The Club welcomes new members at all levels, from novices to international medal-winners. Come and join in the fun!
Benefits of Membership
As a member you have access to all club training sessions, either free or at nominal cost to cover hire of facilities, such as a pool or gym. The normal weekly program includes:
- pool-based swim sessions
- indoor cycle training on static 'turbo trainers'
- running sessions
Coaching & Support
Most of the sessions are run by experienced, qualified coaches, who have years of competitive experience and training with the British Triathlon Federation, or the organizations leading the individual disciplines, or both. Whatever your level, the technical knowledge and advice is there to help you improve.
As well as our coaches, you will meet and train with other members who are at all stages of their triathlon careers. From complete novices, to elite swimmers grappling with the challenges of the bike and run, to grizzled veterans with hundreds of events behind them and quite a few more ahead. They all have advice and encouragement to share.
Triathlon is mostly an individual event, so it's a pleasant change to compete together when we get the opportunity. The Club enters teams in both local and national events, from local running leagues and relay races to the British Triathlon Federation National Club Relays.
The Social Side
Finally, we have an annual awards evening around the end of the year, where we give out prizes and re-live the highs and not-so-highs of another season.
Responsibilities of Membership
If you decide to join - and we hope you will - then you should also understand that membership has its responsibilities. These are mainly to do with keeping you and other members safe, supporting the Club and the sport of triathlon.
Triathlon training and competition are demanding activities both physically and mentally. You should not undertake them if you are not adequately prepared. If in doubt take professional advice, but in the end it is your responsibility to decide whether you can participate without endangering yourself or others.
We expect all club members to be responsible for themselves and for their conduct at all times, and especially when training with or representing the Club. In a coached training session, pay attention to instruction from the coaches.
Supporting Club Events
The Club organizes various events each year including our summer Go Tri Aquathlon Series. All members are encouraged to help with at least one of them. This is a great way to meet other club members and give something back to the club as well as to help generate much needed revenue for the club. Without help from members we cannot run events so please give some of your time when you can!
The Club encourages you to consider membership of the British Triathlon Federation, with which we are affiliated. The BTF is the governing body of our sport. It organizes the national events in which we compete, selects and leads national teams representing Britain, and sets the standards and runs coaching courses from which we all benefit. More immediately, membership includes an insurance scheme that covers you while competing and training all year round.