As a club, we occasionally get asked if we would help club members gain professional coaching qualifications.
We have recently updated the process for applying for funding to make it more transparent to club members and to ensure the club gains benefit from such funding.
The process for applying for funding is set out in the document below if you feel having read the process that you could be eligible, you can ask for an application form via Pat Garland using the club email address – email@example.com.
It’s also worth noting that other professional organisations offer funding to club volunteers where appropriate (British Cycling for example), so it may be worth exploring these options as well.
Open water swimming training at Clevedon Marine Lake
Held by our swimming coach Jax, these sessions will all take place on a Sunday afternoon from 5.00-6.00 pm on the following dates when the tide times work and there should be space on the lake. However, the lake is free to the public so we cannot guarantee how many will be there on the day. The sessions provided the elements provide for a safe environment to swim in.
The sessions will be progressive and the first one will be more out of the water (so don’t be put off by the fact its in April) to discuss the effects that cold water has on our body, with a special guest who is an experienced cold and open water swimmer.
These sessions are not endurance or interval training sessions. They will cover anxieties, the changed environment , cold water, wet suits, entry and exit, sighting, turning, and more.
If you would like to attend, please add your name to the doodle poll below. You can come to any number or all of the sessions. Places will be on a first come first served basis.
PAC-Tri members only Sunday Sprint Tri
Open to all PAC-Tri members, our fun and relaxed sprint tri is perfect to practice the dates are 30 April, 21 May, 18 June & 23 July at Portishead Lido.
8 lengths swim (264m)
17km bike ride (our normal route)
3 lap Lakeground run (4km)
Be at the Pool by 8am, with £5 to cover entry.
Race briefing is at 8.05.
Brekky after at the Lido cafe
To sign up to the Club Triathlons, click here:
- add your name (participate)
- tick the month you can enter
- press ‘save’ … (important!)
Splash and Dash is back
Hosted by Portishead Running Club at Porishead Lido and the Lake Grounds for more information http://www. portisheadrunningclub.co.uk/ splash-and-dash.html
Dates and Time
Following last year’s success, we will be sticking with Splash and Dash on a Monday night to avoid clashes with club nights and local running events.
The start time for each event will be 7.00pm.
Thursday 25th May
Thursday 29th June
Thursday 20th July
Thursday 24th August
Thursday 14th September
You can race solo, or as a team of 2 or 3 people:
Solo: 200m swim, 1.3km run, 200m swim, 1.3km run, 200m swim, 1.3km run.
Team of 2 or 3: As above but shared amongst the team.
We can make up teams on the night so just turn up ready for some fun.
Child (under 16): £2.00
Team discount: £1.00 (subtracted from combined team entry fee)
5 for the price of 4! If you wish to sign up for the whole series (all 5 events) in advance then the cost will be £16 (£8 for under 16s). Please see Beth at the first S&D event to sign up for the ‘Season Ticket’.
Swimmers (or Tri suit) & Goggles (advisable if swimming)
Running kit (or Tri suit)
The S&D Championship is back for those who want to be more competitive.
To participate in the championship you have to compete in at least 3 of the 5 events and ensure that each time you compete in the same category and with the same people if in a team.
Your fastest 3 times will be added together and the lowest overall time will win. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
· Solo male
· Solo female
· Team of 2
· Team of 3
The plan is to head to The Royal for post splashing and dashing refreshments.
The spring kit order is now live and will be open until midnight 8th March. Just use the order system like a normal web page, select the items you want then proceed to checkout and pay. With regards to delivery address, please enter your own so the kit is delivered directly to your door.
Follow the link https://www.velochampion.co.uk/collections/pac-tri
You will need to enter a password to to access the site. Password – pactri17
New items this time including orange cycling tops for better visibility.
Pacing, Time Trial, cornering at speed
Learning how to sustain an even pace, start and finish a Time Trial and take those corners safely at speed. The session starts at 8.00am and will be two hours long. We will meet at Mike’s Bikes and have an hour on the training area near there and then an hour ride practicing the techniques. Learning how to sustain an even pace, start and finish a Time Trial and take those corners safely at speed.