The following newsletter went out to all Cotswold226 2017 Competitors tonight:
Cotswold226 – May Newsletter
Good evening all, I hope this email finds you all well and either starting, or getting ready to start, on your tapers.
I know just how irritable a tapering triathlete can be, so I’ll keep this email short.
We’re a little over 4 weeks out from this year’s race, so I wanted to drop you all out a quick email on a few points about the race:
Race info pack
Race info pack
If you’ve not found it already from our previous mail, you can find the race info pack HERE
This contains everything you could possibly need to know about the race weekend, and is well worth taking the time to read through. We’ve put it online rather than sending it out in the post, so at least you can read it at your desk and pretend you’re actually doing some work too. Failing that, print it off and read it at home.
This is your info pack, so if there’s anything else you guys want to see in it, let me know and we’ll add it in
Today is the start of your 5 day window to request a specific race number or a group of numbers so that you can be racked next to you in transition.
We have 125 competitors racing, so you can choose any specific number between number 001 and number 125.
The race will start in a single wave, so you can’t choose a specific wave as you would with our Middle Distance races.
Numbers are first come first served, and the deadline for requests is 5pm on Tuesday the 30th May.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re desperate for more marshals for the race, so if you have people coming down with you that fancy being on our team, we’d love to have them along for either the bike or run course teams.
We pay all our marshals too, and they can choose from either £20 cash or a £50 113/DBmax voucher that you can use next year with us too.
They don’t need any experience at all, and we’ll provide them with everything they need, take them through a full briefing, and get them out to their post if needs be.
We’ll also bring them out hot food, drink and ice creams
We’re conscious that racing long distance can be a daunting day out, and to help get you through the race and the million different bits about racing that people are just not sure about, we’re going to have a full race run through on the Saturday afternoon that you’re all welcome to attend.
This isn’t your compulsory briefing, as you’ll get that Sunday morning before you get in the water. This is just a 60-90min run through of the race, where we’ll talk you through everything from where you need to park on the Sunday morning, right through to what you need to do to collect your bike Sunday night, with aid station, and swim lap info etc in between.
We’ll have a few of us from our team there, and we’ll be fielding any questions you might have.
This will be Saturday afternoon at 14:00 next to the Swim exit point, and we’d love to see you all there.
Right, that’s it for my waffle today, so I’ll leave you all to your growling and general tetchiness that comes from a normal tapering triathlete 🙂
We’re here to help and to make racing easier, less stressful and smoother, so please get in touch if you need anything from us, or just want to talk triathlon over a cup of tea
Graeme, Nicci, Will, James and the rest of the 226 team