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Dear Parents, Committee Members, Coaches

 

I’m sure you will all be aware that the main Jersey Triathlon will be taking place on 9 July this year. This is our flagship event of the year and many hands are required to make it happen. In the past we have managed with a small team of volunteers doing most of the organisation for this event. Typically these are the same people who help out at all of our events throughout the year. For this year, I am asking as many of you as possible to contribute to the organisation of the event, even if it is only small part – every little really does help.

 

With that in mind please may I ask you to respond to me confirming your assistance in helping to organise the event, either in the lead up to the big day, on the day or both.

 

Key positions we need filled are as follows:

 

  • Marshall organiser
  • Marshalls
  • Chip time collector
  • Transition manager x 2
  • Swim starter
  • Sponsors flags/banners to be positioned
  • Megaphone announcer
  • Lead/ Bike marshal for bike course for TSS and TS1

 

Last year many of you confirmed your interest in helping on the day (on the basis I assumed you were helping). Please don’t assume I know you will be helping out – I need to know well in advance so that we are not stressing out in the lead up to the event so please respond to me by email to this address.

 

I realise that some of you will be racing on the day but there is sufficient time between the adults’ race and children’s race for you to do both.

 

On a related matter, if there is any parents out there who would like to become more involved in the club, please do contact me as we are always in need of help, whether that be, coaching, coaching assistants, fund raising, event day organisation, chaperones, pool-side helpers, committee members, life guards.

 

The club has been growing over the past two years and it is important that we all combine our efforts to ensure the continued success of the club.

 

Many thanks for all your support

 

Fintan Kennedy

 

Chairman

Les Quennevais Triathlon - 6 May 2017

Age groups Tristars Start up to Youth.  First wave (Tristars Start) in the water at 1pm.  Sign on 12:00-12:45 please.  Distances as follows:

 

                          Swim      Cycle      Run
Tristars Start       50m      1.5km     600m
Tristars 1           150m      4.5km     1100m
Tristars 2           200m      6km        1600m
Tristars 3           300m      7.5km      2100m

Aztec Jersey Triathlon Academy

Aztec Jersey Triathlon Academy
Please find below a detailed document about the Aztec Jersey Triathlon Academy and selection criteria.
Aztec Jersey Triathlon Academy - Details[...]
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Transition training Sunday 22 April

Training on Sunday 22 April will be a transition training session.  Please bring bikes, helmets, cycling shoes, running shoes with elastic laces etc for race practise.  

Please note that you should not be riding your bike in the school grounds before or after the training session - riding can only take place within the tennis courts and under coaches supervision.

Skills school - further info

Further to the post below, thanks for all who have responded so far (and if you've said you're coming but haven't answered the questions please also send on answers).

If you are coming and haven't already done so please can you let me know by the end of the day on Thursday so that I can make up a register and collate answers and so that we can plan for the day.

The supporters guide previously referred to has now been uploaded (below).  Please have a read and feel free to stay and watch on the day. 

 

The day will be led by Di Murray of Synergy Coaching who is over from the UK to deliver the training. There will be a briefing for parents at the start of the event to explain what will be happening.

 

Supporters Guide for Skills School
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Latest duathlon results

 

Well done to all who took part in the Duathlon at the weekend - it was a very cold morning though we finally managed a run-bike-run for the first time in several attempts. We had a good turnout despite the very tough conditions.

 

Results can be found below and on the Results page.

February 2017 Duathlon results
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Swim & Run TT results

 

Details of the run times have now been added below in addition to the swim times from last week.

 

Further analysis of the results will now take place with reference to British Triathlon performance tables and our own tables for younger ages.  A summary of the results along with an explanation of how the points are calculated and used will be posted on the website soon.  Individual athlete results will be given out in the form of a certificate to all athletes who completed both the run and swim tests.  

 

For athletes up to and including Tristars 2 these will be handed out at training soon.  For athletes in Tristars 3 and above Dave will arrange individual meetings to discuss the results with individual athletes and parents.

January 2017 Run TT Results
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January 2017 Swim TT Results
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January / February Rota

 

January

Sunday 8th

Normal swim / run training at Haute Vallee from 10.30 (please be ready to run/swim at 10.30)

 

Wednesday 11th

Track session at FB Fields (Tristars 2 and above) at 18.15, cost £2.00

 

Sunday 15th

We are going to hold swim time-trials so that we can measure the kids against the BTF points matrix. Register at 10.00am for a 10.30 start.

 

This will then be followed by a Tristars gala! All Tristars members who can do a minimum of 50m can take part in the gala.

 

Wednesday 18th

We are going to hold run time-trials at FB Fields in place of the normal track session. Open to Tristars Start and above. Register at 6pm for a 6.15 start. £2 fee

 

* Anyone who completes both the swim and run time trials will get a certificate showing their scores. The system used is the same as that used for Academy selection so it can also be useful in identifying relative strength of run/swim and give an idea of how close to the Academy standards each athlete is.

 

Sunday 22nd

Duathlon race at Les Quennevais at 8.30. Registration from 7.45

There will be no run training this day, but a single swim session for all athltetes between 11.30 and 12.30.

 

Wednesday 25th

Track session at FB Fields (Tristars 2 and above) at 18.15, cost £2.00

 

Sunday 29th

Normal swim / run training at Haute Vallee from 10.30 (please be ready to run/swim at 10.30)

 

February

Wednesday 1st

Track session at FB Fields (Tristars 2 and above) at 18.15, cost £2.00

 

Sunday 5th

Normal swim / run training at Haute Vallee from 10.30 (please be ready to run/swim at 10.30)

 

Wednesday 8th

Track session at FB Fields (Tristars 2 and above) at 18.15, cost £2.00

 

Sunday 12th

Duathlon race at Les Quennevais at 8.30. Registration from 7.45

There will be no run training this day, but a single swim session for all athletes between 11.30 and 12.30.

 

Wednesday 15th

Track session at FB Fields (Tristars 2 and above) at 18.15, cost £2.00

 

Sunday 19th

Normal swim / run training at Haute Vallee from 10.30 (please be ready to run/swim at 10.30)

 

Wednesday 22nd

Track session at FB Fields (Tristars 2 and above) at 18.15, cost £2.00

 

Sunday 26th 

Skills School.  This is likely to be a longer day of training for those not away on holiday, full details to be confirmed.  

 

New club track suits

Now available (but selling fast!)

They cost £35 each and come in a variety of sizes from young children right through to adults. 

See the Errea website for sizing options.

Email kit@juniorjerseytri.com to order.

Check out our triathlete Ollie Turner's video

Post duathlon Christmas celebration (09/12/16)

Duathlon results
(27/11/16)


Well done to all 46 athletes who completed this morning's duathlon.

Provisional results can now be found on the 2017 Results Page. Unfortunately chip times for Tristars 1 were not picked up other than finish times so there are no splits for that age group (I would blame the technology but it's more likely that I did something wrong!) If you spot any errors please let me know.

Annual memberships
(24/11/16)


A reminder that as well as swimming fees and forms (below) we are now in a new Triathlon Club year and memberships need to be renewed. At the moment our renewal numbers are very low - we will be checking and chasing up on these in the coming weeks but it would save us a lot of work if you could get memberships up to date. It all happens online and at just £25 for an annual membership (£100 for a family) which represents great value for money given the number of sessions and events provided during the year, subsidised kit available and subsidised travel for off-island events.

In addition, due to the success of the Aztec Hoodies last year all Tristars will receive a free gift in the coming weeks so please get signed up.

www.entrycentral.com/juniorjerseytri  for junior memberships

www.entrycentral.com/jerseyfamilytri  for family memberships

Sunday swimming forms and fees (21/11/16)

Please can all parents of Tristars with children swimming in the Sunday morning swim sessions ensure they have competed and returned the following forms:

Code of conduct for swimmers

Code of conduct for parents

Grant of consent for photography

Medical

Tri Club squad acceptance form.

The forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links above.

Those who are members of other Tigers squads should have completed these forms or equivalent for their squad already. Please note that consent forms and medical forms need to be completed for each new club year so even if you have previously done these they need to be updated from September.

Payment is now due for September, October and November fees. Please note that we are unable to allow children who do not have forms and payment up to date into the sessions as doing so will compromise our agreement with Tigers and has an impact on governance and insurance.

Going forward this will be strictly enforced and children arriving to swim will not be allowed in the water until forms are completed and payments up to date by cash or cheque have been made.

If you have any queries please speak to Gillian Corrigan (Tigers), Jill Stocke (Tristars) or a swim coach.

Transition training
(15/11/16)


As previously advised we have no run training on Sunday 20th November (swimming sessions as normal though).

Instead this week on Saturday 19th we will be holding a transition training session at Les Quennevais from 10:30-12:00. We will have transition equipment and this provides a chance to work on transitions ahead of the first duathlon of the series. Children will need to bring bikes, helmets, run/cycle shoes and any other equipment they would normally have in transition.

Jerry Hart has also kindly agreed to come along and start checking/setting gear restrictions ahead of the first race which will make things easier on race morning.

Remember that Tristars Start (born in 2009 & 2010) will are not allowed to compete on non-road bikes (mountain bikes and everyday bikes, no modifications such as changing to slick tyres etc) and therefore no gear restrictions will be applied.

Annual memberships now due (31/10/16)

Annual memberships are now due and are open on Entry Central.

Prices remain unchanged from last year at £25 for a junior membership and £100 for a family membership which represents great value for money given the number of sessions and events provided during the year, subsidised kit available and subsidised travel for off-island events.

Please find links to Entry Central on the Membership page.

Training through to the year end (31/10/16)

There are a lot of swimming galas and events affecting training over the next period so please check carefully below for training sessions:

6 November - Due to swimming galas there will be no swim sessions. We will put on a single run session 11:30-12:30 for all athletes who want to do it.

13 November - Another swimming gala plus Academy day. Again there will be a single run session 11:30-12:30 for all athletes

19 November (Saturday) – Due to the Jersey Half-Marathon we can’t get enough coach cover for run sessions on the Sunday. Instead we plan to put on a transition training session at Les Quennevais in preparation for the duathlon season (hopefully around 10am if possible as it fits best with parents doing parkrun – Della is working to confirm the booking). Athletes will need to bring their bikes for this session. We will also check gear restrictions for those athletes who will move up an age group. Full details to be confirmed

20 November - Swim sessions will go ahead as usual as two sessions on the Sunday. No run training (see 19th November session)

27 November – Duathlon in the morning plus CI Champs swimming that weekend. We will put on a single swim session at 11:30am for all athletes who wish to do it.

4 December – Normal training! Two alternating run and swim sessions at Haute Vallee - training starts at 10:30 so please arrive at 10:15 so that sessions can start on time.

11 December – Normal training - training starts at 10:30 so please arrive at 10:15 so that sessions can start on time.

18 December – Duathlon so a single swim session only at 11:30 for all athletes

25 December – No training!

1 January – No training!

8 January – Training returns

Aztec Duathlon Series 2016/2017 (20/10/16)

The provisional event calendar for the forthcoming duathlon series is now available on the Events page. Further details or amendments will be published here.

Code of conduct for swimmers
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Code of conduct for parents
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Grant of consent for photography
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Medical
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Tri Club squad acceptance form.
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Tristars kit
(19/10/16)


The latest order of Tristars kit is being put together with the aim of having delivery by Christmas. Details are on the Kit page.

Training this weekend
(19/10/16)


A reminder that there will be no swim training this Sunday due to the Open Meet swimming gala (and still no run training due to the month off).

Awards evening 4th November
(13/10/16)


The Aztec Jersey Tristars Annual Awards Evening will be held at Les Ormes on Friday 4th November 2016.

We are delighted to announce that we will have a special guest, the gold medal winning Paralympian Andy Lewis (@Bladerunnerandy) joining us for the evening to present the awards. Andy is a through the knee amputee on his right leg, following a motorbike accident as a teenager. Andy took up triathlon in 2014 and was quickly signed up by the Triathlon England Talent Squad. A string of successful races followed, resulting in Andy being selected for Team GB to compete in Rio this summer, where he secured a gold medal.
The awards evening is being held in the Lacerta Restaurant function room at Les Ormes from 6pm on Friday 4th November. The evening will include the presentation of the Awards and a hot buffet will also be available (see price and selection of food below).

We really hope everyone can come along to celebrate the successes of the last year and to hear from an inspirational triathlon star. If you can come along to this event then please confirm your attendance by emailing events@juniorjerseytri.com

Lacerta Restaurant Hot Buffet

Adults - £8 per head

Chicken curry

Chilli

Cod wrapped in Parma ham on med veg

With chips and rice

Kids - £5 per head

Chicken strips

Hot dogs

Burgers

With chips and rice

Vegetarians - will be able to choose from the restaurant menu on the night (must have advised in advance you are vegetarian).

We need final numbers to Lacerta by Friday 28th October at the latest so please confirm your numbers to the email address above ASAP.

Haute Vallee parking reminder (12/10/16)

A reminder that parents should not be parking in the small car park at the back of Haute Vallee when attending training or for dropping off and picking up before and after sessions. The main car park should be used only.

Travel grants
(06/10/16)


Aztec Jersey Tristars, with the help of Aztec, one foundation and a grant from ESC, provides a subsidy to help with travel costs for athletes racing off-island. Grants are approved for all of the main events which we are involved with and subject to available funds any other off-island triathlon events may be funded.

If you have raced off island and have not yet submitted a claim please submit a copy of a receipt for travel in relation to the event to Nick Gorrod and confirmation of who the subsidy payment should be payable to. Email to travelclaims@juniorjerseytri.com.

Please submit for all events you have taken part in; as we didn't manage to do our club UK event trip this year it is likely that some funding will be available for your other events.

Separate arrangements are in place for senior athletes racing away (speak to Simon Roderick).

Charity bag-pack
(03/10/16)

A reminder that volunteers are needed for the fundraising bag-pack on Saturday 15th October at M&S in King Street.

The bag pack will run from 9am to 5pm and we require 5 volunteers for each of the following time slots. In the interest of safety all children under 10 must have an accompanying adult.

To take advantage of this fabulous fund raising opportunity we will require at least 25 volunteers, these can consist of Tristar Triathletes, Parents, Family members or Friends. So get enrolling for your club!

Email; events@juniorjerseytri.com to register your interest in volunteering at one of the below time slots:

9am – 10.30am

10.30am – 12pm

12pm – 1.30pm

1.30pm – 3pm

3pm – 5pm

This is our last big fund raiser for 2016 so please register your interest by Saturday 8th October 2016 at the latest.

As always if you have any questions then please ask Paula Turner, Sarah Swain or Nicola Holmes or email events@juniorjerseytri.com

Delayed updates
(30/09/16)

Due to website access problems we have been unable to keep the website up to date recently. We are due to have a new website in place by next year but in the meantime we need to rely on the current outdated system to keep going for a few months more. When the website can't be updated please check the Facebook page which is always up to date with information and look out for emails.

As a catch up the following information was emailed to members recently. If you are a member but aren't currently receiving emails and you would like to please email membership@juniorjerseytri.com

Last Open Water Swim Session

The last open water swim session took place on Thursday (29 Sept) at St Catherine’s - open water swim training is now finished for the season.

Training Update

During October there will be no Sunday run sessions. However, the Sunday swim sessions will take place as follows:

2 October: two swim sessions at 10.30 and 11.30 (usual groups apply)

9 October: two swim sessions at 10.30 and 11.30 (usual groups apply)

16 October: two swim sessions at 10.30 and 11.30 (usual groups apply)

23 October: NO SWIMMING – ISLAND CHAMPS GALA

30 October; two swim sessions at 10.30 and 11.30 (usual groups apply)

The Wednesday track sessions WILL still take place at FB Fields

3k Fun Run

The 3K Fun Run, as part of the Jersey Marathon weekend is open to everyone over 9 years of age. It starts at 10:00hrs and follows a special two lap course around the streets of St Helier.

Bag Back Fundraiser. Date: Sat 15 October at M&S, King Street

On Saturday 15th October the Tristars Fundraising Committee have organised a bag pack at M&S in St Helier.

We are looking for your help to support this lucrative event to fundraise and to showcase Aztec Jersey Tristars.

We may even entice some new Triathletes!

The bag pack will run from 9am to 5pm and we require 5 volunteers for each of the following time slots. In the interest of safety all children under 10 must have an accompanying adult.

To take advantage of this fabulous fund raising opportunity we will require at least 25 volunteers, these can consist of Tristar Triathletes, Parents, Family members or Friends. So get enrolling for your club!

Email; events@juniorjerseytri.com to register your interest in volunteering at one of the below time slots:

9am – 10.30am

10.30am – 12pm

12pm – 1.30pm

1.30pm – 3pm

3pm – 5pm

This is our last big fund raiser for 2016 so please register your interest by Saturday 8th October 2016 at the latest.

As always if you have any questions then please ask Paula Turner, Sarah Swain or Nicola Holmes or email events@juniorjerseytri.com

Bike Loan Scheme

It is that time of year when we need the loan bikes to be returned, in order that we can assess their condition, and have them serviced where necessary.

The final triathlon has now run, and the aim is to have all of the bikes returned as quickly as possible, for the bike assessment to be undertaken, and the bikes re-distributed prior to the commencement of the Duathlon season after October 2016.

The triathlon club van is frequently present Haut Vallee for Sunday training, so the aim will be to co-ordinate with parents the return of the bikes at these sessions.

Before returning the bikes please give them a thorough clean ready for an inspection that will assess the condition of the returned bikes, Once this has been completed and the bike has passed, the deposit monies will be returned .

For Parents wishing to be considered for the next Loan Bike period, November 2016 to the end of September 2017, will you please register your interest via the following e-mail address: clubbikes@juniorjerseytri.com

If you have any questions or queries, please e-mail or speak to Simon Roderick or Jerry Hart.

Save the Date

Please save the night of 4th November in your diaries for the Annual Awards Ceremony. Please can we request the perpetual trophies are returned to Dave Holmes in the next few weeks. More details to follow.

A new triathlon venue
(11/09/16)

For those who didn't make it to our race yesterday, the wind direction and sea conditions forced a very last minute change on us and the race took place from "Mike's Slip" in St Martins. Despite the last minute changes we did still managed to go ahead with a full triathlon (albeit slightly shorter distances than planned for some age groups). Even a downpour didn't seem to dampen the athletes' spirits, but did give the marshals and parents a few heart-in-mouth moments!
A huge thanks to the coaches and organisers for managing to design and setup the event less than two hours before the first swim wave despite the issues thrown at them, and for all of the parents who volunteered to marshal and keep everyone safe.

Of course it wasn't all perfect, and in the situation hopefully we can be forgiven for not getting everything right. In the confusion a few athletes were sent to the finish line after the wrong number of laps, some got back on the course and completed and for others a time addition has been made so that they can still be included in the results.

The results are now available on theResults page.

Finally - more thanks, this time for the Parish of St Martin, TTS, the residents affected by the road closure and to Ian and Rachel Lucas for arranging the road closure and communicating it. We have had fantastic feedback and it looks like this closed road event could become a regular feature on our calendar which is great news.

St Catherine's Triathlon 10th September (09/09/16)

Further details of race distances are now on theEvents page. Note that age categories will be strictly applied as this is an open water race.

Thanks to all of those who have volunteered to marshal, we still need more helpers so please contact me or speak to me tomorrow to volunteer.

See you tomorrow (don't be late, sign on closes strictly at 5:30pm and race briefing is at 5:40pm as we have to run on time!)

St Catherine's Triathlon 10th September (07/09/16)

There has been some delay in finalising details of the last race of the season. This has been due to the fact that for safety we can no longer race Tristar athletes on open roads, meaning that our options were limited to another race at Les Quennevais or arranging for a road closure to allow an open water race.

Thanks to the efforts of Ian and Rachel Lucas we now have confirmation that the road at St Catherines will be closed for one hour from 6pm to 7pm to allow the children to race. This is a fantastic opportunity but also leads to a lot of additional work to make the race happen (and at short notice).

Further details will be issued in due course but we anticipate race registration from 17:00 with a strict cut-off time of 17:30 to allow us to complete the race briefing and be ready to start as soon as the road is closed and get through the race programme on time.

We always require marshals and this will be no exception, but to avoid delay I would be grateful if parents who will be present and willing/able to marshal could drop me an email to confirm and I can start pre-allocating marshals to positions to save time on the day (dave@juniorjerseytri.com). We will also need to allocate additional resources on the closed road section to ensure it remains safe and to support the closure and assist and advise the public.

Importantly the road closure also affects us! It means late arrivals will not be able to access St Catherines by car and if you park at St Catherines for the race you will not be able to leave until after 7pm even if your child's race has finished. Please bear this in mind!

We hope that this will be a well attended (and well organised) event so that we can demonstrate to the Parish that allowing the road closure for our event in future years is justified and we can continue to race at this venue.

We are making every effort to contact residents, clubs and businesses which use St Catherines to advise them of the road closure and to work to help them avoid too much disruption. If you are aware of any users who you think need to be notified can you please let myself (Dave) or Ian Lucas know and we will pass on the details.

British IRC and under 20 festival 2016 (07/09/16)

Nine Aztec Jersey Tristars qualified for the British Triathlon Inter Regional Championships held at Strathclyde Park, Glasgow last weekend. This event brings together the top young (under 20) athletes from England, Scotland and Wales, as well as Jersey and the Isle of Man.
Ollie Turner was Jersey’s most experience representative, and he was first to race, in the Juniors category (ages 17-19) with a 750m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run. A strong swim brought him out of the water in 30th place. On the bike he was quickly able to gain places to join large group of cyclist in the chasing pack, returning to 2nd transition in 20th place. A personal best over the 5k run saw him finish in21st position in a field of 50 of the top young triathletes in the UK.

The next race featured the youngest Jersey athletes (ages 11 and 12), with Isaac Dodds, Thomas Atkinson and Freddie Lucas all gaining their first experience of such tough competition. Dodds was the first athlete of the 39 field to exit the 200m swim, with Lucas in 6th and Atkinson in 10th. Dodds was joined by a group of 5 athletes on the 4.5k bike section, while Thomas Atkinson suffered a mechanical in transition, but stayed calm, sorting the problem himself and worked his way back through the field to join Lucas in the chasing pack just 30 seconds off the leaders. Both Dodds and Atkinson consolidated their positions on the run with Dodds finishing in 7th overall, Atkinson in 17th while Lucas slipped slightly to 25th.

Lily Scott was the sole Jersey athlete in the 11 and 12 year female category, and another strong swim saw her finish the 200m in 12th place. An excellent 4.5k cycle enable her to gain several places, returning to 2nd transition in 6th place. A gutsy run saw her hold off several athletes chasing her hard, to finish an excellent 10th against the top 36 female UK triathletes.

Jack Kennedy and William Atkinson represented Jersey in the 13 and 14 year race, comprising a 300m swim, 6.75k cycle and 2.4k run. Kennedy exited the swim in 19th, with Atkinson in 26th. A powerful cycle saw Kennedy climb to 15th but unfortunately he suffered cramp on the run, stopping three times to try resolve it, but to no avail causing him to lose 14 places to 28th overall. Atkinson on the other hand, grew stronger as the run progressed to finish 30th overall in field of the top 38 UK triathletes.

Peter Holmes was the sole Jersey athlete in the 15 and 16 year race; a 400m swim, 10k cycle and 2.4k run. A strong swim saw him exit the water in the middle of the field of 48 and whilst he worked hard, he just didn't manage to get onto the group ahead of him at T1 on the cycle, though a magnificent run saw him overtake numerous athletes to finish in 32nd place.

The final Jersey athlete was Adele Maher in the female 15 and 16 year race, over the same distances as the male athletes. Maher will be delighted at exiting the swim in 26th however, she also suffered bad cramp on the run, but stayed strong to finish her competitive triathlon debut in the Super Series in 43rd place and will no doubt learn from the experience.

For the majority of the Jersey athletes this was their first experience of a National competition and all should be delighted with strong performances against the top UK triathletes.

Eton Supertri
(06/09/16)

Some great performances from the younger tristars, T1 and T2, this weekend at Eton was rewarded with placings in all events entered.
In the T1 age group Jersey had Casper and Luke representing the boys and Libby Atkinson and Libby Hart representing the girls plus an injured Hannah Worth as club mascot cheering everybody on. This age group was very popular with a total of 128 entrants.

The race was a 100m swim followed by a 3k bike ride and a 1k run. With so many taking part the competitors were set off in waves of 10 athletes per wave and chip timing sorting the final results. Some inspired performances gave Jersey a strong showing in both boys and girls categories. Luke came 2nd with a time of 14.41, Casper 3rd with 14.52 and for the girls, Libby Atkinson won with the time of 15.22 and a gutsy performance from Libby Hart gave her 16th place after falling off on the bike leg with a time of 19.04, very promising for next year when she’ll be top of that age group.

Not to be outdone, the T2 age group, with Harry and Charlie representing Jersey, had a fantastic race. There were separate starts for boys and girls in this group and with 56 boys doing a mass start, Harry was first out of the 200m swim leading in to T1, with Charlie in 5th place. On to the 5.3k bike leg and Charlie took the lead, coming in to T2 clear of the rest with Harry in 3rd place. The run of 1.8K was a battle which eventually saw a change of lead again and Charlie finishing 3rd with a time of 23.20 and Harry coming 5th with a time of 23.41.

All Jersey competitors should be very proud of themselves not just for their performances but also for the way they conducted themselves and represented the club, they showed great sportsmanship and a very positive and helpful attitude which made the weekend a fantastic event to be a part of. WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!!

The full results can be found on the Human Race website by clicking here.

Website updates
(31/08/16)

The results database has finally been updated with the last two events and the results for these can now be found on the Results page (the results should be essentially the same as those previously issued but now in the standard website format!).

Also an update on the next event - we are still hoping to put on a triathlon during September (open water or pool based). Efforts to put this together are ongoing and as soon as we have a date/venue confirmed we will let you know. If it's not possible to hold a full triathlon then an aquathlon may be used for the last event in the Aztec Summer Series.

To get a ranking in the Summer Series you need to complete four of the five series events (assuming the fifth goes ahead). All ranked athletes will receive a certificate at the annual awards evening with prizes awarded to the top three in each category.

IRC team photo
(25/08/16)

A JEP photographer will be at training on Sunday (28th) to take a photo of all of those who qualified for the Inter Regional Championships team and also those Youth and Junior athletes competing in Glasgow at the under 20s festival.

Can all of these athletes please bring club trisuits and tracksuits/hoodies to training for the photos please.

Sunday swim training
(25/08/16)

Sunday swim training will resume again on Sunday 4th September. Going forward our swim slots will be 10:30-11:30 and 11:30-12:30 (so an earlier start and finish for both groups). Swim groups will be the same as before the summer with the younger swimmers swimming first (the coaches will review after a couple of weeks and advise of any moves).

We will have a new Tigers coach for the new year - Tom Gallichan. Tom is a very accomplished swimmer, having represented Jersey at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and is now taking on a coaching role with Tigers. Nathan will continue to oversea the swim programme and will help coach some sessions. Irene Whitewood will continue as the Tristars swim coach for these sessions.

Because of athletes travelling to events in the UK and coach availability on Sunday 4th Septmber there will be just a single swim session for both groups together at 10:30-11:30 followed by a single hour's run session together after. Back to normal from 11th September.

Thursday sea swimming will return to 'normal' (6pm at St Catherines) from next week following the last aquathlon tonight. This will continue (weather permitting) until the end of September.

Aztec Triathlon Academy applications 2016/17 (05/08/16)

Details of the application process, standards and trials for the Jersey Regional Academy can be found in the following document.

August aquathlons
(05/08/16)

Through August Tristars will be able to race alongside the senior aquathlon events at various venues on Thursday evenings in place of open water swim training. Venue, timing and course details will can be found on our facebook page.

Summer training updates (16/07/16)

Tomorrow is the last 'normal' Sunday training until schools go back as Haute Vallee pool shuts down for maintenance. In the following weeks Sunday training will be a single one-hour run session from 11:30 to 12:30 for all groups.

Note that at the moment we have too few coaches to run a session on 7th August and therefore there will be no training that day. Please keep an eye out on the Facebook page and here on the website as it is possible that there may be other weeks which are affected (including some Thursdays). We will do our best to put on as many sessions as possible but as with any club we rely on volunteers and we all need a holiday too!

Thursday sea swim sessions are always available subject to available safety/coach cover. It is possible that on some weeks we are unable to get in the water due to safety issues, please be patient with coaches as safety has to be our priority at all times with such a dangerous training session.

On a final point please note that if you arrive late for a Thursday swim session under no circumstances can any junior athlete enter the water and swim out to a group unsupervised. You must speak to a coach and arrange a supervised swim to a group which is already in progress. Whether you can join the group will also depend on the ratio of coaches to athletes, once a group has started please don't assume you can join a group.

Main event triathlon
(01/07/16)

This event is fast approaching, please note that you need to enter online in advance -click here for online entry page.

Please note that gear restrictions will not be enforced for the race. Also, Tristars Start bike types will not be restricted which means that road bikes can be used for this event (you can still use any roadworthy bike you want including a mountain bike if preferred). This is because the event is an open event and not just a club event - the organisers hope that in the coming years it will attract a high quality field of visitors who will not be used to such restrictions!

Remember that registration and the race briefing take place on Saturday afternoon.

Off-island travel claims (30/06/16)

Aztec Jersey Tristars, with the help of Aztec, one foundation and a grant from ESC, provides a subsidy to help with travel costs for athletes racing off-island. Grants are approved for all of the main events which we are involved with and claims for any other events you take part in as an individual may also be subsidised subject to availability of funds for the year.

Can all those who raced at Eton (or any other events to date excluding Guernsey which included a club subsidy) please submit a copy of a receipt for travel to Nick Gorrod and confirmation of who the subsidy payment should be payable to. Email to travelclaims@juniorjerseytri.com. Any further applications through the season can be sent to Nick after completing the event along with a copy of the race result, there will be a further reminder at the end of the season.

Separate arrangements are in place for any senior athletes racing -speak to Simon Roderick.

Training changes
(28/06/16)

Please note the following training information for the next few weekend.

Sunday 3rd July - as both Jersey Swimming Club and Tigers Swimming Club have swimming galas this weekend and we expect the majority will be competing there will be no training on this date.

Sunday 10th July - This is the main Jersey Triathlon (Tristars and Seniors), it's a big day for all athletes and coaches (and many parents) so there will again be no training on this day.

Sunday 17th July - Swim and run training as normal. Note that this is the last pool swim session before the summer break (Haute Vallee Pool closed until September).

Thursday evenings unchanged until further notice. Please check the website and facebook regularly for any changes, over summer we may have a shortage of coaches for some sessions in which case we may have to cancel or amend training.

Eton Steelman race report (28/06/16)

Seventeen Jersey Tristars descended on Eton Dorney Lake at the weekend for the Human Race organised Steelman event, a qualifying event for the Inter Regional Championships to be held at Strathclyde Park, near Glasgow, later this year.
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Jack Kennedy, William Atkinson and Archie Swain led the Jersey team in the first race, the Tristars 3 (for 13/14 year olds), high performance drafting race. In a competitive field of 69 starters, racing over a 300m swim, 10.6k bike and 2.5k run, Kennedy emerged from the water after a strong swim in third position, just 3 seconds off the leader with Atkinson and Swain 20-25 seconds back in 25th and 33rd respectively. Kennedy maintained his position at the front of the bike leg, working well with eight other athletes, eventually taking 5th position overall after a closely fought run between the top 5 to secure his place at the Inter Regional Championships. Atkinson and Swain battled hard throughout to finish 28th and 64th.

Seven Tristars lined up in the Tristars 2 category (for 11/12 year olds). Sol Silvester, Lachlan Ruddy and Isaac Dodds were making their Eton Dorney debuts with Thomas Atkinson, Freddie Lucas, Harry Worth and Charlie Hart returning for the second time. It was Atkinson who led the charge after a particularly strong run to finish in 7th position followed by a fast finishing Lucas in 10th who performed well across all three disciplines. Dodds showed his swimming class with a storming swim to emerge first from the water and held on well to take 12th place closely followed in 14th by Charlie Hart having put himself very much in contention with the fastest bike split of the field. Silvester and Ruddy can be happy with their debut performances finishing 44th and 51st respectively and along with Hart and Lucas will return to compete in the same age category next year. Unfortunately for Worth, he suffered a mechanical issue in transition which dampened his chances, finishing 59th . Atkinson, Lucas and Dodds qualify for the Inter Regional Championships with Hart as first reserve.

In the girls Tristar 2 category Lily Scott secured her place at the Inter Regional Championships with a 13th place finish. Scott has worked hard on her swimming this year and it showed as she exited the water in 11th place and followed this up with equally solid bike and run legs. Scott’s sister Eva and Elisha Hiller worked hard throughout to finish 53rd and 44th respectively.

Also competing on the day but in a non Inter Regional Championship qualifier were Florence Gothard, Adele Maher and Lily McGarry. Months of hard winter swim training paid off as all three girls exited the water within 5 seconds of each other just behind the leading pair. They managed to work well in a drafting pack, behind the leading two and on the run it was Gothard who showed she has adapted to triathlon well by running the second fastest run split to take second place followed by the ever improving Maher in 5th with McGarry following closely behind in 7th place. All three will compete at British Super Series events in the coming months.

Silver medal at Scottish Championships (28/06/16)

Peter Holmes and Luke Holmes travelled to Glasgow recently to take part in the National Triathlon Championships.

Luke was competing in the Tristars 1 (age 10 and 11) championship which comprised a 150m swim, 4km cycle around Bellahouston Park and a final 1200m run. As the top seed for the pool swim Luke lead the lane while some of his competitors were able to swim behind him and ‘draft’ during the swim leg. Luke emerged first from the water and after a rapid transition carried his lead onto the bike course. He dominated on his strongest discipline, building a large gap by the time he came in from his two lap ride. A slight holdup in transition narrowed the gap slightly to the only other competitor still in contention, Oliver Patton. Over the two lap run Patton slowly reeled Luke in but was unable to overhaul him on the road, finishing 6 seconds in arrears. However, due to the staggered starPatton was credited with the 10 seconds he had started after Luke in the pool giving him the title by just four seconds with the third place finisher a further 40 seconds behind.
The Youth category raced in the afternoon with Jersey Triathlon Academy athlete Peter racing over a 400m swim, 10km cycle and 3km run. A strong swim was helped further by a good lane allocation and after a quick change onto the bike Peter found himself in 8th position with a gap of just 15 seconds to the leader. A strong cycle followed which saw Peter running as high as fifth, dropping to sixth towards the second transition. After his final changeover he set out on the run but soon found himself battling a painful stitch and unable to get into his run rhythm. He continued to the end but lost several places, finishing in a nonetheless creditable 11th place in the final results. Peter will return again to compete in the Youth age category again next year where he will look for a strong top ten finish.

Change to Duathlon time and training (14/06/16)

Time Changes for the Aquathlon on Sunday 19 June at Bouley Bay

TS3 and Youth - registration now 8am - 8.15

TSS, TS1 and TS2 - registration now 8.30am - 8.45

Enjoy the extra hour or so in bed!

Note that due to the race on Sunday morning there will only be swim training on Sunday - no run training.
Urgent training update (12/06/16)

Please note that due to a problem with the pool at Haute Vallee today's swimming sessions have had to be cancelled.

We will do a single run session 11:30-12:30 for all groups together.

Apologies for the late notice, please pass the message on.

Event change (08/06/16)

Please note that the St Catherines Triathlon event planned for 18 June has now been replaced (for various reasons) with an Aquathlon on 19 June at Bouley Bay. Sign on will be from 6.30am with four races starting at 7am - (bed early!)

Further details will follow soon but race distances will be as follows BUT TBC:

1) Seniors race 500m or 1km sea swim/3.2km or 6.5km run

2) Youths/TS3 race 300m sea swim/3.2km run

3) TS2/TS1 200m sea swim/1km run

4) TSStart 50m sea swim/500m run

Normandy Rescue will be providing first aid cover and a combination of club members and Jersey Aquatic Rescue will provide kayak cover.

Whilst not a triathlon, this event will count towards the 2016 Aztec Triathlon Series.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for a fun race on a completely new course!!

Please note that the run part of training on the 19th of June will be cancelled as a result of this race. Swimming at Haute Vallee will be as normal.

Kennedy on form in Glasgow (06/06/16)

Aztec Jersey Tristar, Jack Kennedy (13) raced at Strathclyde Park at the weekend, venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Although not a Scottish citizen, Kennedy raced the Scottish National Qualifier for the Inter Regional Championships to be held at the same venue later this year, in September. Racing in the TS3 category, comprising a 300m lake (loch!) swim, 5.5k bike and 2.5k run, he was pleased with his fourth place result in his UK triathlon season opener.
Weather conditions were excellent and as a result the water temperature had reached 17 degrees. Kennedy had a great deep water start and immediately swam into the slipstream of the leaders. However, at the first turn, in a jostle for position he was pulled back and ultimately ended up 39 seconds down on the leaders, exiting the water in 7th position.

A quick transition, saw him ride onto the undulating bike course in 5th place, a position he maintained throughout that leg of the race. Having racked the bike he set off on the 2.5k lochside run facing a 24 second deficit to third and fourth place and whilst he managed to move into fourth place with the third fastest run of the day, a podium place was just out of reach on this occasion.

Note: The qualifier for Jersey's Team at the Inter Regional Championships (TS2 & TS3) is the Steelman event at Eton Dorney on 26 June. We anticipate a top 15 finish at that event will lead to selection (subject to change depending on the quality of the field on the day).

Open water swim training
(03/06/16)


We are pleased to confirm that open water swim training will start on Thursday 9th June at 6pm at St Catherines. Water temperatures are still on the chilly side (but high enough to swim) so we will probably start with some shorter swims and extend them as we move through the summer. After the swim session we will complete a short run to get warmed up again. These sessions are expected to continue through to the end of September (though in August we expect to join in with the senior aquathlon series - more details nearer the time). Important points to note:
  • Wetsuits are compulsory for all juniors throughout the year when swimming in the sea (short wetsuits are acceptable).
  • Please wear a brightly coloured swim cap - yellow/orange/white (unfortunately not the blue Tristars caps which will not help the coaches see you).
  • Athletes must be able to swim well enough to be swimming in the sea, we can't do swimming lessons (but will help with children who have the swim ability but lack the confidence).
  • Minimum age is strictly Tristars Start (born in 2008 or earlier).
We aim to be in the water at or soon after 6pm please. See you there.

New coaching qualifications
(03/06/16)


Good news...last weekend a group of trainee coaches competed their British Triathlon Level 1 coaching qualification and all passed. We welcome new coaches Ian Lucas, Andy Ruddy, Mark Wanless, Vaughan Robinson, Jon Sylvester, Chris Stephens, Jonny Flanagan and Sam Horsfall.

In addition Dave Holmes successfully passed the final exam to complete his BTF Level 2 coaching qualification.

Congratulations to all.

Info for senior event on Sunday (01/06/16)

Further to recent discussions at committee level (Junior and Senior) on cycling safety and pending further discussion with the BTF a decision has been taken that Sunday's senior relay event can't be fully opened to Tristars age groups due to the open road cycle section. Although disappointing there are good reasons why this is the case and we are looking into finding a solution which is both safe and workable for future events.

Instead the organisers have kindly agreed to put on a junior relay aquathlon for Tristars 2 and Tristars 3 age groups in teams of three alongside the senior event:
  • Event open to TS2 and TS3 athletes
  • Compete in teams of 3 - 250m sea swim followed by a 1.6k run.
  • Register at 06.30 for an 07.00 start.
Team member 1 will swim 250m then hand over to team member 2, who will swim 250m and hand over to team member 3 who will swim 250m and hand over to team member 1, who runs 1.6k, hands over to team member 2, who runs 1.6k and hands over to team member 3 who runs 1.6k to the finish!

Target pace training times
(31/05/16)


For all those who did the run training session on Sunday the times recorded for all of your runs can be found by clicking here. The aims of the session were:
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  • Have a quicker time for your fast run than your medium run
  • Have a slower time for your slow run than your fast run
  • Complete the 4/6 lap runs as close to target time as possible (i.e. 100% is perfect, those who were within 5% of their target time are highlighted in green)
The session was not about how fast you could run but about how well you could judge your effort/pace so you only need to look at your own times and not how they compare to others. Many started too fast on the first medium effort, meaning that the target was probably too fast - a lesson for next time (and for pacing yourself in a race).

Turner prominent in British Super Series Race (31/05/16)

On Saturday May 14th Ollie Turner (17years old) representing the Aztec Jersey Triathlon Academy raced the first of four races he has qualified for in the Elite Junior British Super Series.

The race, incorporating a 750m dock swim, 20k cycle and 5k run took place in Llanelli, Wales in a field of 52 competitors between the ages of 17-19.
The running start swim was chaotic and Turner battled hard to maintain his position but soon got into his stroke coming out the water after the first 375metre in 11th position. He continued to improve in the swim and finished the second 375 metres exiting the water in 7th place in a time of 9.44minutes, showing that the long hours in the pool during the winter months are paying off.

Transition was smooth and quick and he headed off on the Bike leg 20 km with another rider just 75metres behind the lead group of 4 riders . Unfortunately the lead group were well organised and Turner’s group were unable to bridge across. Soon he was joined by a group of 6 riders and the pace picked up significantly. The group worked hard together each taking their turns on the front to close the gap on the lead group of four. Turner entered his second Transition after a 31minute ride in 12th position and after another swift transition headed off on the 5km run working hard to keep his position. In recent weeks he had been suffering with a knee problem so the run was going to be difficult and unfortunately dropped three places to eventually finish in 15th, still and excellent result in a top class field including several Team GB triathletes.

Clubmark
(24/05/16)

Aztec Jersey Tristars are awarded the Jersey Clubmark badge 

Aztec Jersey Tristars (Tristars), the junior section of Jersey Triathlon Club, founded in 2005 for children aged seven years and over has been awarded the Jersey Clubmark badge by the States of Jersey.
Awarded on Sunday, 22 May at Haute Vallee School, the award recognises the club as having met high standards in club management, safety, coaching, competition and off-island travel. Tristars are now one of 13 island clubs have attained Clubmark status which provides many benefits for all its participants including funding for level two coach training.

Jersey Clubmark has recently assisted with funding for a Tristars coach to train as a level two triathlon coach, the course for which is provided by the British Triathlon Federation (BTF), the club’s governing body. The club already has several level one educated coaches and will soon provide education through BTF for eight more Level One coaches.

Fintan Kennedy, Chairman of the Tristars comments, “With club numbers having now risen to over 75 junior members, expanding the network of different coaching levels ensures the club is well positioned to provide our members with a broad spectrum of coaching as well as helping children who wish to compete at national level with the continued support they require. We are thrilled to be presented with the Clubmark badge which rubberstamps our reputation as a well-managed club and also marks an exciting time for club opportunities going forward”.

Minister for Sport Steve Pallett who presented the award to the club commented 'As someone who used to enjoy participating in Triathlon, I am delighted the Jersey Triathlon Club has achieved Clubmark status. Having both an extremely strong junior set up and a buoyant senior section including several triathletes preparing for both next year’s Natwest Island Games in Gotland and the Commonwealth Games in Australia, it is extremely important that club members of all ages have access to high quality coaching and assessment on a regular basis. This award demonstrates the clubs commitment to high standards in a sport that encompasses there very different technical disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. Well done to Fintan Kennedy and all the team at Jersey Triathlon.

Nikki Holmes, Sports Club Officer for Sport Development stated “I would like to congratulate the Jersey Triathlon Club on being the latest sports club to receive Jersey Clubmark accreditation. Jersey Clubmark is only awarded to clubs that have reached the highest of standards and gives reassurance to parents that their children are receiving high quality coaching in a safe, well-regulated environment.

The presentation was also attended by Mark Wanless of club sponsors the Aztec Group, who commented ‘We are proud to support the Aztec Tristars in their ongoing development and the Clubmark award is further proof that the club is being run to the highest standards’.

On top of providing children from seven years and up with the opportunity to take part in fun weekly training sessions, the Aztec Jersey Tristars also launched the ‘Aztec Triathlon Academy’ in 2015 which provides a selection of talented children the chance to train for and compete at national level. Currently, children in the academy are training under the guidance of Nick Saunders and recent results from the British Super Series have showed that their dedication to the sport is paying off.

Upcoming events include the Jersey Bloodwise Charity Triathlon taking place on Saturday, 11 June and is open to all children between the ages of 8 – 14 years with an expected attendance of up to 400 children. The Tristars will also be signing up children at that event to take part in the upcoming Jersey Triathlon 2016 taking place on Sunday, 10 July.

Guernsey trip report and results (17/05/16)

After a great weekend in Guernsey the Results and Report can now be found by clicking on the links. Well done to all who took part and were such great ambassadors for Aztec Jersey Tristars.
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May training updates
(09/05/16)


We have 22 athletes racing in Guernsey this weekend and swimmers and coaches away at Regional swimming championships. As a result due to a shortage of coaches there will be no swim or run training on Sunday 15th May.

22nd May will be training (swim and run) as normal.

29th should be training as normal (we have some coach training on that weekend so we may need to make some changes in which case we will advise on website and Facebook).

5th June is the end of half term week, there will just be a single 1 hour swim session 11:30-12:30 for all swimmers, and a single 1 hour run session from 12:30-13:30 for all age groups.

Good luck to the team in Guernsey at the weekend.

Early bird rate for Jersey Triathlon (26/04/16)

The early bird rate of £12.50 for Junior entry to the Jersey Triathlon on 10 July ends on 30th April - just 4 days!

After that the cost will be £15. Don't miss your chance to race on the same course as the Island Games squad and, more exciting, on the closed roads of Victoria Avenue.

We look forward to seeing you all on the start line for what should prove to be our most popular event so far! The entry link is here.

Trisuit order
(25/04/16)


Trisuit orders – (last orders 29 April)

You can order the new Aztec Jersey Tristars trisuits online at: www.champ-sys.co.uk

Then Customer Clothing Login; Choose UK.

You then want to choose CS Direct.

Our login is jerseyjuniortriathlon and password is clubkit2014

You can then make your own login/password. (unless you have used the website previously to order, in which case use your email address and original password)

The basic trisuit that the majority of kids have is the Performance Classic. You can choose to have it named or not.

THE CLUB WILL REFUND YOU £19 PER TRISUIT THANKS TO AZTEC.
Triathlon results
(22/04/16)


Thanks to great transition area discipline there was only one erroneous chip timing pickup which made the results job much easier this week - well done to all athletes! Results are now available in the Results Page.

After the race the social meal and raffle in Cafe des Sports was a great way to finish off the evening, thanks to Rachel and Paul for putting on the magnificent feast and for the social committee for the work in planning and organising the post event activities.
Training update (this weekend) (19/04/16)

There will be no pool training this weekend as the swimming pool is being used for the Island Championship Series. As a result there will be one run session, between 11.30 and 12.30.

Apologies for the inconvenience

Post triathlon social event (action required) (17/04/16)

REMINDER - anyone who wants to come to the post-race buffet at Cafe des Sports after the triathlon on Friday needs to confirm numbers to events@juniorjerseytri.com before 5pm on Tuesday (if you have not already done so).

Details of the menu which is at a fixed cost of £8 per adult and £6 per child are below (pay on the night, but pre-booking required so that we know numbers):
  • Vegetarian Lasagne
  • Beef Lasagne
  • Vegetarian Tortillas
  • Various Pizzas
  • Chips
  • Various Salads
  • Sausages (Incl veggie Sausages)
  • Chicken Teddies
  • Jugs of Squash/Water
Aquathlon results online
(17/04/16)


Results from today's aquathlon are now available on the Results page. Well done to all who took part and also to the 18 youngsters who took part in the first ever Jersey Scootathlon (run/scoot/run). I'm sure we will see many of these athletes racing with Tristars in the very near future.

Please email if you spot any errors: webmaster@juniorjerseytri.com.
Correction to age groups for Sunday (14/04/16)

On further review of the relevant committee meeting minutes it turns out that I made a mistake with the minimum age published for the Aquathlon on Sunday. It was decided that Tristars Start waves could include children aged 7 at the end of the year (i.e. born in 2009) during 2016 where there is a pool swim. The extension will not apply to any open water event or open water swim training.

To clarify this means that children born in 2008 or 2009 may race in the Aquathlon on Sunday in the Tristars Start category. Children born in 2009 may alternatively choose to take part in the Scootathlon if preferred. The Events page has now been corrected.

Sorry for the confusion!

Windsor Duathlon (British Champs) (12/04/16)

Four members of the Aztec Triathlon Academy recently competed at the British Elite Duathlon Championships in Windsor in the Youth age category. A report from the race can be found here. Full results can be found by clicking here.
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Aquathlon, Scootathlon and other events (06/04/16)

Further details of the Aquathlon race at Haute Vallee on 17th April have now been added to the events page.

Don't forget that on that day we will also be holding a hotdog and cakes sale and also a second hand kit sale (further details, flyer and sale labels in earlier articles below).

Please also remember that for the social event after the Tristars Triathlon on Friday 22nd April that you need to pre-book your place by emailing events@juniorjerseytri.com as places are limited. Details of the food being offered and prices will be here shortly (it's looking like £6 per child and £8 per adult to include buffet, vegetarian option and water/squash - TBC).

Transition training on Sunday
(04/04/16)


On Sunday 10th April we will be doing some transition practice during the 'run' session. All athletes should bring with them a bike and also other equipment needed for bike mount/dismount practice (including helmets). If you intend to race with cycle shoes & cleats for the coming season then bring those and benefit from advice and practice with those. Please note that there is strictly no cycling allowed in the general areas at Haute Vallee, please do not ride either in the car park or down to the pool. As this weekend there will be a single swim session 11:30-13:30 with the transition practice taking place in the tennis courts behind the pool 13:30-14:30.

Level 2 Coaching Group

Dave is currently completing his Level 2 British Triathlon coaching qualification. As part of this he has to take some specific small group training sessions. These sessions start on Sunday and the athletes who have agreed to be part of this group have all been emailed about this. The first sessions will take place on Sunday and will see this small group doing different swim and run sessions to the main group over the next few weeks. Please can everyone in this group remember to complete and bring along their coaching questionnaire on Sunday. Also note that this group will not be doing the transition training session (this will be covered in one of the cycle sessions).

Kit sale
(31/03/16)


The labels to be used for the April kit sale (see further details below) can be found by following the links below.
  • Excel kit sale labels
  • PDF kit sale labels
Also, please note that the original email address given out for the social event responses on 22nd April was incorrect the email address should be @juniorjerseytri.com not @ jerseyjuniortri.com!

Easter holidays training
(30/03/16)


We are back to training again on Sunday to burn off some of the Easter chocolate. Please note that for the next two weekends whilst training remains at the usual time of 11:30-13:30 all groups will swim for the first hour and then run for the second hour. This is because we anticipate lower numbers during the holiday period.

Wednesday evening track run sessions for Tristars 2 and older continues through the holidays.

Social/fundraising update
(22/03/16)


Triathlon 1 - Friday 22nd April - Post race social event and raffle

The first triathlon of the season is scheduled for the evening of Friday 22nd April at 5.30pm at Les Quennevais. Following the success of the post race social after this event last year, Cafe des Sport at Les Quennevais have agreed to host us once again. The format will again be a buffet style meal in the cafe, once all the racing is completed. The buffet details and price will be confirmed shortly. If you are planning to come along for the buffet then you will need to let us know in advance (so the cafe can arrange catering accordingly). Please email events@juniorjerseytri.com to confirm if you can make it.

On this evening we will also be having a raffle and we are putting together a hamper of goodies to raffle on the night. We would really appreciate any donations of goodies for the hamper...such as chocolate/biscuits/energy gels/sports socks/wine etc...if you are able to make a donation for the raffle then please pass this to Nicola or Dave at training.

This was a great evening last year and everyone really enjoyed it, so we really hope to see you there!

Second hand kit sale

Please click here to download a flyer for this fundraising event.

Bike for sale
(16/03/16)
Please click here to download a flyer for this fundraising event
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20" Wheels

Price £250

Contact James (Elisha's Dad): 07797 786079

Durrell results
(13/03/16)


Some brave performances across the age groups at the Durrell Duathlon today, provisional results are now on the Results Page. I still need to check out a few possible discrepancies, if you spot anything which appears to be wrong please let me (Dave) know.

There was also some great coverage on this evenings Channel TV News, a link to this and also a nice little video of the Tristars Start event can be found on the Facebook page.
Durrell Duathlon on Sunday
(07/03/16)


Details of Sunday's race at Durrell are now on the Events Page. As we are fitting in around the senior race please note the rather different instructions from usual, in particular:
  • A donation of £2 to Durrell is the cost of entry
  • Sign on in the visitors centre
  • Tristars Start and Tristars 1 (born 2006 - 2009) will race around the grounds but require a mountain bike (not suitable for road bikes). Races starting around 9:30am (sign on from 8:30am).
  • Tristars 2 and Tristars 3 (born 2002 - 2005) will be cycling on the roads so road awareness is important and parental presence is required during the event. Road bikes can be used. Start time approx 7:50am (sign on at 6:45am!!)
Because of the race please also remember that there will be no Sunday run training, swim training will be a single session for both groups at 12:00-13:00 at Haute Vallee.

Training during March
(29/02/16)


Please find below details of the March Training Schedule.

Wed 2 March

Track session at FB track 18.15 – 19.15 for TS2 and over.

Sunday 6 March - Normal swim / run session at Haute Vallee

Younger athletes swim at 11.30 and run at 12.30

Older athletes run at 11.30 and swim at 12.30

Wed 9 March

Track session at FB track 18.15 – 19.15 for TS2 and over.

Sunday 13 March

Durrell Duathlon at Durrell Car Park St Martin (full timings and race details to follow)

As a result there will be no run session and only one swim session for all athletes between 12.00 and 13.00 at Haute Vallee

Wed 16 March

Track session at FB track 18.15 – 19.15 for TS2 and over.

Sunday 20 March

Normal swim / run session at Haute Vallee

Wed 23 March

Track session at FB track 18.15 – 19.15 for TS2 and over.

Sunday 27 March (Easter Sunday)

No training.

Wed 30 March

Track session at FB track 18.15 – 19.15 for TS2 and over.

Aztec duathlon 4 results
(28/02/16)


Results from today's race are now available on the Results page, please let Dave know if you spot any mistakes. Well done to all athletes today and thanks as always to the parents who helped marshaling out on the course and keeping everyone safe.
Guernsey granite kids triathlon
(24/02/16)


Once again we will be organising a trip to Guernsey with an overnight stay. This is a fun triathlon event and the trip is for Tristars Start, Tristars 1 and Tristars 2 age groups only (born between 2004 and 2008). Unfortunately the cost has increased this year as we need to fly back but thanks to a subsidy from the club we have kept the increase to a minimum and the trip still represents good value for money. Note that the cycle is off-road so mountain bikes are suggested (it is not a technical course).

In order to secure the flights without further price increases we need to have a response if you would like to go on this trip by Wednesday 2nd March along with a deposit of £30 (ideally get this to Dave at the race on Sunday morning). Ideally if we can have forms and deposits at the duathlon on Sunday that would be ideal.

Hopefully we can include all athletes who want to come but if demand is very high we may have to limit numbers and will confirm selection process and selected athletes if that is the case.

Attached is further information and the required form to be completed and returned with your deposit as soon as possible. If you have any questions please email dave@juniorjerseytri.com.
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Racing for TS2 and TS3 athletes (14/02/16)

Dear all TS2 and TS3 Triathletes

You will all be aware that the race at Eton Dorney is a qualifier for the IRC’s later in the year. I want to make you aware of two other races which will attract quality fields which you may be interested in travelling to:

Hetton-Lyons

http://www.britishtriathlon.org/take-part/events/detail/Hetton-Youth-%26-Junior-Open-Water-Triathlon_6769

This event on 19 June will be used by most of the North of England clubs as an IRC qualifier. I guess the disadvantage here is that the Eton event is only a week later but I wanted to make you aware of it anyway given it is likely to be a high quality event.

Strathclyde Park

www.strathclydeparktriathlon.com

Please note that Triathlon Scotland are using this event as their sole selection race for their IRC team. Other “nations” including Jersey have been invited to this event but priority on entry is being given to Scottish based athletes with other entries only being confirmed on 10 May. I have spoken with the organisers regarding the additional cost this would create for Jersey athletes and they have kindly offered us a guaranteed entry. So if anyone wants to enter through the link above, please use the code ‘OTHER2016’ on the entry form. Please note this is the same venue and course that will be used for the IRC’s later in the year.

Any questions please do ask Fintan.

Half term training changes
(08/02/16)


Please note that there are changes to training plans for the next few weekends:

The session this weekend will be moved to Saturday 13th from 12:00 to 14:00 (same swim/run groups as usual). This is because the pool is unavailable on Sunday due to a swimming gala.

The following weekend (Sunday 21st) we will do a single set of training with everyone running 11:00-12:00 and everyone swimming 12:00-13:00.

28th February is a Duathlon and therefore we will have no run training that day, swim training will again be a single session with everyone swimming 12:00-13:00.

Additional run training (Tristars 2+) (05/02/16)

As part of our commitment to progressing the developmental pathway for our junior triathletes, we are delighted to announce that the club will be hosting a 1 hour running session every Wednesday at FB Track. The first session will be next Wednesday – 10 February 2016. The session will take place between 6.15pm and 7.15pm and will initially be available to TS2, TS3, Youth and Junior Triathletes. These sessions are in addition to our usual Sunday sessions and not a replacement.... Please note that we will offer these sessions from the start of October through to the end of May each year.

The core coaching team for these sessions will be Jo Gorrod and Nick Saunders. Jo is level 1 qualified athletics coach with ambition to take her level 2 triathlon badge next year and as we know is a vastly experienced athlete both on the track and in endurance running. Nick as we know is a level 2 qualified Triathlon coach with eyes on his level 3 badge. He is also a FIA (Fitness Institute of Australia) certified fitness trainer and personal trainer. Jo and Nick will be supported by our existing coaching network led by Dave Holmes.

The cost for each session will be £2 and we hope, subject to numbers, to reduce this further over time.

We look forward to seeing as many young triathletes as possible at the track next Wednesday for what I am sure will be a very popular session.

Senior duathlon on Sunday
(01/02/16)


There is a senior duathlon on Sunday 7th February at Queen's Valley. The organisers have kindly opened this event to Tristars 3 and over (those aged 13 or over on 31 December 2016).

However, please note that as the event is a senior club event the level of marshalling and support may not be as comprehensive as our Tristars events, the cycle will be on the open roads (riders must be competent to ride solo on the roads, a parent can ride behind a TS3 rider if required) and a parent/guardian will have to be present at sign-on and throughout the race.

Distances for juniors will be half of the full senior event - 1.5km run/7.2km cycle/1.5km run. The run will be around the reservoir track (crossing at the 'halfway' bridge). The cycle route is shown in blue on the map below (one lap).

The race starts from the North car-park. Registration at 7am and race starts at 7:30am. Entry is free for members and £10 for non-members (there may be a reduced fee for juniors who are non members?).
Further details are on the main triathlon club website.

Eton Dorney races 2016
(25/01/16)


We have been informed that entry for the Tristars 2 and Tristars 3 drafting triathlon races at Eton Dorney (Steelman) on 26 June should be available this week.

Please note that this is a very important date in the race calendar because it is the qualifying race towards the National Championships (IRC’s) to be held in Glasgow on 4 September. This event will be used in place of the usual Eton Supertri event which has been moved back to August. We would encourage as many of your children in Tristars 2 and 3 age groups as possible to enter this race in the hope that we can have a strong team at the nationals in September.

If you have any questions on this race or aspects of the route to the nationals, please speak to Fintan Kennedy or one of the coaches.

Winter training
(22/01/16)


Training returned to normal after Christmas and the January duathlon last weekend. Sessions are Sunday 11:30 -12:30 and 12:30 - 13:30 with the top group swimming first then running and vice versa.

Please note that we would like to get training sessions started on time at 11:30 which means being changed and on poolside or arrived and ready to run before 11:30. It is sometime quite tight with the first run group as we need to have you back in time to change and get on poolside which can make it difficult to fit the session in if it starts late. Please aim to be on site at Haute Vallee at 11:15.

For those Tristars 3 and Youth athletes who cycle note that the next cycle group ride will be Sunday 31st January.

Athlete's perspective
(11/01/16)


Peter Holmes has kindly written a report on his experience at yesterday's duathlon. We would love to hear from more athletes on events from their perspective, if you would like to volunteer to write your own race report please speak to Ian Lucas (Freddie's dad). In particular if you race off-island this year please share with the club how you got on!

Bike for sale
(11/01/16)


For Sale

A much loved and cared for Trek 24" wheel road bike. Asking £175. Please speak to coach Richard Whitewood for more details or to view.
report on his experience at yesterday's duathlon
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If you are looking to buy or sell a bike or other cycling kit it may be worth also checking out the JCAYA's for sale and wanted list at www.jcaya.org/sale-wanted/

Duathlon
(10/01/16)


Duathlon results from this morning are now available on the Results Page. A steel track pump was left at the event today, this is in the club van. Please let one of the coaches know if this is yours.

Well done everyone who took part, another record turnout!!
Race and training this weekend
(04/01/16)


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope that you are all feeling well rested and ready for a new year of triathlon. To welcome in 2016 we kick off with the third round of the Aztec Jersey Tristars winter series on Sunday 10th January at Les Quennevais.

We are currently scheduled to start racing at 08:30 but due to the cancellation of the first senior race of the year we are trying to figure out if we can squeeze in a senior wave on Sunday so please sign on early as we might need to start a little early to make it work. Please check back here and on Facebook for more updates before Sunday in case we need to make late minute changes to the schedule.*

Because of the race we tend to have relatively quiter swim sessions on race days and so we will squeeze everyone in together for swim training at 12:00-13:00 at Haute Vallee. There will be no run training on Sunday.

*On the topic of communicating late changes, Alex Ruddy has kindly been updating our text-service numbers list, which we use to text you with last-minute changes (particularly in winter when we may need to cancel at short notice). All members should have received an email about this, please respond even if you were on the service last winter. We use a single contact number per family as the service is not free to the club. If you are a member and haven't had this email address please let us know (or speak to Alex - Lachlan and Saskia's mum).

News roundup
(18/12/15)


Re-brand your tracksuit top

If you would like your old red tri-club tracksuit top rebranded with the new Aztec Jersey Tristars logo (printed on top of the old Jacksons logo) please hand it in to Debbie after training this Sunday at the Hot Dog Sale!

There will be no charge for this. However, this will be your only opportunity.

Please ensure it is freshly washed and clearly named so we can get it straight back to you at the beginning of next season.

Hot dog and soup

Don’t forget there will be hot dogs and soup being sold after training this Sunday

Smartie tubes

Please remember to bring your Smartie tubes containing 20 pence pieces on Sunday.

Training and competition

This Sunday is the last training of the year (swim and run).

The 3rd Aztec Jersey Tristars Duathlon will be the next event on Sunday 10 January.

Keep checking Facebook and the website for updates.

Duathlon 2 results
(13/12/15)


The results and a race report from the second race in the Aztec Duathlon Series are now available on the results page. Please let me know if you spot any errors. Well done to everyone who raced today, hopefully you enjoyed the change of location - we will probably use this location again sometime towards the end of the series.
All I want for Christmas.....
(08/12/15)


With Christmas fast approaching you'll be looking to put some gift ideas on your list. We've written a letter to Santa to help him out.

Fundraising initiatives
(07/12/15)


Hot Dog and Soup Fundraiser

We will be selling hot dogs and soup following the training session on Sunday 20 December priced at £2. To ensure we have enough to go around on the day, please could you let Paula Turner know your orders by 15 December (see the following flyer).

Used Kit Sale

We are planning a "Used Kit Sale" early next year, so if you are having a clear out, bring along any old kit that you want to sell, label it up with a price and if it sells you get 50% and the club gets 50%.

If you want to just donate your stuff for us to sell that is even better!

Any higher value items you want to sell (i.e. bikes, wetsuits etc.) bring along and donate a few pounds of any sales price to the club.

Further details once we have a confirmed date.

And Finally

Don’t forget to return your ‘Smartie’ tubes full (or partly filled) with 20 pence pieces before Christmas.

December training schedule
(03/12/15)


Details of December's training are as follows:

6th December - swim and run training as normal plus cycle ride (cycle group should have had an email with details)

13th December - Duathlon in the morning so there will be a single swim session at 11:30 for all swimmers (i.e. no running and no 12:30 swim session).

20th December - Swim and run training at normal times. There will also be a hot-dog and soup sale, look out for details of this on the website, facebook and email.

Training will then finish for Christmas, no training on 27th December or 3rd January. With a Duathlon on 10th January we will have swim training only, probably a single session for all at 11:30.

Please remember to have warm clothes for after training and also to make sure you have a drink and snack for between sessions please (as per Nathan's comments below).

Comments from Nathan Jegou
(30/11/15)


Our swim coach Nathan Jegou (also Tigers Head Coach and Island Swim Coach) provided athletes with some important tips for training in winter. Due to the rapid loss of heat from wet bodies and hair following a swim training session in winter it is important that all athletes bring warm clothing for after training, to include woolly hat, gloves and warm coat. Athletes with long hair should also give their hair a dry before changing. The distance between the pool and car-park is sufficient to cause significant heat loss and increase susceptibility to winter bugs and illness.

Nathan also recently reminded all athletes of the importance of having both a drink and a snack for Sunday training. Athletes should ensure that they refuel between their swim/run sessions as well as having enough drink for the swim sesssion.

Duathlon results
(29/11/15)


Provisional results are now available in the 2016 results page for this morning's duathlon. Due to the weather we had to make some changes to the advertised distances, but all of the athletes coped well with very challenging conditions so well done to you all. A race report will be available shortly.
We've written a letter to Santa to help him out.
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Racing on Sunday
(27/11/15)


After a long break since the last triathlon of the summer, racing is finally back again on Sunday morning. The first in the Aztec Duathlon Series takes place on Sunday morning at Les Quennevais. The first race will start at 8:30am, we need everyone to sign-on by 8am please due to the need for all road bikes to have their gears checked and restricted before racing begins and to leave time for the compulsory athlete briefing.

Details of the race can be found on the events page, including distances, age and bike rules. For those who have not raced with us before please note that the event is FREE TO ENTER but a parent or guardian does have to be around to sign you in. We also ask for help from parents to act as marshals to help keep all of our athletes safe.

Sunday training - no bike restrictions (20/11/15)

Training on Sunday is run training only this week (thanks to Nathan and Irene for running tonight's swim sessions which couldn't take place on Sunday due to a swim gala). The training session is 11:30 - 12:30 for all age groups.

We had planned to have an early gear restricting session ahead of next weekend's race but unfortunately that can't now happen. Gear restrictions will be checked/set on the morning of the first duathlon of the series.

Shorts and t-shirts
(20/11/15)


By popular demand Aztec Jersey Tristars shorts and tshirts now available. £10 per set. Comes in both girls and boys fit!

Club kit is subsidised and only available to members. For information on club kit please speak to Debbie Kennedy at training or contact by email.
Eton Dorney update
(18/11/15)


Please note for those of you who like to travel to the Supertri Race at Eton Dorney each year (and of course those that have never travelled before and are interested) that this race day will proceed as advertised on 13 August 2016 with a full series of races across all ages - please see the Human Race website for full details.

This date has posed a significant problem for BTF in that it is used by many regions as a qualifying race for the Inter Regional Championships usually held in the first week of September and this revised date gives the region little time to select and finalise their teams.

A decision has now been made that the SuperTri race on the 13th of August will not be a qualifier and instead a replacement event will take place at the same venue on 26 June as part of the Steelman event. Please note that this event will only include TS2,TS3 and Youth. Unfortunately that means that those TSS and TS1's will not have a race on the 26th of June and will instead race on the 13th of August.

This is clearly not ideal as it was always great to bring a full team to the event, something we clearly wont be able to do this year. Everything should revert to normal next year.

As a club we urge those TS2 and TS3 athletes who wish to qualify for the Jersey team for the Inter Regional Championships in September to attend the event on the 26th of June as this is the only qualifier event that BTF will recognise for our athletes.

Full details should appear under the Steelman Event on the Human Race website shortly. In a change to previous events both TS2 and TS3 will be drafting events with gear restrictions in place.

For those interested parents, there are a series of Triathlon events in the afternoon of this event.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Fintan

Sunday training change and gear restricting (15/11/15)

As we have only run training on Sunday 22nd November (swimming on Friday evening as below) it has been decided to bring all runners together and run sessions simultaneously at 11:30-12:30 for all age groups. There will now be no run session at 12:30 so it's an earlier finish for the day.

In preparation for the first duathlon race of the year many of you will have to get bike gears checked and restricted for your new age group. To save time on the morning of the duathlon when it will be busy Jerry Hart will be doing bike checks and restrictions during training next Sunday (22nd). If possible please could you bring your race bike to training for Jerry to check and restrict. The more bikes he can deal with in advance the better so if you plan to race the following week please try to bring your race bike along on Sunday.

For those who have not raced before, for all road racing bikes (not for other bikes such as mountain bikes) there is a limit on the biggest gear you can have which is based on your age group. Bikes can be checked by performing a "roll-out" and if your largest gear is too big this can be limited by adjusting the rear mech. Gear limits are based on British Cycling and British Triathlon guidelines and are designed to improve pedaling technique, reduce impact on young athletes and create exciting close races.

Tristars start (born 2008 & 2009) are not to race on road bikes, bikes should be unmodified mountain bikes, bmx or ordinary childrens' cycles.

Races - minimum age rule
(11/11/15)


With the first duathlon of the winter fast approaching we need to let you know of a temporary rule which we are putting in place regarding minimum age for competitors.

The club previously took a relaxed view on minimum ages and also race distances. In the last two years we have moved towards British Triathlon age group guidelines on race distances and as a result the younger athletes are now racing over shorter distances than previously. As a result of this we have seen some very young competitors taking part. Whilst it is great to see the little ones taking part we have to be aware of the risks, both short term and long term. As a result we are reviewing minimum ages for our events and in the meantime we will be introducing a minimum age for the coming duathlon series.

The youngest age group defined by British Triathlon is Tristars Start which is defined as children aged 8 on the 31st December in the relevant year. For the duathlon series we use age groups for 2016 to avoid a mid-series move up. For the current series we will be applying a temporary minimum age 1 year younger than the official Tristars Start age group, i.e. aged 7 on 31/12/2016. This means that all competitors taking part must have been born in 2009 or earlier.

Once this policy has been fully discussed and reviewed we will update you. For the small number of athletes affected we hope that you understand our position on this and I hope that there are not too many disappointed youngsters who have to wait another year.

If you would like to share your views on this policy please feel free to get in touch: dave@juniorjerseytri.com

Training information
(08/11/15)


Finally we have pinned down pool availability for the next two weekends. Apologies for the delay in this and the disruption to the schedule - I believe these are the last two swim galas for the year so hopefully December will be more straightforward. Now that these are organised we will work on finalising the Christmas schedule to let you know what's happening.

Sunday 15th November - we will only do a single swim session which will be 13:00-14:00 and open to any athletes signed up for the swim sessions. There will be two run sessions 12:00 - 13:00 for any athlete doing the swim session at 13:00 and then 13:00-14:00 for any athletes doing the swim gala in the morning who should do the run rather than swim session. (There should also be a bike ride 13:00-14:00 for the usual group if we have enough coaches - details to be circulated by email).

The following weekend the swim training will unfortunately be moved to Friday evening (20th November). Session one (younger group) will be 18:00-19:00 and second session at 19:00-20:00. Run training will go ahead on Sunday (22nd) at the usual times (i.e. for this weekend run and swim training will be on different days).

29th November is our junior duathlon race, swim training as normal but no run training that day.

Annual awards evening
(05/11/15)


In the exotic depths of Durrell park, the bright eyed and red-hoodied pack of the Jersey Tristars assembled to review a year of endeavours, triumphs, transition traumas and many other achievements at the annual award ceremony.
Fintan Kennedy opened the evening with special thank-you’s; to the newly grown committee (now a dirty dozen!), the patient parents who marshall, ferry and support; to Jacksons for the last three years’ of sponsor support and to Aztec for committing to sponsor the next three years. The One Foundation were credited for funding the loan bike scheme, additional race equipment and more off-island racing costs. A special thank you went to Nathan Jegou and Irene Whitewood for setting up the new swimming training at the new Tristars training base at Haute Vallee, which was proving far superior to the roaming training venues previously used. And a big cheer too, was raised for the weekly coaching prep, planning and delivery by Della, Dave and Richard.

Fintan explained the importance of the new Academy, launched in September 2015 to allow over 13’s to apply for an elite training stratum designed to replicate regional training in the UK and recognised by UK Triathlon as equivalent to a regional standard. Congratulations were given to the 8 successful applicants now being trained by Nick Saunders as the first year of intake. Plans for Tristars in 2016 include training to qualify more coaches, funds to buy more equipment and staging the main junior event on the same day as the adult Jersey Triathlon to allow Tristars the opportunity to race bikes on the avenue road-way as the adults do!

Dave added thanks to Fintan Kennedy and Simon Roderick for significant back office effort in setting up the new sponsors, systems and the academy. Thanks to Jerry Hart for his support maintaining, troubleshooting and restricting bikes was given, as well as to Jo & Nick Gorrod for taking out Tristars 3 on road cycle training. A welcome to two special guests, John Falle who supports key prizes with additional cash to spend on Triathlon equipment and Audrey Lucas, in attendance to present the most longstanding Triathlon cup in memory of her husband, Michael Lucas.

Dave could not resist a few statistics to chart the rise of the club membership, Open Day sign ups, website hits, overseas competitors and overall race participants. He reminded the crowd that as well as the new sponsor and hoodies on display, the club had now grown to double its swim capacity, include group cycle sessions, a presence on Facebook and a new logo! He congratulated all those who made the Island Games event so memorable with support and enthusiasm at the harbour venue and he rounded off with a significant reminder from Sportscotland that it is not only natural ability but the hard work you put into your sport that makes you successful, as a reminder to those not yet winning silverware that their time would come…How Far You Go Is Up To You!

The full awards and certificate details will be posted on the results section of the Jersey Tristars website www.juniorjerseytri.com but suffice to say there was a lot of clanking medallions on show! And the athletes gave each other warm support. As well as race and season placings, key awards were given for effort and achievement.

Awarded for effort in swimming: Adam Kennedy, Eva Scott, Thomas Atkinson and Grace Cabot.

Coaches Award for best newcomers: Isaac Dodds (boy) and Lucy Cohu (girl).
The Jacksons Shield for Effort and Commitment: hotly contested by many deserving members, but, in the end, shared by Grace Cabot & Harvey Butler

The Halksworth Trophy: shared by Luke Holmes and Elizabeth Atkinson, with special mention to the heroics of Hannah Worth who carried her bike through the final meters to transition and battled on to finish 10th at Eton Dorney!
The Fairbairn Trophy for the most improved athlete (over 2 seasons) went to Casper Whitewood and the Michael Lucas trophy for strong performance and being a positive role model went to Peter Holmes.

The evening rounded off with a lavish buffet offering everything from pepperoni pizza and marmite sarnis to Spanish tortilla and pickled onions!?? Special thanks to Durrell for donating a venue to meet and celebrate 2015 and best of luck to all those red-hoods competing in 2016!

OLDER NEWS

Last updated 28.06.16

Welcome to the website for Jersey Tristars which is the place for Junior triathlon in Jersey. Here you will find the latest news, information on the Junior section and race results. 

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