkrun. She produced an amazing 8 minutes 32 seconds and came in in second place. Whats even more impressive is that it wasn't even a PB. So she can run even faster !!! I have said it before and i will say it again.... future Olympian.
Whilst that is it for the competitive side of things there was an excellent training duathlon organised by our head coach Jess Cunningham. The long course consisted of a nice hilly 10.5 km run around Wolferton followed by a very windy 40 km ride out past Sandringham (or for some Sherborne.... mentioning no names) and capped off with another 8 km hilly run. The shorter route gave people the opportunity to complete run laps and bike laps to their own choice of distance and it was great to see the newer faces coming along to have a go. As this was such a success there is potential to hold more of the same in the future .... Keep an eye on our facebook page for training updates and information.
Results from the weekend 9th - 10th March are as follows;
Congratulations go to both Geraldine Jordan & Arthur Sargeant for their excellent times at the Ely Duathlon. Geraldine posted a 01:45:03 followed by a 01:52:53 for Arthur at what was his first ever Duathlon. Well done that man.
Another brilliant result for Matt Allen who added to his amazing 3rd place in 01:04:22 at last weekends RAF Duathlon Championship with another podium at the Bedford Standard Duathlon. Coming 20th overall with a 3rd in his age group at 02:08:27.
It was also the conclusion of the Ryston Runners winter X-conutry series and KLTC were well represented
Karen Wood finished 2nd place in the Vet 50 women and Simon Hardy finished 2nd in the Vet 50 men. It was also nice to see KLTC receive the acknowledgement as most improved club.
So well done all for the brilliant results over what was a veyr windy and cold weekend.