While we welcome members who just want to run, swim or cycle, we naturally place a major focus on those training for and competing in triathlons.
Within the Club we have a great depth and breadth of triathlon experience and use this to help direct members towards events that will suit their ability and goals based on logistics and distances.
With over 500 events in the UK every year there’s a lot of opportunity to compete, but naturally we have a keen focus on our major local events such as the Manchester, Chester and Warrington Triathlons.
What is a triathlon?
A triathlon involves various distances of swimming, cycling and running depending upon the classification of the race. Triathlons can be an Olympic (or Standard) distance (1500m swim/40k bike/10k run), Sprint distance triathlon (750m swim/20k bike/5k run) and a Super Sprint distance triathlon (400m swim/10k bike/2.5k run).
There are also 2 long distance triathlons, generally known as an Ironman (3.8k swim/112 mile bike/26.2 mile run) and a half Ironman (1.9k swim/56 mile bike/13.1 mile run. Some of this distances can vary slightly from race to race to suit the course.