Please note that there will be no swim training session on Sunday 18th August as this is also the day of Bideford Triathlon. We’re hoping to get as many members racing in Bideford Tri as we can, followed by a family & friends picnic in Victoria Park following the race.
The main training session for the week centres around the squad swimming session from 9am until 10am on Sundays @ Barnstaple Leisure Centre. The cost is £5 for members and £6 for non-members. Please note that a non member can only attend for three sessions before being asked to become a member.
When you arrive at the pool, tell the reception you are with the Tri Club and then pay the coach on poolside. The session is open to all. There are three lanes for different abilities. At different times of the year the focus changes from (for example) swim stroke improvement to speed and stamina work.
After swimming there are opportunities to bike and run.
Running starts around 10.15am and lasts until we are finished. The sessions are different each week. Have a look on our Facebook page to see what is happening and come along.
Cycling is more individual. Have a look at Facebook and see what people are up to, or add your own rides and ask members to join you.
Local Tri coach Gary Gerrard runs these sessions weekly on Wednesday evenings, 7:15-8:15pm. During the Autumn the sessions are spin bike based then in Spring we start to do brick sessions (combined spinning and running). The sessions work on building strength, endurance and cadence awareness and are based around heart rate zones. There are 9 bikes that can be booked out for monthly blocks, but you can also bring your own bike and turbo trainer if you prefer. Please contact Shelly Williams or the Club Secretary for details if you are interested in joining us.
Absolutely all abilities welcome to walk, jog, run, chat or volunteer. See other club members there and try for a PB. 9am every Saturday.
Lou Harris has been running some training sessions for us over the Summer. Her run training usually takes place after the Sunday swim. Open water sessions are tide dependent. Have a look at our Facebook page for details of upcoming sessions.
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