Novice / Try a tri

Where to start……what to wear…..

Attempting to undertake a triathlon can be a daunting and even scary process at the best of times so we at Nenagh Triathlon club are committed to promoting the participation in the sport for all members of society at any level of fitness. This section of the site is dedicated to those that are new to the sport and looking for tips on starting out on triathlon, as well as detailing relevant training sessions.

The club has a number of sessions during the week that are beginner / novice friendly. All you need to do is turn up to any of the sessions below and someone will be on hand to show you the ropes! Nenagh triathlon club is always open to newcomers so come to any session for more details!

The club run the following training sessions which are novice friendly.

Day Morning Evening
 Monday Circuits: 7.00pm

GAA complex

Tuesday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Turbo training: 6.00pm

GAA complex

Wednesday Masters swim: 9.00pm

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice / B squad

Thursday Morning Swim: 6:30am

Leisure Centre

Lane 1: Novice lane

Running: interval based run set starts at 6:30pm at the Nenagh College

Novice Run: 6:30pm at the Nenagh College

Friday
Saturday
Sunday   

 

Nenagh Triathlon club is delighted to be associated with Nenagh Lions club running of their “Try-a-tri” event which takes place in the town on Saturday June 10th 2017. 

Below is a list of starting points for those wishing to start training for this event.

http://www.nenaghlionsclub.com/

 or facebook

Membership

The easiest way to get yourself ready for triathlon is to join the club and attend as many of the club run sessions as you can make….there is no easier way to improve your fitness and have some fun at the same time than to train in a group setting. The majority of club sessions are beginner friendly and more importantly are free so over the year membership will cost you a fraction of what you would spend attending various fitness classes.

Cost of membership for the year is only €30 so no better time than now to join!!!

Senior Triathlon / Cycling club form

 

Below is a summary of ways of introducing yourself to the various triathlon disciplines……

Swimming

For many the swimming part of a triathlon is the most difficult component, but with a bit of time and perseverance can be the most rewarding. There are a number of options for those who wish to improve their swimming.

Nenagh Leisure centre: Council beginner/improver lessons

 

The council regularly run beginner and improver lessons over a 6 week period, usually on a Tuesday evening. These lessons are an ideal starting place for the beginner or weak swimmer.

More information can be found at the link below or directly from the leisure centre at (067) 31788

http://www.tipperarycoco.ie/swimming-pools/nenagh-leisure-centre-0

Nenagh leisure centre: Private/small group lessons

For those wishing to improve their swimming but would prefer to do so on a 1:1 basis, private lessons are available with a number of members of leisure centre staff.

For more information contact Nenagh Leisure Centre at (067) 31788

Nenagh triathlon club: Novice swimming

Nenagh triathlon club in conjunction with Nenagh Masters swimming club run a novice lane at the pool on Wednesday night for those that have the ability to swim a minimum of 2 25m lengths. These sessions aim to improve technique and fitness with an emphasis on the basic swimming strokes. These sessions are pay as you go with a small coaching fee. If you require more information contact Paul at (086) 1950330.

Triathlon morning sessions are specifically aimed at improving ability over the 750m and 1500m distances and also focus on triathlon specific and open water aspects to swimming. Lane 1 in these sessions is a novice specific lane and no prebooking is required to join this session.

Contact a member of the club committe (info@nenaghtriathlonclub.com) if you require further information.

 

Cycling

A lot is made of the requirements needed to get involved in cycling, but really all that is needed is some motivation, a bicycle with two working wheels and a helmet!! We run novice cycles on Saturdays at Abbey court hotel and these cycles are for beginners and cover from 15-40k, increasing in distance over the course of the season. These sessions are open to all.

Contact a member of the club committee (info@nenaghtriathlonclub.com) if you require further information.

Also, during the year the club organise a number of time trials that introduce the concept of the triathlon cycle to new members. The length of these cycles vary between 10-40k. The dates for these will be listed within the calendar section of the website so keep an eye out!!.

Below are the routes that the club uses for the various novice distances covered so if you want to get some idea of how far we go you can take a look on this route planner…..why not even head out and give the route a go yourself and then join up with the regular group!!!!

10k

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Start Abbey court hotel

  • Lisboney
  • M7 flyover on Dublin road
  • Around first flyover roundabout and return home on Dublin road

Finish: Abbey court hotel

 

15k

15k-route

Start Abbey court hotel

  • Lisboney
  • M7 flyover on Dublin road
  • Turn left towards Ballinree
  • Take immediate left after M7 flyover
  • Continue for 1k and take left at junction
  • Continue and take left on Dublin road
  • Around first flyover roundabout and return home on Dublin road

Finish: Abbey court hotel

20k

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Start Abbey court hotel

  • Lisboney
  • M7 flyover on Dublin road
  • Continue to 50k speed limit sign in Toomevara
  • Turnaround and return home

Finish: Abbey court hotel

 

Running

Nenagh triathlon club runs weekly running sessions for Novice runners. These sessions take place on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm and meet at the entrance to Nenagh College. They are aimed for any runner who can manage to run 1-2km continuously and usually has 10-20 other novice runners.

Later in the year the club organise a 5k race series on Wednesday evenings so again keep an eye on the Calendar and homepage for updates on this.

Contact a member of the club committee (info@nenaghtriathlonclub.com) if you require further information.

Triathlon training

The club run a number of triathlon specific sessions during the year. These usually take place on a Sunday morning and involve a mixture of cycling and running. We also will be organising a number of training weekends which will include invited speakers to give tips and hints on lifestyle and exercise. Again we will post more details as these events come closer.

Resources

The internet is full of guides and tips for the beginner and where to start. Below is just a sample of a few that are on offer.

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Triathlon Ireland beginner guide

Triathlon Ireland have a starter guide to triathlon with useful tips for the wannabe triathlete!

 http://www.triathlonireland.com/Participation/New-to-Triathlon/

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Wiggle training guide for beginners

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Rick Kiddle, one of the first ever triathletes in Britain has created a training guide that provides a comprehensive training model for beginner level triathletes looking to improve their performances. –
http://guides.wiggle.co.uk/beginners-triathlon-training-guide#sthash.yc4hhJip.dpuf

 

Beginner triathlete.com training guide
Beginnertriathlete.com has created a comprehensive guide to triathlon basics
http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=2373
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Nenagh triathlon club are happy to take any enquiries from people with an interest in taking up triathlon.
 
Contact a member of the club committe (info@nenaghtriathlonclub.com) if you require further information.