Big congratulations to Carlisle Tri member Ryan Gavin who put in an awesome performance at the Montane Trail 13 Half Marathon at Grizedale last Sunday.
Fresh from his regular warm weather winter training in Iraq, the cold Lake District climate and it’s challenging terrain couldn’t stop Ryan from completing the course in a fantastic time. This is what he had to say:
“The weather was a lot better than it was last year with a nice 4° as we set off. The organisers had changed the route from 14.5miles (last year) to a standard half, but they certainly didn’t miss out any of the hills (1700ft ELEV GAIN!!!). My legs soon reminded that the first 5 miles were all up hill! Still, I was happy to finish 6th overall, out of nearly 200 runners, in a time of 1:37:18”.
Well done Ryan, great running!
Carlisle Tri Weekly Timetable
It’s been fantastic to see several new faces at training over the last couple of weeks, with more members joining the club each week – and get stuck straight into our weekly training sessions.
Just a reminder to members new and old alike that Carlisle Tri put on the following four sessions every week:
THURSDAY RUN • Trinity Leisure Centre • 7:00–8:00pm run • Uncoached • FREE
All sessions are regularly attended and enjoyed by our friendly and enthusiastic members, so if you’re tempted to try a new session come on down and give it a go! Please turn up to sessions 10 minutes early to ensure each one can start promptly.
Can we also remind runners that the evenings are still dark (but getting lighter, hurrah!) so high-vis clothing is required on the winter runs.
Carlisle Duathlon: Have You Entered Yet?!
There’s now just over 4 weeks to go until the first event of our 2016 Carlisle Tri Event Series – the Carlisle Duathlon.
Lots of members are already lining up for this on Sunday 13th March – and several more sound like they could still be persuaded to give it a go!
Our organisers pride themselves on putting on a fast and friendly race with a great atmosphere and good prizes. A sprint distance course on quiet roads comprising a 4km run – 25km bike ride – 4km run, this is the perfect setting for your first or fiftieth duathlon! More information and online entry is now open on our website.
If you’re not racing, why not support the Club and the events team to put on this fantastic event – and volunteer to marshal. Heather would be delighted to hear from you. Email ClubTreasurer@carlisle-tri.com to offer up your services.
You can also help us to promote the event by spreading the work on facebook or by distributing some of our flyers – contact Heather (email above) or me (Georgie, email: email@example.com) if you have somewhere to display or hand these flyers out.
ONLY ONE WEEK TO SUBMIT ISSUES FOR THE AGM AGENDA
This years Carlisle Tri Club AGM will take place on Thursday 17th March at 8pm at Morton Manor (community centre) on Wigton Road in Carlisle.
This is your opportunity to have your say and make a positive contribution to the club! If you have any issues you would like to see on the agenda for the evening please contact us in advance of the meeting.
All committee positions will be available for re-election so if you would like to be part of the Executive Committee for the 2016–17 season, please put your name forward! The positions up for election are:
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Club Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Welfare Officer, Kit Officer, Male Members Rep, Female Members Rep, Publicity Officer, Club Captain, Webmaster and Social Secretary.
Please contact Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information, want to put yourself forward for a role on the board or if you have an item for the agenda.
DEADLINE FOR AGENDA ISSUES IS FRIDAY 19TH FEBRUARY!!!
This weekend’s races…
My racing radar is quiet this week, but I have heard that Tristan and Kath B are heading to take part in the 46th ‘Craigdon’ Carnethy 5 Hill Race on Saturday afternoon. A 6 mile fell-racing epic taking in 5 summits and comprising 2500 feet of total climb, this looks like a very tough route indeed. All the very best to both of you, let us know how you get on!
Good luck wherever you are racing or training this weekend. Race reports, training diaries and yoga reports (see below) are always gratefully received. Email Georgie at email@example.com.
MyTri Events’ Lancaster Duathlon on Saturday 5th March kicks of the NW Sprint Duathlon Series – and looks like it’s going to be a great event! Comprising a 5km off-road run – a 24km bike loop which will take you though Capernwray, Over Kellet and Arkhlome – and finished with another 5 km run. Great course with plenty of beautiful views and interesting features. Entry open to individuals and teams. More details on the MyTri Events website.
Eden Runner’s popular Haweswater Half Marathon on Sunday 6th March is a stunning 13.1 mile road race following an out and back course from Bampton Village, passing the shores of Haweswater. A hilly course with rewarding views and a friendly atmosphere. More information and entry form on the Eden Runners website.
Class Report: Yoga for Runners
By Wayne Greig
Last Sunday (7th February) saw a few of the Tri Club (Alistair, myself and someone who will be referred to as Miss O. Sports Therapy) attend this workshop ran by Carlisle Yoga.
Alistair had posted about this on our Facebook group a while back and although interested, I have to say that I wasn’t entirely keen, namely because I am literally the stiffest person about! Anyway, after a few torture, sorry I mean injury rehabilitation sessions with Miss O. Sports Therapy, she persuaded moi to give it a go. Miss O. Sports Therapy being the supportive person that she is, persisted in taking the proverbial, saying she couldn’t wait to laugh at me falling over and struggling – a lovely confidence booster!
So Sunday comes, and stupid things run through your head: “will I be only guy?”, “What if I DO fall?”, “What if need the toilet?”, etc etc…
From what transpired I had no need to worry…..if innuendos and naughty giggling (like being back at school) is your thing you’ll fit right in!
Pam the instructor was spot on, aided by her business partner Janet, who talked us through some various animals: namely lizards, pigeons, reverse pigeons and downward dogs. Onto a happy baby, which I have to say comes more natural to the ladies than the men (look this position up!!) [Edit: see photo top right] and ending up riding – and I quote – a fat horse! Throw in some groans, clippity-clops, aforementioned innuendos and passing of wind (not by me I must add): it all ensured for an interesting afternoon!
In all seriousness though, I personally found the session highly beneficial and have even booked onto the next session on 6th March, so it can’t have been that bad! The 2 hour session flew by and for £20 I would definitely recommend it!