Triathlon is ultimately about three disciplines – the swim, the bike and the run. The purists would probably also include the transition which is known as the ‘fourth’. Triathletes come in all shapes and sizes and from all kinds of backgrounds – there are no stereotypes! Here at Calderdale Triathlon Club we have members of all abilities and we’re welcoming to all – whether you’re a beginner or an experienced Triathlete. Our members race across all distances so whether you fancy having a go at a short sprint, a traditional Olympic Distance or even going long, we’ll have someone in the club sharing your goals. Many of our members take part in Aquathon and Duathlon too – you can combine the three disciplines however you like!
We’ve been established for over ten years and so there is a lot of experience within the club. For beginner triathletes we’ve certainly got plenty of advice and expertise on-hand to support you as you gain confidence and begin to enter races. For the more experienced triathletes, there are plenty of training partners for you to buddy up with so that you don’t have to face long training sessions alone and to chew the fat with as to whether you should be using that disc wheel or not.
For beginners, Triathlon can often seem like a daunting prospect. Whilst some of our club members have come to triathlon from other sports, others have seen the growing publicity around triathlon, perhaps inspired by the Brownlee Brothers or Chrissie Wellington, and simply want to set themselves a personal challenge. The beauty of triathlon is that you have a diversity of disciplines and you can challenge yourself, set your own goals and whatever these are, enjoy the sense of achievement as you improve and as you increase in confidence, you can adapt those goals. All our members agree that Triathlon is addictive and that having a like minded group of individuals to train and play with is essential to improving both confidence and ability in this sport.