We are getting back on our feet Slowly Carefully Safely

It has been a confusing and concerning year for all our members and families alike, we have been training in solitary and alone, but as things move on from our hugely successful Turbo challenge, Sinead’s Turbo sessions and our current running challenge we are now getting ready to meet clubmates again.

As a very social club the COVID period has been both difficult and challenging for people to stay focused on training for races that have been pushed out or cancelled, but thanks to our creative Clubmates, technology and some coaxing through inter Club competition we have managed to keep in touch with most of our membership.

As always the safety of our Club mates and families and the community at large has always been the focus of our dedicated committee and to this aim, most of our face to face training for the last number of months has been cancelled.

In order to return to club training, there are a number of steps the Club has to take to ensure the safety of participants going forward for all events for the foreseeable future.

The first is for any member to attend a training event they must first fill in a Training Attendance form. This form allows you as a participant self check your health and wellbeing in relation to COVID, it also enables the COVID Officer to keep track of people attending events should there be a COVID case amongst any club member or an associate of that member, this will aid in the contact tracing should it be necessary.

This form should be filled in on the day of the event before you meet up with any other clubmates. The form must be filled in for every event, training meetup or group swim.

The data collected from this form will be confidential to the COVID officer in line with Triathlon Ireland guidelines.

Membership

Remember you have to be a member to take part in Club events and club training sessions, so make sure your card is the up to date card, there are loads of options when taking out your membership so make sure you pick the right one for you. Just make sure you pick TriLakes as your club.

Become a member here

Training attendance form

Upcoming events

Handicapped 5km run series

We will be running our handicapped run Series shortly and this is the race that everyone has a chance of winning! Slowest timed runners are off first and fastest last and it is a race to the finish line!

This series will be held in a number of locations in our catchment area so stay tuned for dates and locations.

This series is open to fully paid club members only.

Entry forms are available here.

Bike TT Series

Our annual TT series is being put together at the moment and dates and locations are going to be announced soon so get on your bike and ride!

Most of the courses will be out and back of varying distances. So get ready to test yourself against the clock.

Ths series is only open to fully paid up members of the Club.

Entry forms are available here.

Some snippets from our latest Club news

Who are we

Tri-Lakes triathlon Club was formed in 2009 when a group of like-minded enthusiasts were preparing for a season of long-distance swimming and then a few bikes were bought and it all started from there.

With a little experience, a lot of sore bums, a few mistakes and a lot of heart, gradually the club grew from strength to strength with a committed committee driving the club forward and with more members gained more experience and less sore bums and fewer mistakes!

Today the Club has more than 100 members ranging from pensioners to pre-schoolers! and has vast experience from 4 world championship Ironman qualifiers to long-distance swimmers to ultramarathon runners to people who don’t know their gears from their goggles.

IT was with great surprise and great honour that Tri-Lakes triathlon club won triathlon club of the year 2018. A large contingent travelled to Dublin on Saturday 17th to the Gibson Hotel for the Triathlon Ireland presentation night.

We are extremely proud to have received this award for the Club, it is a testament to amazing and inspirational members that we have within our Club both today and in the past.

We would like to thank everybody that has contributed in any way to the club in 2018 and even more over the past 10 years that helped the club grow from strength to strength.

We would like to thank the founders and all the previous committees that have worked tirelessly to make the club it is today. The club has been built on the shoulders of giants!

Why Join Tri-Lakes

By joining Tri-Lakes triathlon club you get the benefit of years of experience, you get the support of fellow triathletes to train and have fun with. The club subsidises various training sessions for athletes along with arranging regular cycling events and swimming sessions.

There are a Thursday morning swimming session and Sunday club cycles, online spinning classes and lots more fun ways to join in. We run running sessions in Belclare and have various open water swimming days in the lakes in the area and in Salthill. Keep an eye on our calendar and be sure to join in!