The coaches recognise how much work the children put in during the winter and we encourage that everyone takes part in as many events as possible. We will never demand that a child must compete but breaking that ‘fear factor’ often leads to great pride in knowing what they have achieved. Seeing lots of smiley faces is what the coaches work for and the parents benefit from. There is a South Central series which offers recognised competition with other clubs. Chapel Tri club runs two events per year which we regard as the best in the local area.
This is the first discipline in a triathlon race. It’s often graded so you will be in a line with your own ability and although the distance gets longer the older you get, you find that the length of time you’re in the pool is about the same. You discover that you have become fitter! There are a number of club members that belong to swimming clubs as well, we support this because you can't spend too much time in the pool!
The second and longest part of the race. You find yourself mostly on grass which can be hard work especially if the weather gets wet. The larger events are on tarmac and this really gives the athletes the ability to show what they are made of! Any bike will do but a road or hybrid one is the best. We have a number of bikes for hire if that helps. If you really enjoy cycling, then we support the cyclocross events in the winter months.
The last section and this is not always the athletes favourite. It can be really hard work at this point as the gaps between everyone gets bigger, but the finishing line is not far away. Again a number of our athletes run for local running clubs which allows them to compete at cross country and track events.
Find out about upcoming events that ChapelTri will be taking part in. Click on the event for full details.
12th May 2019 - Twyford Duathlon
Sunday 12th May 2019
King George’s Field, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford, RG10 9JA
Off-road run and cycle on grass around large recreation ground. Open to all children aged 8 (including those turning 8 in 2019) – 14 years old. Open to all abilities — come and have some fun, and bring your family and friends! Click HERE for entry details.
18th May 2019 - Fareham & Chapel Tri Triathlon
Saturday 19th May 2019
Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Fareham, PO16 7JU
Junior Triathlon for young people aged 8-16 (Swim, Bike, Run – distances vary depending on age group). For entry details, please click HERE
27th May 2019 - Chapel Tri Aquathlon
Monday 27th May 2019
Hamble Sports College, Satchell Lane, Hamble, Southampton SO31 4NE
Once again this Swim – Run event will be held at Hamble Sports College, Hamble. It will be a Pool swim with the Run section done on the Field within the grounds. It will be a Timed Chip event. For entry details, please click HERE
2 June 2019 - Tri Henley Open Water Triathlon
Sunday 2nd June 2019
Shiplake College, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4BW
The event will take place for the second year and once again in the grounds of Shiplake College. Categories are: TriStar Start, TS1, TS2, TS3, Youth. All competitors must have had open water swimming experience prior to taking part in this event. For entry details, please click HERE
15th June 2019 - Nottingham Triathlon & IRC Qualifier
Saturday 15th June 2019
Details to follow soon
16th June 2019 - Beachborough & 4x Mixed Relay Triathlon
Sunday 16th June 2019
Beachborough School, Westbury, NN13 5LB
The Triathlon 4 x Mixed Relay is a new event currently being added to the Olympic programme in Tokyo 2020. This innovative format comprises of two boys and two girls who must compete in the following order: girl, boy, girl, boy. Each athlete completes a ‘mini’ triathlon of swimming, biking and running, before passing over the timing chip to their next team mate. With numerous lead changes, lots of unpredictable drama and the display of team pride, this action-packed event appeals tremendously to children. For entry details, please click HERE
22rd June 2019 - Twyford Kids Triathlon
Saturday 22rd June 2019
Polehampton Junior School, Lotton Hall Road, Twyford, RG10 9JR
A friendly event in a gorgeous 25m open air heated swimming pool and cycle and run around the adjacent field. For entry details, please click HERE
29th June 2019 - NEW! Bowood House Triathlon
Saturday 29th June 2019
Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9NF
The event is on closed roads and this makes for perfect racing conditions without the traffic. With a suitable spectator friendly layout, this venue provides the perfect location.
Sorry no TS Race.
For entry details, please click HERE
14th July 2019 - Bicester Triathlon
Sunday 14th July 2019
Bicester Leisure Centre & The Bicester School , Queens Ave, Bicester, OX26 2NR
Following the success of the first event in 2015 Bicester Tri Club has decided to stage its 4th event for Junior Triathletes. The event will cater for all ages from TriStars Start to Youth. The event is traffic free and moves from the Bicester Leisure Centre, where the swim will take place, to The Bicester School for the cycling and running, both of which will take place on grass. This event is part of the Inter Club Series only. For details, please click HERE
1st, 2nd & 3rd August 2019 - South Central Tri Camp
Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd August 2019
Sibford School, Sibford Ferris, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5QL
The event is for Youth, Junior, TS3 and TS2 athletes. Tristar 1 2nd August only.
Please contact Hester if you would like to be part of this camp. Places are limited and we will be taking bookings from 1st June 2019. We would like the IRC team to attend if possible, including the reserves. This is a chance to meet your teammates and fellow triathletes in a non-competitive environment.
7th & 9th September 2019 - Inter Regional Championships
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019
Mallory Park Circuit, Church Road, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, LE9 7QE
The event returns to Mallory Park, Leicestershire with its undulating and technical bike course, it provides the perfect stage for exciting racing to conclude the series in 2019. This event is only for athletes that have qualified and are part of the South Centre IRC. For details, please click HERE