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Weekend Round-Up: 25th - 28th March 2016

The Easter weekend was fairly quiet for racing compared to those of late. A group from the club were racing at the Hanham Horror (Race Report Below) and a few braved the weather at the Cotswold Sportive on Easter Monday.Hanham Horror Race Report by Ash DunnI wasn’t really sure what to expect from this event, Kelly Smith had said something about a free pint at the end… who am I to question free alcohol.The morning started well, The Smiths accompan...

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Weekend roundup

Lee FrancisPleased with my race for the Forest of Dean Half Marathon 1 hour 27 min 20 seconds, managed to get a top 50 t shirt.All the other guys from the tri club managed PBs Kieran Murphy Matt Dale Georgie Davin Mark Davin so good work all round.Gary Stretton at the Hogweed hilly Half.Battle of Lansdown. Leon Baker, Richard Darby, Eric Downey, Tom Elliott and Stuart Brazington take on 30 obstacles over 10km.Dawn Riden: I was supposed to be doin...

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Forest of Dean half - Report by Georgie Darvin

This time last year, if you had told me that I would be running a half marathon in under 2 hours, I would have laughed in your face. But something changed watching Mark run his first half marathon in Plymouth last April. Watching so many people, of all shapes and sizes, running at a huge range of speeds, a little part of me thought, maybe I could do this.A few months on, I was enjoying running but wasn’t always able to motivate myself to get out ...

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Forest of Dean half - Report by Georgie Darvin

This time last year, if you had told me that I would be running a half marathon in under 2 hours, I would have laughed in your face. But something changed watching Mark run his first half marathon in Plymouth last April. Watching so many people, of all shapes and sizes, running at a huge range of speeds, a little part of me thought, maybe I could do this.A few months on, I was enjoying running but wasn’t always able to motivate myself to get out ...

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Rodway Easyrunner 10k - Report by Ash Dunn

Sunday morning brought tired, for legs from the previous days training, and a head full of cold.  However, the race was local, quite literally a 10 minute walk from the house, even if I didn’t pull out a blinding run it was good to be out.  It was a crisp, dry spring morning as I walked up to Mangotsfield school.Once I was registered and had a chat with a couple of the marshals and the photographer, I spotted Neil Parker.  Neil and I had a chat f...

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Brutal Duathlon - Report by John Stokes

Brutal Duathlon 13th March – based in Swanage Dorset, the race offers sprint and standard options.  Having signed up at wine o’clock on a Friday evening, I’d obviously opted for the longer version (10k run, 40K bike and 10k run).  This included a trail run which takes you from Swanage to Studland and back, a road bike course with a 20% climb at the half way point and many, many hills!  There is a shorter race which halves the distances involved, ...

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Bike skills coaching.

Dear KiT Members, There is an opportunity to have some coaching on your bike skills. Adam Sheppard - Level 2 British Triathlon Certified Coach - has arranged 2 sessions at the Yate Outdoor Sports Complex. The date of the session is: Sunday 24th April 2-4pm The sessions are aimed at those looking to improve their bike handling and confidence. If you're new to cycling and want to be more relaxed and efficient then this is for you! Places are limite...

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Bedford Sprint Duathlon - Report by Brett Halliwell

 5.30am wake up call to start getting prepared for my first race of the season which was the Bedford Autodrome sprint duathlon (draft legal)Fog and ice greeted us leading up to the race you know the typical English weather* so I arrived to the venue with 90 minutes to spare plenty of time to sort the bowel system out and get the mean machine racked and ready. Over to the race which was 5k, 20k, 2.5k run bike run. I had a plan of just sitting in t...

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Peaky Freaky Duathlon - Report by Paul Clark

Starting and finishing at the The Webbington Hotel, Loxton, Somerset this event takes an unusual multi stage approach whilst having to carry your trail shoes between the bike and run sections. With a series of bike and run splits totaling almost 75k’. The three flat bike sections are generally ridden on quiet rural roads taking a 60k circular route (Loxton-Brent Knoll-Brean Down-Loxton). However the run sections split between the bike legs are wh...

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Gospel Pass Audax (150km) - Report by Claire Graham

5 Kit members, Claire Graham, Suzie Turner, Claire Gregory, Andy Bromley and Maggie Bromley set out from Chepstow at 8.10 am on Saturday to cycle the Gospel Pass Audax totalling 150 KM.The day turned out to be very eventful right from the very start.The Audax website shows a start time of 8.00 am.  Upon arrival we discovered that the time changed 2 years ago and it is now 7.30 (despite 8.00 am on the official website).  It also turned out that th...

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The Grizzly - Report by Kelly Smith

Myself and Dave have been attending this event for 3 years now; Dave as a competitor and me as an enthusiastic supporter. Every year I have always regretted not taking part so this year I decided last minute to do the cub run (9 miles); with Dave doing the full race as usual (20 miles). We arrived at Seaton at 10 am, just enough time to organise ourselves for the 10.30 start. The atmosphere is always amazing and the town cryer gets everyone going...

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Bath Half Marathon - Report by Iain Brown

With perfect weather, there no excuses for a poor run at Bath Half Marathon. Unfortunately I had a strapped-up calf and unknown stamina after a sickness bug! I was in a good starting position in Pen D, so resolved to run at marathon pace and try to finish strong… if the calf held out. Then the gun went. The start is somewhat downhill, so the pace plan was discarded immediately. Run to heart-rate instead. First impressions were the size of the cr....

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Mumbles Duathlon, Swansea 5th March - Report By Neil Parker

For me the race started on the Friday late afternoon, I’d traveled across the bridge to a hotel approx 1km from the start/finish line so I could pre-register on the Friday evening and spend time walking through the transition, I also drove some of the bike route before I got lost and it got dark.It was an early Saturday morning start between 6:30am and 7:30am transition was open to rack your bike and set up your race gear before the race began at...

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GMU30 5th March - Report by Leon Baker

I got to 14 miles and the legs had gone but with words from Jamie Evans onwards I trotted . I pressed on only to be caught kes , I out ran him for 20 mtrs then my ass was his. As the dust settled from him passing me . I was then left the task of navigating Bradley Stoke on my own. Managed to find my way to patchway and Aztec west . It was then I realised the true meaning of digging deep legs had gone and now the head was starting to go , fluids ....

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GMU45 5th March - Report by Dawn Riden

I've got to admit, I really wasn't looking forward to this race. Its fair to say I'm navigationally challenged and last year, despite having a Garmin with the route on, a set of maps and having spent weeks out running the route I'd still got lost several times. This year I was determined to do a bit better at the navigation side of things so had spent months out on the course slipping, sliding and trudging my way through the mud, there really was...

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GMU30 5th March - Report by Nina Davies

After doing my first ever ultra (which also happened to be only my second marathon ) in 2016 (the GMU ) I soon realised I quite liked long slow running, taking in the scenery and being able to have a chat with friends along the way. Turns out I was ok at it and I came in second lady feeling strong and like I could have done more if I'd have been a bit more confident. After the race what I did find was that I'd fell into the trap I believe a lot o...

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GMU30 5th March - Report by Richard Darby

My first foray into the ultra distance marathon the GMU30 seemed like the right thing to do, especially after entering only 5 weeks before.We all met at the Brassmill, in Keynsham,  for the 11am start. It was a cold but dry day, and it was great to see so many familiar faces there, either in or associated to the club.  After registration we finished off our kit check and Eric slips into his traffic light cape. Danny got on tip toes for the photos...

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Rhayader Round the Lakes (20 mile) - Report by Claire Gregory

Rhayader Round the Lakes (20 mile) by Claire Gregory – Saturday 5th March 2016My good friend Claire Graham recommended this race to me, as it was stunning scenery and would be a good distance to do in preparation for a long distance triathlon later this year.  I hadn’t done many longer distance runs prior to this event; my experience consisted of two half marathons – one of which was part of a middle distance triathlon.  I doubted whether I would...

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