Club members 2016/17
We are a friendly and welcoming triathlon club with training based at UoB. Whether you want to train 10 times a week or just twice there is a spot for you in this club! We cater for all abilities, from those who want to push themselves to try something new, many without experience in all three disciplines, to our returning members intent on continuing their development in this exciting sport, to our most competitive athletes determined to thrive in our club’s Performance Squad.
This is a very exciting year to join the club as we finally move into the highly anticipated University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Club to take full advantage of the fantastic new facilities available to us. We will be at the Sport and Fitness Fair on September 20th so please come and find us at the Triathlon stand to get your questions answered and get enthused!
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 £170 which gets reduced to £125 in Term 2 and £80 in Term 3 for students.
Triathlon is…Fun, Friendly, Challenging, Outdoors, Variety!
3 skills this sport will give you:
Time Management (training in three disciplines!)
Training times & venues
Monday: 16.30-17.30 Run, 18.00-19.30 Swim, 19.45-20.45 Spin
Tuesday: 06.00-07.30 Swim, 17.00-18.00 Turbo
Wednesday: 07.30-08.30 Run, 13.00-15.00 Group Ride
Thursday: 06.00-07.30 Swim
Friday: 06.00-07.30 Swim, 19.00-20.00 Spin
Saturday: 09.00-10.00 Easy Group Run, 15.30-17.30 Swim
Sunday: 09.00-11.00 Group Ride
Please note as a member of Triathlon you will also be able to attend AU sessions (e.g. Yoga, Circuits).
As we are moving into the new University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Club our training schedule may change for the upcoming academic year and will be updated on this page as soon as confirmed.
Each year we have a large turn out at the various BUCS events as mentioned above which are amazing days out with the team, however, the highlight of the year has to be the Inter-university Aquathlon Championships hosted right here at the University. An aquathlon is a 400m swim, followed by a transition into a 5k run.
Level of competition / participation:
All members of the team have the opportunity to train for and compete in varied 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 with, no matter what level of competition you wish to compete at. Even if you do not wish to compete, please don’t be put off by all of those races, as there is plenty to get out of the training sessions that we offer… a whole new group of sociable people to meet!
Those ready to award 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 strength and conditioning session. If you’re interested please speak to Louise Barron, our head coach, or any member of the committee!