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Damian Murray

It was an early start for some who travelled to Beachborough Tri, held in the grounds of the very impressive Stowe School. The weather was good and the lawns were looking their best which made for some great racing. First up were T3 with Oscar R, Thomas J and Jasper GE finishing 3rd, 4th & 14th respectively. Not to be outdone the T2 girls put in a fine performance with Evie B, Aoife H and Sophie J finshing 1st, 3rd & 6th! Yet another awesome race by Elliot W saw...

Damian Murray

The Chapel Aquathlon was the third race in the South Central Series 2022. It was so good to see lots of Chapel Tri athletes putting all their hard work into practice and competing against each other as well as some of the best kids from across the South Central Region and further afield. Overall there were 56 Chapel members competing with 14 taking podium places and 6 age group winners! Some amazing performances across all the age groups and above all else, lots of smiles! Well done everyone. If you...

Damian Murray

In 2015, Chapel Tri member, Felix Barrow suffered life threatening injuries when he was involved in a road traffic accident outside his home. He was flown to Southampton General, where he was placed in a medically-induced coma to help him recover from a traumatic brain injury. Since then he has constantly exceeded all expectations in his rehab and continues to push himself forward. Many current club members will have taken part in the Fit for Felix fundraising events over the years and be familiar with his story but some of...

Damian Murray

Oldbury Triathlon was the second race in the South Central Series 2022. Starting with a "snake" swim, then bike & run on grass. It was a sunny day so great for spectators but hard work for the athletes. Well done everyone. Youth Elliot W 4th T1 Jacob W 7th T2 Sophie J 5th Claudia H 12th T3 Oscar R 2nd Seb M 6th Thomas J 7th James S 14th Frazier W 17th Sophie L 13th Jasper GE 22nd Full Results

Damian Murray

Last night we had our first attempt at parent and coach education. We were visited by a local pediatrician who also happens to be a fairly decent triathlete and endurance athlete. We were challenged with hearing about "What to look out for in children as they develop and train" I hope that those who attended, which numbered 25, found Steve's words of wisdom useful. For those who didn't, I will hopefully be able to share it on YouTube in the near future. There seemed to be a consensus that we...

Damian Murray

The IRC is the season finale where each region from across the UK brings a team of 16 athletes to compete against each other. This years race was held at Mallory Park and was well represented by Chapel members (past and present) with some fine performances. Oscar AR 2nd A final (T2) Seb M 19th A final (T2) Evie B 17th B final (T2) Betsy N 15th A final (T3) - ex member Josh H 12th (Youth) - ex member Patrick A 25th (Youth) Harry R 28th (Youth) - ex...

Damian Murray

As a means of getting everyone together at the beginning of the training season, rather than a BBQ this year it was decided to have pizza instead. We met on the police training ground after training and were blessed with warm September sunshine and clear blue skies. A huge crowd showed up which is what made the event. I think the pictures say everything else that needs to be said. Thank you Kate R who oversaw the logistics and organisation. Without her it would never have happened.

Damian Murray

After a difficult year with lots of cancelled events, it was good to be back racing. The 2021 series would be decided in a one off race at the iconic olympic venue at Eton Dorney. It was a tough race as many of the kids had little race practice in the preceding 18months, but there were some fine performances from Chapel members. Well done everyone! Full Results

Damian Murray

Just as we thought we were getting back to "normal," face-to-face training is once again not possible. We set our Development Squad a challenge to show us what they are getting up to, until we can train together once more. This is the winner of our competition, who appears to be keeping very active. Well done Henry!

Damian Murray

Events may be cancelled and venues closed but that does not mean an end to training. The coaches have had to adapt and the training sessions tailored around staying at home. Through the use of video call software we have maintained a training programme throughout lockdown. We have now done over 80 virtual training sessions since the start of lockdown using Zoom, Zwift or a combination of both. The sessions have included S&C and HIIT workouts as well as turbo and brick sessions. The largest session had 29 people doing...