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Saturday Evening Swim @ Freedom Leisure Littlehampton
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday Evening Swim @ Freedom Leisure Littlehampton | Rustington | United Kingdom

Structured swim session coached by our swim coaches. See the coaches page for more about how the swimming training adapts during the season.

It is recommended that a drinks bottle is brought along for poolside.

Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before the start of the session in order that you can pay; go and get changed and be poolside for the 5pm start

Tuff Fitty members are charged £4, but non club members are welcome to come and try for a couple of sessions to meet everyone at the non-member rate of £6

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Sunset Swim @ Bournemouth Pier Approach
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Sunset Swim @ Bournemouth Pier Approach

Welcome to our brand new swimming event, a 1.4 mile open water sea swim from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier on Saturday 13th July 2019. You’ll start your swim at 6.30pm and have two hours to complete the swim before relaxing on the beach to watch the sunset.

Keep up to date with all of the latest information on the Facebook page.

Jul
14
Sun
Ironman UK Bolton @ PenningtonFlash
Jul 14 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Ironman UK Bolton @ PenningtonFlash | England | United Kingdom

Ironman UK,

Dubbed one of the UK’s friendliest towns, Bolton has something for everyone in the IRONMAN family. Athletes can take a nature walk with the kids, go shopping, and dine in cozy pubs and restaurants as they prepare for race day.

The beautiful lake swim takes place in Pennington Flash. There are numerous viewing opportunities for spectators at the start and T1.

Cyclists will embark on a 112-mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside. The bike course includes the famous Sheep House Lane climb twice where spectators can get up close and personal with the athletes in true Tour de France style. The run begins at T2 at Queens Park and athletes will head into Bolton town centre, out and back through Queens Park completing four loops before finishing in Victoria Square.

IRONMAN UK offers  qualifying slots for the 2019 edition of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

 

Falmer Brighton Triathlon @ Virgin Active Falmer
Jul 14 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Falmer Brighton Triathlon @  Virgin Active Falmer | England | United Kingdom

The event has a friendly atmosphere that is ideal for ‘newbies’ seeking their first sprint event, yet challenging for experienced competitors wanting a burn up Ditchling Beacon.
Enjoy a great event with great facilities.

Falmer Brighton Triathlon Swim 400m, Bike 27.7km, Run 5.1km Earlybird closes 01/04/2019 12:00am £35.00 ENTER ONLINE
Falmer Brighton Triathlon – Relay Swim 400m, Bike 27.7km, Run 5.1km Earlybird closes 01/04/2019 12:00am £45.00 ENTER ONLINE

Every year we donate the vast majority of the funds we raise to charity.

Natures Way Chichester Triathlon Festival @ Westgate Leisure Centre
Jul 14 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Natures Way Chichester Triathlon Festival @ Westgate Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Junior events on the Saturday with the adults choosing from the following:-

Adult Olympic Distance Triathlon (600m Swim, 42k Bike, 10k Run)

Adult Sprint Distance Aquathlon (400m Swim, 5k Run)

Adult Sprint Distance Aquabike (400m Swim, 33k Bike)

BRAND NEW Adult Sprint Distance Duathlon (5k Run, 33k Bike, 5k Run)

Dawn on the Downs 7.5m or 10mile @ Cowdon Farm
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Dawn on the Downs 7.5m or 10mile @ Cowdon Farm

A new event from Raw Energy Purusits there is a choice of 12km (7.5mile) & new 10 mile trail run have some of the best views around stretching as far out to sea as the Rampion Wind Farm and the Norths Downs and Surrey Hills to the north.  It’s not actually a dawn start, but it’ll be earlier than some of our other runs to avoid the midday sun if it shines.  Likely to be very popular if the sell out success off the Bluebell run is anything to go by.

Tuff Fitty Club Cycles @ Littlehampton Pool - sea road
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Tuff Fitty Club Cycles @ Littlehampton Pool - sea road

There are many aspects to Tuff Fitty training but as we move into the multisport season, our members requirements are different. There are a large number who are training for longer distance events which include big miles in the saddle building up to and including the full Iron distance of 112 cycling.  Equally we have members who want the confidence in riding with a group.

With different groups we strongly recommend that you apply to join the “TUFF FITTY CYCLING GROUP” on Facebook. This members Facebook portal will give you the latest, particularly useful in the event of inclement weather, or where there are events where Tuff’s are out in force.       One of the groups switches to Mountain Bike rides on the first Sunday of the month

Whatever your ride; Please ensure you have read Tuff Fitty’s cycle etiquette below.   It is highly recommended that you tuck some money in your back pocket as time in the saddle can often end up with a coffee stop.

CYCLE ETIQUETTE

The document is split into the following sections:

  • Do’s
  • Don’ts
  • Calls
  • Hand Signals

 Do’s

 Follow the Highway Code at all times – it applies to ALL road-users.

  1. Wear an approved cycle helmet, you will not be allowed to ride if you do not have one.
  2. Ensure your bike is road worthy, brakes are fully operational and that your tyres are pumped up to the recommended PSI (as written on the tyre).
  3. Cycle a maximum of two abreast in 2 close parallel lines where appropriate, focus on keeping it neat and tidy.
  4. Be prepared on small or busy roads to ride in single file.
  5. Lead cyclists to navigate and point out hazards in the road by either shouting or using hand signals. Listen to them and act on the calls, and most importantly, repeat them for the cyclist behind you.
  6. Ride directly behind the wheel of the rider in front. If you cycle in the middle of the two wheels in front of you, you WILL push the cyclist on your outside into the path of passing vehicles.
  7. Brake as gently and smoothly as you safely can when riding in a pack-Cover your brakes at all times.
  8. Talk to each other. Point out either with hand signals or shouts, all potholes, manhole covers and other dangers in the road that could cause punctures or accidents. Follow the hand signals and calls of the riders in front as they will have seen the danger before you and then you can all communicate down the pack.
  9. If you are the back of the group and either see someone dropping or are being dropped it is your responsibility to call to the cyclists in front that the pace is too high. The pack must communicate this up to the front. The lead cyclists will not be aware if you start to drop. Ask them to slow down; it is your ride too.
  10. Check over your shoulder for other riders or traffic before moving out to the right
  11. Slow right down when passing horses, and pass them as wide as it is safe to do so.
  12. If you are feeling tired let people know. Accidents happen when people are tired and lose concentration. Everyone gets tired, let people know so they can slow the pace down and tuck you in the pack to carry you home 

Do’s continued:

  1. Cycle with confidence. If you’re nervous you will tense up and then are less likely to be able to respond to things quickly.
  2. Be realistic so that you enjoy the entire ride and don’t end up bonking after 1 hour, then forcing the pack to slow down for you.
  3. When approaching parked cars, if you see anyone sitting in the driver’s side, CAUTION, they could open the door on you, so ride wide if possible, or stop if necessary
  4. Dress in appropriate clothing for the weather
  5. Bring everything you might need. Prepare for every eventuality. For example, puncture kit, tyre levers, inner tubes, pump, allen key set, waterproof jacket, food, water, money, mobile, contact details in emergency.
  6. Plan your nutrition according to your ride duration. You will burn on average 500calories per hour when cycling. You should be drinking one 750ml bottle of water every hour. You must have enough food to last the entire ride (riders may not wish to stop, especially if it’s cold or wet).

Don’ts 

  1. Overlap wheels, or nudge in between the wheels of the riders in front. You will come off if they move off their line
  2. Ride on tri / aero bars in packs as you will not be able to brake or steer quickly
  3. Make any sudden movements/changes in direction off your line when in the pack. You are responsible for the cyclist behind you; they are following YOUR wheel they need to trust you.
  4. Ride off the front. This is a group ride, not a race. If you want to go faster then let the others know what you are going to do and if no one wants to join you then go off and enjoy your ride alone.
  5. Stop pedalling if you are on the front, even on downhill’s. The cyclists behind you will read this as you slowing and could be forced to brake and bunch up.
  6. “Zone out” on the wheel in front. Keep aware of everything that is going on around you, look ahead and that way you can avoid most hazards.
  7. Whip round the outside of the pack to get to the front unless in an emergency. Shout up the pack any communication. If you do need to get to the front then make sure you check in front and behind for cars, remember three abreast will push you out into oncoming traffic.
  8. Pull out at junctions without looking, having heard the “Clear” call from a fellow cyclist. Check whether there is a vehicle coming yourself.

 These are some calls you might hear. It is essential that you repeat them down the pack so everyone can hear:

“Car Up/Front/Back 

-Keep tight to the cyclist next to you, and be prepared to cycle in single file

 Hole”

 Upcoming pothole to avoid. This can also be followed by a direction i.e. “HOLE LEFT”.

Usually accompanied by a hand signal:

Slowing”  accompanied by gentle extended arm movement up and down to the side

-The cyclist in front needs to slow down for some reason.

Stopping” accompanied by outstretched arm pointing down with palm facing behind

 “Wait”

       -Usually at junctions to indicate there is a car coming

 Clear”

To indicate that a junction is traffic free. You must check yourself and not rely on others.

“Heads Up” 

    –Hazard ahead, pay attention.

“Single out/ single file”

 Get into single file safely and promptly

Goodwood Running Festival 1/2 & 10k @ Goodwood Motor Circuit
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Goodwood Running Festival  1/2 & 10k @ Goodwood Motor Circuit

We are delighted to be hosting The Running Festival at the beautiful and historic Goodwood Motor Circuit on Sunday 14th July 2019.

The event will be held entirely on the track, featuring a 10K and Half Marathon plus a Family Mile, making this a celebratory day of running for runners of all ages and abilities. The 10K is 2 and a half laps, whilst the Half Marathon is 5 and a half laps.

Your race entry for the 10K & Half Marathon includes:

  • Technical Race Souvenir T-shirt
  • Bespoke Medal
  • Community Meet Ups
  • Pop Up Pit Shops
  • Pacers for 10K & Half Marathon
  • Free Pre & Post Race Massage
  • Free Race Photography
  • Race Treats & Carton Water at the Finish Line
  • Free Parking
  • Access to the Summer Running Party NEW for 2019
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim @ Bournemouth Pier Approach
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim @ Bournemouth Pier Approach  | England | United Kingdom

Take on our classic Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim on Sunday 14 July 2019. Setting off from Bournemouth Pier, you’ll swim 1.4 miles parallel to the shore as you make your way to the finish line at Boscombe Pier. Join us at either 10am or noon and dive in with thousands of others and help beat heartbreak for Bournemouth.

Keep up to date with all of the latest information on the Facebook page.

Highlights

  • Biggest charity swim in Europe
  • Swim in the English Channel
  • 10-week training schedule for all abilities
  • Team GB training tips
  • Special incentives for top fundraisers
  • Raising money to fund life-saving research
Hornets’ Stinger @ Brighton Rugby Football Club
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hornets’ Stinger @ Brighton Rugby Football Club | England | United Kingdom

West Sussex Fun Run league event staged by Hove Hornets race 10 in the league

Distance is a 10km run