Sunday, 25 November 2018

Turbo Training Sessions

Due to circumstances beyond our control* we have a new venue for this winter. The Studio at Waterbeach Barracks.
The advantages are no traffic, easy parking, lovely room. Changing rooms and showers are available.
The disadvantage is that it's a long way from the city centre and therefore a long, dark ride if you go by bike. You'll also have to explain to the guard at the barrier that you've come for the session.
Start time is 7pm. We normally finish at around 8:30.
First session is 14th November (that's a little later than usual as I'm not available on 7th).
(Triathlon Club) Members £3
Cycling club members £4
Non-members £6.
If you would like to come but do not have your own turbo trainer you can borrow one. Please let me know in advance so that I can bring one for you.
Please bring a towel or blanket to protect the floor. It's carpet so we can't mop up our puddles!
If you have been to these sessions before you only need read further if you would like a reminder of the purpose and nature of the sessions.
The sessions follow a progressive programme from November until the end of March. It doesn't matter if you miss some sessions or come in part way through, the progression is mostly about suitable training for the time of year. The focus in the autumn is on developing and re-enforcing good pedalling technique, with some physiological preparation work. There's a very useful educational element. In the spring the focus is on cardiovascular endurance and speed. The workload increases from month to month.
The sessions really are suitable for all abilities as it's impossible to get left behind and there's no need to wait for anyone. The list of former regulars includes three Olympians, several world champions and a host of professionals, internationals and elite level triathletes and cyclists. It also includes many more complete beginners and everything in between.
* Last year's venue is no longer available - one of the Halls at Chesterton has been turned into a library, the other is booked for too many of the days that we would want it.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Cambridge CC Vets take East Anglian Awards and Records

Our veterans will feature strongly at the VTTA East Anglian Group prize presentation to be held on Sunday 25th November.

Andrew Grant gained first place in the season long Short Distance competition involving two 10 mile TTs and two 25 mile TTs. With strong support from Ken Platts and Chris Dyason, we will also take the team award.

Andrew was joint winner of the 10 mile Points Competition and also featured strongly in the longer distance competitions, gaining 2nd place in the Group Championship, run over 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles, and 2nd place in the 3 Distance Championship, run over 25, 50 and 100 miles.
Andy, Ken and Chris have been prolific record breakers this year setting a total of 17 East Anglian age records of which 7 are potentially National records, subject to ratification.

Solo men 10 miles
Andrew Grant  65    20.10   5/5/18
Andrew Grant  65    20.06  16/6/18
Ken Platts        66    20.50   12/7/18
Ken Platts        66    20.49     1/9/18
Chris Dyason    70    21.42   15/7/18

Solo men 15 miles
Andrew Grant 65 31.28 18/7/18
Ken Platts       66 32.38 18/7/18
Chris Dyason   70 34.00 18/7/18
Solo men 25 miles
Andrew Grant  65   53.25 27/5/18
Andrew Grant  65   50.37  3/6/18
Ken Platts        66    53.14  8/7/18

Solo men 30 miles
Ken Platts       66  1.2.59   22/9/18
Chris Dyason   70  1.4.02   22/9/18

Solo men 50 miles
Andrew Grant  65  1.43.35  12/5/18  
Ken Platts        66  1.47.11  12/5/18
Chris Dyason    70  1.56.02  12/5/18

Solo men 100 miles
Andrew Grant   65 3.47.07  15/7/18

Monday, 5 November 2018

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at Christ Church Hall on Monday 12th November at 7pm.

The Meeting will: -
Refreshments provided with our compliments.