Tweed Triathlon Club is based in Berwick-upon-Tweed on the England-Scotland border and provides all levels of swim, cycle, and run coaching within a friendly club.
If you are new to triathlon, or are interested in how some of us got started, take a look at the ‘Tri-tales‘ page. For up-to-date info try the ‘News‘ webpage, or for those looking to compete or help with our local Sprint event, it is the ‘Events‘ page you should click on. Regulars could use the ‘Kit‘ or ‘Training‘ pages, but if you just want to contact us, there’s the usual ‘Contact‘ page of course.
The club hosted two events in 2017, and the date (2nd Sept) has already been set for the 2018 ‘Borders & Bridges’ triathlon. See our events page for more info, or why not take a look at the YouTube video from 2017.
The first was a ‘GoTri’ on the 28th May for those who just wanted to get a feel for a triathlon and is specifically aimed at at inexperienced and first-timers. It was a pool-based 200m swim, 10km bike and 2km run. (more…)
The second was the ‘Borders & Bridges’ Sprint triathlon on the 3rd September with a 500m pool-based swim, 22km bike and 6km run. Starting this year, the event also sees the introduction of a Relay where the swim/bike/run can be shared between 2 or 3 people. For results and more info see the ‘Events’ tab at the top of this page.
A quick summary
“Founded in 2012, Tweed Triathlon club is England’s most northerly Triathlon Club and draws together members from a range of backgrounds in other sports; running, cycling, swimming, diving, surfing and mountain-biking to name but a few.
We all share a passion for Triathlon and the disciplines involved. This passion might simply be to use club training sessions as a means to keep fit, or it could extend to a desire to train for competition at national or even international level. We have members at both ends of this scale and seek to welcome and cater for all abilities.
Throughout the year we offer coached swimming and running sessions at/from our base, the Swan Centre, in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
North Northumberland and the Borders offers some splendid cycling territory both on and off-road, and another year-round feature of our training schedule is organised group rides, usually on the road and occasionally with mountain bikes on the trails. During the winter we offer Cycle spinning sessions at the Swan Centre. A popular club social outing (with a bit of racing on the side!) was to ride at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.
In the summer, the club expands swimming activity to include open-water sessions on beautiful stretches of the river Tweed and sheltered parts of the magnificent local coastline. On a couple of occasions members have been along with others on boat-trips to swim off the Farne Islands and had the pleasure of sharing the water with the seal colony there!
As well as seeking to promote and grow the sport, in line with Triathlon England’s policy, it is also part of the club’s constitution to encourage participation in triathlon events. The club committee meets monthly and, as well as meeting at training sessions or races, members also meet to socialise. If you want to join us and enjoy some of the fun and challenge that Triathlon offers please don’t hesitate to contact us.”