Pool Swim – Abbots Bromley

Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm

Location: Abbots Bromley School, Abbots Bromley, Staffs, WS15 3BW

Cost: £3/1 adult/junior members; £5/2 adult/junior non-members

Directions:

From Lichfield – head north on the A515 towards Kings Bromley/Ashbourne. At Seedy Mill turn left onto the B5014 towards Handsacre. In Handsacre turn right onto the A513/B5014 to Abbots Bromley/Uttoxeter (alternatively, stay on the A515 at Seedy Mill, turn left onto the A513 just before Kings Bromley then right onto the B5014 to Abbots Bromley). On entering Abbots Bromley go round a left bend by the Coach & Horses pub and the entry to the pool is on the left just before the zebra crossing.

From Rugeley – leave Rugeley on the B5103 (under the railway bridge by the Yorkshireman pub). Follow the road over Blithfield reservoir and, at the end, turn right for Abbots Bromley. Go through the village and over the zebra crossing. The pool entrance is on the right immediately after the crossing.

NB. The pool is on the opposite side of the road to the main school buildings.

Cliff Lakes – Open water swim

Open water swim session

Time: Mon & Thur 5.30pm to dusk; Sat 7.00 – 10.30am (may vary early/late in season)

Location: West Midlands Water Ski Centre, Tamworth Road, Cliff, Warwickshire, B78 2DL

Cost: £5 (or £45 for 10 swims)

Swimmers must register with NOWCA before swimming for the first time.

Showers and changing facilities available.

Confidence sessions and 1-2-1 available.

For more details visit their website or ring 07588 395792.

Blithfield – Open water swim

Open water swim session

Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm (8pm when light permits)

Location: Blithfield Sailing Club, Blithfield Reservoir, Waters Lane, Abbots Bromley, WS15 3DU

Cost: £5

Session organised by Stafford Tri Club (www.staffordtri.net).

All swimmers must sign a declaration before swimming for the first time. This can be found on the Stafford Tri Club website.

This is a very large, deep lake. It can be rough and very cold so only recommended for more experienced swimmers. The marked swim course is 800m long. Showers and changing facilities available.

Cycle Time Trials

This summer we will be running a series of Time Trials in conjunction with Lichfield City Cycling Club (LCCC) and Brereton. Wheelers. Sessions will run weekly over a variety of routes and distances.

These events will be run in accordance with Cycle Time Trial Association rules. Full details are on the Bike>Time Trial page of this website. 

Time: Tuesday 19.00

Cost: Events run by BTC or LCCC are free to members (take your membership card for proof of membership); events run by Brereton Wheelers will charge a £2 levy.

Schedule – click here for the full schedule

Routes – click here for route descriptions. Routes can also be found on Strava or Map My Ride using the route code eg. K17/5F

Barton Marina – open water swim

Open water swim session

Time: Wednesday 5.45 – 7.30pm; Saturday 8.30 – 10.30am

Location: Barton Marina, Barton Turn, Barton under Needwood, DE13 8DZ. Swimming is in the small lake on the right as you enter the marina.

Cost: £5 adults; £3 juniors & students with ID

Session organised by Derby Triathlon Club. Download and sign a declaration form from the Derby Tri Club website before swimming for the first time.

No showers or changing facilities. Toilets, shops and cafe nearby at the marina.

Track Cycling

Sessions run by Lichfield City Cycling Club on the vehicle testing track at Curborough. These sessions are uncoached

5pm-6pm – inexperienced cyclists wanting to ride at a comfortable pace

6pm onwards – suitable for experienced cyclists familiar with riding in a group and at speed. Each session will consist of a warm up followed by a race.

No bespoke TT bikes or tri bars allowed – they can stay on your bike but you mustn’t use them. Helmets must be worn.

For more details visit the LCCC website (click on the date on the calendar) or Facebook page.

Cost: £2 for non LCCC members

Venue: Curborough Sprint Course, Netherstowe Lane, Fradley, WS13 8EJ

Burntwood Aquathlon cancelled

Unfortunately due to heavy snow overnight we have cancelled today’s race.
We have fought hard to keep the race going and thank you to everyone who has supported us but, with more heavy snow now forecast this morning, it just isn’t safe.
We will be in touch with all entrants in the next couple of days; meanwhile, stay warm and stay safe!

Burntwood Aquathlon – final start times

The final start times for Sunday’s race are available here. There have been a few changes to race numbers and a few people have moved one wave since the provisional list was published so please check

The race will still be running so long as the pool is open and we can get there! The forecast is better for tomorrow than today but it will still be cold so bring some extra layers + hat and gloves!

If anything disastrous happens with the weather overnight all entrants will be emailed and a notice posted on this website and our Facebook page before 7am.