Please follow instructions and requests by the coach or person running the event.
Derby Triathlon Club holds training sessions in and around the city of Derby and we have a strong junior membership with training sessions supported by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches. The club aims to provide children from 8-16 years of age with safe, friendly and fun training sessions based around the three disciplines of triathlon including transition practice. As a club we encourage children of all ability levels into the world of triathlon for the benefits of physical exercise in a fun and social environment-it’s up to each individual member if they choose to take part in any races.
DTC is accredited by British Triathlon and meets all requirements for the Bronze ‘TriMark’ standard.
Junior Training – Please check the ClubSpark Sign-ups for details of training sessions.
Thursday 19:00-20:00 October – April (Except Bank Holidays & pool closures)
Etwall Leisure Centre Pool, Etwall, Derby
To attend this session swimmers must be able to swim 100 meters freestyle without stopping.
After the first 10 minutes this will be assessed by the coach.
Please note that juniors will be limited to 18 (three lanes). Adults may be swimming in the other lanes.
MIN AGE: 8 years old in the current calender year.
Wednesday 19:00-20:00 – WINTER ONLY (Oct-Mar)
Moorways Track, Derby
Thursday 18:00-20:00 – SUMMER ONLY (Apr-Sep)
Etwall Leisure Centre, Etwall Click here for meeting point map.
To attend this session swimmers must be able to swim 50 meters freestyle without stopping.
This will be at the discretion of the coach after assessment.
18:00-20:00 – 13 years and over
18:45-20:00 – 8-12 years (this means the child will be 8 at some point this year)
First half of session Bike or Run (5 week rotating pattern of run/run/transition/bike/bike), followed by second half in the 25m pool for swim training.
Outdoor sessions are all Weather Permitting
Check ClubSpark for events details or e-mail – email@example.com
Membership & Costs
It costs £17.50 to become a DTC Junior Member (click here to join) and each one hour session costs £4 (£6 non-members); a two hour session costs £6 (£8 non-members)
A parental agreement form will have to be completed by parents/guardians prior their children taking part. A register will be taken each week of those attending and it is expected that parents/guardians will leave and collect their children at the stated time. Children will remain with the coach until a child is collected.
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Derby Mercury has an active junior section and for the youth age group there are regular road trips out with more experienced cyclists. Go to the Derby Mercury Road race Club for further details.
Cycle Derby are putting on a series of training session in Chellaston on a Monday evening. It does clash with the swimming at Mickleover, but for those who are not swimming it something to consider.
Derby Athletic Club – Tuesdays/Thursdays and Sunday mornings.
Cyclo Cross (winter)
Notts. and Derby Cyclo Cross league. During the winter these are races usually on a Saturday afternoon for all ages. They are lapped races and off road, great for learning bike handling skills, something all triathletes need to be good at.
There is also the West Midlands Cyclo Cross League which have their races on a Sunday.
If you know of any other events let me know and I can circulate it to the other athletes – email@example.com
East Midlands Triathlon Series
The East Midlands Triathlon Race Series provides a number of races for juniors each summer which DTC juniors tend to target. You may end up being selected to represent the East Midlands at the Inter Regional Championships in September if things go well!! This is a chance to compete against other regions in the country. It is open for those athletes 11-14 years.
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