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Aug
17
Sat
Saturday Morning Run @ Lower Castle Gates, Mill Road. Arundel
Aug 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Saturday Morning Run @ Lower Castle Gates, Mill Road. Arundel | England | United Kingdom

A run early on Saturday morning can set you up for the weekend.  Meet in Mill Road Arundel by the lower Castle gates. As an early start no need to arrive very early, but the runners cater off at 7:30am.

A variety of routes up into Arundel Park, or across to Rewell Woods or a run out to Warningcamp and Angmering Park.  As a minimum the route is usually up to 10 miles but for those undertaking spring marathons the mileage does tend to rise through the Autumn heading up towards the South Downs. The route is ideal for some undulations and usually is off road unless the weather conspires against us.

All abilities welcome.   Upon return to Arundel a number will stay for a coffee (and something to eat if a sufficiently high mileage has been undertaken) so you may wish to bring a dry top and some money.  This offer is not obligatory if you fancy a run, yet would prefer to return straight home

A great way to start the weekend, have you tried it yet?

Midnight Marathon @ Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 4:00 am

Enjoy the excitement of night running in the South Downs in the Summer.

Starting with a signed route for a couple of miles within the country park, then on the public way-marked South Downs Way, with multiple water/feed stations along the way, this is a great way to run at night with others on a course that is simple to follow.

​Even though this is a summer event, it can still get cold at night, so please wear or carry appropriate clothing.  In addition, all participants will be required to use a head-torch with spare batteries, and recommended to take a backup light source and carry a mobile phone.

There is no time cutoff for this event.  You may take as long as you like to finish it, but as a rough guide, we would expect the fastest finishers to be back just after Midnight and everyone to be finished by 4AM, and for those that expect to take over 8 hours, there may be an early start at 8PM.

After the finish, relax undercover with chilli and bread rolls (including fully vegan option) before heading home.

We expect around 200 entrants, so plenty of people around without it spoiling the night running experience.
Aug
18
Sun
The Ringmer Triathlon ⁄ Duathlon @ Ringmer
Aug 18 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
The Ringmer Triathlon ⁄ Duathlon @ Ringmer | England | United Kingdom

Many Tuffs have undertaken this race; course not too challenging

Based at Kings Community College (Ringmer) and using the 25m heated indoor pool run by Wave Leisure. The events listed below…..

DISTANCES:
Standard Triathlon s800m-b40km-r9km,
Sprint Triathlon s400-b23.5km-r6km,
GoTri-Supersprint Triathlon s200m-b15km-r3km,
Youth and Junior Triathlon⟨15-19yrs⟩ s400-b23.5km-r6km,
Duathlon r6km-b23.5km-r3km,
Standard RELAY Triathlon, Sprint RELAY Triathlon.

The CYCLE COURSE is a lap taking you through long stretches of road and beautiful
Sussex villages.
The RUN COURSE is a large lap of 3km taking in the vilage of Ringmer.

Thinking of Entering -then check this out . . . 
OFFERS:
Get a SPRINT or Supe-SPRINT Triathlon race entry for 40% OFF if you committ to counting the lengths of the Standard event that starts before.
⟨Discount code required is COUNTLAPSRING19only 4 places available.⟩. All offers are limited- on a first come basis, these offers are non refundable.

VENUE:
Ringmer Community College, Lewes Road, Ringmer, E Sussex, BN8 5RB

ENTRY FEES:
Standard Triathlon (pool swim) £49.00, Sprint Triathlon (pool swim) £43.00, GoTri-Supersprint Triathlon £36.00, Duathlon (run/bike/run) £36.00, Youth and Junior Sprint Triathlon £30.00, Standard RELAY Triathlon (2 of 3 persons) £55.00, Sprint RELAY Triathlon (2 or 3 persons) £59.00
The Day Membership is ADDITIONAL to the entry fee

British Triathlon Day Licences £5.00
All competitors must be members of British Triathlon for the duration of the race.

EVENT TIMING:
Manual timing splits are: Start-End of swim-Start of Run- Finish. Race number Bibs must be visible

Tuff Fitty Club Cycles @ Littlehampton Pool - sea road
Aug 18 @ 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

Henfield Half Marathon @ Henfield Leisure Centre
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
Henfield Half  Marathon @ Henfield Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Off road Half Marathon scenic course along riverbank and disused railway, flint paths & stiles

Changing Rooms, showers and parking

* Toilets *refreshments *

* Medals to all finishers

Tuff Fitty’s Summer Barbecue & club race 3 @ Arundel Lido, Queen St, Arundel
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuff Fitty's Summer Barbecue & club race 3 @ Arundel Lido, Queen St, Arundel | England | United Kingdom

Our traditional summer visit to Arundel Lido.

Entry is £5 for a barbecue cooked by the Tuff Masterchefs. This entry comes with free entry to a 400m swim 5km Aquathlon past the Black rabbit and back.

These have built to be a great evening Tuff social and we hope you will be able to come

Aug
21
Wed
Tuffs Get Wet @ Chichester Watersports - Westhampnett Lake
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuffs Get Wet @ Chichester Watersports - Westhampnett Lake

A Club special – Tuff Fitty have hired Westhampnett Lake for an evening of swim fun

This is a wet suit compulsory event
All swimmers will need to sign a disclaimerBRIGHT coloured swim hats MUST be worn.

If you have not ticked ‘going’ you will not be permitted to swim on Facebook. If you are not on FB you should inform any coaches or committee members that you will be attending.

At the moment this event is only for TUFFs – we will see how numbers go and then open it up to your friends at a cost of £5 PP.

We are proud to be putting on this event to add additional value to your annual membership.

#TuffsGetWet
#LoveyourClub
#Not2Tuff2Talk

P.S Bring some cash as the cafe will be open and I dont think they take card payment.

Aug
24
Sat
Saturday Morning Run @ Lower Castle Gates, Mill Road. Arundel
Aug 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Saturday Morning Run @ Lower Castle Gates, Mill Road. Arundel | England | United Kingdom

A run early on Saturday morning can set you up for the weekend.  Meet in Mill Road Arundel by the lower Castle gates. As an early start no need to arrive very early, but the runners cater off at 7:30am.

A variety of routes up into Arundel Park, or across to Rewell Woods or a run out to Warningcamp and Angmering Park.  As a minimum the route is usually up to 10 miles but for those undertaking spring marathons the mileage does tend to rise through the Autumn heading up towards the South Downs. The route is ideal for some undulations and usually is off road unless the weather conspires against us.

All abilities welcome.   Upon return to Arundel a number will stay for a coffee (and something to eat if a sufficiently high mileage has been undertaken) so you may wish to bring a dry top and some money.  This offer is not obligatory if you fancy a run, yet would prefer to return straight home

A great way to start the weekend, have you tried it yet?

Aug
25
Sun
Tuff Fitty Club Cycles @ Littlehampton Pool - sea road
Aug 25 @ 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

Arundel 10k @ Arundel Town Centre - High St
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Arundel 10k @ Arundel Town Centre - High St | England | United Kingdom

The first 4 finishers from each “club” will constitute a team.  can we muster a Team?

COURSE: The race starts in Arundel Town Centre. Following a circuit of the town, runners enter the grounds of Arundel Castle by the lower gates, climb through the grounds, loop around Arundel Park and return back through the Castle to the finish in the Town Square. The course is a mixture of tarmac road (75%) and downland grass tracks (25%)     – a well known route to many Tuffs from our saturday morning runs.

AGE LIMIT: All entrants must be aged 16 or over on the day of the race

ENTRANTS LIMIT: 700 runners

PRIZES: Awards in all categories. For categories, please see our website: www.arundelscouts.org.uk.

Mementoes for all finishers. Presentations at approx.10.30-11.00am

There is a 2 hour time limit on this race.