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ABOUT

Thank you for your interest in our events. Thames Turbo Triathlon Club is a long-standing and well established club based in Hampton, Middlesex with a large membership, including a thriving Junior section. We are a registered charity and aim to encourage all areas of the community in healthy sporting activities, especially triathlon. As such one of the commitments of each member is to marshal at one or more of our events, and we have a reputation as being one of the friendliest and most welcoming events on the circuit.

Thames Turbo was voted London Region Triathlon Club of 2012, and our coach Tom Bennett won the Junior Coach of 2012 Award.

The race has an open non-discriminatory policy and we have an equal opportunity outlook to participation. If you have any special needs/ are a para-triathlete, please contact the Race Director to discuss how we can help you to compete in the event.

Race Director contact : race_director@thamesturbo.co.uk

BTF Quality Mark

The BTF Event Quality Mark scheme is designed to provide a quality assurance standard for events, as well as provide a useful resource for new and established events alike. In order that an event becomes accredited they must demonstrate and provide evidence that their event, meets all set criteria. Currently there are only 3 Triathlons in England with our 2 Star Mark of Quality

Benefits to athlete entering Quality Marked events are:

  1. Guarantee of minimum operating standards in:
    • – Safety
    • – Athlete Provision
    • – Event Organisation
    • – Facilities
  2. Officiated event (fairness)
  3. Recognized by local safety groups
  4. Events committed to continual development
  5. Engagement with national governing body

The Thames Turbo Sprint Series holds the following mark:

Our Junior Aquathlon holds the following mark:

COMMENTS FROM OUR RACERS

At our races we had some great feedback from competitors, so if you are thinking of racing in 2013, check out some of their comments:

Thanks to all the marshals and helpers, I have completed 2 of the 4 sprints and on both occasions appreciated the encouragement from the marshals – Sandra

Had a great time, really friendly and very pro newcomers. Thanks for making us feel welcome and looking forward to next couple of races – Nigel

Thank you so much for a great race, everyone was so friendly. It was my first Tri, I don’t think it will be my last – Richard

My first tri – really enjoyed it despite the weather! And I agree with the other comments thanking the marshals and race organizers – everyone was very supportive and enthusiastic – much appreciated! – Emma

This was my first triathlon and couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable and welcoming way to enter this world. The claim of the friendliest marshals I read in the FAQ is completely true – I was stunned when they started to encourage me by name! The event is also very spectator friendly and my “support team” had a great time too. Congratulations Thames Turbo on delivering exactly what you intended and making first-timers like me want to come back to triathlon time and time again – Joanne Hillier

As ever, thanks to everyone at Thames Turbo for a fun race on Monday. Especially the marshals for getting up at stupid o’clock and enduring the rain and wind!

I’ve competed in all of the sprint series this year, culminating in today, and it’s been absolutely fantastic – the most well organised and friendly races I’ve ever been a part of. Thank you, and all the Marshals, and every one else that makes it possible. If I lived a little nearer I’d be joining the club in a shot! Thanks once again – it’s been a fantastic series. Looking forward to next year.

I would like to Thank you and your Club for running such a great event. This year was my 3rd year of attendance and as always I’m so impressed by the professional and courteous way in which your Marshals and all Officials act towards us the competitors.

Just wanted to thank you again for the great race you put on today (i even posted my PB ever on your race ) … i am never tired to race TTT after all those years…. and enjoy it every time… (although with a lot of sunshine, it makes the experience even better) so many thanks again to you and the whole team.

The race was awesome. My first triathlon, and I enjoyed it a lot, really So thanks you all for a perfect organization, and great bike and run courses!

Thanks to you and all the helpers for organising the event on Monday, it was my first Tri after only 12 weeks of training and I loved it. Will be back for sure.

I continue to be amazed and very grateful at the commitment of the marshals who get up even earlier than competitors on a bank holiday. Once again, a really well organised event which manages to stay friendly and relaxed. Thanks so much to the organisers and to all the friendly and enthusiastic marshals who sacrifice their bank holiday and opportunity to compete. Great local event.

10/10 for all four races this year. Many thanks do all involved. Roll on 2011.

Thanks very much for very friendly and well-run series. I did 2 this year, the April one being my first sprint tri, and seem to have got the bug. Many thanks to you and all the other organisers/marshals.

It was such a great day and all the officials and marshals were very helpful and extremely kind. I will definitely be recommending the series to my clubmates for next year.

Just wanted to say what an amazing time I had at Monday’s Sprint Race (4). It was my first ever triathlon and both me and my friend were really nervous. As soon as we arrived though we were greeted with smiling, friendly faces (even at that time of the morning!) and it really put us at ease. It could have been really intimidating with all those super fit athletes and expensive bikes but we were made to feel just as welcome with our mountain bikes (never again! Next time I’m bringing a road bike!). Even in the pool I was asked if it was my first time and to go and enjoy it. The marshals also encouraged competitors by their name, a nice touch. I smiled all the way round and finished in just under 2 hours. I have definitely got the bug and will be entering again next year. Thank you so much for putting on such a wonderful event. See you next year!

Love the TT you guys do a fantastic job for a great race.
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Another cracking race this morning – thanks guys!
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Organisation was spot on.
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Another big thanks to TTTC from me as well. Cracking organisation.
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Thanks again for a lovely and well organised race yesterday. Always nice to have such lovely support while doing the race and to be cheered on by your first name.
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Really well organised today, seamless.
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Many thanks – we had a great race.
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Firstly, I just wanted to pass on my congratulations to all at Thames Turbo for a really great race today. Having never raced with your club before, I was very impressed particularly by your extremely helpful and friendly marshalls. It was fantastic that they looked up all the athletes’ names as we raced past in order to give us all an individual cheer – a really nice personal touch that certainly gives you a litle buzz! Overall, just a really welcoming and fun experience, whatever level of competitor you are and I will definitely be back for more. Please feel free to pass on my compliments.
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Many thanks for today. Brilliant day , my first tri and all the organizers were so helpful.
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I really enjoyed the race and cant wait until the next one, the marshalls were a great help especially when they call your name that really helps.
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I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you for Race 3. Having never done a tri before I was extremley apprehensive about racing but I felt that everything about the day was designed to put the new competitor at ease and help them enjoy the day – which I definatley did! The marshalls were freindly and encouraging, the supporters vocal and the course easy to follow and I was proud to race as a Turbo at such an awesome home race. I’ve been around amature sport (mainly rowing) for years but I feel that they could learn a thing or two from TTTC about putting on a professional standard race with willing volunteers! Thanks for an great race, I’m officially hooked!
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Just to say thanks for all your & your teams efforts at the recent Thames turbo. It was very well organised and I especially liked the personal touch with the marshalls calling out your name as you go round the course. I’ve done other tris at crystal palace and dawney lakes and this was by far the most enjoyable and friendly so I hope to do it again in future to improve my time (which i doubt will be difficult!)
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Race 3 was my first triathlon and I really enjoyed it, a big thankyou to all the organisers and marshalls who always took the trouble to use my name- pretty impressive with over 300 people in the event. I look forward to participating in more Thames turbo events in the future.
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I just wanted to thank everyone at Thames Turbo for putting on yet another well organised and friendly event last Monday. It’s such a great opportunity for relative novices like me to get stuck in and really enjoy a Triathlon. Being cheered on by name by your many marshalls really makes a difference too and does not go unnoticed.
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Arriving at the race, there was something wrong with my tyres and one of the stewards very kindly helped me out – thanks to all the team on the day, it was my first triathlon and I felt so buoyed everytime one of the stewards actually said my name and said well done etc. Is a small thing, but helped a lot!
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Superb.That was a really good first ever triathlon. I’m already in training for next year! Thanks so much for sorting my entry and look forward to the next time.
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I’d like to thank the organisers and the marshals for a fantastic event today. Also, thanks to the very fit triathletes that encouraged me at various points in their races too. The thought was appreciated.
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Just thought I’d email to say thanks for a brilliant event today. All your staff were amazingly friendly and encouraging and as soon as I got talking to other competitors all those 1st time nerves just went! Thanks for your advise over the last couple of days and I’ll definitely be back to improve my time!
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I have just done race two. Not very well (1hr 45 ) but it was great. My second tri. Thank you and all the people involved in putting on a fantastic event. The marshalls of all ages from very young to more mature are both vocal and encouraging and always with a smile. Please tell them it makes a difference and we, the competitors appreciate it. When you hear your name and an outburst of applause it is magic. Good job otherwise I might still be on the course!!!! Thanks a million see you next year, don’t forget to thank them all …..personally

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Just a quick email to say thank you! We had an amazing first Triathlon experience today. All the officials were amazingly supportive and the seasoned veterans were also very helpful. The whole race was super well organized, from your emails and website, to the race day itself. It would have been difficult to put a foot wrong! We have already signed up for the next one and went to Sigma and got a shiny new bike on the back of this with the cycle to work scheme.
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I just wanted to drop you a quick note to pass on my thanks to your team of stewards. I arrived today with a flat tyre as I had tube valve problems and your team went out of their way to help me get it fixed. Unfortunately I do not have their names but it they will know who they are if you mention the ‘guy with the flat’!!
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It was my first Thames turbo race and I really enjoyed it and will definitely be doing more (next year) as well as recommend to others. Many thanks once again.
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Thanks for a great race today, myself and my wife did it again and really enjoyed it, and thankfully we keep on improving.
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Despite the horrible weather conditions this morning, it was still a great race and extremely well organised as usual. see you at the next one!
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Thanks for a great race despite the cold windy weather. It was a lot of fun.
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Thanks from me too for the wonderful event yesterday – despite the cold! And as a beginner I really enjoyed it!! Fantastic organising and such nice marshals cheering along the way that were even pronouncing my name correctly! I was VERY impressed! Thanks again – and here is to the next one!
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Thank you so much for yesterdays Thames Turbo Sprint (Race 2). This was my first triathlon and my friend who is a regular with you had to pull out due to pneumonia and I was somewhat nervous… The organisation, help and general friendship with the marshalls, staff and competitors made this a great first Tri..and the fact that I finished in 1 hr 21 inside my target time of 1hr 30 despite the cold, hail on the bike, speed-humps and my legs that wanted to fall off 1km into the run! Only decided to enter a Tri after I had lost some 11kg’s since the Summer. I started running at Xmas (first time since school 28 yrs ago), couldn’t do freestyle for more than 4 lengths until last summer and have only been on a road bike four times since August due to the weather and travelling (so a lot of gym biking)…it was real challenge for even me getting to the start line…and a major achievement me finishing..I am still on a big tri- buzz.
Good job by you all and I will be back!
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Always a well run and supported events – thanks to all the helpers
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Thanks to all the organisers and marshalls. Very smooth operation. I loved it.
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Did my first tri on Monday and just wanted to say a big thank you both to you and all at Thames Turbo, fantastic day brilliantly organised.
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That must surely be one of the best prize packs in triathlon! All my friends are impressed with the paperweight. And on top of a seriously useful goody bag (haven’t tried the beer yet). Many thanks and see you at the next event
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Well done yet again – Race 2 was just as outstanding as race 1.
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My wife and I completed race 2 which was our first ever triathlon. Thanks for a great experience and an exceptionally well organised event! We have entered the 3rd race in the series and cannot wait.
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Great race again on Monday, so a massive thank you to you and the full Thames Turbo Team.
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Great race beautifully organised, great atmosphere and especially welcome to novices such as myself.
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Just a quick note to say thank you for the excellent race today; it certainly blew the winter cobwebs away. However, what really struck me today was the excellence of your marshals and helpers, they were absolutely brilliant, none more so than the 3 young ladies at the bike dismount/transition entry – an object lesson in how to be firm but polite. But everyone, whether shivering on a roundabout or at chilly run turn round point, were superb – encouraging and cheerful, taking the time to shout out your name – I really must change my name on your records to Steve, only my mother calls me Stephen and even now only when I’m in trouble! So please pass my thanks on to them – it reinforces my view that your series is ideal for introducing newcomers into the sport.
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A great big thank you to you and all of the Marshals who made my first tri experience most enjoyable. So enjoyable that I’m keen for some more!
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Thanks for the great organisation on the Triathlon this past Monday. It was my first triathlon event and I must admit it exceeded all my expectations.
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We had a fantastic day yesterday – despite there being what appeared to be lots of very experienced athletes everyone made us feel very welcome and we picked up a lot of tips and given lots advice from some experienced athletes on the way to improve on for next time (my transition times from water to bike is a must !!) the marshals were fantastic especially those on the road keeping us safe. As a result we are both intending to enter race 4 if places available to see how much we have improved at the end of the season. Many thanks again for what we thought from a novice level was a great first time event for us.
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Thank you for another very well organised race.
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As ever wonderful engaged and engaging marshals and great organisation.
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Thanks for putting on another great race and thanks for the beer!
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Thanks again to all the marshals. As always an extremely well organised race.
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Thanks to all the marshals again giving up their bank holiday lie in and making it all run smoothly and seeing the beer made me laugh.And an added bonus was I just used the 10% discount with my race number at sigma sport on a my first wetsuit!
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Event excellently organised and really impressive the way the marshals remember everyone’s names!
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Great to see that the Thames Turbo race team remain as slick as ever!
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Just wanted to say what a great time we had as first time triathletes on Monday. We all particularly liked how all the marshalls knew our names – great to have some personal encouragement.
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5 of us have signed up for race 2 to see if we can do better now that we are “experienced” and the fear of the unknown is gone.
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Hi, just home having finished my first ever sprint at the Thames Turbo race 1. great fun, very well organised and thx for all the support.
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My first tri and was such a friendly atmosphere. Loved how all the marshalls knew our names!
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Well run and friendly are the TTs. I really like how inclusive the event seemed – yes, there’s the super fast elites, but at the same time, there’s more than a few of us out to “give it a try” (pun honestly not intended!). Yeah, I’d most definitely like to get better and faster, but am having a great deal of fun doing what I do now how I do it (well, apart maybe from the swim, but I’m trying to convince myself I’ll learn to love it!!).
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As always we thought the race was fantastic and I greatly enjoyed taking part
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Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed my race (beside the chilly start!). I hadn’t taken part in a triathlon for years and with the number of additional races that I have entered later in the season, this was a perfect way to break me back into the sport. I actually went home afterwards and signed up for race 2 as I now want to try and smash my time from last Monday!!
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Brilliant – The best race I’ve ever done. 10/10 for all the marshals / timekeepers and everyone else you roped in to help. A huge ‘well done’. Can we have it a little warmer for the next one please?
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Had a great time at race one, so thanks very much. A group of family, friends and I entered the race as first timers and thought it was all very well organised.
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This was my first ever triathlon and I really enjoyed it. Guess I am hooked.
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Thank-you very much for putting on a great race – I really enjoyed it and thought it was incredibly well organised and supported with a great atmosphere.

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