A great turn out last week on a blustery and very cold Sunday and the VeloPark. It was amazing to see that these unwelcome conditions didn’t put off the next generation of duathletes who raced their socks off around the mile circuit in East London.
ELT hosted the race alongside English Triathlon representatives, with volunteers marshalling the far reaches of the course, managing registration, co-ordinating the race as well as briefing the young tri stars to make this a very successful event.
Their were races in age groups ranging from 7 years to 16years which saw boys and girls competing against each other in this run-bike-run challenge. Distances varied depending on age group and was great to see so many smiley faces crossing the line to collect their medals.
The future certainly looks bright for these young hopefuls.
sorry for my tardiness, given its nearly feb already, but welcome back to a new year in triathlon. We’ve got a great new Grand Prix Series so have a look and get entering to make the most of your new year training. We’re paying special attention to the London league this year so it would be great to see our club colours at these local events.
There’s also the excellent ELT coaching sessions, with 3 evening swims a week at the college pool, then there’s the evening track session at Woodford Green AC which alternates with the mother of all turbo sessions in South Woodford on Wed nights.
On the weekends we have a the forest run on Saturday mornings (see new run rota), and the sunday morning ride from the Castle. Look on facebook and email to see what’s going on or to organise yourselves.
Have fun, train hard and I hope to see you out there training soon.
ELT are again teaming up with Triathlon England, to host yet another magnificent day of sport at the iconic Velopark, this time on the same day as the Womens Triathlon in Rio.
On Sat 20th August, there will be multiple beginners duathlons featuring realistc and achievable distances of 600m run, 3km cycle, 600m run. Childrens races are for 9-13years and adult races starting from 14 years.
For more info: http://www.triathlonengland.org/london/news/gotrintrd_7037
This will be a very enjoyable family friendly day so come down and take part, spectate or maybe be part of our superb marshalling team.
The heat was turned right up to 27 degrees yesterday when ELT hosted their Annual Duathlon Event at the Olympic VeloPark.
Congratulations to all participants, there were some great results with Michael Dowds taking 1st male and Hannah Ewens taking 1st female.
Special mention also goes to Gary Donald our first para-duathlete and John Nugent as the oldest competitor in the race at the sprightly age of 74. Amazing effort.
Hope to see you back in 2017
On 8th May 2016, athletes will once again tackle the Dragonslayer Duathlon at the Velopark in Stratford. The event is a great test for experienced competitors and a great introduction for beginners. There’s nothing to stop you joining in!!
More information can be found here: http://elt.london/dragonslayer/
Part of the London League Series 2016, the Dragonslayer course has it all with undulating terrain, fast straights and technical corners. It will also be warmer in May (probably)
This series is hosted by different London league clubs over the course of the year and is very popular with athletes of all abilities. The distances of 2 mile Run, 10 mile cycle and 1 mile run lends itself well to anyone trying multi sport for the first time, or for very experienced athletes looking to sharpen speed or hone transition skills.
East London Triathletes were the proud and well organised hosts of this mornings race with Peter Dyer at the helm as race organiser alongside 20+ volunteers helping stage the event with duties ranging from registration, timing, transition as well as the marshalls on all parts of the course.
Volunteering is a great opportunity to give something back to the sport we all love and was very well received today. We welcome anyone who wants to help the club host their very own Duathlon, the Dragonslayer which takes place on 8th May again at the Velopark.
More news on that to come. Many Thanks for everyones help today.
More pics can be found here: