11 of the best Tri clubs: UK & Ireland
The thought of joining a club can be daunting if you’re a prospective triathletes – the idea of being left behind by seasoned competitors is never an appealing one. But with a tri club you’ll be welcomed into the fold wholeheartedly and be encouraged to get involved from the start – regardless of ability. In any case, training alongside experienced athletes is the best way to improve and make new friends along the way. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 11 top triathlon clubs in the UK that are currently recruiting new members. Joining one could be the best decision you make this year!
WTC is a friendly local club that provides training, support and triathlon opportunities for athletes of all ages. Our 110ish membership has a budding junior section with weekly coached sessions, a small handful of elites and an awful lot of regular athletes. We off er four weekly pool sessions, summer open-water training, winter turbo sessions and riding all year round. There are social events and we try to involve our members to help at our enviable race calendar, which includes aquathon, duathlon and triathlons.
The City of Norwich Triathlon Club focuses on junior athletic development with an extensive programme of coaching in swimming, biking and running plus open-water swimming. The club also runs the Norwich Junior Triathlon for ages 8 to 16 as well as a number of social events making sure its members have fun while being active.
Pencoed Tri is a friendly club open to all ages and ability levels. With an emphasis on quality our swim session is coached by WTA coach, Chris Goulden, a former coach of Helen Jenkins. Cycling sessions are Wednesday and Sunday for a group ride. For our run session we tag along with Bridgend Athletic running club on a Thursday for a session to remember!
Tel: 07825 798790
Square Mile Triathlon, in the heart of the City of London, off ers professionally coached training sessions at convenient locations for those working in the City, West End or Canary Wharf. All abilities exist within the club, from complete beginners to seasoned triathletes – whatever you’re level, you’ll fi t in. Whether you just want to keep fi t and make new friends or qualify for the World Champs, anything is achievable at Square Mile Triathlon.
Tel: 07786 031306
A new triathlon club based in Clacton-on-Sea, but holds regular training sessions in both Clacton and Colchester for all disciplines of Triathlon. Conducted under the guidance of Lee Hall, our level 2 BTF coach, who has a physical training instructor background founded in the British Army. The club accommodates all levels of experience and fi tness, incorporating specifi c sessions along with general club runs and rides, all designed to increase your fi tness levels, enjoyment of sport and help you beat your personal best.
Tri-Sport Epping is a friendly club open to all abilities for both adults and juniors. The club has been running for 24 years and has achieved both the Club & Star mark awards. Qualifi ed coaches up to level 3 we have regular coached sessions for swim, bike and run. We are UK athletics affi liated and also compete in the South Essex Cross Country League.
Tel: 01277 202627
Welland Valley Triathlon Club, in conjunction with Inspired Personal Training, is a new club based in the East Midlands and welcomes new members. The club off ers weekly coached swim sessions at the Corby East Midlands International Pool to triathletes of all levels. Annual membership is £30.00 per person. For further information please contact Ben Spiers.
NiceTri Club is proud to off er a warm and friendly welcome to everyone. NiceTri Club participate and compete at all levels from complete beginner to international elite over distances from supersprint to Ironman. In the future and during the development of the club, we hope to attract both male and female members who enjoy training and racing together, but never lose their sense of fun! Contact Keith for more information.
Tel: 07539 213097
Meynell Valley Hunters Triathlon Club is proud to off er facilities to the novice and intermediate triathletes in the local area. The club name is derived from the local area to refl ect the local community. It is from Burton-on-Trent, Uttoxeter and Lichfi eld that this club gains its sense of identity and adventure. The club has many training facilities, including an open-water swimming venue as well as an abundance of bikes and equipment to loan the novice or beginner triathlete.
Tel: 01283 821091
You don’t have to be super fi t, lightening fast or have completed an Ironman to enjoy GI Tri – just be supportive and take an interest in other people at the club who also relish the challenges of this great sport of triathlon. Training hubs in Bingham and Doncaster. One of the few tri clubs that will take non-swimmers. First session free.
East London Triathletes (ELT) are based in the Woodford/Walthamstow area of East London. The club was formed in 1985 and we’re still going strong today. ELT is a club for all abilities from beginners to experienced athletes. We have training sessions to suit all levels, which are overseen by the club coach. Come and join us!