About Guernsey Tri Club

Some may have lots of fancy kit, but we are a friendly bunch. Our events are open to everyone, no matter what standard or level of fitness you are, will always be made to feel welcome. 

Club Coaching Sessions and Providers

Feel free to join us on any of our training sessions, if the set times don't suit you, then visit our Facebook Page, there will always be a friendly face to keep you company!

Swimming:

Friday sea swimming starts in May. Also swimming group lessons at Beau Sejour, contact Beau Sejour Swim school for details.

There are many other Ad Hoc training sessions taking place across all three disciplines, perhaps join the club Facebook group (closed group) to discover more about these. 

Cycling:

There are groups that meet up and cycle on a Wednesday morning. If you can't make this, we recommend you post on our Facebook Page. There is always a friendly Guernsey Tri Club member out on the road, happy to have company.  Guernsey Tri Club Facebook Page

Running:

We join the GIAAC for running training. Please look at their website to find out when and where they meet. Friendly and inclusive Sessions for all abilities.

Coached sessions

Tri Fitness and the Tri Fitness factory offer one:one coaching plans, coached sessions for triathlon as well as general strength and conditioning and personal training sessions. See their website

Try a Tri Guernsey offer coached running, swimming, strength & conditioning session. See their website for details. Performance Coach & Traithlete Amy Critchlow offers tailored tri-athlon training plans.

 

Club Sponsorship

Ana Leaf Foundation

CONSTITUTION & LBG

To view the club constitution click here

To download a copy of Guernsey Triathlon Club LBG   

certificate of incorporation click here

To download a copy of Guernsey Triathlon Club LBG 

 memorandum and articles of incorporation click here

The History of the Guernsey Triathlon Club

 

We have two versions of how the club was formed. In Guernsey (it sometimes takes us a while to catch on) a similar group of athletes had heard about the new sport of Triathlon which was now spreading around the globe. A few local individuals had travelled to events in the U.K. and taken part in 'challenge' events between themselves.

 

The official version is this …… In 1987 a group of 12 local Police Officers decided to put on a Triathlon event to raise money for charity. In October of that year the first organised event was held at Beau Sejour Leisure center, with the local Officers swimming 1000 metres in the pool, Cycling around the island coast road (about 24 miles) and running 6 miles, in the process raising several thousand pounds and the profile of the sport in Guernsey. On the back of this successful event a meeting was held at Beau Sejour a couple of months later, attended by about 40 people, the decision was made from there to form the Guernsey Triathlon Club.

 

The second version was sent from Tony Veilliard who had a slightly different memory of how the club was formed.

 

"My memory of the forming of the Guernsey Triathlon club is different from that on your website. There were 6 of us from Guernsey who went over Guernsey who went over to Jersey to compete in the Jersey triathlon in1987: The late Patrick Read, Martyn Baudins (who was a policeman), Bob Duquemin, Steve Taylor, Tony Veillard (me) and another whose name I cannotremember but he was from Scandanavia. (Bob and I had competed in the 1986Jersey On the boat on the way back we discussed forming a Guernsey Triathlon club and on the back of that we organised a meeting with that intention which was held in the upstairs bar at Beau Sejour. The first committee was appointed of which Pat was president, Martyn was Secretary and I was Treasurer and Bob was a committee member.”

 

We like both versions! What we do know for a fact is that we are grateful to the original gang as since 1988 the Guernsey Triathlon Club the club has grown and thrived. We now have a full calendar of events, currently running a Winter Duathlon Series, a pool based 'Novice' Triathlon and a Summer Triathlon Series as well as the popular biannual Guernsey Granite Man 1/2 Iron distance event.

 

Triathletes from Guernsey have raced in countries all around the world, at all levels, from complete beginer, to World Championships, from the smallest events, right up to ironman. Like most sports clubs the number of members fluctuates, but at present there is a strong pool of interest. Long may it continue...

 

GTC Constitution & General Rules

1. The object of the Club is to promote and encourage the sport of triathlon through:

2. providing an environment in which people can meet to train for and compete in triathlons, duathlons and multi-sport events     irrespective of age, ability and sex, and by organising regular competitions;

3. maintaining a club register whereby members can contact training companions;

4. providing access to specialist advice in all aspect of the sport;

5. developing membership of the Club, and

6. organising social events to benefit the Club and encourage an atmosphere in which people of similar ideals and interests can     meet to discuss any aspect of the sport.