Winter Swimming Challenge 2015

Need a bit of an incentive to keep up your swimming through the winter months? How about taking on the Winter Swimming Challenge! Starting from next week the intention is to clock up some extra winter miles in the pool.

The challenge is to swim 40km from 1 December 2015 to 29 February 2016. All strokes count as do all swimming drills scull / doggy paddle / catch up etc. Sinking down to the bottom of the pool doesn’t! This works out at 3km per week for 13 weeks plus one km and should help to shorten the winter for those participating.

Thanks to Dave Colley for suggesting the idea and coming up with the this spreadsheet Winter Swimming Challenge that everyone can download to chart their progress.

If anyone is interested in creating a league to track your progress against other Stockport Tri members please let us know via our facebook page!

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Final Results for the Stockport Tri Duathlon – 11/10/15

Thanks to all competitors and marshals for making this another enjoyable event.

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Stockport Tri Events 2015

Dates for your diaries!

20th June Aquathon Hazel Grove
19th July Triathlon – Hazel Grove
27th September Triathlon – Hazel Grove
11th October Duathlon – Poynton
15th November Duathlon – Poynton
Prices – Triathlons £20, Duathlons and Aquathon £15, Discount for Stockport Tri members and discounts for anyone entering 4 events.

Here are the links to enter:
Series Entry – Entry now closed

Poynton Duo 2 –

Poynton Duo 3 –

Hazel Grove Triathlon 1 –

Hazel Grove Triathlon 2 –

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Duathlon 9th November Results

Great event – thank you to everyone who helped and all the competitors. The results are in: here is the link

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Stockport Go Tri – 19th Oct – results and winners

Well done to everyone who took part in Stockport Tri’s inaugural event today. The weather was very kind and it looked like you all had ‘fun’ !

Many thanks to the marshalls, Life Leisure, Saracens, the Scouts, Crazy Legs events, Steve and Alan who set up and took down the bike racks and all the cake bakers and juice extractors !

Here are the age category winners, with photos if you stayed for the prize giving but you are all winners for competing today, especially those who did so for the first time – you are a triathlete!

Under 30M -Paul Hewitt

Under 30F – Rosie Wild

Under 40M – James Garner

Under 40F – Janet Grint

Under 50M – Steve Howard

Under 50F – Emma Young

Under 60M – Jeff Upton

Under 60F – Helen Minshull

Over 60M – Paul Adkins

Over 60F – Alexis Dinsmor

For the results please follow this link

Remember, if you enjoyed this event, come and join us on 9th November for our first duathlon (5k run, 20k bike, 5k run) being held in Poynton.

Thanks again for making this event such a success

Paul Hewitt and Rosie Wild, winners of the under 30 age category

Paul Hewitt and Rosie Wild, winners of the under 30 age category

James Garner and Janet Grint, winners of the U40 age category

James Garner and Janet Grint, winners of the U40 age category

Helen Minshull, winner of the U60 age category

Helen Minshull, winner of the U60 age category

Paul Adkins and Alexis Dinsmor, winners of the over 60 category

Paul Adkins and Alexis Dinsmor, winners of the over 60 category

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Lancashire Loop 50 miles

On Sunday, Sally Moston, Don Bennett, John Corry and Cath Jones completed the 50 mile route on the Lancashire Loop.

The weather was just right, the scenery lovely (and we all know that means hills) and the company delightful as ever.

Special mention must be made of the refreshment stop at Chipping. We did wonder why there was a stop after only 20 miles but, boy, did we need it. All the big hills were in that section. The ladies from the WI had made some delicious cakes and we stopped by the church is the most delightful village.

Definitely one for next year when, no doubt, Sally will be encouraging us to do the 100 mile option !Chipping Refreshment Stop 2At the finish 1Chipping Refreshment Stop

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Another podium place for Alexis

Alexis Dinsmor had her second podium finish in as many weeks, winning her age category in the Oulton Park Duathlon this weekend. Last week she smashed the course record in her category at the Macclesfield Half. Well done Alexis !!!


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Northwest Triathlon

Two of our members competed in the Northwest Triathlon on September 14th. Here are their mini race reports:
Don Bennett – ‘I completed my first ever triathlon, coming 241st out of 347 finishers and loved every minute! Maybe 61 is a BIT late to start doing triathlons, but it’s never TOO late!’
Don’s time was an amazing 1:28:40
Emma Minshull – ‘ It was a fantastic event, really well organised with great support around the whole course. I would recommend this event to any first time athletes.’
Emma’s time was also amazing 1:34:03
Well done guys!!


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Manchester 100 bike ride

We did it! 100km!

11 of us set off at 8.30am – the rain had just stopped! The route was well marshalled and signposted – but there were lots and lots of cyclists.  The route was great, the weather was quite kind – if not a little confusing for Tim Bryne especially – his jacket was on/off/on. One puncture for Nikki, one fall for Cath, but apart from that a relatively smooth cycle!  Everyone enjoyed it and hopefully not too sore this morning!  Great event, can highly recommend for next year – although we may just do the 100 mile course next year!

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Feedback from Carl

We love getting and sharing feedback:-

Just a quick note to say many thanks for teaching me to swim. When we started back in November I signed up to the great manchester 1mile swim as a target, today I successfully completed it. It wasn’t the fastest time (37:19) but felt really relaxed, comfortable and I loved it which is what today was about. Many thanks for helping me achieve this! Next target is Windermere 2mile next year and some acquathons – Cheers Carl

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