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Triathlon Club Mallorca 2018

Triathlon Club Mallorca 2018

A week of blissful training during Easter break
Club members 2016/17

Club members 2016/17

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon

Triathlon is an all-inclusive and welcoming club. We provide training for those new to the sport as well as the opportunity to push yourself to an elite level by training with our squad. Training with us gives you access to state of the art facilities at UBSport as well as the opportunity to compete in the BUCS championships.

We also have an annual training camp to Majorca and a number of weekends away through the year, 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

 

REGISTER INTEREST

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.

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:
Perseverance
Time Management (training in three disciplines!)
Goal Setting

 

Training times & venues

Monday: 18.00-19.30 Swim, 19.45-20.45 Spin

Tuesday: 06.00-07.30 Swim, 17.00-18.00 Track

Wednesday: 13.30-15.00 Group Ride, 14.00-15.00 Spin

Thursday: 06.00-07.30 Swim, 17.00-18.00

Friday: 06.00-07.30 Swim, 18.25-19.25 Spin

Saturday: 15.30-17.30 Swim

Sunday: 10.00-11.00 Group Ride

Please note as a member of Triathlon you will also be able to attend AU sessions (e.g. Yoga, Circuits).

 

 

Successes and Achievements

  • Chris Silver competed in the Commonwealth Games
  • Lucy Nelly and Luke Pollard also competed internationally.
  • The girls team came 4th in the BUCS biathlon

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.

Interesting facts

The Club takes part in 4 – BUCS completions throughout the year (Duathlon, Biathlon, Sprint Tri and a Standard Tri). As a club we also host a Aquathlon at the University.

The Club consist of two squads, development and performance squad, both work closely with our head coach to help people active their personal goals as athletes.

Club Members:
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!

Development Squad:
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!

Performance Squad:
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!

Key contacts

Head coach: Louise Barron

Club captain: Gabrielle McNeelance

Aquathlon 2019

Held at the University of Birmingham, the swim will take place in the new state-of-art Sport and Fitness Centre Swimming pool, followed by a run around our beautiful campus.

Adult race entry: click here.

Junior race entry: click here.