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Established Monday 3rd September 2012, Orange and blue will be seen on the local and national circuit throughout 2013.

Coalfields RT is a new multisport racing team, based out of Hetton-Le-Hole, County Durham and specialise in a number of disciplines including a variety of Triathlon distances, Cycling Time Trials, CycloCross and Mountain Bike Cross Country.

The team meet to swim twice per week at coached sessions in Hetton Swimming Pool from 8pm until 9pm Wednesdays and Fridays and will include regular open water sessions throughout the season at Hetton Lyons Park.

Run sessions are also held prior to swimming on a Friday evening leaving from Hetton Pool at 6.30pm. Club cycle rides are not coached and quite often members organise their own training, however members do arrange to meet for SOCIAL Sunday rides with two groups suited to various levels.

Our current members range in ability from those new to Multisport and seasoned racers, through to European GB Age group gold medal winners and Ironman World Championships, Hawaii Veterans.

If you are a Multisport Athlete of any level, and are interested in competitive racing and joining Coalfields Racing Team please email

You can learn more about Coalfields Racing Team by visiting our webpage at


Club Secretary – Garry Walker

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Aycliffe Triathlon Club (ATC) is affiliated to Triathlon England and CTT.

The club is open to all those 16+ and caters for all levels of ability. The club meets for coached swim training at Woodham School Pool every Wednesday evening from 7- 8pm.  Our current club coaches are Michelle Scott, Andrew Sedgwick and Martin Sedgwick.  We also have a great link with Sedgefield 75 Masters and ATC club members have been invited to train with the club on a Monday evening 9-10pm and Thursday and Friday morning 7-8am.

Bike and run training is very informal during the summer months and members arrange their own training every weekend through the ATC forum on the club website or via our facebook page. During the winter months (October – March) the club arranges weekly cycling sessions from the Triology Multisport Solutions studio on a Saturday morning starting a 9am and weekly running sessions at various locations every Sunday morning at 10am. Members are also encouraged to join the local running club and train with them for extra running sessions.

The club hope to qualify for STAR Mark accreditation during 2013 and also host their own triathlon event.

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Tyne and wear fire and rescue service tri club is an exclusive triathlon club to employees of Tyne and Wear fire and rescue service. We have 44 members competing all over the world in all distances.

We also host the Hebburn Sprint triathlon held on the first Sunday in August.




Tyne Triathlon Club is affiliated to Triathlon England and is currently working towards STAR accreditation. Tyne was one of the very first triathlon clubs in the country and has an envious history of producing many current and past elite and age-group internationals. The immediate past Triathlon England chairman, Peter Coulson is a founder member of Tyne Tri Club.

The club meets for swim training at the Elswick Leisure Pool, Beech Grove Road, Newcastle on Wednesdays (6-30pm to 7-30pm) and Fridays (5-30pm to 6-30pm). There is also a session, in association with Blyth Tri Club, at Blyth Sports Centre on Saturdays (5-30pm to 6-30pm). There is a weekly club bike ride on Sundays meeting at 9-30am at Regent Centre Metro Station, Gosforth. There are currently 4 club coaches (3 at level 1 and 1 at level 2). There is also a welfare officer.

The club caters for all levels of ability, from the non-competitive looking to improve fitness to the serious competitor, with several members as current GB age-group internationals. The club’s website is at:-

Club Secretary:- David Bell

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Teesdale Triathlon Club is a new tri club having been formed in April 2007 as a section within Teesdale CRC, a very well established local Cycling Club based in Teesdale.

Members are drawn from the local area covering predominately Teesdale and the Richmond area. Training takes place in several locations in that area. Members meet for training rides, runnning & swimming on an informal basis, club members also have the benefits of Teesdale CRC’s extensive training & social rides.

The club is affiliated to Triathlon England.
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Club Secretary:- Andy Cosgrove
Tri Club Secretary:- Nick Blackburn


Tri northumberland was formed in 2009 by a group of active triathletes keen to improve the quality of events in the North East region. The focus was on the competitor and straightforward good quality races were on the agenda. Our first event was the Ashington Sprint Triathlon on 26 April 2009. A pool based event at Ashington Leisure Centre and with over 120 competitors, it was a great success. Buoyed by this we progressed to organising and running the Wansbeck QE2 Sprint Triathlon on 7 June 2009. This was a lake based event again with over 120 competitors and described as “Exemplar” by British Triathlon. Our third event of this first season was a ‘mould breaking’ sprint triathlon held at Newbiggin by the Sea on 13 September 2009. Another great event, again with over 120 competitors, but with massive local community support. This will feature as one of the top events in the region next season.

In 2010 have developed coaching, training and racing to encourage a wider participation in triathlon by Adults and Children and we are moving forward in 2011 with a schedule of events which includes 2 British Triathlon Major Events. 


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Total Racing Inc is new team in 2008 and is affiliated to Triathlon England.

The idea of the team came about to try and generate an income from an online store, which could then be reinvested into athletes and to put in place the highest level of support systems (strength & conditioning training, massage/injury treatment, testing, nutrition support, technique analysis) and therefore help to support athletes to take a professional approach to triathlon.

One of the key goals is to benefit North East Triathlon and get it on the map. Phil Gray is looking to put together a range of TOP QUALITY services which will be available to all clubs in the region. This is one of the reasons why he is calling this a team and not a club.

He is also looking to work with north east races where he will bring the elite team (and any other athletes who they know and can bring) to help raise the profile of the races in the regional calendar.

Club Secretary:- Phil Gray

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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

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Ryton Triathlon Club is affiliated to Triathlon England; CTT and N of EAA.

There is a club running session on Wednesday evenings, meeting at the Tri-It Gym at 6.30pm. Swim (coached) training is on Monday at Stanley pool from 7.30pm until 9pm and Saturdays at Blaydon Swimming Pool from 4pm until 6pm and an all levels training ride on Sundays at 10am leaving from the gym. There is an advanced bike ride at 9.00 am on Saturday mornings leaving from Tri-It Gym and coached turbo sessions in the gym on Fridays at 7.30pm. The gym also has a range of spin classes which are utilised quite a bit by Tri-Club members.

There is a junior section and the club has ClubMark accreditation. The club has two BTF Level 2 coaches and two BTF Level 1 coaches. There are also coaches with specific swimming, cycling and weight training qualifications. Several members of the club have competed at the World Age-Group Triathlon Championships.

Ryton also promote cycling time trials and jointly promote (with Durham Tri Club) the Prince Bishops Triathlon.

Club Secretary:-  Jenny Stewart

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Club Chairman:- Alan Copland

Club Secretary:- Jan Oliver

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Originally founded in 2004 and then based in Alnwick, Northumberland, One Life Racing is a British Triathlon – sanctioned team dedicated to helping North East cyclists & triathletes. One Life is affiliated to: Triathlon England; Cycling Time Trials & British Cycling. The club has also achieved the following approvals:

  • Starmark – For Senior Triathlon accredited clubs
  • Clubmark – accessibility mark
  • Disabled Inclusive Club – approval

In 2006 the club relocated it’s base to Hexham in order to widen it’s catchment area. In Jan 2009 the club has 160 active members and has it’s base at the state of the art facilities of Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham.

What is particularly pleasing is the number of families which are involved in the club. One Life Kids has over 80 juniors. The club has a really strong committee which has a development plan to make sure it continues to grow in a sustainable way and develop links with local communities. This objective is well supported by NCL who run many sporting facilities in the North east including the Wentworth Leisure Centre.

The club has members that include novices looking for support before completing their first triathlon, to veterans of Iron man competition. The club now has members who are World Champions, National champions, regional champion, National team members, National relay champions, and enthusiastic “doing-it-for-fun” participants.

The club is run by the members; they organize all the activities, social events, and workouts. Workouts are geared to multi-sport athletes of all abilities. One Life has one of the most varied and well supported programmes of coached training sessions;

  • 3 weekly swimming sessions
  • Senior running session
  • Junior running session
  • Junior run/bike session
  • 3 weekly Senior group bike ride

These training sessions are supported by the energetic coaching staff which include; 2 level 3 coaches, 1 level 2 and 3 level 3 staff. Plans are in hand to expand that even further to support the club’s development objectives and the aspirations of the competing members.

The club organises the annual Northumberland Triathlon Festival which is on 21st June 2009 and after the 2008 cancellation hopes are high for a competitive Standard Distance Triathlon which is now a nationally recognised event

The following weekend the club is also holding its 2nd Children’s Triathlon in Haltwhistle. The first event last year demonstrated the club’s commitment to providing the highest quality triathlon experience for juniors at all levels.

One Life is definitely not an elite club, it’s a club for families, children, parents and anybody who is interested in a fantastic sport and that is why it has developed the membership that it has.