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The tri squad committee have taken to difficult decision to cancel the 2017 ERC Tri Festival that was planned for September at Lochore Meadows. 
 
There were a combination of factors that fed into this decision, with the final one being the fact that the new Lochore Park Centre won't be completed until October/November this year. Designing a safe course around a construction site, particularly involving the kids race, was something we felt uncomfortable with. 
 
We plan to be back with a refreshed event in 2018 at Lochore.
 
Thanks to those of you who offered support for the event and sorry for any disappointment.

 

Congratulations Penny Rother - British Triathlon Coach of the year.

Thanks to everyone for coming and racing with us at Lochore Meadows in the 2016 ERC Triathlon Festival,  which included the The Scottish Water National Standard Distance Championship.

Result available on the timing company website: http://www.stuweb.co.uk/events/2016/08/28/2539/

 

Read all about the Spring training weekend in Julien's report

 

The ERC Tri Squad is Edinburgh RC's multi-sport sub-section. We promote triathlon to all ages and abilities through a supportive and inclusive atmosphere. Whether you're a total beginner or racing competitively, we have lots to offer. The club is run by the members - everyone has the chance to get involved. Whether you aspire to be a top level coach, or to help collect the swim subs, you will also have something to offer the club!

2017 Info and Training Times »Open Water Swimming Guidelines »

Check out what our very active young triathletes are up to over on their page

 

Results from the 2015 ERC Tri Festival are available here: http://racetimingsolutions.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16269&RId=466

Lots of photos of the race are on Facebook

Training

Rosemary Byde, Wrynose Pass

Image: Rosemary Byde

Edinburgh RC has many qualified triathlon coaches, and runs regular training sessions, including at least three swimming sessions every week. All the coaches volunteer their time and members are welcome to suggest and help organise new sessions. In addition, every year we organize popular triathlon-specific training week-ends, we have monthly 'Saturday sessions' for skill development, brick sessions and more. Check the What's On? page for the latest times and locations. This year you can pay for your annual swim fees online using EntryCentral: pay for your annual swim fees or your 2-month blocks.

Racing

Triathlete swimming

Image: Jo Tennant

Racing can be fun and rewarding, as well as a great way to make sure you keep attending those training sessions! We encourage members of all abilities to take part in races and ERC regularly fields a large team entry in triathlons and duathlons across Scotland. Our members compete at all levels of competition, from local events to international and World Championship level. Each year ERC Tri Squad has a club handicap championship where you accumulate points by racing and improving on your own previous results. Many races are listed on EntryCentral.com.

Events

ERC Triathlete finishing a race

Image: Bob Marshall

ERC club members organise various multi-sport events, including triathlons, duathlons and aquathons. In 2017, we again helped our friends at Edinburgh Racing with The Bruce Open Water Sprint at Lochore Meadows Country Park on June the 11th. We organized the ERC Triathlon Festival, also at Lochore, in August. Details of current club triathlon activities are posted on the What's on? page, and social activities are organized through the erctrisquad Yahoo! group and mailing list. Join the mailing list by sending an e-mail to erctrisquad-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Triathlon section of the website maintained by Mitchell Fraser - e-mail him at johnmitchellfraser [ dot ] at yahoo [dot] co [dot ] uk.

News

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  • Tri Coaches and Committee

    Here are photos of our current coaches and committee members, so that you know who to approach at our sessions if you have any questions.

  • Swim subs payments

     

    We currently offer 4 coached swim sessions per week.

    Members can pay for our swim sessions annually or in two-month blocks.  

    Annual: https://www.entrycentral.com/ercannualswim

    Two month block: https://www.entrycentral.com/ercswimblock

     

     

    Members and guests can pay for individual sessions on the night: £4 for adults and £1 for under 18s.

  • ERC Triathlon Festival
    ERC Triathlon Festival

     The tri squad committee have taken to difficult decision to cancel the 2017 ERC Tri Festival that was planned for September at Lochore Meadows.
     
    There were a combination of factors that fed into this decision, with the final one being the fact that the new Lochore Park Centre won't be completed until October/November this year. Designing a safe course around a construction site, particularly involving the kids race, was something we felt uncomfortable with.
     
    We plan to be back with a refreshed event in 2018 at Lochore.

    The tri squad committee have taken to difficult decision to cancel the 2017 ERC Tri Festival that was planned for September at Lochore Meadows. 
     
    There were a combination of factors that fed into this decision, with the final one being the fact that the new Lochore Park Centre won't be completed until October/November this year. Designing a safe course around a construction site, particularly involving the kids race, was something we felt uncomfortable with. 
     
    We plan to be back with a refreshed event in 2018 at Lochore.
    The tri squad committee have taken to difficult decision to cancel the 2017 ERC Tri Festival that was planned for September at Lochore Meadows. 
     
    There were a combination of factors that fed into this decision, with the final one being the fact that the new Lochore Park Centre won't be completed until October/November this year. Designing a safe course around a construction site, particularly involving the kids race, was something we felt uncomfortable with. 
     
    We plan to be back with a refreshed event in 2018 at Lochore.
    The tri squad committee have taken to difficult decision to cancel the 2017 ERC Tri Festival that was planned for September at Lochore Meadows. 
     
    There were a combination of factors that fed into this decision, with the final one being the fact that the new Lochore Park Centre won't be completed until October/November this year. Designing a safe course around a construction site, particularly involving the kids race, was something we felt uncomfortable with. 
     
    We plan to be back with a refreshed event in 2018 at Lochore.
    The tri squad committee have taken to difficult decision to cancel the 2017 ERC Tri Festival that was planned for September at Lochore Meadows. 
     
    There were a combination of factors that fed into this decision, with the final one being the fact that the new Lochore Park Centre won't be completed until October/November this year. Designing a safe course around a construction site, particularly involving the kids race, was something we felt uncomfortable with. 
     
    We plan to be back with a refreshed event in 2018 at Lochore.

     

    Result from 2016 are available here: http://www.stuweb.co.uk/events/2016/08/28/2539/

     

     

     

     

     

  • Triathlon training weekend
    Triathlon training weekend

    The 2016 Edinburgh RC Tri Squad Spring training weekend will be from Fri 22nd of April until Sunday the 24 of April.

    We'll have Bed and Breakfast accomodation at Heriot Watt University in Galashiels.  Everyone will have their own en-suite room and we'll have a large communal space for indoor sessions and for eating lunch and dinner together.

    Gala pool is booked for Friday evening and Sunday morning.

    We'll have a track session on Saturday afternoon.

     

     

  • Juniors Triathlon
    Juniors Triathlon

    ERC youth triathletes meet every Sunday at the Royal Commonwealth Pool from 8am for a swim followed by run and/or bike session on Arthur's seat from 9-10am.

    Book on Entry Central now

  • Triathlon mailing list
    Club members interested in multi-sport activities are encouraged to join the erctrisquad mailing list by subscribing to erctrisquad-subscribe@yahoogroups.com, or keep track of multisport related emails at erctrisquad

More Information

Check the What's on? diary page for details of club activities.

Please read the Frequently asked questions page for answers to common queries, or contact the Triathlon Co-ordinator for more information.

Ask a question, buy and sell bike stuff or catch up on the latest event reports on the Edinburgh RC forums.

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