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Sports Massage and Injury Therapist
Age 51
Tri 3 Club Chairman and BTF Level 2 Tri Coach
My first excursion into the sport of triathlon came some 25 years ago - many years before it was the mass participation event it is now. I took part in two races in my home county of Devon, using an old mountain bike and having to borrow a bike helmet. I won both - there was no competition back then.
Having a young family, lack of time and finance put an end to any ambition I had to continue in the sport and I spent the next 20 years running many miles across Exmoor and taking part in a variety of races that have included the Himalayan 100mile trail race and Vancouver Marathon.

Moving to Lincolnshire in 2009 was the life change I needed to get me back into Triathlon. Six years on and now 51 yrs old, I have completed triathlon events ranging from sprint distance to ironman distance and including Celtman 2014 and Wasdale X in 2015.

I believe age is no barrier to what we want to achieve and that, with the right attitude and approach to training, anyone can realise their sporting goals. As a triathlon coach I aim to help our members realise their potential and succeed in whatever event or challenge they set themselves.

As club Chairman I strive to further develop the club so that our members, regardless of age, receive the best in coaching advice and support throughout their triathlon journey. As a club we aim to make your triathlon experience as rewarding and enjoyable as we can and welcome enquiries from all new and prospective members.

Come and join us!


Mark Holman - Junior Lead Coach

My background in exercise has always been bias towards running. Over the past 15 years I have competed in countless running races, covering distances from 10k to Full Marathon but I have enjoyed and been most successful over the ½ marathon distance.

In early 2013 I decided to make the move across to the sport of Triathlon and have been obsessed with the sport ever since. Since I started triathlon I have competed in numerous races and managed to place 22nd in the 2015 City of Birmingham Open Water Triathlon.

Tri3 Sleaford Triathlon Club Juniors

Since starting to work with the Tri3 Junior’s in 2015 I have seen the Junior side of the club grow and grow. Along with the number of junior’s growing so has the morale and team spirit that surrounds the squad.

Now that our juniors have developed and been training for a good period of time we are starting to see some excellent results in all three disciplines. So far in 2016 we have had athletes selected for sponsorship and given support and training by one of the largest commercial names to be involved in the world of triathlon. Not only this but we regularly have junior athletes doing themselves and the club proud by pushing themselves in events and raising money for charity.

Tri3 Sleaford Juniors in the news

As a club our number one aim is to ensure that all of our junior athletes are safe and enjoy every session they attend and get the most out of all the races they enter and take part in. We are a family orientated club and work tirelessly to ensure the juniors are ready and well prepared for each race season. Everyone involved with the club juniors agrees that it is more important that they complete each race with a smile on their face having enjoyed the experience!

Current Junior Training Sessions

Swim Session – Every Tuesday at Cranwell Pool, 6-7 Pm

Bike/ Run and Transition Session – Friday evenings at St. Georges school, Sleaford. 6-7.30pm

On top of these sessions we plan to offer regular sessions where we go to facilities such as Billinghay Pool, Fulbeck Karting centre (biking), Activities Away [open water swimming] and Yarborough Leisure centre.

Contact details:

Mark Holman

07977580473 mark@tri3sleaford.co.uk

About Membership

The Club welcomes new members at all levels, from novices to international medal-winners. Come and join in the fun! 

Benefits of Membership

Training Sessions

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.

Team Events

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!


Supporting Triathlon

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.

To join, email Paul Morris - membership@tri3sleaford.co.uk
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