CROSBY LAKESIDE SWIMRUN MONDAY 17TH JULY

Registration opens at 6pm for a 6.30 start and will consists of 4 runs and 3 swims. Categories are 

MALE PAIR-FEMALE PAIR-MIXED PAIR-V90 [Combined age]

More info in the  EVENTS SECTION

JUNIOR COACHING AT CROSBY LAKESIDE

There is a change to the schedule for the Junior Open Water coaching at Crosby Lakeside. We will now be holding just ONE SESSION PER WEEK. This will be held evry Saturday at the revised time of 11.30. Cost is still £3 and wetsuits are available.  More information in the EVENTS section.

 

Crosby Lakeside Open Water Swim

We are hoping to start the Crosby open water swim sessions on Saturday 29th April. As in previous years the sessions will run from 10a.m to 11.30 on Saturdays and 6p.m until 8p.m. on Mondays. The cost has risen to £4.80 for members [and £5.70 for non-members] Please bring proof of membership for discount.

A good wetsuit is advised with goggles and a bright swim hat essential. Coaching tips and advice are available from club coaches and experienced open water swimmers but the sessions are generally unstructured.Swimmers are expected to have competence in pool swimming before starting open water. There should be a briefing before each session explaining the course set out with marker buoys and advice on sighting,lake entry and exit etc. SAFETY COVER IS PROVIDED BY CROSBY LAKESIDE [canoes,r.i.b.s etc]

There is now a charge for parking on the Lakeside site so please be aware. I will post weekly news on the club facebook page.

Crosby Lakeside Junior Aquathlon Sunday July 23rd

Entries close on Tuesday 18th July. There are only a few places left so please get your entry in as there will be no entries after this date. Final race information will be sent out on Wednesday 19th. ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED -EVENT IS FULL

Velo et Course Sat 11th Feb

MERSEY TRI MEMBERS      **** Velo et Course ****   Saturday, 11 February 2017

 

The second 'Velo et Course' race will take place at 11.00am on Saturday, 11 February 2017 at Arrowe Park, Wirral.

 

The race in October saw 10 teams compete and they all really enjoyed taking part in an event that is little bit different to the normal multi-sport stuff that we do - they will all recommend that you give this a go!

 

The details of the race, the team make-up, the type of bike you need, and how to enter are all on the Nifty Entries website at  https://merseytri.niftyentries.com/Velo-et-Course, plus a link to a video to give you an idea of Velo et Course racing.

 

There are places for 40 teams, so please follow the link, come and have a go, and support your club - we have over 400 members, it would be great to get 80 out racing together.  It's also probably one of the cheapest multi-sport races you'll ever do!!

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, full of PBs and friendships.

Sportively yours,

The Committee.

Otterspool XC race 4th Dec 11am

The XC has moved LOCATION & TIME this SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER due to the Santa Dash...

Otterspool XC – START 11:00 due to Santa Dash
Venue is on Jericho Lane Postcode L17 5AR
There is limited parking on Jericho Lane and Otters
pool Drive (L17 5AL)

Sandwiches and Results
Aigburth People’s Hall
Cellar Bar, L17 0DJ

Your Club needs you

Don't forget to put your name forward for this Friday's AGM if you want to support the Club as the Web Administrator!

Together with the News role, you will manage the Club's communication platforms:  the website, Facebook and Twitter.  If you have the time and skills to contribute, please don't hesitate to put your name forward!

For further information about the different roles and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary: secretary@merseytri.org.uk

For a full list of committee positions, see our page.

AGM and Club Awards this Friday 25th

This year's AGM will be held this Friday 25th November at the Marina Bar and Grill, starting at 7 pm. 

If you haven't already grabbed them, get your tickets here .

Most of the current Club Committee are standing again but your Club needs you to volunteer for the Web Administrator; together with the News role, you will manage the Club's communications platforms:  the website, Facebook and Twitter.  If you have the time and skills to contribute, please put your name forward!

For a full list of committee positions, see our page.

For further information about the different roles and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary: secretary@merseytri.org.uk

Mersey Tri AGM

The AGM this Friday gives the committee the opportunity to share what we have done this year, plans and future directions for Mersey Tri as a club. 

Remember it's your club! If you have any comments or suggestions about how we can improve the club please bring them. 

Download the Mersey Tri AGM meeting minutes from 2015

 

 

Web administrator needed

The Club needs one to two volunteers for the Web Administrator role; together with the News role, you will manage the Club's communication platforms:  the website, Facebook and Twitter.  If you have the time and skills to contribute, please put your name forward; the election will take place at the AGM on Friday 25th November.

For further information about the different roles and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary: secretary@merseytri.org.uk

For a full list of committee positions, see our page.

AGM and Club Awards - One week

One week to go!

This year's AGM will be held on Friday 25th November at the Marina Bar and Grill, starting at 7 pm. This is the opportunity for the Committee to give an update on some of the ongoing work, and for you to ask questions about your Club. The AGM will be followed by the annual Club Awards and a (free!) buffet at 8.30 pm! Get your tickets here

Most of the current Club Committee are standing again but your Club needs you to volunteer for the Web Administrator; together with the News role, you will manage the Club's communications platforms:  the website, Facebook and Twitter.  If you have the time and skills to contribute, please put your name forward!

For a full list of committee positions, see our page.

For further information about the different roles and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary: secretary@merseytri.org.uk

Call for volunteers - Web administrator

The Club needs one to two volunteers for the Web Administrator role; together with the News role, you will manage the Club's communication platforms:  the website, Facebook and Twitter.  If you have the time and skills to contribute, please put your name forward; the election will take place at the AGM on Friday 25th November.

For further information about the different roles and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary: secretary@merseytri.org.uk

For a full list of committee positions, see our page.

Mersey Tri Awards - Vote Now!

The Mersey Tri Awards are now open for voting!

Also don't forget to buy your tickets for the Awards night and buffet on the 25th November. 

See nominees below: 

Male Triathlete

Paul Bradford

It's actually been a year of 2 big events and a lot of training behind the scenes. I competed in the Alpe d'Huez long course triathlon this year for the first time. I finished just over 10 hours and loved it!

My main season goal was to finish under 3 hours at the New York Marathon on November 6th. I was doing 2 jobs on the lead up to the event and most weeks I work out of the country Monday to Friday. I have developed my own training system based on having very little time and was able to achieve my goal on 3 runs per week. My time was 2 hours 58 minutes.

Paul Cubbins

The year started off with long distance events in mind. First off was Grisedale Trail Marathon in February. Up next was Ironman Lanzarote followed a week later by representing GB inETU Lisbon Standard Distance Triathlon. Then on to Chester Middle Distance relay( which we were first place relay along with Simon Ward and Phil Dabner). Next up was the toughest Full Distance on the race calendar Triathlon X. Then onto IMUK. A very tough 8 weeks of racing. Wirral Tri was next, then a 6 day Mountain Bike race in South Africa (Lesotho Sky), and lastly just got the Beacons Ultra next weekend. It's been a draining year but Triathlon X was the main focus. It's been great to train and race against so many club members over the year. 

James Muscart

This year I raced Driffield sprint distance - 1st in age group, 3rd overall; Wetherby standard distance - 1st in age group, 3rd Overall; Llandudno standard distance - 1st in Age group, 3rd overall; Liverpool Sprint Distance - 1st OVERALL and South Manchester sprint distance - 1st in age group and 2nd overall.

Female Triathlete

Yvie Ryan

Since the last awards I have done the following:- Raced in European duathlon champs in Kalkar in April 2016 - got a 10k PB of 41:17 during that race (was previously 43:30). Following that race I was 3rd Brit to finish and so have qualified again for the Euro's next April in Spain. Was First Lady at Hoylake 10k in June Ran my fastest ever 5k and won Parkrun in June in 19:54 (won twice more since) Knocked 9 mins off my half marathon PB at Liverpool Rock and Roll, and finished top 10 in 1:33. August - knocked 4 mins off my olympic distance triathlon PB at Liverpool tri. Was second lady in whistle stop tour 8 mile trail race in September Won Manchester mini duathlon in September And I guess all top 10 finishes at the multi-terrain races.

Helen Sahgal
I've been proud to represent Mersey Tri over the past year and here is a list of some of my achievements:

1st in Age Cat at the Oulton park sprint distance spring duathlon 2016. ITU world championships qualifier.  
Oulton park sprint distance autumn duathlon 2016.  ETU. Qualification for European duathlon champs for GB age group.

  • 1st place- Liverpool Harriers 5k summer series. (May, June, July, Sept) - 4 wins & Series Winner 
  • 1st place-  East lancs 10k
  • 1st place -  Asics Oulton park 10k
  • 1st place -  Blackpool 10k
  • 1st place - Mersey tunnel 10k
  • 1st place- Penny lane 10k
  • 1st place -  Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

XC - 2nd or 3rd lady for Mersey Tri at each event I raced for them in the NWXCL
2nd place- Capenhurst 5k
2nd place - Hale 5 mile
2nd place- Liverpool spring 10k
2nd place- Port sunlight 10k  
2nd place- Mad dog 10k

3rd place- Southport half marathon
3rd place - Cheshire half marathon
3rd place -  Walton 5 mile

West Lancs spring triathlon 2016 - 11 overall female

2016 Merseyside cross country championships I represented mersey Tri and qualified for a spot in the county team to represent Merseyside at the UK inter counties championships

Gemma Sampson

This year I achieved two new PBs on the half ironman distance at Grafman and the Cotswolds 70.3s, I got the elusive fourth medal at Long Course Weekend for completing all 3 ironman distance events over the weekend with the season finale being Ironman Wales in September! 

Alan Kirkham Most Improved Triathlete

Samantha Morrow

This year started with me being determined to enter some events as nerves have always held me back and fitting training around 2 young children and work can prove difficult. It started with a 10k race then a couple of local time trials. I then completed Oulton Park duathlon and qualified for my age group to represent GB at the European championships in April next year. I've really enjoyed this year and thanks to whoever nominated me! Here's to 2017!

Gemma Sampson

Last year I rode out to cheer on some of the MT guys who raced IMUK. The atmosphere was absolutely electric and so inspiring, which planted seeds to do an Ironman myself. A month or so later I did a half, which put me off the idea for about a month before deciding to just go for it. So this year was all about trying long distance and going for Ironman Wales. It was a good, long year training with a couple of half ironman distances and long course weekend which I'd thoroughly recommend to anyone doing IMW. The support in Tenby is incredible and I literally smiled my way around the entire course having a ball. Full thumbs up from me for both those events!

Debbie Wilson

My journey to my first triathlon started back in December when I began to fulfil a bet I had made with my new husband. He was to sit on a horse (I'm a horse riding instructor) and I was to learn to swim (he's a seasoned triathlete). So I began attending the oval swim sessions on a Sunday.  I was pretty scared of the water as I've managed to get to 36 yrs old having never swam. It really wasn't something we ever did as a family growing up. So thanks to Dave Brunton and the other coaches at the oval I started to get the hang of it and my confidence improved. So to motivate me to continue to learn I entered my first triathlon in June "Chester tri". Looking back I probably wasn't ready but I gave it my all and have kept on improving in all 3 aspects since. I have certainly got the bug and am looking forward to competing in more triathlons in 2017 and it's all thanks to the great coaching I've received through Merseytri.

Club member of the year

Paul Bradford

I really feel flattered to be nominated as I have done no more than anyone else! Because I work away a lot I can only coach when I'm in the country. I coach the swim sessions on the Wirral and also run the Saturday morning Open Water swims at west Kirby in the summer. I also do the Coaching Rota for the Wirral coaches. Not glamorous but necessary!

Zoe Brunton

Thank you so much for the nomination! Mersey tri has been my club since I was 7 and I love being involved with it as a coach, Wirral sub-committee member and athlete. 2016 has been a fun year for me in the club, as well as coaching swimming at the Wirral sessions, I have started running two new sessions, a Wirral run session and a Total Fitness swim session. This year I was also closely involved in the creation of the year long swim session plans which we've introduced to improve the structure of our coaching and hopefully the progression of our athletes. Having raced in France last year, I brought over their 'Bike and Run' race and held a new style of race, Velo et Course, which was super cool (next one coming on Feb 11th)!!! Volunteering at the kids aquathlon and tri, Crosby aquathlon and Wirral tri is important to me, without volunteers this races would not happen, and it's always a great day out. Coaching is my passion and being able to do so with my friends and family in the club is amazing

Mike Lisle

As a long time club member,I have been involved in setting up and coaching at all the sessions in the Sefton area including Crosby Open Water swims, Litherland track sessions and Formby sea swims. I also coach Juniors and organise the Crosby Junior Aquathlon as part of the North West series. I really enjoy organising the club Aquathlon Championships and try to keep it interesting by changing the venue or format every year. I still compete and have been fortunate enough to represent Merseytri and Great Britain at the European and World Age-Group Championships this year. Apart from these races,my highlights have been taking part in the newer team events-Swimrun and Velo et Course which have brought back the fun element to the sport. 

Emer McParland

 

Leanne O'Leary

This year Leanne continued her long distance triathlon passion by setting a PB of 12:51 in the Challenge Roth. She also continued the role of club secretary, taking the minutes at all the lengthy, and not so lengthy club meetings!

Neil Sahgal

 

Gemma Sampson

I've been working behind the scenes updating the website, keeping MT members updated on the latest events and training details, and being the first point of contact for new member enquiries. 

Andy Tutte

I completed Roth (albeit slowly) getting friendly with Jan Frodeno in the process and putting Mersey Tri onto the world stage.... I'm also our Welfare Officer and volunteer for Wirral Tri, Go Tri Event for local kids and Swim/Run event for people new to Tri.

AGM - Two weeks to go

This year's AGM will be held on Friday 25th November at the Marina Bar and Grill, starting at 7 pm. This is the opportunity for the Committee to give an update on some of the ongoing work, and for you to ask questions about your Club. The AGM will be followed by the annual Club Awards and a (free!) buffet at 8.30 pm! Get your tickets here

Most of the current Club Committee are standing again but your Club needs you to volunteer for the Web Administrator; together with the News role, you will manage the Club's communications platforms:  the website, Facebook and Twitter.  If you have the time and skills to contribute, please put your name forward!

For a full list of committee positions, see our page.

For further information about the different roles and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary: secretary@merseytri.org.uk

AGM and Club Awards - Reminder

This year's AGM will be held on Friday 25th November at the Marina Bar and Grill, starting at 7 pm. This is the opportunity for the Committee to give an update on some of the ongoing work, and for you to ask questions about your Club. The AGM will be followed by the annual Club Awards and a (free!) buffet at 8.30 pm! Get your tickets here

All positions will be up for re-election but most of the current Club Committee are standing again. However, there is currently one role for which there are currently no nominations.  The Web Administrator role is vitally important for the Club; together with the News role, you will manage the Club's communications platforms:  the website, Facebook and Twitter.  If you have the time and skills to contribute, please put your name forward.  

For a full list of committee positions, see our page.

For further information about the different roles and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary: secretary@merseytri.org.uk

Advance Notice - Club Committee Elections

Elections for the Club Committee will be held at the AGM in November (date to be confirmed).  All positions will be up for re-election so if you want to get involved with organising club events or coaching, running the club's website or you want to give back to the local triathlon community in some way, please put your name forward for election.  A full list of roles can be found below.

Most of the current Club Committee are standing again but there is currently one role for which there are currently no nominations.  The Web Administrator role is vitally important for the Club and involves managing the Club's communications platforms:  the website, Facebook and Twitter.  If you have the time and skills to manage the Club's communications, then please put your name forward.  

For further information about any role and to put forward a nomination, please contact the Club Secretary: secretary@merseytri.org.uk 

Committee positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Membership
  • Webmaster
  • News
  • PR
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Welfare
  • Coaching coordinator
  • Events

Club Kit window OPEN till 27th October

Kit window is now open till 27th October 12 pm. Some helpful info below to aid in ordering.

http://www.merseytri.org.uk/#/club-kit-shop/

To help, please see links to sports collections on their website below. This will help differentiating products before logging in to order through the back end. Read up, read the differences, then it will be much simpler when ordering once you log in.

COLLECTION LINKS:
Tri: http://champ-sys.co.uk/triathlon/triathlon-collection
Run: http://champ-sys.co.uk/running/run-collection
Cycle: http://champ-sys.co.uk/cycling/cycling-collection

SIZE CHARTS:
Link to sizing charts below. Simply select product interested in and review sizes (measure against existing fit clothes)

http://champ-sys.co.uk/cycling/cycling-size-charts

TOP TIPS:

Tri Tops / Suits : 
1) Order optional inch longer top. They're cut quite short.
2) Blade top has pocket and wider shoulder coverage than Link top
3) Blade short has pocket. Link shorts don't.
3) Apex is a hydrodry water repellent stretch fabric (holds less water). It is an elite fit so will be tighter (compression) compared to the Performance tops/suits.

Run:
1) Apex material is simply lighter / slightly more breathable material than Performance. Performance is perfectly good for singlets and T's in my opinion.

Cycling top cuts:
1) RACE - This cut is a more traditional Euro size cut that is tighter and closer fitting (for skinny whippets)
CLUB - This cut is a more generous fitting jersey being bigger in the arms, chest and also longer. I'd advise this is as the standard option for us triathletes who are typically bigger in the upper body.
2) Once again, performance material In my opinion is fine for jerseys, unless your after some super light summer jersey which you don't really need in the UK.

Hope this helps. Will provide some feedback to CS. I know they are looking to narrow their product range and unfortunately their new order system hasn't overly improved things.

But.. kit quality, frequency of orders, delivery time, range etc etc, is way better than it used to be. More and more members are training /racing in club kit. Don't take the effort of club volunteers and club committee who try to provide, deliver and serve some 400 odd members for granted.

Cheers