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* City of Durham Duathlon 2012 *


A novice event flyer can be seen HERE

The City of Durham Duathlon is based at Meadowfield Leisure Centre in Durham on Sunday 29th April. The event comprises of two undulating 5km runs around the adjacent parkland either side of a testing 25km bike ride through County Durham. The bike split includes a one mile climb from Esh Winning to Stanley Crook, followed by a long fast descent on the return to Brandon.

Helen Tones, Race Organiser from Durham Tri commented:

We hope that in Olympic year, it will inspire first timers to give the sport a go and challenge themselves to complete a demanding but very doable course for anyone with reasonable run-bike fitness. We always get good feedback from competitors for being a novice friendly event, so it is ideal as an Olympic Year Challenge!”

Helen continued……

As always we expect to attract a strong field from Triathlon Clubs in the region and the team prize will be hotly contested. We are adding chip timing this year and despite the additional cost the entry fee is only £22 BTA, (£19 for students).This means the City of Durham Duathlon will remain the best value for money race on the 2012 calendar”.



Visit for further event details and race briefing notes.

To enter on line visit

Regional Committee Meeting:
The First North East regional committee meeting will take place next Wednesday (1st of February) from 7 to 9 pm at the Washington Premier Inn (listed as “Newcastle Washington” on their website), near to washington services on the A1 (M). Anyone with an interest in the business of the region is welcome to attend and take part in the discussions, although only elected regional committee members will be eligible to vote on decisions. The agenda will include:
* Budget for the year (including coaching bursary support and reporting requirements)
* Regional academy plans
* Tri Northern Pulse funding
* Grand Prix criteria
* Regional Facebook and Twitter pages

* Confirmation of dates for the year’s meetings

F4L Coaching Spring Swim Technique Sessions.  F4L Coaching are going to be running a series of swim technique sessions through February / March 2012.

There are TWO options:

1.  F4L Coaching encourage you to attend a set of 3x 1 hour sessions: each consisting of 1 swim analysis session with video feedback (including underwater footage) and then 2 swim technique sessions working on the technique errors from the 1st session.

There will be a maximum of 4 people in the session.  The sessions will take place at Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick starting at 7pm and will last one hour.
The cost of the sessions is £50 – this covers the 3 sessions



Saturday 25th February (analysis / video) + 3rd & 10th March 
2.  F4L Coaching are also running an additional one-off session: F4L Coaching have hired a lane at Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick for some swim technique sessions in February / March 2012:

These will be ‘swim technique’ sessions for MAX of 3 people per session (working on frontcrawl).

There will be video feedback (including underwater footage) so you can see more clearly what it is we need to correct – you’ll also get a feedback sheet with notes too.  The sessions are £17.50 per person per one hour session.  First come, first served – anyone welcome.
Saturday 17th March – 19:00 until 20:00

For more information on other F4L Coaching check out the website:

Paul Jones (Level 3 Triathlon Coach) – F4L Coaching


Phone: +44 7837 468 667


(** An application form can be downloaded HERE)

British Triathlon recognises its commitment to Club Welfare officers and we are constantly reviewing our training regarding this role. Therefore I’m delighted to inform you that the British Triathlon Time To Listen training for Club Welfare Officers in the Northeast is now ready to be implemented.

The course will take place on Saturday 17th March 2012 from 10am until 1pm at Durham University.  Please find attached the poster and application form.

The workshop has been adapted for triathlon and uses practical examples and case studies to enable you to fully understand your role in the club environment and how you can effectively safeguard young people in your care.

Please encourage all club welfare officers to attend this 3 hour course.  You can find more details below.

What is Time to Listen?

Time to Listen (TTL) is a three hour interactive workshop.  It was originally developed by the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and has been adapted to be specific to Triathlon.

What is covered on a TTL workshop?

The workshop offers delegates the opportunity to discuss a range of topics in a friendly and informal environment.  The tutors delivering these workshops are experienced in this subject and are familiar with Triathlon’s policy and procedures.  The workshop builds on basic awareness and focuses on practical ideas for implementation.

Subjects covered during the workshop include:

·         What is an ‘aware’ club?

·         Your role as a Welfare Officer

·         Supporting clubs and putting safeguards in place

·         British Triathlon’s reporting procedures

·         Core legislation, government guidance and the national framework for child protection

·         The role and responsibilities of the statutory agencies and how British Triathlon Procedures fit with these

The workshop is designed to give you confidence and support in your role and there will be plenty of chance to talk to other people in a similar position and share your experience and good practice.

What resources will you receive?

Delegates on the workshop will receive the following resources in addition to the content delivery:

·         One TTL reader (resource booklet)

·         An attendance certificate

Who should attend?

‘Time to Listen’ is aimed at Welfare Officers and people who have a designated welfare role within the club.

F4L Coaching is proud to be part of a group organising the first ever Alnwick Kids Triathlon.



This all inclusive event designed for children of all abilities aged up to 14 years – will also have a ‘Jelly Tots’ participation event (under 8’s) where parents responsible for children completing the course…

Click here for more information and to download an entry form

Here at Tri Northern Pulse we have decided that the logo advertising the junior section of triathlon within the North East region, really needs updating….(do you agree?)

(The current logo)

* Calling all North East junior triathletes – we need your help! *

Do you think that you can design a better logo than the current one? If so then why not hone in on your artistic skills and let us know. The winning logo will replace the old logo and the winner will also receive a goody bag courtesy of Triathlon England too!

Entrants, both male and female must be aged between 8 and 16 and must reside within the North East region. All we ask is that the logo is triathlon related and features the words ‘North East Junior Triathlon’ in it. For inspiration, perhaps look at the logo for London 2012 Olympic Games?

Entries are open now and the closing date will be 6 February. We will accept hand drawn images (however you will have to scan them in and email them to us) or computer made images. All images should preferably be in jpeg format.

To enter and get involved, please email Tri Northern Pulse at:

We cant wait to see what the new logo will be – Good luck everyone!

(Please include your name and club (if you are with a club) with your entry – we will contact the winning entrant within a week after the closing date).