08 July 2016

Stoke Mandeville Tri Club gives valuable training support

Local charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care is set to put on its annual RAF HaltonBike Transition Point Triathlon event on Sunday 31 July this year. Returning with an additional Duathlon option, the event has something to suit everyone: the Mini Olympic consisting of a 600m swim, 34.5km cycle and 5km run; the Super Sprint involving a 300m swim, 23km cycle and 5km run or the Duathlon which is a 5km run, 23km cycle and another 5km run.

Triathlons are a test of endurance, stamina and strength and can require quite rigorous training for those who take part in them. For the last three years, the Stoke Mandeville Tri Club have offered their help to get participants ready to compete in the event and this year they have kindly offered a special training package, allowing entrants to train with the club up to six weeks before the event takes place.

David Brown, Managing Director and Head Coach at SM Tri Club said: “Stoke Mandeville Triathlon Club (SM Tri) have been working with Rennie Grove and the RAF Halton Triathlon now for three years. As well as a great local event and an important cause, it was also the first race for many of our athletes when we first launched as a club.”

Taking part in any physically enduring event can sometimes be overwhelming, particularly when they consist of three types of physical exertion. David at SM Tri understands that concern: “Your first triathlon can be a daunting affair without a bit of help and guidance,” he said.  “Therefore SM Tri have launched a special package this year, allowing entrants to train with the club for six weeks for the cost of a month’s membership. This includes training sessions in all three disciplines as well as strength and conditioning. We will also be running a special session on Training for Transition and Ride the Route, allowing non-members to ride the bike course with members of the club. Our goal is to give you the best support we can to get you race ready.”

For more information on training with the friendly club, contact David or Louise at info@smtri.co.uk or visit www.smtri.co.uk. Register to take part in the RAF Halton Triathlon and Duathlon by going to www.renniegrove.org/rafhaltontri and read more about how your sponsorship will help Rennie Grove care for more local families affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, through its 24/7 responsive hospice at home service.