FAQ's

When Do you meet?

We train alternate Saturdays from 14:30 - 16:30 at Stanground School. There is swimming on Tuesday evenings at Stanground space is limited for this.

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Do I need to really good to join?

The only criteria we have is that to be 8 -16 years old and are able to swim 2 lengths(50m) unaided. We try where possible to get children to be in groups of similar age & ability.


What equipment do I need?

A cycle Helmet is essential; we have a limited number of 'club' bikes but any bike will be ok as long as it is good working order.

For running a pair of trainers, shorts, t-shirt & a tracksuit or waterproof if you have one. Gloves if it is cold

Swimming you will need a costume a pair of googles, swim hat (optional) & a Water bottle to keep hydrated. If you require an inhaler then you need to bring this also.


Is it really competitive

The main focus is for the children to enjoy themselves the training is testing but achievable to those with base fitness. There are races and regional leagues for those who wish to do so.

 

Do you have any events?

We try to have a couple of practise events a season. These are for the children to practise their skills in a more formal environment and get used to any ‘new distances’ 


We enter a team into the Frost bite friendly league over the winter – This is a series of cross county events that are fun for Children and Adults alike!


We try to have social events and encourage the parents to join in. There is normally a pic-nic and the obligatory Parents vs Children rounder’s matches.


What Bike do I need?

If you have any bike in good working order that will be sufficient to start with. Bikes can come in a bewildering range of sizes, styles and costs. We have a limited number of club bikes for use. If you want some help on this subject, please feel free to ask.


How far is a race?

Distances are broken down by your age: -

TriStart - Aged 8
TriStar 1 -Ages 9 and 10

TriStar 2 - Ages 11 and 12

TriStar 3 - Ages 13 and 14

Youth - Ages 15 and 16


Age Group



Swim



Bike (if
grass)



Bike (if
tarmac)



Run



TriStart



50m



800m



1500m



600m



TriStar 1



150m



2km



4km



1200m



TriStar 2



200m



4km



6km



1800m



TriStar 3
and Youths



300m



6km



8km



2400m


Race distances are not precise. No two events are the same as the transitions between each discipline are included in the race.

Where can I find out updates


Check out our Twitter feed : https://twitter.com/PACTRAC_JNR 

or 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/pactrac_jnr/?hl=en

Use this website & the contacts page

 

Do you swim only in swimming pools?

Some events are hosted in lakes, reservoirs and rivers. We try to organise some open water training at Tallington lakes. We also have a limited number of wet suits for use at these events and in races.



What club kit do you have?

We have a range of club kit. From Trisuits, hoodies, beanies, tops. We often have a ‘shop’ before / after training


How much does it cost?

We charge £3 for members for training & £4 for non-members. Membership can be applied for at the following link:-


http://pactrac.co.uk/page/join/