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Wiggles




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Hertfordshire Tri Clubs Reply with quote

Hello everyone, brand new to site so excuse any posting etiquette I'm breaking. I'm a novice triathlete having completed just a couple Olympics and am taking on a 70.3 This august. I'm also new to Hertfordshire and spotted two tri clubs, Tri-force and Trident.
As I'm new to area I'm looking for a club that is quite social with a decent gang who do structured training but also go out on 'social' rides and runs at weekend. Also work in London so later training sessions suit.
Anyone know the difference between the two clubs (standards, age groups, socialising etc?)? Where in Hertfordshire they train? It's a bit tricky to tell from websites where things happen and what the feel of the club is.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would contact them both, go along and speak to the coaches and athletes and make a decision based on where you feel you will get the most out of your time depending on your needs....other clubs are also available...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Tri-Force do stuff in St Albans and Hertfordshire Sports Village, not surer about the other one.

There's also Hampstead Tri Club which should be halfway between work and home depending on your train line.

Depending on what you and looking for, you could always go to separate swim, bike or run clubs.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Wiggles

Where abouts in Herts are you? I live in Bushey but i go to a swim session at David Lloyd in Hatfield. They do wed and fri 6am swim sessions and i think its followed by a tri specific session. I just do the swim on wed mornings as i need to be back for work for 8am. There seem to be quite a few tri sessions going on there. You do have to be a DL member though.

Good luck with it anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pip

If you're in Bushey why don't you join Jetstream? They even train at St Margaret on a Wednesday evening - certainly closer than Hatfield.

You can even be a member of more than 1 club at a time if you want to race for a specific club.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a member of Tri Force, but there are other clubs in Hertfordshire (Freedom Tri springs to mind). I think location is reasonably important - Hertfordshire is reasonably big and depending on where you are based you could be 45 mins from the sessions.

Tri Force is based around St Albans/Hatfield as Jgav said. It's very social and pretty good value in my opinion. In terms of standard, I would say most members are doing it for fun/social/keeping in shape rather than being massively competitive. There are some fast people, but they tend to mainly train on their own (although by being a member you'll probably come into contact with them and could then arrange to meet up separately).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Hertfordshire Tri Clubs Reply with quote

Wiggles wrote:
Hello everyone, brand new to site so excuse any posting etiquette I'm breaking. I'm a novice triathlete having completed just a couple Olympics and am taking on a 70.3 This august. I'm also new to Hertfordshire and spotted two tri clubs, Tri-force and Trident.
As I'm new to area I'm looking for a club that is quite social with a decent gang who do structured training but also go out on 'social' rides and runs at weekend. Also work in London so later training sessions suit.
Anyone know the difference between the two clubs (standards, age groups, socialising etc?)? Where in Hertfordshire they train? It's a bit tricky to tell from websites where things happen and what the feel of the club is.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Hi there,
I am from Bedfordshire and have had alot to do with both clubs. Tr-Force are a great club and hold some great events. Trident I believe is the most recent name for "Freedom Tri \ TriSports \..... ". Again, a good club but over the two my personal preference is Tri Force.
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pip




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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey DrClean, thanks for the info but i go to a running club (Watford joggers) on wed nights so the wed morning swim session works well with timings.
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