As of today (Monday 5th August 2019) we are pleased to be able to announce that we will be resuming swimming! We will have session at Benfield Sports Centre as an interim whilst we continue to work towards a return to Elswick Pool. Sessions are as follows: Monday 8-9pm, £5Wednesday 8-9pm, £5 Thank you to…Read more Swimming Resumes – Benfield Sports Centre
One week ago on Sunday 14th July 2019 I undertook my latest challenge: Ironman UK. The idea to do an Ironman this year came about back in October, as Amy and I entered the Northumberland Ultra Marathon (race report). Given I felt that one of the reasons I struggled in my Lakesman marathon (race report)…Read more Ironman UK 2019
The Run Of the three sports in triathlon, the one that comes last (the run) is probably the easiest to get involved in. Firstly we would recommend going to a reputable running shop in order to buy your shoes. The running shop should be able to look at your gait and/or running form on a…Read more Triathlon – Where to Start? (Part 3: The Run)
The Bike Many people picture triathletes on bikes that cost more than some cars, with odd looking, pointy helmets on. This doesn't have to be you; and we would even say shouldn't be you when starting out (unless you are from a cycling background perhaps)! The first bit of advice for any new triathlete when…Read more Triathlon – Where to Start? (Part 2: The Bike)
The Swim The swim is often the most daunting part about triathlon for new comers, however it doesn't have to be this way. Tyne Triathlon runs three coached swim sessions a week that cater to all abilities from very basic swimmers all the way up to triathletes aiming for GB Age Group selection. If you…Read more Triathlon – Where to Start? (Part 1: The Swim)
Monday 5th February saw Tyne Triathlon's first Critical Swim Speed (CSS) test of 2018. Many people will be asking, what is CSS, and what does it have to do with me? The short answer to this is knowing your CSS and using to appropriately pace swim sessions will make you a faster swimmer. This is…Read more Critical Swim Speed Testing (05/02/2018)
The last swimmg sessions, unless there is a groundswell of disapproval, will be Monday 18th at Fenham and Thursday 21st at the Lakeside. Killingworth sessions start on the 4th and Fenham on the 5th of 2018. We have had a great 2017 and I'd like to thank all our members new and old for their…Read more Christmas Sessions!