TRAINING CONTINUES OVER LUNAR NEW YEAR | RACE REGISTRATIONS | HELP NEEDED AT TRAINING
1) TRAINING CONTINUES OVER LUNAR NEW YEAR
Please note that we will have our usual Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning training sessions at Kallang next weekend (i.e. Saturday the 21st and Sunday 22nd of February).
However please note we will NOT have Pool Training on Wednesday 18th February or Pilates Training on Thursday 19th February.
Gong Ci Fa Cai!
2) RACE REGISTRATIONS
Just a gentle reminder that the registrations for the MR500 has now been closed by the Captains due to overwhelming response.
More race registrations will be opening up in the coming months – but please be reminded that to be eligible to register for races you must be a member of the team paying Subs. If you haven’t already joined please speak to the Treasurers about the GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE levels of membership on offer – and any pro-rating that you may be entitled to now that the season is underway.
3) HELP NEEDED AT TRAINING
On Saturdays it has been great to see how many “newbies” have been joining us – and how many have become regulars! In fact some weeks we are filling 4 (or more) boats on the water.
However this does mean that given the physical constraints at Kallang that we face some challenges and that the sheer numbers of people involved can make life a bit chaotic as we try to get so many people warmed up and on the water on time so that newbies will have a memorable and enjoyable first experience with the team.
In particular we need all regular paddlers to BE ON TIME. That means you need to be kitted up and ready to help at 3.30pm (not one minute to four). Unfortunately we have one or two people who invariably turn up late, and then cause a kerfuffle as cages need to be unlocked, lifejackets arranged, etc. especially for them, just so that they can step neatly into a boat at 4.00pm. This behaviour has not gone unnoticed and the Captains are clear that it will not be allowed to continue. People should be on time and helping with all the preparatory tasks required.
Likewise we have one or two people who obviously feel that bothering to help stow and cover the boats is for others to attend to. As they hurry for shade and a quick check of their mobile after training they doubtless convince themselves that their help is not required as other people are attending to getting the boats stored. Of course the truth is that everyone else has no choice in the matter if a few persistently find reasons not to help. Hower tired you may be after training please LEND A HAND GETTING THE BOATS STORED. If everyone spends just a few minutes helping then the job is done so much more quickly and all these tasks don’t just fall onto the shoulders of a few stalwarts.
Please be on time. Please lend a hand. This will make training an even better experience for everyone.
See you at training this weekend
All the best,
Philip N. Morgan - Team Secretary
British Dragons - Singapore