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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.

Triathlon info

Distances of individual events may vary from race to race, but there are some standard triathlon distances, quoted in terms of swim/bike/run:

Event

Swim/Bike/Run

Super sprint

400m/10km/2.5km

Sprint distance

750m/20km/5km

Standard distance

1500m/40km/10km

Middle distance

2.5km/80km/20k

Ironman distance

3.8km/180km/42km

Race Distances Juniors (age as at 31 st December in year competing):

Category

Swim

Cycle
(Grass)

Cycle
(Tarmac)

Run

Tristar Start (8yrs)

50m

800m

1500m

600m

Tristar 1 (9-10yrs)

150m

2km

4km

1200m

Tristar 2 (11-12yrs)

200m

4km

6km

1800m

Tristar 3 (13-14yrs)

300m

6km

8km

2400m

Youths (15-16yrs)

750m

20km

20km

5000m

 

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ALL NEW MEMBERS MUST ATTEND AN INDUCTION SESSION BEFORE THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN IN ANY TRAINING SESSIONS/RUNS.

THE NEXT INDUCTION SESSIONS ARE:

6.15pm Thursday 18th September

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