Christmas is long gone, the days of stuffing your face and sitting on the sofa are distant memories as we turn our attention to the year ahead. This time of year is the perfect time to start thinking about and planning your goals for the upcoming year.

What is your big race for the year? Will you do your first ever triathlon? Will you try to conquer a longer distance race or perhaps improve your time over the same distance? Do you want to get as much experience as possible and learn a few new skills? How about conquering a swim run, or a time trial, or something else altogether?

Once you know what you want to achieve for the year, write those goals down and break them into small steps. Make a plan and tell people about your goals; it will help you stick to them. My big goal for the year is to go below the 2 hour mark at the ETU Standard Distance Championships in Estonia.

As usual, the club will be putting on its Grand Prix of Races with the first race being a Duathlon in March followed by an Olympic Distance triathlon in May. Our first Sprint Triathlon is on May the 20th and will be held at Eton Dorney. Eton is a great venue, suitable for all abilities, with fantastic support and amazing flapjacks. Check out the Grand Prix page to see what other races we are racing as a club and let’s push for a big turn out from ELT!

Lastly, our training sessions cater to all levels and are designed by our experienced team of coaches. Come along and chat with the coaching team to discuss your plans and get some advice on how to smash your goals for the year. Our training schedule can be found here.

Here’s to another good year!

ELT Chairman

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