About us: At the University of Nottingham Triathlon Club, we are a friendly and social club with over 100 athletes of all abilities. We encourage newbies and novices to come and train with us, as well as seasoned or talented athletes who we encourage to try out for our performance squad.
Membership costs £45 for the year, or £25 a term. You also need to be a paid UoNSport member. In return for this you'll have access to up to 13 training sessions per week covering all three disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. Other fitness sessions include circuits, strength and conditioning, and Yoga. You can find out more about our training timetable here. Furthermore, 6 extra exclusive sessions a week are available for our performance squad atheletes, for just £25 extra added onto the membership fee. Once you are a member of the club, you will be trained by high level coaches and have the opportunity to be involved in BUCs races. You’ll also have access to unique opportunities such as velodrome use, bike maintenance classes, sports science workshops, loaned use of a road bike, and filmed swim analysis.
We have two annual training camps to the Peak District in Autumn and Majorca in the Easter holidays. Amongst all the training we also find the time for fortnightly socials, including meals, trips, drinks, BBQ’s, fancy dress nights, and of course Wednesday nights at Crisis!
Events and Races: We have 3 BUCs races throughout the year with a maximum of 15 free places for athletes we believe are really progressing within the sport. However, you can still enter into BUCs races and compete for the club provided you pay for yourself, it's fantastic to experience a triathlon with a friendly team around you to cheer you on! Other races we enter together as a club include the Ed Prickett Memorial Relays and the National Club Relays.
Last but not least, we also host our very own Notts Triathlon right here on University Park campus which is heavily subsidised to all our athletes. The event is organised entirely by members and offers students the chance to get involved in event planning, marketing and customer services. Check it out at http://nottstriathlon.com/.
“Tri-it” Week: To get a feel for the sport and the social nature of our club come along to our taster week where you’ll be able to try out a variety of different sessions, all of which will be catered for newcomers. However, you will need to be a UoNSport Member to use the Swimming pool.
Aquathlon/Fun Run Taster Session: If at the end of our ‘tri-it’ week you’re raring to get racing, or just want to try something completely new, come along to our Aquathlon taster session on Monday 9th October at University Park Swimming Pool. The event consists of a 200m swim (8 lengths) and a 3.5km run around campus, and is open to all abilities. Participants are required to have a swim test by the university pool prior to this event. We also have a Fun Run for those who aren’t as keen on diving in at the deep end straight away! Registration costs £5 and opens at 6pm for a 7:30pm start. There will be food, drinks, and awards afterwards! For those of you wishing to trial for our Performance Squad, this gives you an opportunity to show us what you've got!
Interested in joining? Sign up now! You can buy your £45 annual membership online at our Students' Union page here. If you want to find out more, we are hosting an Introduction to Triathlon talk on Saturday 30th Sep, place and time TBC. Come along and say hello to our committee and coaches who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Introduction to Triathlon Talk: Room LG11, Trent Building, 9:30-10:30am, Saturday 30th September
“Tri-it” week: 2nd October- 7th October, see timetable
Aquathlon Taster Session/Trial: 6pm-9pm, Monday 9th October, UP Swimming Pool with Social Afterwards
Bike Maintenance Workshop/Practical: 14th October, TBC
Fresher's Social: 11th October, Mooch, Campus Bars and Crisis! Find out more in our facebook group!
Performace Trials: Wednesday 4th October, 400m TT Swim, 7-8:30am
Wednesday 4th October, 3 minute Wattbike test, 2-6pm (1 hour slots, sign up on Sunday Night facebook post)
Saturday 7th October, 5k Parkrun, meet at Portland building with your bike to cycle to beeston! No bike? Let us know and we can potentially get someone to drive!
Ask to join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/431628073904764/
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For all other information, check out our website: www.uontri.com