Welcome to the Chapel Triathlon Members Area

 

 

Dear member

 

Welcome to your page. Yes it’s your agenda and you can decide what appears on the pages below.

 

Do you want to share advice with others, congratulate those who have competed or just check up on what you are all up to?

 

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We have some areas to get your started...

 

Training - here you will find details of our training sessions for all age groups.

 

Spotlight - this area highlights our members and their achievements.

 

Upcoming Events - our calender of what is going on when

 

If you would like something included in the Member's area, then contact the web co-ordinators Ceri Reece or Steve Birch at communication@chapeltri.org

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

Training

We have two training sessions every week with the main session being on Saturday afternoon and the other on Wednesday. We like to see as many children as possible turning up on a Saturday but we won’t be chasing you if you can’t make it! We are relaxed about attendance, but hopefully your child won’t want to miss a session. Having said that, we will monitor attendance only to be sure that you want to remain at the club and if not, this will give the opportunity to someone else.

SATURDAY

 

The running and cycling is based within the grounds of the Police training centre in Hamble (SO31 4TS) adjacent to Victoria Country Park. We are very grateful and fortunate that they have allowed us to use their grounds which consist of an oval shaped green with a circumference of 700m and a car parking area that’s just big enough! We also make use of the Country Park including two large fields near to the car park, the woods and the beach that are especially useful for endurance runs and the odd unofficial swim.

 

As the children get older, we like to get them out on the roads for longer cycle rides but only if we can get enough adults to go out and keep up with them!

 

At the end of the group’s run/cycling training it is over to Hamble Community Sports College (SO31 4NE) for the swim.

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Running from 6.15 to 7.15

 

This is open to ALL club members with the children are split into ability groups.  This is also part of the basic membership fee.

 

Swimming 7.30 to 8.30

 

Regrettably, this is by invitation only as we have limited space in the pool. The sessions are led by our two specialist swimming coaches and they take no prisoner’s! We are really pushing the children to competition standard.

 

 

A typical Saturday

 

Group 1

 

Age 8-9 meet at 13.45, for a 14:00 start.  Cycling/running until 15:30 and then swimming from 15:45 to 16:30

 

Group 2

 

Age10-11 meet at 13:45, for a 14:00 start. Cycling/ running until 16:10 and then swimming from 16:30 to 17:15

 

Group 3

 

Age 12-15 meet at 14.00, for a 14:15 start. Cycling/running until 17:00 and then swimming from 17:15 to 18:00

 

Group 4

 

Age 15+ meet at 13.45, for a 14:00 start. Swimming until 15.00 then, let’s just say it’s more variable from week to week until 17:00.

 

Group 2

Age 10-11

 

Meet at 13:45, for a 14:00 start. Cycling/ running until 16:10 and then swimming from 16:30 to 17:15

 

Starting to grow-up, the children will have competed at tri start level, but the competition is starting to get serious and the training is to. We have a great team of coaches and parents who are skilled at progressing the children by improving their endurance and enhancing their natural talent.

Group 4

Age 15+

 

Meet at 13.45, for a 14:00 start. Swimming until 15.00 then, let’s just say it’s more variable from week to week until 17:00.

 

This is for those young adults that really want to push themselves to the limit. This may not be for everyone, and some may want to stay in group 3 if they wish. We won’t move anyone up if they don’t want to.  We are more relaxed on their attendance as we acknowledge that exams and part time jobs may take priority. In this group the runs get longer and the cycling rides maybe beyond most of us adults, so we are always looking for parents to help.

Group 1

Age 8-9

 

Meet at 13.45, for a 14:00 start.  Cycling/running until 15:30 and then swimming from 15:45 to 16:30

 

As they are our younger group, they tend to stay around the grounds but can be seen running off into the park. We do insist that a parent stays around just in case of bumps and scrapes and we’ve found that the children like to show off their skills at every opportunity. The coaching is focused on cycling and running skills with lots of games. We try to ensure that we have more than enough coaches to break off into smaller groups but we always welcome any adult help; nothing  too difficult.

 

Group 3

Age 12-15

 

Meet at 14.00, for a 14:15 start. Cycling/running until 17:00 and then swimming from 17:15 to 18:00

 

Now as teenagers, we have a mixture of highly competitive triathletes and those wanting to improve their fitness with the friends they have made over the years. Hopefully we can accommodate everyone and with adult help. In the summer we like to go out for longer cycle rides and in the dark winter days we can take advantage of the gym or fitness suite.

SPOTLIGHT ON...

English Schools Cross Country - Isabelle Hinkley

 

 

“Thank you“ Chapel Tri So much for Supporting Isabelle in the path to English Schools. They Won Team Gold across all age groups. Isabelle was joint 11th with the Irish Champion. All English girls finishing in the top 12 out of a field of 32 top flight runners.

 

Isabelle has just completed her second year in cross country for U15 Girls with Southampton A. C.

 

Podium finishes in nearly all Hampshire league races 2018.

 

Hampshire Champion 2018.

 

With 6 inter county and National cross country races since December 9th -All Isabelle’s finishes inside top 10 for 2018 season.

ITU 2019 Sprint Duathlon World Championships - Brad Hammonds

 

 

Brad is back and forth to Chapel Tri Club whenever he can due to ongoing studies.

 

Brad managed to qualify for the ITU Sprint Duathlon Championships! Fantastic achievement.

 

“I entered the ITU 2019 Sprint Duathlon World Champs qualifier at Bedford Autodrome on the 11th of March. This now means that I’ll be racing in the 20-24 Age Group Sprint Duathlon in the 2019 Age Group World Champs in Pontevedra. The race takes place in April 2019.”

Melissa Cooper

 

 

For the 2nd year running Melissa Cooper has won the National Biathlon Championships held at Crystal Palace, London.

 

125 girls took part in arctic conditions. Melissa put in good Swim and Run times, which combined gave her enough points to regain the title.

 

The Girls competition was run on the Saturday and the snow just about held off before the Running Track froze. This gave the Boys no chance on the Sunday and the Run section in their race was cancelled.

 

Other Chapel members taking part were; Freya Waddington Barton, Emma Mack and George Lambert. Well done to you all!

Emily Blount

 

 

Emily has been a member of Chapel Tri since 2008. She has competed in all the South Central Series triathlons as well as biathlons and biathles. She was a member of the first South Central Regional Triathlon Academy in 2014 .She has just been selected for the GB Biathle team for the World Championships in Georgia in September 2015.She is also a member of Southampton Athletics Club and Winchester Penguins Swimming Club.

 

What is your favourite discipline? - Cycling

 

What pre-race food do you eat? – A bowl of cereal

 

What is your favourite event? – Chantilly – Castle Triathlon

 

What is the hardest event you have compete in?  The IRC’s at Dorney Lake in 2013. It was my first national completion and my first drafting race.

 

What music do you like listening to? - The ‘Now’ cd collection

 

Apart from Triathlon, what is your favourite?  - Ballet

 

If you weren’t training on a Saturday where would you be? - In bed sleeping!

 

What advice would you give younger athletes? - Join a swim club and keep going as you can always improve. Most importantly, make sure you enjoy it.

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