East Midlands Triathlon Club Update

Update from Triathlon England in the East Midlands below.

Courses & CPD for 2014/15

The following courses will take place in the East Midlands region over next winter:

Level 1

  •  Welbeck College, Loughborough – 27/28 September and 26 October 2014
  •  Brookfield School, Chesterfield – 24/25 January and 22 February 2015

Level 2

  •  Welbeck College, Loughborough – 1, 2, 29, 30 November 2014 and 29 March 2015.
  •  Yarborough Leisure Centre – 7, 8 February, 7, 8 March and 19 July 2015

These courses are planned to go live for applications around the end of July 2014.  These dates and locations are subjected to change dependant on tutor availability.

Open Water Training Day – 12 July 2014

There will be a Swim Smooth Open Water Training Day taking place at Girton Sailing Club, Newark on 12th July 2014.  This is being hosted by Lincoln Triathlon Club.  There are two sessions; one for novices and one for intermediates so a great opportunity for all.  The cost is only £15.  More details can be found here.

This day is also open to Level 2 coaches as a CPD opportunity to help assist in the practical delivery of the sessions.  It is ideal for those that have recently completed their Level 2 Coach qualification.  Anyone that is interested should contact me direct.

Triathlon Coach Level 2 Open Water Qualification

Unless they have attended a separate module those coaches that qualified pre-October 2010 are not qualified to coach open water sessions. If you have Level 2 coaches who have not done the module and would like to become qualified to take open water swimming please get them to contact me with their details.  If there are enough coaches that need to become qualified Triathlon England will consider putting on an extra module to cover those that missed out.  Coaches that have not taken this module prior to Oct 2010 are not insured to coach open water sessions.

Other Courses

Triathlon England also intend to run the following courses over the winter months 2014/15:

  • Ride Leaders
  • Run Leaders
  • Swim Smooth Beginner to Freestyle
  • Swim Smooth Basic Fault Correction Workshop
  • Paratriathlon Workshop
  • Event Organisers course
  • Local and Regional Technical Officials Courses

Dates for these will be published as soon as they are known.  If anyone is interested please contact Gary T for details of who to email as there will be a waiting list for all courses.

East Midlands Adult Race Series

The East Midlands Adult Race Series has started with race 1 of 13 having been completed.  It is based on age groups and you only have to complete 3 events in the East Midlands to count.  Any GTC members who enter the series stand a chance of becoming the East Midlands Regional Champion!!  For further details look here.

Find Out What is Happening in the Region

More and more details about events across the East Midlands are being putting out through social media sites so if you want to know what is going on regarding triathlon in the East Midlands region:




Whilst there is always information about events on these pages there is also a lot of information about funding, volunteering and courses and much, much more.

Regional Triathlon Forum Groups

There is a planned “Triathlon Forum Group” for each county over the coming months.  The aim of these meetings is to enable the triathlon community (Triathlon England, clubs, race organisers and individuals) to meet up and understand better how triathlon works in each region.  Triathlon England will give and overview of national level, clubs can share best practice and network, race organisers can find out what clubs want in the way of events and individuals can find their nearest club.  It is also hoped to get someone from each County Sports Partnership to give an overview of funding.  The first one of these is to be held in Derbyshire on 16th June in Chesterfield further details to be announced shortly.

Any questions on the above items or for direct contact details please do not hesitate to contact Gary T direct.

Posted on May 2, 2014, in News, Training. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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