Recent research by Sport Ireland has shown that males 30 years of age and older have a tendency to become detached from sport and physical activity. This is in direct line with the general age males tend to stop playing team sports and although individualized sports such as swimming, running and cycling have all seen a resurgence in recent years especially within the female population there is a steady drop-off within the male population over 30 years of age within sport and physical activity.
The aim of this initiative is simply to provide a gateway into something more challenging but yet attainable. This is to give those from all sporting and non-sporting backgrounds alike, a chance to push their own physical capabilities in a safe and non-competitive setting. We aim to prove that life and physical activity can begin at 30, and what better way than to try a triathlon and see what all the fuss is about in what has become Ireland’s fastest growing individual sport.
Our Introduction Evening will take place on the 8th March at 6.30pm at the Sligo Regional Sports Complex. Meet the coaches and your fellow participants to have a chat about all the programme details.
• Try-a-tri will consist of 250 metre pool swim/10km bike/4km run
• Training will consist of a 5-6 week training programme with two sessions per week, one in the pool and one bike/run training session starting from the 11th March.
• Bike & run training will take place in Cleveragh Park every Wednesday evening between 6.30pm-8pm
• The swim training will take place in Sligo Regional Sport Complex on Saturdays from 7-8pm.
• The total cost for the training and event is €60 and includes discounted annual membership to Triathlon Ireland. This is subsidised by both Sligo and Recreation Partnership and Sligo Triathlon Club.
• Once launched, places can only be secured by payment of the amount to links provided by Sligo Triathlon Club.
• Open to males with limited or no previous experience within triathlon. The idea behind the initiative is to target those that are completely new to the sport and of course those new to sport in general.
• Fitness levels and age profile will vary massively and those with underlying health conditions should be screened by a medical professional before being allowed to commence training.
• Participants must obtain any manner of safe, road-worthy bicycle as cycling skills will be lacking in many and the bike will be needed for the duration of the initiative.
• All participants must wear appropriate clothing and bring a head torch/bike lamp for safety during training.
• Quality coaching & an event.
• Learn to swim/bike and run in a controlled, safe, fun and non-competitive environment.
• Receive excellent tips on triathlon, nutrition, injury prevention and recovery from highly experienced coaches.
• Training for three sports is challenging but has huge health benefits as the body has to adapt and variety really is the key to longevity within sport.
• Obvious stepping stone for anyone considering triathlon as a progression in sport but unsure of how to go about it.
Find out more
To find out more, please contact Ross McLynn: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, message Sligo Triathlon Club on Facebook.
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership
Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB
Quay Street, Sligo
+353 (0)71 9161511