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    Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon - 9th September 2012

    July 31st, 2012

    Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon

    Sunday 9th September 2012

    Swim 750m - Bike 20.4k - Run 5.2k 

    North East Region Sprint Triathlon Championship Event

    The Newbiggin Sprint triathlon is traditionally the North Region’s final open water triathlon of the season, and once again this year we are proud to say it forms the region’s Sprint Distance Championship event.What a way to end the open water triathlon season !

    Racing at the Bay has a growing reputation for providing a European style crowd creating plenty of noisy support to help you make it to the finish with good humour and a smile. The Newbiggin triathlon is now in its 4th year.This event is the jewel in the crown for triathlon in the region, unique location and the local community of South East Northumberland come out and support the event in numbers - you will not be disappointed… you have to be there to take in the finish line atmosphere, it is electric.

    Event Entries: http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events/Newbiggin-Sprint-Triathlon-2012

    Please note that entries close on 3rd September and there will be no entries on the day. In addition, we can only guarantee a T shirt for anyone who enters by 23rd August as the final order will be placed then. Entrants after that date will receive an alternative item, but it won’t be an event T shirt.


    Newbiggin Sprint Tri 2011–ETU Championship Qualifier

    July 13th, 2012

    Newbiggin sprint Triathlon - Sunday 11th Sept. This year, Newbiggin was an ETU qualification event for the Eilat ETU Sprint Triathlon World Championships.

    Who can forget what turned out to be an epic day for all concerned.It takes more than Hurricane Katrina to stop us triathletes  :-)

    Triathlon is fun

    Starting in three waves it was Junior Kieran Hill fastest into T1 in an impressive time of 11:41 considering the waves. Closely followed was Ben Newman just 3 seconds down. Not far behind Ben was his sister Becki Newman in 13:49 leading the women’s race with local harrier and race favourite Jane Mooney, over 90 seconds down in 8th position.

    Extending his lead off the bike ahead of team mate James Wislon now in 2nd position Newman was first out onto the run course with another promising junior making his in to 3rd place after a strong swim/bike was Matthew Griffin. With some strong runners close behind it was by no means a certainty who would make the podium.

    Newman’s teammate James Wilson could not quite catch him on the 5.2 km run even after making up 39 seconds but it was the battle for 3rd position that had the crowd exited at the finish line. While Griffin suffered for his efforts on the run, it was another two athletes Harry Coates and young Fergus Roberts in a sprint to the finish. Roberts could not match Coates pace though and came in 4th with Coates rounding out the podium in 3rd.

    running up to transition

    There were plenty of position changes out on the bike course in the women’s race with ex World Champion Joyce Mark, returning to racing, making huge gains making lightweight of the wind turning a 3 minute deficit into a 2 minute lead out of T2! Becki Newman slipped back to 3rd place off the bike and suffered on the run to finish in 7th with Natalie Batey chasing Mark in 2nd and Mooney down in 4th. The question was could local runner Mooney make up a massive 3 minutes in 5k to take home another multisport victory?

    Jane made light work of the run course and in a whirlwind, took the win with an amazing 20:56 run, a full 3:35 ahead of Mark who held on to 2nd place ahead of Batey in 3rd.

    Marius Van aswegen

    Congratulations to everyone who finished the 2011 Newbiggin Sprint triathlon and especially those who completed their first ever sea swim. (swimming in the seas is so different from a lake).Thank you to all those who provided some great sprint finishes. If you are looking forward to seeing the photographs, they will appear on www.mattnuttallphotography.co.uk soon.

    For those who qualified for Eilat, Good luck, enjoy Eilat and bring back some medals!

    Congratulations to the lucky winner of the Zone 3 Aspire wetsuit - Brian Shiel.

    Many thanks to all the marshals, medics and all other volunteers, once again another superb job and you really do make the difference. Special thanks must go to the water safety crew - the RNLI, Newbiggin Sailing Club and Blyth Kayak Club for their assistance, especially on a day with such difficult conditions. 


    The Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon Event Team


    Newbiggin Sprint Tri -12th Sept 2010

    July 10th, 2012

    Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon - 12th September 2010 - What a day ! Glorious Sunshine, Hundreds of cheering spectators, fabulous finish line Atmosphere and brilliant Marshals.

    Top 5 female results:

    1 Caroline Findlay 01:20:48
    2 Lisa Tweddle 01:22:31
    3 Jo Zoppi 01:22:57
    4 Kyah Hall 01:24:21
    5 Joanna Reed 01:25:19

    Top 5 male Results:

    1 Alan Copland 01:06:56
    2 David Barker 01:08:43
    3 Roger Godley 01:09:04
    4 Phil Coulson 01:09:05
    5 David Turnbull 01:10:25

    A Great day, i have never seen Newbiggin promanade so full, mind you,it was even better sitting at the finish after the event in the sun with a nice cold beer


    Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon - Car Parking

    July 10th, 2012

    To ensure the smooth running of the event,There are designated areas for parking for Competitors and spectators,Please see plan below. 

    We have secured more parking in the Local School car park, the details will be eleased shortly.There will be very limited at the registration area as we have to keep some free for the Church service. 



    Northumberland Triathlon - 1st July 2012

    June 7th, 2012

            Northumberland Triathlon - Sunday 1st July 2012

    Sprint Distance - Swim 750m- Bike 20km - Run 5km.

    Standard Distance - Swim 1.5km - Bike 40km - Run 10km.


    If there was ever an ideal location to stage a triathlon event then Druridge Bay country park  fit,s into that category. After last years massive success the Northumberland Sprint & Standard distance triathlon will again be based in the stunning Druridge Bay Country Park, which is approximately 20 miles North of Newcastle upon Tyne and 3 miles South of the fishing village of Amble.

    The swim will be in the warm shallow freshwater Ladyburn Lake set in the park grounds a short distance from the sea. The bike route will take you out of the Country Park along the beautiful rugged coastal route. The run will be on the footpath that winds it way through the woods and meadows that surround Ladyburn lake. The Northumberland triathlon is an ideal multi sport event for all abilities.

    Entries and event information: http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events/Northumberland-Triathlon-2012

    Event Location:Druridge Bay country Parks - NE61 5BX. why nor make a night of it, we are ! Overnight camping is allowed in the country parks,but please book direct with the Park warden / visitor centre on 01670 760968 or email druridgebay@northumberland.gov.uk  - The charge for camping is £5 per person per night.

    Event car parking - Car parking is available on site at the country park. There is a small parking charge of £2 per car, please have small change ready.

    Online Entries closure date - Monday 25th June 2012. There will be no more entries accepted after this date and there will be NO `on the Day entries`

    What you waiting for ?  

    Baz :-)

    QE2 Sprint triathlon - 3rd June 2012

    June 6th, 2012

    What a great day everybody had at the QE2 Sprint Tri.A great new location for the start ,finish and transition areas and it was certainly a hit with all the competitors.

    Tri Northumberland`s Marcus Cockburn at the QE2 sprint Triathlon 2012

    A great home win for Tri Northumberland with Davy Barker storming through the field on the bike and never looking back, all Tri Northumberland results below:

    Position Name Overall Time
    1 David Barker 01:13:30
    47 Neill Jobling 01:25:50
    55 Lee Tait 01:27:00
    84 Neil Dick 01:31:17
    92 Graeme Murray 01:31:53
    96 Marcus Cockburn 01:32:25
    112 Brian Shiel 01:35:42
    138 Tom Pattison 01:40:11
    152 Andy Gowans 01:44:07
    165 Julie Dick 01:48:33
    173 Jennifer Egdell 01:51:12
    180 Marius Van Aswegen 01:53:57
    182 Stephen Urwin 01:54:17
    189 Charlotte Woodcock 01:56:12
    195 Barry Hays 01:59:40

    Baz  :-)



    QE2 - Open Water Training & Coaching Thursday`s 1830hrs - 2000hrs

    May 31st, 2012
    141 turned up for open water swim training last Thursday ( 24th May) in what can be described as pefect summer conditions, i.e.Full sunshine for a change :-)
    36 people were in the coaching group led by Barry Jameson and Neil Bowers, if you wish to book coaching from Barry & Neil you do need to pre-book at : http://www.tri4u.co.uk/open%20water%20swimming.html

    See you next Thursday 31st May 2012 from registration from 18:00, in the water at 1830hrs -2000hrs

    Please remember to bring you filled in registration form for training, follow link and scroll down to the bottom of the page; http://www.trinorthumberland.co.uk/open-water-swimming

    No swimming at any other times has been authorised or will be permitted.
    Please respect this as swimming outside these times would jeopardise the future of theses sessions.
    If you need a wetsuit VO2Max Racing Events are offering a ‘Zone 3′ wetsuit fit for £25. This is refundable against a new wetsuit purchased from them. This the best way to ensure you get the right size and best fit for you.

    Triathlon Events…..Coming up

    May 30th, 2012

    Don’t miss out. There will be NO entries on the day.

    QE2 Sprint Triathlon - 3rd June 2012

    May 20th, 2012

    QE2 Sprint Triathlon - 3rd June 2012. 750m lake swim - 24km bike - 6km run.

    Traditionally the region’s first open-water triathlon of the season, this perennial favourite is held at Woodhorn Museum / QE2 Country Park which boasts a 16 hectare lake surrounded by developing woodland and open grasslands. 

    The 1 lap 750m swim will be in the warm shallow freshwater lake. The Lake is not exposed to current or tides so this makes the swim a very pleasant and enjoyable experience. The 1 lap 24km ‘undulating’ bike route will take you out towards Widdrington Village, before sweeping onto the coast road near Druridge Bay and then along to Cresswell village with some breathtaking views along the coast line. The 2 lap 6km run will be on the footpath that winds it way through the Museum and QE2 country park.The run passes the Transition and Finish in the Museum at the end of the first lap making this ideal for spectators to cheer everyone on to a great finish with a big smile. The QE2 Sprint triathlon is an ideal multi sport event for all abilities.

    Event Entry: http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events/QE2-Sprint-Triathlon-2012

    The Shallow QE2 country park man made lake is also our home for our open water swimming and coaching on Thursday evenings from 1800hrs - 2000hrs ,throughout the summer months.

    The Race HQ,Transition,finish and car parking are all situated within the grounds of the Woodhorn Museum: http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com/  (direction on webiste); poscode: NE63 9YF (If you are planning to use a sat nav, take care! Woodhorn’s postcode will take you to the wrong location, so please watch out for the brown and white signs as you get close and then Woodhorn’s large, bright entrance banners.)

    The Woodhorn museum  / QE2 country park is situated approximately 14 miles north of Newcastle Upon Tyne and 1 mile north of Ashington

    A British Triathlon Federation (BTF) 2 Star Mark event (only 1 of 3 events in the country to have this). 


    Enter here : http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events/QE2-Sprint-Triathlon-2012


    Online Entries close 28th May 2012, There is only 20 entry places left, there  will be No on the day entries allowed for this event.


    Hopefully, we will see you there  :-)

    Ironman Mallorca 70.3

    May 18th, 2012

    Tri Northumberlands Marcus Cockburn, David Barker, Stephen Locker and Craig Gair were in Mallorca last week to represent the club in the Ironman 70.3  
    Blistering hot temperatures made the race tougher than originally anticipated and on a day that started with perfect swim conditions, ended in a half marathon that tested all four to their limit. 

    Ironman Mallorca 70.3 Results :

    David Barker             4hrs 57mins 
    Craig Gair.                5hrs 46mins
    Stephen Locker         5hrs 56mins
    Marcus Cockburn.    6 hrs 31mins



    Well Done To everyone :-)

    Ashington Sprint Triathlon - 7th May 2012

    May 8th, 2012

    What a Great day ! Thank you to all the marshals who gave up their time and of course to the competitors who made it a gr8 event + we even had good weather !

    Spot prize winners, (that was fun :-) ) A big thank you to our kind assistants, aka Mr Jones & Mr Turnbulls children for picking the spot prizes for us.some of the spot prize winner were,(if i remember correctly ):

    Gatorade goody bag: Helen Egdell.

    Triology Goody bags : Ellen Tullo & Jacqueline Moscrop (well done to Jacqueline for finishing as i know she had a fall off the bike)

    NE31 Sports goody bag: Lee Tait.

    F4L Coaching swim voucher: David Owens (who forgot his cycle shoes and had to compete on his bike in running shoes !)

    Congratulations to all the spot prize winners and well done to everybody for making the Ashington Sprint Triathlon a gr8 event for all concerned.


    Ashington Sprint Triathlon 7th May 2012(bank Holiday Monday)

    May 4th, 2012

    The New waves and start times for the Ashington Sprint tri will be on the event website today, I have got to say a big thank you to the event team for re-opening the entries, it has been a massive team effort in re-doing all the start,wave times,timing and all the other tasks that goes with it . 


    The VO2max event office is closed now until Tuesday 8th May.


    we have had lots of emails from some very disappointed competiors whose planned event this weekend got cancelled, so we have decided to re-open our entries into the Ashington Sprint tri so they can have a race.
    It goingto be a last minute rush to prepare race schedules and unfortunately all the T’s are ordered already. Rest assured late entries will get something on the day.

    The Ashington Sprint Triathlon is now in its 4th year and continues to grow every year,This year being no exception….what are you waiting for ?

    The Ashington Sprint Triathlon is an ideal event to kick start your 2012 multi sport season and it is shaping up again to be another successful and enjoyable event attracting a wide range of competitors from all abilities, especially beginners. In the last 3 years a third of the competitors were beginners and many competitors came from our successful ‘Try a Tri’ programme which we run in January through to April. The event is based at Ashington Leisure centre and the bike course takes in the infamous Bothal Bank, not once, but twice ! 

    All the event information is now on the event website:


    Everybody always Remembers Bothal Bank


    Wetsuit Hire

    May 2nd, 2012
    Zone3 will be providing wetsuit hire for our events this summer.


    Zone 3 is one of the first British owned Triathlon brands and since 2008 has developed an unparalleled reputation for producing high quality, performance products at an affordable price.

    Whether you are an elite leading out the field or training for your first open water swimming event, Zone3 will provide you with a wetsuit to help you get the best result

    Men’s Zone3    
    2012 Vision Wetsuit

    Women’s Zone3
     2012 Vision Wetsuit


    Click here to view the men’s
    2012 Vision sizing guide

    Click here to view the women’s
    2012 Vision sizing guide

    If you’re new to wearing a wetsuit, this beginner’s guide should help - click here

    Wetsuit Fit Opportunity
    If you would like to take advantage of our wetsuit fit we’ll be at the QE2 Country Park lake every Thursday evening from the 10th May until mid July. Wetsuit fit costs £25 but is refundable against a new wetsuit purchase. To buy your new wetsuit click here

    Wetsuit Hire Charges
    Zone3 wetsuit hire charges are as follows for the 2012 season:-  
    • £35 for a week
    • £50 for a month
    • £75 for the season (1st April to 28th September)
    The hire period starts from the day you receive the wetsuit. Postage charges and deposits will be charged in addition to the prices above. Please read the full Zone3 wetsuit hire terms and conditions here.  
    To arrange your wetsuit hire direct from Race Zone3, click here 

    Have a great Season!

    QE2 Sprint Triathlon awarded 2 Star Mark of Quality

    April 26th, 2012

    After a great deal of effort by our tireless Event Team, British Triathlon have awarded a 2 Star Mark of Quality for the QE2 Sprint Triathlon event.

    We were the first event in the country to be awarded this standard for an event, which is a great acheivement in itself.

    Well done to all the event team, it does take a team effort to make events work !

    Needless to say the QE2 Sprint Triathlon will be even better in 2012, after your feedback and our own we have a few little changes, which we know you will enjoy..

    more event details to follow shortly.

    Free Entry to Events

    April 26th, 2012

    The VO2Max Racing Events Team strive to make all events ‘a great experience’ for the competitor and we genuinely hope you all, thoroughly enjoy yourself in 2012. As a special incentive this season, YOU could get all our events in 2013 Free! by entering just one event in 2012. The more events you enter, the greater your chances of winning. http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/

    Each individual paid entry will be entered into a draw which will take place after the final event of the season at Woodhorn Museum.

    Train well and we’ll see you soon.

    This offer applies to all individual paid entries in 2012 and is not transferable. Free events apply to 2013 events only.

    Dont forget our open water events start with our BTF 2 star event at the QE2 Country Park on 3rd June.


    Kind Regards

    The VO2Max Racing Events Team

    Offer to all our competitors from Triology Multi sport solutions

    April 20th, 2012

    What a great offer from Multi sport Solutions:

    Triology Multi Sport Solutions are offering any entrants to any event organised by Vo2 max racing events in 2012 a massive discount of £85 off a Level 2 Retul bike fit. That means, only £100 for a level 2 Retul Bike Fit Special, on production of proof of entry to any event ..This includes past entrants from Morpeth Duathlon.


    IMUK Bolton Bike Route Recce

    April 17th, 2012

    If you are doing IMUk Bolton this year and you are thinking about doing a Bike route recce, how about sharing a car with Darren Noble. He’s travelling down from Newcastle on the 28th April and has room in his car for 2 more people plus bikes.

    If you are interested, please contact Darren direct at dnoble@hotmail.co.uk or mobile 07876687710.

    NEWCASTLE ‘PLD’ TRIATHLON - Sunday 20 May 2012 - Marshals needed

    April 14th, 2012

    Marshals are needed to assist with the PLD Triathlon:Details below.


    Sunday 20 May 2012  


    Benfield Sports Centre, Benfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4NU 

    £10 entry fee:Your age on 31st December 2012 determines your age-group…


    Age Group

    Distances (approx)

    8 yrs old

    60m swim / 1km bike / 600m run

    9-10 yrs old

    100m swim / 2km bike / 1200m run

    11-12 yrs old

    180m swim / 3km bike / 1800m run

    13-14 yrs old

    260m swim / 4km bike / 2400m run

    15-16 yrs old

    300m swim / 5km bike / 3000m run


    Any queries, please contact Laura at:  pldtri@yahoo.co.uk









    Morpeth Duathlon - 9th April 2012 (bank Holiday Monday)

    April 14th, 2012

    What a day today ! 

    Congratulations to all the competitors who took part in today`s Morpeth Duathlon.

    The Morpeth Duathlon Run & bike courses proved to be a good challenge to all those competing.

    A very special thank you to all those Marshals who assisted today, Many thanks.

    The Provisional results will be published online on Tuesday 10th April: http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events/Morpeth-Duathlon-2012/Results

    A very Enjoyable Day    :-)

    Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

    April 8th, 2012

    VO2Max Racing Events will be supporting the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation at all thier events this season. We have decided to do this following an approach by Barry and Katherine Nicholson. This father and daughter team have to be admired for their strength, determination and dedication to raising funds for the CLDF. They are also two of the most dependable event volunteers we have ever had. Katherine will be helping out in registration this year as usual (It wont be long before she’s running the show!) and Barry will be barking out his support to all of you on the bike course. Below is something Barry put together and hopefully that will encourage you to give whatever support you can……. Children’s Liver Disease Foundation
    “I don’t blog, tweet or facebook ! However, I have cobbled together a little piece, which may, or may not, be useful.

    The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) was formed in 1980 by parents of Michael McGough, who died of liver disease prior to any transplant being possible. It is interesting to note that the first human liver transplant was as recently as 1963 and it was not until the 1980s that transplantation in infants became more common place.

    The CLDF’s mission is to ensure that the causes of childhood liver disease are understood, prevented/treated through research, to effectively provide information and offer emotional support to those affected. There are now three specialist paediatric liver units in the United Kingdom, at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Kings College Hospital, London & Leeds General Infirmary.

    My family has been involved with the CLDF since our daughter, Katherine, was born in 1996 with Biliary Atresia, a rare form of liver disease. They have provided us with tremendous support, providing information and a friendly face to turn to. (Katherine has now had two transplants, the latter being in 2009). In return, we have attempted to raise funds over the years and this year being a “big push” as I have signed up  to complete (hopefully) a 200 kilometre dog sled challenge in 2013 in Sweden. We hope to raise a minimum of £3000, but any amount over that will also provide the CLDF with much needed funds.”

    Barry Nicholson (Explorer extrodinaire and voluntary event steward)

    You’ll see donation tins and collection buckets dotted around registration and finish areas. Feel free to donate anything you can to this very worthy cause.  Katherine and Barry will be around before, during and after the events and will be more than happy to talk to you about the charity and what they have planned!

    Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    VO2Max Racing Events

    F4L Coaching

    April 7th, 2012

    One of ours Sponsors F4L Coaching has some great new coaching offers on for the Spring.Check them out at:www.makeitcount.org.uk

    F4L Coaching is teaming up with VO2 Max Racing Events in 2012.

    Thanks to F4L Coaching ,One lucky competitor at each of our Events in 2012 will be the winner of a FREE 1 hour swim analysis session voucher.This spot prize will be drawn out at the prize giving after the event. It could be you…


    As an added bonus F4L Coaching Head Coach and activite triathlete Paul Jones,will offer anyone 1 Month free coaching from F4L Coaching if they sign up for 3 or more months . ie. Buy 2 months get third free….  WOW……How good is that ?

    F4L Coaching - for more information on the service Paul offers,details below:
    Paul Jones (Level 3 Triathlon Coach) - F4L Coaching

    Email: paul.jones@email.com

    Phone: +44 7837 468 667

    Website: www.makeitcount.org.uk

    “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision.” – Mohammed Ali

    Northumberland Challenge Swim 30th June 2012

    March 25th, 2012

    You might be considering entering the Great North Swim this year but if you live in the North East or North West of England, Scotland or anywhere else in the country for that matter, have you considered a swim in Northumberland? It’s a beautiful area  and the stunning Druridge Bay Country Park is a superb venue. VO2Max racing Events in association with Zone 3 have a swim to suit you. There are 750m, 1500m or 3000m swims on offer for swimmers of all abilities. 

    Enter here: http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events/Northumberland-Challenge-Swim-2012

    If you need a bit of training first, why not join Tri Northumberland at the QE2 Country Park on Thursday evenings from 10th May and if you need a wetsuit the VO2Max boys will be on hand to help you out.

    Speed up your Swim to Bike Transitions

    March 17th, 2012

    Meet the owner of Zone 3. James Lock doing a quick re-cap and introducing what is planned for 2012 and if you really want to speed up your swim to bike transitions check out the other video.  http://www.tri247.com/article_9794.html

    Interested? Speak to the VO2Max guys http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/

    Triology Multi Sport Solutions

    March 10th, 2012

    Thanks to Triology Multi Sport Solutions,One lucky competitor at each of our Duathlon and Triathlon events in 2012 will be winner of a Level 2 -3D dynamic fit using Retul Motion Tracking system, worth £184.99. Could it be you ?

    Triology Multi Sport solutions are also going to give Two other Lucky Competitors at each of our events a Goodie bag spot prize consisting of a combination of either Compressport Visor, Compressport Race belt, Compressport Swim cap or water bottle

    Triology Multi sport Solutions also offer:

    Precision Bike Fitting


    Level 1 - 2D Bike Fit

    The level 1 bike fit option uses traditional static bike fit measurements while the rider is stationary on the bike.

    Approx 75 minutes

    Price:   £89.99


    Level 2 - 3D Dynamic Fit using Retul motion tracking system

    Our Level 2 dynamic fit uses Retul 3D motion capture technology to ensure the most accurate level of fit available. Ideal for competitive riders, or those struggling with a persistent injury. Every aspect of rider motion on the bike is considered.

    Approx 2 hours 30 minutes

    Price:   £184.99


    Level 3 - 3D Dynamic Fit using Retul motion tracking system

    Our Level 3 dynamic offers the same level of service as the Level 2 fit, but is performed on two different types of bike (TT, Road or MTB) or on two riders with one bike each.

    Approx 4 hours

    Price:    £259.99


    Group Booking Rates for Level 2 Retul fits

    For group bookings of 3 riders or more please contact the fitting studio direct to discuss your requirements.

    Price:   3 riders with a bike each - £115 per fit

    4 or more riders with a bike each - £100 per fit


    Wetsuit Fitting

    Wetsuits need to fit tight, very tight. If they do not, a great deal of water will pool in ill-fitting areas of the suit.  We will help you choose the right suit for you and then you can even try before you buy in our endless pool!

    Approx 30 minutes - 1 hour

    Price:   £20 (if you purchase the wetsuit you will receive this back)


    Sports Massage

    Sports massage therapy promotes recovery, helps treat and prevent injury and improves muscle tone and flexibility. Not just for sportsmen! Massage therapy can help in the treatment of a number of common muscular complaints from simple aches and pains to muscular back problems.

    Price:   £20 a session with free consultation


    Biomechanics Assessment 

    Preventing injury and optimising performance is beneficial to us all, whether on the sports field, at work or at home. Through a comprehensive assessment of spinal alignment, posture, muscle imbalance, biomechanics and flexibility any imbalances will be identified. The biomechanical screening will be sport specific and exercises will be given allowing you to incorporate these into future training.

    Prices: £45 - First consultation

    £20 – 30 minute follow up session


    Mechanics and Servicing

    Whether you require a custom bike built to exact standards, a pre race tune up or complete strip down and rebuild of your precious machine we can help.  Road, Tri and MTB bikes catered for.

    Prices: Standard Service - £50

    Bike Build - £80

    Complete Service - Bike Strip Down and Rebuild - £120



    For more information regarding our prices and services, please contact Triology Multi Sport Solutions.

    Email: northeast@bike-science.com Tel: 07887817960

    That is it, the Legs will feel the Sunshine today!!

    February 28th, 2012

    I did it…. and i did big style !!!!!

    The Legs and Arms were laid bare / open / uncovered to the Sun for the first time this year ………   :-)

    I warmed up by riding over to the Morpeth Duathlon bike route, loads of sunshine,nice and warm but a bit windy,that  made the route tough in places….U are really going to enjoy those Hills…..

    Mind you, Jeffers tried to stop me going out by ringing me beforehand and trying to keep me talking, i did not fall for that old chestnut and i cannot put down in words what he said to me as the thought of him working and me on my bike on a lovely warm sunny day sunk in   :-(   hehehe

    Time for some Jaffa cakes :-)


    Earlier entry

    i have to do it .. How can i resist ?

    That is it i`m going out on my bike and the legs will be open/laid bear/uncovered to the sun for the first time this year !!!!    yippee ….


    See ya later


    Note From Jeffers

    What a life you’ve got! Work in the morning out on yer bike in the afternoon!

    early swim session 28th Feb 2012

    February 28th, 2012

    How warm is it ? is it spring ? Anyway, I  went for an early swim today…. gr8 session.

    warm up: 200swim-200 drills-200bk & drill.

    main set: 4 x 200 paddles - 150 Paddles & Pull - 150 Pull.  all at just under tempo pace (45sec RI between sets)

    cool down: 200 bk.

    All done & very enjoyable  :-)


    Try A Tri - 25th Feb 2012

    February 27th, 2012

    Well done to everybody on Saturday who attended our first ‘Try A Tri’  day.Run drill,swim drills and core conditioning…wait till next time, transition & bike (i feel like it is race season!! )  :-)

    This year qualified coaches from both Tri Northumberland and Tyne Triathlon Club are working together on the sessions.The Try A Tri sessions are aimed at first time athletes, for those who want a new challenge and to get fit and healthy outside of the gym environment.

    The sessions are catered to suit your individual fitness, goals and lifestyle. The triathlon sessions will cover a mixture of swimming, cycling and running. There is limited space so make sure you BOOK EARLY.(25th Feb session is fully booked …sorry !)

    It is recommended to attend all the sessions to get the full benefit of the programme. You will need to bring swimwear, running trainers and athletic wear for the first session. Further details will be provided at the first session.

    Only £20 for all four sessions!


    - Ashington Leisure Centre: 11.00am – 2.00pm
    - Saturday 25th February 2012
    - Saturday 31st March 2012
    - Saturday 28th April 2012
    - QE2 Lake Ashington: 6.00PM – 7.30PM (open water swimming)
    - Thursday 10th May 2012


    Contact Tom Lavender: tlavender@bval.co.uk or
    07540412086 to book your place. Limited space so book early

    Friday - Early morning swim session

    February 24th, 2012

    I have been working away most of the week and have not been feeling too good, a bit of cold after our Sunday group ride……so after a bit of a recovery week, i went for my usual Friday early morning swim…..what a brilliant session i have just had  :-)

    unfortunately for Gary, he was at the pool,he suggested doing 30x 50`s ( i really knew i would get him to do 40×50`s!)

    warm up:  600m as f/S - Pull and drills.

    Main set:40x 50`s on 55sec, (average - 43secs).

    cool down: Back stroke.

    what a great session and i felt really good (all that swim training with Tyne Tri is starting to pay off). The only other thing i could say was, Gary was shattered and did not speak to me much afterwards…..i`m sure he will come round  :-)


    Note from Jeffers

    Perhaps you should take Gary swimming more often!! or get him to come to Elswick and he can swim in the baby pool for a while!!

    Saturday swim session - Blyth Sports centre

    February 19th, 2012

    The Saturday swim session at Blyth sports centre on Saturday`s 5.30pm - 6.30pm is getting more popular, More new faces turned up and more old faces came out of hibernation.The swim Coach (Shaun Branegan) is putting together some very interesting and tough sessions to keep us focused on the impending season.

    The session we had to do:

    warm up - 200 Fs - 200Pull - 100 medley - 100swim

    Drill set: various drills of 2 lengths totalling 400m

    main set: 2 x    400 (30sec Ri) 200 -(20sec RI) 400 (30sec RI)  1min between sets. all at critical swim speed + 5 secs (i think that means fast , but manageable…in old language !!)

    members,non members,all abilities welcome.look forward to seeing you there.

    check out Tyne Tri club: http://tynetri.org/index.php/training/

    or Tri Northumberland: http://www.trinorthumberland.co.uk/home


    Event Volunteers 2012

    February 18th, 2012

    2012 is with us and Spring is just around the corner. Everyones minds are starting to focus on the season ahead and VO2Max Racing Events have another full calendar of events. There are 4 Senior Triathlons, 2 Duathlons and 1 Open Water Swim to look forward to and we are asking fo your help again.

    The early season events are starting to fill up and we are expecting them to be full in the next few… weeks. We are kicking the season off in Morpeth with an event new to the calendar this year. Morpeth Duathlon will be a challenging event incorporating a superb bike leg winding its way through the Northumberland countryside. Based at Morpeth Rugby Club, we’ll have full use of all the facilities there.

    If you are not participating and you think you would like to get involved at any of the events listed below, can you please let us know. It is early to be committing to some of them, but if you could consider the first couple of events for now that would be great.

    We are also looking for people who would like to get more involved in the running of the events and who would be willing to take on a more senior role on the day. If you are interested in that, please also let us know and we can then discuss what’s involved.

    Similar to last year, all volunteers will get an event shirt and will be fed and watered, but as an extra bonus this season, you’ll be allowed a free entry into the event of your choice, if you help out at another. That would apply to all the events you help out with and would transfer to the 2013 season if you help out at Newbiggin Triathlon or Woodhorn Duathlon.

    Thank you

    The Event Team VO2Max Racing Events

    email; info@vo2maxracingevents.co.uk

    web; http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/

    2012 Events

    Morpeth Duathlon - Monday 9th April 2012 - Morpeth Rugby Club

    Ashington Sprint Triathlon - Monday 7th May 2012 - Ashington Leisure Centre

    QE2 Sprint Triathlon - Sunday 3rd June 2012 - Woodhorn Museum

    Northumberland Challenge Swim - Saturday 30th June 2012 - Druridge Bay Country Park, Hadston

    Northumberland Standard & Sprint Triathlons - Sunday 1st July 2012 - Druridge Bay Country Park, Hadston

    Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon - Sunday 9th September 2012 - Newbiggin by the Sea

    Woodhorn Duathlon - Sunday 28th October 2012 - Woodhorn Museum

    Waggonways Fun Day Walk or Cycle

    February 17th, 2012

    The Event:
    The Waggonway network of North Tyneside has undergone significant improvements over the years. To promote what the Waggonways have to offer we have created this 7 mile round route charity cycle ride on the 24th March starting at the Cobalt business Park at Approximately 10:AM and ending at the Cobalt business Park.

    The entry fee for this ride is only £6 including a T-Shirt and refreshments. Please ask family and friends to sponsor you and make a real difference to the lives of children and young adults suffering from cancer.
    You may wish to ride this route as part of a team or by yourself, either way please do take part, and remember, this is a charity cycle fun ride and not a race, so join us and have a great day out.
    The Waggonways to Health Charity Cycle Ride, supporting our charity is only £6. to register, it includes a free T shirt. Applicant: Please enclose a large stamped addressed envelope for the return of registration and confirmation Free medal for all participants Cycle Maintenance Steele Cycles
    N Tyneside PCT
    Link to the Waggonways Fun Day Walk or Cycle Flyer
    Below is the link of the cycle route:


    A nice morning out for the family and for a good cause.



    Try a Para Tri coaching sessions

    February 16th, 2012

    A message from our Triathlon England Regional programme manager Michelle Scott:

    Try a ParaTri coaching sessions is a brand new initiative exclusive to the North East and has never been tried in Paratriathlon before in England.The Try a ParaTri programme is aimed at people with a disability to be introduced into the world of paratriathlon for the very first time. 

    There is no need for participants to have any equipment as it will be provided.

    Please can you circulate the poster (follow link to poster): http://www.trinorthumberland.co.uk/news1

    to your club members, or anyone that you feel will be interested in taking part.


    Group Ride - Sunday 12th Feb

    February 12th, 2012

    What a ride today, We went from Morpeth and followed the Morpeth Duathlon route till Netherwitton but instead of going up the `Trench` ( a nice long incline for you on race day) we headed on to Forest Burn gate and took in the hills of North Rothbury and Rothley……..

    Must say there were some tired legs by the time we re-joined the Duathlon route from where we put a good Tempo back into Morpeth…

    Good to see everybody.



    What Equipment do you need to do a triathlon?

    February 10th, 2012

    We have lots of enquiries from people as to what equipment they will need to do their first triathlon ? I hope this helps & if you can think of anything else..just let us know..

    What do I Wear?

    You don’t need to spend bundles of cash on all the latest tri gear. A few of the basics are all you need to get started. It couldn’t be simpler:


    Novice events tend to be pool-based, although some may involve open-water swims. The type of event will affect what kit you need. A swimming hat lowers water resistance and saves you vital seconds in the water, so it definitely counts as a triathlon essential. You can pick them up for a couple of pounds in any sports store and they’re worth it.

    Goggles are a god send when you’re swimming in a pack of enthusiastic triathletes. Being able to see what’s going on is the difference between getting stuck in the pack or making a breakaway lead. Cold British open water swims mean you can’t overlook wetsuits - they’re compulsory with water temperatures below 14 degrees. Summer is officially the triathlon season but a full-length wetsuit is still advisable.

    Transition Tip

    When changing kit in transition, be quick but don’t be too hasty. If you rush you can get into a mess and end up taking more time getting changed than is necessary. The best piece of advice about putting gear on is ‘less haste, more speed’, meaning don’t rush too much or you will get in a real mess and end up spending more time getting changed.


    Nobody is excused from wearing a helmet, so you’ll never see a triathlete riding without a lid, not even an elite. Modern helmets are reasonably priced, simple to use and they give the best protection to your most important parts. One nasty tumble is all it takes.

    You don’t need a purpose-made tri suit to compete in, but something close-fitting and comfortable and, if you are taking part in an open-water swim, that can be worn under a wetsuit is ideal. A singlet and shorts will serve you just as well, but extra padding in the saddle area is desirable.

    A bike has to count as an essential piece of triathlon equipment, but until you get to a more advanced level you don’t have to worry about the quality of your bike. Drag your old one out of the shed, but be sure to give it a good service - punctures could almost certainly be the end of your race.

    Cycling shoes are a luxury if you’re just starting out, but you definitely want shoes that are easy to get on and off during transitions. The advantage of cycling shoes is that they attach to the pedals giving you better cycling stability and power.


    Again, there is no real need for specialist running gear at first. Swim, run and bike kit can double up; just make sure that the outfit you choose to wear is comfortable, even when you’ve been cycling in it. Breathability is always an advantage.

    Shoes are the most important part of your running equipment. If your feet are well supported and comfortable, it will make your run seem much easier. Check it out with a running shoe expert before you buy, as individual running styles dictate your trainer requirements.

    Tri Kit Costs

    This introduction to tri kit necessities is a good point for getting started. Triathlon equipment costings can be pretty reasonable, but professional gear can add up at an astounding rate.



    Next Club County Meeting

    February 4th, 2012

    (A message from Michelle Scott - our Regional programme manager - Triathlon England)

    Hi everyone,

    I am emailing you with regards to the next county meeting that I have arranged to take place in March. This will be a follow up meeting to the one that we had in November.  

    These meetings are designed to be centre of club development and have positive outcomes that can shape triathlon in the North East by linking with the Regional Committee and RPM more closely. 

    As requested the Northumberland and Tyne and Wear area will join for these meetings.The meeting will be held on Wednesday 14th March 2012, 7 till 9pm at The Copthorne Hotel Newcastle and we will be in the Sir Bobby Robinson Suit.  This address is as follows: The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. NE1 3RT

    Web Site: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/copthornenewcastle

    It would be good if you can also pass this on to your coaches & race organisers & ask them to give you their opinions on what is needed to develop the sport.Involvement and attendance is key in order to gain a full understanding of the needs within the area and it would be great if a representative from each club is able to attend.Please confirm if you or someone from the club can attend and please feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who may have an interest in attending.

    If I know who is coming, then I can order tea’s and coffee’s this time! 

    Kind regards 

    Michelle Scott, Regional Programme Manager,Triathlon England,

    Northumberland, Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Durham, Tees Valley and Tyne & Wear

    Email: michellescott@triathlonengland.org

    Note from Baz: well that`s us going ..anything for free T and coffee, Michelle can u get some Jaffa cakes as well and it is  definite  from us :-)

    These meeetings are important for the development of the sport develop in the North East, I think we need to support Michelle in her work.

    Entries are now open for Online Card Payments

    February 3rd, 2012

    We’re delighted to be able to announce that credit card and debit card payment facilities’ are now available. This will be the only method of payment available.

    For those who have entered events already and have yet to pay by cheque or bank transfer that’s fine, you can still send in the cheque or proceed with bank transfer until 28th February 2012.

    To everyone who has shown great patience whilst we sorted this out. Many thanks from the event team.

    Enter Events here http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events

    If you do need to contact us for any  reason, email info@vo2maxracingevents.co.uk

    On behalf of the Event Team

    2012 EVENTS - Card Payments opening late tonight

    February 2nd, 2012

    F4L Coaching Spring Swim Technique Sessions

    January 27th, 2012

    F4L Coaching are going to be running a series of swim technique sessions through February / March 2012.  

    There are TWO options:

    1.  F4L Coaching encourage you to attend a set of 3x 1 hour sessions: each consisting of 1 swim analysis session with video feedback (including underwater footage) and then 2 swim technique sessions working on the technique errors from the 1st session.

    There will be a maximum of 4 people in the session.  The sessions will take place at Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick starting at 7pm and will last one hour.

    The cost of the sessions is £50 - this covers the 3 sessions


    Saturday 25th February (analysis / video) + 3rd & 10th March

    2.  F4L Coaching are also running an additional one-off session: F4L Coaching have hired a lane at Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick for some swim technique sessions in February / March 2012:

    These will be ’swim technique’ sessions for MAX of 3 people per session (working on frontcrawl). 

    There will be video feedback (including underwater footage) so you can see more clearly what it is we need to correct - you’ll also get a feedback sheet with notes too.  The sessions are £17.50 per person per one hour session.  First come, first served - anyone welcome.

    Saturday 17th March - 19:00 until 20:00

    For more information on other F4L Coaching check out the website: www.makeitcount.org.uk

    Paul Jones (Level 3 Triathlon Coach) - F4L Coaching

    Email: paul.jones@email.com

    Website: www.makeitcount.org.uk

    Cap to Cap Ride 2012

    January 23rd, 2012

    One of our friends and fellow Tri Northumberland club member Steve Shepherd is doing the Cap to cap ride 2012 to raise funds for charities, read below for info:

    The ride starts in London on 1st June 2012 and we will cycle to the 5 capitals of England,Wales,Ireland,Northern Ireland and Scotland.
    from London our first stop is Cardiff,from Cardiff we will cycle to liverpool to catch the ferry to southern Ireland  where we will cycle to Dublin,from Dublin we will head to Northern Ireland and Belfast.
    Another ferry crossing will see us return to Scotland through Glasgow and finally the last capital on our trip,Edinburgh.
    We are finishing the ride on Saturday 9th June 2012 at the Halfmoon pub at stakeford with family and friends,BBQ and a few beers, ( Baz - i like that ! )
    The whole ride will be over 9 days and we will be cycling over 900 miles raising money for 5 seperate charities mine is the Special care baby unit at Wansbeck Hospital,the others are;Mcmillan cancer nurses,The childrens ward at St Oswalds Hospice,The Northeast Air Ambulance and The Wildlife Trust.
    If you wish to sponsor or make a donation to Steve on the cap to cap ride, go to his just giving page at  www.justgiving.co.uk under stevens cap to cap.
    So thats the Cap to Cap ,9 days LONDON-CARDIFF-DUBLIN-BELFAST-EDINBURGH 900+ Miles.
    note from Baz:
    Steve and his two friends will be cycling from Berwick on the last day (Sat 9th June) , so if you are not racing and fancy meeting up with the group, just let me know and we can arrange a cycle back together.It would be good to get as many people down to the finish as possible. 

    Need a Challenge for 2012?

    January 21st, 2012
    Make 2012 a year to remember

    Make 2012 a year to remember

    Sunday Bike rides

    January 13th, 2012

    After the festive break we had a great bike ride on Sunday.

    we meet on Sunday`s at the Queens head hotel / pub in Guide Post at 0915hrs then head over to Morpeth and pick the rest of the crew up at 0930hrs at Morpeth Chantry.

    anybody is welcome to tag along - non members, recreational cyclists are more than welcome. we usually take it steady for the first hour so we can all catch up on the craic, then it get`s a bit faster on the way home.

    This Sunday see us meeting up en-route with our friends from Tyne Tri Club and going out for a ride together  :-)

    Last Sunday we headed up to Cambo and up to the Gibbett, which was made a bit harder by the stiff breeze on our faces, but boy did we fly home…..with Jeffers sucking my wheel !!!

    Note from Jeffers

    I’ve been practicing that a bit recently and I’m getting quite good a it now! I think I can safely say that I’m the best wheel sucker in the club!

    the picture below shows us meeting up last year at the chantry in Morpeth.

    left picture below: Brian and Pete right picture Gazza.middle left picture - Davy middle right picture Stevie & Gazza (again) bottom picture left Geoff, bottom piture right Simon.

    Jeffers - where`s my picture ????


    Note from Jeffers

    Sorry Baz…Didn’t have my wide angle lens fitted!!

    Note from Baz: Yes, i agree -U wouldn`t be able to fit my shoulders in !! ;-)


    Track sessions are still going strong - all welcome

    January 13th, 2012

    After the festive break the track sessions are continuing to go from Strength to Strength. some hardy people are even going to the swim session at Blyth afterwards….i just go home for something to eat  :-)      but i will start going soon……..

    The track session is on Saturday`s and starts at 1600hrs. The swim session at Blyth starts at 1730hrs.

    All abilities & non members welcome and will be catered for: jeffers took these pics below last year of us warming up …he just kept popping out from behind a tree to snap a shot…..

    coach Wright (Zeberdee) is on the left of the picture with the yellow top,Gloves and hat on.

    below picture: The `young` Dave Stephens leading the way followed by Baz, Gazza, Craig and Stevie. 

    this pic shows us doing the main set: 6 x 1k @ T pace on 4min with 75sec RI, 3 x 800 @ T pace on 3m 14sec with 1 min Ri, 2x 400 @ I pace on 1m 30 sec with 30 sec RI.

    cool down; easy jogging + stretching then a few beers and a good sleep….


    Is it Summer yet ?

    January 13th, 2012

    How good is this weather ?

    just been out for a lovely little 1.5hr bike ride in brilliant sunshine and it is also quite mild… 

    i did the Bothal, Ulgham Widdrington, Druridge, Cresswell and Lynemouth route.The views over the coast today are fantastic.I did 30 Min’s Tempo in the middle and the knee seems to be holding up quite well …don`t you just love days like this :-)

    Happy days


    what a sunrise !

    January 13th, 2012

    Well the knee op has been done & xmas is out the road……I have had 3 weeks of rehab (for the knee !! ) and i went for my first very easy Jog yesterday down to the beach.

    The sun was just starting to peak its head from the horizon and what a sight it was, it even made me stop for a few seconds  to admire just how nice a sight it was ( wish i had my camera for you) …..i have missed things like that when i have not been training.  

    anyway enough of that nice stuff,Have you noticed how quiet Jeffers has been lately ?  Seemingly, the reason why he is so quiet is that he has been trying to fit his new bathroom suit, why might you ask does he need a new bathroom suit ? well,keep this between ourselves !! but with all the weight he has put on over the xmas Holiday`s he went for a shower and cracked the shower tray and it leaked through his ceiling !   unbelievable !!! what a Man  :-)

    Note from Jeffers

    Baz I think you mean bathroom suite. My bathroom suit is like my birthday suit! Anyway I have not put any weight on so I should be able to ‘whip your hide’ when it comes to racing this season.

    Note from Baz:

    Looks like it is going to be a cracking season…..with jeffers paying for the beers !    :-)

    2012 Event Entries now open

    January 1st, 2012

    Happy New Year & all the best for 2012 from the event team.

    The 2012 Events entry website & links below:



    Online entry for 2012 events:

    December 12th, 2011

    The online entry payment system for our 2012 events has taken much longer than the provider said it would… ( only 11 weeks longer ! )

    Banks must be doing so well in the current economic climate that they do not need any nore business ………………..so for the time being we have opened up entries to Cheque payment and bank transfers until they sort the online card payment side of things out.

    I keep telling everyone that i`m not that good with anything to do IT, computers and me just do not get on    :-) but i have been thinking,

    we have all payed by cheque sometime in our life and i even know that cheques are on their way out in the next couple of years……(bye bye cheques it was good when it lasted). I know all about card payments,even i buy things over the `internet` and enter other events…( i can do the basics !)  I know when i enter an event or buy something i get charged extra for using my card as payment…..ok for a small event, say a few quid for arguments sake, but when i enter a big event (IM or challenge event that costs £300 - £400 , i get charged about £10 upwards for the privilege of using my card to enter online !….i know ur asking where is this going ?, well i think Bank transfers could be the answer, they easy, simple and do not have any extra costs attached and the payment is done straight away, all we have to remember is to put the reference number we are given on the bank transfer……….    

    Jeffers, for once i must give you credit that you have come up with a Gr8 idea   :-)

    2012 Events entry website & link below:

    http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/      http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events


    Note from Jeffers

    Baz I nearly fell asleep reading this!..You don’t half ramble on at times!!

    Yes…Anything that’s cuts out the middle man and stops those banks getting thier hands on everybody’s cash has got to be a good thing…and if it’s good enough for the National Lottery…It’s good enough for me.

    Track Session 10th December 2011

    December 10th, 2011

    Bitterly cold today at the track, but it soon got hot !

    warm up: 10 Min’s easy to steady

    main set: 5 x 1k on 4m 15sec with 1 min jog RI.

    cool down: 5 Min’s easy.

    A brilliant session, hopefully see you all tomorrow on the bike.


    2012 Events are now Open.

    December 10th, 2011

    We seem to have been waiting ages to announce this…………

    Our 2012 Events are now open for entries

    Unfortunately it’s taken longer than expected for our online payment solution to be set up, so in the meantime we have decided to open up event entries and accept payment by either cheque or bank transfer. Online payments will be coming along as soon as possible! 


    Note From Baz: Jeffers….how are people supposed to enter when you have not even told them where to go to enter…….do i have to do everything myself !      :-) 

    Here is the link to the entry website: http://www.vo2maxracingevents.co.uk/Events


    Note from Jeffers. Sorry Baz … I was just so excited and completely forgot!!

    Anyway. It does make a change…you tidying up after me…..Has to be a first! … btw, while i’m on … can I have that tenner back I loaned you last week?


    Note From Baz: I have now left the country    :-)


    The joys of an early swim on Friday…..

    December 9th, 2011

    I love Friday`s……..

    met Gazza at the pool and the first thing he say`s is am `wrecked` and `i have never trained all week` ( now i know he is telling fibs as he always says that!!) and i think to myself OK let`s have a hard session then …………..i know i should not , but i have to.He would do the same to me.   :-)

    warm up - 10 Min’s swim + drills

    main set: 5 x 100 on 1.35 with 15 sec rest. 5 x 100 on 1.30 with 15sec rest. 10 x 50`s on 40 sec with 15 sec rest

    cool down: 5mins back stroke.

    It must have been a hard set as Gazza was hanging over the side of the pool with his arms aching after the 50`s, swearing and saying some naughty things about me……….The joys of Friday swimming   :-)

    See everyone at the track tomorrow 4pm start.


    What a great Turbo Session

    December 8th, 2011

    Gale force winds, Rain, Sleet and eventually the snow will come……..OMG - How depressing, so there was only 1 thing left to TURBO !

    warm up - 15Min’s - Z1 - top of Z3. (146w-239w)

    Main Set:  30Min’s @ mid Z4  (ave 270w). Cool Down - 10 Min’s easy spin.

    session time 55Min’s.

    What a great session, My legs were stinging a bit and i knew before i started that it would be a tough session.