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Triathlon Information

Countdown2Tri Program

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Tralee Triathlon Club has launched its Countdown2Tri Program.

This program has been devised by club coaches to prepare members for Landers Sponsors Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon on 30th July 2016.

Members can join this program by signing up to the mail list at the link below and to recieve their program:

ClICK HERE to join Countdown2Tri Program

Updates are also available on the club Facebook page, Twitter and the Club Countdown2Tri group Facebook page

CLICK HERE to join Countdown2Tri Facebook group

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Beginner Cycling

There is a beginner cycling workshop on Sunday, 1st of May which will kick off the program. This is being facilitated by Club Cycling Coach Cian Hogan. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

CLICK HERE to book your place


Beginner Open Water Swim Lessons

Club open water swim lessons begin on Monday May 9th. These lessons are facilitated by our club swimming coach, John Edwards. John is a Swim Ireland swim coach, qualified life guard and owner of the outdoor adventure business ‘Wild Water Adventures’.  Weather dependent.

CLASSES RUNNING for 12 weeks: Monday May 9th – Monday July 25th (inclusive).  Cost 60E

Beginners – 6.30pm-7pm Beginner classes running in conjunction with the Countdown2Tri training program.  This is suitable for people who CAN SWIM but are completely new to sea swimming or have never swam out of their depth in the sea.  The classes will start in shallow water and aim to get you to the first buoy and beyond if people want! It would suit those aiming for the Try-a-Tri (c.250m)

There is also an Improvers class – 7.15pm -8pm and Advanced class – 8pm-8.45pm

All classes will be given by John Edwards.  Water safety will be provided (kayak cover) in the water.


Classes are weather dependent.  Please keep an eye on social media for updates.


CLICK HERE for Booking Link

Injury Prevention and Nutrition for Triathlon Lecture

Injury Prevention and Nutrition for Triathlon Lecture

Want to prepare for the Triathlon Season ahead?

Want to know about race nutrition from one of Tralee’s elite triathletes?

Want to know how to prevent and deal with injuries?

Come along to the Ashe Hotel Tralee this Sunday 3rd April, from 4pm to 6pm. There is no charge. This lecture is available to members of Tralee Triathlon Club only. Booking essential as places are limited. See below for booking link.
Nutrition for Triathlon talk by Cillian Tierney

Cillian Tierney is from Tralee. His father, Martin, is an Ironman (Wales) and has been a member of Tralee Tri Club since the start and his sister, Ciara, is a committee member and an accomplished Triathlete herself. Cillian is coached by and races with GoTri and has had huge success in the sport of Triathlon and Cycling.

He is no stranger to podiums in the Triathlon Ireland National Series. He won the Junior National Duathlon Championships in 2015. Still a Junior, he impressed in the King of the Hill race last year, claiming 2nd beating European Age Group Silver Medallist, Trevor Woods. He has represented Ireland and earned his first international cap at just 17 years of age in the ETU Junior European Cup race, where he was up against stiff European competition but showed great promise for the future. Cillian is dedicated to his sport and takes it seriously. That includes his day to day and race nutrition. We could all learn a lot from him!



Injury Prevention talk by Fergus Foley M.I.S.C.P. Chartered Physiotherapist

Fergus Foley is a graduate of UCD and has worked in both public and private practice for nearly 15 years. He has extensive experience in sports injury physiotherapy and has acted as team physiotherapist for a number of club and county teams.

Fergus is fully qualified and accredited in all forms of Manual Therapy, Electrotherapy, Grade V Manipulation, Sports Specific Rehabilitation, Biomechanical Assessment and Exercise Prescription.

Fergus works in conjunction with Doctors, Consultants, Coaches, Gym Instructors and other health professionals. The clinic covers a number of GAA teams, Soccer Clubs and other professional, elite and amateur athletes.

In 2007 Fergus served on the executive of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. The ISCP is the professional representative body in the Republic of Ireland for over 3,000 Chartered Physiotherapists.

Fergus has practiced in Sydney and London and he has also lectured in the Institute of Technology Tralee.

Fergus is also a sponsor of Tralee Triathlon Club.

Presentation to our sponsor Fergus Foley
Presentation to our sponsor Fergus Foley

This lecture is not to be missed!!!! Book your place below:

Train to Train – Strength & Conditioning with Turbo sessions at Nisus Fitness

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Train to Train – Strength & Conditioning with Turbo sessions at Nisus Fitness

Well, after 2 successful 12 week blocks with Nisus Fitness over the winter months, its time to prepare for race season with another 6 week block.

Train to Train Initiative
There is a lot of good advice, scientific research and resources out there on how to train effectively for the sport of Triathlon. These same principals are used by the pros and elite level coaches and the information is freely available out there. We are going to compile what you need to know.

Next Autumn, we are hoping to have a number of information sessions with the aim of training members on how to structure training sessions and tailoring their own training programs to prepare for their ‘A’ race of the season to follow.

This means that busy people with full time jobs, families and other commitments can focus their training and make those precious training hours as effective and efficient as possible.

This is still in the pipeline, but we will give a flavour of this in the next 6 week block with Nisus fitness. This block will be half Strength & Conditioning and half Turbo session.

The following are the Strength training phases:

  • Anatomical Adaptation
  • Max Strength
  • Muscle Endurance and
  • Strength Maintenance

As the racing season is nearly upon us, we will be concentrating on Strength Maintenance in the next 6 week block in the strength and conditioning part of the classes.

We will be training on the turbos to training zones. This is the most efficient and effective way of training. The pros and top elite coaches use these same principals. We will be sending information to attendees of the next 6 week block this weekend, on determining average and maximum heart rate and/or power and how to calculate training zones.

Ideally you should have a sports watch and heart rate monitor. If you have a power meter, better again. A bike cadence sensor would also be very beneficial, but not absolutely necessary. If you do not have any of this equipment, you can still train to zones based on the rate of perceived exertion (RPE), for which you do not need any equipment other than your bike and turbo trainer.

We will be sending information to registered attendees on how to determine these zones this weekend prior to the start of the block which commences this week.


Turbo Sessions will be facilitated by a number of Nisus Trainers including Tara Guerin.

Tara graduated with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from The University of Limerick in 2012. Since then she has worked with professional athletes in the UK and Australia. She as a performance specialist with The Altitude Centre in London, where she gained experience with Wattbike training and even worked with Pro Triathlete & multiple Ironman Kona World Champion, Chrissie Wellington. Sorry for the name dropping, but basically, we are in safe hands!!!

Tuesday is sold out, but there are places on Thursday.

Classes start at 8pm and will finish at 9:30. You can finish at 9pm if you are just doing strength and conditioning.

If doing turbo, you must have your own turbo trainer and bike (and an old towel).

Cost is Euro35 for six weeks + booking fee.

This block will start on March 29th (Tues) or March 31st (Thurs). The cost is subsidised, so therefore available to 2016 TTC members only.

Click on the following link for info on membership:

All new attendees will need to fill in a screening form. Click on the link below to download this form. Please bring this with you on the first night of classes that you attend.

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Tralee Triathlon Club 14K Trail Race

Saturday 19th March 2016 – 11.00am

Tralee Triathlon Club 14K Trail Race



A recent recce was carried out on the Trail course for our Tralee to Camp Run Event due to be held on the 19th March. Unfortunately I’m disappointed to report that large sections of the Trail have been eroded and washed away and other sections are water logged after the storms of winter.

In the interest of HEALTH & SAFETY within the Tralee Triathlon Club our Event will now change location, our new Venue will be GLANAGEENTY!!!!!


There will be two options available to runners.

OPTION A: 14.5km distance run, starting from O’Riada’s Pub (on the main Tralee to Castleisland road) heading up to the gates of Glanageenty Walkways, completing LENIHAN’S LOOP and continuing back down to finish at O’Riada’s Pub.
Anybody doing this OPTION meet at O’Riada’s Pub car park at 11.00am for a Pre-Run briefing by Milosz.

OPTION B: 9.5km distance run, starting at the gates of Glanageenty Gateways and completing LENIHANS LOOP to finish at the gates from where you started.
Anybody doing this OPTION meet at the Gates to Glanageenty Walkways at 11.00am for a Pre-Run briefing by Bridget.

Water Stations & First Aid will be located at the Gates of Glanageenty & at the half way point of Lenihan’s Loop (approx.).

Bring a dry change of clothes for afterwards.

Both groups will gather afterwards in O’Riada’s Pub where some well-earned grub will be provided.

Booking link stays the same through Event Brite & is available in the comments section.

Entry Fee €15. Closing date is Saturday 12th March.

This Event is available to
“Tralee Triathlon Club Members” only & Costs €15.

Tralee Tri Club Trail Runners

Sufficient level & Experience of Trail Running is advisable.

Saturday Trail Running with Tralee Tri Club & Milosz

We meet every Saturday morning at 10am and we do either Glenageenty in Ballymacelligott (John Lennihan’s Trail) or Tonevane in Blennerville. Euro4 payable to Milosz per morning.

If you want to read about trail running with Tralee Tri Club, read club member Randall Whartons entertaining blogs below:


Thanks, Bridget

Tralee Tri Club Running Coordinator