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Posted here on behalf of Steph. If anyone can help out and haven’t already let Steph know please do so as soon as possible The club needs as much assistance as possible for these 3 events. You will be paired up on a junction and it doesn’t take that long for all the riders to pass ... See MoreSee Less
Hello All Angus Bike Chain Cycling Club members and supporters.
The 9th of December is the start of the Angus Bike Chain CC Monikie Park Winter Series of Duathlons held in Monikie and on the surrounding roads.
I have been organising these events for the last 7 years with great success and well supported by the Club. There has also been lots of great feedback from the competitors who come from far afield, ranging from Greenock, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Perth - as well as those from the local area.
I need your support to make these events successful and also for the competitors who have paid to race on the day. Competitors fees bring in valuable income into the club and also this also shows that Angus Bike Chain can put on a great event - so your support is required.
What Your Club needs from you on the Day:-
0815 - I need six helpers in the morning to set up the transition area and run route. These helpers will be allocated the roles below
0900 - 2 volunteers to help out in race registration and then move to the transition area to ensure movement of competitors is unimpeded
2 x Helping out with back up timing and working with Chris who operates the chip timing
2 x Marshals for the entrance into Monikie Park
All the road Marshals will not be required until 1025 by the Rangers Building for a full Brief on whats required as a road marshal
2 x Road Marshals at the South Gate
2 x Road Marshals at Crombie Junction
2 x Road Marshals at Craichie Junction
2 x Road Marshals at Lucky Slap Junction
2 x Road Marshals at Monikie Bridge Junction
10:50 Race Brief for all Competitors
11:00 Rase starts
The last competitor should finish by 1230
I do know that some times we can get oversubscribed with volunteers however this happens as I am not informed as to who is turning up or not. Can you please inform me if you are coming or not.
Tea and coffee will be provided as well as soup and rolls for all who help out.
Winter Turbo Sessions The sessions start again on Monday 26th November, 7.30 to 9pm. 60 mins or so on the bike work followed by 20 mins of core strength/ range of movement and stretching.
The sessions are are free to club members and will be planned to be progressive, targeting various components of fitness relevant for all levels of cyclist looking to improve. No-one gets left behind at a turbo session and everyone works at their own level.
Non members £5 per session.
Working hard motivated by the group, accompanied by thumping music is a sure way of getting at least one structured quality training session in the bank early in week and science has shown a 6% performance benefit from training to music with a fast beat 😄
The first 4 sessions up to the festive season and then early into the new year will target on the bike strength and muscular endurance before transitioning to power then speed. Is it high intensity? Yes it is but that is a relative term for each individual.
Dates 26/11, 3,10, 17/12, then 7/01 to 25/03/19.
Stay hydrated throughout, bring a towel and a dry t-shirt to change into afterwards.
Anyone looking for a turbo should check out John Milne's post on the group page selling one.