Based in Glossop Derbyshire, the Triathlon Club started in 2013. Training focuses on all three disciplines but also includes fitness training and open water swimming. For £15 a month full membership members are entitled to join as many of the weekly sessions as they wish. Summer Openwater Swim membership is also available. Club members train for events other than triathlons and participate in fell running, road races, cycling sportive, Park run, SwimRun and the Great Swims.
Glossop Triathlon Club are currently running our Winter Training Schedule through the week for all our monthly paying members (£15/month). Please contact us if you wish to Pay as You Go.
Tuesday - Run Training is provided via Glossopdale Harriers and is organised under their Club systems and Risk Assessments. Starting at various locations around Glossop these sessions are run for all abilities and include pace setting, VO2 max, pyramid and hill reps to improve pacing and stamina across all distances.
Wednesday - Turbo Training (winter) Indoors at Glossopdale school. Sets are designed and delivered by our coaches to maximise your cycling potential so you see the benefits in the summer season.
Wednesday - Social cycle (summer) From beginners to more experienced. We ride together around the Glossop area and no-one gets left behind.
Thursday - Lane Swimming Autumn/Winter sessions for monthly members only
Sunday evening - Pool Swim Training in Glossop Pool where the Club has access to all 4 lanes and caters for all abilities in structured coached sessions. These work on technique drills, pacing, sprint and endurance. Using personal times (Critical Swim Speeds) the sessions are designed so members can train at their own optimum level throughout the 1 hour session.
Weekend social runs/cycles - Often our club activators or other club members organise social cycles and runs on the weekends for all to attend.
TOWS@Combs - June 2021
Due to the damage in August 2019 to the dam at our regular swim location - Toddbrook Reservoir - the Club needed to relocate. We have now gained our licence and BTF insurance to run organised swim sessions in Combs Reservoir. These will start in June 2021.
TOWS@Combs is availble to members, only via a booking system. This is a requirement of our insurance. Please contact the Club to become a member. Summer Openwater Swim (TOWS) Membership is available at the monthly fee (£15) or as Pay-as-You-Go for £7.50 cash per booked session. The PaYGo fee covers the costs for the openwater session (£5.00) plus a membership element to the Club (£2.50).
TOWS@Combs is run on a voluntary basis by friendly trained safety volunteers on the water and land based spotters, with a checking in and out process. Our safety procedures and risk assessments are reviewed every year and water quality testing is undertaken regularly.
To join us on the 400m marked course you need to be able to swim 400m unaided in a swimming pool and be over 16. A 750m course is also available depending on water temperature and safety cover.
You will need to wear a brightly coloured swim hat for visibility and to wear a wet suit. If you prefer to swim in 'skins' (no wet suit) you must wear a recognised tow float (Swim Safe or similar). Download the full Tow-the-line guidelines. Juniors (over 12) may be allowed with adult supervision - please contact us.
TOWS is run on a not-for-profit basis with all proceeds going towards hire of Combs Sailing Club, Canal & Rivers Trust licence, car parking, equipment and safety training, or is available to GTC to develop training and other Club facilities.
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