Coached Swim Sessions to Start

Swim sessions will start again on Sunday 4th October. As with running, we have to adhere to current COVID/BTF coaching ratios guidance, which means we will have to restrict numbers. For this first session we will only be able to allow 30 ‘lane 3 swimmers and above’ (we will look to reintroduce lanes 1&2 later). This will allow us to test our COVID plans at The Pods.

Changing facilities at The Pods are available however restrictions are in place limiting the number of cubicles and showers available.

British Triathlon confirm multisport can continue

Following the government announcement limiting groups to a maximum of 6 , British Triathlon confirm that swim, bike and run activity and events in England are exempt from the new guidelines.
Full article here

Return to Training

Good news! Quibell Park is ready for us to resume Monday night run coaching once again from the 7th September.

However we will be adhering to BTF Covid guidance and to test out our plans we are opening up our first session on 7th September to ADULTS only. This will help us to ensure our coaches are familiar with new procedures and ensure our risk assessment plan is robust.

From 14th September onward we will open up to both youth and adults but please be aware that the numbers we can allow onto each session will fluctuate due to BTF Covid coach to participant ratios and coach availability. Bookings will continue to be online via the link in the email sent out to you each week.

We continue to make progress with The Pods to resume Sunday swim coaching- bear with us we are nearly there on this one!Thank you for your patience and continued support, we look forward to seeing as many of you as is safely possible over the coming weeks.

Keyo Brigg Sprint 2020 Cancelled

Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon to be held on the 27th Sept has been cancelled.
With a number of changes having to be made for COVID-19 restrictions, the committee after much thought has decided to cancel this years event. We shall shortly be in touch with those that have already entered.

TT series cancelled for the remainder of 2020

With consideration to a number of factors around hosting a safe race for riders & marshals plus as there are only two races remaining in the calendar the decision has been taken to cancel for the remainder of 2020.
Whilst we understand that this may be disappointing, we believe this is the right course of action to take. See you in 2021.

BRITISH CYCLING ANNOUNCES REINTRODUCTION OF CLUB AND GROUP ACTIVITY

With today’s announcement our coaches and committee continue to review the guidelines and assess how training may be restarted.
Read the full article here.

Covid 19 Updates from BTF & BC

Club activites remain suspended until at least the 4th July.

Groups of up to six people from different households are now permitted to exercise together, however they must still follow social distancing guidelines and keep at least two metres apart from those outside their household.

For the latest information from our governing bodies click on the links;

Odds and Evens Fun Challenge

After the successful Tony England’s Virtual Marathon event in April where 20 members joined in with running part of the 26.2 mile,  keeping everyone updated through social media, with photos, posts and videos, I started thinking about what could we get up to in May….

My former Captain from Thunder Run 2018, Graham Ellwood had posted to say that he’d seen someone doing and Odd and Evens Challenge so I thought let us have a go at that!

So on Sunday the 17th May adult and youth members joined in to complete this challenge within the government guidelines of social distancing of course!

So this is how it worked… there were two teams, 1 team made up of adults and youths born in an ODD numbered year (ME!) and 1 team made up of adults and youths born in an EVEN numbered year (Roo!). Game on, I would be in an opposing team to hubby Roo so the challenge was up’d!

Between the hours of 09:00 and 19:00 the plan was for everyone to run or/and walk up to no longer than one hour then share their distance for an overall tally. The longest distance covered by a team would get a prize. I’d put a special request into the Committee who were more than happy to support this.

To add to the challenge the adult or youth who completed their event with the daftest prop could be in for winning a prize. Youth Member’s parents and guardians please watch out for an email coming for the  youth academy to vote for the winner soon!

The morning of the event arrived, Si Leek and Team Porters could not contain their excitement and started the event before the start time. Starting the day as the ODD team captain I had a barrier to overcome as there was 15 members in the Evens team and 10 in the ODD. So come to the rescue came Pepper Hobley who was declared as a great asset to the team, surely running on 4 legs could count double to running on 2 legs? Hey I was free to create what “rules” I could to fill the gap.

At 11:30 on the day, 5 out of the 25 had completed their event. I was still sat in the armchair with my popcorn watching the days events occur…  At 14:00 we had reached over 50 miles covered from walking, jogging, running or even skipping I heard.

Hey Wal Kent even threw in a plank.. surely that should have given an extra bonus for the ODDS? Erm nope. Hot of the press was that Malcolm Dent smashed it and completed his longest run, surely that should have given an extra bonus for the ODDS too? Erm Nope

So at what point would I get my trainers on and take my prop out to play?  (those who know me, know I am the social kind of member, not the one aiming for any race team, but what is great about this club is both types and many other variants left, right and centre are welcomed with golden arms – virtually at the moment)

I made the decision that I was to be the tail walker as if I was bringing up the back of the Parkrun therefore I set off at 16:00 heading on the Beck and up towards Messingham. I was excited to see that one of our Youth Members Libby March-Jones was just completing her bit with her Mum.  I’ll not tell anyone that Libby was happy to walk home but Mum was that shattered that they called Dad up to collect them.

There were amazing props brought along for the challenge, I’ve got to say that the Youths put in the most effort, great stuff Issac Wilson, Eve Turner, Libby March-Jones and Freya Hobley.

By 17:00 the challenge was over so I need to wait to get the results in…. We totalled just short of 100 miles with 25 plus Pepper taking part and…….

Thanks for joining me, Roo, Janine Turner, Mark Turner, George Turner, Eve Turner, Dawn Porter, Brad Porter, Si Leek, Drew Hobley, Freya Hobley, Pepper Hobley, Issac Wilson, Libby March-Jones and Mum, Ben Goodhand, Tony England, Julie England, Wal Kent, Katie Scutt, Isabel Turkington, Rich Turkington, Xav Turkington, Raphi Turkington and Malcom Dent. 

So what challenge can we do next? We’ve done something in April and May so what’s coming in June?

Anyone got any suggestions? If so please contact the committee!

Let’s be part of the solution. Ride sensibly

Extract from British Cycling advice below:

Riding a bicycle is a generally low-risk activity, but with our health and emergency services under such intense pressure it is important that we all take steps to manage risk wherever we can. Please only ride on routes you know well, that are close to home and that are well within your ability level; this is a time for calm recreation, not for challenging yourself.

All club activities now cancelled

Updated 24/3/20

In these unprecedented times, the committee have agreed that all club activities (coached, non coached and events) are now cancelled. Aligned with our governing bodies this will be until the 30th June.

The Paul Kirk Sportive due to take place on the 19th April and Brigg Bomber /Tri are all cancelled

We will keep you informed as and when the situation changes.

Keep safe