Juniors

When do you meet?

We train alternate Sundays at Stanground Sports Centre.

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 is fine as long as it is in good working order.

For running a pair of trainers, shorts, t-shirt and tracksuit. A waterproof jacket if it is raining and gloves if it is cold.

For 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 practice events a season. These are for the children to practice their skills in a more formal environment and get used to any ‘new distances’We enter a team into the Frostbite Friendly League over the winter. This is a series of cross county events that are fun for children and adults too!
We try to have social events and encourage the parents to join in. There is normally a picnic and the obligatory Parents vs Children rounders 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 groupswimbike (if grass)bike (if tarmac)run
TriStart50m800m1500m600m
TriStar 1150m2km4km1200m
TriStar 2200m4km6km1800m
TriStar 3300m6km8km2400m

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

Once you join you can ask for access to our PACTRAC Juniors Facebook page and receive regular emails.

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

Where can I find out more?

Please contact us if you'd like to know more. You can also find more information on the British Triathlon website.

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