Upcoming New to Tri Programmes What is 'new to tri'?Most clubs around the country will organise an annual New to Tri programme that starts in early spring. This is an 8 - 10 week programme of training with a triathlon club for those new to triathlon. The programme will vary from club to club but generally you are taught all about triathlon, how to train, what gear you need/don't need, what happens on race day, how to handle the transition area, swimming - the list could go on!As you can see, these programmes are a valuable tool for the triathlon community and a great way for newcomers to get into the sport in a non-intimidating and inclusive way. It's a super way to make friends in your new sport, it's always good to have people you can call on for an after swim coffee or a Saturday cycle!Got a new to tri programme in your club? let us know!Here are some of the New to Tri programmes in the Dublin area that we have been made aware of. We would love to get more information on New to Tri Programmes at tri clubs around the country so that we can put together a directory.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a New to Tri Programme at your club and we will add it to our directory.Pulse triathlon clubNew to the sport of Triathlon? Keen to get some coached pool sessions under your belt before the season starts but don’t know where to start?Pulse Triathlon Club, (www.pulsetri.com) are delighted to offer you the opportunity to avail of a designated 6 week block of “New To Tri” coached swim sessions in Belvedere College (http://www.belvederecollege.ie/about-us/facilities-for-hire) starting on the 25th January 2018. You don’t have to be affiliated to Pulse Tri Club but places are limited and on a first come first serve basis. All we ask is that you have a minimum swim competency of being able to swim 50m unaided and have a Triathlon Ireland training licence. If you’re a proficient swimmer looking for extra pool time we’d be delighted to see you too.To book your place for the fantastic price of €50 simply e mail email@example.com and follow our instructions from there.Pulse Triathlon Club will be launching a full New to Tri Programme later in the Spring.Tritanium triathlon clubTriTanium Triathlon Club, a new club serving Dublin 15 and South East Meath (Clonee, Dunboyne, Ratoath, etc) are hosting a New to Tri Programme, see Programme poster below.For further information on Tritanium Triathlon Club you can visit their website here.belpark triathlon clubOur New to Tri Programme will take you from complete beginner to fully fledged triathlete in just 10 weeks!Our New to Tri programme is open to all those who are interested in completing their first triathlon in 2018 – no need to be nervous or worried, we’ll get you to the start and finish line! The programme is aimed at men and women aged 18+ who have never done a triathlon before. The training programme is also available for Belpark members as well as members from other clubs in the Dublin area.The programme begins on Saturday 27th January. It includes weekly coached sessions as well as a training program for additional sessions to ensure you build and improve on your fitness as the weeks progress. The final test will be a ‘Try-a-Tri’ race on the afternoon of Sunday, 1st of April before you officially become a triathlete.This is great value at just €80* for the 10 weeks, including the final race. For further information please see the Belpark website here. *All participants must also have 2018 membership of Triathlon Ireland, a basic non-race licence is required at minimum, at a cost of €25.