Here we go again….time to get back in to the routine of regular Open Water Swimming as we open for the 2011 season.
The water is a barmy [for this time of year] 16+ Degrees.
The shop is fully stocked with all your Open Water and Triathlon essentials.
Clive and Russ are ready to help with your every Swimming or Triathlon coaching requirment.
The website will be updated with an accurate Water Temperature reading.
…..and Ceri, Kev and Dom are looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Feel free to blog about your swims and ideas for the Swim Centre…but no querying our Water Temperature readings!!
Check out the Tri2O Swim Centre page on the site for full details about the lake.
The Tri2O Swim Centre opens its gates for 2011 on 9th April.
We will be open from 08.30 – 10.00 and as usual, swimming on this first day of the season is completely Free!!
The shop will also be open and we will have a full range of Wetsuits and Trisuits from Orca, blueseventy and 2XU alongside our usual range of Accessories, Nutrition, Compression and Newton Running Shoes.
Check out the Tri2O Swim Centre page for full details of the 2011 Lake opening times and 2011 Coaching availability.
Dear Devil’s Duathlon Competitor
The Race Organising Team has this week undertaken a thorough safety assessment of the Devil’s Duathlon courses. Following a detailed inspection, regretfully the decision has been taken to postpone the Devil’s Duathlon until Sunday 9 October 2011.
Our decision has been taken due to the condition of the road surface throughout the bike course. The prolonged sub-zero temperatures this winter have resulted in the appearance of a number of new cracks and pot-holes. We consider that the risk of cycling at racing speed on the course is now too great to allow the Duathlon to take place in February. The safety of our competitors must always be our number one priority and therefore, unfortunately, we have been left with no alternative.
The Devil’s Duathlon has therefore been rescheduled for Sunday 9 October 2011 and we hope that you will be able to join us for what we hope will be a superb event on a beautiful, historic and safe course.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by the postponement of the Duathlon. We wish you all the best for your training and racing in 2011 and we hope to see you for a great race in October!!
The organisers of the Reading Triathlon 2010 have announced an exciting new Duathlon event, designed to provide Triathletes with some quality Autumn race action. The Devil’s Duathlon, based near Reading, comprises a 10km Trail/Road Run, a 41km Road Bike leg, and a 5km Trail Run.
The race takes its fearsome name from the ancient “Devil’s Highway” Roman road, built two thousand years ago as a key Roman transport link between London and the town of Calleva. The road is now being put to good use again as the run course for this challenging Duathlon.
After the first run, athletes will benefit from a covered Transition Area at Butlers Lands Farm (the event base) before heading out on a two lap bike course. The course is largely flat, fast and very scenic as athletes pass through the villages of Mortimer, Silchester and the ancient Roman town of Calleva. The Final run, an out and back along the Devil’s Highway, will finish back at the farm.
The race will take place on 9 October 2011 with the winners being crowned Devil’s Duathlon Devil Slayer 2011!
Places are limited to 150; for information and registration details go to https://regonline.activeeurope.com/the_devils_duathlon
Thank you to everyone that has swum with us at the Tri2O Swim Centre in 2010, and made it such a fantastic year.
This year we have doubled our numbers on 2009 and introduced hundreds of new swimmers to the joys of Open Water swimming.
Your support for the Tri2O Shop has been superb and next year it will be even bigger and better with exciting new products from 2XU, blueseventy & Orca.
We are also looking to enhance our range of accessories and nutrition so please feel free to contact us directly with your suggestions.
Have a great Winter and we look forward to seeing you in April.
Tri2O Club, based at the Tri2O Open Water Swim Centre, is now the fastest growing triathlon club in the UK having amassed almost 60 members within just 7 weeks of its formation.
The Club was formed by the Tri2O Swim Centre team following numerous requests from swimmers and triathletes who wanted to train with other people, to take part in structured training sessions and to meet like minded people.
Tri2O Club prides itself on providing a super friendly, inclusive atmosphere where people can come to train and improve whether they are a triathlon first-timer or an Ironman World Championship Qualifier. And the experienced coaching team of Clive Alderson and Russ Cox are regularly on hand to provide friendly guidance and advice.
The Tri2O Club carefully cultivate a Team atmosphere at the group training sessions, taking great pride in catering for all abilities, ensuring that everyone is looked after and no-one is left behind.
Summer training includes a Group Open Water Swim on Tuesdays at 6.30pm, a Group Run (5km-10km) on Thursdays at 6.30pm and a Group Bike Ride on Sundays at 10am (20-40 miles).
Winter training schedules are just being formulated and more news will follow soon.
The Club have also already embraced 21st century media forms to pass on regular club updates via facebook and twitter. Members can follow Club news at:
So, if you’re interested in joining a super friendly, well-organised and inclusive triathlon club which offers something a little different, join Tri2O Club today!!
Contact Club Secretary Dom Dos Remedios for further details at email@example.com.