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Triathlon

Holmfirth Harriers AC Triathlon Ladies at Driffield Sprint Triathlon 22nd May 2011


Sophie Williams and Kath FarquharThe day dawned early, woken by strong gusts of wind and an early alarm call.  Driffield Triathlon the destination and for Holmfirth’s Sophie Williams her first attempt at an adult triathlon.  Sophie was off first for Holmfirth some 160 athletes having already gone before her, with her 400m swim completed it was out on the 20 km bike to face the elements.  Kath Farquhar followed Sophie in the next wave to then join her out on the bike course their slight frames being buffeted by the at times gale force winds. Both riders being sent off course at the same roundabout returned undeterred to start their 5km runs.  Sophie dug deep on the run being soon caught by the fast running Kath who looked a class act as she picked her way through the field to finish in 1hr6min10secs as first female 40, but who then found the energy to go to cheer her teammate to the finish as Sophie finished in 1hr.29min.06secs to claim second fastest youth and a very creditable performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

Andrew KerryTriathlon secretary

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Welcome to the Triathlon section of Holmfirth Harriers.  This section started in 2005 and has steadily grown in size since.

 

2009 is currently our best year for both our Junior and Senior Triathletes, winning many of our individual Age Groups at races throughout the Region.

 

It is down to the hard work of Holmfirth Harriers and our coaches that have got us into this strong position and we hope to use this as a springboard for future success.

 

Triathlon is one of the countries fastest growing sports and we are committed to ensuring that there is a warm welcome for new athletes of all ages and abilities (it really doesn’t matter if you can’t swim as many of our new starters couldn’t either when they started – me included/especially).

 

I hope that you find this page useful, and hope to add more throughout the season, until then, I hope you all enjoy your racing and achieve your goals.

 

Andrew Kerry
Triathlon Coordinator

What is triathlon

So what is a TRIATHLON? –tri meaning three is a good clue. There are 3 disciplines in triathlon SWIMMING, CYCLING AND RUNNING all done following each other with no gaps only TRANSITION – the fourth discipline. Transition is where you leave your swimming cap, goggles and wet suit (if it has been an open water swim) and where you get your bike, helmet, sunglasses, cycling shoes and number plus whatever else you need i.e. socks,t shirt etc and off you go on your cycling bit then back to transition to leave your bike, helmet, cycling shoes etc and put on your running shoes ready for the last bit – the run!! That's it in a nutshell – but there is really so much more. It really is GREAT FUN!!

 

Want to know more? Contact any of the coaches and they will be happy to point you in the right direction. Or you can email our Triathlon Coordinator Andrew Kerry. Also check out our latest newsletter for more info on what we have been up to. There are many races over the year for all abilities and ages. The triathlon family is very friendly and you will be made welcome at all events.

 

How do I become a Holmfirth Harriers Triathlon member? That’s simple, already a member of Holmfirth Harriers? Then you are automatically a member of HH Triathlon! Or to join Holmfirth Harriers please visit the home page and click on New Members to find more details on how to join and fees.

 

How do I train to become a triathlete? At Holmfirth Harriers we meet on a Tuesday and Thursday for running training. Depending on your ability there is a group you can run with and help you improve. Out of season many of our triathletes are very active with their running and take part in Cross Country and Fell races. These are open to juniors and adults and is fantastic training. Swimming at the moment is at Holmfirth Pool on various days. Over the summer we hold run/bike training and over the winter indoor turbo training. See the table below for all our up to date training times.

 

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