The following email went out to all 226Wknd competitors tonight :
Good evening all, I hope everyone’s well, and enjoying the summer now that it seems to have finally arrived ?
We’re only a week and a half away from this year’s 226Wknd Events, so I wanted to drop you all a quick pre event email, and bring you up to speed on what’s happening at the event.
In this mail, I’ll cover the following
Event info pack
Event Info pack
Please find a link to the event info pack HERE
This pack contains everything you need to know about the weekends events, with times of registration and start times etc.
If there’s anything else you think should be in the pack, please just ask and we’ll add it in
Although we did go up above 24deg just a couple of weeks ago, mother nature has delivered us a load of rain in the last 10 days, so the water temperature is now hovering around the 18-19deg mark, which is pretty much perfect for swimming 1.9 or 3.8km.
Wetsuits are entirely optional for the event, but if you’re doing the longer 3.8km Swim, and feel like you’re getting a bit toasty in your suit, you’re welcome to come out the ramp at the end of lap 1, and strip your suit off (3.8km Swimmers do 2 laps, and 1.9km swimmers do only 1) and jump back in for lap 2
We’re very keen to get more marshals for Sunday’s Cotswold 226 Tri, which includes the 226Wknd Sportive, so if you have poeple coming down with you that fancy getting involved, please give them a nudge and see if they fancy being part of the team for the day.
Our marshals all get paid too, and the pay for the 226 is either £20 cash or a £50 DBMax/113 Events Voucher
We have a number of shifts available, which are:
Bike 05:45-15:30 Variable depending own position
Run Shift 1 10:15-17:30
Run Shift 2 16:30 – 22:30 very latest
We’ll get them everything they need, an event shirt, and take them through a full briefing as well as bringing hot food and drink out to their posts to keep them going
We don’t ask for any experience at all, just that they preferably know their left from their right and are enthusiastic
We can’t, unfortunately, pay under 16’s or have them as official marshals, but if you have kids with an adult that want to help out, we can get them event shirts, and they can take advantage of the free food, drink and ice creams , and of course, we’ll get them on the run course no where near a road
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Right, that’s it from me.
We look forward to seeing you all next weekend, and please get in touch if you get any quetions
Graeme, James, Will, Nicci and the 226 Team