Ode To RCC

BORING UPDATE:
Welll… two 25mile TTs under my belt since last post,
last weekend : Farnham course – 1.09.38
this weekend : Horsham course – 1.13.forgotthesecons

Oddly – I felt like I pushed a whole lot harder today than last weekend.
However – the time difference could be down to:
-being tired from three event weekends in a row
-it being a more undulating course
-it being a windy day
The latter two I expect made a big difference. On the plus side, I did a 25 on the Horsham course April 10, and I think my time was something like 1.16 or 1.15. Irritatingly I didn’t write it down, should probably start doing that. Regardless – despite wind today I was still faster than last time, so that’s good.

BLOG:

I’ve been beavering away recently working on two page features for Surrey Mirror Sport and two features for Triathlete’s World. (during the weekend – newsdesk and shorthand own/rule the week!)

I got a lot of satisfaction out of writing the Mirror features – mainly because not only do they (hopefully) make the interview-ees happy, they also offer great publicity for the club.

As a comparative newbie, I feel I have done a lot of taking and not so much giving as part of the Redhill Club Family.

I’ve moved to a brand now town, and found myself housed and befriended. When I need a quote for an article I’m writing, I’ve got over 300 people to choose from – all with their myriad professions, talents, opinions.

Speaking to chairman Adrian recently, in the lovely Urban Kitchen in Reigate (home no#2, I kid you not), it dawned on me quite what an asset our club is to each and every one of its members should they choose to utilize it – and also, quite how much work it takes to fuel it, tend to it, and keep it alive. It’s a bit humbling really.

It feels great to be a part of a community such as ours, and I enjoyed writing about the club and it’s heroes (heroes is a bit strong – but it sounds good in the sentence so I’m not changing it), because I felt I was using my own talents to add my own contribution.

And – of course – it goes without saying that there are clubs who support, advise and encourage new athletes across the country. I came from Brighton Phoenix and my brand new passion for sport came into its own while I was there. I might not have maintained that without help from its members.

So whoever you are, wherever you are: Ask not what your club can do for you, but what you can do for your club.

(PS Interestingly, by the way – my last article was all about the (almost) brand, spanking new Redhill Triathlon Club – watch this space my friends.)

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