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Triathlon

 

Junior Duathlon 21st March 2010

With 89 entries prior to the event in the 6 different age groups and the capacity of 100 competitors was achieved to make this our most successful junior event to date. With a break in the weather for the day we enjoyed a little spring sunshine.

 

The event went on the whole exceptionally well, one or two little falls (hope you are ok) but all competitors crossed the finish line to a great cheer and round of applause to collect their medals. The day was made that little more extra special with race commentary from Wayne Byram, who did an excellent job having not done anything like this before.

 

Due to the overwhelming entries the races took a little longer than expected but what a nice problem to have. During the day it was nice to see some of the first time athletes race and after speaking to many of them say they will be back for more.

 

The cake and coffee stall also went down a treat and many thanks to all those who did the baking and a special thanks to Margaret Sykes who served on the stall all day (after a 20mile run that morning in preparation for the London Marathon next month).

 

Many thanks to all the marshals and time keepers who gave up their time and did such an outstanding job.

 

Thanks obviously go to all the competitors (and parents for brining them) who all raced superbly and it was nice to see a mix of clubs gaining top honours in the age groups.

 

Full results are now available on our web site. Flaming Photography were on site during the event and race photos can be found on their web site http://www.flamingphotography.co.uk/portfolio90321.html for you to purchase.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our next event on the 11 th July 2010 for the Holmfirth Junior Triathlon. Full details of the event will be available shortly.

 

(Lost property – there was one cycle helmet and one pair of gloves found at the end of the day, if these are yours please let us know and we will be happy to return them to you).

 

 

 

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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