‘New To Triathlon Training Programme’

by Rose Barrett

Fingal Triathlon Club launched an eight week ‘New To Triathlon Training Programme’ earlier this week, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to try a triathlon or duathlon.

Triathlon is a three-sport event comprising swimming, cycling and running, in that order; duathlon is running and biking and participants can opt to train for different distances. To run over eight weeks, the programme commenced on Monday last, but participants can take up the programme at any time.

Fingal Triathlon Chairperson Bernie McNally said: “Triathlon is for everyone and we want to encourage interested persons to commit to the eight week training programme. We will nurture them through it – it’s a great way to get fit, meet new people and to challenge yourself while having great fun outdoors.”

Training will be held at various locations around the Fingal area with different sessions throughout the eight-weeks, comprising of weekly coached training sessions, strength and conditioning, cycling, swimming and track running. Cost is €20 for the eight-week programme; additional fees may apply if swimming pool sessions are included.

“You don’t need any fancy equipment for the training sessions, just runners, swimming togs, goggles, a bike and we’ll help you with the rest” McNally added. To register, email: [email protected] or view www.fingaltri.ie

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