TRiKS is proud to be one big happy triathlon family so it seems only fair that we should welcome everyone into our club. From January 2017 we are taking family memberships with the aim of encouraging as many mums, dads, grandparents, brothers and sisters as possible to get involved in the world of triathlon and multi-sport. Triathlon involves swimming, cycling and running and will keep the whole family fit, active, happy and healthy, whilst having a load of fun together.
Our family sessions are very popular with all the family able to train at the same venue. Adult and juniors can join swim, run or run/bike groups and we cater for all abilities. It's just about turning up, having a go and hopefully enjoying some exercise with the rest of the family.
We also hold a monthly swim session at Wyre Forest Leisure Centre (see our calendar for dates). All abilities are welcome and we have a fantastic junior group who enjoy using the whole pool for lots of different skills training.
Our family/junior training sessions are open to children aged 8 – 17 years old, of all abilities and experience. All they need to take part is a safe roadworthy bike, a helmet and suitable clothing including running trainers and swimming kit.
Our junior coaches are all fully qualified through the British Triathlon Federation and, together with all our helpers, are DBS checked and have attended first aid and safeguarding courses.
Meet the team:
Level 2 Lead Coach: Jacqui Phillips
Level 2 Coaches: Alex Sobolewski & Caroline Cresswell
Level 1 Asst. Coaches: Mark Cresswell, Cora O'Mahoney and Kirsty Ruane
TRiKS takes it responsibilities towards the safety and happiness of our junior members very seriously and we have all the necessary safeguarding procedures in place. As part of that the club has 2 welfare officers:-
We will coach your child to succeed in a range of skills, improve their swimming technique, gain confidence in bike handling, and improve their run fitness. All whilst having loads of fun!
Children can take part in junior competitions from the age of 8, in the following:-
A triathlon involves swimming, cycling and running, one after the other without a rest. The time in-between each bit of the race is called transition and this also counts towards your final time so you have to move from one thing to the next as quickly as possible.
An aquathlon is like a triathlon except that you don’t ride your bike. You will start with a swim and swim as fast as you can, before jumping out of the water, putting your trainers on and completing the run. The time spent between the swim and the run is called transition.
A duathlon is like a triathlon but without the swim! Instead, the first swim is replaced with another run so it’s a run-bike-run event. Some people say they are the hardest type of races because your legs don’t get a rest! Like triathlons and aquathlons, your transition time makes up your final time.
The length of each competition depends on how old they are - junior multi-sport events can be hard work but are always good fun!