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About the Club

Farnham Triathlon Club caters for all ages and ability levels of triathlete in the Farnham area (North East Hampshire and West Surrey). We have over 260 members of whom over 25% are women and 15% are youth. We now have a wide variety of ages ranging from 8 to 60+. We aim to provide a safe, welcoming environment for the enjoyment of triathlon.

We have regular coached sessions consisting of swimming sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings as well as Sunday mornings. During the winter we have coached turbo training on a Thursday night and a coached run session on a Sunday morning after swimming. In the summer we have a coached run session on Tuesday evenings before swimming. As a club member you will receive two regular weekly e-mails regarding all the training sessions taking place in the coming days.

In the 'off season' we convert to racing in a number of related sports such as road and cross-country running (taking part in a local Sunday league), mountain biking, duathlons (run-bike-run) and aquathlons (swim-run).

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We also have regular non-coached sessions such as long bike rides on Saturday mornings and occasional Sundays as well as other run and bike sessions. Few manage to go to all these sessions each week, but many of us are regulars to some of these sessions in a week.

Although we train in the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running all year round, the main triathlon race season only lasts from April through to October. In this period, as well as racing triathlons, we have members taking part in road races (running), cycle time-trials, cycle road races as well as triathlon relay races.

As one might expect, we are affiliated to Triathlon England (TE) which is a member of the British Triathlon Federation (BTF). We are also affiliated to the Cycle Time Trials (CTT formerly RTTC) and England Athletics. This means that members can race in road time-trials as well as enter road running races at reduced rates.

Farnham Triathlon Club has achieved British Triathlon Federation Clubmark accreditation. (Awarded 2007).

Farnham Triathlon Club has achieved British Triathlon Federation Starmark accreditation. (Awarded 2005).


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Sport England Clubmark describes the development and accreditation scheme that Sport England has created in partnership with national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) to recognise and accredit clubs that are committed to providing a quality club and with a safe and fun environment for children and young people.

To gain accreditation, clubs must fulfil criteria in the areas of:

Achievement of the criteria indicates that the Club has reached a minimum level of standards and is recognised by triathletes, sports professionals and the community as a quality Triathlon Club.