Cheltenham Triathlon Club
For experienced and aspiring triathletes

Swim

Tuesday Evenings - Sandford Lido

Sal descends into the river at Upton

After preparing well you can enjoy the swim. Sal descends into the river at Upton

We have the whole pool and run 10 lanes each with a different pace group ranging from sub 24 minutes/1500m to 34+ minutes/1500m.

 

Saturday Mornings - Sandford Lido

We have half the pool and run 6 different ability lanes

 

Cotswold Water Park Lakes 12 and 32

Members regularly meet up to train in these lakes in the summer (and some brave the water in other seasons as well)

 

Bike

Whiteway - normally one Sunday per month.

This is a session to build speed endurance on the bike where members ride on a predetermined heart rate over just short of 19 miles after about a 3 mile warm up. We have a sociable spin back at the end making it around 30 miles in all. Members training for longer triathlon events repeat the 19 mile effort in the reverse direction making about 44 miles in all.

Stanway - normally one Sunday per month.

This session is to maintain strength and build climbing speed on the bike via a series of hill repeats on Stanway hill. The aim is to remain seated and ride the highest gear possible whilst maintaining a cadence of around 60 rpm for the first few reps and then to do the remainder standing at race pace. It also helps develop bike handling and descending skills on the way down!

Both these sessions are individual training sessions where members train at their own levels. They are not group rides. There is a group social element in the spin back from Whiteway and also for some members who choose to ride out to Stanway Hill from Cheltenham to warm up and spin back to cool down.

Group Training Rides

These are "Sportive" style group rides where members split into groups of similar ability. It makes for a more social training ride whilst allowing members to learn the etiquette of group riding and gives confidence in riding both quickly and safely with other riders.

 

Remaining Summer rides........

July 23rd - Broadway circuit

July 30th - Stanway Hill

August 6th - Slad Valley

August 13th - Bredon Hill

August 20th - Staunton circuit

August 27th - TBA

 

Events

To help build speed and endurance members compete in a number of cycling events including time trials organised by Cheltenham and County Cycling Club and Cyclo Sportives.

Run

We host run sessions every Monday in a variety of both flat and hilly locations round Cheltenham. These are designed to improve running technique and maintain run fitness through the summer race season

 

Next session is a run at Burrow's Field on July 17th at 6:45pm sharp !!

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