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Coached Transition Sessions - Starting Monday 30th April @ 5:30 - 6:45 pm

Dear Members, the next series of Coached Transition sessions starts Monday 30th April 2012 (ready for Ashington Triathlon). The venue for the 1st session is the tennis courts within Elswick Park, sessions 2-4 will progress to the Newcastle Quayside to incorporate T2 dismount to Run.
This time ensures members don`t miss Monday nights Coached swim session.
If interested please let me know asap

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

CSS Session - Blyth Sat 3rd March

Dear Colleagues, enclosed Swim times & calcuated CSS times from Saturdays session. Many thanks to all those who participated, happy to discuss results. Shaun

Posted on March 08, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Winter Training - Blyth Swim Session - Sat 4th Feb 2012

Don`t let the cold spoil your training - Join us for our Saturday coached swim sessions at Blyth Sports Centre.

Posted on February 03, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Blyth CSS Times & Spreadsheet for 14th January 2012

Dear Members
Enclosed spreadsheet of 400, 200 & CSS times for swim on Saturday 14th January 2012.
We will be repeating this session on Saturday 3rd March 2012 during the Blyth session.

You may note that CSS times vary and do not necessarily follow an athletes swim times i.e. faster 400 & 200 means lower CSS. Athletes who were able to swim a consistent 400 & 200 tend to have a lower CSS. Enclosed extract from CSS article.

Analysis
Analysis of the test result is by comparing it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's lactate threshold and critical swim speed.

Reliability
Test reliability refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides a variety of factors that may influence the results and therefore the test reliability.
The following factors may have an impact on the results of a test (test reliability):

The ambient temperature, noise level and humidity
The amount of sleep the athlete had prior to testing
The athlete's emotional state
Medication the athlete may be taking
The time of day
The athlete's caffeine intake
The time since the athlete's last meal
The test environment - surface (lane ropes)
The athlete's prior test knowledge/experience
Accuracy of measurements (times, distances etc.)
Is the athlete actually applying maximum effort in maximal tests
Inappropriate warm up by athlete

Validity
Test validility refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test.

The concept of CSS has proven to be a valid and reliable measure of a swimmer's aerobic capacity. The obtained CSS value can be used to determine the training times for the swimmer (Ginn 1993) [2] . For example:

Session 4 × 400 metres
Swimmer's CSS is 1.34m/s
Target time for each 400 metres is 400 ÷ 1.34 = 298.5 seconds

Ginn also found that the CSS for a swimmer was about 80 to 85% of maximum 100 metre swim speed and 90 to 95% of their 400 metre swim speed.

Many Thanks for your contribution
Shaun Branegan

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Blyth Swim Session - Saturday 14th January 2012

Dear Colleagues
Re: Blyth Swim Session - Saturday 14th January 2012 @ 5:30pm

If you or your athletic friends want their Critical Swim Speed (CSS) testing then come along to this SATURDAYS Swim Session at Blyth Leisure Centre

We will be repeating this test throughout the year as a means of tracking people’s progress

http://www.swimsmooth.com/training.html

Posted on January 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Blyth swim session - 7th Jan 2012

Many thanks to those who participated today - 15 in total.
Next week I will be testing to ascertain people's Critical Swim Speed so be prepared for a 400 metre then a 200 metre Level 3 swim.
This session to open to anyone wanting a CSC time.

Posted on January 07, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Blyth Swim Sessions

I have the difficult task of following in John Searle`s footsteps with my first Blyth coached session being on Saturday 7th January 2012.
During the winter months the plan for the Blyth sessions is to build on your technique [using observation and video analysis] and to develop your aerobic capacity.
To assist with this the second session on Saturday 14th January 2012 [a date for your diary], I will be testing your Critical Swim Speed. This will provide you and me with the information to ensure you are swimming your Level 3, 100 metres at the correct speed.
The CSC test will be repeated approximately every 2 months, so providing you as an athlete and me as a coach with something measurable to gauge your progress.
We will also be trialling the use of a videocamera both above and below the water level in an attempt to provide further feedback on your individual swim strokes - please bear with us as we are new to this equipment!
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible during January.

Shaun Branegan

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Chrissie Wellington

Hi Colleagues,

Lee Tait, Lee Thompson and a couple of other Tyne Tri members went to Leeds Uni for a RUN WITH CHRISSIE. The event was arranged by 4 x Ironman world champ Chrissie Wellington to raise funds for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. The few who were lucky to attend arrived under grey skies at the running track to be introduced to Chrissie and her beaming smile. The smile is famous in itself! What an amazing lady. Lost for words to describe her. So full of energy she spent time with everyone all day. her smile and enthusiasm never faded. We had a quick photo shoot then off for a 5k run around the Uni grounds and no we didnt get chicked by chrissie but we were nearly chicked by a 11 year old version of her!

We were lucky to then have an hours coaching on run technique and strength and conditioning. Chrissie getting stuck in and when running with me I just become a blushing gibbering star struck idiot....sorry guys.... im affraid i didnt do the north east justice...what a dick!

Chrissie was going to join us in the communal showers but got wisked away to sign some stuff but we caught up later in the grand hall for more photos and signing. We were then treated to an emotional video of the amazing lady the late Jane Tomlinson whos efforts are a true inspiration.

Following a munch at the extensive buffet we settled down for the guest speeker.....

Chrissie gave a very emotional and in depth look into her life and motivation. A very intelligent and witty lady who obviously has a passion for life and fills every moment of it with meaning and purpose. A few very eye opening facts about her training and nutrition.......yes ive been doing it so wrong for far to long.......and a very open and honest Q&A to finish off the evening. A standing ovation brought on the floods of tears that were often there when talking about so many subject close to her heart.

Possibly one of the most thought provoking and well spent days of my life. Thanks Chrissie, Inspiration, Passion, Tears and Smiles....I think mine was bigger....maybe!

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Christmas & New Year Swim Sessions at Elswick

Dear Members
I can confirm the Christmas & New Year opening times for Elswick Leisure Centre:
Monday 19th Normal Hours
Tuesday 20th Normal Hours
Wednesday 21st Normal Hours
Thursday 22nd Normal Hours
Friday 23rd Normal Hours
Saturday 24th 9am - 12:30pm
Sunday 25th Xmas Day - closed
Monday 26th Boxing Day - closed
Tuesday 27th Bank Holiday - closed
Wednesday 28th Normal Hours
Thursday 29th Normal Hours
Friday 30th Normal Hours
Saturday 31st 9am - 12:30pm
Sunday 1st New Years day - closed
Monday 2nd Bank Holiday - closed
Tuesday 3rd Normal Hours

Note: During Normal hours: Monday; Wednesday & Friday sessions WILL BE ON.
Shaun
Chair TTC

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 10:44 AM

TTC - Junior Membership

As from February 2012, Tyne Triathlon Club will have a Junior membership.
The first swim session for Children/Adolescents/Juniors will be on Friday 17th February between 16:30 - 17:30 at Elswick Leisure Centre. The minimum age for Junior membership is 8 [the child must be 8 years of age to join] and the maximum age at this point in time is 16, as once 16 they/you can join and swim with the adult sessions.
We are pleased to announce that we have procured the services of Barry Jameson, Multiple World Age Group Champion, to coach the first 10 swim sessions, with the expectation that our own coaching team will take over from there.
To register your or your child's interest please contact me by email at: shaunbranegan@msn.com
We anticipate starting Bike handling skills and run sessions during March/April with further details to follow.

Posted on December 01, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Additional forum

Hi Matt

I have just done a post but it doesn't appear under any of the Forums?!
Can you add an additional Forum for Junior Membership/Club

Many Thanks

Shaun

Posted on November 04, 2011 at 4:02 AM

Swim Smooth

To improve your knowledge of swimming - view www.swimsmooth.com

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Periodised Training Programme

Dear Members
Your swim coaches are meeting this Wednesday (2nd November 2011) to discuss organising the three Elswick and possibly all four swim sessions (include Blyth) into a Periodised Swim Training Programme.
This would allow the majority of athletes to follow an annual training programme specific to the National and Regional event calendar.
Please feel free to comment upon this, as your feedback is what drives changes to the club.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Children`s Peter Storm Waterproof Clothing

For Sale £1.00 as no longer fits my kids
Jacket and Trousers for Child aged 9/10.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:52 PM

TTC Awards Night - Saturday 12th November 2011

For further information view Home Page

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:48 PM

The Lakeside Aquathlon - Sunday 6th November 2011

Dear Colleagues
This is our last pool based event of the year and we are still short of marshals and competitors.
Come along and enjoy a 500 Metre swim and 5 Km run before you start your off season training.
OR
Come along and assist you in running this established event. Start time 07:00 finished by 12:00 at the latest.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Cycle Fair - Gateshead International Stadium - 22nd May 2011

Dear Members
A cycling colleague has asked if I know any details about the above ....my answer was No but I thought someone out their might!

Anyone have any details on this?

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 9:04 AM

George Ogle Memorial Run - 23rd May 2011

More to follow

Posted on May 05, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Wetsuits

Dear Members
Your Committee has agreed a partnership deal with MVsport providing a discount to Tyne Triathlon Club members for the purchase of wetsuits.
Hopefully a link will be posted on our website within the near future, however if you want further information please speak with Neil Bowers, swim coach, prior to or fater one of our coached swim sessions.

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Swim Sessions over the Bank Holidays

There are no Coached Swim Sessions for the following dates as Elswick pool is closed for the next x2 (two) Fridays and x2 (two) Mondays:
Friday 22nd April
Monday 25th April
Friday 29th April
Monday 2nd May

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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Coached Transition Sessions - Starting Monday 30th April @ 5:30 - 6:45 pm

Dear Members, the next series of Coached Transition sessions starts Monday 30th April 2012 (ready for Ashington Triathlon). The venue for the 1st session is the tennis courts within Elswick Park, sessions 2-4 will progress to the Newcastle Quayside to incorporate T2 dismount to Run.
This time ensures members don`t miss Monday nights Coached swim session.
If interested please let me know asap

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

CSS Session - Blyth Sat 3rd March

Dear Colleagues, enclosed Swim times & calcuated CSS times from Saturdays session. Many thanks to all those who participated, happy to discuss results. Shaun

Posted on March 08, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Winter Training - Blyth Swim Session - Sat 4th Feb 2012

Don`t let the cold spoil your training - Join us for our Saturday coached swim sessions at Blyth Sports Centre.

Posted on February 03, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Blyth CSS Times & Spreadsheet for 14th January 2012

Dear Members
Enclosed spreadsheet of 400, 200 & CSS times for swim on Saturday 14th January 2012.
We will be repeating this session on Saturday 3rd March 2012 during the Blyth session.

You may note that CSS times vary and do not necessarily follow an athletes swim times i.e. faster 400 & 200 means lower CSS. Athletes who were able to swim a consistent 400 & 200 tend to have a lower CSS. Enclosed extract from CSS article.

Analysis
Analysis of the test result is by comparing it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's lactate threshold and critical swim speed.

Reliability
Test reliability refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides a variety of factors that may influence the results and therefore the test reliability.
The following factors may have an impact on the results of a test (test reliability):

The ambient temperature, noise level and humidity
The amount of sleep the athlete had prior to testing
The athlete's emotional state
Medication the athlete may be taking
The time of day
The athlete's caffeine intake
The time since the athlete's last meal
The test environment - surface (lane ropes)
The athlete's prior test knowledge/experience
Accuracy of measurements (times, distances etc.)
Is the athlete actually applying maximum effort in maximal tests
Inappropriate warm up by athlete

Validity
Test validility refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test.

The concept of CSS has proven to be a valid and reliable measure of a swimmer's aerobic capacity. The obtained CSS value can be used to determine the training times for the swimmer (Ginn 1993) [2] . For example:

Session 4 × 400 metres
Swimmer's CSS is 1.34m/s
Target time for each 400 metres is 400 ÷ 1.34 = 298.5 seconds

Ginn also found that the CSS for a swimmer was about 80 to 85% of maximum 100 metre swim speed and 90 to 95% of their 400 metre swim speed.

Many Thanks for your contribution
Shaun Branegan

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Blyth Swim Session - Saturday 14th January 2012

Dear Colleagues
Re: Blyth Swim Session - Saturday 14th January 2012 @ 5:30pm

If you or your athletic friends want their Critical Swim Speed (CSS) testing then come along to this SATURDAYS Swim Session at Blyth Leisure Centre

We will be repeating this test throughout the year as a means of tracking people’s progress

http://www.swimsmooth.com/training.html

Posted on January 14, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Blyth swim session - 7th Jan 2012

Many thanks to those who participated today - 15 in total.
Next week I will be testing to ascertain people's Critical Swim Speed so be prepared for a 400 metre then a 200 metre Level 3 swim.
This session to open to anyone wanting a CSC time.

Posted on January 07, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Blyth Swim Sessions

I have the difficult task of following in John Searle`s footsteps with my first Blyth coached session being on Saturday 7th January 2012.
During the winter months the plan for the Blyth sessions is to build on your technique [using observation and video analysis] and to develop your aerobic capacity.
To assist with this the second session on Saturday 14th January 2012 [a date for your diary], I will be testing your Critical Swim Speed. This will provide you and me with the information to ensure you are swimming your Level 3, 100 metres at the correct speed.
The CSC test will be repeated approximately every 2 months, so providing you as an athlete and me as a coach with something measurable to gauge your progress.
We will also be trialling the use of a videocamera both above and below the water level in an attempt to provide further feedback on your individual swim strokes - please bear with us as we are new to this equipment!
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible during January.

Shaun Branegan

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Chrissie Wellington

Hi Colleagues,

Lee Tait, Lee Thompson and a couple of other Tyne Tri members went to Leeds Uni for a RUN WITH CHRISSIE. The event was arranged by 4 x Ironman world champ Chrissie Wellington to raise funds for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. The few who were lucky to attend arrived under grey skies at the running track to be introduced to Chrissie and her beaming smile. The smile is famous in itself! What an amazing lady. Lost for words to describe her. So full of energy she spent time with everyone all day. her smile and enthusiasm never faded. We had a quick photo shoot then off for a 5k run around the Uni grounds and no we didnt get chicked by chrissie but we were nearly chicked by a 11 year old version of her!

We were lucky to then have an hours coaching on run technique and strength and conditioning. Chrissie getting stuck in and when running with me I just become a blushing gibbering star struck idiot....sorry guys.... im affraid i didnt do the north east justice...what a dick!

Chrissie was going to join us in the communal showers but got wisked away to sign some stuff but we caught up later in the grand hall for more photos and signing. We were then treated to an emotional video of the amazing lady the late Jane Tomlinson whos efforts are a true inspiration.

Following a munch at the extensive buffet we settled down for the guest speeker.....

Chrissie gave a very emotional and in depth look into her life and motivation. A very intelligent and witty lady who obviously has a passion for life and fills every moment of it with meaning and purpose. A few very eye opening facts about her training and nutrition.......yes ive been doing it so wrong for far to long.......and a very open and honest Q&A to finish off the evening. A standing ovation brought on the floods of tears that were often there when talking about so many subject close to her heart.

Possibly one of the most thought provoking and well spent days of my life. Thanks Chrissie, Inspiration, Passion, Tears and Smiles....I think mine was bigger....maybe!

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Christmas & New Year Swim Sessions at Elswick

Dear Members
I can confirm the Christmas & New Year opening times for Elswick Leisure Centre:
Monday 19th Normal Hours
Tuesday 20th Normal Hours
Wednesday 21st Normal Hours
Thursday 22nd Normal Hours
Friday 23rd Normal Hours
Saturday 24th 9am - 12:30pm
Sunday 25th Xmas Day - closed
Monday 26th Boxing Day - closed
Tuesday 27th Bank Holiday - closed
Wednesday 28th Normal Hours
Thursday 29th Normal Hours
Friday 30th Normal Hours
Saturday 31st 9am - 12:30pm
Sunday 1st New Years day - closed
Monday 2nd Bank Holiday - closed
Tuesday 3rd Normal Hours

Note: During Normal hours: Monday; Wednesday & Friday sessions WILL BE ON.
Shaun
Chair TTC

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 10:44 AM

TTC - Junior Membership

As from February 2012, Tyne Triathlon Club will have a Junior membership.
The first swim session for Children/Adolescents/Juniors will be on Friday 17th February between 16:30 - 17:30 at Elswick Leisure Centre. The minimum age for Junior membership is 8 [the child must be 8 years of age to join] and the maximum age at this point in time is 16, as once 16 they/you can join and swim with the adult sessions.
We are pleased to announce that we have procured the services of Barry Jameson, Multiple World Age Group Champion, to coach the first 10 swim sessions, with the expectation that our own coaching team will take over from there.
To register your or your child's interest please contact me by email at: shaunbranegan@msn.com
We anticipate starting Bike handling skills and run sessions during March/April with further details to follow.

Posted on December 01, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Additional forum

Hi Matt

I have just done a post but it doesn't appear under any of the Forums?!
Can you add an additional Forum for Junior Membership/Club

Many Thanks

Shaun

Posted on November 04, 2011 at 4:02 AM

Swim Smooth

To improve your knowledge of swimming - view www.swimsmooth.com

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Periodised Training Programme

Dear Members
Your swim coaches are meeting this Wednesday (2nd November 2011) to discuss organising the three Elswick and possibly all four swim sessions (include Blyth) into a Periodised Swim Training Programme.
This would allow the majority of athletes to follow an annual training programme specific to the National and Regional event calendar.
Please feel free to comment upon this, as your feedback is what drives changes to the club.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Children`s Peter Storm Waterproof Clothing

For Sale £1.00 as no longer fits my kids
Jacket and Trousers for Child aged 9/10.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:52 PM

TTC Awards Night - Saturday 12th November 2011

For further information view Home Page

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:48 PM

The Lakeside Aquathlon - Sunday 6th November 2011

Dear Colleagues
This is our last pool based event of the year and we are still short of marshals and competitors.
Come along and enjoy a 500 Metre swim and 5 Km run before you start your off season training.
OR
Come along and assist you in running this established event. Start time 07:00 finished by 12:00 at the latest.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Cycle Fair - Gateshead International Stadium - 22nd May 2011

Dear Members
A cycling colleague has asked if I know any details about the above ....my answer was No but I thought someone out their might!

Anyone have any details on this?

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 9:04 AM

George Ogle Memorial Run - 23rd May 2011

More to follow

Posted on May 05, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Wetsuits

Dear Members
Your Committee has agreed a partnership deal with MVsport providing a discount to Tyne Triathlon Club members for the purchase of wetsuits.
Hopefully a link will be posted on our website within the near future, however if you want further information please speak with Neil Bowers, swim coach, prior to or fater one of our coached swim sessions.

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Swim Sessions over the Bank Holidays

There are no Coached Swim Sessions for the following dates as Elswick pool is closed for the next x2 (two) Fridays and x2 (two) Mondays:
Friday 22nd April
Monday 25th April
Friday 29th April
Monday 2nd May

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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