A big big big thank you to all those involved in GoTri! 2011... It was a superb weekend with 29 young people between the ages of 10 and 16 years of age investing in GoTri! our Junior Training Camp... There were 15 volunteers from the club including level 1 and level 2 coaches delivering a variety of sessions.... Paul Hedger from HedghogTri was a great help, giving advice and being rigorous with our race preparations...... and of course the support of Andew Lennox of Nuffield Health who was our sponsor...
If I was Callum or Steve Alden I d be able to write an indepth report but alas I am not gifted in that way!.... So I thought Id collate some of the feedback for everyone ...
Some comments from the participants evaluations...
What did you like?
The swimming, the transition and the cycling and running EVERYTHING
I enjoyed it all it was really fun... the best was the cycle
The atmosphere, how friendly everyone is...
I enjoyed all of it but if I had to choose it would be cycling..
I enjoyed the nutrition session because I liked tasting the smoothies, I also enjoyed the swimming and the bike/run session :)
I enjoyed everything - most of all the running because I felt I improved a lot
The friendly atmosphere mixed in with a lot of fun exercise
I enjoyed how nice the coaches were from Mid Sussex Tri Club and the different things to do
I liked the nutrition session and enjoyed the games
Swimming , I'm not a great swimmer, but have improved a lot and can now go at a reasonable pace.
The cycling was fun and so was running
What did you learn?
The M check on my bike..
How to breathe in water whilst swimming.....
Generally about triathlon
Running styles/efficiency... cycling gears... transitions
I learnt new techniques in my running which I will use in the future..
How you do all the transitions and what gears to use when and what body parts to use at what part of the race...
Stay stream lined in the water
In the swimming especially about using your arms a lot more than your legs. Also the technique for running and when to change gears in cycling.
The importance of transitions
How to swim professionally
Better swimming techniques
Foods to avoid and to eat, transitions, running technique, how to swim a lot better.
I think I learnt a lot from transition
That transitions are really important and you can lose a lot of time if you don't do it efficiently
Some comments from parents.....
Just to say please pass on our thanks to all concerned for a fantastic tri summer camp. Elspeth and Harry both really enjoyed it and we were all impressed with the fantastic organisation. Thank you for all the hard work and preparation from the tri members. Please, please put it on again next year (and please start a junior/teenage section at Mid Sussex Tri Club)!!
Nathan and I both wanted to say thank you to you and all at MSTC and everyone else involved in making the GoTri! weekend such a success. Nathan enjoyed the whole thing and we really appreciate the time and effort everyone put in.
One parent was heard to say it was the best organized event they'd been too!!!..... Military precision!!!
Again thank you one and all.... I'm off on holiday to have a rest ... Hope to see you all at the club half
Author: Rose Ryan