Sunday 22nd Run

“Great run this morning with the 2.15 group. Easy 8 felt easy which proves the training plan is going well. Lovely bunch of runners😊 very motivational”
Near freezing temperatures for the Sunday running groups out this morning, run made easier with finishing line cookies 😀  Thanks to @Saffron for the post above on HTC’s Facebook page, which just about sums it up.

Feeling refreshed for the week ahead, i’m off for some quality lunch-time! Have a good week everyone.


By |November 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Worthing triathlon

Well to everyone who was at todays Worthing Triathlon. The conditions were certainly testing from start to finish.
We had a few 1st time sea swimmers today in what was pretty ‘interesting ‘ conditions. A great effort just to get through that. I hope you all enjoyed the race. A special mention to Christopher Keeler and Kath Wright who gave us great support in addition to marshaling in what ended up really unpleasant weather. I’m sure you’ll join me in thanking all the marshals for their efforts out there.

A great showing from all club members in pretty poor conditiions…Well done everyone!
Paul Blackmore 2.12.27
Michael Hartland 2.20.34
John Birkens 2.42.26
Graham Kempster 2.47.36
Claire Illingworth 3.05.31
Ian Passmore 1.31.26
Chris Glover 1.31.31………soo close
Kevin Briggs1.38.58..didn’t forget you this time!
Bridget Davies 1.49.27
Helene Mellor 1.51.55
Steph White 2.00.31
Chris Bradford 2.00.41…another close race
Sarah Porcelli 2.03.36
Joanne Hartland 2.11.43

By |July 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ironman Austria 28th June 2015

Chairman John Birkens

After twice saying never again for some reason I yet again decided that I still had an unfulfilled Ironman dream that needed looking at. So, as Austria was always the race I wanted to try, in July 2014 I duly paid my money and started hatching my planned assault. Initially, there were a few other members who expressed an interest but gradually these disappeared with excuses such as I’m getting married (Duncan) and I’d prefer to go to Challenge Roth (G). So, in the end, it was Jason Rogers and I who made the trip.

I worked hard in September/October on writing my 30 wk programme which was based on previous experience and research in to the area I needed to improve. Finally the programme was set and around came the start date 1st December, June 28th seemed a […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ironman 70.3 UK Wimbleball Lake – Sunday 28th June 2015.

Coach Duncan.

I had entered this race back in 2014 but unfortunately some calf issues led me to pulling out. The family and I went down to watch the event basking in the blazing sun though, and instantly I was hooked. The moment the race for 2015 opened – I was in!

My training officially began on 5th January and continued pretty much on plan for the next 3 1/2 months. 2 swims, 2 bikes and 2 runs per week with the odd race and sportive thrown in for good measure.

At the end of April I switched jobs and unfortunately (for my training) ended up commuting back to London. This reduced me pretty much down to 1 of each discipline per week and I felt my fitness suffer pretty quickly. It was also the year of the 40th birthday party and (in […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Chairman races Ironman Austria

A huge congratulations to our very own Chairman John Birkens for racing the Ironman Austria today, finishing in 12:37:00. A PB by around 48 minutes!

By |June 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ironman 70.3 Syracuse, New York June 2015

Member Paul Blackmore

Ironman 70.3 Or half ironman, 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.3km run.

The phone alarm goes off at 0420, which is ridiculously early for a start time of 7.32. But I’m here in the U.S. with some friends, some of whom this is their first ever ‘half’. And despite my words of advice and reassurance that you only need 10 minutes in transition before they kick you out shortly before the first waves starts at 7, this falls on deaf ears. All the what ifs are brought out and I back down quite easy knowing I was a wreck before my first important race, which was so long ago I’ve forgotten what it was, but not how I felt.

So in my motel room, I first put a cup of water in the microwave which is soon a delicious cup […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire

Well done to Ian Passmore who has just completed his first Ironman 70.3 at Stafford in 6.07.53, great job Ian now enjoy the glory and some well eared recovery.

By |June 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Windsor Triathlon

Big congratulations to Chris Glover and Sarah Porcelli who both completed todays Windsor Sprint Triathlon in 1:40 and 2:05….both PB’s!!

By |June 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gatorade Eton Man Day of Endurance 70.3

Massive congratulations to Alex Smith who completed yesterdays Gatorade Eton Man Day of Endurance 70.3 tri in 5.19.12

By |June 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

River Arun Ironman Swim

Results from todays REP River Arun 3.8k Ironman Swim.Outstanding times….all helped by a nice outgoing tide
Michael Hartland 47.14
John Birkens 53.17
Graham Kempster 54.50

By |June 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments