Friday, 24 November 2017

2018 Club Grand Prix and Club Championship races

Club Grand Prix and Club Championships

We are running a club Grand Prix again in 2018. At the last AGM members asked us to run Grand Prix to encourage members to do events with their club mates and to encourage a bit of competition within the club. The committee have selected the following events for 2018. We have been requested to include a middle distance event which we have done. We have included 3 standard and 3 sprint distance races, a duathlon and an aquabike (swim/bike). They are listed below. We have tried to avoid the most expensive events. Most events get booked up well beforehand so get planning. Men and women will be scored separately

The scoring system will be 50 points for first club finisher, 45 for second, 40 for third, 39 for fourth, 38 for fifth, 37 for sixth and so on plus points for age group finish position in the whole race. If you finish 1st in your triathlon age group you get 40 - 1 = 39 points. If you finish 2nd in your age group you get 40 -2 = 38 points and so on. If you are 40th or below in age group you get 1 point. Triathlon age groups are in 5 year bands

For each member their 5 best scores from events will count

April ? Decathlon Duathlon – no date available
6th May Horwich Triathlon pool http://www.epicevents.co.uk/
27th May Rossendale Sprint Triathlon pool http://www.rossendaletriclub.co.uk/
3rd June Deva Standard Distance ow £68 https://www.chestertri.org.uk/our-races/
10th June EpicMan Lancs Half Ironman ow http://www.epicevents.co.uk/
30th June (Saturday) Ripon Standard Distance or Aquabike ow £65 http://www.ripontriathlon.co.uk/
8th July Deva Divas Women's Sprint Tri ow https://www.chestertri.org.uk/our-races/
14th July (Saturday) Ullswater Standard Distance ow £45 http://sportinaction.co.uk/ullswater-standard-triathlon/
26th August West Lancs Sprint Tri pool http://www.epicevents.co.uk/
9th Sept Fleetwood Sprint Tri pool https://bookitzone.com/tim_armit/A52FFX
30th Sept Oulton Park Duathlon Standard Distance (for men’s GP) or Sprint Distance (for women’s GP) http://www.xtramileevents.com/events/

There will be awards for the winners and runners up in the male and female Grand Prix

Club Championship races
Sprint Distance - Rossendale Sprint Triathlon  27th May
Standard Distance – Ullswater Standard Triathlon 14th July (this event doesn’t get fully booked)
Duathlon – Decathlon Duathlon (if it doesn’t happen then it will be Oulton Park Duathlon)
Aquathlon – Elton Reservoir date to be announced

Awards are made to the first female and first male BTC member in these races

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Run time trials Nov 2017

Second time round for our track time trials. These are repeated every 6 to 8 weeks and the aim is to reduce cumulative time and be able to run the last 800m faster than the first. Here are the results from 30th Aug and Wed 8th Nov

30.08.17
First Name Surname 0.8k 3.2k 0.8k Total 4.8k
Colin Gregory 00:03:00 00:12:22 00:02:55 00:18:17
Shaun Patten 00:03:02 00:13:02 00:02:58 00:19:02
Erica Booth 00:03:02 00:13:02 00:02:58 00:19:02
Lee Cooper 00:03:14 00:14:09 00:03:13 00:20:36
Sam Marsden 00:03:15 00:14:14 00:03:18 00:20:47
Miriam Harrison 00:03:11 00:14:30 00:03:14 00:20:55
Stuart Carter 00:03:38 00:15:16 00:03:30 00:22:24
Ella Carter 00:03:56 00:18:08 00:03:56 00:26:00
Abigail Wilson 00:04:52 00:21:40 00:04:58 00:31:30
Jessica Sammon 00:04:52 00:21:40 00:04:58 00:31:30
08.11.17
Lee Gerrard 00:02:52 00:13:05 00:02:57 00:18:54
Erica Booth 00:02:59 00:13:06 00:03:01 00:19:06
Andy O'Reilly 00:03:05 00:13:06 00:02:58 00:19:09
John Miles 00:03:14 00:13:29 00:03:18 00:20:01
Lee Cooper 00:03:08 00:13:47 00:03:12 00:20:07
Dean Jackson 00:03:15 00:13:55 00:03:03 00:20:13
Graham King 00:03:17 00:14:27 00:03:07 00:20:51
Rob Quilliam 00:03:22 00:14:31 00:03:07 00:21:00
Sam Marsden 00:03:15 00:14:59 00:03:26 00:21:40
Aiden Kane 00:03:20 00:15:35 00:03:23 00:22:18
Phil Holden 00:03:30 00:15:40 00:03:38 00:22:48
Tom Mitchell 00:03:46 00:15:47 00:03:32 00:23:05
Elizabeth Caldwell 00:03:30 00:16:08 00:03:39 00:23:17
Jasmine Holt 00:03:30 00:16:08 00:03:44 00:23:22
0.8k 1.6k 0.8k Total 3.2k
Nina  Carter 00:04:18 00:08:32 00:04:15 00:17:05
Zee Cooper 00:04:46 00:09:35 00:04:29 00:18:50
Christine Marsden 00:04:46 00:09:35 00:04:29 00:18:50
Lynn Haliwell 00:04:46 00:10:33 00:05:14 00:20:33

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Training Plan for an Olympic Distance Triathlon

Maybe you are planning to do an An Olympic Distance Triathlon, also known as Standard Distance Triathlon, next year. It is a 1.5k swim, 40k bike and 10k run. Here is a 12 week plan to get you up to the required fitness for race day. Up until then, over the winter and spring, you need to build up your endurance and aerobic fitness by training at steady pace and gradually increasing distances. Also time spent perfecting your swim technique and doing some strength and conditioning work will both pay off later.
Good Luck 👍 Lukas Siska - Head Coach - Bolton Tri Club

Monday, 23 October 2017

Weekly training schedule updates

The Friday night bike session has finished for the winter and will start again next year 13th April to 28th September 2018.
The Wednesday night run session at Bolton Arena track starts at 6.45pm not 6.30 as stated on the website
The Thursday night junior swim session 7.45 to 9pm at Smithills School is now a Bolton Tri Club session. It is open to any juniors 16 and under who are in the advanced or intermediate groups at Farnworth (the top four lanes) or are at that standard. It will be included in the standing order scheme for those who subscribe to it or it will be £3 for members who are 'pay as you go'. 



 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Run Time Trials

Head Coach Lukas tried out a new format for run time trials over the autumn and winter. 800m/3200m/800m with 2:00 min rest intervals. The aim is to reduce the total time and to also run same or faster time for the second 800m. Here are the results. Look out for next time trials in approx 6 weeks time
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0ufm8z8NpB4SWtnWmZnZkIwOGc/view?usp=sharing
Track session time trials
30.08.17
First Name Surname 0.8k 3.2k 0.8k Total 4.8k
Colin Gregory 00:03:00 00:12:22 00:02:55 00:18:17
Shaun Patten 00:03:02 00:13:02 00:02:58 00:19:02
Erica Booth 00:03:02 00:13:02 00:02:58 00:19:02
Lee Cooper 00:03:14 00:14:09 00:03:13 00:20:36
Sam Marsden 00:03:15 00:14:14 00:03:18 00:20:47
Miriam Harrison 00:03:11 00:14:30 00:03:14 00:20:55
Stuart Carter 00:03:38 00:15:16 00:03:30 00:22:24
Ella Carter 00:03:56 00:18:08 00:03:56 00:26:00
Abigail Wilson 00:04:52 00:21:40 00:04:58 00:31:30
Jessica Sammon 00:04:52 00:21:40 00:04:58 00:31:30

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Results from Tameside Junior Duathlon and Go-Tri Duathlon Sunday 6th August

We hope you enjoyed the event. Here are the Finalised Results and as you can see What's My Time have done a great job and included transition times and times for each bike lap.

Thank you to all the marshals and others who contributed to the event.

A sports photographer was at the event. He has taken some great pictures which you can view on his website Darkstar photos and purchase if you wish.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Club Grand Prix Standings

After 7 events Simon Baker leads the men's standings with 280 points, closely followed by Andy Taylor on 255 points, then Stuart Carter on 191 and Steve Spamer on 135. There are 3 more events and at the end of the season the best 5 scores count. Another 23 members have done 2 or more events so there is still plenty to play for. The women's grand prix is even more open since only one member had done 3 events so far. Up to date standings will be published soon. Points are worked out by a combination of finish position out of all BTC entrants and by age group position in the event

The 9 events and Grand Prix rules can be viewed here The last 3 events are Aug 27th West Lancs Sprint Tri, Sept 10th Fleetwood Tri and 8th October Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon sprint or standard distances

Friday, 12 May 2017

Bolton Arena Running Time Trial March 22nd Results

Sorry all for the delay in publication of the March time trial results. Some great consistency and talent on display. Lukas would love to have a new assistant for helping to run the group. Drop him a line of you have the time.

Name
Lap 1
Lap 2
Lap 3
Lap 4
Simon Baker
3.44
3.38
3.37
3.33
Lee Gerrard
3.41
3.37
3.41
3.36
Elizabeth Caudwell
4.45
4.28
5.09
4.32
Lee Cooper
3.57
3.53
3.57
3.58
Anna Cresswell
5.05
5.08
5.25
5.20
Jimmy O’Dwyer
4.27
4.28
4.27
4.37
Jasmine Holt
4.47
4.40
4.38
-
Liz Wilson
4.53
4.54
4.52
4.51
Libby Murphy
5.50
-
6.06
-
Colin Gregory
3.45
-
-
-
Lauren Fry
4.25
4.29
-
4.31
Isabelle Johnson
4.52
4.54
5.09
5.06
C Johnson
4.00
4.05
4.07
4.08
Peter Fry
5.01
4.56
5.21
5.26

Decathlon Duathlon

There have been many successes in early season and full on competing and training is now underway. The Decathlon Duathlon was a high point of early season on 9th April, where many members competed and Melissa Thompson was a shining star in the ladies race.


Open Water Swimming at Elton Reservoir Bury

To register for open water swimming at Elton click here 

Bolton Tri Club are hosting open water swim sessions at Elton Sailing Club in Bury which start on 
Tue 16th May and run every Tuesday until 29th August 2017. You can swim anytime between 5 and 8 pm. The reservoir is now full to the brim and the sailing club has new showers. To save everyone time we ask people to register on-line beforehand - there will be no paper registration forms. It is £5 a swim or £3 for Bolton Tri Club members. But you can get free swims if you provide kayak safety cover for an hour. We have monthly training aquathons with a choice of distances on 20th June, 25th July and 22nd August. For novice open water swimmers who want to improve their skills and confidence there is a coached session with Sarah Hill 6.30 to 7.15pm each week. Also catch us on Facebook search  for Open Water Swimming at Elton Sailing Club.


Directions to Elton Sailing Club. BL8 2BR

If travelling down Bolton Road (A58) towards Bury turn right at Wellington Pub into Kitchener Street, signposted Elton Reservoir and Cygnet Hospital.

At end of Kitchener St turn right into Buller Street. Turn left over a small bridge signposted Cygnet Hospital. Once over bridge bear right and down lane to Sailing Club. 

Monday, 27 March 2017

Club 10.9 mile bike time trials from Edgeworth

Sunday mornings 23rd April, 7th May, 21st May and 4th June. Meet at the Barlow Institute on Bolton Road in Edgeworth, BL7 0AP at 9.30am.
The time trial is 10.9  miles. but with a 5 mile warm up and 5 mile cool down so 20 miles all together. Meet at the Barlow Institute (fee parking at the back) BL7 0AY. Warm up by riding together 5 miles up Broadhead Road to start/finish on Jacksons Heights Road, so everyone knows the route. Do 10 mile time trial setting off at 30 sec intervals. Ride 5 mile easy back to Edgworth. Go for cuppa at Barlow Institute cafe.  It's suitable for anyone. A coach will usually ride the course too in case anyone gets into difficulty and any other coaches/experienced riders who want to help out are welcome. Times so far range from 34:41 to 1:01:08

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Farnworth swim 800m time trial 18th March

The time trial was an 800m swim and the goal for swimmers is 2017 is to get as close as possible to or lower than their previous time for broken 800m time trials done at the end of 2016. The final column compares the 800m swim time to the broken 800m time. A minus means the swimmer actually went quicker than their time for the broken 800 which was 200/400/200 with 30 second rest intervals. So well done Sam, Kath and Dave who went faster and Aiden who got very close. Next time trail in May.

Lane First Name Surname 800m    v split    800
1 Adam Akik 00:10:19
1 Martin  Raggett 00:11:50 42
1 Aiden Raggett 00:12:32 6
1 Nina  Carter 00:13:07 27
1 Melissa Thompson 00:13:40 47
2 Tony Hedley 00:14:02 36
2 Lee Gerrard 00:15:22
2 Antony Lewis 00:15:40 01:13
3 David Ringwood 00:15:50 -1
3 Sam Akik 00:16:25 -53
3 Fiona Morgan 00:16:29 18
4 Laurence Jackson 00:16:29
4 Liz McLellan 00:17:35 21
4 Jane Jackson 00:17:36
4 Graham King 00:17:37 19
5 Kath Horwill 00:18:25 -43
5 Charlotte Scanlan 00:18:37
5 Kate Freeman 00:20:19











Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Track session time trial results Feb 2017

Results from Wed 22nd Feb 4 x 1k time trial with 3 minutes rest.
Here are the times from the session at Bolton Arena.  We do the same time trials once a month and these are published on the blog so you can scroll back to see your improvements. Keep training consistently and you can't help but improve!

 Next time trials Wed 22nd March.

NAME
LAP#1
LAP#2
LAP#3
LAP#4
Chris Mackay




Georgia Heath
3:46
3:48
3:49
3:55
Simon Baker
3:38
3:39
3:40
3:45
George Walton




Lee Gerrard




Peter Potter




Rob Quilliam




Paul Johnson




Lauren Booth




Melissa Thompson




Patrick McBride




Elizabeth Cauldwell




James Chadwick




Erica Booth
3:46
3:48
3:40
3:45
Mark Loates




Stuart Carter
4:08
4:08
4:12
4:07
Lee Cooper




Jan




Chris Gaskell




Aiden Kane
4:23
4:27
4:35
x
Nina Carter
4:53
4:50
4:48
4:50
Anna Cresswell
x



Jimmy O’Dwyer
4:47
4:41
4:49
4:36
Jasmine Holt




Liz Wilson




Libby Murphy




Ann Butler




Sam Akik




Fiona Morgan




Alison Quilliam
4:54
5:04
5:10
5:09
Kath Wynn-Jones
5:18
5:28
5:25
5:27
Glenn Wynn-Jones
4:37
4:35
4:43
4:41
Rosalyn Dines
5:15
5:13
5:14
5:14
Tilly Bassett




Chris Ellison
3:39
3:34
3:37
3:36
Tom Mitchell
5:09
5:04
4:54
4:46
Andy Taylor
3:38
3:37
3:35
3:36
Lukas Siska
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