June 2017 Newsletter

From the Committee

On what felt like the hottest day of the year, it was terrific to see so many members at the club ride in memory to Trace Allen earlier in June. We hope it was a fitting tribute to Trace and what he has done for the club and its members over many years. The picture below was taken at the start.

You will have probably seen the communication on Facebook about the work that James has done on refreshing the club logo and redesigning the club kit. We should be able to formally launch this during July, so watch out in your inbox for the announcements.

June results are shown below but a couple that are particularly noteworthy: Terry Bonnet won his age group at the UK Aquathlon Championships and Heather Hobbs has qualified for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships later this year – congratulations to them and to everyone else who took part in races this past month.

It’s a great time of year to open water swim, cycle and run in the warm weather but don’t forget to stay safe out there and look out for each other.

The Committee


Herts Championships: A reminder that the Standard Distance Herts Club championships takes place on 20 Aug. this is also referred to as the Herts Summer Tri. Only Hoddesden put out a full team for the sprint championships in May and as a result retained their trophy. It would be great if we could get a full quota of age groups to put a challenge to them at this race.

You can enter on the ATW website here.

New Members:  A warm welcome to new members Andrew Lunn, Luke Sieger, Phillip Moss, John Broom and Nicola Brigden who joined the club in the last month.

Duathlons; : The next and final club duathlon of the season will take place on 2ndSeptember.

Race Results
  • 3 June – Club Duathlon: Kevin Walden 01:09:59, Derek Fowler 01:17:57, Stephen Honey 01:25:01
  • 4 June – Tour of Cambridge Sportive: Heather Hobbs 03:36:18 (qualified for the Gran Fondo World Championships)
  • 10 June – Challenge Herning 70.3 European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships: Heather Hobbs 05:26:24 as 12th FV50 and 4th fastest FV50 Brit
  • 10 June – British Aquathlon Champs: Terry Bonnet 00:32:56 (1st AG, 7th overall)
  • 10 June – Leeds ITU Standard: Karen Murphy 02:34:47
  • 10 June – Buttertubs Sportive 100 mile: Geoff Morgan 08:00:46
  • 11 June – Ironman 70.3 Switzerland: Eleanor Standen 05:20:44
  • 11 June – St Albans Half Marathon: Jemma Millar 01:55:03, Richard Vaughan 01:56:10, Marcin Milosz 01:57:13, Stephen Honey, 01:58:49, Stephen Jack 02:19:56
  • 11 June – Avenger Middle Distance: Darrin Dexter 06:03:11
  • 17 June – Stanborough Aquathlon: Michael Cloke 00:35:26, Kevin Payne 00:38:20
  • 18 June – Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire: Chris Brown 05:04:50
  • 25 June – Leeds Castle Sprint: Heather Carter 01:53:47.

Don’t forget to submit your race report on the forum / Facebook to be included in the club annual competition.

If there are any other results that have been inadvertently missed, please send an email to triforceraceresults@gmail.com so they can be included in a future newsletter.

Upcoming Races
Please add your upcoming races to the spreadsheet on the web by clicking here. A great way to find out if there are any other Tri-Force members at your races. You can still of course use the forum or Facebook for updates. Also don’t forget to post your race reports also on the forum or Facebook.

  • 2 July – 3 Counties Sportive, Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh
  • 8 July – Grafham Water Swims, Bananaman Tri
  • 9 July – Run Grafham Challenge, Hever Castle Long Distance Triathlon, Bedfordshire Tri
  • 15 July – ATW Aquathlon Race 3
  • 16 July – Bosworth Tri
  • 23 July – Redbourn Road Ride Sportive, London Tri, Castle Howard Tri’s, Outlaw Tri
  • 6 Aug – Stewartby Lake Tri
  • 13 Aug – Ironman Hamburg, Eton Dorney Tri
  • 20 Aug – Herts Tri, Ironman 70.3 Dublin
  • 2 Sep – Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
  • 3 Sep – Helvellyn Tri
Recipe of the Month: Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal bars
This is a really easy recipe to make and in my opinion is much better than some shop bought oatmeal bars.

  • 225g whole rolled porridge oats
  • 75g carrot, finely grated
  • 125g blueberries
  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground mixed spice
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 75g pecan nuts, roughly chopped (or sesame seeds or whatever you have to hand)
  • 100g coconut oil, melted

Preheat oven to 190°C/gas mark 5. Line a large baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Place the oats, carrot, blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, mixed spice, maple syrup and pecan nuts in a bowl and pour in the melted coconut oil and the mashed bananas. Combine until evenly mixed, then shape into 12 roughly 11x3cm rectangular bars.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, until golden and slightly crispy. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to firm up.

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