Activator Award for Young People (14-17 years of age)

Are you interested in gaining skills and confidence to lead and assist in the delivery of your club’s training sessions?

If so, British Triathlon’s Activator Award for Young People could be right for you – a course is planned for Saturday 24th March 2018, venue to be confirmed, and you need to be a member of British Triathlon to take part.

Young Activators will develop the skills to:

  • Assist a coach with the set up and running of club activities.
  • Lead sessions under the supervision of a coach or PE teacher. This might involve helping to organise an activity within a session i.e a transition skills challenge, leading the warm-up/warm down, splitting athletes into groups in preparation for the session.
  • Assist in wider club or school triathlon activities such as volunteering or helping to organise GO TRI events or other competitions.

For further information see the BTF website.  If you are interested in attending the course on the 24th March, please email the club at sytriathlon@yahoo.com with your BTF number to register your interest.

Since last year’s successful BTF Skills School, held in collaberation with SYtri, British Triathlon have organised 2 more skills school in Shropshire this year – those who came to the cycle focused day last year will know how good these sessions can be!

Skills School will be held on the following dates:

Saturday 24 March 2018 at Oswestry Leisure Centre for a swim based Skills School day. £15

Sunday 1 April 2018 at Shrewsbury Sports Village for a cycle focused day. £10

NB: The sessions are for juniors aged 9-16.

For more information go to the BTF website.

U11 Cross Country Championships

U11_BoysIeuan & Ollie represented SYtri juniors at the U11 Cross Country Championships, held at London Road Sports Field, Saturday 23rd April 2016. The boys ran really well in a competitive race, achieving good placings, and as always participated keenly, finishing with big smiles on their faces!Thanks to them both for taking part and supporting their club

Event Now Open…….

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The majestic town of Shrewsbury hosts the 2016 Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon. Now in its fith year, it has adapted to your needs and will be hoping to include family events as well. SYTri (Shrewsbury Triathlon Club) stage the event which provides a unique 500m (downstream-wetsuit required) river swim, followed by a fast 23K undulating bike course on country roads. Finishing with a 5K flat & fast traffic free run inside the showground (your supporters are never far away) on mixed surface paths. Excellent race for both beginners and experienced athletes looking for a PB!

The Quadrathlon includes a total 4.5km downstream and back paddle, following the swim and before the cycle leg. More information about the Quadrathlon can be found here

If your traveling to this event from out of town there are plenty of local hotels for you to look at or why not camp on site, further details are available here.
The ‘JT Hughes Hyhundai’ Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon 2016

Sunday 4th September 2016 09:00 – 15:00 (GMT)
County Showground
Berwick Road
Coton Hill
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 2PF
United Kingdom

Map and Directions

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Shropshire Young Athletes Series

Junior members attended the last race of the Shropshire Young Athletes Cross Country Series today, at Packwood Haugh School. Everyone worked really hard to negotiate a very muddy course – as always juniors were on hand to support and encourage each other.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the series – you’ve made your club proud!

Well done boys!!!

ArchieTom03Two of our youngest juniors (Archie & Thom) were flying the flag for SYTri at Burntwood Aquathlon, on Saturday 14th November.
They did really well and had lots of fun, even in the pouring rain.

Junior Sessions Survey

Tell-Us-What-You-ThinkWe are always trying to improve our junior sessions, and would like your input!

Please spend 5 minutes completing this SURVEY – it’s your chance to have a say about when sessions are run and what works best for your children!

The survey needs to be completed by Sunday 13th September.

Thank you for your help

SYTri Coaching Team

Dean’s dominate the Dojo at Park Run

Alfie (22:24) & Lillie Dean (27:06) come first in their respective age groups at this weeks Park Run….

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ITU World Triathlon Series – London 30th May

London triSounds very grand!

Nothing like jumping in at the deep end for your first proper adult triathlon! At the end of May, I took part in the Sprint event in Hyde Park, along with just over 1000 other men and women of all ages and abilities.

My race took part on Saturday afternoon, just 24 hours ahead of the real stars of the show – the Brownlees, Christensen!   What was really special was that the race course was very similar to the 2012 Olympic Triathlon; swim in the Serpentine and bike and run around Hyde Park itself.

London tri 2As you’d expect, the race was brilliantly organised and there were triathletes there from all over the world, even in the mass events.   I really enjoyed the swim and posted a good time (36th fastest competitor) and transition was good. My bike (22k) was a lot slower than some of the faster guys, but I was happy with my 5k run and my overall time left me in 148th place overall and the 4th in my age group.
The result was OK, I know now that I need to work hard on my cycling. However, it was wonderful to have completed the race injury free. It was a great experience, and I’d really recommend it to anyone, whatever his or her level. The beer at the end was very welcome (non alcoholic of course!)

Jack Thorpe

Junior Swim Party & Awards 2014/15

SYtri Junior Swim Party & Awards 2014/2015

We held our annual junior members party and awards presentation on Saturday 6th June, at The Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool. Members had a break from training and enjoyed an hour long fun session in the pool, before attending the awards presentations.
We were really pleased to be able to get together and show our appreciation to all SYtri juniors – we have wonderful club members who have put in a lot of effort over the year. Our triathletes are very supportive of each other and display good team spirit, as well as having fun!

Awards were given out for swim, bike & run, as well as, Junior Triathlete of the Year.

TriYearEve01Triathlete of the Year – Eve Lucas
Eve has represented SYtri well over the year, taking part in the Shrewsbury Duathlon, the Shropshire Cross Country Series & Darwin’s Challenge Aquathlon. She has also completed 24 park runs and has a personal best of 20.14, Eve is also now regular at the adult run track session on a Thursday evening were she keeps the adults on thier toes.

We have seen her confidence grow over the year, and with great determination and effort she has been rewarded with improved performances.

The other winners are

Ella Parry – Run Track
 Rob Hanmer – Run Track
 Jazmine Shirra – Swim
 Euan Rickerby – Swim
 Elka Webb – Bike Track
Joe Chamberlain – Bike Track