Week start: 22nd October

MVH Newsletter: Week start: 22nd October

Review of the week just gone

This week it has mainly been… quite good really.

Training carries on – conditioning, conditioning + technique, technique. However I for one have noted it is again the time of year when – less lactic and physical tiredness after exercise – are the main observations of the week.

To refresh for some and to educate for others – Sundays Intermediate Triathlon course from Warren Simms, Steve Herriman and Dave Brayer could not have been timed better. 16 attended the Sunday morning course, listened, questioned, then ran the track and undertook the core training session. The morning flew past. The mantras of the morning…

Running slower to run faster, swim slower to swim faster, cycle slower to cycle
faster. “train slower to race faster”

We are endurance athletes. Ok then … Running at 70% of Max heart rate isn’t easy. But as the evidence points out – training below your maximum aerobic heart rate is good for you… while in the conditioning period. Creating annual training plans, weekly training schedules, example plans – it was well worth the time.

Meanwhile across the world in Auckland, New Zealand, Mick Skivington donned the GB tri suit and took part in the World Aquathon championships and the Olympic distance Age Group ITU world Championships event. A tough and challenging course – the results are posted below.

This was also the week-end of the BUPA Birmingham half marathon and results are also below.

Finally, this week, the mid week swimming session on Thursday evenings at Abbotts Bromley School was booked out until Christmas. 3 weeks in and it was agreed – book the pool until Christmas. Lots of positive feedback about the Thursday night swim. Great facility, coaches being able to spend valuable time with individual and groups of swimmers on technique feedback and appropriate conditioning sets for this time of year.

Clumber Park Duathlon

23rd March 2013 – NOW Open for Entries
The Clumber Park Classic Duathlon is now open. The Standard distance is a “Category A” race in the MVH Club Championships and the Sprint distance is race 1 in the MVH Novice Championships.
See http://www.onestepbeyond.org.uk/clumber-park-duathlon.php

Both distances are ITU World Duathlon Age Group qualifiers and the Standard distance is also an ETU European Duathlon Championships qualifier. The implications are places may fill reasonably quickly and there will be some really good athletes taking part.

A run course that tests and a superb cycle course make for a great March day out. Some from MVH have already click through on the Enter Online button and signed up. It’s a great event to assess progress early in the 2013 season.

New Arrivals may challenge Triathlon Training

Two arrivals into the world bring joy and wonder to two MVH triathletes:

Number 1 for Claire and Lee MacDonald – Lilah Rose MacDonald arrived October 12.

A week-end of high emotion including an induction to Scottish heritage. A perfect start…
Number 2 for Nigel Elson and Caroline Squires, Charlie Derek Elson was born on 29th September. Caroline almost matching Nigel on his sprint run times gave birth in 22 minutes – as Nigel states – has to be a PB!

MVH Tri Club / Meynell Valley Hunters Triathlon Club

MVH Newsletter Correction

Martyn Ashton has advised – he will unfortunately not be training MVH cyclists. In case you missed Martyn taking the Pinarello Dogma on a somewhat testing cycle route – the YouTube clip. Enjoy !!!

MVH Tri Club Christmas Bash – Saturday 15th December

Tickets now available from Sue Herriman
The venue – The National Brewery Centre, Burton on Trent. 7pm. Saturday 15th December. The Worthington room, which has its own bar and has seats 80 people.
2012 MVH Tri Club trophy’s will be presented followed by a dinner and disco.
The Cost is £27.50 per person and tickets are available from Sue Herriman. See attached flyer with details of the menu choices that need to be made and advised at the time of placing your ticket order.

URGENT: MVH Christmas Party Tickets need to be ordered and paid for by 17th November. Please pay Sue or Steve Herriman either with cash or with cheques made payable to: MVH Tri Club c/o Sue Herriman at the address on the attached flyer.

MVH Tri Club “NEW” Website – Latest

We are still looking for a “Wordpress” expert or someone interested learning to use WordPress and supporting the ongoing website maintenance. If you are reading this and for you “wordpress” is a pleasure, a passion and easy – please contact mvh.bulletin@gmail.com as your insight and wise council would be hugely welcome.

A second request

We are also looking to build a team of MVH website scribblers & contributors. The only qualification needed is the talent of being curious on what’s happening out there in the triathlon world, what’s being talked about or spotting what’s just bizarre. Across swimming, cycling and running.
A team of about 6-8 people is the aim, submitting, about once every two weeks, short articles or links for the website.
If would like to be part of the website team – please email mvh.bulletin@gmail.com

BUPA Birmingham Half Marathon: Sunday 21st October

Ed Johnson – 1 hour 33 mins 8 secs.

RACE Calendar for MVH 2013

A race calendar for 2013 has been agreed. If you have not received the race calendar email MVH.bulletin@gmail.com and the 2013 championship details will be emailed to you.

ITU World Championships

Mick Skivington, packed bike and tri gear and set off on the long journey to Auckland New Zealand to take part in the ITU World Championship events.
Two events + a holiday. Aquathon was the first up.

Aquathon (1km swim and 5km run) Mick Skivington 10th in age group, 2nd Brit, 18:55 swim + 20:33 run. Total 41:29

A few days rest and then the Olympic Triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) with 24 climbs on the cycling leg – this was a world championship course. Mick Skivington 28th in age group: 32:41 swim ; 1:14:27 cycle ; 44:56 run. Total 2:39:49

The view from Auckland – the elites. But lets not forget the others in Auckland – 3,000 athletes, 45 countries, 5 days of Triathlon races. Has to be one of the pinnacles of Triathlon racing. Next Year it’s in London. The dates 11-15th September. Compete or spectate – get the date in the diary now!

RACE Calendar 2012

Aquathon: 18th November
Burntwood Tri club are holding another one of their highly enjoyable juniors and adults aquathons at the Burnwood Leisure centre and sports grounds. All the Tri-star age groups are included and for adults this is a 400m swim and 5km run.

The run for Tristar is on the playing fields while for youths and adults the course is 4 laps using minor roads close to the leisure centre. For event info see www.burntwoodtriclub.org and for entry go to  http://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?festivalID=256

Next Junior Triathlon race

Charnwood Daylight ‘ Saving’ Aquathlon on Sunday 28th October – entries now open @

Event: The Dovedale Dash : Sunday 4th November

Four and half mile race through Dovedale and into Ilam. Starts at 11 am, sign on from 9 am on the day. Entry is £5, pay on the day.
The nearest postcode to the start is DE6 2AW. Parking for cars and coaches will be signposted on the day from the main road through Thorpe village.
See www.dovedaledash.co.uk for more info.

This has got to be a MVH occasion!! You can even bring yer dog…

Coaching this week

Weather link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656207

Mon Track Session – Burton Athletics Club Coaches (Shobnall 6.30pm)
Tue Run session – Coach – Warren Simms (Bannatynes at 6pm)
Wed Run Session – Burton Athletics Club Coaches (Shobnall 7pm)

(open water swimming has closed for 2012 – too cold!)
Monday 8pm – 9pm, with Burntwood tri club, coached session at Friary Grange Leisure Centre, Lichfield (cost £3.50)
Thursday 7.30pm – 8.30pm, with Burntwood tri club, coached session at Abbotts Bromley High School, WS15 3BW (cost £3.50)
Sat Pool Session (0730 at Repton Pool)
Lead MVH Coach – Warren Simms

Sun Cycle Session – 9am – Barton:
Lead rider – Warren Simms
(Level 2/3 conditioning, circa 2.5 to 3 hrs Base Conditioning cycling – all abilities)
For other race results from the week-end, please email your results to mvh.bulletin@gmail.com
Enjoy your week. Great training. No injuries out there!
Colin McLean