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CLUB PROFILE FOR 220 Photo Saturday 24/2

This is being engineered by Gary Davies and will feature in a future issue of the monthly multi sport magazine 220. (If you are not a subscriber it can be bought off the shelf from WH SMITH.) We will be having a photo taken of all Club
Members on Saturday 24th February at the Lido before the swim session at 4.30pm, so meet at 4pm on the car park across the road. Please bring your FCTC cycle tops, Peter Handforth will have the unsold ones with him for purchase on the day or just to borrow for the photo. The more the better, so if youve always wanted your picture to appear in the mag, COME ON DOWN.
PS There will be a 500m swim TT that evening so bring your trunks/costumes & get a time.


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COMBINED CLUBS 25ml TT SUNDAY 11th MARCH ..Yes, its here already!

This is the first of the two for the year (the next one is in September) in which about 10 people express an interest and only 3 or 4 turn up on the day.
Please, it doesnt look good for the club with all the DNS on the sheet. Decide youre going to do it, enter, train and DO IT. Its a pretty flat course on a wide road, so if youve not been using your bike much up to now, have an aim and LET DANNY SWARBRICK KNOW ASAP as entries HAVE TO BE IN 2WKS BEFORE. Its only 1 or so to enter, with tea & biscuits at the end and we usually have an early
start time so you can be home by 11.00. Tel Danny: 01772 682204 Dont forget to wear your FCTC cycling tops!
If you still dont own one, get one now - 32.50ea from Peter Handforth, there are different sizes left. They are a good design and excellent quality, withstanding hot washes and tumble driers, and last forever.



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CLUB RACE Saturday & Sunday 7/8th April

Will be run in the same format as before, it works well and needs very little organisation

Saturday 7th April500m swim, 4.30pm Lido Pool, Lytham Rd, Blackpool.

Sunday 8th April...10ml bike followed by 3.1ml run 10.30am Eagle & Child pub
car park, Treales. (On the road between The Derby Arms at Treales near Kirkham, and Inskip)
Afterwards we go into the pub for a Jacobs Join ( everyone brings something to eat and puts it on the table to help yourself ) and have a drink or two. It is a very sociable event with kids coming along too and the landlord is very good, theres usually only us in there and he has the fire lit so dont be put off.
There will no doubt be the usual friendly rivalry between members and some bantering going on during the race as well as the stories and excuses being told afterwards. And its FREE to enter!

EVENTS 2001
Long Distance Walks

February 18th
Lancashire Plod 25ml or 16ml starting from Newburgh Cricket Club
Contact Cliff Roby on 01257 400638

April 7th
The Round Of The Four Passes, Borrowdale (Lake District) 18ml See attached entry form


Triathlons/Duathlons

March 11th
Combined Clubs 25ml TT
April 28th & 29th
Stratford National Triathlon Show (Sat) & 220 Triathlon (Sun)
April 29th
Pendle Triathlon
May 6th
Lancs Flyer Duathlon
June 10th
Rivington Triathlon
June 30th
Chester Triathlon
July 8th
Ellesmere (Shropshire) Triathlon
July 21st & 22nd
Crewe/Nantwich Triathlon
July 29th
Boundary Breeze Triathlon
August 5th
Yorkshire Dales Triathlon
September 16th
Brinscall Triathlon
September 22nd
Ripon Triathlon
October 7th
Blackburn Duathlon

These are just what I have details of upto now which are fairly local. If you want the BIG events and Championship races see BTA handbook 2001 (for members of the BTA), or see 220 magazine. For some race entry forms contact Peter Handforth (Secretary) or the race organisers direct.
Dont forget, your BTA membership forms have to be signed by the Secretary (Peter) before sending.


EVENTS 2001

April 29th Pendle Tri I Quadrathon
May 6th Lancashire Flyer Duathlon (NW Champs) - details available
May 20th Swindon Duathlon ( world qualifier?)
May 27th Milton Keynes Tri
June 3rd Bournemouth Tri (final world qualifier)
June 10th Terrapin Sprint. Rivington Sprint
June l 7th Windsor
June 22/24European Tri Champs Czech Rep.
June 24thWeymouth Middle Dist
June 30thPembrokeshire Tri
June 30thChester Sprint
July 1stChester Olympic (NW Champs)
July 7thNational Sprint? Clumber Park.. Island Games Tri I of Man
July 8thShropshire Tri Ellesmere
July 14thIronbridge
July 21/22World Tri Edmonton Canada. Crewe/Nantwich Sprint.
July 29thTadcaster Duathlon National Champs. Boundary Breeze Sprint.
Aug 4thNational Relays Nottingham
Aug 4/5World Long Dist Tri Denmark
Aug 5thYorkshire Dales Tri/Quad/Du
Aug 12thSalford Tri (National Champs Elite & Age Groups?)
Aug18 or 25Gullane Tri
Sept 112Scottish Long Dist Champs Aberfeldy
Sept 2ndBrighton Tri Annan Duathlon (Home Nations?)
Sept 9thCotswold Sprint. Half-Ironman Snowdonia (Nat Middle Dist Champs)
Sept 16thWorld Duathlon Rimini Italy. Brinscall Tri
Sept 22 or 23Bala Tri (Home Nations)
Sept 16 or 23London Tri
Sept 30thSport 2000 Super-sprint Tri -Kirkham
Oct 7thBlackburn Duathlon
TBDNW Sprint Championships - Rivington or Crewe/Nantwich GB GP Series