Club update and Training plans for the week of Saturday 2nd February

Happy February everyone and I hope you are enjoying the snow!  Take care out there if you are still trying to run or cycle!

Good luck this weekend those who do manage the trip to Devon for the Coastal Half – unfortunately the weather has messed up best laid plans and I for one will not be racing tomorrow – It is a big shame… but I shall make up for it with a 7am village run as normal.. followed by some training in the gym in Witney!

Team Kit: A new order for team kit will be placed in the next couple of weeks so that we have kit ready for the Blenheim 7k on the 28th April.. and in time for the tri season.  Next week I will confirm prices and sizing for Trisuits, running tops and short sleeved cycle tops… so please place your order by emailing Emma Welch:



It’s the Standlake Village Market this Saturday (2nd) in the village hall from 11am – 1pm.  Head down for some local produce and a catch up over a cup of tea and slice of cake!

There is no circuit training planned for this evening in the Village hall – but circuits returns to normal next week on the 8th February.

Oxford Half Marathon, for the first time ever, have opened their registration as a ballot.  To get your place in the half this year (on the 13th october) you  must enter the ballot by the 1st March.  If you are unsuccessful in the ballot then you can apply for a charity place, or, I am hoping to secure a bundle of entries for the beginners running group – so I might have some spare places up for grabs!  Enter the Ballot here:


Other events for 2019:

Westonbirt  Sprint Triathlon is open for entries: Monday 27th May 2019.  Enter using the link below:

Blenheim Triathlon is open for entries –   I have created a team – for Saturday 1st June, General Entry in the Sprint Triathlon.  If you join the team, then we will all go off in the same wave!  The team name is Lower Windrush Tri Club.. and the password is lower windrush (all lower case).… to enter follow the link below.. and, when you are prompted on the registration form, click that you would like to join a team… and then join us!

The White Horse Challenge Cycle sportive is on Sun 8th April 2019, entry opens 1st Dec 2018 Its a great , early season cycle.


Training Plans

Saturday 2nd February

Village Run – Meet 7am Standlake Post Office for a 1 hour run.

Sunday 3rd February SWIM 

8am Witney pool (Windrush Better Leisure Centre). Meet in the pool village changing rooms just before 8am for some lane swimming.

Or evening swim : 8.30 pm Witney Better Leisure Centre.

Tuesdays : 7.30pm Spinning at the Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney.  Call to book a place on the class.

Friday 8th Feb : Circuits training. Standlake Village hall.  6.30 pm.   £1.50 for adults and children age 12 and over. (under 12’s are free but must be accompanied)