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.

Knockma Duathlon 2018

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

Sunday Social Zwift Sessions

With current level 5 government restrictions in place, we are going to go virtual with our Sunday morning club spins. Cycling in a different (C19 free) virtual world every Sunday morning from 10 to 11 am.

This is private Tri-Lakes spin (max 50 members) where no one gets dropped.
All participants cycle at own pace (slow/fast/ easy/hard), it’s up to you. All cyclists will be kept together by Zwift. All we have to do is keep peddling to stay with our club mates.

What do you need:
1. Zwift account, (you can get a 7-day free trial if you don’t want to sign up straight away) following Lukasz Kazmierski TriLakes on Zwift.
2. Turbo trainer (Smart or with ANT+ USB dongle),
3. Discord app. Don’t you worry if you don’t have ZWIFT account, you can still join us for a chat from your own turbo or coffee table! All welcome.
Detailed technical manual on ZWIFT and Discord are here

Video tutorial here.

Bike TT Series

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed until further notice due to COVID 19 restrictions.

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
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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.

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!