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Oct
11
Fri
Wickham Torchlight 10k @ Wickham Community Centre, Fareham
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wickham Torchlight 10k @ Wickham Community Centre, Fareham | Wickham | England | United Kingdom

The night train to nowhere departs from the Wickham Community Centre in Mill Lane, along the disused railway line at 7pm for an out & back 10k. Now known as the Meon Valley Trail, mostly under the cover of trees, the trail takes you out to Soberton, under the watchful eye of the ‘night birds’.
There will of course, be a bespoke medal for all finishers!! Come on night owls, climb aboard, it’ll be a ‘hoot’.

Oct
12
Sat
Saturday Morning Run @ Lower Castle Gates, Mill Road. Arundel
Oct 12 @ 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?

Tribal’s end of season open water swim @ Westhampnett Lake
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tribal's end of season open water swim @ Westhampnett Lake | Westhampnett | England | United Kingdom
Venue: Westhampnett Lake, Coach Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0NX
Date: Saturday 12th October 2019
Distances: 10k, 5k, 3k or 1k
Times: 8am Registration. 10k & 5k Swim start: 9.00am. 3k & 1k Swim start 10.00am
Cost: 
1k £20.00
3k £35.00
5k £45.00
10k £60.00
 
Club discount available to all clubs. 8% off when booking 10 or more club members on to this event. Please email team tribal for the code once you have your entrants names collated. Email: hello@tribalsportsevents.co.uk 
Wetsuit Compulsory. Cut off time – 4 hours for 1k & 3k distances. 5 hour cut off for 5k & 10k distances. 
 
SWIM ROUTE MAP = 1k lap. You will be swimming laps according to your distance. 
 
Set in the stunning fresh water lake of Westhampnett, you can choose to take on the distance of your choice. Swim against yourself and beat the clock or challenge a team mate in the water and go head to head!
 
This event is perfect for experienced open water swimmers that would like to try a new event in the area and have the choice of swimming a marathon open water distance, but alike the event is suitable to a novice open water swimmer who would like to try and complete their first open water distance, of their choice and swim in the comfort of a lake,fully supported before taking to a river or the sea. 
 
Parking will be available at the venue with an overspill car park arranged. 
 
Registration will take place on the day, opening at 8.00am.
The race will start at 9.00am gun time for 5k & 10k distances. 10.00am gun time for 3k & 1k distances. 
A race briefing will be held at 8.45am. All competitors must be present for this. 
 
All finishers will receive an awesome piece of bling (bespoke medal), fresh fruit, refreshments as well as chip timing. For the 10k & 5k athletes further nutrition will be supplied for you at your lap point.
 
Swim Hats will be provided for the race.
 
A full safety team of kayaks and safety boats will be provided out on the water at all times.
 
Full use of the venues facilities, with changing rooms, shower and café. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Upon booking and paying for your entry or entries, you are automatically agreeing to 
our T&C’s 
Sussex Cross Country League – Race 1 Goodwood
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sussex Cross Country League - Race 1 Goodwood

The start of the 2109/2020 Sussex Cross Country League

This comprises four races, of which this venue -Goodwood is number 1.   Then there is Stanmer Park, Lancing Manor & Bexhill

Anyone for Team Tuff?

Ladies off at 2:20 running 3 miles whilst men are off at 2:50 running 5 miles

 

 

Saturday Evening Swim @ Freedom Leisure Littlehampton
Oct 12 @ 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

Oct
13
Sun
Tuff Fitty Club Cycles @ Littlehampton Pool - sea road
Oct 13 @ 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

Great Walstead 5 @ Great Walstead Schpp; :Lindfield
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Great Walstead 5 @ Great Walstead Schpp; :Lindfield | England | United Kingdom

West Sussex Fun Run League event  8km distance with water station  Race number 16 in West Sussex Fun Run League

Oct
14
Mon
Monday Evening Run @ West Worthing Tennis Club,
Oct 14 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Monday Evening Run @ West Worthing Tennis Club,

Our Monday evening run starting from the Littlehampton Wave, please meet outside the building. The route will vary each week with Jon Babbage setting out on the Tuff Fitty Running Facebook page. This is a closed Facebook page, but please request from that site to join.

It is recommended that you meet in reception 6 – 6:05pm ready to canter off at 6:15

Oct
16
Wed
Track Night – Durrington @ Worthing Sports Centre, Shaftesbury Ave
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Track Night - Durrington @ Worthing Sports Centre, Shaftesbury Ave | Worthing | England | United Kingdom

Tuff Fitty’s weekly track session.

The format is a warm up, followed by drills and then into a main set – all welcome

The cost is £2 per person but the session is usually run by two coaches

It is suggested that you wear layered clothing for the warm up/warm down and useful to bring a drinks bottle for trackside

All welcome.

Oct
17
Thu
Swim Training @ Littlehampton Wave, Sea Road, Littlehampton
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Swim Training @ Littlehampton Wave, Sea Road, Littlehampton

Our Thursday evening swim session which is led by our Club Coaches

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early, meeting in the seated area by the Cafe.  Swimmers pay Tuff Fitty officials thereafter we move through the reception barriers, into the changing village to be poolside ready for an 8pm start

The cost is £4 for members but if you are not a member of Tuff Fitty we welcome your attendance for two or three sessions at the non-member rate of £6. After this time if you wish to continue we would ask that you join our club as a member.   All you need is your swim costume and goggles, but we do recommend a drinks bottle for poolside (no glass bottles though). (fancy trisuits are kept for races)

The changing village has lockers which take a £1 coin (refunded)