Ipswich triathlon club - this area is aimed at our junior members.


Isabel Smith introduces the process for this year's junior championships.

Junior championships 2011

The aim of the junior championships is to foster active participation in triathlon and in the disciplines which make up triathlon, both in training and in competition.

With this in mind, the championships for 2011 will be decided on a points basis, with points being awarded for participation and performance across the season. The champion for each age group will be the person in that age group with the highest total number of points at the end of the season.

Registration
Because of the need to keep scores, it is imperative that you register in advance with Isabel. Send Isabel an e-mail via juniors@ipswich-tri.org as soon as possible. People registering after April 15th will only receive 90% of available points; no further registrations after May 1st.

Age groups
Competitors are assigned to age groups based on their age as at 31st December 2011.
The nine age groups - for each gender - will be
 

Under 8

13 – 14

8

15 - 16

9 – 10

17 – 18

11 - 12

 

Club training
Points are awarded for attending club training sessions:

  • Eyke School training

Every Wednesday, 5:45 – 6:45pm

5 points per session

  • Woolverstone swimming sessions
    (Ipswich High School for Girls)
     

Third Saturday of the month, 8:00am

10 points per session

“Mud Sweat & Gears”
”Mud, Sweat & Gears” (MSG) is a series of events which each comprise coaching followed by racing. For the purposes of the club championship points, these are treated as competitions, but only a maximum of two MSG events can be counted.

Competitions

A whole range of competitions are eligible (subject to individual event’s regulations), and are listed below, but it should be stressed that you are not expected – nor is it possible – to participate in every competition!
 

  • Taking part in a triathlon
    (Two available: St Felix and our own Framlingham event)

10 points

  • Taking part in any other competition listed below
    (Remember that only two MSGs can count.)

5 points

  • Coming 1st to 10th in age group in a competition

1st – 10 pts
2nd – 9 pts
:
10th – 1 pt
 

Dates of events
 

April 10th

Hylands Park MSG 1.5hrs coaching 0.5hr race 10am start coaching –race 11.30

MSG website online entries closing:-Tues pre race 11.59pm

April 23rd

Easter Sat Rock Barracks 10am -8’s 10.20 10-12’s (closing date April4th)

Entry--British Cycling website

May 8th

Alton Water Run --£5 entry 4-16 yr olds 2km 9am-entry close 30th April

web entry “Alton Water Run 2011”

May 8th

Thetford MSG 1.5hrs coaching .5hr race 10am start coaching –race 11.30

MSG website online entries closing:-Tues pre race 11.59pm

May 20th

Ipswich “Friday Five”

Jaffa website

May 22nd

St Felix Tri

entrycentral closes 15th may

May 28th

Whitsun Rock Barracks 10am -8’s 10.20 10-12’s closing date May 9th

British Cycling website

June  3rd

Felixstowe “Friday Five”—FF website

 

June 5th

Tunstall Forest (fire rd 22) MSG 1.5hrs coaching 0.5hr race 10am start coaching –race 11.30

MSG website online entries closing:-Tues pre race 11.59pm

June 10th

Stowmarket “Friday Five”— 6.45 for 7pm

striders website

June 24th

Bury st Edmunds “Friday Five”

pacers website 6.45 for 7pm

July 8th

Gt Bentley “Friday Five”

gtb website 6.45 for 7pm

July 17th

Capel Five

 www: runnerscapelcheetahs.co.uk  9.45am 1 mile

July 22nd

Brantham Five

 awaiting contact details from Rusell Breyer

July 24th

 Danbury MSG 1.5hrs coaching 0.5hr race 10am start coaching –race 11.30

MSG website online entries closing:-Tues pre race 11.59pm

Aug 7th

Codham Park MSG 1.5hrs coaching 0.5hr race 10am start coaching –race 11.30

MSG website online entries closing:-Tues pre race 11.59pm

AUG 28th

FRAMLINGHAM JUNIOR TRI

Entry central –OPEN NOW

Sept 3rd

Clacton Duathlon

 entry central

Sept 18th

Langdon Hill MSG 1.5hrs coaching 0.5hr race 10am start coaching –race 11.30

MSG website online entries closing:-Tues pre race 11.59pm

 

Isabel an be contacted by e-mail to juniors@ipswich-tri.org or on 01394-460288/07970-937899


Not a club event but...

Cyclo-Cross Go-Ride Racing for Under 16s

New Event in the calendar on Saturday 15th January 2011
Foxhall Stadium, Foxhall Road, Ipswich
10am until 12 noon

Just £1 to enter. Contact Mark Wyer at markwyer@britishcycling.org.uk for an entry form and bring it completed on the day

The courses are suitable for racing on Mountain Bikes.  Don't forget to bring a helmet.

Contact Mark if you want to borrow a Mountain Bike.  If you are aged 12 or over you can book a Cyclo-Cross bike to use.

These events are aimed at novice cyclo-cross riders.  If you are not sure if you qualify check with Mark.

Further information available from http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-rideracing


Feel free to book mark www.ipswich-tri.org/titch now while you think of it.

Junior triathlon - 29th August 2010 - now open for on-line entries at http://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?festivalID=28 

Director Matt Dye would also like to hear from anyone willing to help/marshal/etc this year if not already noted on their membership forms.

Junior triathlon (Framlingham) - click here for 2009 JUNIOR RESULTS.


Triathlon Unlimited Sports Taster Sessions

After finally expecting the weather to improve we have set up new taster sessions in Felixstowe and Leiston. Using District Council leisure facilities for all the sessions has improved the chance of them running despite the weather.

The sessions are for cycling swimming and running. The main aim is to encourage new participants into Junior Tri.

Felixstowe

Leiston

Session costs are £2-50 Brackenbury, £2 Felixstowe pool, £3 Leiston Pool.

Please wear warm layers and a HELMET and bring a bike to Brackenbury. Bring your swim kit to Felixstowe and Leiston Pools, and loose clothing for running at Leiston.

Any queries please email Isabel Smith development officer on sport@sinkfarm.com or phone 07970 937899

You are very welcome to join us at any session. We will be grateful for your ability to demonstrate.

Isabel - 27 February 2010

Winter 2009/2010 Junior Programme

Session charge £3.00
Junior membership £5.00 (renewable January 2010)

Oct 7th Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running and swim gear
Oct 14th Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running and swim gear 
Oct 21st Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running and swim gear
Oct 28th Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running and swim gear
     
Nov 4th Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running
Nov 11th Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running Development Officer
Nov 18th Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running
NOV 21st Ipswich High School
WOOLVERSTONE
Be ready to swim 9am Prompt(+bikes and helmets -cycling session TBC) 
Nov 25th Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running (tbc)
     
Dec 2nd Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running (tbc)
DEC 5th Ipswich High School
WOOLVERSTONE
Be ready to swim 9am Prompt(+bikes and helmets -cycling session TBC)
Dec 9th Eyke School  5.30-6.30 Bikes, Helmets, shoes for running (tbc)

Break up for Xmas
 
Dec 29th Rendlesham Centre 9 30am 9 mile ride “Duff the Stuffing” (tbc)
     
Jan 23rdt WOLVERSTON SCHOOL - be ready to swim 9am Prompt (+bikes and helmets -cycling session TBC)
Notes:

Eyke School on is on the A1152 - sat nav/post code IP12 2QW

The "Ipswich High School for Girls" is in WOOLVERSTONE on the B1456 Shotley Rd - sat nav/post code  IP9 1AZ.
These swim sessions are shared with senior members but in segregated lanes.

Contact - Development officer Isabel Smith by e-mail to juniors@ipswich-tri.org or on her mobile 07970 937899.

Junior co-ord Isabel Smith
Junior co-ord Isabel Smith

Junior triathlon (Framlingham) - click here for 2009 JUNIOR RESULTS.


Click here to see the Junior training day 22nd June 2008 in pictures...


the June 2008 ITCH included a "June-ior" special:


Adrian remembers the good old days when the kit fitted...
Adrian remembers  when the grass was greener...

...while Sam shows dad how it should be done.
...while Sam Green shows dad how it should be done.

Junior training day - 10th May - Adrian Green

The first Ipswich Junior Triathlon Club Training day took place at Woodbridge School on 10th of May, with nine young members of the club.

First off we started with a Swim session concentrating on technique coached by Isabel Smith. The weather was very good but the outdoor pool at Woodbridge was a little cold for some of the younger children who had an early exit. We had a short break and then moved on to a cycle skills session to practice mounting and dismounting for quick transition and I can tell you that the children became very good at it. These nine 8-13 year olds can mount and dismount a bike better now than the majority of adults who did the Waveney Tri the following day. Nigel Dadge of Felixstome Running Club then took an excellent running session using the hills of the school grounds to maximuum effect. After a break to rest out of the sun the day finished off with a mini event. The children did a run-bike-run format around the undulating grounds of the school to put their new found skills into action.

The day was enjoyed by all and my thanks to Isabel, Nigel and Stuart the Lifeguard, parents and junior athletes who made the day so good.

Future training days with be on Sunday 22nd of June and Sunday 20th of July from 9am to 1pm at Woodbridge School.  We may also try and organise some other events at lower cost venues like Eyke or Stradbroke if we see a demand from a "core" of people.

Further information can be obtained on the series of training events or junior races by contacting Adrian Green, the clubs Development Officer on 01379 388855 or e-mail: juniors@ipswich-tri.org.
 

STOP PRESS

As ITCH was going to press, a load of photos of the June 22 training day arrived which should go on to www.ipswich-tri.org/titch later this week. Meanwhile we've been told there will be a two page spread on Ipswich Tri Club Juniors and the recent training day in the Evening Star, Monday 30th June, as part of a Grass roots sport feature.

Woodbridge fun run - 18th May - Sarah "Strivs" Miller

"Miller - the Next Generation"

Whilst dad David was busy seeing off the opposition in the adult race, his two youngest children - both members of Ipswich triathlon club - were competing in the junior race (chaperoned by me - step-mum Sarah).

The Miller approach to nutrition...
The Miller approach to nutrition...
It was a packed field and there was a lot of jostling for position on the school playing field, and we all set off at quite a pace.  Nicky, aged seven, decided to wait every so often for me to catch him up even though I urged him to keep going!  He finished 11th in his age group in a time of 8:23!

Becky, aged nine, had a more mature race plan & ran a very consistent pace to finish just behind her brother in 8:30.  This tactic paid off and she finished 3rd in her age group, and she was thrilled to be presented with her medal by the mayor of Woodbridge!

Well done to them both.

Looking through the results there was one other ITC junior in the race: well done also to Ruth Mallett who was 9th in her age group!



Julia Green receiving her group prize at Waveney...
Julia Green receiving her group prize at Waveney...
Club coaching developments - Adrian Green

Congratulations to Julia Green has passed her Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Triathlon. Julia will begin coaching juniors at Woodbridge School on the junior club training day on 22nd of June.

Congratulations also go to Julia for winning her age group at the Waveney Triathlon.

If any seniors are interested in improving their transitions and would like a coached session (possibly with juniors so they can show you how its done!!!) then please contact Adrian Green.

And finally anybody who is interested in coaching juniors or seniors please contact Adrian Green on juniors@ipswich-tri.org - we have some interest already and Adrian is looking for courses for those people.


Triathlon England Eastern Region - North Norfolk junior triathlon.

Triathlon England Eastern Region are once again running a children’s Race Series.  The series is open to any member of an Eastern Region affiliated club - such as Ipswich triathlon club - who enters races under their Eastern Region Club Name (if running under a sponsors name then it is necessary to ensure the Eastern Region Club is also included in the results).

The number of qualifying events differs according to age group but plenty of events are available, all details can be found at the region’s website, www.triathlonenglandeast.org or, more specifically, at http://www.triathlonenglandeast.org/children.htm .

One such event was the North Norfolk junior triathlon, held on June 14th. Adrian writes: "Well done to Issie Wickens on winning her age group; good results for Charlotte and Lauren as well."

 

Full results - and dates of other events in the Norfolk/Suffolk junior championship - from http://www.tri-a-sport.co.uk/events.php


Leiston Swimming Club

A number of our junior members are already members of Leiston; Adrian Green and Leiston's Matt Dye are discussing ways of further developing on this relationship. Meanwhile Matt Dye writes:

We warmly offer an open invite to anyone interested in watching or hopefully participating in a FREE taster session, come & see one or more of our sessions on any Sunday (arrive 15mins before session time on the terrace) and speak to us about joining in.

Session guide, progressive from learn to swim upwards:

Sunday 6pm-6.45pm – This session is our learn to swim program where the pool is made up of widths from shallow to deep, plus an initial length lane for swimmers who can swim 2+ lengths on at least 2 of the full strokes. Ages 5 upwards.

Sunday 6.45pm-7.45pm – This session is for improving length swimmers who can swim at least 3 different strokes with correct technique for 50m+ moving up into early competitive standards.

Sunday 7.45pm-9pm – session for competitive swimmers who can swim all 4 strokes over multiple lengths. We have several county level swimmers and a county champion in this group !

If you are not sure, come along to an earlier session and we will assess you in what we think is an appropriate session, don’t be afraid to ask or contact Matt in advance for further info. We also swim on Friday & Monday nights for the length swimmers, once you’ve experienced a Sunday we can provide more details.

You can contact Matt through Adrian or direct by e-mailing matthew.dye@btinternet.com

 

 


May 10th junior training day - Adrian Green writes:

The first Ipswich Junior Triathlon Club Training day took place at Woodbridge School on 10th of May, with nine young members of the club.

Sam Green shows his dad how it should be done - with a smile!First off we started with a Swim session concentrating on technique coached by Isabel Smith. The weather was very good but the outdoor pool at Woodbridge was a little cold for some of the younger children who had an early exit. We had a short break and then moved on to a cycle skills session to practice mounting and dismounting for quick transition and I can tell you that the children became very good at it. These nine 8-13 year olds can mount and dismount a bike better now than the majority of adults who did the Waveney Tri the following day. Nigel Dadge of Felixstome Running Club then took an excellent running session using the hills of the school grounds to maximuum effect. After a break to rest out of the sun the day finished off with a mini event. The children did a run-bike-run format around the undulating grounds of the school to put their new found skills into action.

The day was enjoyed by all and my thanks to Isabel, Nigel and Stuart the Lifeguard, parents and junior athletes who made the day so good.

Future training days with be on Sunday 22nd of June and Sunday 20th of July from 9am to 1pm at Woodbridge School.  We may also try and organise some other events at lower cost venues like Eyke or Stradbroke if we see a demand from a "core" of people.

Further information can be obtained on the series of training events or junior races by contacting Adrian Green, the clubs Development Officer on 01379 388855 or e-mail: juniors@ipswich-tri.org.


Junior kit "buy-back" scheme.

The committee has agreed to introduce a "buy-back" scheme to reduce the cost of club kit to junior members whom we assume grow out of their kit before it wears out.

In essence:

If an individual does not return the kit in good condition at the end of the season, the buy-back offer lapses.


Mar 2008 - download entry form for the training programme [22kb PDF] file or view on screen.

IMPORTANT - although these training events have been scheduled to help you prepare for the Junior triathlon being held at Framlingham on August 24th, entry to the training programme does NOT automatically enter you for the triathlon itself.  You have to enter the junior triathlon separately.


Junior Triathlon on Sunday 24th August, 2008 - ENTRIES NOW OPEN - see Entry Central.


Jan 2008 - Adrian Green writes:

I have secured venues for 4 dates for Triathlon training days. These dates will enable you to train every month in build up to the Ipswich Junior Triathlon race at Framlingham on the 24th of August.

All of the training dates have been selected to avoid dates for junior races in the Eastern region.

Eastern Region races can be found on http://www.triathlonenglandeast.org/ by clicking on the Childrens tab.

Following dates are all at Woodbridge School

Details of the content of all sessions will be sent out nearer the time.

Both venues have swimming pools so this allows us the potential to cover every aspect of triathlon in each session.

If there are any parents who would like to volunteer to help with the junior side of the club I would love to hear from you.

  1. I need help in promoting the events
  2. Chaperones /crowd control for groups on the training days.
  3. Developing the juniors section (sub-committee to help us maintian Clubmark standards)
  4. Finding sponsorship to allow us to expand our activities.
  5. Developing coaching resources.

I am quite open to any ideas or feedback. One thing I am looking at with the committee is a trade in system for junior Tri-suits. We have identified that these suits are expensive and may only be worn once or twicebefore your child grows (again). We will be discussing a buy one tri-suit for 8-16's at the next committee meeting.

The club committee are strongly backing the junior section. They have funded Squad T-shirts, all named events above and have backed me in getting more people qualified as coaches.

I really do need some parents to step forward an help me move things forward, e-mail me...call me on 01379 388855.

Lastly I would like to thank John Gabriel for all the help and advice he gave in 2007 not only to me but also all of you. Unfortunately John has left the club and is moving at some point to the Midlands I hope you will join me in wishing him all the best for the future.

Please help me in making 2008 a very good year for Ipswich Junior Triathlon Club. I am positive we can improve on 2007.

Best Regards,
Adrian
27th January 2008


Eastern Region Kids of Steel Event – Wednesday 22nd May 2008,

Blackshots Leisure Centre, Grays.
 


Club Junior Champions for 2007

Adrian writes: I would like to congratulate our Junior Club Champions. These are based on results from the Ipswich Junior Triathlon in 2007 held at Framlingham College.
 

Tristar 1 Girls (9-10) - Charlotte Wickens          Tristar 1 Boys (9-10) - no competitors racing as ITC
Tristar 2 Girls (11-12) - Rosie Payne   Tristar 2 Boys (11-12) - Alistair Guite
Tristar 3 Girls (13-14) - Lauren Clipstone   Tristar 3 Boys (13-14) - no competitors racing as ITC
Youth Girls (15-16) - no competitors racing as ITC   Youth Boys (15-16) - no competitors racing as ITC

So, well done to Charlotte, Rosie, Alistair and Lauren.

Hopefully in 2008 we will be able to have more categories contested.

I would also like to thank Simon for organising the 2007 event. Without Simon there would not have been a Championship at all.


This area of our website is here to support our junior members.

Our junior co-ordinator and club welfare office is Isabel Smith.

You can contact Isabel on juniors@ipswich-tri.org or on her mobile which is 07970 937899.

Some useful websites:

(Addresses supplied by Adrian)

Junior co-ord Isabel Smith
Junior co-ord Isabel Smith

Ipswich triathlon club meets the requirements of the Sport England "Clubmark" scheme as adopted by the British Triathlon Federation: "Clubmark will be an integral part of British Triathlon's own Club Development and Accreditation Programme."

Further information about Clubmark can be found at http://www.britishtriathlon.org/clubs/clubmark/


Ipwich Bike Club junior Training 

Adam Keer of Ipswich Bike Club is very keen for all junior members of ITC to come along to the IBC sessions at Foxhall stadium on occasional Saturday mornings. 

IBC is a member of the Go-Ride scheme:

  • British Cycling Go - Ride Training Sessions concentrating on bike skills
  • 6 Year Old Upwards – Adults welcome on the Track Sessions
  • Assemble 9.30 am for a 10.00 am start
  • £2 per rider

Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich on Saturdays

If you would like further information contact Adrian on 01379388855 or e-mail juniors@ipswich-tri.org or contact Adam directly via e-mail adam.keer@ipswich.gov.uk or contact Jo Newstead colin@cnewstead.fsnet.co.uk 0777 6146260.


Junior members - click here to read about your RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Eastern region "tristar" events

Junior categories/race distances

 

For lists of junior league events - click here to visit the regional EBTA website - then look under the "children" tab


2007 JUNIOR TRIATHLON RESULTS

You can still see the results for the 2006 event -  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2006 RESULTS

If you have any suggestions to help us improve the event, please tell Race Director Simon Palmer. You can send Simon e-mail direct at simon.palmer@talk21.com - thank you.

 

Webmaster: contact charlie@ipswich-tri.org with feedback.