Month: February 2016

Dales Duathlon

The Dales Duathlon – Sunday 10th April 2016

Another regular event on the Humber Triathletes calendar is the Dales Duathlon. The Dales Duathlon is set to be a fantastic event, based in the beautiful setting of the East Yorkshire Dales. The race will be hosted at Brantingham Park, East Yorkshire and will provide racers and supporters with a grandstand finish, plenty of free parking, water and feed stations and chip timing.

 This event is very popular and we ensure that you receive the correct and right amount of information to enable you to have an enjoyable experience as you participate in the exciting sport of duathlon.

 We expect the demand for the event will be high so it is best to book your place early to avoid any disappointment.

Event Details

Duathlon: 5km Run, 20km Bike, 5km Run.

Sunday 10th April 2016

The circuit passes by the transition area and finish area on each lap, ensuring there will be plenty of support and encouragement from your supporters.

Registration will be open from 7:30am on the morning of the race and will be located within Brantingham Park.

You will be issued with your number and given instructions on racking your bike.  Don’t forget your helmet!

The first run route is on road and the second is off road which makes for a very enjoyable, yet challenging race.

Go Tri Event – Leeds 13th March

Go-Tri Events are ideal events for Tri-Newbies:

 

The University of Leeds have a GO TRI event on Sunday 13th March at 12pm at The Edge (University of Leeds, LS2 9JT)

The races are designed for beginners to give them their first taste of racing.

The swim is in the pool and then the run is around the campus.

They are running two race distances on the day:

Mini-Sprint – 100m Swim / 1200m Run – Mini-Sprint

Sprint – 200m Swim / 3000m Run – Sprint

The event costs just £5 and includes a free swimming cap.

Parking for the event is also free.

 

LEEDS AQUATHLON GOTRI

Social Media Course

Does anyone want to attend a Free* one day workshop on

Social Media & Marketing Course

This will really help with promoting the club events in the future – and should be quite a fun course to go on.

 

 

The one day workshop is aimed at those people responsible for promoting events, with the objective of helping them achieve more race registrations by using social media effectively. The workshop is based on experience gained with many events over the last few years, and is practical and hands on. Delegates will leave with a clear understanding of how to harness the power of social media, a blueprint or their own next steps and information on a series of tools which will save time, maximising the event organiser’s resource.

 

Background

47% of Triathlon England’s events run with fewer than 250 athletes. This represents a huge growth opportunity for overall race starts. Generally these events are run on a part-time basis by club enthusiasts who are time-poor are often don’t have the skills or knowledge to market the events to a wider audience.

The opportunity is to train delegates from the clubs to understand how they can build a strong social media presence, market the event effectively and then direct prospective athletes to a website that converts that interest into a race registration.

Method

One day weekend workshops, with between 10 and 20 delegates, covering:

•             Setting objectives for race registrations

•             Two case studies

•             The two steps – interest and signing up

•             Social media as a marketing platform

•             Drilling down into Facebook, Twitter and the other platforms

•             Tools you can use to make it easier and faster

•             Creating buzz around the event

•             Using your audience and club members effectively

•             Finding your target audience on social media

•             Other methods for marketing the event

•             Converting interest to a race registration

•             Your website – what happens when people get there?

•             What makes a good events website?

•             Creating buzz on race day

 

* Club will pay for the entry fee (providing you are able to promote our club events during the year)

 

 

Summer Series 2016?

Following on from the success of our first Winter Series – Would anyone like to volunteer to put together something for a Summer Series?   It would be good to have something similar run through the summer months..  Just need someone to coordinate the events (not organise them – although you can if you want to!) – pick a few local races, mixed with a few of our own events and maybe some time trials???

Winter Series – Points Update

I’ve been a bit slow getting all the points updated.  If I have missed anyone off from any of the results or if you think any of the points are incorrect – please let me know.  The Hill climb – I could find the results anywhere – and not everyone’s times are on Strava.  There is just one event left in the series – a great opportunity to see if all that swim coaching is making a difference – yes its the 750m Swim Time Trial.  You can complete your swim any time during the first 2 weeks of March.

There will be prizes for the Top 3 Male and Female – so its still all to play for…..

Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5 Event 6 Event 7 Event 8 Event 9 Event 10
Position Last Name First Name Gender Total Bramham 10k 400m Swim TT Winters Trail Park Run Hill Climb Aquathlon Brass Monkey Duathlon Snake Lane 750m Swim TT
1 Armstrong Glenn M 113 16 20 19 18 20 20
2 Allison Warren M 106 13 16 19 18 20 20
3 Derry Jo F 100 8 15 20 19 19 19
4 Millgate Sophie F 95 20 19 13 15 17 11
5 Spencer Ian M 92 17 9 11 12 15 15 13
6 Spavin Rob M 89 15 17 20 19 18
7 Hargrave Lynn F 68 17 12 13 16 10
8 Harris Linda F 66 7 14 16 17 12
9 Simpson John M 58 10 17 17 14
10 Pattinson Andrew M 45 19 12 14
11 Baxter Dave M 38 18 20
12 Sutcliffe Mike M 34 16 18
13 Wright Nick M 32 14 18
14 Oldfield Sally F 18 18
15 Atkinson Sue F 17 17
16 Peacock Simon M 16 16
17 Allars Sarah F 15 15
18 Butterworth Dan M 11 11

New Local Triathlon

A  new race coming to the area this year – ideal for novices apparently.

Pocklington Triathlon – May 1st 2016

Welcome to the Inaugural “Pocklington Triathlon”.

It will be held at Pocklington School.

Pocklington is a small market town, situated at the base of the East Yorkshire Wolds. It is located 13 miles (21 km) east of York and 26 miles (42 km) north-west of Hull.  There is easy access off the A1079.

The School post code is YO42 2NJ.

The distances for the race are Swim: 400yds, Cycle: 14.1miles, Run: 3.6miles.

This race is ideal for novices and accommodates team entries.

It is a pool swim, the cycle is relatively flat one lap and on good country roads. The run is one lap on tarmac and very flat.

Competitors will be placed in waves with people of similar swimming ability.

Cost:  BTF members £30, Non BTF members £35 Relay teams £60

Online entry at: http://stuweb.co.uk/event/2259

For further info:  www.camphippo.co.uk

contact gary@camphippo.co.uk  or jan@camphippo.co.uk

Final instruction for competitors will be emailed out 10 days prior to the race day

 

Pocklington Junior Triathlon 5th June 2016

Welcome to the Inaugural “Pocklington Triathlon”.

It will be held at Pocklington School.

Pocklington is a small market town, situated at the base of the East Yorkshire Wolds. It is located 13 miles (21 km) east of York and 26 miles (42 km) north-west of Hull.

There is easy access off the A1079.

The School post code is YO42 2NJ.

The distances for the race are:

School Yrs 3/4 Under 9: Swim 50yds, Bike, 800m, Run 600m.

School Yrs 5/6 Under 11: Swim 100yds, Bike 2km, Run 1km.

School Yrs 7/8 Under 13: Swim 200yds. Bike 4km, Run 1.5km

School Yrs 9/10 Under 15: Swim 300yds, Bike 6km, Run 2km.

This race is ideal for novices. Cost: BTF members £20, Non BTF members £21.

It is a pool swim, the cycle & run are flat and on grass.

Online entry at: http://stuweb.co.uk/event/2260

For further info: www.camphippo.co.uk

contact gary@camphippo.co.uk  or jan@camphippo.co.uk

Final instruction for competitors will be emailed out 10 days prior to the race day

 

 

Early Morning Swimming?

We’d like to get some feedback from the club regarding early morning swim sessions and whether anybody would be interested?   The swim squad are currently looking at options for additional swim sessions and one option was for an early morning slot – but they might not have sufficient numbers to justify it.  However if we had a few people who would regularly like to attend a morning session – this might make it viable.

Please vote which days of the week – you would be interested in – or select no to all if 6.00am is just too early for swimming!!

Thanks

If it was available - would you be interested in attending an early morning laned swim session 6.00am - 7.00am at Tad Pool?