|Weekly||Monday Swim Session|
|Seasonal||Wednesday - Cycle skills sessions|
|Weekly||Thursday Run Session|
|Seasonal||Friday - Moy Open Water Session (Spring/Summer only)|
|Sun 26 Aug||HLH Junior Triathlon Series - Culloden|
|Sun 9 Sep||Gordonstoun Triathlon Festival|
|Sun 16 Sep||Nairn Triathlon|
|Sun 7 Oct||HLH Junior Triathlon Series - Inverness Leisure|
As a family friendly club based in the North of Scotland, Triathlon Inverness welcomes all. If you are a multi-sporter or just interested in individual swim, bike or run discipline, our aim is to provide a fun and friendly environment that allows all members to reach their potential.
Whatever your age or ability, our weekly sessions aim to enable your fitness, technique and skills to improve.
We are striving to create a supportive club environment to challenge yourself, meet new people, develop friendships and have fun.
Whatever your goal, we positively encourage participation in your chosen challenge and at our club events throughout the year.
At the end of July, Richard and Sarah headed out to Odense in Denmark for the World Multisport Festival which included a whole range of events such as an Aquathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, CrossTri and the Long Distance event (among others). Sarah had qualified for the World Championship race the previous year and Richard had entered the open race (although is perfectly capable of qualifying for the world championships but chooses not to). Qualification to represent GB for long and middle distance events is by submitting a suitable qualifying time from an equivalent race. For shorter races you have to attend specific qualifying events. There are a few people in the club who have represented GB in the past and present and I'm sure there are plenty more who could meet the qualifying criteria if they wanted to! Feel free to come and chat to me if you want to know more about it!!!
Back to the race... Odense is the largest city on the island of Fyn and was a great place to host the race (and take a holiday after). The distances for the ITU long distance race are a little different from most long distance races and fall in between a middle distance and an Iron distance. The swim is 3km (and was in a canal... complete with jelly fish), the bike is 120km and was pretty flat (certainly by Highland standards) with a mix of long straight roads heading out of/into the city and then quite a few twists and turns through the countryside. The run is 30km and was a multi-lap route through the city so there were plenty of spectators in cafes and bars to cheer you on! There was great representation from all over the world and surprisingly large teams from further afield countries (NZ, Oz and USA) that you might have thought wouldn't have attended in such good numbers given the distance.
Club chair James threw in a last minute entry and made a flying day trip down to Loch Lomond for this years Scottish Aquathlon Championships. Basically a sprint distance triathlon less the bike leg. So a splash and dash involving a 750m swim and 5km bike.
Compared to a triathlon its minimum kit fuss, rapid fire and over in a flash; particularly with the numerous GBR and Scottish squad kit on show. Having been training for longer distance events James managed to finish well in 34.50 in 26th overall and 9th in the senior mens race.
Check out the results here
Both G-Squad's Graeme Stewart and local club athlete Patrick Haston took on Ironman UK this year in Bolton.
Graeme finished up with the top athletes in an impressive 08:48:18 to take 15th overall.
Patrick finished in 11.56.58. A great effort for a man who not content with doing an Ironman is also taking on a building project, on top of an already busy family and work life. Read Patrick's account below of how to get the best out of yourself during an Ironman day, even if you haven't managed to get as much training in as you'd have liked:
Not that long ago a group of ladies turned up at the tri club swim session with little to no swim experience, one of those ladies was Myra. It became apparent pretty quickly that Myra is one determined lady who works extremely hard to meet her goals!
Myra was kind enough to share her journey going through the process of using a personal trainer to lose weight and get fit and subsequently taking on the challenge of a wide variety of events... generally involving swim, bike and/or run!
Myself and five other local swimmers have just returned from an organised swim in the arctic circle. This takes place annually and offers a 3k and 2k choice of distance along the Torne river in the arctic circle.
Thanks to Jenny for allowing club members to get a bit of an insight into her decision to Go Long (read below). Well done Jenny for a great achievement of completing Ironman Austria and what I'm sure will be the first of many Ironman or similar long distance events.