Tri Together to host free training sessions

Expert advice on offer at London and Lancaster locations

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News just in from the Tri Together race organisers about free, limited number training sessions in March, April and May…

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If you’re thinking about taking part in a triathlon for the first time, getting started with your training might seem like a daunting prospect. Which discipline to start with first? How should you split your time in training? What do all the rules mean?!

To help beginners’ prepare for their first race, Tri Together, the award winning beginners’ triathlon series, will be holding FREE* training sessions in London and Lancaster in the run up to their events.

Triathlon coaches from local triathlon clubs COLT, Crystal Palace and Jet Stream Tri Clubs will be providing expert advice on all aspects from the swim to transition. In London, Swim for Tri will be on hand to give specialist swim advice in the pool.

The dates and times are as follows

London – Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Saturday 30 March – 2-5pm 
Saturday 11 May – 2-5pm

Lancaster – Salt Ayre Sports Centre

Sunday 14 April – 9.30am – 12.30pm

*Triathlon tasters are free to all but do require a deposit of £5. Payments will only be taken if you register and do not attend.

The format for the taster sessions are as follows:

  • Meet and greet, explanation of the session and triathlon in general.
  • Swim session – triathlon pool format and basic technical development / hints and tips.
  • Outdoor bike / run / transitions session – exploring the course, how to set up transition, bike safety / operation check, gentle training
  • Questions and Answer session including rules of triathlon

This is an excellent opportunity for beginners to receive some one-to-one advice and coaching and of course a chance to try out the swim, cycle and run route ahead of the event.

Thanks to Cycling Projects, there will also be an opportunity for participants to try out sports wheelchairs and alternative cycles such as recumbent trikes, hand cycles & tandem bicycles.

The taster sessions are open to all but places are limited so to register for a place at either taster session, please email tritogether@lcdisability.org or call 020 3242 0239.

Thinking about your first triathlon but need a goal to work towards?! Why not sign up for the Tri Together triathlon, an award winning series of triathlons for people of all ages and abilities to swim, bike and run together.

Started in London in 2011, it won the 220 Triathlon Race of the Year (less than 500 entries) and was shortlisted for the British Triathlon event of the year.  In 2012, it went on to win the Triathlon London Professional Event of the Year and was shortlisted for the 220 Triathlon Race of the Year yet again.  It is now set to expand from one event to three, taking place in London, Lancaster and Glasgow in 2013.

Join us in 2013 and be part of this unique triathlon experience.

Lancaster:

Sun 7 July 2013, Salt Ayre Sports Centre, in partnership with COLT Triathlon Club and Lancaster City Council 

London:

Sun 1 September 2013, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Glasgow:

Sun 22 September 2013, Bellahouston Sports Centre, in partnership with triathlonscotland 

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To register online or for more information visit www.lcdisability.org/tritogether or text TRI to 80878 (standard text rates apply).