The social life.
All this training and racing can get very serious if you let it. At TVT we like to take the lighter approach. We love a beer, we love a curry, we love a coffee and we love a social. So much so, we have a social secretary on our commitee.
On the first Tuesday of the month, we all meet at a local pub for food, a few drinks and a good chin wag. This is a great chance for new members to meet the old faithfuls.
Every October we celebrate the end of the season with the BEST day in the Triathlon calendar, the TVT awards dinner. Awards are given not just to the best athletes, but the most improved, the good egg and more. Once the awards presentations are done, the dancing juice takes over, with some serious dad dancing!
Every year we also look to book a weekend or a week away to do extra training (which often includes socialising too). This year, we had a group travel to Majorca for a pre-season training camp, and an even bigger group cycled Cheddar Gorge. In August 2019, we have more than 40 TVT members going to Vichy, France for both the full Ironman event and the 70.3 that takes place the day before.
Informal socials also take place throughout the year, and are organised on our very active "unofficial" Facebook group.