A number of our members participate regularly in triathlon and duathlon.
|Monday||Turbo Session||As per club social rides|
|Wednesdays||Swim Session||Sports Space, Hemel Hempstead 8:00 pm|
|Weekends||Bike Rides||As per club social rides|
Most of us make good use of the Forum to coordinate our training activities and race plans and to offer each other support and guidance, so please take a look at the multisports section in the Forum to get a feel for our little community.
Many of the group get together for swim training at Sports Space, Hemel Hempstead on a Wednesday evening. Start time is 8:00 pm. A programme is provided and also a bit of individual help for anyone who needs it.
During the summer we might switch the session to an open water venue. From May to September, we swim in the lake at Denham Waterski Centre, UB9 5HE, early on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
For bike training, we just join in with the general club rides, training and events.
Much of our run training is done solo, although people do train together on an ad hoc basis, and some of us also belong to local running and athletics clubs.
If you have any questions or are interested in joining us – we welcome athletes of all abilities - please give me Mike Orton a call on 07740 819537.
We hold a championship race each year for Triathlon and Duathlon. There are awards for the fastest, most improved and best newcomer.
|Club Triathlon Championships||
Overall: Milton Keynes Sprint Triathlon
Most Improved: Galeforce Events Bedford Summer Sprint
|Club Duathlon Championships||TBC||TBC|
See the events calendar for more details
For a club with quite a small group of triathletes, we manage some good turnouts at local events, e.g. the Big Cow Sprint at Emberton in May and the Bedford Autumn Sprint in Sep/Oct, and have also enjoyed some great results in the last few seasons.
In 2009, two of our members, Mike Orton and Harvey Bennett, went to the Gold Coast to represent GB in the World Champs, and Mike was the top-finishing Brit in the 50-54 age group. Another member, Sam Williamson, won the Big Woody Ironman in August.
In 2008, Andrzej Bojarski represented GB in the World Long Distance Duathlon Champs and came 7th in his age group. Rob Hill, a very promising junior elite triathlete, is also a member. And we have several other strong performers.
But don’t worry if you’re not quite up to this sort of standard, because we also have some very average performers amongst our ranks – like me!
Ian Huntingford - Triathlon Secretary