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News 2015

Annual General Meeting Date for 2016 Confirmed (posted 25/11/15)

AGM 18th February
AGM 18th February 2016

AGM Date: Thursday, 18th February 2016 - 7pm
We are meeting at the Clarence Inn, Brecon at 7pm after run training. All welcome - and a great chance to meet the many new faces in the Club. Lots on the agenda including Brecon Tri 2016.
Please make an effort to attend as this is a big opportunity to progress the Club. Food menu and agenda will be emailed out nearer the date. The Club will pay for a meal and a drink, and you can bring along your subscription fee for 2016.

Core Club Activities: Swim Bike Run (posted 24/9/15)

Brecon 400m Track
Brecon 400m Track

The triathlon season in the UK is now coming to a close so it's time to evaluate your season and plan your winter training.
We have a number of new members and Ironman Wales entry seems popular for 2016. Accordingly there is plenty of scope for developing our core training sessions further over the coming months. The success of such sessions does depend on a critical mass of members happy to attend each week, fortnight or month. Thoughts and ideas are always welcome.
If any members are planning sessions and wish others to join in, please post well in advance on Facebook - the inclusion of a mapped Strava route or similar would be a great addition.

Here is a reminder of the core club training activities at present:

 

1) Swimming
Booked sessions with coach Kylie Mansfield at Brecon Leisure Centre each Friday evening (see previous post).

 

2) Cycling

Brecon Wheelers ride out on Sunday mornings setting off from Brecon Leisure Centre at 8am. The pace varies with the ability of the riders out that day. Some of the faster members may head off for an extended route at the end. Cafe stops are generally not a feature - unless it's a special occasion. The Wheelers are welcoming, friendly and supportive. A good chance to meet them is the spinning class on a Thursday (at BLC).

 

3) Running

Track training is on Thursday evenings at Brecon Leisure Centre starting at 6pm. You're not going to improve speed without some form of interval training and there is no better place to start than Brecon track.
It's free for club members but most chip in £2 on the night to support Brecon Athletics who lead the session. All abilities so don't be shy! Drop Adam Jones a message with any questions.


Coached Swim Training Friday Evenings from September 18th 2015 (posted 20/9/15)

Swim Coach Kylie Mansfield
Swim Coach Kylie Mansfield

Swim Coaching is now fully booked - thanks

Fresh from her ETU Long Distance triathlon success our favourite coach Kylie Mansfield will be here on Fridays 7.30-8.30pm starting 18th September for 14 weeks.
Each session will be for one hour and we will need to be poolside and ready to start at 7.25pm.

As before there will be 4 lanes with slowest swimmers in the first lane, and more experienced in the last lane, so everyone will be training with swimmers of similar ability.


Priority:

to those that have completed previous blocks.

to those who want to book the whole 14 week block.

Brecon Triathlon Club membership is mandatory.

Pricing:
All 14 sessions £45. All payment requests will be online via your club account.

Fee includes pool entry and coaching.

Occasional swims £5 (by prior arrangement).

Swim Coaching is now fully booked - thanks

Chip Timing for 2016 Confirmed (posted 22/8/15)

Brecon Sprint
Chip Timing Company for 2016

We will be using chip timing for the 2016 Brecon Sprint Triathlon (May 28th).
Tri & Enter Events wil be supplying the chips but there will be no change in branding.
Other changes for 2016 may include race tattoos, a speaker system and also a finishing race arch.

Brecon Sprint Triathlon 2016 Date Confirmed - Saturday May 28th (posted 15/8/15)

Brecon Sprint
The Brecon Sprint Triathlon

We can now confirm that the 2016 Brecon Sprint Triathlon will take place on Saturday May 28th.
This is a Bank Holiday weekend and the first Saturday of the school summer half term holiday in Powys.

Results for the Brecon Sprint Triathlon 2015 (posted 30/5/15)

Brecon Sprint
The Brecon Sprint Triathlon

Congratulations to all triathletes who took part in the 2015 Brecon Sprint Triathlon.
See you all next year!

 

**RACE RESULTS 2015**

Important Race Day Information - The Brecon Sprint Triathlon (posted 21/5/15)

The Brecon Sprint Triathlon
The Brecon Sprint Triathlon 2015

Saturday May 30th 2015 from 12.30pm.

 

Race Brief 2015 (.pdf)
Swim Start Times 2015 (.pdf)

Bike Route Video (YouTube)

Run Route (large .pdf)
Competitor Newsletter (.pdf)

Please read the briefing carefully. You will note that repairs to the footpath through The Groves mean that there is no longer any need for the diversion which was in operation last year. It may be muddy through The Groves depending on the weather, so please choose your footwear accordingly. The run route now finishes in front of the Leisure Centre not on the running track.
There is plenty of additional information on the website including a video of the bike course. The bike course is not on closed roads. The course is a figure of eight, so watch out for the sign at the central junction turn left first time and straight on second time. For those of you still unfamiliar with the bike and run routes, the Club is organising one final recce on Wednesday 27 May at 7pm from Brecon Leisure Centre. Meet in the car park, all welcome.

Please note junior athletes that you will need a parent present at the event.

Every year there are a few punctures before the race starts, so don't forget to bring along a spare inner tube and pump, just in case. We will provide a swim cap for the pool and you may keep this if you wish. New for this year we will be offering a free massage after the race from Scott Cornish physio. Cotswold in Brecon are offering all competitors a 20% discount in their shop on the Saturday of the event, so phone ahead if you need to reserve any last minute purchases 01874 622551 Cotswold are also kindly providing prizes for the age group winners.

The race will start at 1230 and registration will open from 1130. There is ample car parking in a field adjacent to the roundabout near the Leisure Centre - it will be well signed.

Wishing you the best of luck for your race and I hope you enjoy the day.

Club Kit Has Now Arrived From Portugal (posted 5/4/15)

Club Kit Design
Club Kit Design

We've just taken delivery of the new batch of club kit direct from Carvalho Custom.

It's all labelled up and will be ready for members to collect from Likeys from 10am Friday (8/5/15). Likeys is open from Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.00pm - 2 The Struet.
The kit is a tight fit and we've had one return already!
Remember that if the kit doesn’t fit we will refund your costs and surplus kit will be advertised and resold in due course.

All returns back to Likeys please.

Coached Swim Training Friday Evenings from April 10th 2015 (posted 27/3/15)

Swim Coach Kylie Mansfield
Swim Coach Kylie Mansfield

Our favourite coach Kylie Mansfield will be here on Fridays 7.30-8.30pm starting 10th April for 10 weeks..
Each session will be for one hour and we will need to be poolside and ready to start at 7.25pm.

As before there will be 4 lanes with slowest swimmers in the first lane, and more experienced in the last lane, so everyone will be training with swimmers of similar ability.


Priority:

to those that have completed previous blocks.

to those who want to book the whole 10 week block.

Brecon Triathlon Club membership is mandatory.

Pricing:
All 10 sessions £40.

Fee includes pool entry and coaching.

Occasional swims £5 (by prior arrangement).

To book:

Reply to the email sent out.
We will confirm your place by email.

Annual General Meeting - Sunday 1st March at 6pm The Clarence Inn (posted 14/2/15)

AGM 1/3/15
AGM Sunday 1/3/15 at the Clarence

Our Annual General Meeting which will take place at the Clarence Inn on Sunday, March 1st at 6pm.

We are aiming for this to be a productive but social occasion and accordingly the Club will pay for a meal and drinks for each member. Please notify me (by website contact form) of your meal choice from the menu below so I can pass on to the Clarence in advance. Food will be served straight after the meeting at around 7pm.

We will also be looking to organise an order for club kit (the club will pay 30% of the cost for each member):
Catalogue (.pdf)
Sizing Chart (.pdf)
Price List (.pdf)
What would you like to see the Club doing or organising this year? Trips to the seaside? Trips to a 50m pool? Professional coaching sessions? Endurance Bike rides? Lectures? Pool discounts? VO2Max lab testing session? A Chat and a pint? Bring you ideas along to the AGM.

If you have not already done so please pay your 2015 membership fee online.

Clarence Menu (.pdf)
AGM Agenda (.pdf)

Membership Fees for 2015 Now Due (posted 10/1/15)

Membership fees due
Membership fees now due

We welcome new members of all abilities.
There are two options for annual membership in 2015:
Option 1: £10 (Full)

Option 2: £25 (Full plus Welsh Athletics Affiliation)
Annual membership runs until March 2016.

This year we are moving to online payments.

See our membership page for details.

Welsh Athletics Affiliaton Confirmed (posted 8/1/15)

Welsh Athletics
Welsh Athletics

Wishing all our Triathletes & Friends a Happy and Successful Season in 2015 (posted 2/1/15)

Happy New Year
The Usk in January - Open water season starts early for Kirsten, Richard Ray, Amy & Cath Pendleton............Mad!!!!