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Do you think you ali and jonnycould be the next Brownlee or Stimpson?

Then why not come along to Blaydon Leisure Centre on Saturday 30th August or Sunday 5th October (reg at 2pm) for the provision of testing youth and Junior triathletes for the Development and Academy groups.
As per last year Ian Simon will be managing the Dev squad and the Academy group would remain with Colin Gardner.
Development  groups from 10-15years and Academy age group 14-19years (there is an overlap dep on performance and times)
Please check out the junior section of Tri Northern Pulse for detials about the squads (and contact details for the coaches)

Do you want to Try a Tri?  Then why not book on to the up and coming novice training day at Hartlepool Marina on Saturday 30th August.


The session will be led by British Triathlon qualified coaches with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in triathlon.

The session which is being organised by Hartlepool Council’s Sport and Physical Activity Team, will be held from 9am-4pm and costs £20 per person.

The “Try a Tri Day” will cover bike skills, transition practice, a lead run and a open water training session.

For more information or to provisionally reserve a place contact Daniel Garthwaite on 01429 284047 or e-mail

Just a reminder of the up and coming volunteer Ride and Run Leader courses.  Both courses have started to fill up, so to guarantee your place, please book using the below links.  If the club would like to pay by cheque, then please select that option on the booking system and I shall send the club a invoice.


Ride Leaders

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


The course will be delivered on Sunday 14th September at Ponteland Leisure Centre.  The closing date for this course is Thursday 4th September 12noon.

To book your place, click here.


Run Leaders

This course is delivered by Run England on behalf of Triathlon England to allow volunteers to lead group running activities in a TE club environment. The course covers the basics of leading a running activity session including warm up and cool down activities. This is not a coaching qualification and is aimed at club volunteers with experience of running activities but is not suitable for existing coaches as the syllabus is very basic. Upon completion of the course candidates will be required to complete a DBS application and submit a membership application Run England for insurance purposes. The cost of this is included in the cost of the course.


Cost £110 however the cost of the course is subsidised by 50% for TE members (£55). Please enter discount code TEMembNE50 to receive your discount. 


The course will be delivered on Saturday 25th October at Shildon Leisure Centre, County Durham.  The closing date for this course is Thursday 16th October 12noon.  To book your place, click here.


If you require any more information, then please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind Regards



Dear Clubs,

I am pleased to announced that all coaching courses within the Northeast and Yorkshire and Humberside Regions are now open for application.

Places will go on a first come first serve basis. Places will only be accepted once I have received the candidate application form along with payment to the correct region, of which the course is being held. Cheques payable to either:-

Northeast – BTA Northern Region
Yorkshire – BTA Yorks Humber Triathlon

Please find the application forms below

L1 App Form 2014-15

L2 App Form 2014-15

Please note that these are new. Please do not complete and return a old form. These will be returned.

Anyone wishing to fast track to level 2, must read the relevant information and send in all the necessary paperwork, copies of certificates etc. A tutor will then be in contact to assess you before your place can be accepted.

Please note the date change for Sheffield. Courses will take place on:-

Level 1 – Sheffield – 27th& 28th September & 26th October
Level 1 – Sunderland – 4th & 5th October & 8th November

Level 2 – Hexham – 18th & 19th October, 15th & 16th November & 8th March
Level 2 – York – 1st & 2nd November, 6th & 7th December & 28th March

Candidates must be able to attend all days! Please do not ask to swop days on other courses, the answer will be no.

Once your application has been received by myself, you will receive a email confirmation.

More in depth information regarding the course content can be found on our coaching page.

If anyone has any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards


Michelle Scott
Regional Manager
Northeast & Yorkshire
Triathlon England
Mobile: +44 (0)7834542086


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!