Triathlon Club Mallorca 2018A week of blissful training during Easter break
Club members 2016/17
Triathlon is an inclusive and welcoming club and this year’s Sports Club of the Year at the University of Birmingham! We provide high-quality training for complete beginners up to elite triathletes who can train with our performance squad.
By joining the club, you will have access to state of the art facilities at the University of Birmingham’s Sport and Fitness Centre and the opportunity to compete in the BUCS Championships and many other races.
We host our own inter-university Aquathlon race at the start of the year and take our members on a training weekend away in October to the likes of Snowdonia. The highlight of our year is the annual training camp in Mallorca! For a taste of the trip, watch this video.
The trips along with various socials and fundraising activities throughout the year contribute to the strong sense of community in our club.
How to get involved
£175 (2019/20 price for the year). Membership prices are subject to change. Included in your membership will also be the AU sessions including yoga classes, circuit classes and physio triage.
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Triathlon is…Fun, Friendly, Challenging, Outdoors, Variety!
3 skills this sport will give you:
Time Management (training in three disciplines!)
Training times & venues
Monday – 6pm Swim, 7:45pm Spin
Tuesday – 6am Swim, 5:30pm Run
Wednesday – 1:30pm Group Ride
Thursday – 6am Swim, 6:15pm Run
Friday – 6:15am Swim, 6:20pm Spin
Saturday – 8:30am Parkrun, 1pm Run, 3:30pm Swim
Sunday – 9am Group Ride
These 2019/20 training times are subject to change but show the extent and variety of training sessions offered by the club!
We are one team and the men and women all compete together.
The club takes part in 4 BUCS competitions throughout the year:
- BUCS Duathlon
- BUCS Biathlon
- BUCS Sprint Triathlon
- BUCS Standard Triathlon
Successes and Achievements
We hosted the Birmingham Aquathlon on campus in February 2020 which was hugely successful and saw university triathletes from all over the country come to compete. The event was open to all and it was great to see many locals getting involved!
The 2020 Triathlon season was shaping up to be a very successful one for the club. Although we sadly couldn’t compete this year, during lockdown we hosted 2 ‘Tri-solation Challenges’ where our members completed a sprint triathlon and a standard triathlon from home and shared their times. We had winners from various different categories and outstanding participation from our members as well as triathlon clubs from different universities!
Jack Shayler – 9th senior at the Blenheim Palace Sprint Distance Triathlon, 13th overall and 1st U20 at Birmingham’s Great 10km run, 11th U23 and 13th overall at Cardiff Triathlon’s British Championships, 13th overall at BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon and competed in the Super league series in Poznan, Poland.
Amy Brammar- won 5th in the women’s age group at the Weert ETU Standard Distance Championships, competed at the World and European Championships and came 12th at BUCS Standard Distance overall
Megan Blake- Came 14th at BUCS Sprint Distance overall and 1st in the women’s age group Leeds Sprint Distance Triathlon
Matthew Bailey – 3rd overall male at the Dorney Olympic Distance Triathlon, competed at the 2020 ETU Qualifier in Eton
Ben Murphy- competed in the Weert ETU Standard Distance Championships Bethan Hinnett – 5th place in D3 at the Spanish Championships and competed at the Super league series in Poznan, Poland.
Kai Furnell-Brennan- 1st at the Royal Windsor Triathlon.
Roberto Gibson – 5th Junior at the GBR euro qualifiers, 3rd Junior at the Bleneheim Palace Sprint Distance Triathlon
Mark Rogers- completed his first ever half Ironman
Daniel Shepherd, Ryan Davidson, Jack Shayler – Men’s team came 3rd overall at the Oxfordshire Biathlon
Men’s team at BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon – 6th
Women’s team at BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon – 5th
Men’s team at BUCS Sprint Distance Triathlon – 11th
Women’s team at BUCS Sprint Distance Triathlon – 6th
This year our club won Sports Club of the year out of all the sports clubs at the University of Birmingham!
All members of the team have the opportunity to train for and compete in a variety of races throughout the year. British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) races include the BUCS Duathlon, the BUCS Biathlon, the BUCS Pentathlon, the BUCS Sprint Distance Triathlon and the BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon. We also compete in other non-BUCS races and host our own Inter-university Aquathlon Championships here at UoB. So there is plenty for everyone to get involved in, no matter what level you wish to compete at. Even if you don’t want to compete, please don’t be put off by all of those races! There is plenty for you to get out of the training sessions that we offer and a whole new group of sociable people to meet!
For those intent on dedicating large amounts of energy to their sporting abilities, there is an opportunity to apply for the performance squad at the start of each term. The squad gives the team’s top athletes access to more tailored coaching advice, as well as a squad-only weekly strength and conditioning session. If you’re interested please speak to Steve Lumley or Louise Barron, our head coaches, or any member of the committee!
Amy Brammar, Physiotherapy, 2019, Came 5th at the European Triathlon Championships and competed in the World Triathlon Championships. Finished 12th overall at BUCS.
Ben Murphy, Medicine, 2019, Competed at the World and European Triathlon Championships.
Naomi Elliot, Chemistry, 2019, 6th at the European Age-group Championships in Glassgow.