East Midlands Juniors (& Parents of Juniors!) Newsletter No. 4

Thanks to Sarah Jemmett for this newsletter:


Lots of news to share in this edition – starting with the Race Series.

Derby Junior Triathlon. – As some of you may have noticed, this race sold out in 48hrs !! Derby kindly were able to extend their registrations by 50 – they took all those on the waiting list first – so we will have 300 racers on the day.

Please note, this year Derby’s venue has moved to Woodlands School, Allestree, Derby and is not at Etwall – hope to see you there.

Cherwell -This race now too has reached maximum numbers. If you have not signed up – but wanted to – it may be worth adding your name to the waiting list; just in case of any cancellations nearer the race date.

Holme Pierrepoint  race registration is opening very soon. I will mail you when I know.

Many of you may be new to the idea of Open Water racing. It is worth checking out with your club coaches if there are any junior open water training opportunities in your part of the East Midlands. As for wetsuits – you may want to hire them, search the web for some good deals or buy them from an older racer in your club who has outgrown theirs !

Lincoln is now open – a pool swim, tarmac bike and a grass/tarmac run – www.entrycentral.com

Roade Kids Triathlon is open – a pool swim, grass bike and run – www.justracinguk.com

IMPORTANT – YOUTHS ONLY – having just checked out the Roade website – I have seen that a Youth category has now been added for this event, and the race should be included in the Series, as originally intended.

On experimenting to sign-up however, there seems to be a glitch in the system –  I will keep you updated when I know more.

Non-Series races.

For those of you who cant get enough of racing, here is a reminder of some of the other races on our region

30th June           Oakham Triathlon – www.racetime-events.co.uk

4th August         Desford Triathlon – www.racetime-events.co.uk

8th September  Nottingham Childrens Triathlon – www.fourlife.com

East Midlands Regional Academy.

This academy has been set up to develop our 14 -18 year olds – whose running and swimming reach the performance standards outlined. The selection trial invitation is now open. For more information – please go to www.triathlonengland.org/east-midlands – you  will currently find the Selection Trial article as front page news.

For those who want to understand more about the Inter-regional championships and how to be selected for the team – please check out www.triathlonengland.org/east-midlands . Float over ” Junior Series” in the red bar towards the top of the page – and a drop-down menu will appear on the RHS.

Select the 3rd option, the Inter-Club and IRC information – to learn more.

Listed below are sources of triathlon news : –


www.triathlonengland.org and www.triathlonengland.org/east-midlands

Alternatively, perhaps you would like to follow us on Facebook or Twitter

Finally, as we have several new triathletes on our region this season – a reminder to all athletes and parents to be as helpful and encouraging to all racers as possible. The atmosphere at Prestwold was a very positive one and a race that was enjoyed by all. It would be great if we could continue this throughout the season, and gain the reputation for being the most supportive and motivating region.

Happy training & good wishes