GO TRI Ponteland

Go Tri Ponteland – 2023

Following the success of last year’s events, Ponteland Tri will once again be hosting three GO-TRI events in 2023. These are very friendly, low-cost and popular events. The dates for these will be:

Wednesday 24th May, 21st June and 19th July @7pm.

GO TRI is an initiative launched by Triathlon England to provide people with the opportunity to take part in multisport events regularly and at a minimal cost. The events will be low key and therefore perfect for those wanting to give triathlon a go without the pressure of a full race event.

The aim of the events is for people to discover the sport and enjoying the achievement of finishing an event and believing that triathlon and its multi related distances is for them. For many who take part this will be there first entry into the sport and from there they will go onto standard club and commercial events already established on the calendar. The events will be short, easy to access and regular.

Wednesday Evening Go Tri events:

As with previous years the Go Tri’s for 2023 are all based at Ponteland leisure centre and will start at 19:00hrs on Wednesday evenings: Wednesday 24th May, 21st June and 19th July.

The cost per entry will remain at only £10. Team entries are allowed.

The minimum age for participants is 15 however, competitors who are currently 14 but will be 15 by 31st December 2023 can enter. The places available for each event are limited to 70 and therefore, pre-entry is required to avoid disappointment. Entry is available on the day unless sold out before hand.

Entries to all 3 events are now open and can be booked via the British Triathlon website here. Book your place quickly to avoid disappointment – these are always extremely popular events and usually sell out in advance. 

Event detail

Swim – 200m (8 lengths)

The swim participants will be set off at individual times and swim 2 lengths in each of the 4 lanes making in total an 8 length (200m) swim. Swimmers will start in lane 1, swim 2 lengths then duck under the lane ropes to lane 2. In lane 2 they will swim 2 lengths then duck under the lane ropes to lane 3. This is then repeated in lane 3 and 4 as illustrated below.

Bike route

The route will be sign posted with large yellow signs with black direction arrows.

Run Route

Please ensure you are familiar with the route and follow the red and white Go Tri signs placed around the route. Please follow the highway code at all times.

A copy of the event rules can be found here.

Parking will be at Ponteland Leisure Centre, please arrive no later than 6.30pm to listen to the pre-event briefing.

Marshals will be present to make sure the entrance to the leisure centre is kept clear of traffic for the safety of the participants.

We are always keen to enlist the help of volunteers for these events as without their help, these events would not take place. If you would like to help volunteer, please contact Mick at gotri@pontelandtri.org.uk.

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Club Open Evening & Couch to 5km 🛋️

We will be hosting our annual open evening on Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 7pm at Ponteland Leisure Centre car park.

This will also be the start of our popular couch to 5km sessions, which will finish with our summer club handicap in June.

If you are interested in joining our club to meet new people and improve your fitness there is no better time! 

We will have groups available for a wide variety of paces including a beginners session, so there is something for everyone.

If you wish to join our couch to 5km sessions, you need to sign up via our membership form.

If you would like more information please contact chair@pontelandrunners.org.uk

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