Sun City Tri was formed in the early 1990s and are a group of triathletes from Sunderland and the surrounding areas. The club caters for absolutely everyone from people looking to get fitter and get started in triathlon through to world championship medal winners and you’ll find a complete cross-section of abilities at club training sessions. They’re genuinely proud that they’ve fielded the first and last placed finishers at several local races in the past! Sun City Triathletes compete in tri-, du- and aquathlons and at all distances from super sprint through to the 140.6 miles of an Ironman, so there’s plenty of race experience to draw on within the club.
With three BTF level 2 and four BTF level 1 coaches, plus having STAR mark accreditation and Triathlon England & British Cycling affiliation and British Cycling “Go-Ride” registration, the club is in a great position to help athletes get what they want out of triathlon. They can offer everything from structured training plans to nutritional advice to training partners. Sun City Tri have access to a range of coached and un-coached swimming sessions. The main sessions are on Tuesday nights at Boldon School (8-9pm), Thursday nights from 7.30 to 9.30pm and Saturday Morning 8.30 to 11.30am at Monkwearmouth School. They also organise Sunday bike rides from Herrington Country Park and co-ordinate run training sessions between members.
The club organises the popular Sun City Triathlon which won the title “North-East Race of the Year” in both 2005 and 2006 (thanks to the votes of North-East triathletes) and which acted as the North-East Regional Sprint Distance Championships in 2006 & 2007.
Club Secretary:- Nick Hughes
Club E-Mail: Suncitytri@gmail.com
Club Website - http://www.suncitytri.com/