Welcome to the Vale Tridents Junior Triathlon Club A junior triathlon club for 8 - 16 year olds

Vale Tridents Junior Triathlon Club is a club for junior triathletes based in Faringdon, Oxon.

About Us

The club offers a professional approach to improve the overall techniques and fitness of the athletes across all three disciplines (Swimming, Cycling and Running), with a big emphasis on FUN!

We have Level 1 and Level 2 Triathlon Coaches and run regular training sessions every Saturday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm at Faringdon Leisure Centre .

Each week training consists of an hour of either running or cycling or both, followed by an hour of swimming.  All cycling practice takes place off-road.

Vale Tridents Junior Triathlon Club is affiliated to British Triathlon England and we are TRIMARK CLUB BRONZE accredited.


Joining Us

We welcome new members aged between 8 and 16 .  You don't need to have any participated in any triathlons before however children wishing to join us must be able to swim (front crawl) their race distance in the time stated as unfortunately we cannot offer swimming lessons.  

​Tri-start (8yrs)    50m in 1min 30 sec
Ts1 (9-10yrs)      150m in 4mins 30sec
Ts2 (11-12yrs)   200m in 5mins
Ts3 (13-14yrs)   300m in 6mins

If you'd like to know more, or would like to book a trial session, please email: valetridents@gmail.com

(please note that at certain times we do operate a waiting list).

Trials are held on the first Saturday of the month. Please get in touch to book your place.


About Triathlon

Triathlon is an exciting multi-sport consisting of a swim followed by a bike ride and then a run.

Races are continuous with no breaks between each discipline, with the clock starting when the competitor begins their swim and stopping at the end of the run.

Junior triathlon race distances vary with the competitor's age, and athletes compete with others of their own age.

There are many variations of triathlon include duathlons (run-cycle-run) and aquathlon (swim-run) events.



Please be aware that we have members with a peanut allergy.  Please refraing from bringing anything to training which contains NUTSThank you for your understanding.


We offer a number of ways to join and pay, please see the membership page for more details.