Advance Notice - Club Committee Elections

Elections for the Club Committee will be held at the AGM 7th December.  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.

All committee positions are up for re-election, with the current committee members standing for re-election. The position of Wirral Representative will be vacant.  If there are any enthusiastic members who want to represent the Wirral on the Club Committee, or who want to stand for any of the committee positions, please email the secretary@merseytri.org.uk

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

AGM and Club Awards - Reminder

This year's AGM will be held on Thursday 7th December at Wirral Golf Club 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 buffet at approx 8.00pm! Get your tickets here

All committee positions are up for re-election, with the current committee members standing for re-election. The position of Wirral Representative will be vacant.  If there are any enthusiastic members who want to represent the Wirral on the Club Committee, or who want to stand for any of the committee positions, please email the secretary@merseytri.org.uk

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

Crosby Pool Sessions

The Crosby Pool swim sessions will start up again on Monday October 9th. We have pool time from 9-10p.m so please arrive for 8.50. Pay in the foyer, £3 until further notice. A club member will collect the money.All abilities welcome. 

Litherland Track Sessions

The Track sessions will start at Litherland next Saturday [October 7th] at the new,slightly later time of 10.30. Cost is £3. All abilities welcome. 

SEALMAN 3- Club Aquathlon Championships

The club Aquathlon Championships  a.k.a SEALMAN will take place at Ainsdale Beach on Saturday September 2nd. Format will be run [short] sea swim [700m] and run [3k] Entry fee will be £6 which will include a donation to RNLI [who provide safety cover] and a race memento. More info to follow in the Events section.   Results are below

RESULTS       MERSEYTRI AQUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

male                                                female                                                                     

1   MARK CLAIR      25.27                 LEE DAVIES 34.42

2  ANDY KEENAN  26.37               SUE ENNIS      36.20

3. DAN DUNNINGTON  27.12          LINDSAY RAYWOOD 40.43

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.

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

Dive In Wavertree Aquatic Park 24th Sept

Total Swimming are delighted to be working on behalf of Speedo to bring you ‘Dive In’ - an innovative campaign designed to promote swimming to thousands of adults this year. The campaign will be coming to Liverpool on the 24th September at Wavertree Sports Park. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals and groups aged 18+ of all swimming abilities. The event will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and be coached by an Olympian alongside our experienced instructors, improving your frontcrawl technique and your fitness, whilst having fun! Sign up soon and book your FREE 1 hour session as places are limited! The two Olympians in question that are present on the day will be Grant Turner and Rio 2016 Silver Medallist Siobhan Marie O’Connor!

 

24th September Wavertree Sports Park (1-2pm, 2:30-3:30pm, 4-5pm)

The purpose of the Dive In campaign

Speedo’s latest survey results made for worrying reading with two thirds of swimmers unable to swim for more than four lengths and a massive 1 in 3 adults admit they are not confident in the water.

These findings have prompted Speedo to offer 10,000 free swimming sessions to adults from May to October 2016 .

50 separate events are being organised with Total Swimming to take the initiative around the country. The free sessions have been designed by ex-professional swimmers James Goddard, Ian Hulme and Harry Needs.

To sign up for the event simply click on the link below and register for the session that suits you:

www.speedo.co.uk/dive-in

CLUB AQUATHLON [Saturday 3rd September] RACE INFORMATION

 Tomorrow's Club Aquathlon Championships will take place at Ainsdale Beach[Pontins turnoff at PR82BZ].Arrive at 7.30 for registration. We will be starting around 8 a.m. Fee is £8 which includes a souvenir buff and a donation to RNLI. There are 4 categories. OPEN MALE.OPEN FEMALE. OVER 40 MALE and OVER 4O FEMALE. Bring a bright hat, wetsuit [optional but advised] and  tri wear. The race will consist of ;

a run to the sea as it is low tide  [approx. 700m]

 a swim        [approx 700m]

return run to transition [700m]

out and back run along the beach   [3k]

Start and finish will be by the RNLI unit on the beach. Lifeguards are taking part in the race and providing safety cover. Good luck everyone. More information, Q and A etc will be posted on the club Facebook page.  

RESULTS

                              run1 +swim           finish

1.  A. Smithson           30.22                     39.04

2. C . Wright  V40       34.00                      43.00

3. G. Davidson  V.40   34.44                     44.20

4.  M.Lisle          V.40   34.37                     44.47

5. S.Moore   F          36.35                        47.19

6. S.Kearney     V40    36.12                       47.58

7. J. LeNormand          38.14                       47.58

8.  S.Barnard    V.40    39.40                     49.28

9. .N.Saghal      V.40    40.42                    50.30

10. R.Johnson               49.17                     59.29  

11. S. Ennis     FV40     46.19                      59.50

12. D.Conlon   V40        50.04                   63.35

13. L.Raywood  FV40   52.07                   65.45

14. D.Connor                 56.00                  67.08

DNF     J Bennett    

DNF    J.Ennis   

 

 

 

 

Everton Park Friday night swim starts 14th October

Everton Park Friday night coached swim session will start Friday 14th October 8-9pm. This will be an open Lifestyles coached session open to all MT members at a discount rate. 

MT club members will be charged a discount rate of £3.00 (Non members £4.00). This would be payable on reception desk upon production of current MT membership.

No monies will be taken poolside

The sessions will be open to all levels/abilities , we will have 3 or 4 lanes per week.

Sessions will rotate around ;

  • ·        Technique
  • ·        Threshold
  • ·        Endurance
  • ·        Open Water skills

A limited amount of Pull Buoys / Fins will be available but swimmers are encouraged to bring their own. 

The session will be limited to 16 swimmers unless additional cover and coaching support is available. If you have relevant qualifications and would be able to assist please get in touch. 

Club kit orders - Poll results

Pursuant to a discussion at the last committee meeting, a poll was put out on our Facebook page to test the potential support for the addition of a fourth window to order club kit.

The results were 48 in favour, and 3 against. Thus informed, a decision will be made at the next committee meeting; this will also take into account other factors such as the additional workload for our kit manager.

Thanks to all for your enthusiastic participation.

Coaching Development - Window closed

The window to submit your applications for financial support to attend one of the Triathlon England coaching courses closed on the 15th August.

We have received an additional four applications and would like to give our thanks to all the applicants. The coaching committee is currently reviewing the applications and will send the results to each individual very soon.

Stay tuned.

Coaching Development - Window Open - Five days left

Only five days left to submit your application for financial support for a coaching course.

For those Members who wish to develop their coaching skills and are willing to support the Club's coached sessions, you can apply for financial support. To do so:

  • read all the information on our website;
  • download and complete the application form;
  • submit by 15th August 2016. All applications received after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the Club.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of coach education or have any queries about the financial support form please contact the coaching sub-committee.

Liverpool Tri - Free T-Shirt for club members

For Liverpool Tri, the Club has negotiated a free event top for all club members. In order to collect these, you will need to provide proof by way of either your membership card or email confirmation of membership.

A great opportunity to check whether you are up to date with your membership payment...

Club Aquathlon Championships

This year's event will take place at Ainsdale Beach on Saturday 3rd September [start time to be announced but it will be early morning]. The race is organised in conjunction with RNLI LIFEGUARDS who provide safety cover and will consist of a sea swim and beach run. Distances are 750m swim and 5k run [these may vary depending on conditions]. Entry fee is £8 which includes a  Mersey Tri buff .This is payable on the day. Race categories are OPEN MALE , FEMALE and V40 MALE and FEMALE . More information available soon. Training opportunities and race advice will be offered on the club's Facebook page.

Coaching Development - Window Open

The coaching sub-committee received (and approved) many applications for financial support for the Tri England coaching courses. There are still a few places available. As a result, we have decided to open the window again for 10 days!

For those Members who wish to develop their coaching skills and are willing to support the Club's coached sessions, you can apply for financial support. To do so:

  • read all the information on our website;
  • download and complete the application form;
  • submit by 15th August 2016. All applications received after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the Club.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of coach education or have any queries about the financial support form please contact the coaching sub-committee.