What a massive success our second ever club organised race was on Saturday! Not only did our aquathlon sell out we also had a very impressive junior race, a great turnout at prize giving and the whole event ran as smooth as silk. A special thank you to Dan, his organisational skills amazing, I am sure he has a future in event management should he want it. Look out Human Race and IMG! Thank you also to all those who volunteered on the day (and there were a lot of you). I’m sure you have heard it before but these events can’t happen without the right volunteers and I think you all did a fantastic job. The feedback I received about the volunteers on the course was extremely positive. Of course we must give our club mates who competed on the day a big slap on the back too as they put in some fine performances and did the club proud!
It’s back to training as usual on Saturday morning. We will be using fins and pull buoys during the technique set so please bring your own kit. The Lido does have a limited supply of pull buoys but you will need your own fins. We’ll be using the CSS that we calculated last time we were in the Lido to help split the lanes and pace the main set. The run session will follow and this week we will be heading down to Hackney Marshes for the 5km Park Run. Then to finish off we will have a well deserved coffee and almond croissant at la Bouche!
This Monday sees the club competing in another London League event. If anyone feels like a trip to Hampton Court on Monday to lend support to the team feel free to join us. It does start extremely early so I will understand if people pass on the invitation to support us. Perhaps seeing Dan and Amanda making a return will intice you down there! The race is organised by Thames Turbo and takes place at the Hampton Pool. The swim in the 36m open air pool is followed by a 20km on road cycle route and finally a 5km run through Bushy Park. I’ve not been to Hampton Court Palace before so could be up for a picnic in the palace gardens after the race if the weather looks good.
See you Saturday. Oh, did I mention the fins? You must bring them! Tim (LFTC Coach)