Despite the limitations of the last few months it has been great to see club members embracing new ways of training and competing, and also enjoying catching up with tri friends, albeit virtually.
With regular training cancelled, PT members have been enjoying Zoom training sessions covering a range of disciplines, including swim based exercises, stretching, yoga and pilates.
We have also organised a number of running challenges, with teams of three vying for the best combined time covering 1mile and 5k distances. It turns out that running a mile is much more painful than 5k. Cycling has not been neglected, with a time trial and hill climb event. As always there has been the usual good natured dispute over team choice from the more competitive amongst us (naming no names).
Lockdown has forced us all to become more resourceful. Frank, our Club Chair, demonstrates what an effective multi-tasker he is, perfecting his swim stroke while also topping up his tan.
Appreciating Our Backyard
With exercise limited to our local area we have been reflecting on how fortunate we are to have access to the beautiful Pentland Hills. They really are a triathlete’s dream. It has been so nice to see PT members in passing while running, cycling and swimming.
The incredible weather during lockdown and the lack of normal swimming options seems to have tempted so many more people into the water at Harlaw and Thriepmuir. On some days with the sunbathers, paddle boarders and unicorn inflatables you could almost imagine it was the Mediterranean.
The last few months have been a strange time and exercise has played an important role in keeping spirits up. With news that restrictions are being eased a bit more we are now looking forward to the opportunity to train together again soon.