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Inspired by Glasgow 2014?

Written by Fiona August 05 2014

The hope is that the Commonwealth Games 2014 will inspire many people to go out and take up sport or improve in the sport they already enjoy. It’s the Glasgow 2014 legacy thing.

While spectating at the extremely exciting Glasgow 2014 triathlon events I heard many others talking about how little they previously knew about the sport – and how impressed they were by triathlon.

A Glasgow Triathlon Club member clearly enjoying taking part in a Scottish race.

A Glasgow Triathlon Club member clearly enjoying taking part in a Scottish race.

It would be great if more people had a go at triathlon, whether for fitness or to enjoy smaller, local events or to take it to the higher level of international competition. Triathlon is a great sport for all and for all ages.

One of the easiest ways to find out more about triathlon is to join a local club. See Triathlon Scotland and British Triathlon. I have also been sent information about other coached events.

Bike coaching for youths

British Cycling coach and coach educator, Chris Bryant, is leading a closed road cycling day for youngsters aged eight to 17. The event takes place at Ingliston, next to Edinburgh airport, in a fun and safe environment on Tuesday August 12, 2014 .

09:30-12:30 for 8-12 year olds

12:30-17:00 for 13-17 year olds

The cost is £10 for members and £15 for non-members, which includes an exclusive 2014 offer of eight months’ Triathlon Scotland membership for just £5.


Coached open water swimming

If you fancy trying open water swimming or want to improve, you can join a session on Saturday August 16, 2014, at Kenmore Beach, Loch Tay, Aberfeldy. Scotland’s only Swimsmooth coach, Alan Cardwell, will be running the coached swim sessions

It costs £10 to take part and wetsuits can be hired from Aquasphere at a cost of £15 for adults and £10 for children.

10:00-11:30 for absolute beginners (taster)

11:00-12:30 for experienced swimmers (advanced)

13:45-15:15 for improving swimmers (novice/intermediate)

14:45-16:15 for youth swimmers (8-16, all abilities)


UKCC Coaching Courses

And if you would like to help others to achieve their triathlon goals, why not become a coach? The Triathlon Scotland autumn coaching courses are now open for applications.

Level 1 Kinross: 20/21 Sep & 18 Oct

Level 1 Stirling: 25/26 Oct & 15 Nov

Level 2 Kinross: 5/6 Oct, 15/16 Nov, 1 Feb & 7 Mar

Details here:

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