FAQ's

Can I just turn up to swimming?

The swim sessions are quite busy and it would be better if you contacted the Club Secretary first for advice.

We only allow 8 people per lane and we have four lanes of different abilities. If you could let the club know your swim time for 100m or 400m it would give us an idea of which lane you would be best in.

We cover around 3000 to 4000 metres a session dependant on which lane and session you are in. The sessions are set by our swim coaches and everyone follows the same session plan. These are made up of front crawl intervals and drills.

members pay £2-50 (Non members pay £5)

PLEASE PAY AND SIGN IN BEFORE YOU SWIM. You must also shower before you swim.

For open water swimming please see the Open Water swim Guidelines that are on the website.

Cycling

The Saturday ride leaves Impington Village College outside the Leisure Centre entrance at 10-30 so please arrive in time; if it is your first time riding with us please make yourself known to a club member. You need to be capable of riding for around 3hrs.
Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and make sure you have adequate equipment to repair any minor bike repairs such as punctures out on the road. You will also need some water/energy fluids/snack.

You will need some money for the coffee stop and it is always a good idea to carry a mobile phone in case of emergency.

If you are unfamiliar with the area carry a map so you can get back to base if you get dropped.

There are normally around three ability groups out cycling and we cover around 50miles in and around the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire area and would be out for approximately 3.5hrs. The slowest group would average around 15mph on return depending on the terrain and wind direction while the fast group would average anywhere around 18-20mph depending on the route.

Run

The Sunday long run venue does change each week but once you are a member you will have access to the messaging group to know where the venue is.

The Thursday run venue is identified on the training page of the website and is suitable for any standard of runner as it is based on intervals.

If you become a club member and wish to run for the club it is advisable to affiliate to England Athletics at the cost of £10 (you can pay this at the same as joining the club and the Club Secretary will affiliate you. EA period is April – April)

Turbo

Turbo is in door cycling training run by one of our coaches. If you have your own turbo please bring it along but there are a few turbos available to use on the night.
Please bring your bike, drink and a towel. There are some rubber mats to use under your bike and turbo to protect the flooring please make sure you use one.

Do I have to join the British Triathlon Federation?

At present it is not compulsory, however there are a number of benefits to joining the BTF one of the major ones being insurance when you are out training. Also if you enter any triathlon competitions you will be required to purchase a Day Licence each time you race. For further benefits please go to the British Triathlon website at
www.britishtriathlon.org

How many sessions do I have to attend?

You can attend as many or as few sessions as you want. Swimming and Turbo sessions cost £5 for non members and £2-50 for members. There is no charge for cycling. Thursday run session is £1 for non members. In the summer open water swimming is £1 for members and £3 for non members.

Club members often join other clubs and gyms for certain disciplines such as core stability, weights or circuit training. There are also other single discipline clubs in the area offering run or cycling sessions.

As part of being a club member you are required/encouraged to help marshal at the three club events that we host each year. Marshalling is good fun and there are no qualifications required as advice is given on the day.

It is the hosting of these events that helps fund the clubs training sessions keeping the cost down, subsidise any team events that the we may enter and any social events that we put on during the year.

 

 


 

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