Triathlon Club invites new members to join up

Carrick-on-Suir Triathlon Club is welcoming new members at the moment and is organising a series of competitions for newcomers to the sport that kicks off next month.

Carrick-on-Suir Triathlon Club is welcoming new members at the moment and is organising a series of competitions for newcomers to the sport that kicks off next month.

The Super Sprint Triathlon series in Carrick-on-Suir starts at the end of March and will run until May.

It’s a great way to dip you toes into triathlon in a semi-competitive environment. Dates for the series will be announced shortly.

New members are also invited to take part in the Club’s cycle on Sunday, March 10. Cyclists will leave from the Sean Kelly centre at 9.30am.

It will be a short spin with the emphasis on the social and introducing new members to the Club.

Anyone considering taking up the sport is encouraged to come along to one of the Club’s many weekly training sessions. All levels are catered for.

To find out more information contact Carrick-on-Suir Triathlon Club through its facebook site.

The Club’s weekly swim training takes place in Clonmel Swimming Pool on Mondays from 7pm to 8pm and Newtown Swimming Pool in Waterford from 8pm to 9pm on Wednesdays. Both sessions are coached by swim Coaches with the most emphasis placed on improving beginners.

A group cycle takes place every Sunday morning departing from the Railway Station in Clonmel at 9.30am, every Thursday night and Saturday/Sunday mornings in Waterford (see Facebook site for regular updates).

Running coaching takes place at the Windmill Complex in Waterford at 6pm on Tuesdays and takes place at the Tipperary Institute in Clonmel on Saturdays at 10.30am.

Carrick-On-Suir Triathlon Club was formed in 1998. It was the first club of its kind in the South East and continues to be the largest.

The Club provides coaching and training for more than 60 members in the areas of Carrick-On-Suir, Clonmel, Dungarvan, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.

The Club originated from the success of the Carrick Triathlon, first held in 1994 and organised by the Carrick Development Association as part of the town’s River Festival promoting the River Suir.

It was a relay event, which Sean Kelly took part in as did club founder Garry McCarthy, who was on the winning team. The event blossomed from there and the race and the distances got longer.

The Club’s goal is to promote the sport of triathlon and even more importantly for members to enjoy the social side and friendships made through participating in the sport.