Club Update and Training Plans for the Week Of Saturday 4th Feb

Dear All

I hope you are all well and enjoying a respite from the icy conditions!

Big news this week is that the ABINGDON MARATHON is opening for entries on Monday!  This marathon is fun, flat and fast…. so if you fancy trying the big one this year then you can enter at:


Secondly, I hope to see you out and about this weekend (training plans are at the end of this news letter!) – But more importantly  SATURDAY 4th Feb is village market day – 11am – 1pm in the Standlake Village Hall.. so If running and swimming are not for you this weekend – then please come to the market tomorrow for tea and cake instead!

Please note that the West Oxfordshire Sailing Club (WOSC) is opening a few times this spring for clear up operations…   For us Open Water Swimmers the Club is an amazing resource.. so if you can turn up to help the details a re below.. also note they are having a quiz night on the 18th March if any one is keen to put a team together…?:

Dates for your diary at WOSC
Quiz NightThe Commodore invites you to the WOSC quiz and curry night on Saturday 18th March 2017.
Our esteemed quiz master, Mr Steve Murray will test the teams with 2017 nautical trivia.
Teams will be most delighted to hear that they can pre book a curry and the bar will be open from 7pm!
Book your teams in with Ben Burrows –
Visitors are welcome.

 Working parties The working parties will take place from 1000 to 1230. Bacon rolls and mugs of tea provided. The next working parties are on Saturday 4th and Saturday 18th of February. Working parties are a great way to get involved with the running of our club. The work done helps to provide safe and pleasant facilities and a pleasant natural environment for all types of member.


Another Event…. 

Finally please check out the link below for a 10k run and family fun day with 1km obstacle run for kids on Saturday 20th May… We are planning to send a triHard team .. so do let me know if you are interested



Training Plans

Please do email Jon or visit the triHard Face Book group for details of  the Iron Man Training schedule.

Our own training plans are below.  I hope to see you out and about this week:

Saturday 4th Feb

RUN – Meet Standlake postoffice 7.30am for a 1 hour run…Running the lanes around Standlake

Sunday 5th

Lane swimming at the Carterton Better Pool! 5.30pm Email the group for lift sharing


Lane swimming at the Witney Better Pool! 8.30pm Email the group for lift sharing.  Emma will be driving this week so let me know if you would like a ride!

Tuesday – Thursday.  Head torch runs with Celina.  Meet 5.15am at Celina’s – Lancott Lane.


RUN FOR BEGINNERS.  This is a half hour run following a “couch-to-5k” type routine.  This week we shall be walk-running 2 miles (running for 30 seconds every two minutes and a half minutes)

Meet 9.30am.  Yew Tree Farm. Abingdon Road. Standlake


CIRCUITS 6.30pm Standlake Village hall. £1 entry.

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