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Triathlon

This Saturday we will be having a Triathlon Update meeting at Neiley Pavilion from 10am

 

The purpose is for ALL Interested athletes (and parents)  to call in and hear what races are happening this year and how to enter races and what to expect.  I am conscious that there may be many younger athletes who fancy having a go but don’t know how to get started.  I hope this meeting will help address that.

 

We will also have kit samples and details of how to order 2011 kit for all Triathletes – both Junior and Senior, however, with the season being a matter of weeks away we need all orders in by the start of April to ensure delivery before races start – we will be going through this also.

 

I would also welcome senior Athletes who are thinking of giving it a go in 2011.

 

For both Junior and Senior’s I will be offering a free bike fit session – if anyone wants to have this service then all they need to do is bring their bike.

 

In addition to this meeting I am also arranging the following “taster” sessions for Holmfirth Harriers who have either entered the Duathlon on 10 April or are thinking of giving it a go:

 

Sunday 20 March Full Course Preview, this will take a few hours as it is purely course familiarisation

 

Sunday 27 March – Transition Training and ride up Holme Moss.  This will be to assist those who haven’t completed a multi sport event understand the technical aspect of changing shoes and getting on their bike.  (Also of help to those who are a bit rusty since the end of last season)

 

Sunday 3 April – Full Course Preview, again same as above, but if everyone is already familiar with the course we can push the pace a bit.

 

I will be putting a sheet up on the Triathlon board for all those interested.

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

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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