Final Results are in (bottom of page)
The Scottish University Triathlon League is being run for the first time in 2009/2010. It is a collaborative project between the Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen Uni Triathlon clubs. Male/Female students win points by finishing in the top 10 in any of the four races in the league. 1st place receives 10 pts, 2nd place 9pts, etc. A finish outwith the top 10 receives 0 points. Club and individual prizes will be awarded at the end of the academic year.
by Angus Elliott
Well, Aberdeen is over for another year and all that’s left is for me to sit back, twirl my walking stick and reflect on my first Aberdeen experience, and what a cracker it was too! A grand total of 38 EUtri-athletes made the trip up for the legendary annual weekend of fun, frolics oh, and a wee bit of racing.
Bemused shop assistants in Tesco looked on as a steady stream of bleary-eyed triathletes, wandered around clutching sandwich’s, bananas and other such ‘carbo’ foods before rendezvousing at the bus station to catch the megabus to Aberdeen. Thankfully, everybody was present and correct this year and the bus left with a full quota of club members squeezed onboard.
race report by Meagan McGinley
“Do or do not,” the great Yoda instructed, “there is no try.”
While I generally concede to Master Yoda’s beneficent wisdom on the rare occasion that our training philosophies suffer discord, a tangible anticipation percolated amongst the thirty-six combatants that journeyed to Aberdeen this past weekend that subscribed an attitude venturing beyond mere telekinetics and saber-play. The mechanical munching of carbohydrates; the sudden epidemic of shrinking bladders; the explosion of butterflies clawing desperately at stomach linings; and Chris’s, “Well, we can always just go to lunch and get our fancy dress on,” when the bus broke down in Dundee all belied our united outlook toward the 400m swim / 5k run task at hand: Do, or die tri-ing. (Or aquathloning, as the case may be.)
This Friday, the 23rd will see the Tri-Centre holding their discount night for Edinburgh's triathlete's. It's a great chance to see their new shop and get some beer and munch - Map Here.
There is always some bargains to be had, and a get place to grab the winter wollies.
By Chris Skakel
“Easy like Sunday morning” is a phrase readily banded about nowadays. I bet old Lionel didn’t have getting up at 6am on a cold Sunday morning in mind when he dreamed that one up! But for some reason that tune wouldn’t get out my head as I headed up the M9 for the Stirling sprint and standard Duathlon Championships. Brian, Vicky, Steve and myself all rendez-vous’d before the race with the general consensus of “why the hell did we sign up for this?!” This was not a race which any of us had actually trained for, but rather one which I’d entered in a fit of keen-ness in April along the lines of “If I enter the race I’ll actually train hard over the summer”. I did not. But in spite of this a class day was had by all....
The Big A
As many of you know our first race and social trip away is fast approaching! This is the Kings Aquathlon in Aberdeen on Sat 31st of October. We will be leaving bright and early on Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon and *fancy dress is compulsory* for the social!! (what you wear for the race is optional!).The theme description can be found below...
The cost of this trip, kindly subsidised by the club and Citi, is a mere £27.50 race fee, transport and accommodation ala SYHA Hostel included. If you are coming but not staying in the hostel i.e at home or with friends please let us know!
Please find below the suggested swimming lane alloctions for Tuesday and Saturday swims.
Any questions, get in touch with Lisa.
Yes, the annual Demoulin Pub Golf returns, keep Friday the 2nd of October free.
USGA appointed referee for the evening is Mr. Rhu white and he will be over seeing any infringements. A few words from the match official below.
"Rules of Pub Golf are simples. Dress in golfing attire. Find a partner to judge and calculate your stroke. Mark your names on the scorecard and get your drinks in!
All participants must slurp there brew infront of their partner in order for a clean score to be taken, and partners must take down the score, including penalties for misconduct
Monday 5th October - Citi Technology Presentation
With so much growth ahead in banking, now is better than anytime in the last ten to fifteen years to join the industry - especially Citi. The financial services industry has gone through a significant period of change in the past year. Now, more than ever, the importance of having good information readily available at any time is crucial. The Technology division plays a key role in this and is a key driver in our future success.