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Triathlon

British Triathlon Federation

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@britishtriathlon.org
Contact Telephone
01509 226 161

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Tuesday 3rd October

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Thursday 5th October

British Triathlon Level 1 Coaching

Multiple Dates

British Triathlon Level 1 Coaching

Multiple Dates

British Triathlon Level 1 Coaching

Multiple Dates

What is Triathlon?

Triathlon is an exciting multi-discipline sport made up of a swim, then a bike ride and then a run.

Competitors race against the clock which starts as they begin the swim and stops as they cross the finish line after the run. Race distances vary depending on age and preference. Maximum distances are set for children but adults can choose to race over a number of distances.

The kit you need for swimming, swimsuit and goggles. For riding, any bike in good working order and cycle helmet. For running, trainers, t-shirt/vest and shorts.

Benefits

Triathlon offers an all-over body work out that will tone the legs through cycling and running, and the arms and upper body through swimming. Depending on your weight and how hard you work in training, swimming and cycling eat up around 600-700 calories an hour, and running even more, perhaps as many as 900.

Involvement

For people of all ages and abilities wanting to take part, there are approximately 750 triathlon clubs in the United Kingdom with many of them offering taster sessions for people interested in taking up the sport. Information on how you can join can be found on the websites of the British Triathlon Federation, Triathlon England.

Equipment

Some clubs offer wetsuits to hire for free, so just sort yourself out with a working bike for the cycling leg!

Facts

  • Triathlon made its debut in the Olympics in 2000.
  • The Brownlee brothers won Gold and Bronze in the London 2012 Olympics.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

National Programmes

Simply Tri

Low cost multi sport events delivered locally with distances to suit novices.

Local Contacts

Dave Padgen

East Midlands Regional Manager

Telephone
07739 526561

Partners

  • East Midlands Platform
    Safeguarding
    Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Equality Standard
    QUEST
    Age UK L&R
    Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough District Council
  • County Sport Network
    Sport England
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    Loughborough University
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Rutland County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Partners

  • Blaby District Council
    County Sport Network
  • East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Safeguarding
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • QUEST
    Rutland County Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Loughborough University
  • Leicester City Council
    Equality Standard
  • Age UK L&R