TRAINING RUN NETS £350 FOR ST THERESA’S
Darlington Tri’s pre-Christmas team training run raised a fantastic £350 for St Theresa’s Hospice.
Sharon Whitfield collected a cheque on behalf of the hospice from Grant McTaggart, who has arranged a series of runs in the Darlington area to suit members of different running abilities. Teams consist of three runners who have the choice of completing three-and-a-half, seven or 11 miles.
Tri Club members are wonderful bakers – so there’s always lots of scrummy cakes and biscuits at the end.
NEW CLUB DATES ADDED
The dates for the popular Teesdale Aquathlon and Teesdale Triathlon have been added to the club calendar.
Dates for the two events are
Teesdale Aquathlon 7th April 2013
Teesdale triathlon 22nd September 2013
Entries will open in January and we are hoping for another sell out entry in 2013
Our new Membership form for 2013 is now available to download (see below).
Fees are £20 for the year, valid until December 31st 2013. If you are renewing an existing membership, please fill out and sign a membership renewal form, you can pass on your form and cheque/cash to a committee member at swimming or post it direct (address is on the membership form).
All members, existing or new, must fill out a relevant membership form plus privacy statement. You can pass on your form and cheque to a Brian Burdon at swimming or post it direct (address is on the membership form).
Darlington Triathlon Club is affiliated with the British Triathlon Federation (BTF) and UK Athletics, which means you gain some great benefits, and a reduced membership fee with Triathlon England.
Teesdale Triathlon Results
Results from Sunday’s race. Well done to all who took part!
JUNIORS INVITED TO TRI A TRI
Children can enjoy all the excitement of Britain’s fastest-growing sport when triathlon
taster sessions start in Darlington next month.
Juniors aged eight to 16 will be able to try their hand at all three triathlon disciplines –
swimming, cycling and running – under the supervision of qualified coaches.
The sessions run on Wednesdays from September 12 to October 17 in a joint
initiative by Polam Hall School, Triathlon England, Darlington Borough Council and
Darlington Triathlon Club. They are open to children from all over Darlington and
surrounding areas and last an hour from 4.30-5.30pm, with a cost of £1 per session.
Swim sessions will be held at the Dolphin Centre and bike and run sessions will be
held within the grounds of Polam Hall School. If the taster programme is successful,
it is hoped to launch a new junior section within Darlington Triathlon Club later this
Michelle Scott, Regional Programme Manager for Triathlon England, says the sport is
on the crest of a wave following Team GB’s success in the Olympics.
“Millions around the world saw the Brownlee brothers claim gold and bronze in
the men’s race and interest in triathlon has never been higher, says Michelle Scott,
Regional Programme Manager for Triathlon England.
“Parents in Darlington have been asking us for some time to cater for the growing
demand for triathlon in schools, and these taster sessions are an ideal way for children
to try the sport.
“We expect take-up to be really strong as we have already had enquiries from a wide
Craig Wilkinson, Head of PE at Polam Hall, adds: “We have lots of pupils who want
to give a triathlon a go and we’re delighted to set the ball rolling with these tasters.”
In the four years since it was formed, Darlington Triathlon Club has grown to almost
100 members and is now the largest development club in the North-East.
“We are keen to develop a new junior section and are convinced there is the demand
within Darlington and surrounding areas to support it,” says chair Graham Bell.
For more information on the taster sessions, or to book your place, please contact
Adam Walker at Darlington Borough Council: email@example.com/
The Clubs Coached swimming sessions take place at the Education village on Tuesday Evenings:
18.30 – 19.30 – Beginner/Development
19.30 – 20:30 – Intermediate/Advanced
Sessions cost a fee of £3 per person per session. Pay and register before you swim
Please see the map below for information.
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