We are a very friendly Triathlon Club based in the heart of Stratford upon Avon – regardless of what your level of experience is in the sport we are here to help and support you on your journey.
If you just want to enjoy the benefits of training in different disciplines, would like to compete in races or just meet like-minded people then this club is for you.
We pride ourselves on having a sense of humour and our members enjoy plenty of fun and training together, but alongside that come a huge breadth of knowledge and experience you can learn from.
So, whether you are a complete beginner, a junior, an intermediate or even an elite athlete we have plenty of members who have been in the same boat as you are right now. Our members compete at every distance from super sprint to Ironman and everything in between.
What all these members have benefitted from has been an improvement on their personal abilities, a fun and safe environment to learn new skills and meet new friends with which to share these experiences too
Our training week
Monday – track sessions
Every week there are coached evening track session at Stratford High School with either a 6:30 start for a mixed group and 7:00 start for faster runners. We also have hill training sessions every five weeks, all designed to make you a stronger and faster runner.
Tuesday – open water swimming
In the summer its open water swimming at Ragley Hall or Lenches Lakes. In the winter that’s up to you, but there is often a gruelling spin class in Stratford, or cross training
Wednesday – club night
Wednesday is our main club night, we meet at Stratford Sports Club at 7pm ready to set off for a run at 7.15pm, runners vary from 12 min milers to 5 min milers and everything in between, we can easily fit you into the right group so you can have a really enjoyable run of a distance you are comfortable with. Many members stay after their run for some food and/or a drink in the sports club bar afterwards – we are a friendly and supportive bunch. Showers are available.
Saturday – swim sessions & a run
On Saturday there is a coached swim session at Shipston Swimming Pool – 7am-8.30am. Its a fantastic pre-breakfast workout. There is also a Saturday morning run group who head out on varying routes from the Sports Club, anything from 6 to 12 miles. There is a weekly notification about this via email and app.
Sunday – generally long runs or cycle rides
Weekends tend to be very individual as people have so many commitments, but there are ad hoc group cycle rides from the sports club and long runs, usually notified by social media.
In the Junior Section of Stratford Triathlon Club we provide training to children between the ages of 8 and 16, and pride ourselves on the enjoyment that the children have in being part of the Section. Our emphasis as a Club is on inclusion; therefore we welcome a range of abilities, however you do need to be able to swim 100m frontcrawl without stopping and have your own bike. Any child is welcome to come along and have a go at one of our training sessions.
Seniors Triathlon Grand Prix Races
This is our Club’s annual competition which consists of a series of events selected by the Grand Prix Secretary at the beginning of the year. Members compete for the coveted Grand Prix trophy which is awarded in November.
The races will cover a range of distances and terrains from Duathlons in early season to Sprint Triathlons, Olympic distance Triathlons and even a cycle Time Trial, if you wanted to have a go.