Triathlon England has launched a brand new initiative called ‘GO TRI’ aimed at getting more people involved in triathlon.
The project consists of informal, easy-to-access events and a triathlon training element that offers bespoke support for those looking to take their first multisport challenge.
During 2014 over 150 GO TRI events were delivered by event organisers and clubs nationwide, alongside scores of leisure centres offering triathlon-specific training sessions. The training sessions can be enjoyed independently or used to enable new participants to feel ready for their first GO TRI event, which have distances starting from 100m swim, 2.5k bike and 1k run.
Within www.gotri.org you can search for GO TRI events and training sessions as well as have access to a range of useful guides giving handy tips for first-timers. There is also an area where you can log your triathlon training, earn reward badges and share your experiences socially. Registration and use of these services is free. Tri Review has tried out the site and although it’s early days with events and training sessions yet to be fully uploaded, it seems like a great resource for athletes.
The GO TRI team will be joining Triathlon England Membership staff at the Triathlon Show: London on 12-15 February and are planning a national triathlon participation weekend named the GO TRI 1000 on 25/26 April with the aim to inspiring 1,000 new triathletes into our sport across one dedicated weekend.