Introduction into Triathlon

Introduction into Triathlon

Our 5 week intensive course, culminating with with an entry into one of our Thames Turbo Sprint Distrance Triathlons. Our coaching team are preparing and updating our course structure to make it our best course and beneficial for you. Members of the course will have a decidate member of our coaching team for each session and you will have the opportunity to train along side existing members, offering you a bespoke service but also a real club experience. Whether you are training for your first traithlon or looking archeive bigger goals, our coaches will give you the skills and confidence to enjoy your first triathlon event.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM 50-100M, AND IDEALLY SOME FRONT-CRAWL, TO SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE. WE CANNOT TEACH YOU HOW TO SWIM FROM SCRATCH IN 5 Weeks 

£150 inclusive.

Sign up for the RACE1 course:

 

Sign up for the RACE2 course:

 

 

Locations and Preparation

Swimming

Location: Hampton Open Air Pool, High Street, Hampton, TW12 2ST
Parking: Parking is avalible for free at the pool although spaces are limited
Meeting Point – Meet at reception 5-10 mins before start.
What do you need:

  • £1 For Locker
  • Drink
  • Towel
  • Swimming Costume (No WetSuit Need its a heated pool)
Running 

Location: St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Rd, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4SX
Meeting Point – Entrance to the Track 5-10 before the start of Session
Parking: – Parking is available for free at the track although spaces are limited

What do you need:
  • Warm Clothes for during and After Track is outdoor and uncovered
  • Drink
  • Towel
  • Running Trainers (No Spikes Allowed)
Cycling
Meeting Point: Road Opposite Hampton pool entrance
What do you need:  2 Wheeled Bicycle (Must Be Road Worthy For Race), Puncher repair kit / Pump / Money (For Coffee & Cake)/ Drink / Mobile Telephone
Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend all Sessions?

No you are welcome to attend as many or as little sessions on the schedule as you wish.

I have a Triathlon / Kit related question who should I ask?

The club has a closed Facebook Group, just before, during the course you are welcome to request access and you will be accepted. Feel free to ask any questions we have members of all shapes and sizes and abilities and a wealth of experience so please don’t be afraid to ask a question and someone from the club will respond. Search Thames Turbo Triathlon Club on Facebook or click https://www.facebook.com/groups/Thamesturbotriathlonclub/

What Kit do I need for each session?

Please see locations and Preparation sections above

I am not a confidant swimmer is this a problem?

Not Necessarily, there is a dedicated lane for the course, unfortunately we are not able to teach you to swim from scratch to make the most of the course you will need to swim at least 100m unaided 2/3 length of Hampton pool.If you are a more competent swimmer will suggest you join the regular club swimming sessions but don’t worry the coaches will know who you are and look out for you.

I have a question regarding the course

Please email our membership secretary – membership@ThamesTurbo.co.uk