Triathlon Club Mallorca 2018A week of blissful training during Easter break
Club members 2016/17
Triathlon is an all-inclusive and welcoming club. We provide training for those absolutely brand new to the sport, as well as the opportunity to push yourself to an elite level by training with our performance squad. Training with us gives you access to state of the art facilities at the University of Birmingham Sport Centre, as well as the opportunity to compete in the BUCS championships.
We also have an annual training camp to Majorca, a number of weekends away through the year, and loads of great fundraising events to help build a strong community feeling within the club.
We are proud to be sponsored by Race Timing Solutions, who provide chip timing for race events. Race Timing Solutions has been a long term partner, timing both the Paul Weston Kids Aquathlon and the Inter-university Aquathlon Championships since their beginnings. Check them out here: http://racetimingsolutions.co.uk/
How to get involved
Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon. The membership fee is £175 which gets reduced in Term 2 and Term 3 for students.
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Triathlon is…Fun, Friendly, Challenging, Outdoors, Variety!
3 skills this sport will give you:
Time Management (training in three disciplines!)
Training times & venues
Monday: 18.00-19.30 Swim, 19.45-20.45 Spin
Tuesday: 6.15am – 7.45am Swim, 5.30pm – 6.30pm Vale/Track
Wednesday: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Group Ride/ Track session
Thursday: 6am – 7.30am Swim, 6.15pm – 7.15pm Run
Friday: 6.15am – 7.45am Swim (50 m), 6.20pm – 7.20pm Spin
Saturday: 8.30am – 9.30am park run, 1pm – 2pm run, 3.30 – 5pm Swim
Sunday: 9am – 11am Group Ride
Please note as a member of Triathlon you will also be able to attend AU sessions (e.g. Yoga, Circuits).
Successes and Achievements
Jack Shayler – 9th senior at the Blenheim Palace Sprint Distance Triathlon, 13th overall and 1st U20 at Birmingham’s Great 10km run, 11th U23 and 13th overall at Cardiff Triathlon’s British Championships, 13th overall at BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon and competed in the Super league series in Poznan, Poland.
Amy Brammar- won 5th in the women’s age group at the Weert ETU Standard Distance Championships, competed at the World and European Championships and came 12th at BUCS Standard Distance overall
Megan Blake- Came 14th at BUCS Sprint Distance overall and 1st in the women’s age group Leeds Sprint Distance Triathlon
Matthew Bailey – 3rd overall male at the Dorney Olympic Distance Triathlon, competed at the 2020 ETU Qualifier in Eton
Ben Murphy- competed in the Weert ETU Standard Distance Championships Bethan Hinnett – 5th place in D3 at the Spanish Championships and competed at the Super league series in Poznan, Poland.
Kai Furnell-Brennan- 1st at the Royal Windsor Triathlon.
Roberto Gibson – 5th Junior at the GBR euro qualifiers, 3rd Junior at the Bleneheim Palace Sprint Distance Triathlon
Mark Rogers- completed his first ever half Ironman
Daniel Shepherd, Ryan Davidson, Jack Shayler – Men’s team came 3rd overall at the Oxfordshire Biathlon
Men’s team at BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon – 6th
Women’s team at BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon – 5th
Men’s team at BUCS Sprint Distance Triathlon – 11th
Women’s team at BUCS Sprint Distance Triathlon – 6th
But if you don’t believe us about how great Triathlon is, hear first hand from one of our amazing members from the performance squad, Ben Murphy, what being in UOB Triathlon is really like:
“Joining the UoB Triathlon Club while I was at uni was probably one of the best decisions I made for my fitness, social life and mental health.
Over my 5 years with the club I have competed in numerous events; including the BUCS race calendar each year (duathlon, biathlon, sprint and standard triathlons) and the Inter-university Aquathlon that we organise as a club. The highlight for me was going to Australia to race in the age group Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships – a truly unforgettable experience which I definitely wouldn’t have managed without the club! More recently this year I raced in the European Championships in the Netherlands.
The amount of training available to me was outstanding, even while studying for my medical degree there was still training I could attend regularly. The coaching was also brilliant, and taught me so much about training, recovery and racing (thank you Lou!). Spending 2 years on the Performance and Development Squad gave me access to coached strength and conditioning sessions every week, which was a great opportunity to learn more about this crucial aspect of triathlon training and injury prevention.
Want to say a massive thank you to the committee each year and amazing coaches- I’ve loved every minute of my many years with UoB Tri!”
The Club takes part in 4 BUCS competitions throughout the year; Duathlon, Biathlon, Sprint Tri and a Standard Tri. As a club we also host an Inter-University Aquathlon at the University. An aquathlon is a 400m swim, followed by a transition into a 5km run.
The Club consists of two squads; development and performance squad, both of which work closely with our head coach to help people achieve their personal goals as athletes.
All members of the team have the opportunity to train for and compete in a variety of races throughout the year. British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) races include the BUCS Duathlon, the BUCS Biathlon, the BUCS Pentathlon, the BUCS Sprint Distance Triathlon and the BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon. We also compete in other non-BUCS races and host our own Inter-university Aquathlon Championships here at UoB. So there is plenty for everyone to get involved in, no matter what level you wish to compete at. Even if you don’t want to compete, please don’t be put off by all of those races! There is plenty for you to get out of the training sessions that we offer and a whole new group of sociable people to meet!
Those ready to aim for a higher level of commitment to their triathlon training may wish to consider an application to the development squad at the start of each term. If you’re interested please speak to Louise Barron, our head coach, or any member of the committee!
For those intent on dedicating large amounts of energy to their sporting abilities, there is an opportunity to apply for the performance squad at the start of each term. The squad gives the team’s top athletes access to more tailored coaching advice, as well as a squad-only weekly strength and conditioning session. If you’re interested please speak to Louise Barron, our head coach, or any member of the committee!
Amy Brammar, Physiotherapy, 2019, Came 5th at the European Triathlon Championships and competed in the World Triathlon Championships. Finished 12th overall at BUCS.
Ben Murphy, Medicine, 2019, Competed at the World and European Triathlon Championships.
Naomi Elliot, Chemistry, 2019, 6th at the European Age-group Championships in Glassgow.