News from 2013

These are the news items from 2013. I have sub-divided the news into each month of the year. This may be a little excessive during the quiet months of the years.

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December 2013

High Peak Tri Club Do [1 Feb 2014]—30 December 2013

Nicky Dick has been canvassing the preferences of the members for the format of the Do. The Do will be held on Saturday 1st February at Jayne Harris' abode.

The front runner at the moment is option 1, with the modification that we could bring plates and cutlery to cut down on the washing up for Jayne afterwards. Nicky says "I favour option 1, curry is smelly and Jayne likes cooking."

Nicky also raised the issue of child minding: “the second consideration is that some folk may struggle with babysitters so would kids be allowed?”

Please let Nicky know what your thoughts are.

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Outlaw Bike Course Recce—13 December 2013

David Heathcote and Stefan have homed in on the weekend of 3/4 May for the Outlaw bike course reconnaissance. We will make a final decision on the actual date a little nearer the time, but still well in time to make the necessary arrangements. Everybody are welcome!

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Training over the Christmas Period—13 December 2013

Swimming: the last Wednesday session will on 18th December. The sessions will restart on 8th January. As a stopgap, the Hathersage pool is open for business on New Year's Day and Nicky says that wetsuits will be allowed.

Running:Mat's Thursday interval session will restart on 16th January, subject to confirmation.

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Website update—13 December 2013

I have moved the news and views from October and November 2013 to our News from 2013 page.

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November 2013

Training Ride—28 November 2013

Those of us who have committed ourselves to the Outlaw or the Half Outlaw are around six months from the big day. David Heathcote and I (Stefan) are loosely talking about a trip to Nottingham to ride around the bike course. I/we realise that it is a long trip to get to the route, but forewarned is forearmed. We have not any suggested dates yet, but are really canvassing for interest. At a guess we are looking to springtime (April/early May) next year. Please have a chat with us if you are up for a ride around the lovely Nottinghamshire countryside.

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Food for Thought!—28 November 2013

David Davidson mentioned that the committee are lookg to put on some events during the winter season. David has sent the following information to give us food for thought:

“With this years triathlon season now at an end some of you may now be focusing on a winter training programme. Plenty of opportunities to access expert advice and training help locally - our own swim coaches Gary and Di offer individual training / coaching advice and would be only too happy to offer their expertise if approached. Looking further afield Holywell Health based in Sheffield offer bespoke advice and guidance on both run shoe purchase and gait analysis. We visited them earlier this year as a Club outing and found them most obliging. Tricamp, based in Nottingham, offer a wide variety of day/evening courses aimed at run analysis, swim technique and bike performance which may appeal to some of our members

I am currently looking at putting together information on open water swim opportunities local to Buxton for 2014 and hope to have this information ready early in the Spring. In the meantime two events have already been well publicised and which may be of interest they are: Ashbourne Duathlon 6th April (Punishing Events) and Nottingham Sprint Tri 31st May (onestepbeyond) which is very novice friendly.

The Club committee is also actively looking to arrange additional half day/evening sessions for next year - currently considering a coached open water swim session, a key skills session to focus on effective transitions and perhaps a bike fitting/set up session. Full details as and when available. Hope to see you all soon down at the pool, David”

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Sunday Club Ride [01 December 2013]—28 November 2013

Ieuan Roberts has sent this gentle reminder about the Club ride on Sunday. It also signal a first for the club: one offroad and one road ride on the same day! Ieuan writes:

“Just a quick reminder, the last club ride of the year is this Sunday, two groups are going out, one on the road, the other on MTB. Rides will be a couple of hours in duration. Xmas decorated bikes etc if possible, but not compulsory! If you're coming along in either group, be at the Buxton Opera House for a 9.30 departure.

The proposed MTB route is: MTB route.

It might have some minor changes as one or two sections might be footpath, but I'm not 100%. The Road route is to be confirmed, we have options in mind.”

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Annual General Meeting Update—14 November 2013

The club's Annual General Meeting was held in the Derwent Room in the Buckingham Hotel last night. This is just a brief update. The chairman for next year is Mat Ivings and David Davidson continues as Treasurer. Liz Brooks will become Secretary. A big Thank You to Krissie Ivings for all her efforts as Secretary and organiser of two Aquathlons. Krissie was also heavily involved in our Goyt Valley duathlons. Stefan will continue as webmaster for another year.

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British Triathlon Level 1 Coaches—2 November 2013

The club has two Level 1 coaches, Mat Ivings and Steve Green. David Davidson is going on the course at the weekend, so we will soon have three Level 1 coaches!

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Buxton Aquathlon Provisional Results—2 November 2013

We had an afternoon of excellent racing today. The youngsters made light work of the blustery conditions. Please follow the link to Buxton Aquathlon Results.

A Big Thank You to Krissie Ivings for organising the event, to the marshals and helpers and to the young athletes for taking part!

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New Club Kit—01 November 2013

We are in the process of ordering new club kit. Mat sends the following information:

“It's now time to order your new High Peak Tri club kit for the New Year. As you have probably heard we are now using Champion System which has received very good reviews. To order and pay for the kit you need to visit the Champion System website.

Here is the link: Champion System.

When you visit this page you will need to input the Temporary Team Login. (I did not want to post the login credentials on the website, so please either refer to Mat's email or email me—Webmaster)

Once you have logged in to the club account you will be asked to set up your own sub account and then you will be able to use a standard type shopping basket to order what you want. The attached User Guide provide more details (link: User Guide).

Bear in mind there will be a 5 % surcharge added on for delivery and 20 % VAT. See attached price list. (link: Price List).

You are not limited to buying the items that have already been designed (i.e. that have a proof). You can order any other items and the proofs will be constructed at the end of the ordering period. However, if you want to order any accessory items (gloves, socks, etc.) then you may not actually get them as they have to be ordered in multiples of 10. It depends on how many other people order them too and how big the overall order is. If the overall order reaches say £5,000 then they may waiver the 10 minimum order. If you have paid and they can't order them as the minimum hasn't been reached then you will get a refund.

The deadline for all orders is Saturday 23rd November. After this date the order gets consolidated and sent through to Champ Sys and nothing can be added on or changed. It will then take approx 6 weeks to arrive to me all individually bagged up with peoples names to make it all nice and easy. Any questions, please ask.”

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October 2013

Buxton Aquathlon Start List—31 October 2013

The start list for Buxton Aquathlon on Saturday 2 November 2013 is now available for downloading. Please follow the link to Buxton Aquathlon Start List.

We look forward to welcoming all the young athletes on Saturday afternoon.

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Club Social Ride Update—31 October 2013

Rhys Roberts is leading this Sunday's ride. He sends this gentle reminder.

“This weekend I will be helping out at the Round Table bonfire and running some more Xplorer events in the Pavilion gardens between 1-3pm both Saturday & Sunday: Buxton Adventure Festival Activities.

If I don't see you at either of these, I'm leading the Monthly club ride on Sunday morning from The Opera House at 8.30 it's 40 km, with 830 metres climb. We will ride over long hill, over Eccles Pike, through Chinley and north up Maynestone road, Back to Chapel and up Black Brook to SparrowPit, then come back to Buxton. As always, a sociable ride, allowing inclusivity and the possibility to get some more Sunday training in afterwards as required!

Below is the route I am suggesting: http://www.strava.com/routes/61395 ”

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Club Social Ride [3 Nov 2013]—23 October 2013

Trish reminds us that the next Sunday club social ride will take place on 3rd November 2013. Further details of the ride will be posted here and sent out in an email nearer the date.

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Brownlee Tri - Report—23 October 2013

Trish took part in the inaugural Brownlee Tri and whets our appetite with this report:

“Just over a month ago I competed in the inaugural Brownlee Triathlon at one of the National Trust's most impressive sites - Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens in Yorkshire. Aimed largely at novices doing their first open water swim, the race was only a super-sprint distance (400 m lake swim, 10 km bike, 2.5 km run). However, it was supported by over 1000 individuals from novice to experienced triathletes of all ages.

Waves of about 50 competitors started from 9:00am with a swim in the small lake located at one end of the water gardens, followed by a climb up the steep bank into transition. The bike leg, a 2-lap circuit, was partly in the deer park and grounds of this amazing World Heritage site. But the best part of the race had to be the short but wonderful run up through the water gardens to the abbey with a unique finish through the spectacular ruins.

At mid-day the Brownlee brothers took the stage to race over the same course. However, due to the ankle injury which Alistair had incurred at the ITU Grand Finals in London, he was only able to take part on the bike section. So a relay team was put together following a Twitter campaign to invite competitors to come forward with reasons why they should be selected. The race result: Jonny still won, of course! But racing aside, both Alistair and Jonny were fantastic supporters of everyone taking part throughout the day and were happy to sign autographs and pose for endless photos!

There were trade stands, food stalls and activities for children of competitors so plenty to do for supporting family and friends. There was a large results screen at the finish giving a running update of recent finishers along with the leading competitors so just for a while (and it wasn't for long) I had my name up there alongside Jonny and Alistair Brownlee - whoopee!

There was an incredibly friendly atmosphere throughout the day and everyone felt that the event had been a great success. Fountains Abbey is a long way from the Peak District but it is in a beautiful part of the country so if you fancy a weekend break I can recommend the Brownlee Tri as a great end of season short race, and who knows maybe the Brownlees will turn up again next year!”

Trish has kindly provided a couple of photographs. Click on either of the pictures for a large picture.

The Brownlees Trish in the Abbey
The Awesome Brownlee Brothers Trish striding out in the Abbey

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Annual General Meeting [14 Nov 2013]—20 October 2013

Mat, our Chairman, has announced the date and venue of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting:

“This year's tri club AGM will be on Thursday 14th November at 8.00 pm in the Buckingham Hotel in Buxton (opposite the swimming pool). Like last year we'll be in the "Cavendish room". Feel free to get yourself a beer from Ramsey's bar first.

Please come along if you can, we would be very interested to hear your views on how the club should be run, what further events/training we should do. Everyone is welcome to come along to this whether you are a member of the club, or just interested to find out more about what we do. I'll send the agenda round nearer the time.

Please put the date in your diary and I hope to see you there.”

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Roaches and Reservoir Ride—10 October 2013

This month's ride took us into new territory and the county of Staffordshire. Four of us turned up for the ride - David, Steve, Trish with husband Paul. The weather was cool and slightly misty to start but we found it a good temperature for cycling.

We met at the Roaches café where we parked on the roadside and set off on our bikes along the lane below Hen Cloud where some early climbers were waiting for the morning mist and damp to clear from the crags. We took the long descent on the lane from the Roaches down towards Tittesworth reservoir and then followed a fairly flat section of road which led us on towards Rudyard reservoir.

We decided that we would extend the ride by following the lane through Rudyard. This gave us a few good hill climbs and to quote David, "made the ride suitably bumpy" or words to that effect! At the top of the hill there were some stunning views over the three counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire and here Paul kindly took a photo while we discussed how we had cycled all the way to Ireland since we were on Dingle Lane.

A sweeping and fun downhill section took us to the north end of Rudyard reservoir and passed some lovely sandstone houses - a change to the grit stone of the Peak. Then more up and down over Gun Hill before looping back on our figure-of-eight route passing Tittesworth reservoir and making the final ascent to the Roaches for well-earned tea and cake at the café - a great place to recover especially if, as on this occasion, the sun comes out and you can "take tea" in the garden with stunning views in every direction.

Definitely a ride to do again - not too long but plenty of climbs to earn your cake! Have I sold it to you for next time?

High Peak Tri Clubbers in Ireland

High Peak Tri Clubbers in Ireland? (Click on image to enlarge it)

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Club Social Drink [13 October]—08 October 2013

Ieuan is organising a drink on Sunday night (13 Oct) to celebrate a highly successful season for the High Peak Tri Club and also because we have not been out for a drink for quite a while. We will meet in the Old Clubhouse by Buxton Opera House at about 8 pm.

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Excellent Junior Performances—08 October 2013

More good stuff from the juniors. Michael Beech and Michaela Dick both entered the east midlands kids series. Michael in youth category and dropped barely a point to win his bit. he has also been invited to the affiliate east midlands squad, coz he's pretty fast. Michaela was in ts1, most of the triathlons had a staggering SIXTY or so TS1 GIRLS racing. there were a mix of pool, open water and duathlons. she finished the series in 5th place overall. Thank you to Nicky, proud mother of Michaela for the report.

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Very Brief Report from Clumber Park Duathlon—08 October 2013

Dani Barrett competed with gusto at the Clumber Park Offroad Duathlon on Saturday. Dani writes:

“Despite my far from ideal preparation (holiday combined with the lurghy) I raced the clumber park off road duathlon today. Was 8th woman and won my age group.”

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Report from Holmfirth Tri—08 October 2013

Ieuan has kindlyprovidedsu with the following report from the Holmfirth Tri held last Sunday.

“Nine of us raced at Holmfirth yesterday, there were some very strong performances, and excellent results both overall and age group came with them. Some very close results between High Peak Tri members too, rivalries will develop... results here: Holmfirth Tri results.

A report from my point of view:

It was my 'comeback race' after four years of body failures. Inspired by club mates performances in London, I wanted to get a race in before winter, so this was it.

The swim went well, I actually paced myself for possibly the first time ever.

I found the bike course tougher than I expected, a couple of steep hills on the bike which had to be tackled three times took me pretty anaerobic, but lovely smooth tarmac throughout and nice fast sections in between the climbs, all in all, a great varied course.

I've been neglecting my running badly, and had done a grand total of zero bike-run brick sessions in the run up to the race, so I suffered accordingly on the run, and had to walk some sections in between toddling around on rubber legs, I finished pretty much falling over the line, certain I couldn't have gone any harder this time, in a time of 1:42.30, for 107th place out of 198 finishers.

A big thank you to the guys for sticking around to cheer me out of T2 and down the finish chute, it gave me a big boost.

I was absolutely made up to finish at all, and now looking forward to a rematch with Darren in April! Let's get double figures from High Peak Tri racing then. :-)

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all the support, kind words and encouragement I've had over the last few years, you're a brilliant bunch, and always a joy and inspiration to be around.”

Well done to all the athletes who took part. A articular Well Done and welcome back to Ieuan!

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Club Social Saturday Ride—01 October 2013

Trish sends us this gentle reminder of the change of date for the October Sunday ride and details of where to meet.

“Our next ride has been moved to this Saturday (5th Oct) because Holmfirth Tri is on Sunday. With this in mind the route is fairly short but we may be able to extend it a bit. Cycling to and from the ride is also an option for anyone wanting extra mileage

Meet 9 am on the road by the Roaches Tea Room which is below Hen Cloud as shown on the map link below. There should be ample parking along the road from the Tea Room which I hope will be open for post ride refreshments. If not, then Tittesworth reservoir and its facilities are only a short distance away.”

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September 2013

Pruhealth World Age Group Standard Distance Championships—19 September 2013

Jo Baker sends this excellent report from the World Championships.

“There cannot of have been many Age Group Triathletes who did not try to qualify for London. The fact that these races were to be "on our doorstep" was too good an opportunity to miss so all the qualifying races were very hotly contested. Three qualifying races available for each race distance and 25 places for each. In my AG, 41 women were trying to qualify. In Mat's AG and many others there were over 100 hopefuls! First 5 home automatically qualify, plus some have already pre-qualified at the Worlds last year. Then there are Rolldown places available but they must be within 115% of the winner's time.

Great excitement on my part then, to have qualified for London, my first World Championships. I had been feeling very excited and occasionally very nervous about the whole event. However upon arriving in London it was mostly fear. Fear of what I am not sure although I think that as most of my southern family and friends were turning up to watch me run to glory that might have had something to do with it. My usual very long suffering supporter is Eric, my husband and a few other triathletes who happen to be there.

One of the first disappointments was the news that the entry fee was horrendous and that we needed to register on Friday for a race on Sunday meaning we would need to find accommodation near Hyde Park for at least 2 nights - expensive eh? Fortunately my brother lives just outside London so we stayed there and had a hotel only for the night before the race. My race time was 8.30 a.m. but transition closed at 6.30 so it was a very early start and a lot of hanging around getting cold and nervous - not sure which was making me shake the most!

Next disappointment was that they considered the water and air temperatures to be too cold so the swim was reduced to 750 metres giving an advantage to weaker swimmers (and one of my rivals). Once the swim started all was well with the world and the "fun" began. We had a long run, partly on the run route itself then up a grassy bank to T1 and a convoluted route to our bikes and out to a narrow in-out bike which was providing great entertainment to the watching crowds as athletes shoes fell off, athletes fell off their bikes, crashed into cones and each other. Some had forgotten to put their race numbers on and one man had his helmet on back-to-front such are the pressures I guess!

Brilliant bike route with lots of swooping corners. Two laps passed Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Birdcage Walk and Parliament Square and London looking wonderful in the sunshine. Having checked my bike was in good nick the day before when I racked the bike I was very frustrated when I first went on to my clip on tri bars in the race that they collapsed; they do make a difference so I just had to do the best I could. After 1 hr 20 mins. on the bike I returned to transition with very cold feet and eventually found my racking spot. Friends watching me on-line started to wonder what had happened to me as my T2 was eventually over 5 minutes! My foot was so cold I could not get me left shoe on and I had to sit down in the end and still left T2 with my little toe scrunched up so was hobbling and hoping for the best. Once on the run route I did not feel it all - how does the body do that? I ran a fairly good 47.50 10k taking a few of my AG on the way. The shouts from the crowds, and especially my supporting crowd, was phenomenal and so encouraging and suddenly it was all over - I had done it and I wasn't last after all!

It was a long run for both T1 and T2 and someone had measured it as 1.8k - a non-triathlete friend wondered what I was up to in transition did I know that the Elite took 6 seconds? If only our bikes where ever that close.

A great opportunity, lots of lovely people and the icing on the cake watching that exciting Elite Men's race close up with all the atmosphere and the incredible noise from cheering crowds.

My next challenge? To find a TT bike on Ebay.”

Triahlon World Championships Results—15 September 2013

Our athletes posted marvellous performances in the World Championships in London. Nicky Dick finished 17th in the aquathlon on Thursday and followed it up with a 19th place in the sprint triathlon a day later. Mat Ivings finished in 42nd place in the sprint triathlon in his first start in a GB trisuit. Jo Baker also finished in 42nd place in the olympic distance triathlon today. David Davidson rounded off the tremendous weekend with an impressive 10th place also over the olympic distance. Unfortunately the weather was horrible with rain which made the bike course very treacherous. I am happy to report that none of our athletes were giving the tarmac close examination. Once again, very well done, Nicky, Jo, Mat and David.

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Triahlon World Championships—11 September 2013

The World Championships are drawing ever nearer. Good Luck to all our athletes in their respective races down in London. We look forward to hearing all about later. Go out and have fun!

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Buxton Aquathlon Entries Now Taken—11 September 2013

We are now taking entries for the Buxton Aquathlon to be held on Saturday 2nd November in conjunction with Buxton Adventure Festival.

You can only enter online, by following the link to Buxton Aquathlon online entry.

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Bala Triathlon Report—10 September 2013

David Davidson took part in the Bala standard distance triathlon as a warmup for the more serious business of the World Championships this week. It turned out to be an epic battle against the elements as David recounts:

“Last weekend we visited north Wales to tackle the Bala standard distance race which may be familiar to some High Peak members. It commenced with a 1500-metre open water swim in a pretty chilly and choppy lake and was keenly contested by the relatively large "seniors" wave. Although glad to emerge from the stony exit into transition the 39 km bike leg also proved equally challenging. The local squally weather had by then closed in as the race progressed which all added to the fun! Fortunately the 10.25 km run leg that followed was quite sheltered following the lake shore and was the most enjoyable section of the race. Finishing in a time of 2hr 35 min was never going to be in contention but reflected how testing the conditions had been for the race. Thoroughly enjoyed a very well organised, supported and managed event and one I could recommend although some degree of climate control would certainly enhance the experience!”

Paul at Vitruvian

Bala lake post-race

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Website Update—9 September 2013

I have moved the news and views from August 2013 to our archive, which you can reach via this link to our Archive page.

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Michael On the Development Squad—9 September 2013

It is with great pleasure I can bring the news that our highly talented youngster, Michael Beech has been selected to become an affiliate to the Regional development squad. Fantastic news and very well deserved!!

However, Michael says it much better himself:

“Despite my lack of confidence in my performance today, I have been offered an affiliate place at the Regional Academy! This is an opportunity to prove my commitment to potentially move on to the squad in a year's time.

By the way, I came second at Lincoln Tri on Saturday and think that I may have won the series overall as a result, although this has not been confirmed yet.”

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Paul White at the Vitruvian—9 September 2013

Paul Whyte had a cracking race at the Vitruvian the other weekend. Paul has kindly sent us a brief report on his experiences.

“With the bike racked Friday evening, 4.30 am Saturday loomed large, a quick drive to Rutland water for last minute checks and race brief.

Water temp 17 °C, air temp 11 °C, a long warm up in the water then.

Start at 6.40 just as the sun rose directly behind the first turn buoy meant dodgy navigation for everybody, other than that it was quite a pleasant swim. 2 laps in 41.35.

Rather slow and chilly T1 led to a very fast bike on really smooth but surprising lumpy route. Not high peak hilly but enough to make me throttle back.

I witnessed 2 complete idiots overtake a slow tractor on solid white lines in front of a bike referee, only to see them be DQ'd at the top of a climb!

Bike: 2x26 mile loops with a drink station in between - 2.43.41. Led to T2 and 2 very cold numb feet.

The run started well 2x out and back laps of Rutlands dam, pace quick (for me) passed 4 very well manned drink stations then back to start/finish.

Start of lap 2 and the wheels fell off, I didn't think I would finish the race. The thought of another 6.5 miles nearly broke me. Cue a very nice lady who spotted this and made me run/chat with her, before no time pain gone and 3 miles to go. Lost my new friend but stumbled to the end 1.48.28 for a total time of 5.19.40.

Hardest thing I've ever done and a massive thanks to Sarah, my number one cheer leader!”

Paul at Vitruvian

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Club Sunday Ride Report—2 September 2013

David organised the club ride yesterday and sends this report:

“The attraction of the recently reopened Vanilla café in Tideswell enticed 5 members to the monthly Club ride. Despite a slightly chillier morning than of late the riders were soon into their stride with a short, sharp climb to Litton. A long fast descent to Cressbrook lead inevitably, after a stiff ( lowest gear ) climb to the scenic Monsal Head where we stopped both for a recovery gasp and a couple of pictures. A swoop down through Ashford-in-the-Water led us on to Bakewell and beyond. Turning off the busy A6 we climbed to Youlgreave and then on up to Long Rake, Monyash, Taddington before descending once more to valley bottom at Millers Dale. With the prospect of a latte and cake to follow the uphill return to Tideswell was a breeze! Rhys, Dani, Clive, David and John all seemed to enjoy both the scenery and the company and with hardly a crumb left on the plates the post ride treat was equally successful.”

Buxton Duathlon - Run 1 Route

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Results of Buxton Duathlon—1 September 2013

Five hardy souls braved the cold and the wind this morning in Goyt Valley. Fastest on the day was Simon Corbett in 1:25:10 ahead of Mark Buckingham in 1:32:49 and Allan Ramsay in 1:47:09. Among the ladies, Ros Barrett was first back in 1:35:36 ahead of Wendy Bainbridge in 1:52:01. In the fun run, David Harris just held off Katie Ivings and Isobel Ivings. Their times were 17:45, 17:50 and 19:45, respectively. Please click on Results of Duathlon to see the time for the two runs and the bike. A BIG thank you to Mat and Jayne who acted as time keepers and bike guards and to all athletes who took part.

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Website Update—1 September 2013

You will now found a link to the Duathlon page in the navigation bar on the left. I apologise for the very late appearance of the information. I will try to update the maps of the two run routes and the bike route, which you will find there.

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August 2013

Buxton Duathlon—31 August 2013

The second Buxton Duathlon is being held tomorrow morning in the Goyt. The event starts at 9am sharp from the pond at the top of Bunsal Incline. There is a car park on either side of the road.

The categories:

Juniors, relay teams and individual entrants will all start the first run together. Fun-runners will be set off straight after the rest of the athletes. There is no age restriction for the 5k, though be aware that the route is TOUGH and self navigation is needed. We would therefore not recommend this for under 12s.

Athletes wanting to do the full duathlon must 16+ years of age.

Transition

There will be 2 time-keepers who will watch all the bikes in "transition" (the car-park) while people are running. For bike security reasons, we are restricting the event to members only, so we have a very good chance of knowing/recognising everyone. However transition is not "secure" so if someone pulls a fast one and rides off on someone else's more expensive bike, we may not notice that the person was on the wrong bike, may not recognise him/her and would not accept responsibility for the theft.

First run

Along wheelchair track to the end, right downhill into valley. Follow main path ignoring smaller paths to the right. Turn right onto the wide stony track (not left over the iron bridge), follow this track until you turn sharp right up a wide stony/ grassy track back up to wheelchair track.

Buxton Duathlon - Run 1 Route

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Bike route

Please be aware of traffic and follow the highway code. There are no traffic calming/warning signs for motorists as this is not a race. Treat it as you would any training ride.

Route goes down the incline, up Derbyshire Bridge, sharp left at the top, joining the A54 (TAKE CARE AS YOU JOIN MAIN CARRIAGEWAY), join A53 (TAKE CARE AS YOU JOIN MAIN CARRIAGEWAY), through the traffic lights in Burbage (you have to stop if they are red!), left into Carlisle Road to avoid town, left onto Long Hill, back down the incline.

Buxton Duathlon - Run 1 Route

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Second run and Fun run

Out and back to end of wheelchair track (turn at the fingerpost sign). Fun run will have a turnaround point at the Smiley Face. The map I have does not have a "smile face", please confer with the time keepers where the fun run turn around point is.

Buxton Duathlon - Run 1 Route

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Timekeepers

There will be 2 timekeepers who will try and get times for each split. Please wear a number if you have one. We can also supply a few. Also shout your number to time-keepers as you pass them.

This is NOT A Race. This is a social training run/ride, restricted to High Peak Triathlon Club (HPTC) or Buxton & District AC members, with a competitive twist for fun. The route is tough and the bike is technical. You are entirely responsible for assessing the route/conditions and deciding if you want to give it a go. It is up to you whether or not to leave your bike in the car-park watched over by 2 people. HPTC are just facilitating training in a fun way and accept no liability for any accidents, bike thefts, getting lost inconveniences or other problems.

You will be asked to sign a disclaimer before you participate.

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Buxton Aquathlon [02 November 2013]—30 August 2013

The Buxton Aquathlon will take place on November 2nd 2013 at Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre and within the historic and beautiful Pavilion Gardens.

The race forms part of the Buxton Adventure Festival and will take place at 3 pm during the festival weekend. The festival is running a number of other children's events during the day, so it promises to be a great family day out.

Our race is designed for children from age 8 to 14 with the emphasis on participation and fun. It involves a swim in the Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre followed by a run in the Pavilion Gardens. Medals and goody bags are provided to all participants. The male and female winner of each age-group will receive a trophy.

Race entry is £10:00 per child for all age groups.
Entries will be on-line via: entrycentral.com/buxton-aquathlon. Entries will be opening sometime in September.

Any questions please contact us via e-mail on Krissie (at) ivings (dot) co (dot) uk

Please click on Buxton Aquathlon Information Pack to download/view further information about the event.

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Outlaw Half 2014—28 August 2013

Right, now that the dust has settled after the registration to the Outlaw Half opened, one can only conclude that there are a lot of people in club embracing suffering and goose poo. A record number of High Peak Tri Club members have entered the race (seven in all!): Mat Ivings (who also entered the Outlaw!), Dani Barrett, Craig Cooper, Nigel Critchlow, David Heathcote, Alistair Jordan, and Stefan Ledin. The 1360 places had all gone within 24 h of the registration opening! The only remaining places are charity ones.

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Photo Mashup —28 August 2013

David has kindly provided photographs from National Relay Championships and Matlock Tri.

Stefan looking lost Chris is ready for bike action Dani in full flow
Stefan looking lost Chris is ready for bike action Dani in full flow
Liz and Stefan shooting the breeze Michael Beech - 1st MU20 High Peak Tri Club contingent
Liz and Stefan shooting
the breeze
Matlock Sprint Tri
Michael Beech - 1st MU20
Matlock Sprint Tri
High Peak Tri Club contingent

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Round Up and Reminders—28 August 2013

David has sent a round up of the weekend's activities and also gentle reminds us of this Sunday's social ride and Duathlon.

“Hi guys - a busy Bank holiday weekend with 3 Club teams competing at National Relays in Nottingham and a bumper number of Club members racing on Monday at Matlock. Since then Stefan has been busy transferring race reports and pictures to the club website so do check them out - many congratulations to all who took part and especially to the several age group winners.

&For those not involved in either the Club duathlon or the punishing Helvelyn Tri just a quick reminder that there is also a Club social bike ride this Sunday , meet outside Vanilla cafe ( easy to find on the main street in Tideswell ) for a 9.0 am prompt start. Names to me beforehand by e-mail or text would be helpful but not essential. Any problems on the day I can be reached at 07818602705

Finally for those looking to get extra help in improving their swim stroke why not consider approaching Gary or Di who will be happy to discuss an appropriate training schedule / private coaching session. See you all soon, David”

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Matlock Sprint Tri Report—28 August 2013

David was in the action on Matlock Sprint Tri which was held on Bank Holiday Monday. David had kindly prepared a report from the race:

“Great to see such a generous turn out from Club members on Bank Holiday Monday at the Matlock sprint distance Triathlon. Despite the early start there were 14 Club members due to take part — probably a record attendance to date. The close proximity of the event and its give away entry price Matlock Tri has rapidly become a sell-out must do event. Starting with pool based 400 metre swim competitors emerged into T1 where plenty of encouragement and friendly advice was vociferously on offer from the watching supporters. Many of these were family and friends whose support was greatly appreciated by all as the race wore on! The 20 km bike ride started flat but as it was Derbyshire the hills were not long in appearing ... a steady grind uphill through Lea and beyond finally peaked just above Tansley. The swift downhill return to Matlock provided almost enough recovery time before tackling the testing and quite undulating run section. A good crowd was on hand to welcome competitors at the finish line and many grateful thanks to them for all their support and encouragement. Although some unfortunate directional mistakes may have kept some club members off the winners podium on this occasion there were many individual triumphs namely: Michael Beech, Liz and Jon Batt, Nicky Dick, and David D winning age group places. Great to have both fun and friendship within the Club at what has become one of the best organised and delivered events in the East Midlands — look out for it next year as it is sure to be another sell-out.”

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Matlock Tri Results (Brief)—26 August 2013

We might be a small club, but the show of strength by our athletes at the Matlock Tri this morning was a sight to behold. We had winners in the following categories: Michael B–MU20; Liz B–WV40; Nicky D–WV50; Jon B–MV50 and David D–MV60. We had a number of athletes competing, but the results are not available yet. I hope to be able to bring you a report from one or more of the athletes plus the results in the near future.

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National Relay Championships Results—26 August 2013

There were three High Peak Tri Club teams in action on Saturday afternoon. The weather was very good especially since the forecast was for heavy rain. There was a northwesterly wind, but the lake was not particularly choppy.

The Buxton Boys were first back. They finished 27th overall and 19th in the open category. The Buxton Girls held off the Buxton Mixed by 16 seconds. The Girls finished 89th overall and 68th in open class, while the mixed team was one place behind the Girls. The times were: 3:37:37, 4:02:51 and 4:03:07.

We had a fabulous day out. Some friendly inter-team rivalry and fine performances all round. Mega thanks to David for bringing it all together and to the athletes who took part. Will we be there next year? Try stopping us!

A race report with photographs will be posted in the very near future.

Buxton Boys
Name Swim Cycle Run
David D 08:19 25:45 23:26
Michael B 08:21 23:51 19:46
John B 09:56 23:17 19:39
Chris M 10:30 24:00 20:41
Buxton Girls
Name Swim Cycle Run
Nicky D 09:12 28:08 21:45
Dani B 08:18 29:51 24:34
Jo B 09:56 27:17 24:12
Liz B 10:39 24:57 23:55
Buxton Mixed
Name Swim Cycle Run
Jo B 09:51 28:57 20:55
Steve M 11:04 26:58 22:23
Trish J 11:14 29:27 24:05
Stefan L 11:54 24:54 21:20

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National Relay Championships [24 August]—20 August 2013

The National Relay Championships are being held at Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on Saturday and Sunday this week (24-25 August). The club has three teams entered. All our teams are due to start at 1.30 pm on Saturday afternoon. Any support on the day would be appreciated–excellent family friendly location and an afternoon of frenzied fun for all

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Sunday Club Ride [1 September]—20 August 2013

David is organising the next club ride and has sent the following gentle reminder:

“Hi guys just a quick reminder that the next Club bike ride is on Sunday 1st September, meet opposite Vanilla cafe for a 9.0am start. Helpful if I could have some idea of who will ride so just drop me an e-mail. Ride will be approx 46 km or slightly less depending on route taken at a leisurely pace details to be found on Map my Ride as "Club Sept" under my name. Visits Litton, Monsal Head, Pilsley, Chatsworth, Beeley, Youlgreave, Monyash, Millers Dale”

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Report from the Sunday Club Ride—17 August 2013

The August club social ride was held on Sunday 4 August. Elizabeth sends the following report:

“We had another great club ride yesterday, David, Steve, Ieuan, Rhys and Elizabeth. Luckily David had studied the route. We set off to tackle hill after hill. Steve had a puncture early on which was dealt with efficiently. I had a Froome moment only to be rescued by my trusty domestique Ieuan and his spare energy gel in true Richie Porte fashion.

We rode some lovely quiet roads with amazing views. We had great conversation and laughs. All the men took turns at pulling me up the hills and as always its great to feel part of a team which is something we don't experience during triathlons as its a very individual sport. I think we should get a team together and enter a sportive to ride as a pack.

I feel inspired to improve my climbing and came home and informed my husband that he would have to train me as Ieuan is too good to be my domestique now and I need to catch up! As a member of the Glossop Kinder Velo club this shouldn't be a problem for him. So watch out boys cos next time I may take you by surprise.

We returned to Hope as the heavens opened and made a dash for the coffee shop. All in all another successful ride.”

[webmaster's comment:] Elizabeth is now on strava, along with a number of our athletes. Want to keep an eye on the opposition or your team mates? Why not join the High Peak Tri Club on strava?

Puncture Repair-Part 1 Puncture Repair-Part 2 Liz and Richi Porte?
The bicycle repair man
at work
Punctures repaired
while you wait
Liz and Richie Porte (aka Ieuan)?

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Website Update—17 August 2013

All News and Views from the month of July 2013 can now be found in our Archive.

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July 2013

Website Update—28 July 2013

All News and Views from the month of June 2013 can now be found in our Archive.

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Sunday Club Ride [4 August 2013]—28 July 2013

Just a reminder that the next Club Sunday Ride will take place next Sunday. The ride will be led by Elizabeth Brooks. Meet at the Woodbine Cafe in Hope for a prompt 9am start.

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National Triathlon Championships—28 July 2013

Jo and Trish took part in the National Championships at Liverpool, which also doubled up as a qualifier for that minor event down in London in September (the World Championships!). Jo sends this report:

“The final qualifying event for the World Championships, Standard Distance, to be held in London in September this year was in Liverpool on the 13th July. Trish, Justin and I (Jo Baker) went down to try to qualify. Competition has been fierce. I have rarely raced against more than about 10 in my age group and this year there have been around 30 in each qualifying event and 41 hopefuls in total! Trish's Age Group has even more - there are benefits to getting older.

A fabulous sunny weekend with the quandary of wet suit or not wetsuit as the water temperature was going up during the previous week. We made our minds up when one of the cheerful Liverpudlian marshals said 'rather you than me in that water - it's full of jelly fish'. Sure enough on scrutinising the water there they were floating ghosts lurking just below the surface. Decision made, especially after the jelly fish horrors I saw at Llandudno.

Walking through T1 and T2 routes brought another horror - how far to the mount/dismount line? You cannot be serious! Oh to be Elite! Transition times were around the 2.30 mark; a long way to run on tarmac in bare feet or in bike shoes so no-one was smiling. The swim route was also complicated: left shoulder to the red buoys and right shoulder to the yellow buoys, under the bridge and between the wall and the floating sailing club, at least it took the mind off the jelly fish.

Normally I have the water to myself keeping out of people's way towards the back or slightly off-course but this course was quite narrow (or perhaps I was a bit faster after Di's Wednesday night training ...?) so was in the melee quite a lot more than usual. Trish has not done quite so much open water and found the squash of swimmers unnerving but despite that managed well. T1 went well and cursing under our breath at the distance, got onto the 4 lap almost flat route with tight turns at each end. A great opportunity for a PB and once again interesting for us to ride with lots of people around us. Normally we are the last wave out and spread out quite quickly but with more people around it is easier to remember that you are out there to race.

So 4 laps done and into T2. I had a very stressful T2 thinking that the bike I had chased down should be racked next to mine but it wasn't there. Had I only done 3 laps? Time stopped still for a minute and I dawdled out to the run muttering to a marshal that I didn't think I had done enough laps - he looked at me blank. I don't what I thought he could do about it. I jogged out and hoped to see Eric, my husband, waiting to cheer me on the run and there he was so with a sigh of relief I got my legs shifted and started the run for real. It was very very hot. 2 laps for the run with the out and back water stations being near the start it wasn't enough. Cups with an inch of water in the bottom was stingy. Many of us pouring water over our heads, with my thick hair it barely touched it! An uneventful run for me, I was as always glad to run through the finish gantry. Trish came in soon after. After all that effort we were offered one bottle of water and no more!

Then of course it was the scramble for the results. There was no individual computer print out and we had to wait for them to post up a sheet of A4 with everyone's results on it. As usual I was somewhere in the middle. Was it good enough for a percentage? 115% is required off the Age Group winner's time and there were 7 qualifying places up for grabs in this race. Had I done it? Working out who already had a place or who had not registered for a place took some patience reading off all the bits of paper I had printed off the internet. By a minute I had 8th place - yes, that minute in T2!

My Roll Down place came through 10 days later - so I am off to London and will be somewhat financially poorer for my efforts but what an event to be part of. I am very excited.

Trish did not qualify - she is younger and the competition much fiercer - but she will be there on Saturday to run in the Open Sprint Race. So High Peak Triathlon Club will be there in force with David, Mat, Nick (who qualified for both the Sprint and the Olympic distance events!), Trish and myself competing. Good effort by all!

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The Outlaw Scorcher—14 July 2013

Nick Doran is our latest Ironman after completing the Outlaw last weekend. Nick sends the following report:

“Last Sunday was race day and my first long distance (Ironman) triathlon and it was bloody hard. Up at 4:30am and racing at 6am for a, quite pleasurable, 2.4 mile swim in the rowing lake of the National Watersports Centre near Nottingham. Compared with the rest of the race 2.4 miles is quite short and the water was a pleasant 19 degrees and the sun rise over the lake was beautiful.

Out into T1 in 63 mins, which was slower than I'd hoped but still pleasing. I chose the wrong place to start and ended up swimming over people until about 500m in. T1 was pretty uneventful, but I neglected to apply suncream. A bad decision as it turns out.

The bike course was fantastic and by far the best part of the race. A great course though lanes and villages East of Nottingham. Some rough road surfaces, but nothing like the roads into Manchester. What was a surprise was just how bad some triathletes are at climbing and bike handling. The number of guys I overtook on very shallow inclines and at roundabouts was astonishing. Bar one hill it's a flat course which meant I was up to 23mph quite easily. It felt good and I held on to it to come in in 5hrs 24mins; an average of just under 21mph. I hit my power output and heart rate targets perfectly, if only I could have continued that form.The ride was marred slightly by a road rider, out for a Sunday pootle, who thought it would be fine to hop on my wheel and get a tow. I though I showed considerable restraint waiting about 2 miles before suggesting he back off a little. Or words to that effect.

Not one to make the same mistake twice the start of the run saw some liberal application of suncream, but I'm still burnt. The first lap of the lake (about 3miles) was dispatched at about 7:00 pace. Realising that that was way too fast I backed off to about 8:10 for the second lap, but after 6 miles I knew I'd not maintain it. No shelter, 28 degree heat, and stich and stomach cramps until 15 miles conspired against me. I eventually crawled home in 4:25, which was about an hour longer than I’d hoped for. The last 6 miles of any marathon are always hard, but I was practically on my knees.

Total time was 11:00:37 placing me around 77th when the teams are taken out. Apparently 29th in my age group. All in all a pretty good day and I'm bloody glad Heather bought me a running hat before the race. This could have been a very different story otherwise. Unfortunately a 2 min drafting penalty was applied, so official time is 11:02:37 :-(.

The level of support from random strangers was tremendous with complete strangers cheering you on as though they'd known you all their lives. And I can't fault the organisation of the event. From start to finish it was perfect. I'd never have thought I'd want aid stations every 2 miles on a marathon, but each one was an oasis.

I won't say never again, but this won't be an annual event. It takes way too much training time and life's too short. Back to standard distance for me, although an 'easy' half ironman could be on the cards later in the year. If anyone's interested the Sundowner Tri run by Freebird Events sounds like a fun event and only a half-ironman.”

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Club Ride Report—11 July 2013

This month's club ride took us on a circuit from Miller's Dale, starting from the car park by the former railway station next to the Monsal Trail. Steve, Jo, Nicola and myself met on another gloriously sunny morning for an enjoyable ride in the White Peak. There was much conversation about recent racing achievements and encouraging talk for events coming up, namely Liverpool and Buxton Triathlons. But the ride today was taken at a very leisurely pace with several stops for a breather while I route checked.

We followed the Peak District Cycles route, “Rails, Trails and Limestone Dales”, but anticlockwise and deviating via Litton and Cressbrook to avoid going on the Monsal Trail. The lane north from Miller's Dale is a steady climb but well shaded by trees and the air is scented by wild garlic growing along the verges. Later, and due to my poor navigation, we got to pass through the lovely village Eyam twice! But we were in no real hurry. There were one or two climbs to be done during the morning but the rewarding views made the effort worthwhile. The panoramic scenery from the top of Eyam Edge was particularly good.

We passed through the top end of Tideswell and continued on the road through Wheston which was quite rough and broken in places. Fortunately this slowed our pace down the hill so we avoided a head-on collision with the milk tanker that suddenly appeared around a bend and which filled the lane! Excitement over we continued to the end of the ride without further mishap and rewarded ourselves with coke and ice creams back in the car park.

We all had a great morning but Steve won bonus points for also cycling to and from the ride today. Hope you like the photo of the pixie cyclists taking shade under a blade of grass!

Pixie Triahletes!

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June 2013

European Triathlon Championships Report—30 June 2013

David Davidson and Jo Baker went to Alanya in Turkey to compete in the European Triathlon Championships. David sends this report:

“Two club members (Jo Baker and David) represented team GB at the recent European championships held this year in Alanya, southern Turkey. As expected the competition was pretty fierce, as was the climate, a far cry from the weather left behind at Manchester airport. Since the sea temperature was a balmy 25 degrees the sea swim was delightfully wet suit free. The lovely clear, buoyant blue water was very pleasant for the swim before exiting the water onto the sandy beach. T1 was approached through refreshing cool overhead showers – what a treat! The 4-lap bike leg was both fast and furious although somewhat bumpy given the cobbled road surface, more like a flat time trial with a couple of tight turns at each end requiring full concentration amidst the melee of other riders. The 10-km run section proved quite challenging with a tricky uphill section through the town before descending back to the harbourside. With the temperature almost 90 degrees small wonder that the next stop was a dip back into the welcoming sea at the completion of the race. Jo finished her race strongly clinching 5th in her age group in a very creditable 2hrs 40 while David once more just missed a podium place finishing in 2 hrs 35. Historically Alanya was a heavily fortified pirate refuge. From the vantage point of the impressive castle, set on the cliff tops above the city, the southern Turkey tourist beaches stretched endlessly eat and west - a far cry from its former marauding pirate days.”

Well done to Jo and David, though a medal would have made it complete. Next time, in London perhaps?

Jo in a bit of a blur Happy Triahletes!

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Club Sunday Ride Schedule 2013—21 June 2013

Trish has kindly compiled a list of the proposed Club Rides for 2013. You can view or download the Sunday Club Rides 2013 schedule [PDF,362kB]. Please note that the July ride is held on Saturday 6th July 2013.

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Website Update—21 June 2013

I have moved the News & Views for May 2013 to News from 2013.

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Club Sunday Ride—16 June 2013

Excellent turn out for the club ride this morning! Rhys Roberts has sent a write-up of the ride:

“Well this morning we all gathered outside the Opera House in the usual cycling fashion by questioning if we had gathered too much or too little clothing, it was touch and go as we headed out of Buxton and towards some clouds, although as we headed through Peak Forest and up to Mam Tor we became more confident that we had avoided the worst of the rain. Some were caught out going up to Winnats by the wrong gear and poor Liz had to give it a second try for good measure and to get going properly. Stefan very kindly sheltered us through the headwind before we descended into Chapel and rolled through to Whaley Bridge. As we began our ascent of Long Hill we were quickly a man down as we past the bacon butty van but soldiered on through the cool June air to partially regroup at the top.

We then stayed for coffee at the Pavilion Gardens before parting ways and admiring Liberace's car.

Ieuan, thanks for organising a fantastic sociable ride together and for a great ride to add to my training.”

Lizzie and Ieuan Post-Ride Caffeine 1 Post-Ride Caffeine 2 Bling, Bling, Bling!

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Deva Triathlon Report—04 June 2013

David Davidson sends a report from last weekend's Deva Triathlon:

“As far as I could ascertain there were 3 club members competing last weekend in the Deva standard distance triathlon held in and around historic Chester. The weather turned out to be pretty good with warm conditions, a pleasant breeze but a very chilly start in the river Dee! I am not convinced the water temperature ever reached its anticipated 14 degrees as it felt cold throughout all of the 1500 metre swim. Bit of a bun fight at the start as this was the first of the World Age Group Qualifiers and competition for places in GB team very competitive. With plenty of physical contact in the first few hundred metres settling into a rhythm was at first quite difficult. However on emerging from the river, an uphill run lead to T1 and then it was away on the bike to lovely Welsh Border country. A flattish 40km circuit brought us back again to Chester in preparation for the similarly flat run route along the river bank. Plenty of local support made this a memorable occasion set amidst a charming Medieval city. For the record I only have details for Jo Baker who came in with a strong run to finish in a time of 2.52 and David who completed the race with his customary sluggish run in a time of 2.46”

River Dee David Davidson

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Club Sunday Ride [16 June 2013]—01 June 2013

Ieuan Roberts is leading the next Sunday ride, which will be held on Sunday 16 June 2013. Ieuan has sent the following route description:

“My plan is to meet up outside the front of Buxton Opera House for a 9AM departure, head out up Waterswallows, through Peak Dale, Peak Forest, out to Mam Tor, Rushup Edge to Chapel (maybe cafe stop there), Whaley Bridge and return to Buxton over Long Hill.

25 miles in total. All welcome, the pace will be steady, regrouping regularly.

If you're interested in coming, or if you have any questions, reply to this or get hold of me on 07989 402716 so I know how many to expect.
Hope to see you there. Ieuan”

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May 2013

Upcoming Events—20 May 2013

David has sent this gentle nudge for the National Club Relays in August and more:

“Hi Guys we enjoyed pleasant weather for the monthly club ride yesterday when our bovine handling skills were put to the test! Full report and picture courtesy of Elizabeth soon to appear on Club website....take a look!

Final reminder that I need to be formalising entries for national Club Relays , at present I have 11 names from interested parties. This is a fun event , (although taken seriously by some of the clubs) we go to enjoy the atmosphere, chat but still aim to do our best! The current plan is to enter teams (mixed and single sex) in the Saturday races so that we can all support each other. If you have not already done so please drop me a note if interested in taking part. I really need details by end of May please lest I am too late to get our preferred entry.

Finally Gary has just forwarded me details of a local cycle sportif on Sunday 9th June with either a 50 or 100 km option based around the Peak District. Route will be pre-marked, food stations provided etc. Full details to be found at St. Anselm's Foundation Bike Ride, e-mail siobhan@firstascent.co.uk. See you all soon, David”

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Sunday Ride Report—20 May 2013

Elizabeth sends this report from the Sunday ride:

“We had a lovely scenic club ride today, consisting of Phil, Trish, Jo, David and Elizabeth. The weather was great considering all the recent wind and rain. It was nice to have a chat and a catch up with other members and meet and get to know Jo.

The ride as a whole was without drama until we were almost back at base and came across a mother and baby cow who had escaped and were heading towards a main road. We caught up to them and Phil who seemed to be familiar with the local livestock(!) ... headed off to alert the farmer. David and I were leading the group and reached the cows first and decided to help a passing policeman to herd them through a gate to safety. David was very suave and used his bike as a barrier to block the cattle in a stylish manner which would have made 007 proud. I decided to ditch the bike and hop around on cleats whilst flapping my arms like a chicken!! The cows ran away from the demented looking woman doing the chicken dance and went safely off into the distance. We have renamed ourselves the Bovine Bikers! I don't think the Montana cowboys will be calling on us any time soon. Back at Tideswell it was a shame that the cafes were closed and we couldn't treat ourselves to refreshments. Had we been nearer Buxworth I would have made Starbrooks as I call it as I have a cappuccino machine. Trish is going to draw up a schedule of possible club social ride dates for the summer season. Thanks to David for leading todays ride.”

Sunday Club Riders

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Wilmslow Triathlon Report—14 May 2013

David Davidson sends the following report from the Wilmslow Triathlon:

“Wilmslow Tri on Sunday 12th May featured 10 club members, which is probably a record turn out. In addition several highly vocal supporters and non-competing club members added their encouragement despite the cold, windy and wet conditions that prevailed. It was great to have such support and encouragement which was much appreciated by all club competitors. A well organised event which started with a frisky 400-metre pool based dash leading to a well set out and generous transition immediately outside the pool. The challenging conditions called for some degree of caution on the wet and slippery roads. Several sections were pretty bumpy requiring careful navigation and concentration around the worst of the potholes although the route itself was scenic passing through some very attractive Cheshire villages. On arriving back at transition after the 24 km ride a well marshalled undulating 6.3 km run followed eventually returning the competitors to the Leisure Centre which was a very welcome sight given the challenging conditions throughout. Within the overall finishing times for the club members Nigel Critchlow was first home just edging out David Heathcote by seconds both finishing in a very commendable time of 1hr 19min. When Paul Whyte stormed into the finish shute in 1.24 he was greeted by plenty of cheering from all supporters and still looked fresh enough to do another lap. David Davidson, Simon Cocksey, Simon Corbett and Phil Shaw all completed the event in similar times of approximately 1.29. Finally Andrew Kirkland, Darren Ward and Andy Copley, all relatively new to Triathlon competition, finished in very creditable times (1.35–1.38) and appeared to have enjoyed the experience. Grateful thanks to all who took the trouble to support High Peak Tri Club members on what was a pretty miserable day but one which all competitors ‘enjoyed’ having completed the friendly event.”

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Club Sunday Ride [19 May 2013]—14 May 2013

David Davidson is gently reminding everyone that the next club social ride is held next Sunday (19th May). We will meet opposite Vanilla Kitchen cafe in Tideswell for 9.0 am prompt start. Ride is approx 40 km and will be ridden at leisurely pace finishing back at cafe for coffee and cake. I (David) have already received interest from about 8 members but the more the merrier!

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Casual Kit Order—13 May 2013

Krissie Ivings is about to order some casual kit, like hoodies, t-shirts and baseball caps. Please see Krissie's email below.

We now have all logos sorted and can press ahead with ordering our hoodies, t–shirts & baseball caps. I am planning to put the kit order at the end of next week. So the deadline for orders is evening of THURSDAY 16th MAY 2013. This will ensure people have the kit for the early season races.

2–Tone Hoodies—available in kids and adults sizes: Aged 8 years to XXL. The club colours are predominantly blue (logo) or black/grey/red (technical kit) so I am limiting the choice to club colours that will show up the logo. And a small enough range to make the hoody recognisable as ours. So the colour choices are: Arctic White with Navy (not available for kids but if kids really like white, they can have a hot-pink trim instead. This is the only colour option for the white kid's hoodie); Heather Grey with Navy; Fire Red with Black. See pictures below, though please note that for some reason the red one does not show the black lining & drawcords, but shows orange instead! The hoody will be priced at £24.00 (adult) and £18.00 (kids)

T–shirts—Available in Men's, Women's and Children's styles/sizes. Prices £16:00 (Adults) £10.00 (Kids). Colours as above: Heather Grey, Fire Red and Arctic White.

Baseball Caps—Prices £8:00 (No logo). Colours: Heather Grey, Fire Red, and Arctic White.

Arctic White Hoodie Gray Hoodie Fire Red Hoodie
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April 2013

Aquathlon Wash Up—22 April 2013

Krissie Ivings, the Aquathlon organiser, has sent the following two messages.

“We have one spare goody bag if anyone forgot to take theirs. Plus 1 pair of blue goggles and 1 thermal mug from 4 Villages 1/2-Marathon. Let me know if they ring any bells.”

“Thanks so much for all your support at today's event. It ran incredibly smoothly because everyone worked really well. It was especially kind of you all to get up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday!”

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Sunday Social Ride [19 May 2013]—22 April 2013

The April Sunday social ride was cancelled due to the need to reschedule the Aquathlon. Alas, the next Sunday ride will be held on Sunday 19 May. David has sent the details:

“Hi guys the proposed April club ride date was postponed as it coincided with the rearranged Buxton Aquathlon which took place yesterday (a great success too - so all credit to Krissie and her team for a brilliant job well done) However the May date still stands i.e. Sunday May 19th. Meet in Tideswell (public toilet available) opposite the Vanilla Kitchen cafe for a prompt 9.0 am start. Will be approx 40 km circular route taken at leisurely pace finishing with the all important coffee and cake back at the start point a couple of hours later. Be good to get a broader interest in these club rides from some of our newer members as each ride is primarily a social event and certainly NOT a fast paced race - save that for the competitions! If you think you may wish to join us can you let me know in advance so I have some idea of numbers.”

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Buxton Aquathlon Report (Brief)—21 April 2013

The first ever Buxton Aquathlon, promoted by High Peak Triathlon Club and organised by Krissie Ivings, was held today. The race went like clockwork and went off swimmingly. Sorry, I just got carried away. I better stop there! The results will be posted here later today.

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National Club Relay Champs [25 August 2013]—16 April 2013

David Davidson is looking to drum up some interest for the National Relay Championships at Holme Pierrepoint, near Nottingham.

David writes: “Last year we entered two teams in the National Club Relays — a great fun day out — held on the last weekend of August at Holme Pierrepont near Nottingham. I now need to give some early consideration to this years level of entry and would much appreciate hearing from anybody who wishes to be considered for a team place. Although the Relays are held over 2 days with the top flight and most competitive clubs mainly performing on the Saturday I would propose we enter teams for the less demanding Sunday 25th August. The format is simple — a team of 4 each of whom swims 400m in sequence then moving on to a flat 10 km bike leg again each team member tagging the next before the final 5 km run again in sequence. It is a huge amount of fun, very sociable and a good way to have the Club active within the Midlands. I am looking for perhaps 3-4 teams ( can be a mixture of male/female or mixed) so give it some thought and let me have your names soonest. The Club will subsidise race entry so individual cost should be approx £ 20 + race day licence if not already BT member.”

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Report from Sunday Club Ride—16 April 2013

Jo Baker has kindly sent me the following report from the recent club ride.

“Rhys organized today's ride near Carsington Water. The day dawned with a beautiful red sun coming up from behind the hills and I knew we were in for a good day.

We met at Manystones Way where it meets the Trail, which is at the top of the hill so we had a good idea that this was not to be a flat course. Once the 4 of us were ready, Rhys, Steve, Trish and myself (Jo), we set off down hill into Brassington. Rhys and I in the front were a little concerned when we got to the bottom as Steve and Trish were not right behind us. After a while they appeared and Trish told us a spoke had snapped in her back wheel. Fortunately there was no accident but we were all unsure as to whether she should continue. I think the fact that there was a huge hill to climb back to the cars had something to do with the reasoning that she would continue with us to Carsington where there is a cycle hire centre. Trish asked for their advice and they said that she should be fine if she took it easy and they removed the offending spoke.

We continued without incident for about 3 hours but we took it very steady which was great. The views were amazing, the snow was everywhere - still very high at the side of the roads - and the company was engaging. A glorious route, which I would love to repeat e specially as the downhills seemed longer than the uphills!

We finished with refreshments at Carsington sitting in sun with all the other many visitors enjoying Easter Holiday sunshine.

If anyone out there would like to share one of their favourite rides one Sunday do shout out!”

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Sunday Club Ride [7 April 2013]—03 April 2013

Rhys Roberts has suggested a route for this Sunday's bike ride. That is 7 April 2013 meeting at 9.30 am.

Rhys writes: “Attached is my suggested route for next Saturdays club ride! I can send in GPX format if anyone prefers.

I have suggested to meet above Middleton top - not in the car park but outside Viaton, at the top of the hill where the High peak trail meets Manystones Lane, and head down into Brassington and along the Dam wall, then up to Hulland Ward and (keeping off the A road slightly) then head up Calladine Lane and on top of Alport Heights. From Wirksworth moor, we could head back along the tops to Middleton top making a 20mile route. On the maps I have added in an 8 mile loop through the old mills and Florence Nightingale's house which does have two strong climbs (both over 200 metre climb - one 8% the other 6%). Please let me know your thoughts, the roads around the top of Alport heights are very nice and secluded and hopefully will be free of snow unlike the last three Saturdays!

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.”

Club Ride 130407-Route

Please click on the picture above to view a larger version.

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March 2013

Buxton Aquathlon New Date [21 April 2013]—27 March 2013

Krissie Ivings, the organiser of the Buxton Aquathlon, sends the following message:

“I am delighted to announce that we have permission from the pool and park to reschedule the race on Sunday 21st April. All participants will be automatically transferred to the new date. If you are unable to make it please let me know by Wednesday 3rd April and you will be refunded. Otherwise we will assume you are racing. The race was full and we were operating a waiting list so any freed up places will be offered to other kids. See you in April!”

Buxton Aquathlon Postponed—23 March 2013

Krissie Ivings, the organiser of the inaugural Buxton Aquathlon, has just announced the postponement of the event. The snow has made it very difficult to make it into or out of Buxton.

A new date for the event will be announced in the near future.

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Holywell Health Debriefing—22 March 2013

David has kindly sent this report on the club visit to Holywell Health in Sheffield yesterday.

Good turn out from club members we were split into four groups rotating round four different activities with very comprehensive explanation, discussion and advice. All very low key, humorous, informative with no sell of services or kit at all. All the staff very thorough and welcoming displaying thorough knowledge of their particular interest or speciality. Hands on approach led to run gait analysis on treadmill, some fairly competitive watt bike testing (Phil Blundell was obviously going for gold!), stretch exercises, run shoe design and advice, Pilate like exercises (Damien Healy in a teachers “pet” starring role) and much much more. Pity the shop and clinic slightly awkward to access from Buxton being far side of Sheffield but possibly worth considering a Club return trip for one of the group run clinics or watt bike assessments. I will look at the various packages on offer and disseminate details in due course. Feel sure it would be difficult to get better independent run shoe advice anywhere locally so certainly worth returning if only for that aspect of their very comprehensive programme. For more detail try the Holywell Health website.

Demonstrations and Lectures Watt a Bike!!!

Demonstrations and Lectures
Courtesy of David Davidson

Watt a Bike!!!
Courtesy of David Davidson

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Club Kit Order Delayed—8 March 2013

Jayne Harris has extended the deadline for placing an order for the new club kit. She is still awaiting a proper response from Endura. Alas, I would not leave for too long. Get your orders in as soon as possible.

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2013 Derwent Valley Club Ride Report—8 March 2013

Trish has sent the following report on the first club ride of 2013:

What a fantastic day to start the 2013 club rides - clear blue skies, gentle breeze, and stunning scenery … and all just 15 miles from home!

I was joined by Elizabeth and Jo and we decided to spend the morning route checking for the Derwent Duathlon since we will all be racing in this event in a couple of weeks. The two run sections of the race are different. One is along road/trail and the other is on the fell side. The cycle section takes competitors along the road to the King's tree which is at the northern end of the reservoirs and back, twice.

We parked at Fairholmes car park just below the “famous” dam and set off on the trail run, dodging other runners, walkers and mountain bikers as we went. We were soon warmed up after the fairly chilly start and enjoyed the undulating out and back route along the side of the Ladybower reservoir.

After collecting our bikes from the car park we cycled north along the road that edges the Derwent and Howden reservoirs, stopping briefly for a photo shoot. At the end of the road we circled the King's tree and returned to the car park for hot drinks and cake.

It was a great morning – very social, very leisurely and a great way to kick off the club rides.

Magical Mist

The intrepid trio in the Sun!

Beautiful morning

A lovely day in the Peak District

Merry Riders

Elizabeth and Jo on location

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Membership Fee is Now Due—01 March 2013

The Annual Subscription is now due. David, our Treasurer, will soon send out a reminder and a copy of the membership application form. The fee is a very reasonable £ 20, which also entitles you to a £ 11 reduction of the fee should you decide to sign up with England Triathlon. You can also access the form by clicking on Membership Form 2013.

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Holywell Healthcentre Extravaganza [21 March 2013]—01 March 2013

David has secured an interesting evening for us. See David's message below:

The Club has been offered a unique opportunity to attend a FREE Running and Cycling Assessment evening at a Sheffield-based Healthcare Centre Thursday 21 March 2013. I have attached details of the scope of the 2 hour session which is intended to be very much hands-on event. There will be opportunity to try out the running machines to have your gait and run shoes trainers assessed, jump on a Wattbike (Woop, Woop! Ed] for a cycle analysis whilst also benefiting from plenty of training and performance advice/discussion. Don't forget to bring appropriate kit! The evening is programmed to start at 7.0 pm and last 2 hours with light refreshment provided. Holywell Health is located at 3 Baker Street, Attercliffe, Sheffield S9 3RD with website . Please let me know well in advance if you can join us for what is intended as a great opportunity to receive top level advice for FREE whilst at the same time enjoying a fun social evening too. Hopefully we can make up a few car loads to save too many individual drivers. Give it some thought guys and let me (David) know.

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February 2013

Club Run and Ride [2 March 2013]—28 February 2013

Please note that Trish has rearranged the first club ride of the ear to Saturday 2 March to accommodate more people. The times and meeting place are unchanged.

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Club Run and Ride [2 March 2013]—27 February 2013

Trish is organising the first club ride of the year this coming Sunday.

Trish writes: "It was suggested that the Club Sunday rides should start again at the beginning of March. Sorry this is short notice but I am planning a run/cycle to prepare for the Derwent Duathlon in a couple of weeks. I am thinking of leaving my bike in the car (parked at Fairholmes car park) while running the flat run route which I think follows the track south from the dam on the east side of the Ladybower reservoir and back. Then collect the bike and cycle the bike section out to the King's Tree and back, and depending on time possibly cycle a few extra miles - I am open to suggestions for routes.

I am not planning to run the off road run section as it is not clear in the race description where this goes exactly.

Meet at Fairholmes car park (charges apply, I think) for 9:30am ready to run or, if you just want to cycle meet there at about 10:30am."

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HPTC New Club Kit—20 February 2013

Please be aware that Jayne Harris requested that all orders, plus 50% down payment, were to be with her by close of play today.

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Buxton Swimming Pool Closed—20 February 2013

Buxton Swimming Pool has been forced to close after water ingress in the roof. Tonight's swimming session has therefore been cancelled. It is hoped that it will only be a matter of a day ro two before the pool can reopen. On a more cheerier note, the post-session drinks session has been brought forward to 20:30 in the Sun Inn on Buxton High Street.

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Website Update—20 February 2013

I have moved all news and views from January 2013 to our News 2013 page.

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Christmas and Awards Evening—05 February 2013

The Christmas Do was a resounding success, even though the restaurant caused Nicky a lot of aggro late in the day. Nevertheless, a good time was had by all. A BIG Thank You to Nicky, the organiser of the Do.

The Outstanding Achievement Award 2012 went to David Davidson for his excellent performance (4th!) at the Age Group World Championships in New Zealand in October, for being an enthusiastic member and honorary treasurer of the club and an all round GOOD egg.

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Lomas Distribution - New Club Sponsor—02 February 2013

It is with great pleasure we welcome Lomas Distribution as co-sponsor, alongside Sam Clark at Sett Valley Cycles for 2013. Lomas Distribution is a road haulage firm based at Waterswallows Industrial Park just outside Buxton. Lomas Distribution are supportive of local sports clubs and has been the main sponsors of Buxton Half Marathon for a few years.

I would also like take the opportunity to thank PEEK—Imtech for their sponsorship over the last year or so.

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Tri Kit Order—01 February 2013

Jayne Harris is taking orders for tri kit, made by Endura. Jayne has sent the following message:

We're almost a month into 2013 so it's time for you to think about your order of this year's High Peak Tri Club technical kit.

We are sorting out the artwork/design for the kit but it is likely to be broadly similar to what we had last year and we are going to use Endura again as the quality of the clothing is good and wears well.

Please use the order form [xls, 330 kB]. This works in Firefox and Internet Explorer, but you will probably need an excel viewer if you are using Chrome (it will download the file easily enough). Check out the Endura customised clothing website for details of the styles available, then fill in an order form (might be easier to read the form as an excel sheet rather than the pdf). For sizing, see below or visit the Endura website.

Return the form via email to me, Jayne (jayne (at) teasel (dot) org) and pass a signed copy with your deposit cheque - made payable to High Peak Triathlon Club - to either me or Mat when you next see us (Wednesday swims? or snail mail if necessary email for details).

The exact cost of the clothing will be determined by the total club spend - it is likely that the actual cost will be less than that given on the order form. The balance of payment will be payable when we know what discount is going to be applied.

[Note: at the time I originally wrote this email it was the 2012 catalogue they had on display, currently the website says they are waiting for the 2013 one, I suspect little has changed other than the price, which as I've said is TBD according to total group spend]

There are a number of items (such as the multitube - aka “buff”) which have minimum order numbers - if you would like one indicate on the form and if we have enough interest we'll put in the order

Hope this all makes sense, so as a reminder:

I'll ensure that a catalogue and order forms are available during the club meal on Saturday and before each Wednesday swim.

Ready and willing to take your orders,
Jayne

[Ed: Jayne would like to receive your orders by 20 February 2013.]

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February 2013

HPTC New Club Kit—20 February 2013

Please be aware that Jayne Harris requested that all orders, plus 50% down payment, were to be with her by close of play today.

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Buxton Swimming Pool Closed—20 February 2013

Buxton Swimming Pool has been forced to close after water ingress in the roof. Tonight's swimming session has therefore been cancelled. It is hoped that it will only be a matter of a day ro two before the pool can reopen. On a more cheerier note, the post-session drinks session has been brought forward to 20:30 in the Sun Inn on Buxton High Street.

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Website Update—20 February 2013

I have moved all news and views from January 2013 to our News 2013 page.

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Christmas and Awards Evening—05 February 2013

The Christmas Do was a resounding success, even though the restaurant caused Nicky a lot of aggro late in the day. Nevertheless, a good time was had by all. A BIG Thank You to Nicky, the organiser of the Do.

The Outstanding Achievement Award 2012 went to David Davidson for his excellent performance (4th!) at the Age Group World Championships in New Zealand in October, for being an enthusiastic member and honorary treasurer of the club and an all round GOOD egg.

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Lomas Distribution - New Club Sponsor—02 February 2013

It is with great pleasure we welcome Lomas Distribution as co-sponsor, alongside Sam Clark at Sett Valley Cycles for 2013. Lomas Distribution is a road haulage firm based at Waterswallows Industrial Park just outside Buxton. Lomas Distribution are supportive of local sports clubs and has been the main sponsors of Buxton Half Marathon for a few years.

I would also like take the opportunity to thank PEEK—Imtech for their sponsorship over the last year or so.

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Tri Kit Order—01 February 2013

Jayne Harris is taking orders for tri kit, made by Endura. Jayne has sent the following message:

We're almost a month into 2013 so it's time for you to think about your order of this year's High Peak Tri Club technical kit.

We are sorting out the artwork/design for the kit but it is likely to be broadly similar to what we had last year and we are going to use Endura again as the quality of the clothing is good and wears well.

Please use the order form [xls, 330 kB]. This works in Firefox and Internet Explorer, but you will probably need an excel viewer if you are using Chrome (it will download the file easily enough). Check out the Endura customised clothing website for details of the styles available, then fill in an order form (might be easier to read the form as an excel sheet rather than the pdf). For sizing, see below or visit the Endura website.

Return the form via email to me, Jayne (jayne (at) teasel (dot) org) and pass a signed copy with your deposit cheque - made payable to High Peak Triathlon Club - to either me or Mat when you next see us (Wednesday swims? or snail mail if necessary email for details).

The exact cost of the clothing will be determined by the total club spend - it is likely that the actual cost will be less than that given on the order form. The balance of payment will be payable when we know what discount is going to be applied.

[Note: at the time I originally wrote this email it was the 2012 catalogue they had on display, currently the website says they are waiting for the 2013 one, I suspect little has changed other than the price, which as I've said is TBD according to total group spend]

There are a number of items (such as the multitube - aka “buff”) which have minimum order numbers - if you would like one indicate on the form and if we have enough interest we'll put in the order

Hope this all makes sense, so as a reminder:

I'll ensure that a catalogue and order forms are available during the club meal on Saturday and before each Wednesday swim.

Ready and willing to take your orders,
Jayne

[Ed: Jayne would like to receive your orders by 20 February 2013.]

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Membership Fee is Now Due—01 February 2013

The Annual Subscription is now due. David, our Treasurer, will soon send out a reminder and a copy of the membership application form. The fee is a very reasonable £ 20, which also entitles you to a £ 11 reduction of the fee should you decide to sign up with England Triathlon. You can also access the form by clicking on Membership Form 2013.

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January 2013

Tuesday Morning Session Incentive—29 January 2013

The Tuesday sessions are going to be FREE to all High Peak Tri Club members. Now, if that is not an incentive to sign up to become a member of the club, then I do not know what is. The session which runs between 6-8am is not coach-led, but will offer another opportunity to get in the water. The usual cost of the session is £4.00 so in five weeks you have broken even. You get the friendly banter for free!

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Tuesday Morning Sessions Back On—21 January 2013

The Tuesday morning session is back on. The sessions will start on Tuesday 29 January. Just to remind you, the sessions run between 6-8am and the cost per session is £4.00. Let us try to keep the session going.

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Burntwood Spring Aquathlon [10 March 2013]—20 January 2013

The Aquathlons come thick and fast. We have received an invite to the Burntwood Spring Aquathlon. A number of youngsters from HPTC have competed and thoroughly enjoyed this race.

Mrs Brooks, the organiser has sent the following information: Entries are now open for Burntwood Spring Aquathlon which will be held on Sunday 10th March at Burntwood Leisure Centre near Lichfield in Staffordshire. As usual there are classes for all ages from Tristar Start (8 years old) upwards. The swim is in the Centre's modern 25m pool— you can even have a warm up in the children's pool. Tristars will complete a multi-lap run on the Centre's playing fields, youths and adults will complete a 4-lap course on quiet local roads. There are full changing facilities and a small cafe open from 9am. More details of the race are available on the aquathlon page (under 'Our Races') of our Club website (Burntwood Tri Club's website. You can enter the race online at Entry Central's website. Alternatively, you can use the entry form, which can be downloaded by following the link Burntwood Spring Aquathlon Entry Form [pdf,122kB].

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Buxton Aquathlon Poster—18 January 2013

Krissie Ivings have produced a poster for the Aquathlon. You can download the poster by clicking on Buxton Aquathlon poster. Please spread the word.

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Buxton Aquathlon Information—15 January 2013

We have been given the go ahead to hold the Aquathlon. Krissie Ivings, the race organiser has compiled a race information pack which contains a lot of useful information. The Aquathlon will be held on Sunday 24 March 2013. The race distances are as follows:

Age Class Swim Run Start Time
8 Tristar Start 50 m 600 m 08.00
9-10 Tristar 1 150 m 1500 m 08.40
11-12 Tristar 2 250 m 2000 m 09.20
13-14 Tristar 3 400 m 3000 m 10.00

The start times are approximate at the moment. Firm start times will sent out and posted here nearer the time. To download the information, follow the link to Buxton Aquathlon 2013 Information Pack, which contains an entry form. The entry form can also be found here: Buxton Aquathlon 2013 Entry Form.

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Outstanding Achievement Award 2012—04 January 2013

Krissie Ivings have announced the four nominees for the club's Outstanding Achievement Award 2012. Krissie would like your votes by Sunday 14 January 2013 so that the trophy can be engraved in time for the Christmas Do. And the nominees are, in alphabetical order:

David Davidson: for placing 4th at the World Age Group champs in Auckland and for his extremely positive, enthusiastic contributions and commitment to the club all through the year.

Nicky Dick: for consistently being on the podium in a wide variety of events/types of event.

Phil Duffy: for completing a successful first season in triathlon and by supporting the club all through the year (including attracting new members) at the AGM, on the bike, in the pool and in the pub!

Mat Ivings: for his huge Ironman pb at the Outlaw, for consistently good performances all year and for his on-going commitment and contribution to the club.

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Christmas Do Deposit Required—04 January 2013

Nicky Dick, the organiser of our Christmas Do, would dearly like to receive the deposit (£ 5 per person) from all those who would like to attend the dinner at Simply Thai in Buxton. Oh, and the dinner is on Saturday 2 February 2013. Steve Dick is very happy to receive the deposit at the swim session next Wednesday night.

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Membership Fee is Now Due—04 January 2013

The Annual Subscription is now due. David, our Treasurer, will soon send out a reminder and a copy of the membership application form. The fee is a very reasonable £ 20, which also entitles you to a £ 11 reduction of the fee should you decide to sign up with England Triathlon. You can also access the form by clicking on Membership Form 2013.

Website Update—04 January 2013

The News and Views from December 2012 has been moved to archive and can be found in News from 2012.

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Swimming:


Buxton Swimming Sessions are on again! Gary and Diane are running the sessions on Wednesdays 9-10pm at Buxton swimming pool.


We are also running a session (two lanes) on Tuesdays 6-8am at Buxton swimming pool. Steve Greene is coaching between 6-7am. The session is free for club members

Cycling:


HPTC members can join up with Buxton CC for their Sunday rides–09:00 start from the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Shop in Buxton.

Running:


HPTC/Buxton AC are running a joint coached speed session on Monday nights in Buxton. Meet at 18:30 at Buxton Community School.


HPTC members are also welcome to join Buxton AC on the Wednesday night session. Meet at 19:00 at Buxton Swimming Pool.