My First Triathlon – Training Day

Woo!!  Exciting times…

The team have been busy behind the scenes and prepping to host our first ever training day specifically designed to get you through your first triathlon.  Well done to Becca and Euan for developing this.


The day will run through everything you need to remember come race day – and also what to avoid in  mix of practical and tutor-led sessions.

It’s on 18th March, at the Tennis Centre, 10:30-17:00.

10 spots will go to the Try a Tri team, and a maximum of 12 more for anyone else that might be interested, so feel free to share with non-members too.

Full details and entry here:  ENTER HERE!


Duathlon Autumn Kickstarter Results

Race 1 of the 2017-18 Duathlon Series got off to a warm, dry start – and with no wind!  What was going on?!  Thankfully our friends in the Highways Dept. managed to save the day with some last-minute traffic lights plonked on the Coast Road.  No-one minded one bit as they had a little wait at the red lights, and there wasn’t any chuntering – no Sireee.

Despite this, there was some great racing with Mark Benson returning once more from Tri Lakeland to claim the men’s win, from UTC’s Kie and Mike .  In a very keenly contested women’s race, UTC’s Amy Whelan came out on top with a strong second run to edge Lucy into 2nd.

All the results below.

OCT 2017 DUATHLON.xlsx

Roll on 26 November for Race 2: the Winter Warmer…





UTC Cake Ride!!

You like to ride your bike, right??

You like to eat cake, right??!
That can only mean one thing – CAKE RIDE!!!

  • Saturday 16th September 2017
  • Meet 9.05 am – Leisure Centre


This is a social ride for all our members, with the focus on getting some gentle miles in the legs at the end of the season – and cake.

Two routes planned – probably via the Bluebird at Coniston – with a bail out option after the cake stop, and potentially  two different routes to get there on offer. All standards of rider very welcome.


Did I mention there will be cake??.

Get on it!



A fantastic afternoon of racing in the grottiest of weather; battling wind and rain…

Well done to all our competitors and hardy marshals in toughing it out, especially those that chose today as their first ever triathlon experience.   We even had a dead heat.  AMAZING!!

There were some extremely tight results and considering the weather, some great times too.  Well done everyone!

Special mention to our winners: guests Sarah Atkinson and Jasmine Dean in the Ladies Long and Short Course events (Jasmine’s first ever triathlon at 16!), and Mike Gregory & Captain Steve Tyson – in a dead heat with Steven Dobson, brought it home for UTC in the Men’s races.

Full results here:

Sept 2017 UTC Triathlon Timings


Want to cheer on your club mates, but too many events to keep track of…?  Wondering which events to have a go at and keep track of them in your own calendar??

No problem, Julie and Annaliese have done some hard yakka and prepared a calendar of races across the season which you can then download to your own phone/tablet/whatever…

Entered one that’s not on here, let us know at

All the deets are here…


Try a Tri 2018

UTC is laying on another round of  Try a Tri for 2018!

This time we’re giving it full beans – with a winter start and over a longer training period – leading up to the early season UTC Triathlon in May 2018.

So if you or anyone you know is interested in getting into sport, or trying something different (as long as it’s triathlon!), come along and give it a go.  We’ve all had to start somewhere and there’s room for everyone in our welcoming club, with brilliant coached sessions!


Everyone is welcome – the perfect Christmas present!!  £50 gets you so much – see the link below for full details and to sign someone up!

Sessions start from 15th January with training costs, entry to the Tri and a free UTC t-shirt included.  Bargain!

Details and link to registration here:    SIGN UP HERE!

Duathlon 5 cancelled

Unfortunately Race 5 in the Winter Duathlon series (26/2/17) has had to be cancelled due to issues outside the Club’s control.  We will look at whether this can be re-arranged in due course and apologise to all entrants and marshals.  Refunds will be issued or the opportunity to roll forward to the next event.


A bumper crowd (standing room only!) gathered at the club pub on Monday 16th Jan for the Club’s Annual General Meeting.

We’re very pleased elect a new Committee for 2017 – thanks to Duncan, Aimee, Siobhan, Rachel, Euan & Paul for stepping up.  Thanks also to those offering to remain in their positions for another year – Dan, Josh  & Cian.

Thanks to Chris, Macca and Becca for their service to the Club on the Committee, which I’m sure will continue behind the scenes.

All the slides from the night can be found here:   utc-agm