Derby Triathlon Club

Inter Club Aquathlon - Thursday 8th September

The Inter Club Aquathlon 2011 will take place at Blithfield Reservoir on Thursday 8th September @ 19:00 between the following Clubs:

  • Stafford Tri Club
  • Derby Triathlon Club
  • Meynell Valley Hunters Tri Club
  • Burntwood Triathlon Club
  • Newcastle Tri Club

This event first took place in 2009 and was won by Derby Tri Club.  Last year our crown was stolen away as we were relegated to second by the deserving winners Stafford Tri.  We need to regain our title and in order to do that we need as many people as possible to race.

The aquathlon comprises a 750m open water swim followed by a 5k flat trail run (very similar course to the run at Blithfield Triathlon) and will cost £4 to enter.
The team score will be made up of the following:
  • 2 females
  • 4 males
  • 4 male vets

We need as many people as possible to race as each position a Derby Tri Club athlete fills potentially steals that place from another teams scorer.

If you can swim and run we need you there! If for whatever reason you can't race then your support will be greatly appreciated and also you might be able to help by looking after a few children enabling others to race.  To ensure there are no distractions the adult Thursday night swim session will be cancelled.

Given this is a team event ideally everyone will be in some form of Club Kit and that includes swim caps.

We need to provide the details of all our athletes attending the race to Stafford Tri before the race so please sign up on the website (don't forget to login) by 3rd September!

Aquathlon signup - www.derbytriathlonclub.co.uk/112/event/2011-inter-club-aquathlon

For those of you with limited open water experience and for the rest of you who want to fine tune your skills I will be running some more coached open water session and also organising a couple of practice aquathlons (for those of you doing the Club Relays this will also be good practice).

Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th August

  • 10:00-10:40 - Coached Open Water Swim
  • 10:45 - Practice aquathlon race

The practice aquathlon race will be approx. 750 swim and then 7 laps around the lake which is about 4.9km.  I will endeavour to time the whole race, including each run lap.

If you wish to join the coached session please sign up using the links below (or once logged in use the links on the website homepage).  For the aquathlon just be ready to race at 10:45.

Sat 13th coached session - www.derbytriathlonclub.co.uk/109/event/ow-swim-session-4-coached

Sat 20th coached session www.derbytriathlonclub.co.uk/109/event/ow-swim-session-5-coached

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