Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas Run 2009 in the SNOW!!!


Good fun in the snow for this mornings Sunday Run (with added Ho Ho Ho) for the 6 of us - a few people missing in action but slightly tricky in places on the roads. 45 minutes of running followed by 15 minutes of chocolates to take it up to the hour!!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Weekend Training (with added extra Ho Ho Ho)

Saturday 19th – Bike - it’s the final turbo session of 2009 so definitely not to be missed!!!! Last chance to burn some serious calories on your bike before the Christmas binge begins (if it hasn’t already!)!! It is upstairs in the Studio in the Hamilton Shop at 9.30am. Session will last approx 1hr - 1hr 15. Bring a turbo/rollers, fluids & a towel for mopping your sweaty brows. Oh, and a bike. And for the really hardy (aka “MAD”) there’s a run afterwards, so don’t forget your running shoes! If you are not quite so mad some of us will be doing some core exercises and stretches instead after the bike (in the comfort of the Studio)!!


Sunday 20th – Run - and if Saturday’s turbo session doesn’t seem like enough torture for one weekend, the long steady run (maybe not as long as usual) will start off from the rear entrance to Whitelees Wind Farm at the top of Ardochrig Road at 9am . This will be our ''Cracker of a Christmas Run'', so don’t forget your fancy dress!!! As ever it is forecast to be a chilly one (with a bit of sleet and possibly snow to give us that “festive feeling”) so make sure you wrap up warm with lots of layers……everyone welcome (so long as you are wearing a santa hat!)

Swim Chaos

Thanks to Jack for a crazy Christmas swim session last night - had us jumping through hoops - literally. Can barely raise my right arm this morning after being underwater in Big Gareths bear-like grip during the friendly no-rules water polo game. Also seem to still have water in my head after being cold-water hosed in the face whilst trying to swim! Great fun.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Late Night at ATHelite, Hamilton
Friday, 18th December, 5.00pm-7.30pm

20% off all in-store purchases*

 Receive Voucher that entitles you to 2 x half hour sports massages for £25

 15 minute video gait analysis and Biomechanics appointment

 Open evening with Sport Orthotics

 Mince Pies

 Mulled Wine

 Personal Shopper

 Gift Wrapping

 Free Gift

If you book an appointment for video gait analysis you will receive a 10% off voucher for any purchase of
orthotics valid from December to the end of February 2010.
*excludes sale items, already discounted items, Fitflops and MBT’s.


Monday, 14 December 2009

ATHelite Club Christmas Calendar

o Wednesday 16th LAST SWIM OF 2009!

o Thursday 17th Usual Run 6.15 – 7.15pm

o Friday 18th Discount evening at ATHelite, Hamilton

o Saturday 19th Spin at ATHelite, Hamilton 9.30am

o Sunday 20th The Cracker of a Christmas Run (fancy dress a must!)
   Meeting at the Wind Farm at 9.00am!! In your best Christmas outfit.

o Monday 21st Usual Run 6.15 – 7.15pm

o Thursday 24th Usual Run 6.15 – 7.15pm

o Sunday 27th Cambuslang 10k, 11.00am

o Monday 28th Usual Run 6.15 – 7.15pm

o Thursday 31st Usual Run 6.15 – 7.15pm



Happy Holidays to each and everyone.
Here’s to a fit and healthy Pb filled 2010!

Awards and Christmas Party night

Well, what a great night. Thanks to everyone for coming and making it such a fabulous night.
Well done to all on their improvements throughout the year. I think we can safely say that everyone has improved in one form or another throughout  2009 and for that you should all be very proud.

Most Improved Swimmer - Joanne McE


Most Improved Cyclist - Janice


Most Improved Runner - Frank........Frank found Depeche Mode a more pressing engagement!!!

Most Improved  New Comer - Leslie


Best Race Performance - Gareth...Does anyone ever know where Gareth is?

Best Overall Improvement - Graeme A


Long Service Award - Liz


Overall Contribution to the Club - Mandy


Most Talkative Whilst Training - Graham R


Best Club Coach of the Year - Jack

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Friday, 11 December 2009

Weekend Training/Partying 12th/13th December

Saturday 12th - We have now moved the Saturday am bike ride indoors. It is upstairs in the Studio in the Hamilton Shop at 9.30am. Session will last approx 1hr - 1hr 15. Bring a turbo/rollers, fluids & a towel for mopping your sweaty brows. Oh, and a bike. And for the really hardy (aka “MAD”) there’s a short run afterwards, so don’t forget your running shoes!

Sunday 13th - For those of you who survive the Christmas night out on Saturday, the longer steady run will start off from the rear entrance to Whitelees Wind Farm at the top of Ardochrig Road. This is a lovely scenic run which is off road so a nice change to pounding the concrete. There are various options for all levels of abilities so come and join us......As ever it is a 9am start!!!! It’s forecast to be a chilly one so make sure you wrap up warm with lots of layers.

And now for the fun part………


Don’t forget the ATHelite Christmas night out is at the Stewartfield Farm on Saturday night. It’s 6.30pm for 7pm. For those who haven’t been before, directions attached below:

http://maps.google.co.uk/places/gb/glasgow/dunrobin-dr/1/-stewartfield-farm

Most of us go into training looking to iron out weaknesses. However, don't forget to fine tune your strengths

Andy Potts: Focus on your strength article from Triathlete Europe

Available at ATHelite.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

TriathlonScotland Rankings

Below are the Club ranking results for 2009. Thanks to Gareth who managed to rake in a ton of points for us!

I think for a wee club in it's first year we did fabulous. We are in the top 50%....whooppe

For 2010 we need a strategy to make sure we get into the top 10. I don't think this is unachievable as we only need to climb 6/7 places and what with Graeme's new found form for running, Gareth's new love for the water and me and Colin dropping to 5 days work I think we may be on to something!!
Also you need to make sure you enter all races under ATHelite Tri Club.

Rankings triathlonscotland operates a rankings system to reward consistent performance over the course of the season. You must have a valid race license in order to score points in the rankings series.

Ranking Results

Club Total

1. Edinburgh Triathletes 1841.596549

2. Glasgow Triathlon Club 1554.93305

3. Edinburgh RC - The Bicycleworks 1518.938552

4. Borders Triathletes 1395.57565

5. Fleet Feet Triathletes 1238.772044

6. Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club 1047.920551

7. Stirling Triathlon Club 802.3887042

8. West Lothian Triathlon Club 785.9492612

9. Edinburgh University Triathlon Club 749.2204084

10. Dundee University Triathlon Club 525.8271237

11. Three Peaks Triathletes 490.7361402

12. Fusion Triathlon Club 489.281128

13. East Fife Triathlon Club 409.5680323

14. GRC Tri 398.8678992

15. Wick Triathlon Club 329.8108552

16. ATHelite.net 315.233818

17. Perth Triathlon Club 248.8996781

18. Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon 226.3663664

19. East Lothian Triathlon Club 219.3852814

20. Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade Triathlon Club 192.0582121

21. Shetland Triathlon Club 190.0142318

22. Mid Argyll Triathlon & Cycle Club 164.021294

23. Ayr Roads 152.6666667

24. Strathclyde Police Triathlon Club 142.5564909

25. Lothian and Borders Police (LBP) 133.7837838

26. G 3 R 129.9552906

27. Strathclyde Fire Brigade Triathlon Club 129.5218295

28. Pentland Triathlon Club 123.6363636

29. Tri-Changing Gear 116.7213115

30. thebicycleworks.com 110.554855

31. Stirling University Triathlon Club 85.71428571

32. JETS 80

33. Orkney Triathlon Club 36.92307692

34. Angus Bike Chain 20

Friday, 4 December 2009

Sunday Run

Sunday 6th December - Long steady run. Meet at the rear entrance to Whitelees Wind Farm at the top of Ardochrig Road. This is a lovely scenic run which is off road so a nice change to pounding the concrete. There's various options for all levels of abilities so come and join us......As ever it is a 9am start!!!!

Colin – our resident weather man – has advised the forecast is to be dry but a bit on the chilly side at 3 degrees with a wind chill factor making it feel more like zero degrees!!!! So make sure you wrap up warm with lots of layers. That means it’s time (Graham and Don) to put those shorts away for the winter – as attractive as you both did look with the blue legs at the end of last week’s run!!! The good news is, the wind is not to be as fierce as last week so we should be able to enjoy the scenery without fighting a through an ever changing head wind!!!

Come on - PAY UP!!

The ATHelite Chrismas do is just around the corner & the balance of the money is due by Thursday 10th December.

Please can you get your outstanding money ASAP to Colin, Genevieve or Mandy (who we are holding back from coming to find you by the way).

If you are not sure what you owe Mandy has produced a spreadsheet & powerpoint presentation to illustrate.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Saucony Triumph 7

New Saucony Triumph 7 has arrived, well in time for Spring/Summer 2010!!

This new shoe has many features as you would expect from a £95 shoe - decoupled heel, full length pro grid cushioning, excellent heel to toe transition. It also houses the Nike + Sensor in the tongue....Crazy but true.

Buy on line at ATHelite for a fantastic saving.

New Triumph 7

Saturday bike Sessions

Due to it being awful nippy outside we are now moving the Saturday am bike ride indoors. This will now be upstairs in the Studio in the Hamilton Shop at 9.30am. Session will last approx 1hr - 1hr 15. Bring a turbo/rollers (Graeme), fluids & a towel for mopping your sweaty brows. Oh, and a bike. Any questions let us know.
If you do well you may even get a coffee & biscuit afterwards.

Christmas Post

Last Christmas Post!!

2nd Class 18th December
1st Class 21st December

Don't delay online sales are going nuts!