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Dear Clubs,


I am pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the Northeast Ride Leaders Course due to be held on Sunday 14th September 2014 at Ponteland Leisure Centre, Northumberland.


Does your club recognise this person?

  • Not a coach but would like to help out with your club sessions?
  • This person turns up week in week out for your club cycle rides?


Then this course is perfect for them!



Triathlon England have chosen CTC, the national cycling charity, to design a training course for volunteer ride leaders. The one day course is aimed at competent club cyclists who are not coaches to give them all the tools they need to lead a club ride.

The training has been designed to free up club coaches from leading group rides and also give other members the opportunity to be involved without the pressure of being a coach.


Course Overview

The course is a mixture of classroom learning & practical “on road” learning with chance to practice leading & being lead in various scenarios in small groups.  Topics covered will include:-

  • Risk Management
  • Group Management
  • Leading Techniques
  • Emergency Management


Candidates will need a fully working bicycle, helmet & suitable clothing.


Cost £75.


Pre requisites:

  • You must hold a current Home Nation Membership
  • You must be a minimum 18 years of age



There are currently 12 places available, but if the course proves popular we can increase this to 18.


The closing date for this course is Thursday 4th September 12noon.


To book your place, click here.


Kind Regards



Triology Events have been formed following a desire to create low cost, fun and competitive mid-week triathlon events.

Dates: 23rd July, 13th and 27th August 2014

Venue: Triology Multi Sport Solutions, North Farm, Ellerton on Swale. North Yorkshire. DL10 6AP

Start Time: 7pm

Minimum Age: 15 (based on the age as at the 31st December in the current year)

Distances: 400m Open Water Swim, 15km Cycle and 2.5km Run


The events are ideal for beginners looking to complete their first open water triathlon as well as the more experienced triathlete looking to test themselves before a big race or use as a training session.

The course will consist of a 400m open water swim at Ellerton Water Park, followed by a 15km bike on quiet country roads before completing a flat 2.5km run course around the lake.


Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 males and females and all competitors will receive 10% discount at Triology Multisport Solutions.

There will also be a £50 cash prize to the male and female who hold the course record after all 3 events have taken place.

1st – £30 voucher

2nd £20 voucher

3rd £10 voucher

Price per event:

£17 BTF Member

£20 Non BTF Member (this includes a race day licence)

Enter at Tri Hard or email for an entry form to send a cheque.

Please note that we will only accept entries on the day if the event does not fill prior to the closing date. There will however be an additional £5 to pay on top of the entry fee.

Places are limited to 99, so hurry, don’t miss out!

Tri4u Coaching and MV Sport have teamed up again to deliver a high quality Open Water Swim sessions.

Open Water Swim Workshop:

This is an ideal opportunity to develop open water swim skills, grow confidence and learn new techniques.  The day will start at Haltwhistle Leisure Centre which has an outdoor heated swimming pool.  Here you will be coached in a controlled environment focusing on swim technique and open water skills such as sighting, turns and drafting.  Next you will progress into open water swim practical sessions at Talkin Tarn, near Brampton.  Throughout the day the practical sessions will be complimented with presentations covering a range of topics relevant to open water swimming.  Full safety and lifeguard cover is provided for the duration of the day.


  • Full day of Open Water specific skills and techniques
  • Lead by British Triathlon Level 3 and ASA qualified coaches
  • Specific stroke technique presentation and open water skills
  • Practical session in an outdoor heated swimming pool to develop open water swim attributes
  • Presentation on the differences between pool based swimming and open water swimming
  • Practical session at in Talkin Tarn utilising all of the coaching experience from the day
  • Safety boat and lifeguard cover is provided throughout the day

Open Water Swim Sessions – QE2 lake Ashington, Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm

For full details click here



Ponteland Tri are hosting a series of GO-TRI events this year
GO TRI is an initiative launched by Triathlon England to provide people with the opportunity to take part in multisport events regularly and at a minimal cost. The events will be low key and therefore perfect for those wanting to give triathlon a go without the pressure of a full race event.
The aim of the events is for people to discover the sport and enjoying the achievement of finishing an event and believing that triathlon and its multi related distances is for them. For many who take part this will be there first entry into the sport and from there they will go onto standard club and commercial events already established on the calendar. The events will be short, easy to access and regular (4 events at the same venue per year).

Our events will all be at 7pm on Wednesday evenings at Ponteland Leisure centre throughout the year and are as follows;
14th May – Aquathlon: 200m swim, 2.5k run
11th June – Triathlon: swim 200m, bike 5k, run 2k (distances approx and may change prior to the event)
2nd July – Triathlon: swim 300m, bike 10k, run 2.5k (distances approx and may change prior to the event)
17th September – Duathlon: run 1.5k, bike, 5k, run 1.5k (distances approx and may change prior to the event)
Participants need to be aged 14+ on the day of the event. The places available for each event are limited to 50 and therefore, pre-entry us advisable to avoid disappointment. The entry fee for each event is £5. Entry is available on the day unless sold out beforehand.
To enter, send payment to: GoTri Ponteland, 5 Eastern Way, Ponteland, NE20 9PE stating your name, address, DOB, telephone number, email and approximate time for swim (if applicable) and state which event/s you are entering, cheques made payable to Ponteland Runners. Payment via BACS or Paypal is also available, please contact us for details if you would like to pay via either of these methods.
For further information about any of the events contact

Go Tri Ponteland – application

Go Tri Ponteland

Saturday 19th July sees the very first edition of The Newcastle Triathlon, easily the biggest triathlon the region has ever hosted with well over 1,100 athletes from all over the country (and Europe) already entered.  As with all events, the organisors need a strong and capable team of volunteers to make things run smoothly and give the athletes a great experience.

There is short document on the event website which can be viewed here which explains what the event is, what roles are available and the timings for availability; so if you can only make a few hours, that’s great, there’s a role for you (but if you can make it all day, even better!)  It also explains the support and goodies you’ll receive as a thank you.

You will be well looked after be sure of that.  The event team have organised free hot food and drinks with snacks and water, plus a fab event shirt, a bespoke design using the latest fabrics. There’s also the offer of a free race at the Northumberland Triathlon 2014 if you’re an athlete; just let us know if you wish to take this up and we’ll be in touch.

If you’re able to help, please contact – please include your name and contact number, and confirm which time(s) you’re available and the roles you’re interested in.

Lets make history in the Northeast by hosting the very first triathlon in the heart of Newcastle City Centre, it’s going to be awesome!


Triathlon England are pleased to announce we are delivering an Open Water Swimming Training day in partnership with Swim Smooth. The training day is designed to give triathletes and swimmers of all abilities the opportunity to maximise their time in open water by receiving expert coaching from world renowned Swim Smooth Accredited Coaches.

Each training day consists of two sessions.

The Novice session is aimed at first time open water swimmers who want to improve their relaxation and confidence in the open water whilst learning how to master the basic skills.

The Intermediate Session is aimed at those triathletes or open water swimmers who feel confident in the water and swimming in groups but want to learn extra skills and techniques to give them the edge.

Each session will last approximately 2 hours and include a theory presentation followed by around 45 – 60 minutes group coaching in the water.

The Northeast / Yorkshire training day is taking place at Ripon Racecourse on Saturday 12th July in conjunction with Ripon Triathlon.  Other weekend activities include; Ripon Triathlon including the first Ripon Junior Triathlon and Ripon Tour Cycle Sportive.  Camping is also available onsite.  For more information about the event please go  to their website

To book on to the Open Water Training Session please click here

For more information, contact Michelle Scott at

Jack and Jordan Nationals 2013Hetton Lyons country park will be hosting a series of junior open water triathlon races open for youth and junior athletes.  The afternoon will also host super sprint qualification races for GB relay team selection for elite 15-17 years to Junior/U23 sprint races.

Tri-star Start (8yrs) 50m swim 1.2k bike 500m run
Tri-star 1 (9-10yrs) 100m swim 3.7k bike 1k run
Tri-star 2 (11-12yrs) 200m swim 5.5k bike 1.8k run
Tri-star 3 (13-14yrs) 300m swim 7.3k bike 1.8k run
Novice youth super sprint (15-16yrs) 400m open water swim 10k bike 2.5k run
Junior/U23 open water sprint triathlon (18-U23) 750m swim 18k bike 5k run
Hetton Open Water Elite Youth/Junior (15-17) Super Sprint (qualifier GB relay) 400m swim 10k bike 2.5k run

Enter now while places available. Limited entries in each age category due to time and safety restraints.

Entries on

Entries are now open for this exciting new event to be held at Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit on Saturday 17th May 2014.

The event will be hosted by Cleveland Triathlon Club and is open for ages 8 to 16.

Sandra Main, Event Organiser said “When I looked at the event list our region seems short of junior events so I thought this would be an ideal place and opportunity to add an extra list to the calendar”.

The event will be held on a closed tarmac cycle circuit, making the event ideal for spectators.

Entries are now open at

Cost per entry is £6

The next NE committee meeting will be on Wednesday March 5th at Washington Leisure Centre 7-9pm.

The agenda for the meeting can be seen here

Anyone is welcome to attend and contribute to the meeting.