Frequently asked questions

Think you might like to get into Triathlon but not quite sure what it's about? You're not alone! Have a look below to some of the common questions we get asked. If you've got a question of your own, drop us a line on info@northantstri.co.uk


Do you only do triathlons?

Absolutely not, Whilst we are branded triathlon, we do take part in other multi-sport activites under British Triathlon, these include? Duathlons, Aquathons, Aquabike and Triathlons. Every year you will see a lot of members taking part in single or multi discispline events, the can cover anything from mud runs, to mountain biking to marathon swimimg: some for competing but mostly for fun.


Do I need to be fit?

No! A good positive attitude is all that is needed. Whether you are training for your first 5k run or to PB at your next event, training with a group of people is a really good motivator - working together, developing freindships and having fun is where the spirit of the club lies.


Do I need a bike ?

Certainly to race in a triathlon, yes! However if you do not yet own one,  we can usually find a spare for you to borrow or recommned where to hire or buy locally; you will however need a helmet: it is compulsory to ride with a helmet at any session.


Do I need a Wetsuit?

No, some races dont use wetsuits, some do, it all depends on your goals. We do however have a whole stock of wetsuits for you to hire.


Can I do a taster session before I join the club?

Absolutely. If you’d like to try out one of our training sessions before committing to join the club you can do this free of charge. Take a look at our weekly training schedule and decide which session you’d like to attend.


How do I book a taster session?

Contact info@northantstri.co.uk


I've done a taster session and now want to join , how do I become a full member?

After completing the taster session you can very easily upgrade your membership through our Member pages; create an account, go to membership packages, click the approprite package and follow the instructions.


I’m a beginner, is the club for me?

Yes! We’re a friendly club and cater to a mix of abilities – so if you’re new to triathlon please let your coach know and we will place you with the ability and skills set to suit you.


I have a physical limitation – can I join ?

We are an open and inclusive club and try our best to accommodate everyone. If you are interested in the club and and have a physical limitation or other issue that would need to be taken into account, please contact our Head Coach via info@northantstri.co.uk to discuss.


Got another question?

If there's anything else you'd like to find out about drop us an email info@northantstri.co.uk