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Triathlon

Junior Triathlon Sessions

Junior Triathlon Sessions will start on Tuesday 3 May at Neiley.

 

These are sessions which will aim to improve and develop the skills of all Junior Triathletes, Novices and those who have competed before. 

 

Starting on Tuesday 3 May they will alternate every Tuesday/Thursday until our own Race on 10 July.

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

  • Bike with working brakes (any bike will do—in fact Mountain Bikes are ideal for the surface at Neiley)
  • Helmet
  • Run Shoes

 

Tuesday 3 May
Thursday 12 May
Tuesday 17 May
Thursday 26 May
Tuesday 31 May
Thursday 9 June
Tuesday 14 June
Tuesday 28 June (Sands)
Thursday 7 July (Sands)

 

The last two sessions will be Course specific to familiarise Triathletes (and parents) with our own Race.

 

Senior Pool Based Sessions

From Sunday 15 May we are trialling our own structured pool-based swim sessions for our Senior Members.

These will cater for upto 3 levels of swimmer:

 

  • Beginner
  • Improver
  • Advanced

What will be provided?

  • Triathlon coach
  • Lifeguard cover
  • A structured session plan

What do you need to bring?

  • Swim trunks / costume
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Swim cap
  • Sports watch: For timing on longer sets if you can't use the pace clock
  • Training aids: Pull buoy, hand paddles, kickboard, ankle band, training fins
  • 1 x 750ml drink (as a minimum)
  • Ideal: Knowledge of your current swimming ability.  E.g. 400m time, 750m time, etc.

If interested email Andrew Kerry (apk.kerry@ntlworld.com) or sign up on the Triathlon  board at Neiley

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

Andrew KerryTriathlon secretary

Andrew Kerry

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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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